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Best profession choice for a Mage ....

#1Insane_RaiderPosted 1/15/2013 7:37:34 AM
I have tailoring and mining at 600, but I want to drop mining for a profession with better benefits when raiding. Which do you think is better and why; enchanting or jewelcrafting? And yes, I do have another toon who will have 600 mining today.

Appreciate the help in advance guys!
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#2jlc992Posted 1/15/2013 7:48:11 AM
With JC you can make gems that only you can socket. Plus they can make a good bit of money when you hit 600. That is if you need someone for money.
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#3xFilthPosted 1/15/2013 9:31:56 AM
JC is more flexible, in that you can choose secondary stats, but you're probably going gem int anyways, since secondary stats only have a 50% boost on JC gems, where primary stats have a 100% boost
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#4KrozardPosted 1/15/2013 11:25:05 AM(edited)
My mage is Enchanting and Jewelcrafting (DK is a miner, priest is an herbalist).

I really like having these two professions together, under the right conditions, money making is pretty decent.

I'd say, depending on your race, get either one (Enchanting if blood elf, JC is draenei)
If neither race...flip a coin or something, and get the other profession on a different character.
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#5sir_fangPosted 1/15/2013 2:36:35 PM
dont listen to people who say that jc is perfect for mages. its stupid to rely souly on jc only gems. as every profession has some sort of bonus for class. gone are the days of oh jc is great cause of jc only gems. thats just stupid.

lw has bracer int
bs has sockt bracer and gloves. not the reatest but yeah.
enchanting has rings.
scribe has staffs and shoulder enchants.

so please dont base it souly on oh jc only gems. thats so archahic thinking.

if you want the best of both worlds. and have toons with gathering profesions
take scribe and lw. the combination of two grant massive intellect.
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#6AssultTankPosted 1/15/2013 4:38:40 PM(edited)
I like Engineering myself.

It's really a fun profession, and the Synapse Spring cooldown is always nice to have.
Plus, Nitro Boosts, it gives you a little bit more mobility if you have to travel a long distance.

Edit cause I only skimmed the OP:

I would personally suggest Enchanting mostly because enchants tend to be more expensive than gems, and the boosts from both are the same.
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#7TheAncientMonkPosted 1/15/2013 5:09:31 PM
JC and Enchanting