IRL Set Bonus!

2-piece computer set bonus (Monitor of the Krizzlybear, Tower of the Krizlybear) – Grants an additional 100% accessability to home-based internet browsers.

Huzzah!  I’ve completed my personal tier set, and I’m back in the groove of blogging where it’s most comfortable.  I’ve got a lab quite shortly, but I’ve got to say, I’m very excited for the new tier 8 bonuses.

  • 2Piece Bonus — Your Arcane Blast, Frostbolt, Frostfire Bolt, and Fireball spells have a chance to grant you 350 spell power for 15 sec.
  • 4Piece Bonus — You have a chance for the effect of your Missile Barrage, Hot Streak, or Brain Freeze talent not to be consumed when you cast the spells which benefit.

HELLO, 2-piece bonus!  You are quite ridiculous, yes you are! 

As for the 4-piece, double-brainfreeze doesn’t seem to be as potent as double-missle barrage or double-hot streak.  It makes sense that applying that effect to Fingers of Frost won’t allow for double-shatter combos, but it certainly would be nice to think so, especially with the recent buff to Ice Lance. 

The worst part about the bonus, however, is the fact that Frosties are going to have to put 3 points back into Brain Freeze.  The current iteration of 17/0/53 Frost only allows for 3 points to spend on utility.  Put two and two together, no more free points.  However, Student of the Mind is now also a slight DPS increase, now that Spirit provides crit, so we’re missing out on points again. 

Talent bloat, ahoy!  I’m starting to feel it.  Friendly request to Blizzard: Would you mind switching the position of Torment the Weak with Arcane Fortitude?  You don’t have to fix it right away though, just soon enough that the change comes when I get my 4-piece bonus.

Which, if Ulduar is as hard as people are predicting, may be never.


5 thoughts on “IRL Set Bonus!

  1. 17/0/53? Did you mean 18 Arc for full TtW?

    Spirit of the mind is technically a DPS talent, but it’s a pretty bad one. My unbuffed spirit is currently 215, so I’d be looking at something like three crit RATING (not percent), bumping up to four rating if it’s still worth glyphing Molten Armor. If you’re running at 1000 buffed spirit (which would almost certainly be a horrible idea), 3/3 Student gives you 100 spirit, and 40% of that gives you 40 crit rating, or still less than a single percent for 3 talent points.

    Given that they ALSO nerfed the mana regen you get from the spirit, you might be better off with just about any other use of the point that’s left after Spell Impact and Focus Magic.

  2. Yeah, 18/0/53.

    Makes sense with the spirit thing. Forget about it then. Problem still remains with trying to fit in points for Brain Freeze.

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