I remember arcane having a very tight rotation that involved abusing the fact that the cast time for AB was calculated when you began casting, but the mana cost was calculated when the cast finished. Back then the AB buff granted a significant amount of cast time reduction and increased mana cost for subsequent AB casts. Just AB until you got full stacks, throw one AM, and a quick filler spell like scorch, and repeat. Worked out so that you began the first AB of the rotation with a full stack of the AB buff from the previous rotation, but by the time that first AB cast finished, you would have dropped the AB stack and would only be charged the normal mana cost. Not sure if it was the absolute best way to play arcane at the time, but I recall doing really well with it.
ah... fun times.
Arcane had two possible playstyles near the end of the expansion.
One was abusing the Manacost like Tisha explained. Generally you made sure you didn't have any haste on your gear and went ABx3 AM AM scorch repeat.
The other one was all about stacking massive spirit, getting all mana buffs the raid can throw at you, spam AB and hope to keep it up until evocation comes off cooldown.
At the start of the expansion, there was briefly an AM spam with AB filler style of play that was all about chaining procs of the Mystical meta gem (50% reduced casttime on proc). Every AM had 6 chances to proc it. Combined with Clearcasting this was a nice way to break the meters. This didn't last very long, sadly.
Last edited by Sektorx; 2013-07-07 at 12:37 AM.
Wasn't it 4set which gave 70sp on spellcrit for 5 sec or so?Correcting you abit here, it was 2 piece that increased AB Dmg by 20% 4 piece tier 5 was useless for arcane.
In that case, it was freaking awesome for arc mage with crit/spirit build
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I'm pretty sure the proc was legit too because it had no icd.
But yah 20% AB dmg.. Hmm.. wonder if its viable now! ;d
It's been friggin forever, even though I still got that shit in my bank.
I remember we were doing naxx in wrath, with most of us still in sunwell/t6 gear Now 1 level and old gear is useless