06/12/2013 05:47 PMThanks man. I'm about to try a full mastery push, full haste, and an int push. Was just hoping someone had "numbers" to shoot for.
Posted by Earff
Yeah given how Ignite works which is tied into every Fire spell we have in our arsenal (especially Combustion), it's fairly obvious that Blizzard intended Fire to be primarily a DoT cleave class, so it makes more sense to stack Mastery.
The second stat I've forged to is Crit. With the Arc Brilliance buff, I sit at 23.50% Crit. Whilst some Fire Mages go for Haste in order to get extra ticks and spam Scorch a lot more, it's the crits that make the difference both with Pyro-procs, the size of the DoTs, and the chances of crits with each DoT that ticks.
I'm a little pissed at the fact that ALL Mage burst/dps relies on DF and not only that, but EVERYTHING we can do can be purged/dispel while every other class gets to faceplant the keyboard for an hour until something dies. Warrior, dk, pally, hunter, rogue all full burst all the time. Angers me a little. Was really hoping someone could give me some advice other than time your polys, DB, and cs better.
I think a lot of Fire Mages are too reliant on the Deep-burst, and are cut short at the knees for the reasons you've outlined. They then rely on Pyro procs to deal any significant damage outside of that, which can be pretty frustrating and too reliant on chance.
Anyway, you can deal a lot of damage from Nova , Burst Macro (Alter Time + PoM) , Pyro , Inferno , Pyro, Combust , Alter-Time , Pyro , Inferno
. It might not be a chain of Pyros in the same regard as someone in a Deep, but the DoTs will make up for it and then some.
I'll upload some Combat Logs to show the amounts that my DoTs deal to give an idea of the damage output when stacked to Mastery.