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9-06-2008 @ 6:36PM
The thing is, when Wrath hits we'll be leveling. Now, if you're on a PvP server, leveling outside of instances (which will be how most of us level from the looks of things) will need to involve two things: the ability to kill things fast and without dying, and the ability to anti-gank. The obvious answer to this would appear to be full frost, but to be honest, who really wants to play frost? Some people may do it out of necessity, but to be honest, why slow something when you can kill it before it has a chance to aggro on you? With this in mind, I present to you the arcane leveling spec of DOOOOOOM, with massive amounts of pain to be dished out, and the ability to instantly vanish from a potential ganker, to reappear behind them and crit them so damn hard that their ghost has to spirit res.http://wotlk.wowhead.com/?talent=ocxVfhMcdeGuMtedcZ0hIt'll need a little shuffling (the three points in incineration moved for the sake of mana efficiency?), but I like it.Incidentally, as Trilby and Christian have already mentioned, how awesome will it be to have mirrror image? Answer: So Awesome. I wonder, can you mirror image and vanish, leaving your images to nuke the opponent down while you recuperate? Christian, this is something you need to try out!
9-07-2008 @ 10:45PM
Wow, there's so much to be said to that...I'm a full Frost Mage, and I play it because I love the spec. Not out of necessity, but because it pwns extremely hard. Often times, I crit more than I don't, and with Ice Shards giving me 100% crit damage increase, my Frostbolts crit considerably higher than my Fireballs. Also, no one is ever going to kill something (of equal level) before it gets to aggro on you--not even a Fire Mage.As a Frost Mage: at level 53, I killed a 60 warrior who was with a 52 warrior all on my own; at around level 60, I was able to beat a level 70 prot pally in a duel.If you truly think Frost spec is inferior or boring, I think you've never been Frost spec.Oh and BTW, I think I know the answer to your question about Mirror Image. I think the copies will be direct copies of the player, meaning they'll cast the same spells you cast, and thus going invisible when you do.
9-10-2008 @ 8:36PM
@NeofoxI don't think you've played fire spec if you think frostbolts can crit higher than fireballs and think you can't kill something of your level before it gets to you.With impact, blast wave, and frost nova, we certainly can kill something before it gets to us, and we usually can without any of those.Also, I think you're wrong on the mirror image thing. I don't know if you can pop invis, but I did see a video of a guy using it with all of his images casting frostbolt and him casting scorches.
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