I've been fire build up till level 67 and although I like the high damage it isn't as good as frost build. Ice lance only does 200-220 dmg but it's instant cast and only cost 124 mana with a pure frost build. On top of that Lance crits for 1670+ and I've gotten crits for 1750+ and other mages in my guild have reported that it doesn't always break nova on first hit. The mage class lead reported hitting a frozen target 5 times before frost nova wore off. Only problem I see is that Ice Lance doesn't have a slow effect so I'll probably have to cast Rank 1 frostbolts for the slow/freeze effect and then nuke with IL if Frostbite procs. The highest instance I've been in so far is Settath (sp?) and from what I've seen, mana is of great concern. As a fire mage (with approx. 28% crit), I had to sit and drink constantly (almost after every pull) even with 3/3 EM. I think frost would be the way to go even though dmg might be a bit lower than fire. Another thing to note is that there are some very great aoe spots in Nagrand and I've found some decent spots in Terrokar Forest as well so I went Blizzard spec for the AoE grind. Incidentally, the Nessingway quests in Nagrand requires that you kill 30 of each animals and just like the STV quests, they're chain that leads to killing elite boss of each type. What I don't like so far is the lack of recipes for tailoring/enchanting. We as a guild decided to pool our mats so that one person (the mage lead) would get his skill maxed so that we could get free enchants but it seems that the majority of the recipes are bop drops from dungeons or required revered+ rep from the factions in Outland. Right now I'm trying to get to 70 as soon as I could so that we can start doing Heroic modes for T4 stuff. I've seen lvl 70s by late Friday (3 days after release) and there was a thread on our forum saying how someone from the EU server getting to 70 with 28 hours of release. So far in my guild, there are about 5 lvl 70s and a few with elite flying mounts and I'm trying to get there so I could get my elite flyer (cost 200g for 225 riding and another 5000g for 300 riding skill plus another 300g for an elite flying mount).