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    Arcane t15n, vs t162pc, vs t164pc

    I've read ALOT of these posts and while this has been touched on it's never really been concrete to me what I should be aiming for.

    I have no chance to get ht15 unless im paying 200k for it which I dont have.


    What's my best option then? do I run 2pc and 561 off pieces or go for the 4pc, or stay with t15normal. "so much of a gap!"



    Any advice and explanation is greatly appreciated.



    ALSO one more question, when looking at the armory does it show your mastery as/is or with mage armor.. I'm assuming it's showing it without as it does with arcane intellect and spell power/crt.

    If so Maybe my mastery is a tad low at the moment as I have opted for some haste gems.

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    For fire and arcane 4p is worth using. For frost I don't think the 4p is very good but I don't play a lot of frost so I would prefer someone confirm this.

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    If you dont can get 4pcT15HC the 4pcT16N is better then 4pcT15N (T16HC>15HC>16N>T15N) that means go for the 4pcT16N aslong you dont get T15HC or T16HC (you can take 2pcT16Hc & HC WF Items)

    When you look at your amory your mastery is always showing as it is, means without Mage Armor.

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    Same with the haste from frost armor and the crit from molten armor.

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    Ok thank you for the clarification Voux, I guess my mastery is abit low and I need to ditch the hate gems in favor of some more mastery.

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    So its pretty safe to say if its not H-T15 4pc just stick with the best ilvl gear you can get. I have 2 pieces from LFR and 2 from Normal. I kinda took everything I read as once you get that magic 4 piece its time to go Arcane or Fire. Honestly even though Frost doesn't scale as well as either as far as I can tell its probably only a 5% difference in the long run anyway. I don't do the theory crafting thing or crunch numbers i'm just talking out loud. Feel free to correct me etc etc.

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    If you take the Gear cause its a higher ilvl and you reach 4pc its good, but lets say you habe T15N and you get uhm.. 2 offset pieces from flex or normal its not worth to break the T15 boni just of a "higher ilvl". This 5 % are rly rly strong and with some offpiece items you cant weight out this push/stats

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    So dropping my t15n 4 set for say t16n 2set and then going with 3 553 off pieces isnt such a good idea? I gain a ton of int/sp mastery and haste.

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    Sorry for hijacking the thread but I wanted to ask in case someone has 3 heroics and 1 normal t15, if it'd be worth keeping the t15 set over t16 normal for Arcane.

    I raid in a 10man and vanquisher has been a bitch so I was able to get 3 heroic t15 pieces (head/legs/shoulders) and normal t15 chest.

    Thanks in advance for any input.

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    I understand the 4 set t15 bonus, it's good.. but how can 2k spell power, 2% haste and 4.3% mastery not make up for it as well as using 2pc t16 for extra ab's

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    Thanks for the effort Pete, however my guild is slow, on par with a snail version of thok the bloodthirsty, so my odds of seeing heroic tier anytime in the near future is slim to none. Maybe months from now.


    Right now I have 4pc t15, non heroic.

    I also have 2pc t16normal, and these off pieces

    cant post links zzzz, Hit/mastery shoulders from ordos, Legs from seigebreaker, helm from galakris hit/haste same as tier.

    I can't decide and sims seems inconsistent, what gear I should be using, the 4pc t15 normal, of the chest/gloves t16 followed by the above pieces.
    Last edited by xprs; 2013-10-02 at 05:43 PM.

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    once we get H4P T16 which slot do we use as the off-piece? Helm from H Garrosh? what would the second option be? lol since thats very farrrrrrrrr away

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    Helm from 1st boss has a ton of mastery on it. The crit isn't great but its a fine placeholder.

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    Sorry for the misinformed question or noob question if you like that term, what is "HWO"?

    Edit: Nevermind I think it means Heroic Warforged, right?
    Last edited by foxkoby; 2013-10-03 at 12:10 AM.

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    Dunno what spec do you currently play, but I would recommend the following:

    Scenario 1: You always play the top spec and you currently play Arcane. After getting T16 2p, switch to frost for a while, till you get more gear for arcane, because you need it.
    Scenario 2: You are an absolute fan of Arcane, then get all the other stuff like weapon, trinkets and the stuff beside tier slots
    Scenario 3: You like Frost, then try to get T16 2p as fast as you can and enjoy : )

    *Edit* Yes, HWO stands for heroic warforged

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    i just dont get why the 4set bonus on fire so often is crap compered to so meny other classes and even vs the two other mage specs
    one 100% crit on one pyro helps whit combustion and thats allmost it, it only helps when build up to instent pyro from no procs and and after evo, but only if u have pyro lined up and no heating up proc and well that is not that often and that ONE 100% crit might have crit anyway which it will 50%+ of the time.
    it should be something like all pyro whitin 4 sec is gonna crit insted

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    Quote Originally Posted by ismaldu View Post
    i just dont get why the 4set bonus on fire so often is crap compered to so meny other classes and even vs the two other mage specs
    one 100% crit on one pyro helps whit combustion and thats allmost it, it only helps when build up to instent pyro from no procs and and after evo, but only if u have pyro lined up and no heating up proc and well that is not that often and that ONE 100% crit might have crit anyway which it will 50%+ of the time.
    it should be something like all pyro whitin 4 sec is gonna crit insted
    Math I have seen the 4pc wroks out to be ~9% more crit on pyros. That is pretty substantial...and god damn you play a lot of WoW

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenbud View Post
    Math I have seen the 4pc wroks out to be ~9% more crit on pyros. That is pretty substantial...and god damn you play a lot of WoW
    it can be even better than 9%.

    oct. 2 logs norushen-malkorok 399/474 pyroblasts crit 84.17%, after critical mass my expected value would be 68.25% before INT procs, a difference of nearly 16%!

    oct. 3 logs thok-garrosh 340/398 pyroblasts crit 85.43%, over 17% difference from expected!
    Last edited by elpadrino293; 2013-10-05 at 11:09 AM.

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    from the looks of the amount off inferno blast u use it looks like we dont have the same rotation which make the 4set bonus better for your rotation, but dont know whats better

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