Mage Specs after reaching 60
I've never been playing Vanilla (started in BC), so with Wow Classic been released, I've read a lot of guides all over the internet and i reached a point i cannot decide what build should i roll at level 60. I am 56lv right now and im running classic levelling AOE build.
So in order to choose a build, ofc i have to explain you all what i want from my Classic experience. I would love to do all content -> i love doing PVE content, so this will be my primarily goal, but with Phase 2 coming soon i wish been able to do some world PVP as well (i am not hardcore PVP player).
So i guess i want a build, which is:
- primarily PVE focused (for raiding)
- will be able to AOE as i don't have even epic mount yet and i will need to farm currency
- decent (not best) in world PVP
I know i want everything in one and i know its not possible but with your help i would love to find compromised build which can do all content decently as respec is worth a lot of gold.
Also i would love an advices from experienced players
Cheers in advance,
I didnt read your post nor do I play a mage, yet I am convinced "frostbolt" is the only logical answer.
I'd roll with the aoe spec and use it to farm as much gold as you think you initially need, then swap to the optimized raiding spec. I think you will be just fine with any spec for casual pvp so I wouldn't even factor that in.
Why do you need "A BUILD"? Why not just take builds that are appropriate for what you need at any given time...? Leveling, go frost. AoE farming, take a different variation of frost. Raiding? Go frost and ensure one of the other mages has winters chill OR go a bit further into arcane frost. PvP releases, take some additional utility points in frost. AQ comes out and your gear progression allows you to go fire? Give it a try. Spending the weekend AoE grinding a dungeon? Change your spec for it! Quit raiding and want to PvP exclusively? Try a whole bunch of different builds.
The great thing about mage is that there are a ton of viable builds and within those builds you can make slight variations depending on your own preferences. Why do you need 1 build... Youre leveling, just start with frost... Respec fees are not that costly - certainly not for a mage. You can afford to respec once a month and you wont even notice it. Just be open to respeccing at each point of your characters development. If you choose 1 spec for the entirety of vanilla you will be handicapping yourself.
Go frost and u basically cant go wrong. Tons of utility for pve/pvp up until AQ,NAXX.
I am not level 60 yet, but there are tons of AOE grinding builds (including the one I am making atm if u check my armory). If you want epic mount sort of fast I would start by making a full aoe grinding build in frost, then spam ZF and sell the mats. I even think the most common AoE frost builds work pretty well for raiding aswell, just maybe put a bit 5 points into frostbolt instead?
Good luck fellow mage : -)