Fire: Something along the lines of 18/53/0.
You need 18 points in the arcane tree (deep enough for 3/3 Torment the Weak) and 51 points in the fire tree (for Living Bomb). The details are largely up to you. Some mages skip Imp. Scorch, some mages get 2/3 in Arcane Meditation for a 20/51/0 build.
Frostfire: Something along the lines of 0/53/18.
Again, the details are largely up to you. Living Bomb is needed, and you also need to get Ice Shards from the frost tree. Getting Piercing Ice, Icy Veins and Frost Channeling is also highly recommended.
For both specs, Combustion is a very useless cooldown. Highly recommended to not take it.
FFB – Frostfire Bolt, compare FB for Fireball.
HS – Hot Streak, that proc that gives you an instant Pyroblast.
LB – Living Bomb, the end tree talent for fire.
Fire and Frostfire mages have essentially identical spell rotations. Just replace the word “nuke” with Fireball for Fire mages, and Frostfire Bolt for Frostfire mages.
As with most casters in today’s world… of warcraft, fire/frostfire mages do not have a proper spell rotation, merely spell priorities. These are those: (more…)