June 22, 2013 | Posted in: World of WarCraft

I made 25,000 conquest points as Mistweaver Monk meaning the iLvl 496 Tyrannical Gear is now available for purchase with honor points.  This is a nice change blizzard, although it means nothing on my mage as Intellect is always the primary stat and came in handy when I accidentally disenchanged my Tyrannical Gloves and was able to replace them quickly with honor points.

Mistweaver specialization is Intellect while Windwalker is Agility so this change makes it a lot easier to get the gear.  Learning the specialization, that is the most difficult part.  Up until yesterday, the summer solstice, I had only played Mistweaver spec.  This included the leveling process and doing dailies because I wanted to be “pro” at the healer spec.  My alt is a mage so I already know how to do damage.  I wanted to be a healer and so when the new game came out (mists of pandaria) I rolled the new class and new race.  I can’t help it blizzard made Mistweaver Monks so unbelievably leet in patch 5.2 and 5.3.  And, my mage is a brand new account as of March 2012, I didn’t want to go through the hassle of trying to recover my old account, which is on a long lost email address.  When I came back to World of Warcraft after a 4.5 year break, I knew I wanted to be mage.  I played mage through the end of Cataclysm and again, I can’t help it that mages became demi Gods in Patch 5.0, Mists of Pandaria, and continue to be solid through Patch 5.3.  Some believe Ghostcrawler, the head guy at Blizzard when it comes to character development, plays a mage and that’s why mages, especially frost mages are so leet.  If you worked at Blizzard wouldn’t you do everything you could to make your toon leet?

So here I am learning a new spec.  And a new rotation.  In this video, I have iLvl 498 weapons, the rest is iLvl 476 gear I bought a long time ago with the intention of doing this some day … but learning a new spec is tough.  A lot of people don’t want to put the time in.  That’s why you see so many Fire and Arcane Mages in PvE … Frost Mage was always the PvP spec and they don’t know it and don’t want to take the time to learn frost and they are really missing out.  Viable Frost Maging in ToT 25 man Normal is amazing.  I pulled 200K on Jin’rokh the other night.    And, none of the gear has gems or enchants.  Windwalker Monk is all about Touch of Karma where you don’t take ANY damage for 10 amazingly leet seconds and Fists of Fury, I believe it to be an untrinketable channeled stun … and I don’t think a mage can blink out of it.  I’ll have to pay attention when it happens to me and I’m on my mage.  It would be nice if I could play against myself in PvP … I wonder who would win?  Like someday, will I ever be good enough to beat myself?   Wait ….