Frost Mage Torrent of Elements vs crit/haste?


#1

I noticed that every frost mage on the top of the world charts is using torrent of elements, but the simulator continues to recommend either crit or haste enchants. Even when I put in BiS gear or the same gear as the top charted people, it still recommends haste or crit.

I don’t quite understand why this is, are they using some kind of ‘cheese’ strategy that’s not normally doable? Or are they all using non optimized enchants (which I find hard to believe), or is it something else entirely?

Any insight into this is appreciated. Thanks!


#2

All of the weapon enchants are very close in value for a frost mage – it will depend on your particular gear and stats which edges the other out, but ultimately you will see little to no difference by changing enchants. For example, I just used our default mythic-geared frost mage and tried each weapon enchant:

https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/42c161e743d14730becb232dd07b61d6

Very little difference either way. Could be that they prefer torrent of elements because when it triggers, it won’t mess with which reorigination array stat they are getting.


#3

Not wanting to mess with Reorigination array makes a lot of sense. Thank you!