WoW Mage Guide
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Skills of the Mage continued...
The spells involving fire are best used on enemies,
particularly in a bad situation. They work well from a distance
and can deliver a powerful first attack. Frost spells are known
as area of affect spells and are good for freezing an enemy
when they are too close to you. Arcane spells are useful for
more mundane needs, such as traveling, healing, crowd control
or buffing other players.
Possibly the most useful thing that a mage
can do is summon sustenance. Groups love mages for this
purpose since there are times when you do need to eat and
drink in this game. It is very helpful to have someone
around that can bring these necessary items to the group
in a pinch. Just remember, if you summon up either food or
water but don’t use it, it will not be there after you
logout. If you’re going to summon it, make sure you need
it and will use it before you end your game for the
The talents of the mage also center around the three spell
groups mentioned above. You’ll want to use a talent calculator
in order to determine which set of talents will be best suited
to your particular needs and playing style. These can vary
greatly and can make quite a difference when it comes to how
well you play the game.
One important spell that should be mentioned is the
Polymorph spell. This is a talent only a mage can have and it
can actually be very effective at stunning your enemies.
However, you will need to keep in mind that while they are
stunned, their HP is actually going up. You’re going to want to
deal with them as quickly as possible unless you want the
tables turned on your character. This will usually only work on
beasts and humanoids in the game.
Putting it All Together as a Mage
Although the mage may be called frail and useless, when it
comes to several situations in this game they are actually the
most powerful class. They are capable of dealing incredible
damage in a very short amount of time. There is always a
tradeoff when it comes to picking races in WoW, and although
this class may not be the strongest, there is still a place for
them. When it comes to playing in PvP, a mage can usually
outlast several other stronger classes, against all odds.
As you progress through the levels, you will have a chance
to earn better weapons such as daggers and a one handed sword.
It’s important to take advantage of these even though your
spells will be your primary weapon. They can come in handy in
close situations when you don’t have a chance to cast a spell
or if you are suddenly ambushed.
The mage is actually a vital player in the endgame and
groups should have at least one if they want to successfully
finish the game. Their abilities to polymorph and summon food
and drink will come into play at this stage. The crowd control
ability is also very useful in the endgame scenario.
The secret to winning with a mage is working within its
limitations and focusing on its strengths. Learn spells and
skills that suit the class and worry about professions that
make more money later in the game.
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