Any hints would be welcomed.
Any hints would be welcomed.
Use berserking and/or pop some cooldowns. In general I was frost nova/deeping the monkey and then quickly putting bombs up on other targets, then focusing the monkey using flows if you need to run next to him while you finish him off.
Keeping your LB up on 3 targets at all times is really important--make sure you put it on the targets which you aren't single targeting. You should be able to pretty much kill guardians without ever directly having to attack them.
Note that if you pop alter time in this phase it'll be up for round 10 still.
Oh yeah, I also ran with Incanter's Ward instead of Rune.
I got to wave 50 as frost. I gemmed Brilliant/Reckless/Veiled. For reforge I went Haste>Crit>Mastery. I have no idea if this is the best way to go, but I did quite a few different gem/reforge tries, and I feel that combination yielded best results.
For gear I used Engineering head(normal meta), Alchemy and DMC trinket, as well as items with as much gem sockets as possible.
Best tip I can give is to always keep LB up on all targets(except bunnys), this gets more and more important the higher you get.
I uploaded the video of it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYS8DTuNgpg
Last edited by Dissemoen; 2013-09-22 at 02:44 PM.
Can't get Gold on my Mage as Arcane.
WAIT, WAIT, WAIT, WOAH WOAH, BACK UP THERE.
... You can fucking SHEEP them?! o_O;
It probably is more useful in endless then the proving Ground(Bronze, Silver and Gold) since there's no time limit......right?
Last edited by Aeluron Lightsong; 2013-09-22 at 10:44 PM.
I'm pretty sure there is a time limit, I had some close calls on endless waves with 0:01s left on some rounds, and you can sheep mobs, although personally sheeping mobs hasn't been my go to strat for PGs since I haven't really had a need for it.
There is a time limit. You can sheep most mobs, I tend to lock down the healers until most other things are dead or I can drag amber to them.
Wave 100 is definitely possible as a mage. I've managed to get to wave 69 (about 1k hp on the last mob when it failed) using arcane gemming to mastery (our worst stat at that level of gear). I play frost for proving grounds (of course) with nether tempest and invocation. I don't sheep or frostjaw any healers because I have all casts accounted for by either counterspelling, killing, deep freezing, or baiting the heal to weak monsters (wave 6). If anyone is interested in my strategy for cooldown management I set up a little cheat sheet for my second monitor when I first started PG that I don't use any more.
Our optimal gemming for proving grounds is half int > haste > crit > mastery.
Try to get hit cap in as few pieces as possible as it doesn't get scaled down and you can get more stats on other pieces.
(Credit for the maps and raid markers goes to the wowhead proving grounds post. I just rotated them so that north is up and the gate with the npc's next to it is at the bottom.)
edit: You can take cold snap to double cone of cold for aoe situations. I use this for waves 3 and 6 as indicated in the picture.
Last edited by Arctroni; 2013-09-23 at 08:05 AM.
Stood outside of Proving Grounds ~30 seconds after EU servers opened, I one-shotted everything up until wave 30, ended it instantly when wave 31 spawned. Probably EU first with wave 30 achievement.
Wanna touch me?
Regemmed/reforged for frost in advance even though I generally only play fire. Kinda sad that there was no server first achievement involved, but it's not exactly a hard achievement I guess.
Seriously, do you want to touch me?
I don't get why people would gem haste though. Int > haste > crit > mastery should be obvious for anyone that has played frost mage for more than half an hour, maybe even int > crit > haste > mastery if you're having trouble with the big adds since you'll be throwing off at least 7 (probably more due to additional procs, but 7 are guaranteed) Ice Lances/FFBs in 20 sec, unless you screw up with procs.
And how did you guys miss the time limit counter that's displayed on your screen? You may either have some severe visibility problems, or one of your UI addons are blocking the timer. Also, how did you guys think you failed the waves eventually? Did you think some princess in a corner died, or what?
EU first PG wave 30, come at me bros.
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Did the guy at WoWprogress #1 actually beat all 100 rounds legitimately, or did he cheese it somehow?
finished gold as fire. I can say fire probably worst spec for that after crit rescale. Even with 30% crit (with proper gems/gear) you often have zero crit during 3,4,5 bolts. But on sha u fail after 3d noncrit bolt. You just havent time to put pyro and combust even with TW. Failed 3 times in a row on last sha just because no crit and no streak. On 4d time I got crit from scorch and it was enough to finish gold. But for endless I dont think its good idea pray to god of crit every time when you meet sha. Most likely he do not hear you. Even with fire gems frost looking easy enough here. At least I dont feel any real problem. Got 13 waves without reforging. Also never pved in frost after TBC so most likely i can easy finish 30 waves when play few hours in this spec and feel it better.
p.s. didnt use ice floes at all. I dont think its really necessary. 1 monkey can be easy killed during deepfreeze. And on map where two monkeys you can easy zerg them if put orb to center for million procs of fingers. Also didnt use TW or BL that appeared around on first 10 waves. Ice vens more then enough.
Last edited by Visor; 2013-09-28 at 11:21 PM.