I grew sick of all the pyrolocks running around with no innovation or personal taste in their specs
I have a great respect for all these players, yet no respect for the build.
I have been tuning this spec for almost 2 weeks now and it keeps working like a charm.
Of course, not top notch, but I find it a great alternative.
Let's get to it.
It is focused around buffing Lightning Burst, THE ST spell for us, Stormcallers.
I prefer Ride the Wind over Static Barrier or Storm Guard due to the number of mobility in t1 and early t2 (where this spec is refering to) raiding.
I find Flicker a necessary addition, because it can be a life-saviour so many times. Plus, it's cool to run in front of everyone ;p
Feel free to play around with the Fire Storm and Burning Bonds points.
It is practically very simple.
Apply 3 stacks of electrified (Raging Storm, Electrocute, Thunderbolt), Flame Bolt, Ice Shear, Icicle (IF procced), Lightning Burst.
Use Static Flux/Internalize Charge at max Charge only. The only difference is that Internalize Charge effects Flame Bolt too, whereas Static Flux doesn't.
Always remember the priority order:
Raging Storm > Electrocute > Thunderbolt x3.
In case of movement (due to a boss mechanic or something),
DON'T cast Lighning Burst. Spam Cloudburst instead.
Yes, it is a heavy DPS loss, yet I think you prefer to lose 300DPS rather than 10k HP per se.
1. HOTKEY Static Flux/Internalize Charge. NEVER forget to open it when you have 95-110 charge.
2. Use Flame Bolt as soon as it comes off CD. The buff lasts 10sec and FB has an 8sec CD and you need it to have 100% uptime.
3. Let Raging Storm and Electrocute run their full duration. They both apply 3 stacks of Eelectrified but the last one is applied right when the channeling stops.
If you interrupt it even 0.1sec before it ends you end up with 2 stacks of Electrified and a HUGE DPS loss.
4. For AoE moments (when Stormcaller shines) follow the cookie-cutter rotation.
Hailstorm, Arctic Blast, Raging Storm, (Lightning Field -> Forked lightning) x-as-much-as-you-want.
I only use one macro, to combine my Electrified builders.
It saves me one hotkey but really, this spec doesn't need it so badly. It just makes your fingers less strechy.
The first time you cast it, it channels Raging Storm.Code:#show raging storm suppressmacrofailures cast raging storm cast electrocute
The 2nd time it channels Electrocute.
The icon will have the CD of raging storm, so use it again as soon as it comes up then wait for Electrocute to come up.
I suggest that you have Electrocute in another key binded, far away from your immediate finger reach, just so you can watch its CD.
This spec is unique. It fully utilizes the thunder and ice aspects of our class with a simple and fun way.
It has a great AoE potential like all Stormcaller specs.
You control the power of the skies. Do you really need more?
It has no chance in beating pyrolocks, defilemancers and 51-ers pyros or locks, unfortunately. Stormcaller was made to be an AoE spec and while it shines in its purpose,
what we are trying to do here is make it a viable ST spec.
Problems with high-mobile fights. Yes, CB is a nice spell since you can spam but it's nowhere close to LB.
Concluding, I'm not claiming to have mastered this spec, our class or RIFT itself in any way possible (maybe opening air rifts).
Have fun, enjoy this spec, freeze enemies with your storming wrath and NEVER forget that this spec is not supposed to be competitive in high-end raiding
rather than fun and innovative in experts, t1 and any outgeared content.
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