This is a really exciting week for me, fellow Mages, because I finally got into the Legion beta!
Although being a pure DPS class is not without some disadvantages, one of the major advantages for us is that we have three distinctly different specs to choose from when it comes to how we want to deal damage.
PVP is one of those polarizing topics for many players.
Welcome to another installment of Arcane Sanctum!
Since the last Arcane Sanctum when we looked at changes to Arcane’s talents in the Legion alpha, more information continues to be available from testing and the devs themselves.
BlizzCon has come and gone and we’re now seeing a deluge of information!
Although we’re still in the middle of Warlords of Draenor’s final raid tier, it’s an exciting time as we begin looking forward to Legion and changes it might bring.
In this week’s Arcane Sanctum, we interrupt our look at Blackrock Foundry for an important announcement. Patch 6.2 is on the PTR and that means we have our first look at what the future holds for mages! First, let’s get this out of the way and just pull off the band-aid: these patch notes contain the sad news that Amplify Magic is going away. Some of you may find this sadder news than others. When I first read the patch notes, my immediate reaction was dismay. I’ve always enjoyed bringing utility to my raid. I liked having a cooldown I could use for the benefit of all. Unfortunately, it seems that Amplify Magic was just a little too beneficial.
Welcome to this week’s Arcane Sanctum and happy Noblegarden! Have a seat, help yourself to some chocolate eggs while we take a look at some of the treats you can find in Blackrock Foundry along with how to cast your way to victory.
Whether you’ve been playing a mage for a week or for years, there are usually things we can all do more efficiently to maximize our damage. There’s a big difference between theorycraft and practical damage. Many factors affect damage dealing execution: lag, reaction time, environmental hazards, RNG, and of course player error. Your damage is also dependent on your gear, spec and talent choice, but that’s not what we’re looking at this week. Instead, we’re considering ways that will allow any spec of mage to see an improvement in their damage immediately.