Breadstick, on 09 September 2014 - 08:36 AM, said:
i don't need a shield to reflect or wall, my favorite defensive ability (shield block) doesn't even exist anymore...it's literally just a different class
I cried a little when I found out that my sick set of macros were essentially useless when all the warrior changes were made. I spent hours perfecting those macros, despite being the worst warrior WoTLK had ever seen. I feel like anyone who played a warrior back in the day died a little when it got 'easy-moded'
I feel like any hunter above 2200 experience should never lose to any Mage except for the tip-top Mages such as Jahmilli and company. I know that you specifically asked for how to beat a hunter 1 vs. 1, however, I believe the 'average' to 'above-average' Mage is incapable of doing this, unless the said hunter is mentally handicapped and doesn't know what defensive abilities or damaging abilities are. *jk pet still hits like a f*cking truck in MM*
To beat any hunter in arena, it is my opinion that you really need a rogue or a warrior who can stun them without trinket or sac to land a kill. RMP/RMD eats hunters with an effective opener without using all of our offensive cooldowns. However; 2x deter, trinket, sac, in addition to healer cooldowns I personally feel like they have too much get-me-out-of-trouble abilities. Much like any class in the game currently. Even mages, despite flopping to so many classes so easily given the state of gap-closers, freedoms, ranged CC and instant CC that counters some decent positioning and use of Frost Nova effectively.
Also, I feel like mages are falsely accused of being 'lance spamming f@ggots'. It doesn't help that we have warriors, hunters, rogues training us all game with all of their stuns and interrupts such as kick, gouge, stormbolt, charge, shockwave, and then spell reflect in which we have to juke then use either an ice-lance outside of FoF or fireblast.
Just my 2 cents, although someone will probably come in and disagree with me calling me a complete idiot just because my opinion is different to theirs. I love this community so much.