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1-12-2010 @ 8:14PM
As someone currently leveling a frost mage solely through low level dungeons with the LFG tool, all I have to say is:/blush
1-12-2010 @ 8:42PM
Just remember: If you get a mob aggroing toward you, blink INTO where the tank is, get the mob that's aggroed onto you in range, then hit frost nova -- voila, tank can get aggro again, everyone profits.
1-12-2010 @ 8:46PM
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1-13-2010 @ 6:59AM
I wouldn't be too worried about criticism towards mages in this article. Methinks Sir Robert's remarks are fine when you are dealing with very skilled tanks who have everything under control, but in the world of pugs this is not always the case. Plus with the death of CC and the improved aggro abilities of tanks there seems to have vanished something else: the notion that the tank is not the only one who should look after the healer. People are mainly focused on their dps meters and god forbid that a melee would run away from the boss for a few seconds to peel adds off the healer or that a hunter would remember that there is such a thing as a trap you can put in front of a healer.Blast wave and frost nova are the sole reasons why I as a clothy can successfully keep the healer out of harms way in fights with a lot of adds dropping out of the sky, like the last bosses in Azjol Nerub and TOC. I'm always next to the healer and if a mob has been beating on him for a few seconds and I don't see the tank move: I'll blast wave and kite like mad. And fun fact: you only have to do this once and you are automatically on top of the food chain when it comes to which dps to heal first. Is it the blind DK who is pounding away with 5k dps or the nice mage who can barely produce 3.5k but keeps the baddies busy? You betcha.
1-13-2010 @ 9:13AM
If you use Blast Wave and Frost Nova effectively, intelligently, and look after my pocket healer, I will look after you. You will be my favorite DPS this run, and if I see you in another random dungeon, I will be happy. We will be BFF.If you typhoon those mobs before they hit me and then let loose with hurricane, and root the biggest, hardest hitting mob next to the healer, every time a mob is on you, my taunt will be on cooldown. I will purposefully let you die as often as I can. Even if that means waiting until you're second in threat and accidentally bubbling.
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