Good morning guys, the sun is shining, the birds are singing and I'm logging on to my recently boosted 90 mage. I raided mage in WotLK along with my holy paladin and the playstyles are pretty similar (HL/FB spam + making sure procs were being used). I'd love to search for a thread like this but maybe it would be more recent and concise if all the great mages brought feedback.
In WoTLK I raided arcane. It's a lot less faceroll now, how does that translate to consistent DPS? As I gear up how would I maximize my potential to not seem like a freshly boosted 90 with some transmog on. This is primarily a gear conversation because I know how much my DPS would explode if I got the legendary cloak or a shiny new transmog'd staff (I just love Malevolence). Right now I'm frost and I'm pushing the 100k DPS mark by following the FCFS proc rotation with frostbolt filler. Could I be doing better? How about fire? Any cool weaving tricks around?
Where should I start out for gear? I'd love a new staff but where should I hunt for rings/trinks? I need to get to 530ilvl to be capable in Norm SoO right?
Is the legendary cloak worth going after? I read a guide and it said 8 months pre-nerf. How is this in 5.4.7?
2pc and 2pc in the recent tiers or 4pc current tier?
Are there any cool mage tricks for increasing throughput and enhancing the raid? I already put down blingtrons in lfr lol.
Thanks guys, hopefully my plea was successful and I'll take any feedback y'all got. I'd love for this to help out new up and coming mages or people caught at a plateau like myself!