June 7, 2013 | Posted in: The Randomness of Publishing
PvP Resilience and PvP Power Have Died in Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.3 and have been replaced by primary stats such as intellect, haste, mastery, and critical strike. I still have not decided what I am doing with my frost mage. I really like Living Bomb and Haste build and am currently using the new talent called Flameglow which is a straight damage reduction (passive ability). And I use blazing speed. You can use this three times compared to one Presence of Mind. Tired of getting kited by druids, monks, and shamans? Give up PoM. I think Blizzard likes the idea of a Frost Spec Mage using 2 Fire Talents. Living Bomb hits so hard and you can put it on 3 different targets, its been the most difficult thing about using something other than Frost Bomb … and as a Frost Mage, why would you use anything else the past 7 months since Mists of Pandaria hit the streets? I wonder what Venruki would say? When you look at his character on battlenet, he has Nether Tempest currently. I actually saw him on Tich during an Oqueue group and he had Frost Bomb. Anyway, I’ll never be as good of a frost mage as the guy who won a global 3s tournament. And I don’t really want to copy what he does because this heavy haste build with Living Bomb is a lot of fun and a huge situational advantage because I get a 12.2 second 117K total DoT, instant cast.
So here’s my Frost Mage in Patch 5.3, Twin Peaks. And Pwning the Alliance in Random Battlegrounds really never gets old. I’m 41 years old, I’m 1500 rated in 2s, 1700 rated in battlegrounds, and have a season title, the lowest one you can get, Challenger. I don’t make the battlegroups and I certainly didn’t pick Dalaran because it was in a crappy one, I had real life friends already there. And now that I’m raiding ToT 25 man, on farm status, my gear > your gear. You hard core PvPers that are qqing instead of adjusting would be really upset if they did not normalize the gear to iLvl 496.