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5-22-2010 @ 4:28PM
spend your frost badges on tier gear first. I've never understood why people want that abhorent 264 cloak or belt. the set bonuses for t10 are amazing and more than make up for a crappy belt or cloak. don't get the 264 chest or gloves, they're the same cost as the tier and put a big sign over your head that says "I geared for gearscore, not what's right for my class". if you're arcane, which I assume you are (not bad, just majority of mages are thesedays), get the leggings of woven death made after you get your 4p t10. by that time you'll be ready to pug and can get the brilliant 264 belt from marrowgar25. as for cloaks, there are two in toc25 that are perfectly acceptable.
5-22-2010 @ 4:43PM
I disagree about the belt, which is decently itemized for a mage. The cloak is terrible, but the belt works until you can get the belt from Marrowgar. Also, run VoA 10 and 25 man every single week. It totals only 4 frosts, but you have a chance to get the gloves or pants to drop from Toravon, and they are well worth it. I even got lucky one night in VoA 25 when both dropped from him on the same run. I was the only mage in the group, and I had an instant T10 2-piece bonus. Just remember to get the shoulders first, then the chest (or perhaps go with the non-set chest), and try to get the voa drops. The tier helm works, but the triumph one is better if you already have the 4-piece bonus.
5-23-2010 @ 12:02AM
The thing about the cloak is the next lower one for emblems is valor at ilvl 213, then there are a few that can be crafted ilvl200. So outside of raids you don't have much of an upgrade for that slot. It's not uncommon to see people fully decked in badge gear and still have a really crappy cloak. I tend to get the cloak first, that's just me.
5-23-2010 @ 3:55AM
Correction: the cloak is terrible for an arcane mage. As a fire mage (I know, a rare breed), it's actually pretty nice.But tier 10 should be a priority for any mage. I did a ToC10 run last night with another mage who was wearing the other frost badge gear, and at the end of the run she asked me why I was sustaining approximately 3k - 4k DPS higher than her, so I told her to get tier.
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