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Your ultimate PvP gear set for a lvl 70 fire/ frost mage?Follow

#1 Apr 25 2007 at 2:34 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm looking for the advice of the pros as to what is the ideal set of gear at level 70 for a fire mage.

However if any frost mages have ideas for their spec too please post!

I'm sure I could work it out by checking out thottbot and a few sheets of working & a calculator, but nothing beats experience :)

[edit]plus I'm lazy


Edited, Apr 25th 2007 10:39pm by Iyunzusto
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#2 Apr 25 2007 at 5:22 PM Rating: Decent
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What I'm shooting for is to get 2pc Grand Marshal and 3pc Gladiator (but still a long way from it with the minimal play time I have lol :P). That way you will get both of the 2pc set bonuses (i.e. 35 + 35 Resilience). I can live without the 2 sec reduced Blink time :P

Grand Marshal's Silk Handguards
Grand Marshal's Silk Trousers

Then the other 3 pieces from Gladiator set... Gladiator's Silk Amice, Cowl, and Raiment (shoulder, head, and chest).

I lose the least stats by going with the GM gloves and pants.

That is my long-term goal. In the meantime, I have some stuff to work towards. I checked out a lot of gear that I can obtain without doing instances and here's the list I came up with:

Note: I think the honor costs on Wowhead are the reduced ones from upcoming Patch 2.1.0

HEAD: Spellstrike Hood (approx. price on AH = 1300 gold)
NECK: Pendant of Dominance (18,000 honor, 10 Eye of the Storm tokens)
SHOULDERS: Frozen Shadoweave Shoulders (Shadoweave Tailoring)
BACK: Sergeant's Heavy Cape (11,100 honor points, 20 Arathi Basin tokens)
CHEST: Frozen Shadoweave Vest (Shadoweave Tailoring)
WRIST: Bracers of Havok (approx 110 gold on AH)
WAIST: Girdle of Ruination (approx 1500 gold on AH)
Or Unyielding Girdle is a decent alternative for only approx 580 gold on AH
LEGS: Spellstrike Pants (approx 1600 gold on AH)
FEET: Frozen Shadoweave Boots (Shadoweave Tailoring)
STAFF: The Bringer of Death (approx 60 gold on AH. The price on this came down a lot it seems... a few weeks ago, wowhead had it estimated at 200 gold)
Or Auchenai Staff is a good alternative if you are allied with The Aldor (Revered)
FINGER: Khorium Band of Frost (approx 110 gold on AH. For you, there's also a fire version of this, Khorium Inferno Band)
And Band of Dominance (approx 61 gold on AH)

Using combinations of the following semi-easy to obtain gems:

Runed Living Ruby (+9 Spell Damage, approx 55 gold on AH)
Gleaming Dawnstone (+8 Spell Critical Rating, approx 45 gold on AH)
Solid Star of Elune (+12 Stamina, approx 55 gold on AH)

and accounting for any socket bonuses I might get when the correct colored gems are used... I get the following generalized stats:

Maximize Spell Damage:
Spell damage: 755 (Frost)
Spell critical rating: 169
Stamina: 264
Intellect: 158
Spirit: 10 (lol)
Mana per 5: 7 (lol some more)
Spell Hit: 38
Resilience: 48

Maximize Stamina:
Spell damage: 629 (Frost)
Spell critical rating: 169
Stamina: 432
Intellect: 158
Spirit: 10
Mana per 5: 7
Spell Hit: 47
Resilience: 48

Balanced:
Spell damage: 665 (Frost)
Spell critical rating: 177
Stamina: 384
Intellect: 158
Spirit: 10
Mana per 5: 7
Spell Hit: 47
Resilience: 48

I'm gonna leave out the actual combinations of gems (since this post got way longer than I intended already) but suffice it to say I did a lot of "inter-webbing" and plugging into spreadsheets. I may have made some mistakes though, so take all this as a general approximation.

Now, for Fire specifice, you'll have to look it up (or someone else will have to post). But in general, Spellstrike + Spellfire sets are really good for Fire mages.




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#3 Apr 25 2007 at 7:15 PM Rating: Decent
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Wow, that's an awesome starting point & complete with links, thanks.

I like that none of it is instanced stuff - I can't stand the idea of running instances every weekend over and over and over... EUGH. Battlegrounds FTW.

I'll investigate some more fire-spec options.

Cheers :)
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#4 Apr 25 2007 at 9:24 PM Rating: Decent
echou wrote:
What I'm shooting for is to get 2pc Grand Marshal and 3pc Gladiator (but still a long way from it with the minimal play time I have lol :P). That way you will get both of the 2pc set bonuses (i.e. 35 + 35 Resilience). I can live without the 2 sec reduced Blink time :P

*I edited the quote, so it wouldn't be so huge*


ummmmm

A. Rate up for the extremely great content of this post. Have you ever considered perhaps starting a gear FAQ (much like WoW Loot)?

B. I'm going for full gladiator at 70, mainly because it looks sick--and me and my warlock buddy are going to mainly be leveling alts/pvping. Instances are fun, but not on repeat mode...at least when doing PvP in repeat mode you get some more variety.

C. Is a full set of Gladiators good, or should I just do what your doing?


Full Gladiator Set Stats Add Up Too
Stam: 219
Intellect: 73 (Kinda not so good for a mage IMO, but I don't have much experience end game PvP, so I'm probably wrong)
+ Spell Dmg: 154
+ Spell Crit Rating: 89
+ Resilience: 110 + Set Bonus comes out to be +145

Enchant the pieces, and of course get some socket items.

Edited, Apr 26th 2007 1:25am by Enigmen

Edited, Apr 26th 2007 1:33am by Enigmen
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#5 Apr 26 2007 at 2:32 PM Rating: Decent
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Enigmen the Wise wrote:
A. Rate up for the extremely great content of this post. Have you ever considered perhaps starting a gear FAQ (much like WoW Loot)?


Thanks for the rate up :)
I don't have the time to put together a complete site like WoW Loot. And well... there's WoW Loot already :D

Fact is, the information is all out there, but it takes time to gather it and make some decisions. I really like Wowhead. It's a great online database with good user comments.

I put together this Easy / Soloable Gear guide for those interested in more good level 70 gear that can be acquired without running instances or raids.

Quote:
C. Is a full set of Gladiators good, or should I just do what your doing?


Full gladiator set is great. There's a lot of talk about stacking Resilience once you get to the top-end of PvP, so the double set bonus is nice. I can't wait to see the full details on Arena Season 2 gear (Merciless Gladiator's Regalia).
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.:Nightbringer - 70 Humar, the Pridelord
.:Severus - 70 Scorchshell Pincer
.:Vox - 70 Skettis Kaliri
.:Jewelcrafting 375
.:Enchanting 275

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.:360 Tailoring (Shadoweave Specialization)
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