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« on: February 25, 2014, 05:08:14 am »

I have a question: When (if at all) should I use Arcane Missiles in my rotation?

Because of the way Clearcasting works with a projectile animation, I don't know if my frostbolt will clearcast until I'm a quarter way through casting my next one. If I were to use Arcane Missiles on clearcast, I would have to interrupt my cast and then re-cast an Arcane Missiles.

It appears to me that Arcane Missiles provides higher DPS but at a much higher mana cost.
Rank 7 Arcane Missiles costs 595 mana. 5 second channel. 194 base damage/second. 970 base total.
Rank 10 Frostbolt costs 221 mana. 2.5 second cast. 454 base dmg. (x2 = 908 base damage total)

Any advice on this is appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2014, 05:32:57 pm »

Arcane Missiles is highest dmg per threat (assuming you have the arcane subtlety talent) so you use it on threat sensitive fights like broodlord, twin emperrors
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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2014, 09:40:56 am »

Arcane Missiles is highest dmg per threat (assuming you have the arcane subtlety talent) so you use it on threat sensitive fights like broodlord, twin emperrors

Thanks, that's a great tip.
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