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We Don't Wipe.
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Minor patch (6.2.3)
Updated:11-11-15 07:05 PM
Created:07-26-13 11:55 PM
Categories:Mage, Casting Bars, Cooldowns, Character Advancement, DPS, Combat Mods, Plug-Ins & Patches

We Don't Wipe - Arcane Mage  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)

Version: 2.12
by: Taraezor [More]

A DPS maximiser module for the We Don't Wipe AddOn.

You will need the latest We Don't Wipe. After any AddOn instal or update always quit WoW completely. Relaunch WoW. Enjoy. See We Don't Wipe for any further information.

Other Available Modules
* Windwalker Monks Patch 6.2!
* Frost Deathknights 2H
* Frost Deathknights DW
* Fire Mages Patch 6.2!
* Frost Mages Patch 6.2!
* Enhancement Shaman
* Elemental Shaman

With more to come!


Arcane Mages have three 'Phases', executed in a cycle: Burn -> Replenish -> Conserve mana.

Some parts of the Burn and Conserve Phase are shared as "Common", below.

* Buff
* Arcane or Dalaran Brilliance

* Burn
* Rune of Power New!
* Arcane Power
* Prismatic Crystal
* 2xSupernova
* Common (below)
* Arcane Blast spam

* Replenish
* Arcane Missiles if AM will expire before Evo completed
* Evocate

* Conserve
* Rune of Power New!
* 1 or 2 Supernova if mana < 94% and < 3xAM and sure to have 2xSN for AP
* Common
* Arcane Blast if mana > 93%
* Arcane Missiles if 4xAC and AM>0
* Arcane Barrage if 4xAC
* Arcane Blast filler

* Common
* Nether Tempest if 4xAC and buff expires < 3.6s
* Arcane Orb if AC < 2
* Presence of Mind (to buy milliseconds for Orb to hit)
* Mirror Images
* Arcane Missiles if 3xAM or expiring

General Rotation Notes
The module does not assume you have chosen a "cookie cutter" talent build. No AddOn can function as a DPS maximiser for AoE fights, due to limitations in the programming API. Single target is assumed.

The default list of cool downs is merely a sample. Customise via the Cooldowns Panel, /wdw coo. You also go to here to list any rotation/queue exclusions.

Notes Specific to the Arcane Mage Module
BURN commences when the Evo cooldown is below a threshold. The aim is to be down to 50% mana at exactly the time that Evo comes of CD.
Yup, impossible to predict so the module "learns" as it goes, starting at a low 15s. REPLENISH commences at 50% mana. Evo will be in queue position #1. Do it! CONSERVE occurs when Evo is on CD.

* Brilliance Buff *
Dalaran Brilliance / Arcane Brilliance will be suggested if your DB, AB, Legacy of the White Tiger or Dark Intent are about to expire or not present. Other raid buffs might be preferred. Just place your DB and AB in the "Exclude" list via the Cooldowns Panel, /wdw coo.

Modifiable Parameters New!
From the chat line, the following modifiable parameters can be adjusted by you. The values are saved between sessions.

/wdw amp burntimer=nn
'nn' is the time in seconds before Evocate comes off cooldown and is the ideal time to commence your burn phase. The default is 15 (seconds).

/wdw amp minmana=nn
'nn' is the ratio of current mana to maximum mana for which Evocate should be triggered. The default is 0.5 (i.e. 50%). Setting this too low will result in a never ending burn phase. Most players settle for 0.4 to 0.6.

/wdw amp train=x
Your Arcane Mage module can automatically learn the amount of time it takes for you to burn your mana down from 100% to 50%. Setting train=y will cause your 'burntimer' parameter to be adjusted automatically. A value of 'n' turns the training off.

New! The timer will be aggressively adjusted if your most recent burn phase ended too soon, and more so if this was before your Evocation was off CD. Conversely, the timer will be increasingly conservatively adjusted the more you exceeded the current time estimate.

/wdw amp
Shows the syntax. '/wdw amp list' will list all modifiable parameters and their current values.

How to Report Bugs & Suggest Improvements
Go to Tickets to report bugs. Line numbers from bug catching AddOns are useful. Lists of AddOns are of no use. The forum on this page is for suggestions and discussion.

Updates & Favourites
Why not make We Don't Wipe - Arcane Mage a Favourite and/or use Minion?

Fun Stuff™ New!
At any time you may raise your arms high and command Storm, Earth and Fire. You indeed have the power of Go'el in your hands! Heed My Call™ with '/wdw sef' or '/wdw poth' in chat. Or say hello to yourself with '/wdw sal'. Enjoy!

Cookies, Beer & Donations
It is all about the Cookies & Beer although, and don't let Gallywix know about this, a "thank you" in the comments section fuels my programming appetite and is very much appreciated. And then, you could cut straight to Click here to lend your support! because as Gallywix would say... "time is money, friend".

Included in the Icy Veins Arcane Mage Guide!
Special thanks to Damien, curator of the Icy Veins Arcane Mage Guide, for including this module on the DPS Macros and Addons page.

* Module MUST use v4.11 of main module due to show stopping bug fix for Mages with Incanter's Flow

* Dalaran / Arcane Brilliance rebuff logic works better with Legacy of the White Tiger, Dark Intent, etc

* Typo in the /wdw amp list
* Correct Rune of Power expiry logic was present but being being bypassed

* Prismatic Crystal charge-based placement needed a CD check

* TOC file update for Patch 6.2

* Added Rune of Power
* Better feedback with the "bt" option for those inclined.
* INCREASES to the burn timer are throttled exponentially now: old + diff^0.5
* DECREASES to the burn timer still a factor of 1/2 but an additional 1/4 if missed the Evo CD (which will be true almost always)
* Now checks for minimum WDW version as a help to keep things up to date

* Change 'sm' references to 'amp'
* Added special 'low mana' queue items for use during the Conserve phase
* Remove the Evocate icon from position #1 when mana is nearly full
* Included the new low mana logic in the 'bt' flag debug output
* Update TOC file for Patch 6.1

* Stand alone AddOn (requiring We Don't Wipe v4.00) but hopefully Wowinterface & Curse compatible

* Module confused between minMana parameter as a ratio or percentage.
(Thanks to wowinterface member Baine for noticing this)
* Retain duplicate AM tests BUT safeguard against FOUR AMs appearing in the queue
* Removed a small block of redundant code in the Evo routine (benign)

* Trained burnTimer was not saving between sessions. Doh!
* Redo Supernova logic for throttling SN while AP is on CD. Leaner + more precise
* Safety check to throttle Arcane Barrage for when player selects a burnTimer < 8s (Weird)
(Net effect of above is fewer superfluous SN icons, seemingly more Barrage)

* Totally redone (again). Massively changed

* Warlords of Draenor updates - totally redone

* Version number update for Patch 6.0.3

* Removed old 'party' rotation due to errors
* Fixed programming error in the 'Levelling' rotation
* Added a conventional 'Single' target rotation
* Added an 'Alternative' single target rotation (inferior)
* Added Mana Gem code to all rotations. Should never really be needed
* Version number update for Patch 5.4
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Unread 10-31-16, 04:47 PM  
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update ?

An ETA on the Arcane update ?
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i'm just glad that it was an actual bug and not just a mistake on my end
thanks for fixing it
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i'm sorry that i have to bother you again with this :/

but it's just not acting as it should
when i log in (with no saved variables at all for WeDontWipe), enter /wdw deb bt
it works as it should
once i do a /reload, the file gets written, the value for the burntimer is as expected and given by that debug print

but after that reload, the burn phase just never ends...
when i delete the contents of that file (effectively removing the WeDontWipeDB), make it read only, the addon works as expected (well, doesn't save settings, but that's not an issue right now)
when i do a reload using that modification, it works every time. suggesting evo as it should etc

when i make that file writable again (hence enabling WeDontWipeDB) and do a reload, it works once
but every login or reload after that, burn phase never ends...
(at least that's how it behaves on my end...)
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Originally Posted by Taraezor
Enter /wdw deb bt

in chat and the message will surely appear.
i've deleted my savedvariables for WeDontWipe before doing anything this time
set /wdw deb bt
(i had that before as well, but only received multiple messages that this mode had been set, infight and out of combat as well)
started on the dummy in the garrison
suggested evo this time as expected, got that message that the timer was adjusted
looks like it's working (for now^^)

i'll let you know if i find anything else.
thanks for your time
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Originally Posted by Taraezor
Other Problems

These are ALL related to the internal "Burn Timer". My feeling is that WDW is not automatically learning the best burn timer for you. After EVERY burn phase, you should receive a message:

"Burn timer adjusted from..."

(Note to others: this message needs to be specially enabled with '/wdw deb bt' in chat)
wdw is training, but never received that message.
will try with your updated main addon
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noticed a few things while running lfr today

i've entered /wdw deb bt as you posted earlier, got the message as well ("WeDon'tWipe: Debug mode is: bt")
but whenever i enter /wdw sm, the bt is at 15s
additionally, i'm well below 50% mana, evocation is nowhere in the suggested actions.
once i get below 10%, barely enough to cast AB with 4 stacks, it suggests AB as first priority, AB as 2nd as well, as third Evo. when i don't have enough mana to cast AB, AB is still 1st prio, evo is 2nd. once i start to cast evo, it is in first place.

also, the debuff counter next to the priority suddenly increased above 4. had it at 30 once oo

i'll edit some screenshots to fit them in a compact image, where those issues can be seen, but need some time, as i'm at the emperor now^^

edit: the states i mentioned above as picture:
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