So you have decided to play a Mage in world of warcraft. If your new to the world of warcraft Mage you should find this information quite helpful. Here we will give a general overview of basic Mage leveling and some points on getting your Mage on it’s way too the higher levels A.S.A.P.
The world of warcraft Mage is in many ways the same as in many other games. Generally the Mage is strong on intelligence and wisdom but lacking in strength and stealth. The world of warcraft Mage fits this description, but the strong magic that the Mage uses certainly makes up for any other weaknesses.
The Mage character class should stay clear of any hand to hand fighting, it is designed purely for fighting from a distance. The Mage
can deal out incredible damage but without any self healing capabilities the Mage does not bode well under fire.Some great benefits that a Mage provides for their party are conjuring of food and water, they have awesome offensive spell casting skills and a really cool ability to teleport themselves and their party to world of warcraft capital cities.
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Some points to consider when choosing a Mage race:
The draenei have a skill called Gift of the Naaru which provides a Mage with a healing ability that it does not have on its own.
Along the same lines as the draenei, the troll race is helpful with its regeneration ability, though not quite as effective as the Gift of the Naaru.
The blood elf is a popular race for the Mage with its Arcane Torrent and Arcane Affinity. Some say the blood elf makes for the best Mage but thats a matter of opinion.
Being that the Mage needs alot of mana the gnome works well as a Mage because it has Expansive Mind to replenish mana and they also can get out of trouble using their Escape Artist skill.
Humans specialize in the sword and mace which can’t be used by the Mage so they make for a fair Mage at best.
The forsaken has some benefits against priests and warlocks but thats about it, so a forsaken Mage is probably the most challenging to play.
In the beginning, keep things simple for your character to make the first few levels a little easier to get through. For the first several levels simply get a feel of your character and what you are able to do. Whenever possible don’t stay in the heat of battle too long.
Fight from a distance in the beginning using spells and long range weapons. I’m not saying that you should avoid fighting all together. Pay close attention to questing and be sure to do every quest you can get your hands on. Double check each zone you are in to be sure that you have completed all the quests available.
Be sure to learn as much as possible from your available trainer before moving on to another area of world of warcraft. And don’t forget to look into what professions you might be interested in pursuing. Don’t take choosing your professions lightly, start learning about them early on. Different character class and race combinations will need different professions and secondary skills, so check into which will help you the most. It might be a little early to mention this but try to save a little gold so at level 20 you will be able to purchase a mount making it much quicker to travel in world of warcraft.
Some people may disagree but I find the Mage to be one of the easier classes to play at the beginning levels. True the Mage is very frail and can’t handle much damage but the Mage starts off with Fireball which is a very good range attack. On top of the Fireball spell the Mage also has Frost Armor to help compensate for it’s poor defensive abilities making leveling much easier. These two abilities make the Mage very formidable even at lower levels, especially when in a group.