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3-22-2008 @ 8:26PM
Man, I love the Arcane tree, and I wish I could find a way to really spec that way and be effective. I keep tweaking my spec, which is 40/21/0 right now, trying to get the perfect balance of power and subtlety, and haven't found anything I'm truly satisfied with yet. I'm really, really excited about the Blink changes coming, and posted about them in my 2.4 column. I really hope they can justify my love for all things Arcane.I agree with poster #2 in that something needs to be said about line of sight issues. Mages only really have one useful arena spell that ignores LoS and that's Arcane Missiles. The rest of the time, LoS kills us. That's why instant cast spells are so vital for us. Unless your timing is impeccable, spells that require cast time are way too easy to break with LoS. I'm praying future changes might help with this, because with the possible exception of Hunters, LoS affects Mages more negatively than anybody else.I dream of the day when we Mages can enter the arena with our hooded heads held high, confident in our ability to be competitive. Until that day, we can only keep trying to find better ways to be effective.
3-22-2008 @ 10:37PM
I wish there was a spec where you can increase the range of the Arcane tree to 41 yds like the Fire and Frost Trees.Also be nice to polymorph at 41 yds instead of 30!
3-24-2008 @ 6:20PM
As a fairly new 70 mage (I also have a 70 rogue and priest) I'm focusing mainly on PvP in the form of BG's. I've gone heavy arcane with fire to top it off. It is an absolute blast. In fire i went up to 5/5 ignite and pyroblast for the infamous AP/PoM/Pyro combo. AP/PoM/Pyro is nice, but pyro is just the opener. i still have several seconds of AP left after that first cast. I like to follow it up with Imp & Emp AM for some some serious damge. Though still modestly geared (quest blues and greens) I've had a lucky streak of all 5 pulses of AM criting (on a clear cast with 30% extra chance to crit) for 1200+ dmg per pulse. Makes me a happy mage. Slow is pretty great for PvP too. only wish it had some dispell protection. ok, l guess this was a little off topic. I just get excited when people are taking about Arcane.
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