Monday, December 10, 2007

Running with mages...

This one was just too damn strange. Popped into WSG Sunday to do my daily pvp... and got into a game with neither warrior nor druid on either side.

We won, 3-0, but still... it played out like no WSG I've ever been on. The other side had a mage holding the flag most of the time...

And some fun with Melvin. He thinks hunters are OP now. But still claims not to have a problem with them. He's doin miserably in arena since 2.3 hit...

One fun thing on Melvin is his psychopathic hatred/fear of locks. Yeah, a lock can school a mage, but POM Pyro has a decent shot at em if ya keep yuir wits. The one big thing is getting that cs off when they castin shadow/fear (what does that shut down, all affliction, or all shadow spells? I've always wondered...)

Melvin can't time his cs like that. So melvin is lock meat. Maj, OTOH, has been having some success on locks in BG. Soul linked locks are still a cast iron bitch, but get that POM and fire blast off, and then catch em casting with cs, and between slow, and arcane missile, ya got em under control. Still a hellova fight tho.

She's been having problems with full glad bonus warriors tho. Too much life to whittle down before they get enough of those 2k hits on ya. Maj still needs more sta and resil... luckily, the next coupla pieces are in sight.

3 comments:

Trollin' said...

CS on a lock's fear puts all Shadow Spells on CD... >.<

=P Ownd Locks.

Zball said...

Improved CS means everything goes for 4 seconds and the school lockout lasts 8.

Cestunpiege said...

A properly timed CS is necessary, but I don't think it even comes close to winning the battle, especially if the lock is soul-linked with a Felhunter out. You lock out the shadow school for a good 8 seconds, sure, but you've been waiting for that fear. In the meantime, they've dotted you up with instant casts, which are eating away at your life. Start channeling arcane missiles and it's a big "please spell lock me" sign, which puts you out of commission for 3 seconds (arcane for 6).. so now you both wait. Once their shadow tree is back they're free to fear, redot, drain life, whatever their evil heart desires - and now CS is on cooldown. Can a mage still win the battle? Sure, and in a group battle like the BGs this happens pretty regularly. If it's a 1 on 1 and the lock knows what he's doing? I'd say he'll win 90% of the time. There's other talent specs out there besides SL/SL, so I'm not trying to perpetuate the unbeatable lock myth. Tough though, always tough.