View Full Version : Mage Best ...everything for a mage?

05-29-2010, 10:51 AM
I'm thinking about coming back from a long break, but I'm pretty lost when it comes to my mage. I've tried googling for answers, but I don't know if a thread on a spec from 2009 is still the best choice.

So I come to you, TankSpotters, for HALP! Please, be gentle.

Here is my trainwreck of a mage. http://www.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Proudmoore&cn=Aubreanna

Could someone link me what the hot spec is now? What kind of rotation? What stats I should be pursuing? Gems? Enchants? Anything? Anyone? I figure, once I don't look retarded, I'll jump into the random dungeon finder and see if I can't get anything better than t6.

I've tried searching around on these and EJ's forums, but most of those threads are a.) really overwhelming or b.) tailored to people who actually know what they're doing.

For example, I found http://www.tankspot.com/showthread.php?57393-wotlk-cat-dps-guide for my druid, but I couldn't find anything like it for mages.

Thanks a bunch in advance.

05-29-2010, 11:37 AM
Well. I can see your playing a fire mage, and I have no idea what talents a fire mage should have (i play arcane myself), so my suggestion would be to download rawr or go to http://www.elitistjerks.com/rawr.php and see what the specs in that program looks like. But gear wise, do lots of heroics, there are some decent gear in must of them and you get Emblems to purchase gear with.

What stats/caps you should be aiming for:
Hit rating, you need 446 hit rating to be hit capped as fire. You don't get any from talents as I recall.
Crit rating. Crit is high value to fire mages last I heard, so you should probably look for that.

Gems and enchants, are really baseline still. Get all the Spell Power you can get, and gem according to your meta gem requirement. Enchants should be straight forward aswell.

Hope it was a little helpful.

05-29-2010, 12:07 PM
Thanks! Could you link me your spec? Last time I went into an instance, I got an "lol ulduar spec" when I was using FFB. Is arcane better? And if so, what kind of rotation do you use with it?

05-30-2010, 07:20 PM
Try this: http://www.tankspot.com/showthread.php?67490

05-31-2010, 03:18 AM
Arcane rotation is more or less Arcane Blast x4 Arcane Missiles x1, rinse repeat.