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    Default Viable Mage PVP specs

    What are the viable PVP specs for a Mage? What does each of those specs excel versus? What are their roles in PVP? What is classes/specs counter them?

    Specs I believe the current Viable PVP specs are:

    51 Warlock
    Warlock/Chloromancer
    51 Dominatopr
    Dominator/Warlock
    Dominator/Chloromancer
    Stormcaller
    Pyromance/Dominator

    I mainly play a Dom/Chloro. Currently R4.

    It excels vs Clerics and most Mages.

    The Primary role is to disrupt the enemy through Mana Draining/silencing Clerics, reflecting/silencing Mage/Riftblades, transmorgifing important targets. Secondary role is as a healer and/or DPS.

    The bane of Dom/Chloro is Marksman and physical based warriors.

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    For the Stormcaller...

    Role:Massive Aoe use(Seriously you have like 6+ aoe spells), decent single target damage, squishy decoy :P

    Nawww, the Stormcaller is actually really viable depending on not only what souls you combo with it, but also how you use hypothermia, flash freeze, and ride the wind, etc.. This statement goes for every single spec, but you really do need to learn how the spec works before you start to even expect results.

    Other uses: really fast at capturing shards in whitefall steppes with ride the wind plus the buffs on the map

    Wish you luck fellow magi

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    I was about to make the same thread so I'll just post here instead.

    What is everyone using aside from the lock/chloro?

    My mage will be 50 in the next day and I want to jump straight into pvp but I'm not sure what spec I should run with fresh 50 greens/blues and no valor(yet).

    I was thinking something like 51lock/something. Any input for someone who did the grind at fresh 50 and has some experience in this?

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    anything with rank 8 gear. ANYTHING

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    No mention of Warmancer(45WL/16NM/5AM) there

    I like this spec because of the large number of control options. You have a 30% heal debuff, a purge, a 2.5 sec stun, single target fear, instant AoE Fear and a silence.

    As well as an 80% dmg reduction buff, a large self heal, fire and forget aoe (to prevent caps), soul purge. 10% dmg buff, reconstruct (great when combined with a fear), mortality and will never run out of mana.

    The only downside of this build are a few wasted points in necro to get to soul purge.

    It is pretty DoT dependant, but can kill most things. Also great survivability and the purge/heal debuff appear to make enough of a difference. Not as good as blight, but still handy due to it not having a cooldown.

    This and chlorolock are my preferred wf specs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VanashBW View Post
    No mention of Warmancer(45WL/16NM/5AM) there

    I like this spec because of the large number of control options. You have a 30% heal debuff, a purge, a 2.5 sec stun, single target fear, instant AoE Fear and a silence.

    As well as an 80% dmg reduction buff, a large self heal, fire and forget aoe (to prevent caps), soul purge. 10% dmg buff, reconstruct (great when combined with a fear), mortality and will never run out of mana.

    The only downside of this build are a few wasted points in necro to get to soul purge.

    It is pretty DoT dependant, but can kill most things. Also great survivability and the purge/heal debuff appear to make enough of a difference. Not as good as blight, but still handy due to it not having a cooldown.

    This and chlorolock are my preferred wf specs.
    I think I might go with that spec but moved around a little to have 51wl/12necro/3am for that extra power to make up for my lack of gear at fresh 50.

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    Atm Im playing sc/ele in pvp with my narb mage. Never been a fan of the whole death necro spook thing in games. Its a viable build with nice aoe's and cc and I get high numbers out of it too.

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    Every undergeraed mage should go 51 dom IMO.

    There's no SP modifier on sheep, and the 51 pointer rapes regardless.
    Last edited by Bleeds; 09-04-2011 at 10:17 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bleeds View Post
    Every undergeraed mage should go 51 dom IMO.

    There's no SP modifier on sheep, and the 51 pointer rapes regardless.
    +1 to this. agree completely. as long as there aren't 6 of em runnin around a scion. lol.
    Last edited by DaddyDaz; 09-04-2011 at 10:30 AM.
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    Pyro/Lock/AM is also a viable and currently played spec.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bleeds View Post
    Every undergeraed mage should go 51 dom IMO.

    There's no SP modifier on sheep, and the 51 pointer rapes regardless.
    Yes. One time myself and another 51 Dom both dropped Mass Betrayal during the opening of an Escalation match and it completely drained the mana of the entire opposition.

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    51 dom is always viable... such a nasty spec played in the right hands.
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    51 dom paired with what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dixa View Post
    51 dom paired with what?
    Archmage and Archon

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