WAS IT YOU, GHOSTKID? WAS IT YOU?!@?!?111
Euripedes’ Shopping List:
10 Primal Might
Far Too Much Primal Fire
Essentially, I am looking to complete the Spellfire set and, perhaps, get the Spellstrike set.
Before I go any further, let me say this…
If you are playing a mage, and you intend to do serious Raiding of any sort, you MUST have tailoring!
No ifs. No buts. Just shut up and get the damn profession.
The Spellfire set you get from tailoring is just that bloody awesome. To put it bluntly, you are GIMPING yourself if you don’t have it. Same goes if you’re raiding frost, get the Frozen Shadoweave set.
Nothing in any heroic or 10-man instance holds a candle to the crafted sets.
You will not see a single drop from Tier 4 that will come close to your crafted set. If I ever catch a mage wearing the Chest Piece from Tier 4 or 5, I will slap them.
And in Tier 5, any and all “upgrades” are questionable. Generally, anything in Tier 5 content that drops will be, at best, a decent side-grade. And also keep in mind that anything you do replace means that the set bonus is broken. Not too bad for Frozen Shadoweave, but it is extremely painful for Spellfire users.
Keep your set together. Only drop Spellfire/Shadoweave when you have a solid upgrade for each piece, that is worth losing the incredible damage and set bonuses for.
Most likely, you will still be wearing these crafted sets right into Tier 6 content, where you will finally be able to find stuff that is actually, clearly, an upgrade.
And if at all possible, search high and low for someone who can make spellstrike. It, too, is an incredibly useful set, and also has an extremely useful set bonus.
You will be farming primals for a long time. Get used to it, the gear from tailoring is spectacular on a million and one levels.
Also, Anathema dropped Void Reaver again. Some more Tier 5 tokens went out (obviously we didn’t get any), and yours truly really shined, for once.
For a mage wearing primarily PvP gear, without even a complete spellfire set, being on spam sheep duty, and spending most of the first 2 minutes of the Void Reaver running around, I think I did pretty damn well.
8th overall in the whole raid for damage done.
My DPS isn’t as great as the other mages, but I attribute that solely to Void Reaver forcing me to do pretty much nothing for the first few minutes of the encounter.
It was basically “/cast Arcane Blast. Run away. Run back. Start casting Arcane Blast. Run away. Run back. Run away again. Be forced to run in a circle because he targeted me again while I was running away. Run back. Start casting Arcane Blast. Run away.”
And so on.
There was about a good 130 seconds where my DPS was about 8.
Arcane is working for now, but when 2.3.2 hits, and most importantly, whenn spellfire/spellstrike sets are achieved, I’ll be bidding arcane fare well.
Need to get me some action with the Fires of… Fire. /cough