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Sorcerer Lightning vs Madness

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Sorcerer Lightning vs Madness

AshlaBoga's Avatar

06.14.2012 , 09:21 PM | #1
I'm having to respec due to there being an overabundance of healers on my server.

Since my focus is PvE, my question is this:
For bosses - Nightmare KP, Nightmare Pilgrim, HM EC (mostly HM EC), what's better?




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TrooperSev's Avatar

06.15.2012 , 01:51 AM | #2
I can't get into specifics as I don't play a sorc, but I can give the viewpoints of my raiders that do.

Lightning can be powerful, if, you're allowed to ramp up. I'm told that the first few seconds of a fight the dps is slow, but it steadily builds and eventually becomes very good. I'm not sure how well this works when having to move a lot though as the sorc that was using this build switched to tanking on his jugg before we got to the tougher fights.

The madness spec is the one that our raiders seem to like the most. It has no ramp up, but it does have a lot of dots. This allows them to continue dps'ing even when having to move. The best example is the tanks in EC. When they have to move under the shields, the madness sorcs (and our lethality sniper) are able to stack dots right before the move and even while under the shields and don't have to lose focus of the adds.

I know it's not a lot of help, but I always try to give advice when I can.
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riddyl's Avatar

06.15.2012 , 02:27 AM | #3
In EC you will need to bring a fair amount of burst damage on the Kephess fight for the bombers, and also AOE damage on the adds that spawn. Lightning is much better at both.

Check Xenofire's posts out, and also this thread:

I've only respecced this week, and whilst the learning curve is higher for lightning (no FL spam), I think its beneficial overall.

Edit: Of the 2 specs you posted, both use the same 2 dots (Afflication/Crushing Darkness), however the Hybrid 1/12/28 will allow you to insta cast CD.