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    Default Using blizzard for AE farming (video)

    I'm in the process of AE farming SM cathedral for XP and got annoyed with the wizards farming me instead - so I decided just for kicks to try and see if I could make something work with Blizzard / Rain of Fire instead of Arcane Explosion / Hellfire. And much to my surprise it worked rather well.

    Sharing a couple of pulls in case someone should find themselves in a similar situation:

    https://youtu.be/QeutWmA91Rw

    https://youtu.be/PRz9wqhIbmw

    Mage talent build: https://classic.wowhead.com/talent-c...--033030300303
    Classic - Pyrewood Village, Horde, EU

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    Looks good and yeah the aoe wizards in there definitely limited my pulls.

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    On any character with ground targeted skills I usually set camera view 5 to top down and then macro it into their GTAE skill. This way as long as your characters are all close to each other and facing the same direction you can pretty consistently click the same area. No channeling prevents you from beginning another channel early and wasting mana and the "!" keeps the ground targeting reticle toggled on even if you click repeatedly.

    That being said, you can actually just dispel the fire aura off the scarlet wizards with your priest and do more damage with arcane explosion/hellfire.

    Code:
    /cast [nochanneling] !Blizzard
    /Script SetView(5); SetView(5) 
    /Script SetView(5); SetView(5)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apatheist View Post
    On any character with ground targeted skills I usually set camera view 5 to top down and then macro it into their GTAE skill. This way as long as your characters are all close to each other and facing the same direction you can pretty consistently click the same area. No channeling prevents you from beginning another channel early and wasting mana and the "!" keeps the ground targeting reticle toggled on even if you click repeatedly.

    That being said, you can actually just dispel the fire aura off the scarlet wizards with your priest and do more damage with arcane explosion/hellfire.

    Code:
    /cast [nochanneling] !Blizzard
    /Script SetView(5); SetView(5) 
    /Script SetView(5); SetView(5)
    Thanks for the tip - I actually haven't had issues targeting the same area as long as I refresh the camera angle (calling setview) before the pull which I always do when I hit my "follow" key anyway.

    I don't actually click anything with the mouse on the minions - I have "X" (key down) configured to enable broadcasting and "X" (key up) configured to send a mouse click to the same location on the minions, that I target on my main screen. So while "X" is held held, the reticle on the minion screen will be on the same relative location as the mouse on my main screen and when released, the spell will fire.

    About the wizards, my concern hasn't been the fire aura as much as the fact that they cast Arcane Explosion when the team is in range. Do you know of any way to prevent that?

    That being said, I've actually come to prefer this method of AE'ing - at least for SM, because it uses less mana. After the demo-hotfix, I find that I spend almost as much time accumulating threat as actually doing damage and while the pack takes a bit longer to kill, that is offset by the less time I will be spend drinking after, so it feels pretty even. Also, there are no runners to deal with :-)

    All in all, I think I prefer this method for Cathedral - but the flexibility of being able to run around while AEing and not worry about positioning and camera angles might make Arcane Explosion the better choice eventually.
    Last edited by Fuzzyboy : 09-30-2019 at 01:05 AM
    Classic - Pyrewood Village, Horde, EU

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    Holy Nova on priest helped me counter the wizards aoe. and they die fast. So they would get one or two arcane explosions on my team if that, holy nova complimented my mages perfectly. But yea...mana intensive. I do want to try your method though, for larger packs.
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    man seeing this video makes me contemplate rolling with 5 mages lol

    almost makes me want to level up a tauren warrior, priest and lock and pause 3 of the mages

    altho feels like alil bit of a waste because i already got a 60 warrior

    how would you spec when doing this? i saw the mages spec
    Last edited by omnimultum : 09-30-2019 at 08:57 PM

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    hard to tell. Was your tank level 42?
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    Quote Originally Posted by omnimultum View Post
    man seeing this video makes me contemplate rolling with 5 mages lol

    almost makes me want to level up a tauren warrior, priest and lock and pause 3 of the mages

    altho feels like alil bit of a waste because i already got a 60 warrior

    how would you spec when doing this? i saw the mages spec
    Warlock: https://classic.wowhead.com/talent-c...55000502202015

    Warrior: https://classic.wowhead.com/talent-c...0001-502500005

    Priest: https://classic.wowhead.com/talent-c...15051030300055

    :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by Acidburning View Post
    hard to tell. Was your tank level 42?
    Yes, all chars are level 42 - although I used this method since level 39. The limiting factor was always the tank (or healer mana if you will). At 39 I usually stuck to pulls of around 8-10 mobs.
    Last edited by MiRai : 10-01-2019 at 12:29 PM Reason: Merged - Use Multi-Quote
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    Hey fuzzy, this is my preferred method as well! Im trying to find a sweet spot for holding aggro without wasting too much time or oils.Do you have a specific number of shouts and oils that you drop before you start aoeing?

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