Mystical Skyfire vs Powerful Earthstorm
Posted 11 August 2007 - 06:12 PM
Losing 18 stam doesn't hurt that badly and with blink, we often don't need stun resist. If a target is in your face it doesn't matter if you get stunned or not, you are interrupted.
The focus proc seems to happen more than you would think. It has a chance to proc on every spell including ice barrier, detect magic, poly, etc. It really allows you to burst down a target much easier or even land a poly interrupt that might not have come before. A half cast time Arcane Missles is really nasty as well.
In addition, we are focused less than most other classes so that stun resist is doing nothing, but we are always casting spells meaning the focus proc will always be working for us.
In summary, if you aren't using the Mystical Skyfire, I really think you should be. Best way is to try for yourself and you will see how many situations it makes a difference.
Posted 11 August 2007 - 06:21 PM
Also, in duels, if you kill someone with focus+AM while they're a low health, they die.
Posted 11 August 2007 - 07:22 PM
Posted 11 August 2007 - 11:30 PM
unfortunetly it doesn't stack with other haste improving items... I tried to use mind quickening gem + MSF, and it didn't work
Arcane machine gun = ftw though
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Posted 16 August 2007 - 04:20 AM
Having it proc off your icelance while kiting the rogue or warrior and then being able to get off a 1.5 frostbolt... just insane.
Or on that initial zerg of 5s where you can just sit and spam frostbolt WITH heroism... OMG.
After switiching to this gem I have realized that mages are OP
Posted 16 August 2007 - 05:46 AM
I did however just switch to the spell haste gem though and am happy with the decision.
I dont like how short the proc duration is, a lot of procs end up wasted. It procs a lot though and often allows a frostbolt to finish before someone gets around a corner or makes it out of LoS.
A defensive gem just isnt the correct choice for a frost mage imo.
Posted 24 August 2007 - 06:52 PM
Posted 24 August 2007 - 06:54 PM
Instant casts don't affect the focus buff.
I just put one of those gems in my helm and the proc does happen all the time, just wondering if anyone knows if the proc is used up if you cast an instant cast spell while it is active.
And if you start casting AM, it doesn't eat the proc either. So, you can machine gun 3 AM pulses and then recast for 5 more AM pulses with the haste. Not mana efficient, but very fun (and high DPS).
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