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    As the title says; Why ?

    It seems to me that with certain Warriors and Rogues builds it takes 2 to 3 times the damage to kill them, and they do 80 % to 100 % of the damage a mage does.

    Mages are ranged? Well warriors and rogues do as good or more damage at range, with better survivability . If a mage has to move much, their dps goes to crap, and we donít have good ways to stay at range vs. melee targets.

    At this point I think mages are just free kills for others, and playing one hurts your side

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkami View Post
    As the title says; Why ?

    It seems to me that with certain Warriors and Rogues builds it takes 2 to 3 times the damage to kill them, and they do 80 % to 100 % of the damage a mage does.

    Mages are ranged? Well warriors and rogues do as good or more damage at range, with better survivability . If a mage has to move much, their dps goes to crap, and we donít have good ways to stay at range vs. melee targets.

    At this point I think mages are just free kills for others, and playing one hurts your side

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    l2p issue
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    Sounds like you need to adapt a few things :

    1-Try different builds
    2-Playstyle (positioning-awareness-opponent's counters etc...)

    Read up on what the FoTMs are (not just your own...but also other classes...because THAT is what you will be seeing out there, and you may not be playing your abilities to your best advantage)

    Why play a Mage ?
    The only answer to that is : because I still LIKE IT, fits my playstyle and is fun
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkami View Post
    As the title says; Why ?

    It seems to me that with certain Warriors and Rogues builds it takes 2 to 3 times the damage to kill them, and they do 80 % to 100 % of the damage a mage does.

    Mages are ranged? Well warriors and rogues do as good or more damage at range, with better survivability . If a mage has to move much, their dps goes to crap, and we don’t have good ways to stay at range vs. melee targets.

    At this point I think mages are just free kills for others, and playing one hurts your side


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    i hope this a troll

    watch this video:http://youtu.be/hWmKVKSNi2o?t=6s

    mages stay alive by out running there target, using LOS, and having very high burst output.
    Last edited by AlexisGrey; 02-01-2013 at 08:21 AM.

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    Why I love this class:
    Its ability to be very flexible depending on the situation. (Heal, support, dps equally well) Its just one of those classes where you have to put in as much effort as you want to get out of it. Who wants to play a 2 or 3 macro button spamming classes anyways.

    Many times in pvp i have switch between defensive/heal and offensive/dps specs depending on what the group is lacking and fill that roll well. This put our team in a better position to win the match. A well timed reflect, fear, intrupt, heal is worth its weight in gold in team play.

    Mages are like puppet masters, pull the right strings at the right time and everyone dances....
    I want to see the light leave your eyes
    Feeling your breath on my lips one last time
    I want to see the light leave your eyes.
    Feeling your breath for the last time.
    God rest your soul is mine....

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexisGrey View Post
    i hope this a troll

    watch this video:http://youtu.be/hWmKVKSNi2o?t=6s

    mages stay alive by out running there target, using LOS, and having very high burst output.
    Dont know why your thread got closed, probably the title. Nice vids


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    FYI Riftstalker running isn't even pve. .... You might as well call riftstalker running PVE.

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    Outside of chloros, mages are probably the most balanced class in pvp.
    Hell, even with the bug, chloros are not OP in pvp imo.

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    Thx,note to self and all forum posters you can not put the word suck in your post title,it will be locked lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eughe View Post
    Outside of chloros, mages are probably the most balanced class in pvp.
    Hell, even with the bug, chloros are not OP in pvp imo.
    Couldn't agree more. I wish they would just nerf the pve side, because it seems like it is the most balanced it has ever been in pvp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eughe View Post
    Outside of chloros, mages are probably the most balanced class in pvp.
    Hell, even with the bug, chloros are not OP in pvp imo.
    I agree that mages are probably the most balanced class in pvp. However, I do feel they are slightly OP but not enough to worry about. It would be nice if other classes were as well balanced.
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    You know your class sucks when everybody else thinks you're "well-balanced".

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    nerf void bolt?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Axaze View Post
    nerf void bolt?
    People have been using this joke for so long that Kervik actually listened and nerfed Void Bolt on PTS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lokken` View Post
    People have been using this joke for so long that Kervik actually listened and nerfed Void Bolt on PTS.
    ya but what about Viod Bolt. That is the thing killing people connected to the lan of the player hit by it.


    Quote Originally Posted by Rizaz View Post
    FYI Riftstalker running isn't even pve. .... You might as well call riftstalker running PVE.

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    Rift needs Eq2 mages.
    New round up of some high rank matches
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