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    Default So what's the latest and greatest Mage DPS build?

    I looked at all the pyromancer changes during the patch maintenance and convinced myself that that was where I was heading. I dusted off my 61pyro/sc/harb build and diddled with some macros. Then I isolated casts that would benefit from the 'your next three spells' and 'your next-non-this or that'. Moved Fire Storm to a place of prominence. And immediately realized I had bitten off more than I could chew. The rotation was clumsy and kalerts didn't pop so I had to resort to actually watching icons, The end result was maybe 10-15K DPS on a base of 180-190K. So, I went back to my old 58ELE/SC/DOM build, and with almost no tweaking, I was doing 250K.

    Obviously, by the way I describe this, you know I'm no theorycrafter ... and I'm almost certain that the break thru for us mages regaining our old rep as the premier damage dealer lies in pyromancer. So, I wait for you guys to provide us all with some builds and macros soon.

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    58 ele / 18 pyro / 0 dom, i am at 350k over a 4 min parse.

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    58 ele/18 pyro/0 dom on 67 raid boss dummy

    lol

    And that's with considerable gear improvements available

    http://i.imgur.com/p5gMMXl.jpg
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    any guides available for that build? im very curious

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scourge View Post
    58 ele/18 pyro/0 dom on 67 raid boss dummy

    lol

    And that's with considerable gear improvements available

    http://i.imgur.com/p5gMMXl.jpg
    WTB that elemental burst procs! To think that your elemental burst is so close to elemental forces.. you must be really lucky in your life
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    58/18 gives that damage spread regularly. 41/35 had a much more forces-centric. A "lucky" string of elemental bursts gets it much closer to fire storm contribution, which is why I tested over 5 minutes instead of 3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scourge View Post
    58 ele/18 pyro/0 dom on 67 raid boss dummy

    lol

    And that's with considerable gear improvements available

    http://i.imgur.com/p5gMMXl.jpg
    Will have to give it a try , doing well with pyro since the update but no 350K single target LOL !

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    Quote Originally Posted by TurbidBlue View Post
    any guides available for that build? im very curious
    So many possible ways of doing damage with this build, that it should be called "Freestyler". Below is a short video example of how I prefer to play this spec, which I believe to be the intended playstyle.



    Apologies for the poor quality, hopefully you were able to follow that 1 minute rotation of mine though. I'll go back to practice and do some optimization. Most likely will start by adding a few more action bars.
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    i liked the part where you used flame bolt
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simpauttaja View Post
    So many possible ways of doing damage with this build, that it should be called "Freestyler". Below is a short video example of how I prefer to play this spec, which I believe to be the intended playstyle.



    Apologies for the poor quality, hopefully you were able to follow that 1 minute rotation of mine though. I'll go back to practice and do some optimization. Most likely will start by adding a few more action bars.
    ha!

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    So what exactly causes so many FB procs ? Normally you get legendary + 2-3 normal ones per cast.
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    I hear 61 pyro is super good now after patch... Is that true??

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    41 ele/ 35 pyro / 0 dom still parsing the highest for me? Anyone getting higher with any other spec?

    Havent tried the 58/18 build.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simpauttaja View Post
    So many possible ways of doing damage with this build, that it should be called "Freestyler". Below is a short video example of how I prefer to play this spec, which I believe to be the intended playstyle.



    Apologies for the poor quality, hopefully you were able to follow that 1 minute rotation of mine though. I'll go back to practice and do some optimization. Most likely will start by adding a few more action bars.
    How come u still have that bugged Flame Bolt, think they fixed it with the recent patch. My bugged flame bolt fixed after they reset my pyro/ele soul tree after the patch tho.

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    Default Let's check details of the 58ELE/18PYRO/0DOM build and rotation

    Details of what I'm doing ... critique welcome: Legendaries: Elemental Burst, Elemental Forces, Raging Elements, Neural Prod, Fire Storm. I run Synergize and Prismatic Armor, and I do use Conduit of Power (despite recommendations against it.) Masteries: 4,4,4,4,3 (arcane manipulation on self). Aside from the spam macro below, I macro together Intensify Elements and Neural Prod with Fire Storm and Elemental Burst --- so these are cast about every 30 seconds. I have a key for managing Volcanic Eruption which I cast whenever it's available. And one to keep Ignite up at all times. A key for Fire Storm to cast it if the mob moves and if the Neural Prod macro is on CD. I start the fight with Raging Elements but then let the macro keep it up. Follow that with the Neural Prod macro, Volcanic Eruption and then into the spam macro until any of the above come off CD.

    This is my spam macro but I think I've thrown too much into it:

    #show Flame Bolt
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast @self arcane manipulation
    cast Internalize Charge
    cast lightning strike
    cast Stormbolt
    cast Icy Carapace
    cast Crystalline Missiles
    cast Flame Bolt
    cast Countdown
    cast Rushing Elements
    cast Raging Elements
    cast Elemental Forces
    cast fireball (this casts only if the above drains charge to near zero)
    petattack

    Thanks in advance for any advice ... LET'S SHOW THOSE REAVERS THE POWER OF THE MAGES!!!!
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