Well yet again I find myself popping in a post after an extended absence. As I’ve said in pasts posts…if I ever do shut down for good…there WILL be a post about it. This is NOT that post. Its just another “Sorry I don’t post as often as I’d like to”. Work, family, raids, other games (heresy!) have all but filled any moment of the day I have to spare for posting on the blog. And I still stand by “I’m not going to post something just to post something”. When a post happens its cause I found something cool or I want to hear my readers thoughts. Hopefully both. But I’m not going to dedicate this post to the lack of posting. This post goes to my often too neglected mage!
Aurdon was rolled back in 2004 when the game launched and has been my main….well had been my main. Then along came a new exciting hero class which I got to play in its pure OP form in WotLK Beta. I decided I wanted to give some attention to a DK when WotLK launched and thus Raze rose up (cee wut I did thar) and became my first 80. Well at 80 you start raiding immediately in my guild. And we raid alot so not much time was spent on Aurdon. I played him now and then casually and he slowly gained a few levels. This weekend I got in big kick to level him with my wife’s character (Hi Adreanna! /kiss) and can now remember all the fun I had as a mage. It really is a fun class to play. I’m actually trying to focus more on him so I can get him into raiding again.
Leveling arcane I think is the way to go. So much movement and interactivity to spell procs make it quite enjoyable. Also as a leveling mage, the mana regen from arcane abilities mixed with a Glyph of Evocation make it an obvious choice. I tried FFB spec when I hit 75 but it was pretty meh. From what I gather FFB spec is best with high crit (which I dont’ have leveling) and even so not many raiding mages like the DPS from that build. FFB was just too much “spam teh one key!!oneoneelevenone!!”
Its silly how far my “good enough for sunwell” gear is taking me too. I know this topic has been covered many times before but dang. I can recall a few months back a 76 mage in Northrend greens jumped me when I was only 72 and in my TBC raid gear. Wow did I destroy him. I looked him up on the armory later and saw that I had about 400 more spell damage then him and equal HP and mana pools. I’ll also give credit to the fact I was arcane spec (favorable for PvP) and he was Frost. Even now at 76 I’m still passing on all quest greens…and fueling my disenchant stockpile.
So how did you guys level your mages? Ice AoE? Fire all the way? Arcane supremecy? Let me know. Looking forward to hittin 77 so I can speed all these Northrend quests up.