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So how are mages? I haven't played in about 4 years.

#1Sir_Mix_A_LotPosted 10/7/2012 4:56:34 PM
Got 8/8 tempest set and tons of other gear from Burning Crusade. I know the gear is worthless now, but it still has sentimental value for me. :3

Anyway, I used Scroll of Res to jump from 70 to 80. What's a good leveling build? pvp build? pve build?

Thanks. :D
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#2Lightning BoltPosted 10/7/2012 5:01:13 PM(edited)
They're alright damage-wise, but they have some extraordinarily awkward mechanics once you hit 90. So much so that I dropped my Mage completely.

From: Sir_Mix_A_Lot | #001
What's a good leveling build? pvp build? pve build?

Frost.
/shrug.
Frost or Fire.
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#3aLINKinthechainPosted 10/7/2012 5:03:35 PM
Frost is still #1 for pvp, and its now viable, and rather good, for pve. Arcanes rotation is different: new DoT and AM/ABa work differently. Fire has been simplified a bit and still does great dps when rng isnt be a b****.
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#4TresidentevilPosted 10/7/2012 5:08:41 PM
People seem to think Mages are OP but in all fairness they die fast. Damage is still insane.
#5g0tbeef89Posted 10/7/2012 5:10:07 PM
Keep the gear - you can transmogrify them now so that your new gears will look the same as those.
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#6Sir_Mix_A_Lot(Topic Creator)Posted 10/7/2012 5:15:17 PM
From: g0tbeef89 | #005
Keep the gear - you can transmogrify them now so that your new gears will look the same as those.

Yeah, I've heard of that. My bank is so full as it is from when I built up all those resistance sets: nature, shadow, fire, frost, shadow. Plus I have all these other random mounts, trinkets, etc.
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#7g0tbeef89Posted 10/7/2012 5:21:02 PM
Sir_Mix_A_Lot posted...
From: g0tbeef89 | #005
Keep the gear - you can transmogrify them now so that your new gears will look the same as those.

Yeah, I've heard of that. My bank is so full as it is from when I built up all those resistance sets: nature, shadow, fire, frost, shadow. Plus I have all these other random mounts, trinkets, etc.


Mounts now get a separate tab if you click shift+p, so just learn those mounts and free up the spaces.

Vendor the trinkets and rings, they're useless now.

You can keep the shadow resistance gear too if you like the looks of it for transmog, otherwise just vendor them.

If you're still running out of space, send all your armor and weapons that you don't need to the void storage. You can retrieve them later for some gold but it will free up a lot of your bank slots.

Level up and quest some more or farm some stuff to sell to make more gold. You can replace your old bags with larger cheaper bags now if you're still out of space.

Try and look for a level 25 guild to gain some perks, free repairs and extra guild bank slots.
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#8Sir_Mix_A_Lot(Topic Creator)Posted 10/7/2012 5:24:52 PM
Cool, thanks!
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#9FinalCountDownnPosted 10/7/2012 5:32:21 PM
aLINKinthechain posted...
Frost is still #1 for pvp, and its now viable, and rather good, for pve. Arcanes rotation is different: new DoT and AM/ABa work differently. Fire has been simplified a bit and still does great dps when rng isnt be a b****.


heh you Puny frost mages are to weak to defeat the Mighty Fire Mage.

All you can do Is stand and cast.

BUT I Can run Circles around you while singing the trololol song.
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#10PhantasmplusPosted 10/7/2012 5:48:50 PM
Frost is death. I am leveling Pandaria content as Frost. Frostbolt, Frostbolt, Frost Bomb, Frostbolt, Frostjaw, PAIN, BRAIN FREEZE and then death. Can't speak that much for dungeon damage but as a comparison between Fire and Frost, I destroyed face way more as Frost. If my rotation up there hasn't killed my enemy because it's a quest mob or something, then my Fingers of Frost has usually procced and I can proceed to decimate them with a Deep Freeze and Ice Lancex4 combo.
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