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7-18-2009 @ 6:36PM
A bit of advice to my fellow leveling Mages would be to acquire a Glyph of Slow Fall as early as possible, and bind the spell to a convenient key. Once you do so, get used to pushing that button the moment you fall off of something; it's going to happen very, very often.Trust me, it's an underused spell that will drastically cut not only the amount of time you spend as a ghost, but the amount of cash you have to fork over for repair costs.P.S: Jumping off really big cliffs is really, really fun.
7-18-2009 @ 7:17PM
7-18-2009 @ 7:56PM
Same tip for the leveling priest with Glyph of Levitate. I don't think i'll ever let go of that glyph.
7-21-2009 @ 1:00AM
Both Slowfall and Levitate have their ups and downs. Both do the job nicely of preventing you from falling to a very messy death, yes.Slowfall has the shorter duration at only 30 seconds, meaning for long falls you will have to recast it to avoid said messy death. However you can mount up after casting it and not lose the buff, so you can hit the ground running.Levitate has the longer duration at 2 minutes, but unfortunately breaks when you take damage or mount up. The true plus side of Levitate however is the cool effect of getting to float in the air like some kind of cool comic book super hero.
7-19-2009 @ 5:27AM
Great tip!Also, when you get high enough level for a flying mount, it makes for an easy dismount-in-air option. If I'm flying along and I see a herb/quest giver/etc. on my mini-map I dismount my flyer in the air, plummet towards the ground, and hit my Slow Fall key a few metres before I hit.It's great fun AND it saves time!
7-19-2009 @ 6:59AM
Oddly, other classes don't seem to remember that priests and mages can do this. Jumped off the top of dalaran's violet citadel the other day with a drood buddy, and right-clicked my parachute buff. Levitated my way to safety in style, only to see a druid-shaped blur pass me on the way to a not-so-soft landing.
7-19-2009 @ 11:40AM
The feathers are just Sooooo wasy to come by, I have never had to buy one in my entire career as a mage, and I use the spell quite often. I would much rather use the glyph spot for something more useful. Don't get me wrong, its nice for the bag space I suppose, but when there is such a supply of feathers in easy to get to places like mulgore, why bother?
7-19-2009 @ 12:19PM
If you can find a useful minor to replace it with, by all means do so. But you save a bag slot by converting feathers to glyph.
7-20-2009 @ 1:42PM
You know, if you blink at the last second while falling from any height you can take no damage and get to the ground quicker than with slow fall.
7-21-2009 @ 1:10AM
Xanthum, the best reason to get the Glyph of Slow Fall is so that you don't have to carry around a supply of feathers or go farm them from time to time. It saves you bag space and time. And as our goblin friends say, "Time is money, friend."As far as putting a better glyph in that socket: There isn't one. I don't use Glyph of Polymorph since it causes the regular Poly spell to not work in a /randomcast Poly macro. The Flame and Frost Warding glyphs only do anything if you have the talents in question, and I don't. Glyph of Blast Wave is CRAP. That only leaves the glyphs for Arcane Intellect, Frost Armor and Slow Fall, the only 3 worth having imo.
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