Easiest ranged dps spec?

What's the easiest ranged class to raid as at about the 80th percentile - good enough to raid casually but not so much that I need to learn all the intricacies of the spec?
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90 Draenei Mage
17060
elemental
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92 Undead Mage
8465
02/16/2013 01:10 AMPosted by Kolzi
elemental
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100 Tauren Shaman
HC
17975
All are simple. If you care about percentiles pick one where the spec is rarely used. Knowing mechanics and how to maximize+gear will be your best bet.
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I meant to just use that percentile at a reference point. I want to know what spec is the easiest to play, regardless of how difficult it may be to master. Of course they're all fairly simple, but some specs' basic priorities/rotations are undoubtably easier than others.
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100 Troll Mage
15920
arcane
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90 Night Elf Mage
10330
Elemental is extremely simple. They offer some cool utility too (Healing CDs, totems), making them a pretty fun option.
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100 Orc Mage
13905
Destruction Warlock.
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90 Troll Priest
11765
Holy
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90 Blood Elf Priest
5620
02/16/2013 01:10 AMPosted by Kolzi
elemental
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They are all very similar at the moment, really, except for 2+ DoT specs with procs that have a little more to pay attention to.
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90 Night Elf Death Knight
12055
02/16/2013 05:21 PMPosted by Mindplague
Holy

This.

And I'm not trolling - single target, Holy Priests actually can do reasonable levels of DPS.

Of the "DPS specs," Elemental Shaman are probably the simplest at the moment.
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100 Pandaren Priest
10505
02/16/2013 05:21 PMPosted by Mindplague
Holy


Hey now....u and i...we keep that to ourselves.
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I would say Elemental Shaman.

Keep 100% uptime on Flame Shock and Searing Totem, use Lava Burst on cooldown, cast eart Shock with 7 Lightning Orbs, and spam Lightning Bolt for filler. AoE is Chain Lightning spam.

It's a little more complicated than that if you want to play it at a higher level, but you can still perform pretty well just by following the very simple steps above.
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90 Night Elf Druid
6280
Hunter
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100 Troll Shaman
22575
Ele is pretty faceroll,I can't imagine there's an easier ranged spec atm.
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90 Worgen Warlock
18570
Ele or arcane...hunter is either instant or mobile but prolly too many buttons for a new player. Locks aren't going in a healthy direction destro wise for 5.2...ele is safer. Mages are always going to be strong but you compete with more players and more people wanting the same gear.

Ele will be easier to gear and easy to play.
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90 Human Warlock
6730
02/16/2013 05:19 PMPosted by Malethus
Destruction Warlock.


Arcane, so easy even your grandmother can play it
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100 Human Warlock
14715
02/16/2013 05:19 PMPosted by Malethus
Destruction Warlock.


The rotation itself is quite easy, would be my first recomendation. If not for:

02/15/2013 11:35 PMPosted by Agriculture
at about the 80th percentile


Maximum potential accounted for; destro isn't reaching this mark.

Elemental has enough to manage in their raid rotation without being to overly complex; and it puts out good numbers.

Arcane is absolutely not the way you want to go; its been re-iterated 4 times on the PTR already. We probably won't even recognize the spec after 5.2 hits.
Edited by Acteon on 2/20/2013 10:02 AM PST
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90 Night Elf Hunter
16385
02/17/2013 07:26 PMPosted by Nexian
Hunter
You have no idea what our opening sequence is like do you?
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