Ebonbolt usage with Glacial Spike

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Ebonbolt usage with Glacial Spike

Unread postby Wowbagger Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:02 pm

I searched through the latest posts in the glacial spike thread, from 6 months ago, but didn’t feel satisfied that I had an answer to this question.

Currently when running glacial spike is it better to use ebonbolt on cooldown and fish for brain freeze procs before casting glacial spike, OR keep EB off CD for those moments when GS is ready with no BF proc?
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Re: Ebonbolt usage with Glacial Spike

Unread postby nickseng Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:23 am

Using Ebon on CD except when you have 4+ icicles is a very slight dps increase. Probably around ~0.3%.
It's not a big swing either way. If you prefer to have Ebon as backup, you could hold it and there wouldn't be too much difference.
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Re: Ebonbolt usage with Glacial Spike

Unread postby skardd Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:19 am

I had a follow up question on this. I feel like my ebonbolt is practically worthless, because I'm holding it as a back-up for needed BF procs. If I'm doing this, wouldn't Frozen Touch just make more sense? It seems like with how rarely I don't have a BF on GS proc now, I would never have a problem if I was using frozen touch. Has anyone simmed all of this?

I just feel like Ebonbolt is klunky in my rotation and am curious if I'm using it right. I spend ~90% of my time in a M+ environment and the other 10% of time raiding. I'm most curious from a M+ perspective.


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Re: Ebonbolt usage with Glacial Spike

Unread postby Aladaria Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:15 pm

I completely feel you as I have encountered the same thing and found myself not using Ebonbolt in raids.

This is usually because I am so preoccupied with the fight mechanics or other aspects of my rotation.

Since I end up not using Ebonbolt so much, I ended up taking Frozen Touch.

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