Daaaaamn that fire 4-set sounds so cool !
Hot damn, that Arcane set looks wicked. I can imagine it will be HUGELY beneficial to the Kyrian Arcane build.
Can we stop with the %-multipliers that are already going over the edge in PvP, and the focus for some specs to have (com)busted cooldowns while others deal "consistent damage" hurr durr... as if the two were ever equal in any form of content!
wait. fire mage may be fun again?
Lucid Dreams is back, but at a price
Replace Comet Storm with Frozen Orb and the Frost set sounds decent. Currently Comet Storm hits like a wet sock and has no synergy whatsoever with any of the Legendaries, nor how the spec plays (focus on CD reduction and remaining in Icy Veins for as long as possible with constant crits).Assuming 2-set will proc a Comet Storm even if not selected as a talent, and the 4-set benefits from this, I can't imagine this is much of a DPS increase at all. Will be interesting to see what the sims would look like if you were to drop Splitting Ice (lol, as if) to pick up Comet Storm for another source of +10% damage for 8 seconds on a separate CD to the 2-set.
wasn't it supposed to be rotation defining sets lol ? this defines nothing at all
The Frost set is disappointing and needs to be revised. I was hoping for synergy, something that interacts with BF, or FoF, or Frozen Orb, or Winter's Chill, something to spice up the rotation a little or making it more interesting...Comet Storm has no synergy with the spec at all or how Frost works in this xpac. This won't affect the rotation one bit; it's completely passive, you just continue your rotation as normal and get a random Comet Storm every now and then. Given the 30-sec cd on the Comet Storm proc, I'd anticipate we'd get on average 2, maybe 3, Comet Storms per Icy Veins. Its power is tied to how long we keep IV up, so if we get screwed over by a mechanic or boss intermission that causes IV to drop then the power of this tier set diminishes exponentially. It's so much more incredibly weaker than the Fire and Arcane ones.It would be more synergistic, and fun, to replace it with Frozen Orb instead. Or make it interact with the core mechanics of the spec.I seriously hope this doesn't require us to talent into Comet Storm as well. Splitting Ice is a significant strength of Frost and being forced to abandon that to gain the +10% bonus from the talented Comet Storm is not what I would call fun given the lack of any synergy.
So those frost bonuses...for a spec that is a bit lower down the totem poll from fire/arcane...sucks. They need to come up with something else, or drastically increase the dmg of not only the comet storm but also the % bonus. Needs to be 20%. Even then we're likely only to move up a cpl spots. Arcane 7/10, Fire 10/10, Frost -3/10
Looks like Arcane is back on the menu boys
The frost one doesnt impact rotation one bit and its exponencionally weaker than fire and arcane ones.Ice Lance and splitting ice is what defines frost mage to be so good at certain encounters, work around that or even make glacial spike build great again.This comet Storm rng sht is absolute dogsht. Fire set on the other hand is really good.
Arcane and fire look good. Frost needs revising imo. Replace CS with FO which would trigger GS and see higher dps levels.
Imo, the actual issue with frost set is rng proc and not comet here instead of orb.Easy way to fix it - add rng protection to it (e.g. if not procced - add each second chance to addintional 25% and reset it to initial chance after proc, or guaranteed proc after x sec to (at least) maintain debuff on target up (let's say 5-6 sec)), orb will be a way op with current leggo.Also if comet proc from each tick (not actual cast) then with iv+blizzard+orb+ae spam can make a such ridiculous things (yet, in theory).
** kicks smol pebble ** As a frost mage... the frost set bonus is boring as hell. I miss Glacial Spike :( I knew they would do something along the lines of passive stuff that doesn't even apply to anything in my current spell book :(
For fire raid-wise if you accept that you 're going to run SKB-Venthyr sounds good. For m+ seems more punishing than it seems beneficial
Would be kinda fun to see Glacial Spike come back maybe and give it some AOE utility and kinda emphasizes our funneling DPS. 2-set Glacial Spike applies a debuff that increases the Glacial Spike damage taken by the target by 3% stacking up to 15%. While the target has this debuff, Frostbolt has an increased chance of generating Brain Freeze. (punishes you for changing targets)4-set Glacial spike explodes upon hitting your target sending shards of ice through up to 4 enemies around your target dealing 20% of the Glacial Spike's initial damage.