So there has been a lot of hip ha about which Mage pvp guide is actually the best one but I really must say I don’t think there is a lot of competition out there. There are only three guides on the market that even deserve a mention and of those three I haven’t seen anything that makes me feel any different than I did early last year when I bought a Mage pvp guide.
At the time I had been playing a Mage in Pve for quite a while but was just getting into the whole Mage pvp thing. I was playing mostly 2′s and some 3′s with a priest healer and rogue partner for 3′s. Sorry, PMR (priest mage rogue) has always been an OP combo and I couldn’t resist. Anyway, back to the point. I needed something that would boost me from a 18-1900′s arena rating up to 2k or higher. There was always something about being at 2k that really meant a lot to me.
The two guides that I heavily considered was Dugi’s Pvp Guide and also Pvp Bible by Tony Sanders. I really liked Dugi’s leveling guide and so I really thought he would be the way to go but then Tony Sander’s was a Pvp master so I wasn’t sure. In the end I wound up buying both of them just to be safe lol.
When I compared the two side by side though the clear winner was Pvp Bible. The thing that makes it so nice is its not just a Mage pvp guide. It covers all of the classes so you can reverse engineer your strategy. Let me explain a bit further.
Tony breaks down every class and gives unique strategies for every opponent…i.e he gives you a strategy for Mage vs Rogue, Mage vs Hunter, Mage vs Warlock, etc but then he also gives those classes a strategy against you. Now, at first you wouldn’t put much value in the fact that it goes over how a hunter should play you but if you stop and think about it…you have a chance to basically find out what 90% of top Hunter’s are going to do against you. If you know what YOU need to do against them and you know basically what THEY are going to do against you..then you are GOLDEN my friend. You now have an exact map to avoid their most dangerous attacks and strategies all while implementing your own.
I am a really big MMA fan and as Joe Rogan would put it, “You can impose your will” on the other player. After all, MMA and arena in Wow aren’t all that different. It is all about getting your opponent to do what you want them to do so that you can inflict the most damage possible.
So, if you want to drop a few bucks on a Mage pvp guide I would go with Pvp Bible. It comes with free lifetime updates and all that good stuff so you don’t have to worry about buying another one later when new expansions or patches hit. Last I checked it was only like 27 bucks and came with 100% money back guarantee. Your call though, if you’d rather struggle trying to figure it out on your own that’s cool too.