Thread: 5.4 Frost Mage

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    5.4 Frost Mage

    Still viable you think?
    Would be nice to get some PTR feedback from pvpers on new Mastery and how the burst nerf affects us.
    Been reading some positive feedback but mostly from PVE boys.

    many thanks!

    -P

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    Viable?! For what purpose?! Mages have NEVER EVER been unviable for arena pvp and they will never be. If it's 1v1 you are thinking, where mages are pretty average, I don't see these changes affecting anything.

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    they will be fine. devs already straight up reverted the rampup from frostbolt to cover for the mastery nerf. if they need another damage buff i'm sure blizz will tack one on.
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    The short answer is nope, the long answer is noooooooooooooooope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noggis View Post
    Viable?! For what purpose?! Mages have NEVER EVER been unviable for arena pvp and they will never be. If it's 1v1 you are thinking, where mages are pretty average, I don't see these changes affecting anything.
    Mages and average don't go in one sentence. They are OP everywhere, including 1v1.

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    Druid: Mages are average
    Hunter: Mages are a bit underpowered
    Monk: A good mage can be a tough fight
    Warlock: A mage made me use my defensives a couple of times.
    Disc Priest: Lol, as if any dps class is scary.
    Everyone else: OMG, NERF MAGES NOW!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggety View Post
    Druid: Mages are average
    Hunter: Mages are a bit underpowered
    Monk: A good mage can be a tough fight
    Warlock: A mage made me use my defensives a couple of times.
    Disc Priest: Lol, as if any dps class is scary.
    Everyone else: OMG, NERF MAGES NOW!!!!
    Really spot on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggety View Post
    Druid: Mages are average
    Hunter: Mages are a bit underpowered
    Monk: A good mage can be a tough fight
    Warlock: A mage made me use my defensives a couple of times.
    Disc Priest: Lol, as if any dps class is scary.
    Everyone else: OMG, NERF MAGES NOW!!!!
    Well, you just nailed wow mage pvp pretty good there.

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    I think Frost will get nerfed long before 5.4 hits because of Pvp.

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    I think the mastery is another cheap gimmick that works crappily, but looks cool. Hope they actually tone down pressure and burst this way and do not succomb to the shitty mage threads on forums. Am positive as to what this means signaling for pvp.

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    Most of the People complaining about mage are in General pretty Bad and actually Never passed the 1.8 Mark. Just the Same Story as in the official Forums where People complaining about mage without Even the 1550 av. (Wrote on Smartphone)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noggis View Post
    Viable?! For what purpose?! Mages have NEVER EVER been unviable for arena pvp and they will never be. If it's 1v1 you are thinking, where mages are pretty average, I don't see these changes affecting anything.
    Since when are frost mages average in duels? You mean just in pandaland, cause hunters went op and they are their counter? At least before that they used to be op, but i didn't play a frost mage by the end of early wotlk. Should be still good against most melees.

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    i love how 90% of the ppl here have never played above 2k and saying shit like

    Mages and average don't go in one sentence. They are OP everywhere, including 1v1.
    Viable?! For what purpose?! Mages have NEVER EVER been unviable for arena pvp and they will never be. If it's 1v1 you are thinking, where mages are pretty average, I don't see these changes affecting anything.
    back to topic.

    I have played a few 2s game at about 2.2k mmr (ptr...) and mage is still very strong, although the new mastery does absolute nothing(2k each icicle). But i guess/hope they will fix the numbers.

    I cant tell anything about 3s.... guess we still get globaled by hunterpets/rets/feral since there are no major defensive changes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightstalkerr View Post
    Mages and average don't go in one sentence. They are OP everywhere, including 1v1.
    How is this myth still being perpetuated?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrannica View Post
    Since when are frost mages average in duels? You mean just in pandaland, cause hunters went op and they are their counter? At least before that they used to be op, but i didn't play a frost mage by the end of early wotlk. Should be still good against most melees.
    Mages are average in 1v1 in MoP, yes.

    Feral druid, hunter, elem shaman, demo lock >>>>> mage in 1v1
    Rogues and monks are 50-50 for a mage.
    Mages should be able to easily beat any warrior, dk or ret pala.

    I can hardly call that OP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noggis View Post
    Mages are average in 1v1 in MoP, yes.

    Feral druid, hunter, elem shaman, demo lock >>>>> mage in 1v1
    Rogues and monks are 50-50 for a mage.
    Mages should be able to easily beat any warrior, dk or ret pala.



    I can hardly call that OP.
    i think the rogue is easier for the frost mage than a dk.

    If you allow heals to the ele shaman maybe.

    But i never said op, either.

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