Friday, February 9, 2007

PvP Stories...Arie Peak and the Corpse Campers!

Place: Arie Peak, Hinterlands

Objective: To help my Night Elf Druid friend hit level 44 by using my level 50 Night Elf Druid.

Outcome: We were corpse camped by a level 63 Undead Mage / 40 Blood Elf Paladin.
I usually don't log on my main when I get camped, but the sight of a level 40 Blood Elf Paladin jumping up and down on my corpse sent me over the top...

I logged on Keystone, the level 63 Human Mage, and fly to the scene of the crime. Upon my arrival I see the comedic duo in the same spot over my Druid's corpse, at which point I casted... Water Ele, Frostbolt, Ranged Frost Nova (Freeze), Fireblast...

The Frostbolt & the Fireblast both crit on the Paladin because of the 50% crit chance to frozen targets. It's now just me and a level 63 Undead Mage that just launched a Fireball as the Paladin died; fortunately I was able to Ice Block before it hit me.

I let the Ice Block last the full duration since my Water Ele was pounding on the Mage already. As soon as the Ice Block ended I casted Frost Nova, Cone of Cold, Fireblast, and I crit on the CoC, but he blinked out of the Nova before the Fireblast hit him, so no crit there.

He starts to cast Scorch on me and I Counter Spell and start a Scorch myself, since I know his next move is to Counter Spell me, which he does and successfully prevents me from casting any fire spells for 10 seconds; whoopty-doo since I have ZERO talents points in the fire tree.

I don't know why, but other Mages tend to Counter Spell the first or second spell you cast after you Counter them, I guess it's a revenge cast, who knows.

From there it was another ranged Frost Nova from my Water Ele followed by a Fireblast and Cone of Cold. I was victorious until the arrival of a level 70 Undead Rogue, and I was unable to overcome the three of them after that point.

Also this weekend, I beat three level 70's on my level 63 Mage (love the Frost tree!)
I was able to beat a level 70 Tauren Warrior that was pretty clueless and should probably have read my
  • Warrior vs. Mage post.

  • The Warrior has an excuse since they're underpowered against Mages, but there's no reason a level 70 Tauren Druid should loose to a level 63 Mage. This poor fella didn't bother shifting out of the "slowing effect" from my Frost spells.

    A level 70 Night Elf Rogue wanted to test his new spec against me, and I won the duel, but he was using moves he's never used before. I remember when I first respecced Frost and I had no clue what I was doing.

    I'll try and squeeze in a "PvP: Tip of the Day", but it's been hectic here at work, so I might wait till tomorrow.

    I hope everyone has a great weekend! Keystone OUT!


    Excaliber1 said... seems mages have a lot of "arsenal" to use in pvp :) I might for the heck of it try a mage in the later months just to test pvp!

    Keystone said...

    Mages are easy to learn and have a lot of tools to keep them from "messing up".

    That's one thing I didn't like about my Hunter was the "mess-up" factor is small.

    You make one or two mistakes on a Hunter in a PvP battle, and it's game over.

    ...a Mage on the other hand can always Sheep > Bandage > Evocate to start the fight over again.