This isn’t an april fool’s joke. This evening, I got the 40th Valor emblem needed in order to buy Xintor’s Expeditionary Boots, bringing my “hit-cap offset” to 448, or 17.08%. This means that I can now try out the Fireball PvE spec.
I picked up the glyphs from Wimzig, slapped on this 20/51/0 talent build onto my secondary spec (I am LOVING dual-specs, btw), and started practicing on a dummy in Ironforge. When raid invites go up for day 2 of Evening Naxxramas, I will attempt to liveblog my exploits as a change of pace. Wish me luck!
8:18pm (server) – raid is filled! looks like the makeup is druid/dk tank, priest/druid heals, 3x mage, dk, hunter, and priest dps. First thing that comes to my mind is scorch duty. Other mage is FFB and he’s got the glyph, so he’s good to go with that.
8:31pm – Hot Streak! Awesome! Wait, what? Pull’s over? um…DIE CRITTER!
8:35pm – there seems to be a shortage of ice blocks. Where’d all this aggro come from?
8:40pm – 2 deaths already. Definitely a glass cannon.
8:47pm – wiped on Razuvius at ~10%. Second in DPS, but first in total damage by a MILE. Actually had to Evocate that fight. Maybe I ought to back off on some of those LB’s. AND WHO THE HECK WAS ON SCORCH DUTY? ARRGGH. I might as well be the one to do it next time.
9:12pm – connection issuefrom the MT. Once that was resolved, got another shot at it. Died early. Apparently those jagged knives are heat-seeking.
9:35pm – Gothikk Down. DPS was meh. Hard to get a spell in edgewise with 3 sec fireballs. I prolly should have scorch spammed the adds.
9:36pm – dps was meh because I had 3 broken pieces of armor that fight. Carbonite map was covering the durability indicator. Makes perfect sense now.
10:02pm – 4 horsemen is actually a progression point for this “group” of raiders. Once they get the hang of the flow of the fight, I will be able to see see how this spec performs under those conditions.
10:22pm – 4 horsemen down! I ran out of mana even with mage armor on. I think I should have put the 2 optional points into Arcane Meditation instead of Student of the Mind. 100% mana regeneration sounds pretty sick. Switching to Frost for Sapphiron, because I get free 120 frost resist with that spec. Will make conclusions once the night is over.