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#3925587 Come inside to see a joke.

Posted Jokerplex on 13 August 2013 - 01:44 AM


#3924977 Frost Mage vs Frost Mage - How do YOU do it?

Posted Reesezpiecez on 10 August 2013 - 09:15 PM

I'm assuming this is a 1v1 scenario, and while I rarely duel and don't have have much experience, I have had the opportunity to play against some of the best 1v1 mage duelers recently.

First, if you care enough, use Glyph of Ice Block/Evo/Deep or random 3rd of your choice. Also make sure you're Frostjaw/Temp Shield/Incanters Ward/Living Bomb.

The general idea is you want to rush down the other mage and give them as little breathing room as possible. This means making sure you have the best possible opener, and also zerging your cooldowns in the most efficient manner.  I'll just list off some general tips since the overall matchup is pretty complex and requires a lot of split second decision making.

Opener: Always open with PoM Poly, typically the openers amongst high level mages are mirrored so you end up PoM polying each other, followed by CSing each other out of Poly. Typical response here can be to just sit it ( I don't recommend this, you typically end up having to trade a block due to getting a nova+LB+orb'd if the other mage decides to trinket and eating procs to the face ), or you can trinket the poly and pre-emptively CS their trinket, or you can trinket the silence and do what I said before, Nova+LB, Orb, and Frostjaw+Deep their blink or Deep+Frostjaw it. If you manage to steal their T-shield or Alter, you'll probably force a block at this point if you got some lucky FFB procs or popped images.

Small tips: You can mirror image as the duel starts to drop target and try to get the upper hand to steal poly. Also have a cancelaura Brain Freeze/other stealable buffs macro in case you get CC'd on a proc so the other mage cant steal. Also utilize a petmoveto macro to make sure your pet is never next to you, so you don't feed the other mage a double fingers proc

Mid-duel: If the other mage blocked first you can do a couple things. If they sit the block, run away and invis. If they blocked and orb and their pet is on it, its often worth it to just kill the pet off if you can finish it quickly. If you're sitting on a full load of procs, you can typically just end the duel right here if they try to do something like CS you out of block. If they do something like this, wait for their Ice Block glyph to fall ( t-shield or Evo whatever they do in this 3 seconds, or you can sit the block until their buff is over, but then you risk them running away and resetting ). When you come out of block, something that is really scary is Ice blocking, canceling it for the nova, alter timing your Block glyph buff, then chucking 6 procs at them while being immune to spells for 5-6 seconds+hitting them with a nova+LB, this is especially scary because the typical game breaker response to this is steal Alter time but obviously you're immune to it.

At this point a mage will probably get desperate and start trying to blink randomly or misuse CS/deep. Just keep a close eye for that and basically you're just going to want to orb them to get a blink and then deep>cs>frostjaw or some combination. Really important to get nova+LBs off and make sure you're not giving the other mage a chance to take your t-shield/alters/procs.

Late duel: Usually it just ends at mid duel but if it does get this far, its typically a war of attrition where you've both kited each other to the point of no blocks and evo. Obviously its all situation but you kind of just have to max-range kite and keep LBs up and make sure when you both have a CS up that you get yours off first, and don't throw away your blinks mindlessly because thats game over. If you managed to save Mirror Image so far, it should be game over as you can kite the mage much more easily with LB+image slow spam.

Thats all i've really learned in my 1 or 2 days of dueling top level mages but yeah, hope it helps.

#3914750 Arcane Mage

Posted Bigmoran on 17 July 2013 - 09:00 PM

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#3910199 Arcane Mage

Posted stalebagel on 08 July 2013 - 11:48 PM

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#3922747 Gladiator Crushes

Posted Dw_ on 05 August 2013 - 02:49 AM

Mine.. hotted :$ His face just rooted my feelings to him, Everytime I try thinking of someone else, Ill worry he'll dash away.

#3915286 Woundman Beef with Reckful/Venruki

Posted Gsgsgsgsgs on 18 July 2013 - 08:59 PM

They fucked his bitch.

#3922639 how is this acceptable

Posted Fizion on 04 August 2013 - 07:45 PM

I watched this and thought you were talking about the priest being a huge douche for playing to stall after his partner died.  Then I realized you were the douche.

#3921467 S8 all over again

Posted Juku on 01 August 2013 - 08:59 PM

ArenaJunkies Drinking game:

1. Browse arenajunkies for a few hours.
2. Take a shot every time you see a post by braindance referencing that warriors are underpowered.
3. Die of alcohol poisoning

#3916950 It's 2013

Posted Jeffisnumberone on 22 July 2013 - 09:29 PM

sig test

#3916894 Wanna know something funny

Posted Moreudirl on 22 July 2013 - 06:38 PM

you also missed the fact that even tho hotted is twice as large as hydra, he still has ~half as many viewers

#3904921 "Exciting pvp changes"

Posted flannelsoff on 27 June 2013 - 09:56 AM

View PostGlink, on 27 June 2013 - 09:08 AM, said:

new pvp armor set $25 on blizzard store
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#3904910 "Exciting pvp changes"

Posted Glink on 27 June 2013 - 09:08 AM

new pvp armor set $25 on blizzard store

#3905021 "Exciting pvp changes"

Posted Pradafiend on 27 June 2013 - 05:03 PM

View PostDakkrothy, on 27 June 2013 - 04:43 PM, said:


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#3900146 1000% damage increase buff on PTR

Posted Mazdak on 15 June 2013 - 04:17 AM

Will make the peeps on 1.2k happy, when they're finally able to 2v1 the healer after 45mins.

#3896246 5.3 and Survival Hunters

Posted Strafeshots on 07 June 2013 - 07:18 PM

I've played Survival/Demo/Rsham this patch, and Survival/Spriest/Rsham last patch both to 2400+. I find survival to be a lot more enjoyable than MM for some reason, and i don't even consider BM a spec because it was made for braindead mongoloids (hence the name, BM). Survival damage is very effective, every time you trap you get a free proc, and reduced trap cd's are also a plus. I use explosive trap glyph on blade's edge against melee heavy comps because the damage loss from losing black arrow is not even close to theirs if you get a successful knock-off.
I don't understand why people complain about how boring BM is to play when there are 2 other viable specs for hunters.
For pets, the fox/goat are basically better sporebats, 25% casting slow with 10s cd 30s duration 10yrd range as well.
I usually use a monkey/crane for the extra cc against caster/melee/x and melee/melee/x but i was thinking of using a spider for the root, who knows it might be nice.