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    Default [SL] Lazy Elementalist

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    Build is 61 Elementalist/15 Necromancer/0 Pyromancer. For some reason it keeps putting 3 points in pyro on rift zam...

    Not claiming this is the optimum rotation for Elementalist but it works pretty well.

    Buffs are Prismatic Armor and Synergize.

    Basically you keep up Ignite and spam this macro:

    #show Elemental Burst
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast Raging Elements
    cast Elemental Forces
    cast Elemental Burst
    cast Stormbolt
    cast Icy Carapace
    cast Flame Bolt
    cast Crystalline Missiles

    In the current beta build Raging Elements is off the GCD so its no big deal to macro it in assuming this goes live. As both your charge consumers are -X charge you can macro them.

    Use your CDs at the same time: Rushing Elements, Intensify Elements, and Reclaim Elements.

    #show Reclaim Elements
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast Reclaim Elements
    cast Fast Summon
    cast Summon: Fire Elemental

    You can take out the Summon part to avoid resummoning your Fire Elemental too many time.

    I hit Reclaim first and do the other two once my pet is back up and on the way to the boss. Make sure you hit Synergize again after resummoning.

    You'll have awesome target switching and good single target dps with basically 2 buttons.

    It's probably not the best rotation but its simple and it still pulls pretty good numbers.
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    Why you no use prismatic volley or lightning strike
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    Quote Originally Posted by tteen6789 View Post
    Why you no use prismatic volley or lightning strike
    Because you have a 1 second gcd basically the entire time with Prismatic Armor on and can spam instants. Didn't really test it out a lot.

    Might be an increase to use it at the end of your cooldowns.

    Its just a lazy build for people who want to be lazy and still do pretty good numbers.
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    Not the highest ST spec but i get 7.5k with it and only have 3100sp, 1200sc and 78cp. Pet is over 4k himself most of the time. I do use LS when using intensify 15k crits is worth it.
    Last edited by Markn122; 11-23-2012 at 04:34 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markn122 View Post
    Not the highest ST spec but i get 7.5k with it and only have 3100sp, 1200sc and 78cp. Pet is over 4k himself most of the time. I do use LS when using intensify 15k crits is worth it.
    It might not be top dps on the dummy, I find it does very well in 5 mans and parsed well in the 10 man. The ability to swap targets and maintain your dps while moving is what appeals to me mostly. The 10 man has a lot of situations where running and dps can be extremely useful.

    LS is not worth it. You will have a 1 second global cooldown during your CDs, my flamebolt crits for 10-12k and my CM crits for 10-11k. Why waste 2.5s casting for a 15k possible crit when you could do 20k+ damage?

    Prismatic Volley at the end of your CDs is a great dps increase, other than that you should be spamming your instant casts.

    I believe this spec could be very useful for people during progression. Rotation is easy and you can concentrate on other things. You can move 1 point around in Necro and grab a purge not losing too much pet dps.
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    Played around with LS some more, spamming instants still seems better.
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    LS is worth when your instant Crystaline Missiles won't procc and all other skill are on CD.
    A 2.5 sec LS is better than a 1.5 sec Missile.
    Last edited by Sindariel; 11-25-2012 at 08:54 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sindariel View Post
    LS is worth when your instant Crystaline Missiles won't procc and all other skill are on CD.
    A 2.5 sec LS is better than a 1.5 sec Missile.
    Very rarely do I not have a CM proc. Your abilities are on very short cooldowns, and are usually up during your 2 min cds.

    In the rare case EVERYTHING is on cd and you do not have a CM proc it may be an increase.

    Rely on your own judgement for those situations.
    Last edited by nicold; 11-25-2012 at 04:14 PM.
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    Stupid question but I am considering a Mage alt in the near future and would probably run this since I am lazy (complex rotations have always put me off the Mage class) and want to still do well. The second macro with Reclaim Elements et all, is that a burn phase macro or do you use it whenever it's available? For example at the start of a boss fight, do you sacrifice your elemental, resummon him, then hit Intensify and Rushing? Do you do the same thing 2 minutes later into the fight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayne62682 View Post
    Stupid question but I am considering a Mage alt in the near future and would probably run this since I am lazy (complex rotations have always put me off the Mage class) and want to still do well. The second macro with Reclaim Elements et all, is that a burn phase macro or do you use it whenever it's available? For example at the start of a boss fight, do you sacrifice your elemental, resummon him, then hit Intensify and Rushing? Do you do the same thing 2 minutes later into the fight?
    I thought Reclaim Elements was something to be used in PvP only (in a last ditch effort to stay alive). Of course in some PvE situations the heal may also help, but I am not sure its wise to sacrifice your pet just to get a few seconds of more personal damage. Your pet contributes a large amount of your total damage, and Fast Summon has been nerfed (from 1min CD to 2min) so its not as quick to replace anymore.

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    You also need to recast Synergize when you resummon the pet

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJ911 View Post
    You also need to recast Synergize when you resummon the pet
    Not really. I haven't payed attention to the exact specifics, but Synergize can stay on the pet after a re-summon. Sometimes it doesn't.
    Last edited by magisbladius; 11-28-2012 at 08:38 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magisbladius View Post
    Not really. I haven't payed attention to the exact specifics, but Synergize can stay on the pet after a re-summon. Sometimes it doesn't.
    If it's like most other buffs, it will go away if the pet is actually killed, but stay if you despawn the pet such as changing specs or bringing out another pet.

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    I meant Synergize needs to be recasted once you use Reclaim Elements and resummon the pet.

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    should check out 58 ele 18 necro, 3/3 into flesh rot. does more dps than a 1sec gcd missiles even if cast with 1.5sec gcd. Also you get essence link

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