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Mage / Rogue vs. Warlock / Priest 2v2 Arena Strategy

mage rogue 2v2Rogue Arena Tactics

The strategy for the rogue is pretty basic here. If at all possible you want to sap the priest. This will allow you to get a solid start on the warlock and in many cases fill him outright. If you must use shadowstep to pull off the sap, it’s crucial you get it off quickly and cleanly.

Once you’re on the lock you need to be very watchful for fears. The mage cannot afford to burn his CS on the lock, so it’s up to you to kick / kidney shot any single target fear or howl of terror. Additionally, be ready to use your blind on the priest to assist the mage in his crowd control rotation.

I highly suggest using a focus blind macro to make this cc transition as seamless as possible. In an ideal game your rotation might look something like this. Sap –> Sheep –> Trinkets the sheep. Blind –> Sap –> CS — Sheep. While this always isn’t going to work out perfectly like this knowing your CC rotation from the beginning will be a huge aid to your success.

Mage Arena Tactics

While the mage is certainly going to be adding damage your primary role is still to crowd control the healer. Most mages are very confident in their own sheep / CS rotation, but don’t forget the fact you have a rogue. It will be very important for you and your rogue to successfully communicate through the match to maximize your collective crowd control.

Just like with the rogue’s blind, using focus sheep or focus CS macros can be very helpful. Not only do they allow you to quickly pull off your various forms of CS, but many times they can catch your opponents off guard. Many players watch for you as the mage to target them, often this is a dead give away to an incoming sheep or blind. Using focus macros you never actually have to target them, so they have zero idea what’s coming!

Looking for more strategies? Check out the complete rogue / mage 2v2 arena strategy guide!

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Comments

3 Responses to “Mage / Rogue vs. Warlock / Priest 2v2 Arena Strategy”

  1. Zuggy on September 4th, 2008 9:01 pm

    Liked the basics you originally had down here Scythe, just touched it up a bit. Good job!

  2. Vincent on September 19th, 2008 2:11 am

    Im sorry, but this strategy failes… playing lock/priest myself at 2.2. As a priest you never trinket sheep, but let the warlock dispel it. Always save trinket for blind. As rogue/mage I recommend going for pet first then switch to lock or nuke priest.

  3. magezz on June 21st, 2010 12:59 pm

    lol that baby mage :P in dress and all !! epic one

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