Infraction: 1. All posters are to make an effort to communicate clearly.
Message to User:
Please make an effort to at least use capitalization and proper spacing when making posts. In addition, your post really doesn't add anything insightful to the thread.
it seems the majority of this thread is dedicated to raiding mages.
I would just like to add my twopennies worth.
as a mage who is doing mostly heroics with crafted and rep gear Arcane has significantly boosted my dps. I tried both fire and FFB and was hovering around 1400-1600 dps. Changing spec to arcane has seen it jump immediately to 1900-2000. This is with no changes to gear. hit is obviously no problem but i didn't think it was in normal heroics anyway. I never seemed to miss much.
essentially i guess i'm saying give it a go when you hit 80. you'll do your best damage and it will give you good practice for when you start raiding.