WoW Mage Leveling Guide
Mages are an interesting character to learn to play in WoW
Like other classes though they do have their strengths and their weaknesses, and a WoW mage leveling guide can help.
Mages are for the player that likes doing damage from afar, unlike a warrior or a rogue that has to get right up in the face of his opponent.
Higher level mages can learn how to open portals
Thus allowing them to easily teleport themselves and others to the main cities throughout Azeroth.
Plus, they have many more of the higher level spells like the polymorphing capabilities and area of effect (AoE) spells are highly sought after by groups.
On the downside, mages have very little in terms of natural defenses. Since they can only wear cloth armor, they have little to protect themselves outside of their spells. They are also mana dependent, requiring frequent breaks to replenish mana, and also meaning that they are rendered useless should their mana become depleted.
WoW Mage Leveling Guide – Basics
A WoW mage leveling guide can basically suggest two main ways of leveling – AoE and traditional. Depending on how well you know your character, the spell buffs you have, and how you have specc’ed your mage will all greatly influence the speed you will see with leveling. A weak mage can be very slow to level, whereas a powerful one can tear through mobs quickly.
WoW Mage Leveling Guide – AoE leveling
One thing to consider when looking for a WoW mage leveling guide is the advantages and disadvantages of using AoE spells as a major component of your questing. Basically speaking, AoE leveling involves aggroing several monsters at once and then killing them simultaneously using the AoE spells in your arsenal. Done properly, you can go through mobs quickly, done poorly and you’ll find yourself walking back to your corpse from the graveyard.
Essentially there are two main ways to AoE level – Frost or Fire.
- Frost – this method maximizes your blizzard spell. Start by rounding up a half dozen or so enemies after you, hitting your frost nova to agro them. Then using blink, (or flat out running if you do not have the blink spell) escape to a safe distance. Hit blizzard as many times as needed to slow them down, and then finish them off with a cone of cold. Keep in mind that this will only work on melee enemies, not casters. Cold snaps and iceblock can be used if someone in the mob resists your nova.
- Fire/Arcane – this method uses mostly flamestrike and arcane explosion. It is often easier to use for leveling than the frost method, particularly at the lower levels. It can take some time to master, so be prepared to die a few times the first time out. Again, round up a half dozen or so monsters and hit frost nova. Back away and hit flamestrike. If you are able to hit instant flamestrike again then do so. Then spam away at your arcane explosion until the mobs die. You may not be able to handle as many monsters at once with this method, but you will be able to take ranged mobs.
Keep in mind that grinding is not usually the fastest way to level up, unless you need to grind a little to hit the next set of quests. In most cases questing will be much faster at getting you the experience that you need to level.
WoW Mage Leveling Guide – Traditional leveling
Traditional WoW mage leveling focuses on killing targets one at a time. In most cases, being specced fire for levels less than 60 and frost for upper levels seems to be the fastest way to level your mage.
Respeccing can be done for a small gold investment, so you can redo your talent tree as needed to see what works for you. Once you reach the higher levels, learning to summon the water elemental will be a useful leveling tool since it can do a lot of damage for little mana.