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6-07-2008 @ 9:01PM
Stepping up on the mage column, and thanks for it.Only got two minor and one major quibbles this time around.There is no reason to ever use anything but rank 1 frost nova. The higher ranks are do slightly more damage for more mana and have the same freeze duration. Save the money not training it or if you do open your spell list and move rank 1 back onto your bar. (Training a higher rank will automatically replace the lower rank on your bar.)The mage class quests are generally hard and/or annoying with weak rewards. If you're leveling quickly, or have had a mage before, skip them. This is unlike, for example, the warlock class quest rewards which are all amazing. For mages the big exception is the very last class quest which has a fun (if useless) reward and truly hillarious.The major quibble is one most or all of these split up leveling guides have had. The places to put talents through any given slab of levels are often very different from where you want the talents when you hit level 'x'. You mentioned avoiding arcane early (GREAT advice) but putting in talents at early levels to build toward a later build goal is often a really bad idea. The reverse is equally true: impact is arguably a strong talent for someone brand new to mages, to buy them a little breathing room. It's a terrible PvE talent for an experienced mage or to carry over into a later level build. Sample builds through each level section and talk about when/how to respec would be useful.
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