Topic Frost Mage PvP
I am satarting a frost mage ad willbe dedicating him to PvP, i thought i would ask the experts for some advice as i know nothing about mages apart from a few basics.
My questions are:
1. What addons do you use
2. Any macros you use (1shots etc)
3. What are the best targets for a mage to focus on taking down
(all these questions are in reference to pvp, i have no intention of touching end game dungeons/raids)
1. No specific frost mage addons that i use, just ones i use for ever class.
Capping (For BG / RBG purpose)
2. There are queit a few i use but il copy a few examples of ones i find usefull.
(Pet passive + follow on my poly macro to stop pets attacking sheeps and to position my pet)
#showtooltip Deep Freeze
/cast [mod:ctrl,target=focus] Deep Freeze; Deep Freeze
/cast [nomodifier:ctrl] Deep Freeze
#showtooltip Ice block
/cast !Ice block
/cast [mod:ctrl,target=focus] Counterspell; Counterspell
/cast [nomodifier:ctrl] Counterspell
/cancelaura Ice block
/cast [nopet] Summon Water Elemental
/cancelaura Hand of Sacrifice
/cast [mod:ctrl,target=focus] Spellsteal; Spellsteal
/cast [nomodifier:ctrl] Spellsteal
#showtooltip Fire Blast
/cast [mod:ctrl,target=focus] Fire Blast; Fire Blast
/cast [nomodifier:ctrl] Fire Blast
(This is used for pet move)
#showtooltip Remove Curse
/use [@mouseover,help][@target,help] [@(Name)]Remove Curse
(I use 3 of these for decursing my self, and two team mates quickly then mouseover for rbgs (But i change it to decuse shaman if in range for rbgs also)
3. There are a few targets you can prio, but you can kill pretty much everything, although i would try stay away from good enhancement shaman / dk / feral. Prio targets i would go for are.
If you need anymore help with Gems / Reforge / Talent trees, just msg.
Edited by Malizïa on 09/03/12 23:19 (GMT)
Be wary of Rogues, Hunters and Enhancement shamans though.
They are mage killers if the user has an IQ over 5.
Remember that Mages lose a considerable amount of DPS if focused. Basically, you can't let the enemy fight back and need to destroy them asap.
Have someone distract/CC them and then hit them fast and hard, because you are not designed for prolounged fighting or wars of attrition :)
What sort of PvP do you envision? Rated BGs, Arena? Or just casual random?
SexyCooldown addon to watch your own cooldowns. Its a very high quality addon - never go pvp without it.
ClassTimers addon to watch debufs and CC you put on your target and focus.
To build self confidense look out for warriors - its the only class you can easymode (provided you know how to kite and have room for it). Warriors have been complaining for many years/expansions that Mages are OP.
Hunters can easymode Mages, stay away from them. Your loss rate to ferals and DKs will be very high too.
Rogues were 2-shotting mages a few expansions ago. Its no longer so. The loss of mages as their confidense booster are causing many old rogues to complain mages are OP. However sub-rogue and frost-mage abilities to a largo degree mirror each other - its largely down to skills who win.
Edited by Tayen on 10/03/12 14:50 (GMT)
They cast Sacrifice on their partner, you accidently steal it while trying to get something else, (or just steal it to get a decent sheep off) then try and sheep the paladin. If their partner hits you, it'll break the sheep. Or it damages the other partner, can't remember which.
Either way from my understanding it breaks sheeps if you end up stealing it and taking damage yourself, I generally just right click it. It's basically just a buff you don't want anyone to have on them so cancelling it is ideal.