Haste cap for frost pve

90 Blood Elf Mage
18385
Hello ,

After looking through so many threads i still cannot find the answer when to stop stacking haste in favour of mastery, at the moment im at 16859 , im thinking its too high looking at others stopping around 1400 or so.

Thanks :-)
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90 Undead Mage
7590
have you thought about respeccing out of frost? It seems that arcane and fire overtake frost as ilvl increases - and 550 which you are should favour either fire or arcane. Also any haste that brings your frostbolt casts below 1s is a waste as the GCD is capped at 1s
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90 Human Mage
15515
Akraen has a frost mage guide on MMO Champion. Haste breakpoints for NT an LB are listed. I'm at a bit over the second NT breakpoint at the moment. My second mage isn't quite there yet, but is well past the first breakpoint.

I don't pay a whole lot of attention to the breakpoints as haste is so variable in an encounter (lots of meta gem uptime, icy veins etc).

Up until very recently, I gemmed Briliant/Reckless/Veiled, but I have been shifting somewhat to Reckless/Quick/Lightning gemming with new gear. Haste gemming is certainly better than intellect at this gear level when not haste-capped, but the meta gem in particular will easily cap instant casts. Akraen has a lot of analysis on haste/mastery balance. What works for you may depend on your latency, reflexes, play style and of course the encounter itself.

A big part of why haste works so well for Frost is that it increases the number of Brain Freeze procs. Bombs will tick faster even after Frostbolt is capped.
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