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Noziv
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#0 - 2009/08/09 03:54:48 AM
Thought I'd help the new dinged mages out there a bit so made a guide. :)

This is a Pre naxx guide. :)

Please add suggestions.

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Talents.

I suggest the Frostfire bolt specc.

http://talent.mmo-champion.com/?mage=23050320123033300531203003512033030310030000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000&glyph=112016000000&version=9551

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Rotation

If you chose to get glyph of improved scorch;

Scorch > Living Bomb > FFB spam > Pyroblast when Hot Steak procs.

If not;

Living Bomb > FFB spam > Pyroblast when Hot Steak procs.


Refresh scorch ( If you chose to get the glyph ) and Living Bomb when needed.

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Hit cap

Hit Rating Cap: (17%) - 446

Draenai: (16%) - 420

Elemental Precision: (14%) - 367
or Shadow Priest/Boomkin (14%) - 367

Elemental Precision + Draenai (13%) - 341
or Shadow Priest/Boom + Draenai (13%) - 341

Elemental Precision + Shadow Priest/Boomkin (11%) - 289

Elemental Precision + ShadowPriest/Boomkin + Draenai: (10%) - 262

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"Stats-Needed-To-Raid-Naxx"

I'd say around 1400+ spellpower for Naxx
Hit cap
27%+ crit with molten armor.

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Gems ( Non epic, the epic onces are expensive )

Red: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=39998 19+ Spellpower
Blue: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=40026 9+ spellpower 8+ spirit. 2 of these needed for meta.
Meta. http://www.wowhead.com/?item=41285 21+ Critical Hit Rating & 3% Increased critical damage.

Epic onces

Red: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=40113 23+ Spellpower.
Blue: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=40133 12+ Spellpower 10+ Spirit. Need 2 of these for meta.

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Glyphs

Glyph of Living Bomb
Glyph of Molten Armor
Glyph of Frostfire Bolt

Optional

Glyph of Improved scorch. If you want it, replace either Molten Armor or FFB. Your choice.
But LB is more or less a must

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Pre 10/25 man gear.

Head: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=41984 Crafted. Check AH for this one.
Enchant: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=44159 Kiring tor. Revered. Get thier tabard and do Heroics.
Gem: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=39998 19+ spellpower.
Meta: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=41285 21 Critical Hit Rating & 3% Increased critical damage.

Neck: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=43285 Ahn'kahet: The Old Kingdom Heroic. Amanitar drops it.

Shoulder: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=37673 Zone drop / BoE. Check AH for this one.
Gem: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=39998 19+ spellpower.
Enchant: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=44135 Sons of hodir Exhalted.
Get the one for honored untill you are exhalted. Do thier dailies to get rep.

Back: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=41610 Crafted. Check AH for this one.
Enchant: http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=47898 23+ haste
Enchant: http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=55642 if your a tailor.

Chest: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=42101 Crafted. Check AH for this one.
Enchant: http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=44623 8+ stats.
Enchant: http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=60692 10+ stats. Expensive.

Wrist: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=37884 Violet Hold Heroic. Last boss.
Enchant: http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=44635 23+ Spell power.
Enchant: http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=60767 30+ Spell power. Expensive.

Hands: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=42111 Crafted. Check AH for this one.
Enchant: http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=44592 28+ Spellpower.

Waist: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=37408 Utgarde Pinnacle Heroic. Last boss.
Buy the eternal belt buckle and use it on the waist. It will allow you to socket the waist.
Gem: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=40026 9+ Spellpower 8+ spirit
Or http://www.wowhead.com/?item=39998 19+ spellpower if you chose get the wyrmrest boots.

Legs: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=37854 Halls of Lightning Heroic. Last boss.
Enchant: http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=56039 50+ Spellpower and 20+ Spirit. ( Spirit gives crit )

Feet: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=44202 Wyrmrest Exhalted. Reccomended. Get the Wyrmr tabard.
Enchant: http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=60623 12+ Critical Strike and 12+ Hit rating.
If you chose to get these instead of the one from nexus, socket these with 9+ Spellpower and 8 spirit and socket the waist with http://www.wowhead.com/?item=39998 19+ spellpower.

Feet: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=37730 The Nexus Heroic. Commander boss.
Enchant: http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=60623 12+ Critical Strike and 12+ Hit rating.
Gem: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=39998 19+ Spellpower.

Ring: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=37192 Utgarde Keep Heroic. Last boss.
If you are an enchanter, enchant it with spell power.
http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=44636 23+ Spellpower.

Ring: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=37694 The Culling of Stratholme Heroic. Last boss.
If you are an enchanter, enchant it with spell power.
http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=44636 23+ Spellpower.

Trinket: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=37660 Halls of Stone Heroic. Last boss.

Trinket: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=37873 The Violet Hold Heroic. Last boss.

Weapon: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=37721 Drak Tharon Keep Heroic. Second Boss.
Enchant: http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=44629 50+ Spellpower.
Enchant: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=44487 63+ Spellpower. Expensive.

Off Hand: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=37718 Drak Tharon Keep Heroic. Second Boss.

Staff if you'd rather use that: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=37360 Occulus Heroic. Last boss.
Enchant: http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=62959 69+ Spellpower.
Enchant: http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=62948 81+ Spellpower. Expensive.


( Also, while farming these instances you'll get Emblem of conquest, which you can buy a neck, legs, waist, T8 chest and T8 head with. )

I'm not linking anything that you can buy with Emblem of Heroism, since they don't drop anymore and you have to convert Conq->Valor->Heroism. Which you shouldn't do. Do not convert the Emblem of Conquest, use them to buy T8 and other things you can buy for Emblem of conquest.

Again, this is a PRE-NAXX guide, therefore I did not include any items from any raid instance.

And don't be afraid to ask if there's anything :)

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#34 - 2009/08/14 02:03:04 PM
This thread has been added to the 'Mage Guides & Useful Links' sticky thread atop the mage forum: http://forums.wow-europe.com/thread.html?topicId=8864928100&sid=1