I'll even accept if they have Frost Bomb count as a DoT, so I can use the best trinkets with the bomb I want to use.
The level 90 talents are the only reason why I'm not planning on playing mage at all. I tried mage dps out on the PTR and it really annoyed me, really unpleasant :/
Well imo the talents are pretty allright, allthough RP has a huge position req. that could use a fix.
Another option is to just use a combination of Wushoolay's Final Choice, Cha-Ye's Essence of Brilliance and Volatile Talisman of the Shado-Pan Assault. Breath of the Hydra can't be that big of a dps increase.
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In before someone says "but this would make mages required!". No, they would be just as required as locks are now for healthstones and demonic (cheese mechanics) portal.
I would like it if they adjusted rune of power to be a buff that was gained by standing still instead of needing to place a rune(s) on the ground. This achieves a static caster model without the annoying casting, especially in raids where many players are grouping up on one tough to see spot.
I believe hunters had a similar skill at one point, I think it was called sniper training?
I wouldnt mind if it was a stacking buff based on time spent in the rune. that way if you had to leave the rune for whatever reason. you could try to get back to it while avoiding things, but attempt to still keep the stacks.
They really need to scrap the level 90 tier completely, it makes the Mage a misery to play and is the reason I moved to my Lock. Sadly I can't see them doing anything about it mid expansion. Whoever came up with these talents need to be fired!!! They must know the talents are hugely unpopular?
It would be nice to have them comment about their unpopularity at least. State the thinking behind them. At the moment it feels like getting ignored which makes this thing so much more unpleasant.
Side note, i keep hoping someone would get through to gc or someone on twitter with this problem. For some reason all the questions that get answered about mages make me want to punch the computer. I feel like only the most ridiculous and idiotic questions are getting addressed.
Maybe ask Lhiv to comment to GC.
Oh wait he didnt even raid once since MoP and like them o//
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So bubble and buff can be dispelled now, i guess that means invoc for pve and pvp. Not that casters will be viable in pvp this season.
Main's a lock, but throwing in my vote of support for killing the mage 90 tier. Might be the only talent tier in the game where everyone would prefer to not have to take any of the available options if they could.
I guess thats true. But for arenas and the like an invoc shouldn't be too hard to get off every minute and 15% buff is significant. Having said that tho with the power of most melee coming in 5.2 I don't see casters and significantly frost mages being viable (due to lots of range silences and reduced cd on snare breaks). I guess its going to be fire or gtfo.