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by timmywitt
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Arcane
Topic: Arcane Mage Re-Design for Shadowlands
Replies: 12
Views: 19924

Re: Arcane Mage Re-Design for Shadowlands

You're right, a lot of things would feel better baked in, but Blizzard has been reluctant to do that too much in the latest few expansions. We had a number of spells pruned out, and then many were brought back as talents, so I feel like that's probably the framework we must work in if we want to get...
by timmywitt
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Arcane
Topic: Arcane Mage Re-Design for Shadowlands
Replies: 12
Views: 19924

Re: Arcane Mage Re-Design for Shadowlands

-Mana Gem (Convert Arcane Charges into mana) Love this idea, really would help the conserve phase. You now have a goal instead of just feeling constrained. The faster you get your mana back by playing efficiently with your charges, the faster you can get back to converting the charges into damage i...
by timmywitt
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Arcane
Topic: Arcane Mage Re-Design for Shadowlands
Replies: 12
Views: 19924

Re: Arcane Mage Re-Design for Shadowlands

RE: Malbrochette Making mass invisibility doesn't solve any of Arcane's M+ problems. They still need a way to compete with Fire and Frost in the AOE department, and it only lasts 5 seconds which is negligible compared to a Rogue's Shroud. I also wouldn't want to overlap with what is a core Rogue's ...
by timmywitt
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Arcane
Topic: Arcane Mage Re-Design for Shadowlands
Replies: 12
Views: 19924

Re: Arcane Mage Re-Design for Shadowlands

I am so glad that you took the time to put this together. This is a massive amount of effort and thought for a spec that gets precious little love, and I highly approve! I love many of the changes you've suggested, and some are particularly interesting from two points that are right at the core of ...
by timmywitt
Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Arcane
Topic: Arcane questions that I can't find the answers to...
Replies: 7
Views: 11737

Re: Arcane questions that I can't find the answers to...

I use bloodmallet for all the essence comparisons, there's a tab in there that says "Essence Combinations" which sims them together. Single Target: Condensed Life Force + Worldvein Resonance Condensed Life Force + Memory of Lucid Dreams Condensed Life Force + Conflict and Strife Add Cleave: Condense...
by timmywitt
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Arcane
Topic: Arcane questions that I can't find the answers to...
Replies: 7
Views: 11737

Re: Arcane questions that I can't find the answers to...

I feel for you, Arcane is a tricky one to pick up, and it's BfA iteration isn't particularly rewarding for the effort you have to put in to extract it. Arcane is my favorite too, and thankfully my guildmates are fine with picking up my slack for not choosing the optimal spec (only heroic difficulty ...
by timmywitt
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Arcane
Topic: Lots of Arcane Questions!
Replies: 1
Views: 10791

Re: Lots of Arcane Questions!

My playstyle is all bout the burst on the pull etc - PoM and pot before pull, charged up (on pull), RoP (if talented), macro with trinket and arc power - nuke AB til OOM, evocate then conserve phase keeping mana above 70% for equipoise. Definitely might want to analyze your pull cast order. You gen...
by timmywitt
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Arcane
Topic: Charged Up
Replies: 6
Views: 13945

Re: Charged Up

Supernova is sadly garbage across the board.
Such a shame, too. It was such a blast to use when it first came out. Massive damage, AoE, knockup, added a button...
by timmywitt
Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Arcane
Topic: Charged Up
Replies: 6
Views: 13945

Re: Charged Up

It's fantastic for AoE burst, using Barrage -> Charged Up -> Barrage is very strong, and you can use it for damage and mana regen to boot. It plays nicely with Rule of Threes, so you can Barrage -> Charged Up -> Arcane Blast for nearly free, gaining a ton of damage and using almost no mana. Super ni...
by timmywitt
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Arcane
Topic: Charged Up Raid Bug
Replies: 10
Views: 20014

Re: Charged Up Raid Bug

As Dutch mentioned, this is 100% the intended design, and exists to prevent shenanigans at the pull. It used to be common practice to swap gear sets seconds before a pull to obtain stat buffs, reset the boss before the pull to gain rage/charges/combo points, and tons of other crap. Unless you want t...
by timmywitt
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Arcane
Topic: Weapon
Replies: 7
Views: 5511

Re: Weapon

The "damage per second" listed on the weapon is the amount it hits for if you melee opponents with it, and makes no difference to your casting dps. Ignore it entirely. Your spells' damage is based on the stats of the weapon.
by timmywitt
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Arcane
Topic: [BfA] Arcane Mage Guide for Battle for Azeroth (8.0)
Replies: 102
Views: 246201

Re: [BfA] Arcane Mage Guide for 8.0 (BfA pre-patch) - TLDR version

I've got a question about Rule of Threes. It seems like it may be better to use the proc to cast Arcane Missiles when you hit exactly three charges (such as from hardcasting Arcane Blasts, or Arcane Orb only generating three charges) since the free Arcane Blast won't be fully powered up by charges, ...
by timmywitt
Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Arcane
Topic: Arcane Help dps
Replies: 4
Views: 3927

Re: Arcane Help dps

Keep grinding that Kilt. Double ring is all well and good after you have some experience, but it is so punishing for a newer arcane mage. I also think your mastery may be high and your versatility too low. Otherwise, you seem to be lining up the cooldowns nicely, and you've picked up the smash windo...
by timmywitt
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Arcane
Topic: Kilt: Simcraft vs. Reality?
Replies: 7
Views: 6460

Re: Kilt: Simcraft vs. Reality?

One of the main problems with simcraft is its unreliability in all given encounters. Mainly, if you look at the up-time it has to sephuz it is highly unrealistic that you can maintain it at all on a fight like highcommand. At best it would be staggered haste buffs in unpredictable windows. Sephuz c...
by timmywitt
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Arcane
Topic: Arcane Alt Advice
Replies: 2
Views: 3130

Re: Arcane Alt Advice

Get the kilt. Rings are all well and good, but they are not the legendary you want for your alt character trying to pick up the spec. Kilt+Soul for ST and Kilt+Shoulders for AoE will make a world of difference in your damage, and will be magnitudes easier to play than double ring. In the meantime, f...
by timmywitt
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Arcane
Topic: Low Parsing Antorus - Arcane Mage
Replies: 25
Views: 11676

Re: Low Parsing Antorus - Arcane Mage

Has anybody simmed alternate AoE rotations? Like, say:

Burn: AE spam
Conserve: AEx4 -> ABarr

or

AEx2 -> ABarr (with Resonance and the artifact explosion for at least 3 targets hit)

or

AEx2 -> ABarr (3 targets)
AEx3 -> ABarr (4 targets)
AEx4 -> ABarr (5+ targets)

?
by timmywitt
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Arcane
Topic: Low Parse for Heroic TOS
Replies: 5
Views: 4258

Re: Low Parse for Heroic TOS

I'm by no means the best

I'm gonna go ahead and disagree with you there, Swoot.

https://www.warcraftlogs.com/rankings/s ... fficulty=4
by timmywitt
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Arcane
Topic: Log question
Replies: 3
Views: 2759

Re: Log question

I think you're doing fine for a ST boss on mythic. Your parse puts you just above 50th percentile of mythic arcane mages, and we are dead last on that boss at that percentile: https://www.warcraftlogs.com/statistics/13#boss=2032&dataset=50 I will say, for whatever reason, your damage spikes do not a...
by timmywitt
Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Arcane
Topic: Arcane expectations for 7.2.5
Replies: 20
Views: 23743

Re: Arcane expectations for 7.2.5

Most recent PTR Build: Arcane Barrage (Arcane) Launches bolts of arcane energy at the enemy target, causing [ 1 + 130% 157.3% of Spell Power ] Arcane damage. Arcane Blast Blasts the target with energy, dealing [ 192.4% [ 232.8% of Spell Power ] Arcane damage. Damage increased by 60% per Arcane Charg...
by timmywitt
Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Arcane
Topic: Does 4pc not reduce evocation cd sometimes..?
Replies: 15
Views: 9136

Re: Does 4pc not reduce evocation cd sometimes..?

I have heard this elsewhere, and I swear I saw a post where Blizzard acknowledged it. They said across the board they are trying to hash out a bug that affects cooldown-reducing abilities.

I cannot for the life of me find that post.

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