ok to the point........ i love arcane in random bgs which is all i'm good at no matter what spec i take , and i've started getting some good gear but i'm a bit stuck on what stats to pick for arcane pvp .
I know about the 5% hit and 286((think thats right)) spell pen, But what else do i need to stack ...should i be after haste over mastery or the other way around am i right in thinking crit should be left out and what enchants should i be after for a pvp mage .
i have looked on sites but really getting confused as most are for frost or fire ....could anyone please help me with this
Arcane is really a glass cannon for PvP, you do oneshot low-resi people but if they turn on you, that's pretty much it, you're dead. There are no arcane mages in PvP but if you ask me I would go for mastery (haste and crit are pretty much useless)
Again, I'd go frost if I was you.
But yeah, as stated above me, frost is the beginner mage pvp spec (and almost everyone else uses it too, regardless of experience). If you want a challenge, go fire PvP. Different playstyle.
Your secondary stat is really up to you since it depends moslty on the playstyle.
I like crit since what you are aiming for are thos 50k crits and having barrage crit for 20k is very nice. Mastery can give you around 2-5k more dmg per blast but I still think crit is better.
Haste is very potent ofc and each 5% haste you get lowers the cast time down 0,1 seconds since its very hard to get more then 15% haste ( 0,3 seconds lesser castime) I still preafer crit of those 3 stats.
As for haste and mastery well i played about with both and found a much greater benefit coming from mastery as haste required too much to notice any significant changes, mastery seems more forgiving with your points. happy sheeping! =)
now for pvp haste and mastery is very good faster casts harder hits. most of the pvp gear has haste and mastery anyway so not an issue.