Feb 11th 2012 7:21PM Fire keeps Dragon's Breath, but Frost loses Improved Cone of Cold. What a loss !
Dec 10th 2011 2:36PM I would really love Quick Invisibility! I would be fun to see mages popping in and out of view. It would go along with the “slippery glass cannon” model. And invisibility would get used whole a lot more, and make gameplay much more interesting!
Dec 10th 2011 1:48PM They should just give Scorch to the fire spec. Arcane has Arcane Barrage for moving, and everybody has Ice Lance for moving. There's a big open space there for something better.
Dec 10th 2011 1:16PM Some suggestions:
- Arcane Vortex
Targets in a cone in front of the caster take 1499 arcane damage, and their sequence of movement is reversed in time for 3 seconds.
(If fire spec can have Dragon’s Breath, why couldn’t arcane spec have an Arcane Vortex, and frost spec have Improved Cone of Cold?)
- Quick Invisibility
Instantly makes the caster invisible for 3 seconds. 30 second cooldown.
- Improved Arcane Blast
The first blast no longer deals damage, but blinks all targets forward 12 yards. 1 minute cooldown.
- Slippery Blizzard
Causes all targets to slide to the edge of effect. 1 minute cooldown.
- Improved Slow Fall
Within a 10 yard radius, slows caster and all friendly party or raid members falling speed for 30 seconds (having a “feathers” AoE graphic).
Aug 13th 2011 7:35PM Great Article! Yes, Mage Nuggets is absolutely Mage! And "Tell Me When" tells everything you'd want with icons, timers, sounds, and also with a mana and range check! Thanks Christian.
Aug 6th 2011 6:27PM And from the frozen BGs, a point in Enduring Winter means endless combat and it’s good for fellow Mages. Piercing Chill and/or Impact/Ignite finds Rogues. And we should be able to see when we’re invisible so we can get in back of them and freeze them Blizzard! Improved Blink/Glyph of Blink (awesome positioning every 15 seconds) means, “See you after my glyphed Evocation!”
But the Icy Crown of the Frost PvP Mage is now “Mage Melee”! Continuous Improved CofC, Nova, Improved Freeze, Deep Freeze, with an Ice Lance topping. Feel like charging a tank? Anyone, anywhere, anytime - 11 yards from behind. Yes, we’re not PvP bed sheets anymore!
But I’ve been wondering, any PvP geared Frost have 33% Crit. out there now?
Feb 5th 2011 4:22PM Hail to thee Archmage! It was long WOW hath teetered apon cataclysm, with locks flooding the forums with diaries, and wailing to GMs about their Dads. Thy strategy last week of the Pig Poop Trinket drew locks like never before, and their frenzy hath not gone unnoticed, as WOW was then portaled from their shadows by the Magi once more !
Resulting studies the found locks exhibiting an eerily queer euphoria to said poop, surprisingly even exceeding their known responses to razor blades! WOW immediately issued an emergency release of Pig Poop Trinkets with the hopes of finally satiating the locks, and ending Azeroth’s shortage on eyeliner and blush. In the next patch there are plans for a Pig Dung Village outside each city, to draw the locks from their dumpsters, end the unmentionable activities at the city dumps, and finally stop those embarrassing /slap fights over tissues that now ensue in the city streets. New instances are being planned in dark, sound proof, caverns deep within the earth that involve running (and whatever) with vast amounts of pigs, poetry readings to Hog Bosses, and promises to locks of heroically euphoric drops !
Hail to thee Archmage! Because of thee, and WOW Insider, WOW hath been saved, yea their curse finally removed, the Magi hath once again dispelled the shadows, and peace shall reign supreme amongst the streets and pastures of Azeroth once more !
Jan 29th 2011 4:08PM ^ Obviously excited about gaining even more pig poop. I’ve heard locks use it for their eyeliner.
Jan 15th 2011 5:54PM "I feel like a warlock." "I crave affirmation." Christian, you need a CC kill at the Hot Topic.
Jan 15th 2011 2:56PM But doth remember thy Alchemy Potions? Not like mere points on a gem, nor threads on thy pants, these are more like extra talent points, or new spells that nobody has, or expects. Rare Potions that don't make it to the AH, but are in unlimited supply to the Alchemist. Potions that give a Mage . . . Magic!