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1-21-2008 @ 5:01PM
"Mages have..." Arcane fortitude you can take as a better then nothing point filler to get imp CS. The other Frost talents mentioned are just about never used regardless of your gear. To free up talent points for those trash talents you would lose way too much dmg/survivability, especially if you get imp CS from arcane tree.
1-21-2008 @ 5:34PM
Agreed. No mage seriously interested in PvP would ever go deep enough into Arcane to pick up Prismatic Cloak. Frozen Core is the worst talent possible in a frost build, and Frost Warding is only picked up if you are 0/0/61. I would more have stressed Ice Barrier, Artic winds, Ice block, and Blazing Speed. These are mages true survival talents (besides frostbite/nova). And please, for the love of God, never mention Mana Shield, it is quite literally a piece of shit buff that is only put up for dispell fodder.
1-21-2008 @ 5:46PM
Thanks for the heads up. You're both absolutely correct. My Mage friends are ribbing me for mentioning it. However, under the category of talents and damage mitigation, these are the available abilities. Blazing Speed and Arctic Winds are excellent PvP spells but both fall in under avoidance, not necessarily damage mitigation. I did neglect to mention Ice Barrier, which is an absorption spell, so excellent call.In a future article, I'll be covering specific talents and spells that are geared towards PvP -- this will cover movement-enhancing abilities such as Blazing Speed or Pursuit of Justice. Thanks for educating me.
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