Mounts at Level 30!

New Patch Notes are out for Patch 2.4.3! You can read them on the World of Warcraft website here:

Now I’m just gonna skim through and highlight anything significant or affects Mages in anyway. Here is what I’ve found.


  • Mounts at 30?! Yes, it’s true: Apprentice Riding and mounts are now available at level 30. Training costs 35 gold.
  • Equipping an item will now cancel any spell cast currently in progress.
  • The Eredar Twins will now award the same items regardless of which order they are killed in.
  • The Mage spell, Counterspell now shows in the combat log.


  • Curse of Shadows: This spell has been removed.
  • Curse of Elements: This spell now applies to Arcane and Shadow damage, as well as Frost and Fire.


Getting your mount early is a nice change for anyone leveling up any alts. It was such a pain getting around places at low levels.

Equipping items canceling out spell casts. This is going to change when I will swap back my gear during Evocation. Can’t swap in too early now since it will cancel my Evoc channeling.

Eredar Twins change = Boo no more extra loot for killing them in reverse :( Nvm, looks like they will drop the increased amount of loot regardless of which order you kill them now. So no big change for me.

About Counterspell, Ehh… I actually haven’t notice CS not showing up in my combat log or not. It has always said, “You interrupted ‘s Heal” for me just fine. /shrug

Warlock changes will open up a Curse slot for raids if you have a lot of Warlocks in the raid. Now when there is only one lock in the raid, they don’t have to chose Shadow Warlocks/Priests over Frost Mages and Fire Mages/Warlocks.

1 comment

  1. Monique June 19, 2008 12:07 am 

    I’m actually a bit pissed that they’re doing this. I made like 5 alts to 60, and suffered til 40 every time. :(

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