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Discussion in 'Game Help' started by Scorpion, Mar 10, 2005.

  1. Scorpion

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    This is a poll to help me decide if I should respec my talents once again for my mage. The mage is currently a blizzard mage but I screwed up my talents by putting 4 points in Arcane Explosion even though I don't use it. I find myself instead running out of mana after each run when I farm the lvl 50-52 ghouls/flayers in Sorrow Hill. The 4 points in AE should've been put in Frost Channeling (15% reduce cost in frost spells) and maybe 1 point in either Ice Shards (20% crit dmg bonus) or Piercing Ice (2% extra frost spell dmg). Blizzard is doing 900 dmg over 8 sec right now and cost 1100 mana per cast and it takes about 4-5 casts to kill the ghouls/flayers. A -15% would make it so that I can 2 CoC or I could use Blink instead of running as I do right now. It also allows me to avoid having to use my Mana Citrine every time and that is a 2 min cooldown. It will cost me 30g to respec + 5g to upgrade Ice Barrier X 2 since respec means that I will have to buy back the talent skill spell upgrades. At this time, I'm only using the mage to farm and leveling since I lvl up a lot faster killing all these guys than I would doing a quest. However, this means that the mage isn't quite as effective in group quests and I do plan on respec'ing again once I hit lvl 60 for PvP purposes and raiding. So the question is, should I respec now knowing that I will respec again once I hit lvl 60 or should I just hang with it and respec when I hit 60? I currently have 60g on the mage and another 50-60g on the pally so it's not a problem respec'ing but I don't want to waste 35g knowing that I will have to spend 40g next time.
     
  2. Autolycus

    Autolycus Forum Moderator

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    this is what i'd do if i had a mage (but keep in mind, pvp server)

    frostbite goes off all the time, and combined with the 50% critical chance vs frozen targets it's very potent
     
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    That is almost identical to his original spec (and mine).
     
  4. Scorpion

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    That was my original spec but I'm talking about specs for power lvling. I won't be doing that spec though cause I found a better one. AP + Fireball, PoM + Pyroblast, Fireblast = 2000 dmg at lvl 52 all within 3-3.5 sec (2.5 sec cast Fireball, instant cast for Pyroblast and the in-between time for Fireblast). If I time everything just right, you'll have 3 spells hitting you within .5 secs of each other. If everything crits, I'd do 3k and instantly kill off a frost mage or leaving him with only 1/4 life without his Ice Barrier.
     
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    it's going to be the way to go with the PvP honor system implemented too, just run a bunch of AE and priests into an enemy town with green level guards and rack up the points. guards never stop spawning
     
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    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    It is only worth killing the guards once because of the diminishing returns on honor points.
     

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