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Madness Or Lightning For PvP?

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Shadysketchy
12.23.2011 , 03:30 AM | #1
Any suggestions welcome

Tried Lightning, but it feels too weak. Like an Ele Shaman with a 50% weaker Lava Burst

Madness looks too squishy, though, but I'll try it
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Supersomething
12.23.2011 , 03:53 AM | #2
Once you use the madness build with lightning barrage you will never go back to just pure lightning. Madness has more mobility and can give you an instant cast on all damaging skills with a cast timer, while Lightning can only provide chain lightning procs.
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Madgecko
12.23.2011 , 08:32 AM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Shadysketchy View Post
Any suggestions welcome

Tried Lightning, but it feels too weak. Like an Ele Shaman with a 50% weaker Lava Burst

Madness looks too squishy, though, but I'll try it
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Bigmitch
12.23.2011 , 08:43 AM | #4
Madness outclasses lightning in almost every way for PVP. I could be top 5 in damage as lightning. Im top 2 now with madness.

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Jockthemotie
12.23.2011 , 08:46 AM | #5
Yeah, I didn't find lightning to be that great because it's dependent on cast times, and your all your good procs are based off of a crappy 1.5s cast.

Madness on the other hand, is highly mobile and everything procs off your main nuke. If you go hybrid with Lightning it can turn in to a brutally good spec. Go at least 16 points in to get Wrath, then just start going into Lightning for the rest of your points, as nothing in Madness buffs your DD spells after those 16 points. Once you get to Chain Lightning, and gearing up, you'll be brutalizing people with Affliction crit 1.5s Force Lighnings that proc instant +20% damage Chain Lightnings. It's an ugly spec and probably no good for end game PvE but for PvP it doesn't seem half bad.
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