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by Breaktheice
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Frost
Topic: 1-2 targets: Freezing Winds vs Glacial Fragments
Replies: 0
Views: 1968

1-2 targets: Freezing Winds vs Glacial Fragments

Is there a general consensus as to which of these two legendaries fares better when we're dealing with fights that are mostly 2 target (stacked for cleave) but sometimes revert to single target setups? Think Generals, Huntsman, Lady Innerva, etc. kind of situations. Wondering if Freezing Winds compe...
by Breaktheice
Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:53 am
Forum: Frost
Topic: Breaktheice's WoD Frost Mage Guide (updated for 6.2)
Replies: 180
Views: 213723

Breaktheice's WoD Frost Mage Guide (updated for 6.2)

On a different note, you can use Ice Floes to channel Blizzard on the move.
This.

Although I still hope for the day we can Conjure and leave Blizzard running on a spot like the legendary Miss Jaina Proudmoore.
by Breaktheice
Tue Aug 25, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: Post Questions & Ask for Help >>Here!<<
Topic: Ice Floes or Blink...
Replies: 7
Views: 4120

Re: Ice Floes or Blink...

Just considering if using 2/3 IF in one go is better than simply blinking there at the cost of a GCD. It's impossible to answer this with a definitive yes or no because the criteria is the encounter mechanic itself. The question is whether or not covering distance is key as far as encounter mechani...
by Breaktheice
Tue Aug 25, 2015 1:54 pm
Forum: Frost
Topic: Breaktheice's WoD Frost Mage Guide (updated for 6.2)
Replies: 180
Views: 213723

Re: Breaktheice's WoD Frost Mage Guide (updated for 6.2)

^This is, unfortunately false. The explanation as to why is pretty easy. What you're looking for while extending Icy Veins with non-FoF Ice Lances it the relative strength of the Non-FoF IL to the other core spells in Frost's rotation. In other words, the stronger the non-FoF IL is, the less damage ...
by Breaktheice
Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: Post Questions & Ask for Help >>Here!<<
Topic: Ice Floes or Blink...
Replies: 7
Views: 4120

Re: Ice Floes or Blink...

Take a Reaver barrage as example. Do you IF your way out of danger or Blink sideways with the minor glyph? Has anyone gone hard on Evanesce with Blink only? This is actually one fight where Evanesce works well, especially if your group kills him before he takes off. Evanesce negates Barrage damage,...
by Breaktheice
Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:20 am
Forum: Frost
Topic: Breaktheice's WoD Frost Mage Guide (updated for 6.2)
Replies: 180
Views: 213723

Re: Breaktheice's WoD Frost Mage Guide (updated for 6.2)

You will Water Jet on the opener and either use excess procs before going into Crystal, or terminate the Water Jet early and go for Crystal with full procs. In both cases, the risk of munch is high, but the first choice is way is better. Then PC + Orb, and once Crystal terminates your WJ should be c...
by Breaktheice
Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:52 am
Forum: Frost
Topic: [SimC] WoD Frost SimC Disucssion
Replies: 94
Views: 60785

Re: [SimC] WoD Frost SimC Disucssion

Example: at 0 haste *ice floes* frostbolt + ice lance take 3.5 sec to cast at 50% haste this will only be 2.3 seconds So if you have to run for 3 seconds, 50% haste will cause you to use second ice floes charge (if you don't have BF proc) ........ ? + You'll have another Ice Floes charge, and more ...
by Breaktheice
Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: Frost
Topic: Breaktheice's WoD Frost Mage Guide (updated for 6.2)
Replies: 180
Views: 213723

Re: Breaktheice's WoD Frost Mage Guide (updated for 6.2)

First question, generally no. Prophecy of Fear doesn't change your rotation as Frost, you shouldn't break your rotation whenever it procs, but target switching to your marked target is okay, provided it doesn't compromise your group's strat on the boss itself. Remember, Tome itself offers no stats b...
by Breaktheice
Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:54 am
Forum: Post Questions & Ask for Help >>Here!<<
Topic: Any Arcane main willing to help?
Replies: 1
Views: 1565

Re: Any Arcane main willing to help?

+ Arcane Missiles, at any number of Arcane Charges, are stronger than Arcane Blast. You should not ignore Arcane Missiles into your PC, ever. The only exception is if your crystal is about to expire, and you have a Missile proc, you should not use it, since the Crystal will expire while Missiles are...
by Breaktheice
Sun Aug 23, 2015 5:05 am
Forum: Frost
Topic: Breaktheice's WoD Frost Mage Guide (updated for 6.2)
Replies: 180
Views: 213723

Re: Breaktheice's WoD Frost Mage Guide (updated for 6.2)

Frozen Orb is still quite powerful and whether or not you use Frozen Orb over Water Jet will come down to the fight itself. + In a single target fight, it would be okay to start off with Water Jet on the pull over Frozen Orb. + If however the fight has multiple targets off the bat, Frozen Orb would ...
by Breaktheice
Sat Aug 22, 2015 6:42 am
Forum: Frost
Topic: [SimC] WoD Frost SimC Disucssion
Replies: 94
Views: 60785

Re: [SimC] WoD Frost SimC Disucssion

^Haste always provides more mobility to the mage, because it lets you sometimes cast a spell right before a boss mechanic lands on the area around/under you, or it lets you complete a cast before moving to do another boss mechanic assigned to you, which means you can pull off casts without even sacr...
by Breaktheice
Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: Frost
Topic: [SimC] WoD Frost SimC Disucssion
Replies: 94
Views: 60785

Re: [SimC] WoD Frost SimC Disucssion

2. haste might allow to squeeze one extra frostbolt in 10sec water jet (most likely on weapon enchant proc) Water Jet and Frostbolt scale identically with Haste. Aka piling on more Haste will make your Frostbolt cast faster, but at the same time will also make your Water Jet shorter. On a sidenote ...
by Breaktheice
Fri Aug 21, 2015 4:56 am
Forum: Post Questions & Ask for Help >>Here!<<
Topic: Haste and Multistrike stats Frost
Replies: 4
Views: 3067

Re: Haste and Multistrike stats Frost

The short version is

Single target > Multistrike wins, with Haste only pulling ahead in some Frost Bomb builds.
Cleave > Haste can sometimes pull slightly ahead of Multistrike builds
by Breaktheice
Fri Aug 21, 2015 4:54 am
Forum: Post Questions & Ask for Help >>Here!<<
Topic: Shatterlance
Replies: 3
Views: 2445

Re: Shatterlance

My one question is whether I should be casting IL after FB if I don't have a FoF proc with the archimonde trinket.
No, never.
by Breaktheice
Fri Aug 21, 2015 4:51 am
Forum: Post Questions & Ask for Help >>Here!<<
Topic: Talent Suggestions for Hellfire Citadel Fights
Replies: 10
Views: 4969

Re: Talent Suggestions for Hellfire Citadel Fights

^His/her post was under Frost, I think they meant to ask talents for Frost. @ topic - once you're swimming in enough Tier18 gear, the default talent setup for almost every encounter for Frost is Unstable Magic + Incanter's Flow + Thermal Void. The final three tier talents are those of most interest ...
by Breaktheice
Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: Frost
Topic: T18 4 PC and Freeze
Replies: 6
Views: 8683

Re: T18 4 PC and Freeze

Yeah I think they just forgot to change the cap to 4. Which is really meh. This 4 PC coding is quite odd, you can tell when the 4 PC is kicking in because the Water Jet will temporarily break (its visual graphic that is) and this sometimes also causes your pet to look like he's just standing afk on ...
by Breaktheice
Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:39 am
Forum: Post Questions & Ask for Help >>Here!<<
Topic: Optimal FoF Uptime?
Replies: 8
Views: 4097

Re: Optimal FoF Uptime?

Prismatic Crystal is a single target talent, and shouldn't ever be use against multiple targets in a fight since the damage it deals is split evenly among all targets it hits. For multiple target encounters, Thermal Void is really your only viable talent option for optimal throughput - the other cho...
by Breaktheice
Tue Aug 18, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: Post Questions & Ask for Help >>Here!<<
Topic: Optimal FoF Uptime?
Replies: 8
Views: 4097

Re: Optimal FoF Uptime?

Up-time is actually irrelevant here due to the RNG of procs; Frozen Orb may grant you 1, or 5, or 6, or 7, (you get the idea) or more. Each Frostbolt cast can grant you 1. Each FFB cast can grant you one. Each Frostbolt in a Water Jet can grant you 2. Blizzard can insta-cap you if you get lucky and ...
by Breaktheice
Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: Frost
Topic: Frost Talents, Stat Weights, Racials, Trinkets, FAQ
Replies: 479
Views: 333536

Re: Frost Talents, Stat Weights, Racials, Trinkets, FAQ

I'm looking for some clarification on stats as I just switched back into frost. Every sim I run, with the exception of hectic add cleave, show that Mastery is my #2 secondary stat, instead of haste. I do not have my 4 piece, ring, or the top two trinkets yet. I am running it at "good" skill level. ...
by Breaktheice
Mon Aug 17, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: Post Questions & Ask for Help >>Here!<<
Topic: Complete Mage Noob, Looking for some answers
Replies: 15
Views: 8067

Re: Complete Mage Noob, Looking for some answers

1) I've red about how Arcane is more viable for single target dps atm etc, but I really like Frost and I understand that u can't gear for 2specs as that isn't efficient, so my question - is frost still viable (my intention is to get to a semi-hardcore guild once I progress a fair bit) Bear in mind,...

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