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    mage lvling slow 85 - 90 ?

    It seems slow killing mobs, im probably doing something wrong. I havnt tried arcane yet though. Maybe arcane is faster ?

    I find that all my shatters go to one mob and the next few have to be killed with normal spells which take forever.

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    I started leveling as fire and it was taking longer when my crit started dropping as I leveled. I switched to frost and sailed smoothly up the levels. Frost bomb, frost ward(aoe)/frostjaw(single), nova, freeze, and the ice lance glyph to give it a cleave all gave me plenty of shatters.

    If you mean Deep Freeze lance spam as your only good damage, you may not be using your full toolkit.

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    Frost is a great spec to pull about 7-10 mobs and just AoE them down.
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    i cant seem to prefer one spec over the other. i switch every now and then. fire or frost. one tip i can give you is to use NETHER BOMB as frost. it will proc Frostfire bolt that will CRIT even if target not frozen. it helps A LOT!

    as fire - i just open with Fireball or Pyro, and then scorch and wait for crit, then inferno blast + instant Pyro + possible combustion(overkill)

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    Note: only the last applied bomb has a chance to proc Brain Freeze, which means you can spam Nether Tempest all you want, but it won't guarantee a proc. On the other hand, you might get 2 procs. However, Frost Bomb guarantees a proc and does great aoe damage.

    For leveling I used Arcane and it became a lot easier when I got into the mentality "I have lots of buttons, must use them all." People often don't do that thinking "this is a powerful cooldown used for bosses, I won't use it on some mobs in some zone that I need for quests" and spells like Arcane Power go to waste when they'd help immensely.

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    I started as frost, found it got really slow to kill stuff around 87, and switched to fire/arcane depending on what I was doing. If you are doing fire, switch to frostfire bolt instead of frostfire and it'll slow. Spread combustion and the stun from Dragon's breath make short work out of groups of critters.

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    At 86 right now I pop pet nova > frost bomb > deep freeze > lance > lance > lance > frost fire. Nothing has lived through that so far, if they do I'll frost jaw lance em.

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    Remember all specs have shatter baked in now.

    So fire is definitely beast leveling 85-90. Deep freeze and frost nova are your friends.

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    I'm levelling as fire, and yes it's slow. I'm choosing and reforging crit items. Questing with a friend is a BIG help, and playing my frost dk is hilariously more damage than my mage's...

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