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    Default Any tips on optimal PA allocation?

    Didn't really see anything in the guides section about where best to spend PA points. Returning player and I've started a new mage, just hit 50 and realised that PA is now account-wide (yes, it's been *that* long since I last played) so I have like 400 points to play with right off the bat.

    I was thinking of just maxing out the two trees that give Int boosts (Fire/Death) and then working my way down the Wisdom ones, but I'm wondering whether there's a better way of spreading the points around taking weapon masteries into consideration? Kind of annoying that different weapons are spread around like that, but whatever.

    Also, for the weapon masteries for Wands, are they in effect all the time, not just when you're... uh, wanding? I don't think I've used my wand once since I started playing and it's just a stat stick.
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    Generally the best way to allocate points is to go for Spellpower for your Weapon first, but that route is unreliable unless you know you won't be upgrading weapons for a long time.

    Assuming you don't know what Weapons you're using you'll want something like this: http://rift.magelo.com/en/planar-att...o/dSSST_-S__tw
    The reasoning is that Wand PA is always active so it's best choice, T2 PvP PA also gives so much Crit Power and Intelligence it's the best choice regardless of Weapons.

    Next I'd go Fire then Water, after that you should know what Weapons you're using.
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    Just a quick one as I don't have time to fully go into it...

    You're going to want to spec for 2H as they're cheaper to get maxed than the 1h / oh combination.

    http://i.imgur.com/hoQhCQD.gif 628 Spec for 2H Mage

    http://i.imgur.com/yUdUaSU.gif 628 spec for 1H/OH Mage


    This was done quite some time ago so may be a little off.

    Yes wands are still just stat sticks and the PA is applied to them always.


    I'd recommend NOT going into PVP as there's too many wasted points to get to anything good.
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    Something like this for 406 points is much better, and then filling up Air next.

    http://rift.magelo.com/en/planar-att...00M/jOGCc60dmc

    Even if you don't currently have a 2H, get one, as at your level you can get about an extra 80-90 SP from PA just from speccing into 2Hers (instead of using a 1h/oh).
    Last edited by Archyface; 05-27-2013 at 03:21 AM.
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    Bah missed some Staff PAs.
    This should be better.
    http://rift.magelo.com/en/planar-attunement#2eS3rrr1zlmdw/1OY0lwS/gOGUSdw0H6S/3Nwa00M/jOGCc60dmc

    for some reason the Intelligence doesn't stay in the URL... should be max intelligence in the build
    Last edited by Archyface; 05-27-2013 at 03:36 AM.
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