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#21 webskings

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 07:54 PM

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#22 webskings

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 07:54 PM

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#23 Trixzydin

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 01:39 AM

if you copy the url from the sigpic you can get the site.
I will update this thread with some more in-depth control and maybe abit more on setups later on, irl stuff first (:
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#24 paper

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 06:44 PM

No rmp in the 3s section. :[
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#25 Sepium

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 10:34 AM

The PvP hitcap for a mage is 4% in cataclysm. With one exception, Night Elf racial [Quickness] this gives you 2% more needed hit to hit Night Elf's so try going for just a tiny bit more than 4%. I suggest somewhere around 5% without sacrificing too much of other stats.

The night elf racial is only against melee and ranged attacks, not spells, soo 4% is enought.
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#26 dekyz

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 11:31 PM

you must have really small hands to not bind rfctgvyhb
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#27 Acid18

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 11:29 AM

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Also thanks, gonna make that sig now for my infinite characters.
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#28 Tuz

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 01:24 PM

Is the mastery>haste maintaned by the general opinion?
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#29 TooLoftheDeviL

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 03:13 PM

So I'm trying to make the jump from high end PvE to doing PvP. I've read this guide as well as many others. I've got the spec and the gear and the macros, which is what all these guides seem to focus on. But I'm missing a basic understanding of wtf to do. To simplify:

What advice would you give your little sister, playing YOUR mage in YOUR comp, to expect a reasonable degree of success?
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#30 Xandér

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 05:13 AM

During Arena should you keep your pet on Defensive or Passive? I had mine on Defensive and I think he kept breaking my polymorph.
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#31 Trixzydin

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 12:19 AM

So I'm trying to make the jump from high end PvE to doing PvP. I've read this guide as well as many others. I've got the spec and the gear and the macros, which is what all these guides seem to focus on. But I'm missing a basic understanding of wtf to do. To simplify:

What advice would you give your little sister, playing YOUR mage in YOUR comp, to expect a reasonable degree of success?


It really depends on the setup, I feel like I'm more of the ccbot while others kill stuff, 1dps smashes while you DF - RoF -> CS -> your teammates some cc -> sheep etc... Just try to be the one controlling while doing some damage thats usually what I do. so throw in those icelances and some casts off if the cc'ed one is on a long cc.


During Arena should you keep your pet on Defensive or Passive? I had mine on Defensive and I think he kept breaking my polymorph.


I have mine on passive with different keybindings to put it into follow and one to attack, follow is for mirror images, they usually start attacking random target(healer mostly) and you can control them to follow you by using your water elementals command to do that. Then just put water elementals attack into the target your killing and your mirrors should to the same (they always dont.)
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#32 Xintria

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 05:16 PM

Quite a nice guide.
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#33 Trixzydin

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 08:55 PM

Updated with some info after patch.
Please point out errors if you find any since the editbox is kinda small ;)
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#34 soullik

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 09:00 AM

Great guide but maybe you can change description of WMP and add shattertree which is by my opinion comp with best cc nowadays :)
WMP is quite weaker this patch due to pala and constantly trained mage without possible help from teammates
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#35 Trixzydin

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 09:55 AM

Great guide but maybe you can change description of WMP and add shattertree which is by my opinion comp with best cc nowadays :)
WMP is quite weaker this patch due to pala and constantly trained mage without possible help from teammates


Yeah will do (;
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#36 Xintria

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 03:45 PM

I would like to add few more things I find useful as a mage.

Controlling elemental:
Elemental is very important part of our game at the moment so please don't underestimate him.

There is mine few tips for effective use of him.

Bind /petattack [target=mouseover,exists][exists] to the shift + wheel up
/petfollow to the shift + wheel down
/petmoveto to the ctrl + wheel up

Use the following elemental macro:

#showtooltip Freeze
/cast [nopet] Summon Water Elemental
/cast Freeze
/petattack
(you don't have to use this if you don't want pet to attack right after summoning or casting freeze)

Always keep your elemental on passive so you will be sure he is not breaking your sheep.
Also I'm using POWER AURAS to show me overlay and play sound when FREEZE is ready.
That is probably all I would like to say about elemental.

More macros:
I found those few macros useful:

Ice Barrier/Mana Shield:(Macro which Cast Ice Barrier when out of CD, otherwise Mana Shield)
#showtooltip
/castsequence reset=20 Ice Barrier, Mana Shield, Mana Shield


Ice Lance mouseover: (Use for Fireblast/Deep Freeze also if you want impact stun/freeze on mouseover)
#showtooltip Ice Lance
/cast [target=mouseover,exists][exists] Ice Lance


Mana Gem (conjure with alt modifier /use)
#showtooltip Mana Gem
/cast [mod:alt] Conjure Mana Gem
/use Mana Gem


Spellsteal:
#showtooltip
/stopcasting
/cast Spellsteal
/cancelaura Hand of Sacrifice



Addons:
Power Auras Clasis - best addon I came across, need a bit of getting use, but then you are able to set exact informations you wanna know. If your spell is usable, ready or how much cd it still have. Enemy buffs & debuffs warning with timer and sound when it ends. Especially as you can add sound to any of those effects it makes very efficient use of the auras. I highly recommend to use this in pvp.

DocsNameplates - nameplates which shows you casting bar of all enemies around you, not just your target. Even small icon of spell is there so you can very quickly get the knowledge what other people cast. Also small icons of important buffs/debuffs next to nameplate (Barkskin, Blessings, Ice Block, Paladin Bubble) everything with timers of course.

The other addons I use are quite standart and I don't think I have to name the here.

Tips:

When you summon mirror images immediately use /petfollow and /petattack so they will focus only on your target and will not break your CC's.

If rogue uses Smoke Bomb AOE the place so he can't get out of combat and hide or bandage himself.

If you're fighting DK or Rogue always blink after Death Grip/Shadowstep, never before.

For opening again sheeped target use frostfire bolt so you can use frostbolt with fast cast bonus after when you will need it more.

Don't forget that your frostfire orb has a chance to proc Fingers of Frost by every hit it does. Also if you send frostfire orb to rogue who is going to vanish he is most likely going to be hit and unstealted. So you can prevent him from reset.


I do apologize for my typos and I hope someone can use any of those informations.
I will edit topic if I'll realize anything else I'd like to share.

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#37 Dynalei

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 02:43 PM

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#38 botj

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 09:55 PM

Was a good read, thanks. The tips for the water elemental were really useful, I am using that macro now thanks to you!
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Posted 02 April 2011 - 01:54 PM

Great guide, going to start levelling a Mage pretty soon to play arena seriously with a few friends.
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Posted 11 April 2011 - 02:19 PM

Thanks for the great guide!
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