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Mage Guide - Best Mage Spec for PvE Since Mages are damage dealers, you can put up quite some damage specialized on any spell line. However, the Fire Mage spec allows you to deal insane amounts of single target and AoE damage, which makes it ideal for PvE. But to squeeze every drop of effectiveness as a Fire Mage, some of the spells in the Fire ability tree must be left out. So, in this short Mage guide I'm going to tell you which talents you should leave out from the Fire tree, and which you should train from the Arcan tree. Talents to Leave Out from the Fire Talent Tree Although most of the Fire talents are PvE oriented, focused in boosting your Fire damage single target and AoE spells and reducing the mana cost of your spells, there are a few talents that aren't too helpful for PvE DPS. These are: Blazing Speed. This improves your movement speed and removes your movement impairing effects when hit by melee or ranged attacks. Needless to say, this is a PvP talent, and it shouldn't be in your DPS Mage spec. Cauterize. This effects allows you to come back to 40% of your total HP after being hit by an attack that would have normally killed you. However, you will be damaged for 12% of your life for your next 6 seconds. This talent might somewhat help your healers in a raid. But it's best to save those points for something else. This is more of a PvP talent than one for PvE. Molten Shields. This talent improves your Blazing Shields (a talent that you shouldn't have as a DPS Fire Mage in the first place) and also reduces your Mage Ward spell by 1 second. It is pretty useless for PvE. Talents to Train from the Arcane Talent Tree The second part of this short Mage guide refers to the remaining points, 6 to be more specific, after training 35 points in the Fire tree. It's best to train these 6 remaining points in the first Arcane talents. These talents have a direct effect to your DPS effectiveness. The 2 that you should choose are: Arcane Concentration - grants you a 10% chance to consume no mana on your next spell, after hitting any target with any spell. It's a pretty useful talent for PvE. Saving mana will allow you to cast more spells before hitting Evocation, and therefore to be more effective. Netherwind Presence - a pretty simple talent, but a PvE-oriented one that increases your global damage by 3%. I hope this short Mage guide is useful to you. However, to learn more about Mage specs, click here: Mage Spec. Also, if you want to play your Mage at maximum, in PvP or PvE and to learn the best keybindings and macros for this class, click here: Mage Guide.
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