Here's a video of a low lvl mage using AoE to grind. http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.aspx?fn=wow-mage&t=172880&p=1&tmp=1#post172880 It's been zipped so you might want to get Winzip or something to unzip it. Pretty much the same typical method I use but I usually run far enough to cast 2 blizz in a row. Also I have a mount so it's a lot easier to round up mobs since I don't get hit as much and by then I'd have Ice barrier to absorb unnecessary dmg. Not too bad for low level grinding though.