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by timmywitt
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Arcane
Topic: Lots of Arcane Questions!
Replies: 1
Views: 5205

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: 7019

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: 7019

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: 12177

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: 4167

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: 189065

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: 3074

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: 5274

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: 2503

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: 9055

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: 3377

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: 2028

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: 21452

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: 7792

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.
by timmywitt
Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Arcane
Topic: 7.1.5 Arcane Mage Stats/Talents:
Replies: 7
Views: 6720

Re: 7.1.5 Arcane Mage Stats/Talents:

This should depend drastically on talents and gearing. Early, when you're mana starved, talents like Supernova, Nether Tempest, and Arcane Familiar are better because they utilize that GCD without blowing through a huge chunk of your mana. Later, you may still use those talents, but the game revolve...
by timmywitt
Sat Jan 21, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: Arcane
Topic: 2017.1.24 Upcoming Changes
Replies: 53
Views: 22694

2017.1.24 Upcoming Changes

~EDITS~ From MMO Champion: Arcane - Increased the damage of most Arcane spells and abilities by ~8%~. (Arcane Barrage, Arcane Blast, Arcane Explosion, Arcane Missiles, Arcane Orb, Nether Tempest, Supernova) - Overpowered now increases the damage and mana cost bonuses of Arcane Power to 60% (down fro...
by timmywitt
Wed Apr 27, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Arcane
Topic: Arcane Mage video guide [6.2.3]
Replies: 10
Views: 5582

Re: Arcane Mage video guide [6.2.3]

Nice. I'd say Ring of Frost at Level 45 talent for controllable ads, or Frostjaw for an extra interrupt. Both can be extremely useful on certain bosses (RoF has saved our raid on a couple Socrethar runs).
by timmywitt
Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: Arcane
Topic: Prismatic crystal min/max
Replies: 23
Views: 9217

Re: Prismatic crystal min/max

I can't think of any external situation that's going to give you better damage from it than the situation you described.
by timmywitt
Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:19 am
Forum: Arcane
Topic: Full mythic geared mages using Firehawk set for opener
Replies: 37
Views: 19524

Re: Full mythic geared mages using Firehawk set for opener

I tried this out using Overpowered and glyphed Arcane Power...and that is a looong burn phase. Worth it over Crystal or similar?

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