Mages in World of warcraft is obviously one of the best and only “area of effect” classes besides a warlock. Both a fire mage and ice mage will work OK but a frost mage for sure will definitely shine over a fire mage in this step by step guide. A frost mage have much more survivability over the fire spec. Using this method, you should be able to average approximately 100 sunfury signets as well as possibly 5 arcane tomes. This itself should yield over 100 gold. More than likely you will also be receiving lots of rare items and recipes here as well.
To begin, your mage does not require to be greatly geared out but anything with over 400 bonus frost damage should do fine. icyveins Ideally you would want more, somewhere close to 700. Your mage should have these abilities in their talent tree in order to utilize this guide. The following are a must have; water elemental, ice barrier, ice floes, improved blizzard, and cold snap. There are also other spells that i highly suggest getting such as permafrost, ice shards, piercing ice, icy veins, shatter, improved cone of cold, arctic winds, shattered barrier, fingers of frost, improved water elemental and deep freeze.
Once you have the requirements set, make your way to Netherstorm in Outland. It is one of the highest level zones in World of warcraft as of the Burning Crusade expansion. This farming method is not only ideal to farming for gold but also for leveling your characters. With skill and practice, you can start farming with your mage at about level 67 to 68. Ideally 68 because of the “to hit code” that you will face at lower levels. This is a great way to level yourself, gather gold and build your faction with the Scryers. Once you arrive at the neutral town of Area 52, make your way a bit south and west until you reach Mana Forge B’naar.
There are about 3-5 camps of sunfury mobs that you can easily kill. To start, you should try small groups of maybe 3-5 for practice until you are more comfortable with the surrounding and the method you should use. Fully buff yourself up slap on an ice barrier then hop on your mount. Grab a small group of 5 with your mount and pull them onto a safe isolated spot where you can kill them with out interruption of your casting. Once you have them at your sweet spot, frost nova them down, blink away, bring out your pet if you need and start casting blizzard. Should they get close enough to hit you and your frost nova is not back up, use your pets. Freeze them again, rinse and repeat with blizzard, cone of cold or arcane explosion.
Once you get enough practice, you should be able to handle these mobs like a pro. You should be able to kill a group of 20 and up with no problem at all. Yes this does get very boring over time but it is still one of the fastest and most commonly used methods of Chinese World of warcraft gold farmers and gamers. Keep in mind this Wow gold farming technique requires lots of repairs on your gears as you will be getting hit quite often. Oddly enough, one of the first things you are going to want to do in order to increase your survivability is take of jewelry crafting. Jewel crafters have the ability to carve statues out of stone that, when placed on the ground feed you health so a period of time. Gear for your mage should have bonuses to stamina, intellect and spirit. As your mage increases in level, other bonuses on gear will become available. Look for items that increase spell damage, specifically arcane or frost damage, spell crit, and spell hit ratings. Mages don’t have a lot of attack power, so they don’t use their weapons much. In small squirmishes, remember to try to level up your weapon skill. Choose a weapon that has the best bonuses, and then worry about DPS. A wand, however, you will make use of; so make sure you have a good one. Mages burn through mana quickly. If you are out of mana, or would like to conserve mana, use your wand for a while. You are also going to want to make sure there are plenty mana potions in your bag.
To level quickly, and stay alive while doing it, you are going to want to go for an Arcane build that uses some of the elements of Frost. Arcane allows you to do damage quickly, with lower threat and casting time, while Frost is going to slow the ad down. For this build award your talent points accordingly: Improved Arcane Missiles 2/5; Arcane Focus 5/5; Arcane Subtly 2/2; Arcane Concentration 5/5; Arcane Impact 3/3; Arcane Meditation 3/3; Improved Frost Nova 2/2; Icy Veins 1/1; Arcane Mind 5/5; Piece of Mind 1/1; Arcane Potency 3/3; Arcane Instability 3/3; Spell Power 2/2; Arcane Power 1/1; Empowered Arcane Missles3/3; and Mind Mastery 5/5. This will get you all the way to level 70.