I put together a group mage DPS spec - Pyro/Lock/Elemental. http://rift.zam.com/en/stc.html?t=0zIvq.ec0czuchx.xxou0VVx.Vz
I have yet to tap on mana in any boss fight so the mana seems to hold up (I don't even have to Sacrifice to get mana back).
But I was in a group last night and people were telling me that Pyro is not a good dps spec anymore, that Warlock, Elementalist and even Archon are much better. Is that true at present?
A few things about the spec - Yes I'm missing Pyromancers armor, but I use the Warlock armor for the 10% damage increase at all times instead, and with the Warlocks 'Opportunity' I end up instacasting Cinder Burst as often as it is avail anyway. Yes I don't get the free recharges of it, but not certain that is worth the extra 10% damage at all times.
I could drop Ice Shield for Heat Wave, but is Heat Wave really that worth it?
This spec does give me
+10% crit on all spells
+53% damage on all fire spells (+20% on all)
Lots of other little things as well.
Any comments are appreciated. I only made 50 yesterday so I'm still trying out specs and learning how things work in Rift but I am an experienced WoW raider so I'm not a newbie to dungeons and raids.