While doing some rated BG’s last night with our fightclub, and swapping to my newly minted 85 frost mage – who managed to rack up 1.4 resil – I realised I had replaced my dispelling machine ( priest) with a Freezing in place machine and in comparison to the other better geared pvpers who didn’t spend their time using 5 freezing abilities on cool down – I wasn’t doing as much damage.
I swapped back to my Priest for a couple and ended up baby sitting nodes, and I learnt that yes you can mass dispel your team through 3 frost circles. It just takes a lot of mana – and they still don’t accomplish much because all it does is mass dispel that current block, and they get reblocked all over again – in theory I would have probably been more useful dpsing and tying up the mages, and leaving my team frozen till the circles despawned
My mage is my Herber/Alchemist who was leveled for the purpose of flash supplier for my raiding – and I just hadn’t gotten into her – probably my most lack luster leveling experience 1-80 ever. But lately I want to play my mage. Once I hit 82 I was herbing by flying to places I couldn’t get ports to, doing my circles, and making my gatherer map a pretty illustration of flowers. Then I queued a couple of times for dungeons – partly as a way to get gear – and just to see how I went. Then started going into BG’s – realizing I wasn’t doing too badly.
We did a Rated 15 last week, and they had 5 frost mages. 5 Frost circles that block bridges.
I wanted one
and thus I became motivated to get my mage to 85
Never fear, the priest has my heart, however in rated BG’s your class composition seems to have a massive affect with how you stack the raid, much like arena composition – and its all about locking people up.