Since I picked up wow again after a 2 year break, i've been reading up on everything possible for my mage class and the game itself. I've learnd how to maximize my DPS with stats, enchantments and gem choices etc. 1 think that i've been struggling to find a good answer to tho is talents. In what situation do you choose which talent.
I will list the talents and comment on when I think you are supposed to use this talent, compared to the others in the same tier. Please let me know if I understood things correctly, and if not, what I'm supposed to change.
PLEASE NOTE: This is for a raiding Fire mage.
PoM: I choose PoM if the fight does not require much movement. In a patchwerk-style fight, PoM provides the most DPS in this tier (Using Alter Time etc etc)
Scorch: If the fight requires you to move a lot, you choose scorch since its castable while moving.
Ice Floes: Never..?
Ice Barrier: Always
Blazing speed and Temporal Shield: Never
Situational from fight to fight. If there's 1 target that can and need to be CC'd, use Frostjaw. Otherwise I hang on to Ring of Frost for pretty much every fight. Im not sure if Ice Ward is ever a good choice.
I guess this is also a situational tier. I mainly use Cauterize for every fight. I'm not sure when Cold snap or Greater Invis should be priorotized. Perhaps some help here would be usefull.
Nether Tempest: Whenever there's 1 boss only to target and no adds, you choose this talent.
Living Bomb: When there's 2, maybe 3? targets in the bossfight, you chose Living bomb. Im not sure how many targets there should be to make Living Bomb worth taking over Nether Tempest. Please help me with this.
Frost Bomb: As a fire mage; Never?
Invocation: A fight that requires movement, you chose this talent.
Rune of Power: Any patchwerk-style fight were you require little to no movement, Rune of Power is a better choice over Invocation for maximum DPS.
Incanter's ward: Unless survival is extremley important (Currently I believe there are no such fights in MoP), this talent is useless compared to the others.
Now, if there's anything you see I've misunderstood or you would like to add, please let me know. Im aware of that most of these questions are noob questions, but I'd like a confirmation on that the information I've read on the internet are correct.
Thank you very much!