So, I finally decided to switch back to arcane on my mage. I haven’t played arcane since…Wrath..I am pretty sure I switched to fire when I came back to Cata after my break. I was doing some reading and people were saying fire was pretty awesome, comparable to arcane.
I was never a fan of arcane, I am still not really, the play style doesn’t suit me all that well, however the damage is just hard to let go of. I have been playing fire for a while and the cauterizing was a pretty nice benefit to have, however given we are starting heroics in the guild I thought perhaps having more consistent DPS would be more useful.
So, in LFD I can pull amazing amounts of DPS when I am focused and doing my thing correctly, but for some reason, I can’t get the same numbers in a raid – again. I am suffering from the raid leader issue, i think, of watching my timers so closely and calling things out that I am not as focused as I need to be and burning evocates at a bad time therefore stuffing up my burn phase and blah blah.
However saying that I am enjoying playing arcane again and finding my rhythm. I want to get more out of her, I have to see if I can fiddle some figures around.
***** 20 minutes later****
So i changed some enchants, upgraded some bits and then on the test dummies I am consistently sitting at 20-21 dps. I can’t get any higher. That’s with only self buffs and without my focus magic. So…add a little in raid and thats the best I can do at the moment, and no…I am NOT going to waste thousands of dollars on upgrading all my gems to the epic ones…they will get upgraded as I get them off our kills.
I have no idea if that is good, bad or mediocre, but that is the calibre of player I am. Hrmmm, where did I put that simulation craft ……
**** another 20 minutes later****
Yeah, I suck then…even a bad player can get more DPS than I can get out standing still with no buffs….
I am just going to disappear now and try and figure out what the hell I am doing wrong….Of course I could just listen to my hubby that perhaps playing a mage is not for me…but i refuse to believe that..I love my mage. My mage is my girl. I can’t change toons now!! LOL