Inadequate Performance

I’m a rogue through and through. When it comes to group play I just feel a lot more comfortable with being in the thick of things. To be fair that probably has more to do with my inexperience with being ranged DPS, but needless to say when I hopped into an Hour of Twilight 5man my mage stunk up the place. And by stunk, I mean barely pulling 11k dps on average.

Again, my mage isn’t quite as geared for PvE as my rogue is but the difference in performance is downright embarrassing. I have had an arcane build, but I’m not a fan even though it was barely edging out my frost dps build. Considering my distaste of arcane I decided to give fire another go for PvE but that hasn’t been met with the results that I was hoping for.

It can’t just be my gear alone that is causing me to stink. It isn’t terrible despite being under the hit-cap (something which is probably hurting me greatly) yet there’s something about mage DPS that I’m not getting. Perhaps I haven’t set up my UI to communicate everything I need to know to maximize my performance, but it can’t be that. Sure I”ve jerry-rigged an add-on designed for rogues while I probably should be using something more like MageNuggets for timers and cool-downs but my stink goes beyond that.

Maybe there’s just something about ranged-dps that I just haven’t figured out. Or maybe it’s the priority system. Or maybe that most of my damaging abilities all have cast times, something that is somewhat foreign to a rogue. Needless to say I’m going to have to spend some time thumbing through the Elitist Jerks and MMO Champion mage forums. Hopefully I can glean something that will clue me into what I’m doing backwards.

Oh well, back to the HoT 5mans and to hope that I always get groups willing to put up with my low DEEPS ;_;

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1 thought on “Inadequate Performance

  1. I’m often a little hit and miss when it comes to my mage DPS though I have found that macroing my trinkets into my Frostbolt which is my initial cast atleast activates those when they are off cooldown.

    Just create the following Macro and put it as a replacement to your Frostbolt Icon on your cast bar.

    #showtooltip Frostbolt
    /run SetCVar(“Sound_EnableSFX”,”0″)
    /use 13
    /use 14
    /run SetCVar(“Sound_EnableSFX”,”1″)
    /cast Frostbolt

    True it delays your intial casting but only by about a second. I’m no expert but this does help atlast somewhat.

    Should be dinging 85 with my mage later this week 😀

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