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12-04-2010 @ 6:04PM
I think you have it backwards. I would spec your pve Mage as arcane and spec PVP as fire for mobility or pvp frost for survivability.PVP as a mage is all about burst damage, survivability (mitigation/enemy control), and movement. Arcane's main tool-Arcane blast is powerful but very slow to cast in pvp and without a lot of experience, you will be dead before you get your second arcane blast off. With that said, in your current spec you have no investment in improved arcane missiles or missile barrage. So basically with your set up you have a slow primary nuke and no DPS proc. Even if you decide to pvp as arcane you should invest in both arcane missiles and barrage.As a PVP Fire Mage I would go with this:http://www.wowhead.com/talent#oMZcfodkkRRsfocbbBasically you are always moving while casting this priority-living bomb, scorch, Fireblast, blast wave, flamestrike and when it procs- pyroblast. Cast fireball when you are not being focused fired. When you get 3 Dots on your target hit combustion. When you get an ignite proc hit fireblast to spread your dots- SUPER FUNAs a PVP Frost Mage I would go with this:http://www.wowhead.com/talent#oMh0bZZdfrGshsdMoWith this spec keep your shields up, root (with frost nova, cone of cold, or pet nova) your enemy, then burst with deepfreeze, Ice lance, -regain range, and repeat. Rooting is important because it greatly effects your chance to crit when you are dpsing as does the fingers of frost effect. Watch your proc (brainfreeze) and Of course counterspell, sheep, spellsteal when necessary.As a PVE Arcane I would go with this:http://www.wowhead.com/talent#ohIrrRhoMRRofZcFind a good spot to stand and spam Arcane Blast. At 4 stacks you are doing major dps but burning lots of mana. Balance your mana usage by clearing the stacks with an arcane missile proc, and by regaining mana through mana gems, trinkets, evocations, and potions.Good Luck
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