Feb 26th 2008 1:03PM applause to the parents of this kid. If only all parents keep a level head, and put their kids first like this. gratz to them though, seems like their kid is on the right path.
Feb 23rd 2008 11:18AM Frost is THE best in PVP due to the extra survivability and CC that it brings to the table. Any good mage that can time a shatter combo has a bigger chance to do some serious burst dmg than any arcane mage. Sure they have some more +dmg, but they can't crit due to the resilience built up on the opponents. Best for PVP with the 17/0/44 build, but it's really fast on mana.
Elemental mastery with the 3% hit is amazing for PVE players. Having that to help get your hit cap up is what every mage will love since that should be one of the first things any mage will shoot for when PVEing. Not so nice in PVP since gear can get them to the 3% hit cap. Icey veins is amazing in PVP and PVE. Cast times reduced, a mage can dish out a serious amount of dmg a lot faster. Ice block and Ice barrier is amazing for PVP and alright for PVE. having people burn through your shield before they can even touch you, and then ice blocking to get some people off you or to knock off a full set of debuffs equals win.
Feb 6th 2008 12:56AM nice article. I found this out a while ago as well after going resto on my shaman once i hit 70. It does help a whole lot and even for DPS, on my mage, the stopcast macro was a HUGE upgrade on my dmg. the latency was nullified and the dmg and healing was increased. quartz is an amazing tool for this. I can't wait to hear about the haste gear changes and how it effects healing in raids.
Oct 16th 2007 12:59AM wow...just because they change evocation to 15% every tick doesn't mean that you don't need an evocation weapon/wand anymore. have you thought about int weapons and int wands? those increase ur mana pool and will give more mana per tick from evocation. have you even thought about this?