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Mage Builds

January 26, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

mage buildsPlaying a mage is no easy task, but it becomes infinitely easier with the correct mage builds. The right mage builds talent can be tricky. You need to ask yourself what your main goals with the mage talent build are…Are you going to be doing more PvP or PvE? Are you still leveling? Do you want a hybrid spec?

Answering these simple questions can help you determine the type of mage build you want, be it a mage leveling build, mage pvp build, or mage pve build. It’s important to stick with 1 or 2 primary goals in mind first. Your mage talent build cannot be the master of all, so you’ll want to focus on the most important goals you have. This way you’ll end up with a superior mage talent build.

Frost Mage Builds

  • PvE / Raiding Frost Mage Build 5 / 0 / 36
    Primary Glyphs: Cone of Cold, Deep Freeze, Frostbolt
    Major Glyphs: Icy Veins
    Minor Glyphs: Any
  • PvP Frost Mage Build 7 / 0 / 34
    Primary Glyphs: Frostbolt, Frostfire, Ice Lance
    Major Glyphs: Icy Veins, Evocation, Ice Barrier
    Minor: Slow Fall

Fire Mage Builds

  • PvE / Raiding Fire Mage Build 3 / 32 /3
    Primary Glyphs: Living Bomb, Pyroblast, Fireball
    Major Glyphs: Dragon’s Breath
    Minor Glyphs: Mirror Image
  • AoE Fire Mage Build 2 / 32 / 7
    Primary Glyphs: Living Bomb, Pyroblast, Fireball
    Major Glyphs: Dragon’s Breath
    Minor Glyphs: Mirror Image
  • PvP / Arena Fire Mage Build 7 / 34 / 0
    Primary Glyphs: Living Bomb, Pyroblast, Frostfire
    Major: Dragon’s Breath, Blast Wave, Evocation
    Minor: Mirror Image

Arcane Mage Builds

  • PvE / Raiding Arcane Mage Build 34 / 4 / 3
    Primary Glyphs: Arcane Blast, Arcane Missiles, Mage Armor
    Major Glyphs: Slow, Arcane Power, Invisibility
    Minor Glyphs: Slow Fall, Mirror Image
  • PvP / Arena Arcane Mage Build 36 / 3 / 2
    Primary Glyphs: Arcane Blast, Arcane Missiles, Arcane Barrage
    Major Glyphs: Frost Nova, Blink, Evocation
    Minor Glyphs: Slow Fall, Mirror Image

Frost Mage PvP Video – Ctl1

August 27, 2008 by · 2 Comments 

Typically I’m not interested in many PvP videos, especially frost mage pvp videos. These days good videos are a few and far between, so I rarely bother. However, a friend of mine on Smolderthorn just released his first video, so I had to at least check it out.

Frost Mage PvP Video

Title: Ctl 1
Player: Ctl
Talent Spec: 2/48/11 (frost)
Time: 15 minutes
Arena Ratings: 2000-2200

  • The Legion of Doom – Lolita’s Medicine
  • Spineshank – New Disease
  • Disarmonia Mundi – Celestial Furnace
  • Sonic Syndicate – New Disease

This video features a complication of world PvP, battlegrounds, and arena. The man at the helm is Ctl, an experienced arena mage and overall solid player. Generally speaking this video is well done. The openingĀ  scenes of World PvP and battlegrounds are quite refreshing from the accepted norm of 15-20 minutes of arena matches. It certainly showed his ability to handle multiple players at the same time and would be a great watch for aspiring frost mages still trying to master or improve upon their own control and kite game.

The only down side for me is the excessive graphical editing and close up shots on iceblock, unit frames, etc. This really is more of a personal preference, but this really gets on my nerves. Honestly, I have eyes… I can see you just blocked the deathcoil, good job! That is what you ARE SUPPOSED TO DO. I don’t need the Neilyo-esque close ups of every damn skill and ability to show me how “pro” you are.

Beyond that, it’s a great video. Solid editing throughout, exciting fights, a nice mix of arena, world pvp and battelgrounds. This is a great watch both for entertainment and tutorial vlue. 5 stars.