This is my standard flag carrying strategy in WSG.
It’s the one that proves 2 things.
- Mages (make that any clothy) can flag carry
- Horde Graveyard is a good way to come.
I have probably returned 8-9 out of 10 flags this way. You are usually in your flag room before the Horde knows you took the flag, so with the Horde flag in your base, the only other thing required is the return of your flag.
I often find that after running this once in a BG (assuming the EFC is taken down fast for a quick cap), that all opposition evaporates. I guess when there is a flag cap within the first few minutes, and they didn’t see the flag carrier, they just figure they wont see them again and it is already game over.
This is also a good strategy for grabbing their flag just before they cap your flag. They tend to mill about in disbelief that they couldn’t cap, and then split their forces in several directions trying to catch you.
This is a guide written about me, a Mage, A Gnome Mage, and my flag running strategy from my perspective. That said, my non-Mage buddies do the same thing if I am ever too slow, or choose to cover them instead.. Warlocks, Disc Priests, Resto Shaman they all do fine (more…)