Arcane or frost mage for pvp?
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- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
arcane is max DPS in most 80 raids, but for PvP frost is definately the way to go, it focuses on keeping the enemy away from you and protecting yourself from damage
- Anonymous1 decade ago
For solo PvP, most definetely Frost. The amount of CC you'll have is insane - frost nova, pet nova, shattered barrier, frostbite etc. Ice Barrier with the glyph is fantastic too, allowing you to absorb a decent amount of damage. Arcane has very high damage, but the survivability is very poor, this however, may be better for the larger bg's, ie AV/Isle of Conquest, since you're rarely targetted sitting in the back.
A decent frost build: http://eu.wowarmory.com/talent-calc.xml?cid=8&tal=...
I personally use the glyphs: Ice Barrier, Icy Veins and Evocation.
Good luck man!