Going frost for PvP is so Burning Crusade. The new hotness? Arcane, baby!
I prefer arcane over frost for general PvP, largely for the following reasons:
- Did I already say mobility
- Cause Seriously
- This spec is MOBILE
- Also stupidly powerful crits
Specifically, I use a specific kind of arcane spec, known as “arcane shatter”. It’s a kickass spec, full of ass kicking, though it’s honestly a rather cheap spec to use against the undergeared and underskilled. It’s possible to defeat most opponents by using only slow and arcane barrage. That poor ret paladin…
Anyway, the spec itself is rather simple. 51/0/20, picking up all the good stuff arcane power, icy veins, slow, ABarr. It detours from a “normal” arcane PvP spec in that it doesn’t use arcane blast or arcane missiles. The main nuke is, in fact, frostbolt. (more…)