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5-10-2009 @ 3:34PM
I PvP with my FFB mage in my usual raid spec, mostly because I'm incredibly familiar with it and I'm too lazy to re-learn another spec, and while my survivability still tends to suck, it's much much better with a few blue/purple PvP items. Having even an average amount of resilience means that that random lock/rogue/DK won't instantly kill me, and sometimes I can even kill them. But for a PvP guide, shame on you for not mentioning Mirror Image and the complete chaos it can cause when you're at the edge of death. Suddenly there are four of you, and while it's easy to pick out which isn't the mirror, that second or two of confusion is often long enough to pop a Blast Wave/FFB/LB. I have good luck using my raid "big boom" macro of:/use Mana Sapphire/cast Combustion/cast Icy Veins/cast Mirror ImageSo now there are four of you, you can't be interrupted, your fire crit chance just goes up and up and up, if you leave two pieces of T7 on, you get a +225 spellpower bump for 15 seconds, as well as some more mana to burn with mana shield. I should probably equip my Mark of the War Prisoner too, to get the extra +spell, but the other trinkets work about as well. The only bummer about the macro is GCD on Mirror Image, so you do have a second where you can't do another action, but if you pull it off the macro to cast a second later, after a scorch or FFB, so much the better. Lastly, because I'm going on and on and on, my favorite thing to do as a gnome particularly in EOTS is to hide below the ridge, out of view but still in LOS, and scorch/LB/fire blast whoever's in range. They know a mage is there but can't tell where the hot death is coming from. Fun!
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