Thread: Frost Vs Arcane

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    Frost Vs Arcane

    I rarely see a frost mage in raids, how much less dps are they doing that arcane ??\

    im currently a 490 item level arcane mage, is frost a competitive choice for me to spec in ???

    6 stack camping is boring for me so i want to know some opinions on frost

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    Frost on average definatly is competative at the moment.

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    Could you please confirm and/or explain your statment in more detail?

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    I just went back from an almost 2 month break and had to respec from fire, so i tested frost and arcane.

    I'm actually ilvl 483 and in a small guild that just killed Elegon nm.

    With simcraft, i sim at 83,5k dps as frost, and 95k as arcane with same gear but spec reforge. My dummies dps self-buff (without timewarp) i went from an average 61k as frost to 70k as arcane.

    I haven't been able to compare on all MV boss yet cause i just switched to arcane this week for elegon, but i did 157k dps on our kill yesterday as arcane, topping the meter by a good chunk (35k above the second dps) whereas on all the other fights as frost i was at the level of my mates.

    Arcane is the spec i appreciate the least of all 3, but for me there's really a nice boost in dps with it compared to frost. I think frost is competitive, but not optimal seen the gap with arcane.

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    Both are viable, Arcane does more. Really though I couldn't stand to oplay the no-AB, scorch weaving variant. It's so incredibly dull it drove me back to Frost which I find much more fun, dynamic and versatile.

    Thankfully in 5.2 they kill the scorchweaving build so may go back Arcane but to be honest I think I'm having too much fun as frost, and they're adding a few nice changes to it along with a few nerfs (better target switches/burst but less damage overall I think due to the Invo change). I'm hopeing Water Jet or whatever it was called (the water ele move) makes a come back for 5.2 as if I read rightly Freeze won't work on bosses anymore for the FoF proc.

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    Its fight dependant, some fights frost is better, some arcane. I play arcane for the majority atm. Stuff like Hc stone guards, Hc windlord, and Zorlok i use frost. when we start ambershaper hc i will prolly go frost there as well.

    But really they are so close that it should not matter.
    Last edited by stX3; 2013-01-08 at 12:58 AM.

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