Tuesday, August 10, 2010

So Close I Can Taste It!

So after my entry last week, I picked up the mage and really powered through a lot of the Northrend content. The mage continues to be an absolute beast with frost spec for leveling. In addition, I also picked up dual spec and added an arcane spec to give that a whirl in instances.

Tremendous fun overall. So far, it's not an enormous increase in my overall dps in instances though. I do a lot more dps on boss fights, but my AoE damage is lower because I lose all of those awesomesauce buffs to blizzard that comes with my frost spec. So overall, it's a tie. But Arcane is just so much fun. Missile Barrage is one of my new favorite things in the world!

I managed to get the mage all the way to level 76. She's basically done with Dragonblight and headed for Grizzly Hills.

After the mage, I went back to the shammy, determined to give my new elemental spec a try. While it's not nearly as much overall fun as enhancement, I have to say that the mobs are dying a lot faster and I actually have less mana issues with elemental than I do with enhancement. Clearcasting rocks! The only downside is I don't have Lava Burst yet, so my lightning bolt finger is getting a little tired. I miss my wolves a little bit, but my fire elemental and earth elementals have agreed to bark at me once in a while to try to make me feel better.

So, I think I'll be sticking with elemental for the duration.

I'll be moving on to the rogue next and see how far I can get him for the rest of this week. So here's where we stand now:

Joara - Frost Mage - level 76
Joarvyk - Shadow Priest - level 74
Joarbek - Whatever Shammy - level 72
Joarstab - Combat Rogue - level 68.

Soooo close....


  1. Go go alt leveling!

    My mage is my most recent 80 and I loved it for the same reasons you do. Frost is a beast, and Arcane is a lot of pew-pew fun. Oh! Oh! As soon as you can do ToC?

    Mage Champion, SpellSteal their Haste. Missile Barrage will go off in less than a second! All those missiles just kind of DUMP onto your target. I giggled the first time I did it.

    I only hope I can get my newest alt (a shaman) past the 20's this time. (I've deleted her 3 times.)

  2. @Avaryse - as a long time warlock, I actually sort of hate admitting how much I love the mage. I think most of these toons, once I hit 80, I will likely gear mostly for PvP, but the mage may be one where I go ahead and suffer through those dps queues.

    I will definitely give that a try in ToC!


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