Is this the right approach? I find the problem with this though is that my Water Elemental often beats me to the punch at breaking the freeze, greatly reducing the damage done to the target. How do people manage this?
Thanks in advance,
Even if the nova breaks before you get your frostbolt off, you haven't wasted the fingers of frost, so it's usually better than casting an ice lance right away.
You could use a deep freeze instead (either right away or combed with a frostbolt) and then do two frostbolts and an ice lance. There's a good chance you'll get a new fingers of frost proc from the two frostbolts, so the lance might gain the extra FoF bonus.
Yes, I have to queue spells constantly as my internet connection isn't brilliant - I installed the Castbars addon and my DPS more than doubled! They should make it much clearer in-game that you can start casting before your current cast finishes. I wondered why my mana never really went down!
Frosbolt to break nova (will surely crit)
Throw first FoF with icelance once broken.
Deep Freeze right after.
Frostbolt and Lance during flytime (shatter combo)
Win or fail?
The page I found about the shatter combo says that the state of the target when the spell is cast, not when it hits the target, is what's used. So, following a Frost Bolt with an Ice Lance could get the Ice Lance frozen target benefit if it's sufficently far away. Very interesting! I think I'll swap to the Blink glyph for that extra range.
Thanks for all the info,