Frost or Fire Mage

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  1. Ifi

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    Currently making a 39 twink. Not sure if I should get gear for speccing frost or fire(wand in particular)

    I had 39 fire twink back in the day and loved it but I've grown a lot as a gamer since then. These days I think I'd prefer more control so I planned on going frost But... I just keep reading that fire is better or that fire mages are scary in that bracket.

    What are peoples opinions? It's been so long I can't remember the ins and outs of what the fighting was like. Do you sacrifice much damage when going frost?
     
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    Winterly Level 1 1-10 Coordinator

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    fire no doubt

    they can instagib in 2-3 globals
     
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    Ifi

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    frost cant with a Frostbolt/CoC shatter combo?
     
  5. inoobupro

    inoobupro Grandfathered

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    frost can land 1400+ shatter frostbolts too but they're hard cast

    fire's got instant blast wave+ increased fire blast dmg

    you literally gib people in like 4 seconds. I cant really explain it you have to play against it to see it or play one yourself
     
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    fire probs. You could put 7 points into frost for 1 second frost bolt and 4 seconds off of ice nova? Both specs seem great though
     
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    Ifi

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    The fires have it
     
  9. Pravity

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    Got a build in mind? Probably going to start gearing up a mage for my 2nd 39 twink.
     
  10. Outofspace

    Outofspace Sogeking / Deeps

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    Here's my 39 Fire template (zero rep).
     
  11. Pravity

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    What about talents? Imp scorch worth taking?
     
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    Imp scorch is pretty much a must. 0/20/0 would be standard, but there's wiggle room on a couple things.
     
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    Ifi

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    The gear I'm currently working on.

    Might give imp scorch a trial but I wasn't a fan back in the day.
     
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    Scorch is like your sinister strike. Absolute staple, and the talent gives you huge combo potential.
     
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    Ifi

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    I'm pretty sure I didn't like imp scorch back in the day because I would use scorch later in the fights and most of my damage didn't benefit from the talent.

    Not ruling it out this time around but I'll have to see how it fits with my play style.
    --- Double Post Merged, Nov 17, 2019, Original Post Date: Nov 17, 2019 ---
    After giving it some thought I'm going to give these talents a go.
     
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    Outofspace Sogeking / Deeps

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    That actually looks really good. I don't cast a ton of fireballs but it's really nice to have the points in there when you do.
    --- Double Post Merged, Nov 17, 2019, Original Post Date: Nov 17, 2019 ---
    Oh, I missed the fact that you are skipping Burning Soul. That will make life quite a bit harder.
     
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    Ifi

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    Your probably right again. Looks like I'm giving up on fireballs :(
     
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    burning soul is def. needed IMO
     
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    it really comes down to what you aim to do. fire is super good damage in 39s and you’ll be able to shit on a lot of people.

    frost means - like u say - good control and survivability. in a competitive setting (premade v premade or just organized pvp in general) frost will be the superior spec in most cases. add scatter talent and your damage isn’t bad at all either.

    if you A) wanna go farm ppl in mid or blow up EFC solo -> fire

    if you B) wanna grp queue or play premades or just do a supportive role in general -> frost
    --- Double Post Merged, Nov 19, 2019, Original Post Date: Nov 19, 2019 ---
    personally, i should add, i find fire to be more fun in general
     

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