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Old 03-27-2011, 11:25 PM   #1

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Just wondering who can blow things up faster while leveling? A Wiz or a Conj spec'd for the mage pet? I liked the killing speed of a wiz and the big numbers, but I've always loved pets. 

Noob question I know, but I was curious.

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Old 03-30-2011, 12:59 PM   #2

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Wiz and Warlock casting speeds are insanely slow at lower levels, so Conji wins there.  The drawback is that the mage pet is ultra-squishy at low levels, so the tank pet is better.  I played my tank pet effectively all the way up to 90, then switched with the release of DoV.  Now, my mage pet is a cannon that never runs out of ammo.  I gave him a separate name from mine (because I like knowing what kind of damage my pet does), and he did over seven million damage in one Ring War PQ (third place in the overall parse).  It's sick, and I love it.

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Old 03-31-2011, 12:59 PM   #3

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If you're concerned about your life while levelling, you want to play a conjuror - it will be faster and safer, and there are very few groups available pre-90. I used my tank pet while levelling too, but recently made an alt and tried a mage pet at lvl 22 - not squishy at all, great for soloing. You'll still want a tank for tougher mobs, though.

At 90, I'd give the edge to a wizard. Don't get me wrong, conjis do great damage and we do well in groups, but I think a wizard would do better simply because they have better agro control - other than the one AA which makes the mage draw 20% less hate, all other -hate stuff (like adorns) only works for you. Seeing as the pet will always outdamage you, you might as well not use any.

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