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    Default What Mage specs are relatively "must have" for raids?

    Do you guys have certain Mage specs you want with every raid? For example, I know 51 Archon is a necessity, but is a SC/Elem with Staic Flux? What other specs do you try to have in every raid?
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    You should have:
    Pyro/Ele or Necro/Lock (whatever you can do the best ST DPS with)
    SC/Ele
    Chloro (of course, depends on your guild)

    And obviously if you play Archon you should have Archon.

    But it mostly depends on your guild. Our Chloro player basically only plays Chloro, so she might bring 3 different Chloro specs to raid. But if you have those 3 you can pretty much do what you need to in raids.

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    Depends on your role in your raid,

    I am a DPS role so I carry.

    Chloromancer (Everyone should have this spec.)
    Stormcaller/Elementalist (Every DPS should know this spec.)
    Pyromancer/Elementalist (Every DPS should know this spec but not rely on it.)
    Pyro/Dom (Trash and Estrode)
    Chloro/Dom (PvP)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad1959 View Post
    Do you guys have certain Mage specs you want with every raid? For example, I know 51 Archon is a necessity, but is a SC/Elem with Staic Flux? What other specs do you try to have in every raid?
    I'll just list my specs.

    SC/Ele: My only PVE DPS spec.
    Domlock (33/33): HK (AE interrupt for trash, squirrel duty for construct-spam boss) PVP(Solo/group support)
    Chlorolock (32/34/0 Archon): HK (Magetank), PVP "healspec" (yes, 51/10/5AM is better), solo chronicles.
    Pyrodomichon(38/28/0): HK (for Estrode).
    PVP Lock (51/15AM/0 archon)...
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    We also run Archon (Bluedot spec) for buff/debuff on some fights. And SC/Ele is great for the bubble phase on the final boss of DH.

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    PvE raid:
    Archon (51)
    Chloro (51)
    Storm/ele (building storm)
    PyroDomiArchon (instant squirrel / matron / estrode)

    PvP:
    ChloroLock
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    The only mage spec a raid really needs is an Archon. Everything else can be done by other callings.
    I'm so BORED

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    Quote Originally Posted by aux View Post
    The only mage spec a raid really needs is an Archon. Everything else can be done by other callings.
    I don't know any other calling that can put down 3.7k dps on matron (AE heavy fight). We had a sabdancer do 2.4k, in second place.
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    I was the resident Archon in our raids so I had 2 Archon specs:

    Archon/Pyro/Dom (For more damage)
    Archon/Lock/Ele (For damage mitigation) This spec helped a lot for Hylas and some other encounters when we were progressing but not as much after we were farming it

    Pyro/Ele DPS
    NecroLock DPS
    SC/Ele AOE DPS
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hethroin View Post
    I don't know any other calling that can put down 3.7k dps on matron (AE heavy fight). We had a sabdancer do 2.4k, in second place.
    Cabalist can match our AoE. I've seen our Cab parse 4k's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireWraith View Post
    Cabalist can match our AoE. I've seen our Cab parse 4k's.
    On what?

    Are you talking about the 14-target trash pulls in GSB where the SC doen't have time to hit LF #1?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hethroin View Post
    On what?

    Are you talking about the 14-target trash pulls in GSB where the SC doen't have time to hit LF #1?
    Um, basically every AoE fight in HK. The one I was thinking of is Akylios during Phase 1.
    Last edited by FireWraith; 09-30-2011 at 11:05 AM.

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