I just recently came back to the game after at least a year off and on top of that haven't had a viable mage type character for PVM in a while, so I need some help with a template. I definitely want magery but aside from that I'm pretty open to what skills. I've been looking over the forums and have found two different templates (I'm sure there are more.. feel free to post them) that seem viable but I don't know what kinds of advantages each has (champ spawns, peerless, SA, etc.) or if one is just better for PVM. First: 120 mage 120 eval 120 resist 100(120) focus (with that ring, I can't remember the name) 120 myst 80-100 med 40-60 necro My only question with this build is since it's for PVM why have the resist if the construct is going to be basically tanking anyway. And if the resist is indeed for a PVP build then what would I get instead of it for PVM? Second: 120 Mage 120 Eval 120 Med 120 Myst 120 Focus 120 Weaving This one seems like it would be good, but as I continue reading I'm getting the sense more and more that spellweaving isn't that great. Arcane Circle seems to be the biggest positive behind spellweaving but getting 4 people to help me do the whole circle business every time I go off to kill things seems a little unrealistic and ridiculous, and unless there's some trick to getting a focus that I'm unaware of (which could totally be the case), I feel like that, on top of them nerfing WoD makes spellweaving kind of underwhelming as a skill. Thoughts?