Prior to finding out how to play my ice mage, the way i was playing was the following:
I would use frostbolt, followed by Ice Lance, over and over. I didn’t understand what Finger of Forst was and how it worked with a frost mage until i read a DPS guide on Icy Veins.
So now i use the following:
- Water Elemental’s: Freeze (i’ve bound this to Alt + 1 key). This freezes the enemy and generates a Finger of Forst.
- Ice Lance — which will hit for a crit from the freeze above
If my Water Elemental’s Freeze is down i will do the following
- Frozen Orb — which will also generate a Finger of forst for me
- Ice Lance
I also make sure i keep Ice Barrier and ice Ward up on my character most of the time. And that is pretty much my rotation. With that said, Tomarrow is Pre patch day and i will have to completely relearn Frost Mage after just learning it.
So i got my Loremaster of Eastern Kingdoms and Loremaster of Kalimdor, and all three of my characters have made it to level 60. Overall i had a ton of fun and have put way way way more hours in to WOW than is probably healthy.
I did have some issues. I found when i got to about level 40 my mage went from easily killing everything to having a little bit of trouble in thousand needles. My mage died a few times trying to complete that zone. I am sure what the issue was as after that zone i didn’t have much trouble at all. And i didn’t really change my play style. The only thing i did was spent some time investing in Int gears.
Other than that i didn’t really have much trouble killing anything.
I also kept my 2 primary tradeskills as close to the max level for my level as i could. I didn’t really find much of an issue. I can see tailors having an issue in the later levels, i had 3 characters feed my tailor cloth and i barely had enough to level it. Same thing with enchanting i had 3 characters passing over every bind gear i got to my enchanter.
Getting cooking to 300 is hard. Pretty much i got stuck in the upper 200’s. At which point i figure out the best way to leaver is to harvest bear Flanks until you get to 285. At which point you go to Silithus and pick up a 285 recipe that will get you to 300. The only other way is by fishing.
John send me to Chiselgrip on the way take out as many Blackrock troops as i can.
Chiselgrip is a small camp in the middle of Burning Steppes, John and i met up with Stebben Oreknuckle. Stebben is part of the Thorium Brotherhood and would like us to take out some of the other Dark Iron Dwarves clans in the Ruins of Thaurissan.
John and I meat up with Colonel Troteman and our plan is to set up a costume. Some thread, leather and mud and i’m good to go. The plan is to enter the black tooth hovel and talk with the orc named Quatermaster Kaoshin, I am to do what ever he wants.
Quatermaster Kaoshin wants me to Polish some shoes. While i’m working on the Shoes, Colonel Troteman contacts me to let me know i have a few marks i need to take out while i’m at it. After taking them out i got back to cleaning some shoes until there no more shoes to shiny. He want meo to call the kodos back to camp as there getting close to attacking Redridge soon.
The Kodos come back, and Colonel Troteman want me to bring the horn back. My Next mission is to talk to General Thorg’izog. General Thorg’izog want me to fight a Fire Elemental that goblins brought in for him, or i’m not work this time. Easyily defeated, next he want me to get his men in order, Troteman want me to slay his sergeant
Oilfist sent me to the Burning Steppes to talk to Mouton Flamestar. Mouton informs me that the Blackrock orcs server a dark master who is performing experiments on living creatures. I need to help free the baby dragon whelpings trhat they have tied down. Just as i’m about to head out i see John J. Keeshan… YES that John J. Keeshan from the Redridge Mountains, he alive. He not done fighting the blackrock orcs and want me to take the fight to them before they come back.
I head back and John lets me know that Torteman made it out of Redridge as well. John let me know it time to stock up for war! I”m off to get supplies. I got the suplies, and he let me know we are going to head east to Colonel Troteman, but before we do he want me to a warlock Gorzeeki Wildeyes who i am to ask that i need. The sand, the cider, and the orb.
Gorzeeki want me to steal back the sand, slider Cider, and the Glass Orb from the other warlocks. Super easy and I return to John Keeshan who says we are ready to move are war Left.
I arrive at Thorium Point and inform Overseer Oilfist of what we found. Based on the information i’ve given he believe one of the “Archduke’s” minions is Rasha’krak, and he currently near the lava pools to the south. I arive back after killing Rasha’krak and he thanks me.
Hansel Heavyhands one of Overseers underlings wants me to hunt down 3 Twilight Minsters. Firewatch Ridge, Kiyuubi Letherio, and Finister. I return witht he 3 leader crystals. He lets me know that they don’t have a strong enough force to take out the Twilight. I should go talk with Mountain-Lord Rendan and see if they will help.
Mountain-Lord Rendan let me know his tower is under Siege and i need to help him or he can’t help Overseer Oilfist. After helping Rendan i let him know Overseer oilfist is waiting. Rendan looks at me and lets me know that he lied, he can’t spare the men… I need to find a way to get hime to join the Thorium Brotherhood. Dancing!!!! We create a konga line was Draves and he cave in and will join us.
Overseer Olifist thanks me for being the Mountain-lord, he let me know i’m going to help the attack from the air. We took them out and now are in the mines. I’ve been asked to free the slaves and kill their leaders. After freeing the slaves and killing some leader, they’ve asked me to steal their pillows. … pillows.
Finnalys i might kill Twilight-Lord Arkkus and Overseer Malorius, deeper in the cave i must take out Archduke calcinder
I arrive in the searing Gorge to find the Thorium Brotherhood campped out. Jack Rockleg and Burrian Coalpart of the Thorium Brotherhood are looking for me. Jack been watching the Dark Iron Dwarves act strangly and want me to find out why. Burrian want me to kill some of the Dark Iron Geologist and watchmen.
Returning Jack thanks me, but it turn out Grimeslit wasn’t as high up as he though. I need to take out there higher ups until Boss Dinwisker appears. After killing Boss Dinwisker i noticed that he dropped a Dark Ember, i bring this back to Jack
Jack want me to report to Overseer Oilfist who is at Thorium Point.
We head off to Dragon’s Mouth were Rheastrasza is hanging out. In Rheastrasza haste she forgot to deal with Nyxondra who has informed the rest of the Black dragons/drakes what going on. There on the look out for the egg. She want us to tal kto Eric “The Swift” on dealing with the black dragons.
Rheastrasza want me to take out General Jirakka, Moldarr and some of the dragonspawn’s. After taking them out, Rheastrasza let us know that Nyxondra is still looking for her and needs to be taken care of.
Rheastrasza went to get the egg, and Deathwing come kills Rhea. The egg that was destroyed was not the pureified black dragon egg but her own. She sacrifised her own children and her self.
I bring the samples Rheastrasza to a gnome called Dr. Hieronymus Blam. He looks over the eggs and see a few are pre-engineered. While he studying the eggs he want me to take out as many trogg as i can.
After taking out the Trogg, Dr. Blam want me to head north to talk with the Explorers’ League, as they have found a set of new titan ruins. it possible the titans even created the dragons. I get to Lead Prospector Durdin and before he can tell me about titans he lets me know about the Reliquary that taking all the loot for the selfs. After taking care of the Reliquary, Durdin want me to find out what the Warden’s Pawn and what the Sentinel’s Pawn do.
Placing the Sentinel’s Pawn once i found the place for it a puzzle appeared to connect the 2 pawn on opposite side of the room together. The Warden’s Pawn was also a puzzle a 3 by 3 puzzle that had to be solved. Solving both we find the trove of the watchers. In side the chest is a small circular device. Dr Blam will want to see this. With the device we were able to pureify the egg. Dr. Hieronymous Blam want me to head back to Rheastrasza.
After the long trip from the Plaugelands I’ve arrived at the Badlands. I meet up with Dolph Blastus who needs me to take out some of the Magic using Ogres at Camp Kosh. After killing the Ogres, Dolph has asked me to bring a package for Rhea down to her at the Lethlor Ravine.
Rhea is experimenting with the black dragons, she is interested in their eggs and will like me to collect 6 of them. She also wants me to kill 10 black dragons Whelpling corpses. Rhea believes that there is still good in the Black Dragons as they were once protectors of the land. Rhea has Nyxondra the black dragon has been taken captive by Rhea and we are to take her eggs.
After helping Rhea she shows me her true identity as the Red Dragon Rheastrasza. She wants me to take the results of our study and head to Agmod’s End, and find a gnome who know what to do with the samples.
I love the way Tanaris looks, for me (out side of the mountains) it doesn’t have the feel of a warcraft zone. The very light color sand, the very light blue sea. For me it has a different feel because of that. Quest wise there really isn’t much in this zone, a lot of it end up being empty space that could of been used differently.
But there a lot of lore, Southern Kalimdor seem to be filled with more Titan ruins than anywhere else Wow, but not much is explained with this zone.
Overall i’d pick one of the other zone over this one.