Legendary Meta - is it any good for fire?

Mage
Post Limit:
1.18 base RealPPM on damage/absorb of harmful or periodic spell.

0.761 Arcane
0.302 Fire Mage
1.387 Frost Mage

Which means it's 0.356 RPPM for fire.

324 Crit Rating / Chance on dealing damage to gain 30% spell haste for 10 seconds.

vs:

216 int and 3% extra crit damage.

I can't see how the legendary meta beats out the current one.
Depends on how often it procs I guess, but I'm figuring that it's probably a lot better (blizz would end up buffing it if it didn't do enough damage).... also the gem seems a lot better for fire then it does for frost, where you will end up being over the haste cap.... as for arcane, it'd be good, but it may end up screwing up your mana management. Seems best for fire IMO.
Depends on how often it procs I guess, but I'm figuring that it's probably a lot better (blizz would end up buffing it if it didn't do enough damage).... also the gem seems a lot better for fire then it does for frost, where you will end up being over the haste cap.... as for arcane, it'd be good, but it may end up screwing up your mana management. Seems best for fire IMO.


Oddly, they seem perfectly content with the legendary stuff in this quest line bein mostly on par with current gear. The sha-touched weapons from 5.0 were on par with the normal drops up until you could get yourself a extra prismatic socket on it, even then it wasn't wtfbbq better. I assume the meta gem falls under that same category. If you get it, great! If not you're not totally gimped for that tier.

Its a very different mindset than it used to be.
As a frost mage my reaction is "Oh boy, another crazy haste proc, just what I need!" I'm not sure it's even worth using.
Not really sure why those realPPM numbers are all over the place for each spec, some speculated it was a tuning knob on the PTR board.
The other thing is that for fire, it's not as simple as saying "well, it procs X many times over a Y minute fight for Z increased damage." I mean, hasted fireballs are very nice, and they will lead to more chances for Pyro procs, as well as hasted DoTs. But a fire mage may well also have to make a nice Weak Aura, see when the proc is up, and attempt to line it up with Combustion to get the full benefit of this.
No idea for Fire but as Frost you're probably better off with the old Meta gem.
First metas are starting to show up.

Eack obtained Sinister Primal Diamond. in 41 minutes
Got the meta, just can't find a good addon to track it's uptime, Skada doesn't record it at all, and proculus only sometimes picks it up.....
WoL it?

Or if you mean the proc itself, WA

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