I don’t know if you non-mage readers of The Pink Pigtail Inn have noticed, but there’s actually a Big Battle of the Mages going on right now.
Yeah, you have probably seen them, the strange lights and sparkles in the distance. It’s just like when Gandalf and Saruman had that major fight in the tower. Different schools of magic are once for all determining which one’s the best: arcane, frost or fire.
The participating fighters are currently:
A wellknown fire mage, so committed that he’s actually tattooed the fire balls into the subtitle of his blog: “It’s the end of the world as you know it - brought to you by a Gnome Mage with big balls of fire
Then we have Zupa from Automagica.
Also committed to his element, “Good frost is hard to find...” as it says on the blog… Or wait… Is he REALLY that committed? Recently he’s been exploring the dark side, doing experiments as fire… Hmm… What’s happening here?
Then we have Krizzlybear from Frost is the New Black. There you could expected a purist frost mage, couldn’t you? But actually he’s the one talking about that someone should be defending the mixed elemental builds.
I found myself being the one who’s been appointed as the defender of the Arcanists. Which is rather unfair since I’m such a crap theorycrafter. On the other hand the arcane spec is so good that it doesn’t really need much of sophisticated arguments to prove it’s superiority. It speaks for itself, doesn’t it?
The whole discussion seems to have started when I shared my experiences from going from fire to arcane.
That clearly brought Gnomeageddon out of balance and he started to rethink.
Then he threw a glance at his tattoo, remembering his passion for napalm, loaded and threw his first bolt, challenging the other of us to reply.
The replies must have made him even more scared, considering the amount of theorycrafting he had put into his second charge, that came the other day.
But little did he know what was upcoming… The frost mage Automagica shattered him into pieces with this attack, loaded with the most frightening curves.
And Krizzlybear didn’t make it easier to defend a fire spec, after his preview from what’s expecting us around the corner with the upcoming expansion. Another frostbolt that critted Gnomeaggeddon pretty hard.
So what’s up next? Obviously I need to do something to make those little guys playing around with snowballs and matches to realize that Real Magic is Arcane by default.
Hm. Another look into the talent tree perhaps? My eyes fall on…Wand specialization! Increases your damage from wands with 13 percent… Isn’t that talent just perfect?
Seriously, I’ve never EVER seen a mage taking it. Do you ever wand by the way? I don’t. I fight desperately not to go out of mana, so there’s no need for it…. Or… Well I may have been poking around with that stick a little in the third phase of Zul’jin. But that's it.
Still it’s so wonderful, they’ve given it to us, since you know you can skip it without losing anything at all. It’s a no-brain talent (not to pick) and that makes me so happy. Picking the right talents takes so much of thinking anyway. Thanks to this utterly useless talent I can use my intellectual resources to ponder upon other things. Thank you Blizzard for making life easier for Arcane mages!
The war goes on. I see a flash of light in the distance… I wonder what Gnomeageddon, Automagica and Frost is the New black are up to now? Will some other mages take the step and join the battle? Let's wait and see...
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