I was fire before I went lightning. It does not roll every class.well first off all an 80 fire mage rolls any class other than bp with similar gear. light mages are good too but good luck killing anyone decently geared with 174 mp. You might be able to kill random noobs with that but i'm willing to bet some of the better geared players could outpot your damage with the new pots. I couldn't see your mage being anything other than support. 200 less damage is lot when it adds up you know... Anyway. When i say builds that make your char look better than it actually is i mean your stat points, not your armor. You pumped hp so now your mage has above average hp but when it really comes down to it it's not worth it because you could've just put 91 into str, bought a gab and doubled your survivability while still having about 200 points on mp so you'd deal solid damage. AC and wep def > hp any day.
I've played mage a little more than you think. Come to girakon and you'll find out the hard way. If you know how to play mage you don't need a ton of hp or ac to be support. One of the best support mages i know is paper so that just goes to show its not about stats its about skill. It shows now because either of those mages seemed to have found the secret to making np.[/b]