Raiding history - Explain what raids you have completed and when
I started in Wotlk in a casual guild during Naxx and OS3D but managed to top some server dps records (which were still being tracked back then). This lead me to get invited to the #2 guild of Kul Tiras where we nearly server 2nd all of Ulduar before a disband just before Mimiron.
During CotGC I had small trial with Inner Sanctum (#1 Alliance Guild World/5th Overall) on Silvermoon but I decided 5x a week raiding was too much for me.
In Cata I joined a semi-core friends guild and we got some server 2nd and 3ds in Firelands.
In Pandaria raiding wasn't for me, but I became the 1st mage on Silvermoon with 9/9 gold Challenge Modes and focussed on leaderboards after.
After that it's all been quiet raiding with friends. We got some server 3ds/4ths during The Emerald Nightmare HC, but definitely nth special.
I just came back after a long break, having played a few months in Legion. After getting 8/8HC with my current guild they didn't take raiding serious anymore and it's bleeding dead.
Do you use your abilities in a rotation or priority system for optimal performance? Can you describe, briefly, how it works? Why?
Assuming we are talking raids and not raids AND m+ (and the changing affixes), I follow a pretty straightforward rotation, which fire mage allows.
As you can see from the Armory I go tripple Blaster Master Build and got the 3-piece, wrists and on-use trinket to support it.
This means my opener on most bosses is fairly the same (ye good ol' fire burst).
An example would be smth like:
'pre-pot, fireball/pyro, memory of lucid dreams + on use trinket + fireblast and, depending whether or not my 1st cast crit yes or no, slightly change the next spell to either a 2nd fireblast or go straight into Rune of Power, Meteor (this is still debatable to many mages), (fireblast), combustion, fb, pyro etc, wrists, fb, pyro etc etc.
My 2nd Rune of Power will be up straight after to benefit from potion and heroism if cast. On some occasions or other parts of the fight it's timed with either Meteor and/or 2nd potion... but most important, when the raid leader wants a specific burst window.
This last thing is vital because I do not like aiming for the dps meters (no joke) and rather get the window timed with how the raid leader wants it. I'm more of a team player that wants progress and the boss downed instead of being somewhere around the top on Details.
Other than that, the fire mage rotation is pretty general. I prefer the Scorch build on pretty much all fights, in combo with traits like Gutripper. So I gain a good increase in movement and do good damage in the execute phase. On top of that double blink for extra mobility.
Why do you gear the way you do? Why do you have these items and enchants?
I'm all about theorycrafting and everything having to fit together ('tis a bit obsessive lol).
I read mage forums, I watch and listen to top world mage players.
I sim my gear and I experiment myself as well.
My azerite items are 2/3 bis. The chest can still be upgraded to a better version, which I will probably do in 2 weeks when I have 200k Titan Residuum.
The essences on Armory right now are slightly more tuned to running M+ (cause guild isn’t raiding) but I change essences dependig the fight/progress. Most important, I need tripple Blaster Master and a Wildfire in the set.
My neck's major is by far the best for this mage build. The minors are all close but I prefer these ones in line with my combustion window. I might still swap to Conflict and Strife minor and/or Worldvein Resonance to support the team.
Most of my gear wants haste and versatility for raiding, but when a higher item lvl comes up with socket it's mostly better. Or when a piece just has way more Intellect and has either Haste or Versa on it.
My Trinkets are the way they are because I like having:
- 1 on use CD that lines very well with my combustion mega window
I like the balefire branch, but I wouldnt say no to a 455 Font of Power when we first kill Azshara ;)
- 1 passive bis trinket
Also noteworthy: I have 3 of the bis Benthic Pieces for EP. All with socket and 2/3 fully upgraded. The 3d needs a week more of pearl farming. I’ve also got the belt for increased dmg on aberrations, socketed, but not upgraded yet. Will help for Za’qul and Orgazoa.
Link a raid log (Optional, but without it we'll have to assess you even before the trial raid)
no relevant logs atm
Commitment and friendships
Do you know anyone in the guild? Separate by commas
Why do you want to join? What do you expect of us?
I want to progress in a serious environment. I think a guild that raids and aims Mythic should be at least 3/8 by now. 1/8 would not really be that much of a step-up for me. I think it's impressive you guys are 4/8.
I've seen your recruitment in trade, checked your guild activity and noticed on the web page your spot for mage is high. The rules about your raiding atmosphere are very nice, it's what I always wanted when leading as well.
I think it's great your you're branding the guild as a group that also does M+ and pvp. I've always like Challenge Modes and M+ a lot and it's a shame I have no guildies that want to do them with me, or think +10 is very high.
Your days and times suit me and on top of that the clarity of your trial process is nice. If I don't fill your expectations, it might still be a step-up to a reserve or social, I've plenty to do in the game (alts and classic on top). Who knows I might try again the next patch and if it's still not good enough, well we'll see that bridge when/if we cross it.
At the moment I'm just sitting alone in a very non-competitive guild, but I'd still prefer to be here more with the few friends I made than a mythic guild that cant go further than 1/8M or isn't very active.
Anything else you'd like us to take into consideration?
I'm very active, I like helping out.
Not much of a guildhopper so if I'm in your team I'll hopefully be there for a long time.
I've got a few alts running keys for fun.
I love to compete on my mage but I do feel my damage is on the mediocre/low side for now. Should it not be enough then I wouldn't mind being a back-up or reserve for the time being, which might be a flexibilty for you guys to enjoy. And I do apologise if you wanted a way shorter application ;)
I hope to see guy you guys in green chat soon, if not, I wish you the very best on your progress! Thanks for reading.
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