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    Default Need a leveling spec!

    A coworker is STARTING Rift tonight. She's a former WoW player from back in Vanilla/BC. She is dead set on playing a Mage and needs a leveling spec for 1.11 that will offer survivability & solid dps for quick leveling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wylt View Post
    A coworker is STARTING Rift tonight. She's a former WoW player from back in Vanilla/BC. She is dead set on playing a Mage and needs a leveling spec for 1.11 that will offer survivability & solid dps for quick leveling.
    Necromancer or Elementalist I would guess...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGrinnz View Post
    Necromancer or Elementalist I would guess...
    Is NecroLock still viable? That's what I leveled my benched mage alt as.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wylt View Post
    Is NecroLock still viable? That's what I leveled my benched mage alt as.
    It's viable but you lose a lot of pet damage now by hybriding.

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    Interesting. Necrolock has alway been my goto leveling spec.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wylt View Post
    Is NecroLock still viable? That's what I leveled my benched mage alt as.
    Yes, probably better than ever. Key is to push Necro first to get better pet and Soul Purge self healing, then later switching over to Lock (possibly with respec), to grab good DOTs and the new improved Radiate Death. 0p Archon as usual.
    Tested 51 Warlock on EI on PTS for AOE grinding, pure PVE gear... and man, that spec puts former AOE grinders to shame... 12-14 mobs / min as long as the supply lasts (not very long).

    @Grinnz: Later you largely use the pet for tanking. Lock DOTs are more mobile and better for AOE.
    Although you could try deep Necro with the chained Corpse Explosion -- but that's very much micro management.
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