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    Mage specs in ToT

    I made some statistics using Raidbots data (all parses, last 2 months).

    10N (samples 89,840)

    Fire ..... 47.9% ..... (43,014)
    Frost .... 45.9% ..... (41,273)
    Arcane .... 6.2% ...... (5,553)

    10H (samples 17,047)

    Fire ..... 73.5% ..... (12,537)
    Frost .... 21.2% ...... (3,611)
    Arcane .... 5.3% ........ (899)

    25N (samples 47,643)

    Fire ..... 57.9% .... (27,609)
    Frost .... 33.4% .... (15,915)
    Arcane .... 8.6% ..... (4,119)

    25H (samples 23,844)

    Fire ..... 79.9% ..... (19,047)
    Frost .... 10.2% ...... (2,439)
    Arcane .... 9.9% ...... (2,358)

    25LFR (samples 40,580)

    Frost .... 53.9% ..... (21,877)
    Fire ..... 27.3% ..... (11,083)
    Arcane ... 18.8% ...... (7,620)


    There are a few things I don't understand:

    1) Arcane is ranked higher than Frost in all except LFR. Yet Frost has way more samples. Why?

    2) Arcane seems to be more popular in 25m raiding. Why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siniwelho View Post
    There are a few things I don't understand:

    1) Arcane is ranked higher than Frost in all except LFR. Yet Frost has way more samples. Why?

    2) Arcane seems to be more popular in 25m raiding. Why?
    1. Less poor-skilled players are playing Arcane, meaning its overall DPS will look higher.

    2. 25s allow players to ignore some mechanics. e.g., Horridon 25 has some players staying on the boss fulltime (especially Arcane Mages of all people) rather than needing literally every DPS on the adds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragon9870 View Post
    1. Less poor-skilled players are playing Arcane, meaning its overall DPS will look higher.

    2. 25s allow players to ignore some mechanics. e.g., Horridon 25 has some players staying on the boss fulltime (especially Arcane Mages of all people) rather than needing literally every DPS on the adds.
    This is precisely correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheoriesLA View Post
    This is precisely correct.
    I'm glad to see you agree with this, so can I tunnel horridon this week sonce I'm arcane now?

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    I would be adding to the Arcane parses on some bosses, but you only get to take 2 specs with you and right now it's Frost/Fire. They both have a lot more freedom of movement, Fire with Scorch and Frost with up to 3 procs. With a well timed Frost orb, you don't have to stand still and cast for 7-10 seconds. Arcane is a lot of fun but if I have to leave one spec at the trainer, it's the one that I would use in the least amount of situations.

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