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    Default Prime Mage leveling guide (MA included)

    I'll try to keep this short, simple, and to the point by providing macros, specs, and point distributions.
    Mystic Archer is by far the best spec for leveling as a mage, but because it costs 2000 planarite, part 1 will include the non-mystic archer guide up to level 25, otherwise skip to part 2 if you have mystic archer.

    Part 1:

    Point spread: https://rift.magelo.com/en/soultree#ip0/gEjVIl4/hd
    Pick Pyromancer, Stormcaller, and Elementalist
    level 1-2: 2/5 storm energy (stormcaller)
    level 3: 2/5 biting cold (Elementalist)
    level 4-5: 4/5 storm energy (sc)
    level 6-8: 3/5 fiery concentration (pyro) 1/5 ignition (pyro)
    level 9: 5/5 storm energy (sc) 1/1 living storm (sc)
    level 10-12: 4/5 cyclogenesis (sc)
    level 13: 1/1 hailstorm (sc)
    level 14-16: 2/2 conductive medium (sc) 2/6 voltaic strength (sc)
    level 17: 1/1 relentless hail (sc)
    level 18: 1/1 lightning rod (sc)
    level 19-20: 3/5 supercell (sc)
    level 21: 1/1 lightning storm (sc)
    level 22-23: 2/2 superconductor (sc)
    level 24-25: 5/5 supercell (sc)
    spend leftover points wherever you want

    How to play:
    -cast raging storm anytime it is off cooldown.
    -Summon your earth elemental.
    -remember to cast living storm, especially if there are multiple targets.
    -buff yourself with Pyromancer's armor.
    -use Ride the Wind to run to places faster (really helps without a mount).
    -use Single target (st) macro when raging storm is on cooldown.
    -use area of effect (ae) macro when 4 or more enemies are present.

    Example rotation:
    raging storm --> living storm --> Single target or AE macro until raging storm is ready again

    For the macro, copy and paste it but remove anything within parentheses, and the whole line if you arent that level yet.
    Single Target Macro:
    #show lightning strike
    cast lightning strike (level 3)
    cast icicle (level 2)
    cast @gtae hailstorm (level 13)
    cast flame bolt
    cast countdown (level 8)
    cast thunder shock (level 5)
    cast fireball
    cast static flux (level 20)

    AE macro (after casting hailstorm, use lightning storm (level 21) on a separate button)
    #show hailstorm
    cast @gtae hailstorm (level 13)
    cast forked lightning

    --------------------------------------

    Part 2: Mystic Archer
    by level 25, you should have enough planarite from completing events and killing footholds to buy mystic archer, if not, continue putting points into stormcaller, or go full pyro with sc offsoul and elementalist if you want a tanking pet (like this: https://rift.magelo.com/en/soultree#im959aw/gwe/h).
    Or follow this guide if you want more detail about leveling without MA: http://forums.riftgame.com/rift-prim...ling-mage.html

    Spec:
    level 1-23: https://rift.magelo.com/en/soultree#gw8/!chqkb0/S
    The 3rd soul doesnt matter at this time if you do not have harbinger.
    10 points in SC so you can ride the wind!
    level 24-34: https://rift.magelo.com/en/soultree#gw8g/!chhkG88M/S
    level 35-38: https://rift.magelo.com/en/soultree#gCxh2/!chhkG88M/S
    level 39-50: https://rift.magelo.com/en/soultree#...chhkG88M/Skwsw
    by level 39, I imagine you would have enough planarite to afford Harbinger, otherwise put points in elementalist to increase crit chance.

    How to play:
    -(solo or single enemy) buff yourself with elemental gifts: picking up arrows heals you and damages a single enemy (be careful, it may pull random enemies after combat too).
    -(not solo, and 2+ enemies) pickup arrows until 9 or 10 stacks, then cast elemental barrage. DO NOT buff with elemental gifts.
    -Manually cast shock dispersal every time it is off cooldown, hitting the enemy by the outer part of the ring, then cast the spam macro.
    -Buff yourself with luminous weapon (level 50).
    -Make sure you directly face your target.
    -Use path of stone + paths converge to travel quickly, with ride the wind.
    -Advanced tip (optional): Use temporal shot to refresh the timer on conductive medium.
    -Advanced tip (optional): Never let earthen sunder, flash fire, or shock dispersal go off cooldown. If you are at 10 arrows already, move away so you do not pick them up, cast elemental barrage, and pick them up while channeling.

    rotation:
    shock dispersal --> spam macro --> elemental barrage at 10 stacks (if elemental gifts is inactive)

    spam macro:
    #show flash fire
    cast [notactive] charged blade
    cast flash fire
    cast earthen sunder
    cast @gtae hailstorm (level 38)
    cast arcane shot

    Hopefully this helps, let me know if there are any questions!


    Fierycore@greybriar
    MageicMike@vigil
    Last edited by Asphinx; 07-17-2018 at 09:43 AM.

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