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7-12-2008 @ 11:00PM
Mages poor survivability is a myth that still hangs around from the pre-TBC days when it was true.Cloth armor = leather armor = mail armor = trivial or no armor in TBC.Armor that matters = plate or shield or bothMages have iceblock which gives them much better survivability than other classes less blessed and blink is pretty great too.Mages do great in 3v3 arena great in dps and are on the upswing overall in arenas. And their damage is certainly overpowered in pvp.This is a good solid class with nothing to complain about
7-12-2008 @ 11:34PM
Mages are probably one of the most balanced classes in WoW,they have always been.Even blizz says that ,mages are usualy in the right spot and many new things are tried on them.
7-13-2008 @ 2:10AM
"Mages have iceblock which gives them much better survivability than other classes less blessed and blink is pretty great too.Mages do great in 3v3 arena great in dps and are on the upswing overall in arenas.And their damage is certainly overpowered in pvp."Way to completely miss the point. We're not talking about PvP, even though ALL the new Top-tier talents I have seen so far are strictly for use in PvP. What we are talking about is Raid viability. As of now the ONLY reasons to bring mages and not warlocks are AI, Tables, Sheep for some trash, and a portal out at the end of the night.
7-13-2008 @ 3:08PM
Mages poor survivability is a myth that still hangs around from the pre-TBC days when it was true.It's still true post TBC days even with Ice Block a trained skill its still not the end all be all whe nit comes to surviving.Mages have iceblock which gives them much better survivability than other classes less blessed and blink is pretty great too. Lol you must live under a rock because Blink is far from Great its not 100% reliable and thats a liability trying to get some distance to cast and you go nowhere. Warlocks are getting their own semi blink with that demonic circle. I wish at least their would be a higher rank of Blink but you travel a farther distance.Mages do great in 3v3 arena great in dps and are on the upswing overall in arenas.To get to that in arena you basically have to be Frost... what happened to other trees surely everyone doesn't want to be frost to be competent in pvp.And their damage is certainly overpowered in pvp.Only time our damaged is overpowered in Pvp is when shatter combo's or trinkets are involved. We have to work for that damaged as opposed to a warlock running around dotting everyone and their on top of the charts.This is a good solid class with nothing to complain about. Yea nothing to complain about except those who except whatever Blizz hand feeds you.Glad to see some people aren't holding their breath for the proposed spells and talents Blizzard has given us.I do agree however that with Frostfire bolt being Elemental will be more competent if they dont nerf the mechanic of the spell receiving bonuses from the spell.
7-15-2008 @ 10:35AM
Mages damage is hardly "overpowered in PVP". Its only "comparable" really considering that pillars provide 100% mitigation. Its certainly nothing that can take out a Resto anything.The reason Mages have become usable in PVP is a metagame one, not a power one. The teams that would have normally relied on a Warlock can no longer do so because Melee scaling has pushed Warlocks almost completely out of the Arena, and Mages are pretty good against melee classes. Thus Mages can actually compete, but that isn't the same as being overpowered, its having a niche in an overall warped environment.
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