mage aoe farming

How To: AoE grinding/farming as a Mage

Talents & Gear

The most basic talent setup for AoE farming as a mage requires level 22. While you can learn Blizzard at level 20, you don’t have the necessary slow effect to effectively kill large groups of mobs. Once you reach higher levels, you can go deeper into the frost tree.

Just make sure to SKIP the “Frostbite” talent, as it messes with the strategy majorly.

In the early stages of mage AoE farming, you might not have enough mana for it, so it is advisable to prefer gear with intelligence on it. The best green items are the ones with the suffix “of the Eagle”, which have intelligence and stamina on them.

Ideally, you want to be able to cast 1-2x Cone of Cold, 3-4x Blizzard and 1-2x Frost Nova, depending on the mobs. If you do have mana problems, you can always use lower rank spells just to slow the mobs.

mage casting blizzard
mage casting blizzard

AoE farming strategy

  • If you have enough mana, start by casting Mana Shield, then pull the mobs and stack them up in a nice bulk.
  • Once you have gathered the mobs, cast your first Frost Nova and immediately start getting to max range at a clear spot.
  • You should have enough time to get almost 2 full Blizzards off.
  • Now you want to slow them again with Cone of Cold and either use Blink to get away, or run if you are low on mana.
  • You should be able to get off at least one more Blizzard, and your Frost Nova should be ready again.
  • If you have enough mana, you could repeat this process indefinitely, even without getting hit after the initial pull. Repeat until they are dead!

AoE grinding spots

Level Range MobsLocation
~18-22Gnolls Silverpine Forest, Fenris Isle & Keep
~23-24 Gnolls Wetlands, South-East
~24-25 Peasants/Farmers Hillsbrad Foothills, Fields
~25-27OrcsWetlands, Southern Mountains
~27-29 Worgen Duskwood, Darkshire
~30-32Cave YetisHillsbrad Foothills, North of Southshore
~30-35 Orcs Arathi Highlands, Go’Shek Farm
~30-35 Farmhands Arathi Highlands, Dabyrie’s Farmstead
~35-38MurlocsDuswallow Marsh, Northern Islands
~40-45PiratesTanaris, East
~47-50RaptorsUn’Goro Crater, South-East
~50-52UndeadWestern Plaguelands, Sorrow Hill
~51-55 Undead Western Plaguelands, Fields

These are the spots that I regularly use, though there are a lot more suitable locations. There is a more detailed list of spots out there, though I can’t guarantee the accuracy of this list.

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