Burn, baby burn!
My mage has been, but for a brief time in Vanilla, Frost through and through. But when Legion came around, Frost took a big hit in effectiveness. Reluctantly, I gave fire a try … and over the course of the expansion, got to like it – a lot.
When BfA came out the sims were showing Fire had declined and Frost was once again ascendant. Not entirely happy with the rotation, but I took it up and got into the swing of it again, and it was reasonably serviceable, and my numbers were not hideous.
But looking at the charts, I found that the sims seemed to be not entirely accurate – fire was, in the raid charts, far higher up on average than Frost.
So here I am again. The old rotation is gone (that rather required that famous sword and its attendant abilities) but the current one doesn’t feel as broken now as it did at the start of the expansion.
And when those crits pop … so satisfying, I can’t really put into words how amazing it is when they string out one after another.
The downside is that this is a short-lived crit train … once the party’s over, I have to build up some procs again, and that’s usually boring old fireball after fireball.
The charts also show that Arcane is king of the Mage specs right now. I tried Arcane once.
Never could get the hang of it.
But setting things on fire … that never gets old.