Utada: Frosty Mage
Why a female character? No, not for getting more gold and loots from other players. It is because of the name I got for my character, and the fact that I’d rather have a female character in the middle of my screen all the time, as opposed to having a male character.
Why Human instead of Gnome? To be honest, I was going to be a Gnome Mage but the name “Hachiroku” was taken, so I decided on “Utada” the name of my Mage while WoW was on Beta Testing. Utada can’t be a Gnome! So shes got Diplomacy (best PvE racial imo), and a passive increase to Spirit, for PvE. For PvP, she has Perception, which is a huge help against any stealth classes. Plus she looks good in her gear as a female human.
Why does she have blonde hair? Yes, I know the real Utada has black hair. The reason for this is a personal preference.
Who the heck is Geldin?! Geldin is a friend’s mage that I play on when they are a bit short on raiders or need an arena partner. I raid with BRK and Doom in the same guild and help with raid progression as much as I can. I don’t play or raid as much as I would like to though on this mage, because four to five (thats including days on Utada) days of raiding a week would be too much WoW for me to handle.
I play mainly for PvE content, I PvP to gear up for Arena, and I arena for fun and semi-competitively. I have gotten as high as 1907 Rating in 3v3. I do all them while Frost spec’d, and have no problems in doing so. I have been playing WoW ever since Beta Testing, and I have been Frost spec’d ever since level 10, when I put my first point into Improved Frostbolt, and I have never looked back.
Yes, I raid as Frost. No, I have no problems with DPS. Yes, I have out damaged other Fire Mages. Yes, they had been equally geared or better. Yes, I’ve killed every boss from Ragnoros to Nefarian, from C’Thun to Kel’Thuzad, from Lady Vash’j to Kael’thas Sunstrider, and from Archimonde to Illidan Stormrage. Yes, I love raiding as Frost. Anymore questions? Sorry, I wasn’t trying to be arrogant, just trying to answer a few questions I normally get when I tell people I raid as Frost.
I am not claiming to know everything about Mages or World of Warcraft in general. I am not the best PvPer or the best raider. I do however have a bit of experience raiding and PvPing, so I can say I know “enough” to offer advice and help answer any questions.
Here is a look at my PvE Talent Tree. Arcane (10 Points): 2 Points into Arcane Subtley for AoEing (Area of Effect) with Arcane Explosion without pulling agro. 3 Points Arcane Focus mainly for Polymorph to not break early. 5 Points into Clearcasting to improve my mana efficiency. Frost (51): Pretty much all talents which increases Frost damage output. I went with Shatter for the AoE parts of instances and boss fights. Also it allows me to PvP without the need of respec’ing. Also I have 3 Points into Winter’s Chill and 1 Point into Frostbite because I currently raid with another Frost mage to help stack Winter’s Chill. If I was the only Frost Mage, I would normaly put 4 into Winter’s Chill, and none in Frostbite.
Here is a look at my Arena Talent Tree. Normally I won’t need to respec for arenas, but on days we feel like being competitive, I respec to get Improve Counterspell. It would give us a slightly better chance for when we need to lock out the healer for 4+ seconds when his teamate is about to die. I normally save my Counterspells for heals, but with this spec, it is a bit more forgiving if you Counterspell a bit too early, and still does something if you are a bit too late.
More random screenshots.
I will be posting tips and tricks in the future about playing as a Frost Mage, PvE, PvP, and Arena. Also if you have any comments or questions, go for it, I try my best to answer anything you may have.