Hey, I don't think this thread has been updated much for WotLK, but i figured I'd post here before trying to start a new one.
I rerolled mage during TBC, hitting 80 with about a month left before wrath came out, so I didn's have much arena experience on my mage at 70 (although things seem very different right now).
Arcane is pretty strong right now, but I prefer to play frost, so thats what I'd like to ask about.
Specifically, what build would you play for 2v2 (mage/rogue or mage/dk) and 3v3 (mage/rogue/rShaman)? I have chosen a 20/0/51 build, picking up permafrost in favor of arctic winds 5/5.
Here is my question: What stats to focus on when gearing, enchanting, gemming, etc.
Stamina and resilience are a must, so i make sure to pick up a goodly chunk of those.
I get enough crit from frost effects and debuffs that I don't really worry too much about crit rating, I take it when it comes along but i don't look for it.
Other than that, should I get straight SP, or should I stack a little bit of haste? As of right now, without any haste buffs (icy veins, berserking, etc), I can cast deepfreeze, and have time to get only 1 FB+IL, or 3 IL before it wears out. How much haste would I need to make that FB+IL+IL, or ILx4? Also, given the choice, would you rather do 1 frostbolt or two icelances? Frostbolt gets you additional procs like FoF or Fireball!, but icelance keeps you mobile and helps avoided getting interupted.