If you're trying to level your mage in World of Warcraft – but it's taking you longer than you had hoped, then this article will give you some useful tips and advice on how to make things go faster. By the time you have finished reading this guide, you'll be shocked at how easy it can be to progress in WoW.
Let's start by talking about the best spec to use for leveling. If you're at a low level, then frost is by far the best spec to use. It provides you with lots of slowing and "control" capabilities, which will allow you to stay alive even against multiple enemies. You can easily use just this spec to level all the way to 80.
Another spec to consider is fire. It does lots of damage, but it can be hard to stay alive if you're playing solo most of the time.
Finally, you have the arcane spec. This can be useful for leveling once you're 70+ because it gives you plenty of burst, single target damage.
Next, let's talk about the best gear to use while leveling. At low levels, intellect will be your best stat. This increases your mana pool, and allows you to last longer without needing to drink. As your level progresses, you will need to start using gear with spell power – which will increase your damage even further. Once you hit max level (or get close to it), you may also like to use gear with haste – which will reduce the cast time of your spells.
Now let's talk about some advanced leveling tactics which are exclusive to the mage class. The big one is something called "AOE grinding". This simply means using your powerful AOE spells to kill multiple mobs at once. Usually, it involves using frost nova, blink, blizzard, and arcane explosion.
Here's how it works.
First, you round up several mobs in one go. Experience will let you know how many you can successfully pull without dying.
Next, you use frost nova to freeze them in one place. Then quickly use Blink to get some range. Finally, you use the powerful Blizzard spell to cause lots of damage to all the mobs in one go.
You can gain a lot of XP, gold and loot by doing this – but remember that it is not as efficient as the XP you gain from questing, unless you are "rested."