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The mage is a Tier 1 class in WoW Classic. It is the best ranged DPS for PVE, one of the most fun in PVP, very versatile solo and in a group.
While they do have a slow start for 1-20, Mages start to pull way ahead of the pack once AoE Grinding comes online. From lvl 20, it improves greatly and you will have 2 choices:
As long as you are leveling, mages get a lot of good tools to wreck people in PVP, so you can enjoy your journey until lvl 60 😉If you want to do dungeons during your leveling session, a mage will always find a spot as the best ranged DPS.
Here are some tips to progress quickly during your leveling as mage in Classic Wow.
This trick is very important during leveling because the natural regeneration of mana (based on your total spirit) begins 5 seconds after your last spell.
Because of that mechanic, it is better to tank some hits with your HP to finish the mob with a wand (0 mana cost) and be able to get 2-3 ticks of natural mana regen before attacking the next opponent.
Here is the list of the best wand to get during your leveling.
Spell Hit is very important in classic wow for spellcasters.
As a Spellcaster you will always have a 1% chance to miss with your spells.
As a mage, you’ll get +6% spell hit from the talent “Elemental Precision”, so you’ll need 10% spell hit from gear to be CAPPED in PVE.
A mob of the same level as you gives 100% exp, a mob with + 1 lvl gives only 104% exp.
The issue is : The mob with + 1 lvl will give you more trouble, it will have a higher chance of resisting your spells, it will have more HP, and he will do more damage… So the extra 4% exp gain is not worth it.
Try to focus your leveling on mobs who are the same level as you.
As you probably know, FROST mage is the
most efficient spec for leveling (single target or aoe)
Here is the best spec for leveling as a mage:
We recommend picking talents in this order (from left to right):
There is 2 way to lvl up a mage :
In this guide, we will focus on single target leveling, but you can also check our AOE leveling guide for mage
See below the DPM (damage per mana)
You can see that your best way to deal damage during leveling is to use the highest rank of your spell.
NB: In this guide, we only cover priority stats for the LEVELING (so it’s totally different that the gear for max level PVE / PVP, that you can find in our mage pvp guide and pve guide).
For leveling, do not focus on gear with +spell power, it’s not efficient.
You need a LOT of the SpellPower stat to actually make a difference, I'm talking about having a full set of SP gear.
To get this gear you'll need to waste both time and money by leveling up Tailoring, buying the recipes (one of them is in a house in the middle of nowhere in the Wetlands) and farm the resources to craft this gear. The rest comes from [x] blue BoE World drops, and either you’ll need luck to get them or you're gonna end up wasting money by buying from the AH (thus wasting your time plus you'll have to travel to town, then back to your questing zone).
The other stats are just better to stack and much easier to get without having to go out of your way.
Spirit increases the mana you regenerate each tick, therefore you are gonna drink less, and spend less time drinking.
Intellect will give you a bigger mana pool and slightly increase your chances to land a Critical Strike.
Stamina will increase your HP, this isn't very useful against mobs as you don't get hit, and even if you do get hit you still shouldn’t be taking enough damage to justify the HP increase (The reason you will facetank mobs is to trade HP for Mana by wanding a mob to death, which you should do to be efficient, which you can't do with SP gear because you'll end up killing mobs after using your last Frostbolt, which will allow you to regen one tick of mana after each fight at the most).
Of course, if you get gear with spell damage, do not hesitate. But do not sacrifice your spirit or intellect only for that.
A quick glance at stats for PVE HL :
Here is the list of the best wands to get during your leveling.
Baguette magique inférieure : Lvl 5 : Lesser Magic Wand - Crafted Green from Enchanting
Baguette magique supérieure : Lvl 13 : Greater Magic Wand - Enchanting
Baguette de Blackbone : Lvl 41 : Wand Vendor sells this white wand in all capital cities
Fusil nuisible : Lvl 46 : Drops from Noxxion in Maraudon at 20%
Baguette de canalisation de mana : Lvl 56 : Drops from Cho’Rush the Observer in Dire Maul 25%
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