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12-23-2008 @ 8:59AM
my only 80 currently is a mage, and I always feel like I'm too squishy to solo a lot of instances...any mages out there have tips/tricks for doing that?
12-23-2008 @ 9:25AM
I've soloed some content when I was 70. Right now I'm frostfire raid spec, so I'm not gonna even try to do that.Mage 80 can solo The Nexus boss that gives red hat (normal nexus).We are squishy, but when you use right spec, not as squishy as one may think. I can't see fire mage soloing anything, but deep frost is very good spec for that. You need:- Ice Barrier that gives you rebuffable +3000 hp, which in low level instances is a lot of hp.- Water Elemental - this is very important talent, if you pop elemental at beginning of the fight it can tank for you while you unload your dps on mob/boss- talents that shorten cooldowns on ice block, water elemental, etc.Remember that using mirror images gives you big aggro debuff, so basically if you are being attacked and pop your images, the mobs will switch attacks from you to them.Another necessary thing for soloing is glyph that gives your evocation +60% hp in addition to +60% mana.
12-23-2008 @ 9:41AM
Now I want the servers back up so I can try my hand at Grand Magus Telestra!
12-23-2008 @ 11:57AM
I"m with Cetha I'm a mage and in the lull between 3.0 and wrath i was (trying to) solo BC instances (still haven't got wrath yet, but don't have any time either...), went arcane spec to try a few things out and haven't gone back since, and while going frost gives you a better shield and a big blue buddy, unless you're critting through the roof I don't see it kiting a lot of bosses too well. (or maybe I"m just naive - I'd try it out but I'm just against frost lore-wise - hurling big bolts of ice/frost at your enemy? turn him into an ice block/give him hypothermia? Id prefer to burn him down with fire or pure magical energy, show 'em what a mage can really do before they're eviscerated)Frost seems to have less of a kiting ability than arcane (or is this me just being naive again?)
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