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Hey all!  I just made and leveled an Arcane Mage.  Finally hit 90 last night and I'm having a problem with survivability.  This is my first mage, but had no issues with leveling up to 90, but when I hit Draenor it got really bad.  When trying to kill the first big guy for the garrison, Groog (122k), I tried using everything I had from blinking away, using slow, and using Frost Nova, luckily Cauterize kicked in right when I killed him, but when it wore off I died.  At least with my priest, I have flash heal and shield to survive, but with the mage there just isn't anything (that I know of).  So I guess I'm turning to the forums for advice and some tips.  I'm going mage cause the dps is just ridiculous right now, but I just need to live long enough to make it to 100.  I'm sure once I'm geared, it won't be an issue, but until then I'm getting quite frustrated to say the least.  Thanks in advance for any help!

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I suggest leveling to 100 as Frost, then switch back to Arcane for raiding (if that's your end goal).

Snare with frost spells help a lot.  

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Alter time and glyph of slow are very strong perks when levelling as an arcane mage :)

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Go frost and stay frost.  I'll give an arcane mage a run for his money anyday biggrin.png

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