tier 7 talents: EF=elemental fusion, SE=storm elemental, LM=liquid magma
patchwork single target heavy movement single target 2 target cleave 5 target aoe
These sims represent all 27 talent builds and the first thing you notice is how close they all are in single target. You can however rule out a few talents from a single target standpoint, echo of elements, and elemental blast.
When i comes down to actual fights prime elementist starts to pull ahead the more you move. and you also have to consider the massive defensive cd that comes with prime elementist via reinforce.
2+ targets Liquid magma and prime elementist is king, with echo of elements growing stronger with 3+ targets.
No i have not had a chance to do any in game testing on the ptr, however i doubt eote will be viable for single target for two reason. It is the only talent in the tier that that gives no benefit during ascendance. Secondly, as we get more haste in upcoming tiers lava surge procs will continually devalue the talent. This would explain the incoming Eote buff in 6.1.
you're right. When I posted that, I wasn't even thinking about the reduced ilvl in LFR, which might be why it was shining. I'm definitely excited to see how we perform on the rest of the fights. Elemental seems very strong on Gruul and Blast Furnace.
In regards to AS being top for the most part, how do you think we'll use it? I was thinking just macroing it for an instant LB every time it is up, but is there any merit to holding it?