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Sikeo
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Wassup.

So, currently I'm level 34 and happily questing in STV killing raptors. I'm pretty low, start to bandage - BOOM, FROSTBOLT!

Ahh thats a bit annoying, oh well, part and parcel of being on a PvP server. Run back to my corpse, check for the mage, coast is clear... nope, he was hiding, get popped again.

Alright, I'm gonna res a bit away and try and jump him, get my charge off, hamstring up, still nothing I can do, get popped again. Damn!

Am I just boned in 1 on 1 PvP vs Mages? I've read in some places that its basically the mages fight to lose, but there must be some things I can do?

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Foohy
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Am I just boned in 1 on 1 PvP vs Mages?

Pretty much yes.
Same with shadow priests.
Not sure about warlocks.

The only thing you can do is try to fight and hope you win, but if the caster has some PVP knowledge there isn't much you can do, because by class design you are dead already, not because you are worse at PVP.

If I were you I would just try my best to avoid these 1v1 with casters.

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Yinn
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You gotta invest in some FAP!
Free Action Potions are your best friend. Also look up restorative potions.

*I'd link them but I'm currently at work. Will fix when I get home*

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For now, a slightly above average mage will always win against warrior.

But you have something really cool if you are Alliance as your profile shows, find a paladin, become best friends, group up in WPvP, and you are unstoppable, it's one of the few things I don't even think of engaging against.

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jodiug
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Run Uldaman and get this baby. It'll get you out of any nasty situation.
https://classic.wowhead.com/item=9394/horned-viking-helmet

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FTHforever
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Run Uldaman and get this baby. It'll get you out of any nasty situation.
https://classic.wowhead.com/item=9394/horned-viking-helmet

Horde only. Alliance can't fight the lost vikings.

And yes, vs. most matchups, especially mages you are just dead as a leveling warrior.

And while consumes and engineering stuff can do alot for you, I don't really call them a solution if you get jumped. Just hang in there or level by doing mostly dungeons.

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rijndael
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https://classic.wowhead.com/item=5634/free-action-potion
https://classic.wowhead.com/item=9030/restorative-potion

This. ^^^

Also, pick up engineering so you can stun them from range with https://classic.wowhead.com/item=4390/iron-grenade .

Not sure how effective this is in Classic w/ 1.12 dataset (it may or may not have been nerfed) but Swifty used https://classic.wowhead.com/item=4984/skull-of-impending-doom?classicRedirect back in Vanilla to break CC and rock other classes in duels even in situations when a Warrior would be SOL.

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morbidmike
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Bring FAPs and hope the Mage doesn't have enough brains to sheep you when you pop one.

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Samaraner
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I wouldnt bother with using consumables against mages for now. You will lose most fights regardless only to burn gold on top of that.

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Stfuppercut
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The obvious answer is consumes. The reality is that this can be HIS counter as well, and if two equally skilled players are both optimizing and consuming, the warrior loses. You lose most times as a warrior in 1v1 circumstances. You arent designed for 1v1 situations. You are playing the most dependent class in the game. Conversely you synergize incredibly well with a healer and can easily pull of easy 2 vs X upsets once your gear reaches a certain threshold and you are capable of globaling your opponents.

I play a 60 warr in Classic and I am a gnome. The gnome racial helps, but I still stack FAPs. I win most fights against lesser geared and experienced players. When I fight mages who know what they are doing and can abuse leeway properly, my performance is laughable. Also, dumping a FAP on every pvp engagement adds up, so this only works if you have deep pockets.

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Samaraner
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Is it just me being immature or is anyone else having a laugh reading about FAPs?

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Sikeo
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Is it just me being immature or is anyone else having a laugh reading about FAPs?

Yea, "Dumping a FAP" gave me a chuckle.

Thanks for all the comments guys, I'll look at picking up some free action pots, but obviously that can get expensive real quick.

As my old Gym teacher used to say - "Suck it up Princess"

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morbidmike
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As my old Gym teacher used to say - "Suck it up Princess"

Wait, faps give you a chuckle but now you tell us your gym teacher called you a princess while telling you to suck it up? :p

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Kayoh
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If the mage is bad you can whoop them but it's a hard life being a warrior.

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