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    Default post 1.3 mage dps

    i know this forum is dead but still...

    im currently fooling around with all the common (sc/ele, pyro/ele and varoius necro/lock) specs and they all seem to do about the same shitty (=not on par with other classes dps souls) dps.

    i couldnt do too much raid testing jet and was wondering if anyone found something that is pulling ahead of these specs
    that all do somewhere around 1-1.1k dps on dummy for me
    1094sp 711 crit (unbuffed)

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    Default Re: post 1.3 mage dps

    well... there is a new necromancer38/dominator28/archon0 spec that is floating around that is doing really surprisingly good on test if you want to give that a shot lots of pets and pet dmg on single target, and very mana efficient, and it supposedly scales well. However pet survivability might turn out to be an issue.

    I think the basic order is Pillaging Stonex5- Keep looming demise and necrosis up and then spam macro (petattack, petcast blood spike, petcast soulrend, petcast jagged wound, cast plague bolt)
    Empty the Crypts + Split Personality + Lich Form on coooldown and spam macro.

    Something like that I think

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    Default Re: post 1.3 mage dps

    as written in my op it does around the same dps as the other necro/lock builds and pyro/ele for me, none of them does enough though :/

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    Default Re: post 1.3 mage dps

    I tested it on dummy and raid tested on uruluuk, on dummy it can pull some really good dps, however, I don't think uruluuk was the best fight to test it on, for a dps spec it can really get screwed up by switching targets and movement, especially during its burst dps phase imo. Its also very single target oriented, it doesn't do well in fights with constant multiple target phases.

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    Default Re: post 1.3 mage dps

    it parses a little better then pre 1.3 sc/ele for me (single target)

    only did gsb with it so far where there is no perfect fight for it

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    Default Re: post 1.3 mage dps

    Quote Originally Posted by curuw View Post
    it parses a little better then per 1.3 sc/ele for me (single target)

    only did gsb with it so far where there is no perfect fight for it
    yea I got this too in testing: it gets messed up really really easy by aoe fights, movement, pets dying and switching targets imo so the fights you can do really well with it seem very situational.
    Galenir (be sure to cast swarm pets not near his bounce around period), and Hylas (granted you keep the pet away from his enrage) I think are good for it though, probably also Plutonus, and maybe Infiltrator. However on fights like galenir where it can basically focus you can pull off really solid numbers. Oracle is bad because the melee wolf kills off your pet, and then you also want the aoes to deal with pollens probably in the oracle phase, basically anything with aoe phases its more solid to go sc imo. I was still pretty impressed with the build though! (esp after the second attempt at gsb after testing it on uruluuk first where it does really really bad bc of ports, target switches etc..)

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    Default Re: post 1.3 mage dps

    On further testing

    Necro/dom is really looking like it is the future of mage dps in 1.3 but it is very situational too. My dps for this patch has turned into knowing both the necro.dom and sc.ele rotations (hopefully able to work in ab/bs on single target) and switching between them depending on the fight.
    In GSB for example for trash, Duke, and Lord Greenscale because it takes less buildup and is more aoe friendly I want to use sc/ele, on fights like Johlen, and Hylas though you really want to use necro/dom for the single target dps. Oracle could go either way imo, necro/dom is good, and on the ranged wolf which you kite you can easily work in storm shackle (also keep in mind to use the mage pet on the ranged wolf bc zealot will wipe, and then exhume- zealot on oracle). Sc/ele can make up lost dps though relative to nero/dom on the fight by aoes in the pollen phase, so its really either way imo. Necro/dom probably does the best on johlen but it does good in hylas too just need to micromanage the pet a little bit to avoid wraths, and time out bursts around wraths and polymorph periods so they don't get interrupted.

    Its less situational than it looks up front imo, even uruluuk, me and the other mage messing with this build in my guild (well originally since most mages are now in guild) can pull off necro/dom well (and better than with sc) even though I originally thought it was horrible for it.
    The thing to keep in mind is that success with necro/dom places a lot of emphasis on knowing boss mechanics and knowing when to time out bursts imo and manage pets.

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