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[Poll] To Mages: What is the first Ray on your Ray Cycle?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by RootedOak, Jul 5, 2017.

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To Mages: What is the first ray in your Ray Cycle?

  1. Impale

    86 vote(s)
    73.5%
  2. Frostbite

    6 vote(s)
    5.1%
  3. Dragonsbreath

    2 vote(s)
    1.7%
  4. Unholy Caress

    7 vote(s)
    6.0%
  5. Insect Swarm

    6 vote(s)
    5.1%
  6. Pungent Mist

    5 vote(s)
    4.3%
  7. Lightning Bolt

    5 vote(s)
    4.3%
  1. Oresmacker

    Oresmacker Obsidian Golem
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    I've had my mount impaled and took damage..
     
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  2. Mad Knight

    Mad Knight Dire Zombie
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    Yeah Impale doesn't do shit now against arcane protection.. not sure why so many still have it as main..
     
  3. Oresmacker

    Oresmacker Obsidian Golem
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    the small blind on a small cool down I assume. And once destro's are rolling full infernal it will hit harder than most others I believe
     
  4. Biceps

    Biceps Infernal
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    pretty much this + it looks so much cooler than all the other rays :p
     
  5. MerleisAirdburne

    MerleisAirdburne Black Knight
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    Is it the Mahirims that don't get blinded by impale?
     
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  6. RootedOak

    RootedOak Oak Lord
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    Well, when you're in 3 piece Full Plate as a mage with bone fillers, your magic protections with 3.0 buffs are 14.5 to 15.8 (Holy/Unholy). Which means the maximum arcane protection you can have is 15, so Impale is only worse when your opponents wear shit gear. 3 piece FP and above makes it the best ray for damage overall.

    And that's counting all armor pieces as the lowest roll possible.
     
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  7. Sero

    Sero Menhir Sentinal
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    All these noobs with impale... Lolololol

    Nerf it!
     
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  8. RootedOak

    RootedOak Oak Lord
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    PS. If your opponents are other buffed, Arcane will still be stuck down at 15.
     
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    Females are partially blinded by it from what I remember, but males have incredibly high cameras and don't suffer from any impale blind.
     
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  10. Sacrillegious

    Sacrillegious Fire Elemental
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    Pungent mist. I like them to know I mean business right away
     
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  11. Buffalo Spaceman

    Buffalo Spaceman Frostjarl
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    I use this.
     
  12. Jack_Bauer

    Jack_Bauer Earth Elemental
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    If you arent using unholy then you arent doing it right
     
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  13. Mad Knight

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    Time to get some edumucation up in here...

    95 archmage with 50 intensify fire / air.

    In this order is how my alt / mage does the 5 rays that I have to 75.

    Unholy Caress
    Frostbite
    Dragonbreath
    Impale
    Lightning Bolt

    Also have another bind that prioritizes Frostbite / Lightning Bolt.


    Anywho.. Impale is only better (pure damage, not looking at stat drain) against no arcane protection or against full heavy aka a siege.

    /thread
     

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  14. Jack_Bauer

    Jack_Bauer Earth Elemental
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    no
     
  15. Zaratas

    Zaratas New Member
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    Frostbite!
     
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  16. Frog

    Frog Black Knight
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    Impale also has a useful blind, hard to quanitify the value of that like you can with damage alone
     
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  17. RootedOak

    RootedOak Oak Lord
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    k so I'm wrong, Unholy caress does about 3-4 more damage per hit to a target in 3p FP than impale. Other buffed Impale takes over. Then same for destro gear.
     
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  18. Mad Knight

    Mad Knight Dire Zombie
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    Plus the stam / mana drains.

    Almost nobody buff others cold so frostbite is a hidden gem.

    Unholy is also rarely buff othered.

    ( I have yet to receive either of those buff others and I'm a destro)
     
  19. Jack_Bauer

    Jack_Bauer Earth Elemental
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    3-4 more damage + stam loss + mana loss and i was wearing 3p infernal not 3p FP. I have never other buffed anyone with anything other than fire/lightning, there usually isnt time to do anything more than haste/rapid and ironskin and maybe one ward. I used to do infliction but no one uses toxic anymore so i dont do that at all. Impale was good early game since it was easy to get and spam with low cooldown but as soon as you level your necro and get caress you should not be doing it first anymore.
     
  20. mrW

    mrW Black Knight
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    Nice data, but does 2 damage worth more than blind for a second? I'd take a blind over 2 damage any day.
    Another thing is, average players do not have rings, unless its a siege.
     
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