Looking to re-roll. Frost Mage vs Ele Shaman

90 Human Death Knight
4710
Looking for advice, not flame wars. I know Frost Mage's are pretty strong ATM but Elementals have become increasingly popular.

Thanks for any feedback.
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I can't think of a season mages weren't viable.

Its a pretty good investment even if you only plan on doing bgs on it.
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90 Pandaren Shaman
9330
If you're worried about how well you class can do you should really just play a warlock.

If you're going on a season-by-season basis, play a shadow priest.
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90 Human Death Knight
4710
I can't think of a season mages weren't viable.

Its a pretty good investment even if you only plan on doing bgs on it.


Thanks for the reply. I'm a melee only kind of guy so this whole "casting" realm is going to take some getting used to. I have all the heirlooms for a mage so I plan to reroll one next time I'm on. One question I do have is in regards to BG's. I have heard a lot of complaining about getting smashed when a Warrior or other melee class gets on you. Is this true? I would venture to guess you could easily just Frost Nova and Blink away correct?
Edited by Dekron on 3/21/2013 5:17 PM PDT
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34 Undead Warlock
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Elementals have become increasingly popular.


???
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I have heard a lot of complaining about getting smashed when a Warrior or other melee class gets on you. Is this true? I would venture to guess you could easily just Frost Nova and Blink away correct?
Yes you have plenty of tools to get away from melee, blazing speed is also very fun in bgs.

Can't tell you how many blazing speed/slowfall escapes i've had.
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90 Draenei Shaman
8535
blazing speed is also very fun in bgs.


I finally saw this ability in action and I have to say I am in shock that blizzard gave it to mages.
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just go ele. Keyturners and S keyers will never leave you alone for being a mage
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
21560
just go ele. Keyturners and S keyers will never leave you alone for being a mage


Oh no, woe is you for being god tier in pvp!
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Oh no, woe is you for being god tier in pvp!


Oh look.
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
21560
I'm deeply sympathetic to the plight of the frost mage, as I'm sure we all are.
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I'm deeply sympathetic to the plight of the frost mage, as I'm sure we all are.


you just keep proving my point idiot
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90 Night Elf Druid
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03/21/2013 07:38 PMPosted by Xyril
I'm deeply sympathetic to the plight of the frost mage, as I'm sure we all are.


you just keep proving my point idiot

Plays on a real bg, achieved higher ratings then you.
But is an idiot.
Okay.
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Plays on a real bg, achieved higher ratings then you.
But is an idiot.
Okay.


yes because I'm playing here means this is the only BG I've ever played on. You're an idiot actually. also my post aren't about ratings and ratings =/= intelligence my post was stating not to roll mage bcuz you'll get people being bias toward you over ANYTHING and here he comes along "OH HUR HUR MAGE OVERLORD" I could walk into a room and be like "hey guys" first thing anyone says is "@$%#%# MAGE YOU ICE LANCE SPAMMING @##%^#%#@# WHY DONT YOU PUT MY WHOLE TEAM IN CC FOR 300 YEARS GG ENJ0Y GLAD MOUNT IN MAIL"
Edited by Xyril on 3/21/2013 8:00 PM PDT
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1 Troll Priest
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well this is an easy question, would you rather jump around spamming instant cast 70k spells being near unkillable, or would you rather die in the opener?
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90 Draenei Shaman
8535
Lava burst can also crit upwards of 30-40k.

Every.

Single.

Time.
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1 Troll Priest
0
Lava burst can also crit upwards of 30-40k.

Every.

Single.

Time.


is that a good crit or something? no cds icelance crits for over 50.
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Ease up bro.


NO YOU EASE UP HERMANO
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90 Night Elf Druid
4230
frost mages were tolerable in s10 and 11 to me. was op in duels but i was ok with that. dmg wasnt as high
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