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    Default Mage specs and advice please?

    I'm trying to find out what DPS specs I should be carrying plus what specs are good on what bosses.
    Any help is much appreciated!!!
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    AH A nice 2 parter question:

    There is a wealth of information in the Mage Guide section of the forum to help you with specific builds.

    As for the advice to what bosses, I assume you mean raid bosses so I would have roles to suit the role you are given/specialise in. For example, you could be the raid archon. I would suggest having at least a Chrolo role too as healers are always needed (yes even chloro's)

    In terms of DPS, have at least 1 ranged and 1 melee/harb. Depends on the fight to which you use (e.g. pyro harb is good on Cyril in TOtDQ).

    Finally, have a role for out and about in Terla, Harb/chloro/elemenntist works solidly
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    There is a nice wealth of mage guides, but some of them are just a wee bit dated for my liking,
    As for my role, I am primary DPS.

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    To be honest it is better to be good with 1-2 specs than having 15 specs to rotate on different fights.

    I would suggest 61 Harb or 61 Lock. Both works on all fights in ToDQ/FT/EE. Swapping specs between fights just makes the encounter harder.

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    Three specs:

    Get a 58 archon build. Then people will always have a reason to bring you

    Get a 61 chloro build (see above).

    For dps, I'd start with the necrolist (see the mage guides section). Does pretty decent dps without much thought. If you don't like the no thought or like to die more then graduate to 61 harb or 61 lock (the latter will improve with practice).

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    Quote Originally Posted by smellwhat View Post
    Three specs:

    Get a 58 archon build. Then people will always have a reason to bring you

    Get a 61 chloro build (see above).

    For dps, I'd start with the necrolist (see the mage guides section). Does pretty decent dps without much thought. If you don't like the no thought or like to die more then graduate to 61 harb or 61 lock (the latter will improve with practice).
    I have all of these..and never find myself in a situation where I don't have something I play that works very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellamorte View Post
    There is a nice wealth of mage guides, but some of them are just a wee bit dated for my liking,
    As for my role, I am primary DPS.
    The 61 Warlock, 61 Harb, and Necrolist guides are up to date. That's really all you need atm for DPS

    It's always a good idea to carry other roles in case they're needed, sometimes even a basic familiarity with them can save a raid (plus it makes you that much more useful). In your case a Chloro and Archon spec.
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    i reached lvl 60 three days ago and right know i have the following roles:

    1. 61 lock
    2. 61 harb (was harder to learn compared to lock)
    3. 61 Chloro
    4. 61 Dom (i need it for conquest and pvp in general)
    5. 61 ele (pvp water pet pewpew and easy mode dd spec)
    6. 42harb/32chloro (expert dungeon support - solo farm build)

    Well i really hate Archon, but i am thinking of changing 5. or 6. to an archon spec.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilberto View Post
    i reached lvl 60 three days ago and right know i have the following roles:

    1. 61 lock
    2. 61 harb (was harder to learn compared to lock)
    3. 61 Chloro
    4. 61 Dom (i need it for conquest and pvp in general)
    5. 61 ele (pvp water pet pewpew and easy mode dd spec)
    6. 42harb/32chloro (expert dungeon support - solo farm build)

    Well i really hate Archon, but i am thinking of changing 5. or 6. to an archon spec.
    61 harb can be used to solo farm to an extent, and 61 chloro if support is needed in an expert

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    so i'll switch the chloro/harb hybrid

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    Awesome thank you so much guys

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