Serra wrote:What are you looking to spec for? PvP, heavy raiding, or a mix of the two? The new patch added a bunch of survivability/burst for PvP with Elemental, and eased up the threat for raiding. How either of those concepts applies to your Mage depends on what it is you actually do.
Is something I would do. Before Ice had an entire tree full of talents worth taking, this was a lot easier.
Improved Frostbolt is for those weird Mages that like to do damage instead of gazing at their glowing hands.
Frost Warding is a PvP facet I've found rewarding.
Elemental Precision is strictly late-game PvE but in those three points you can make up for months of raiding in effectiveness. If you're leveling, it also allows you to fight mobs 3-4 levels above you without being resisted extensively.
Frostbite isn't a talent I'm fond of, but in instances it'll save your life and for 3 points it's not a bad investment. I'd drop these in Permafrost if you group PvP at all.
Cold Snap is a no-brainer.
Frost Nova is for Shatter which is mandatory for PvP.
Frost Channeling went from the best PvE talent in the three to the best PvE talent in the game in 1.11, as far as I'm concerned.
Improved Cone of Cold is mandatory for PvP.
Winter's Chill is trash for PvP, but if you ever group with another Ice Mage, look out. O_o
Ice Block is the best mage talent in my opinion.
Ice Barrier is 4x better than it was last patch with a 30 second cooldown.
The Arcane Tree is simply for Arcane Concentration which rocks profusely for long fights and reducing downtime.
For some background on why my opinion is worth a damn, my (retired) Mage's profile is here, and as you can tell by the 3/2 Burning Soul talent, the profile hasn't been updated in a while. Build I currently use is here. It's a build based strictly on Scorch in PvP based on my high +fire damage (get some pretty ridiculous rolling Ignites with Combustion too ^_^). Since ZHC got nerfed, I just wear my Eye of the Beast too - profile doesn't reflect that.
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