Ever heard of a mage called Fireangel?
Fireangel is the result of what happens when a mage asks “I wonder how high I can make my damage go…”. He specced himself to 40/0/21, and proceeded to drop magely jaws around the world when he posted what kind of damage he was doing.
To put it bluntly, Arcane Blast was spammed. A lot. Like a lot a lot. As in over the entire course of the fight, he casted about two dozen spells that weren’t Arcane Blast, and those were frostbolts that he used when Arcane Power was up.
Oh yeah, just for reference purposes, frostbolt was critting for over ten thousand damage.
And all those chained Arcane Blasts? Over the six minute fight of their first Brutallus kill, Fireangel produced 2200 DPS. Ain’t that fancy? Push it a little harder, and he could have put out 2700 DPS.
And guess what? Brutallus is one of the worst fights in the game for an arcane mage. Arcane mages are best at fights like Leotheras, where DPS needs to stop and start constantly. At a straight up DPS fight like Brutallus? Arcane should be lagging behind. (more…)