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7-19-2008 @ 6:32PM
"Polymorph now costs 12% of base mana."Are they out of their screwed op minds!!!!! Why the hell do they increase mana cost for so many spells!? Damn idiots.
7-21-2008 @ 9:50AM
Lol mages once again get the shaft. They introduced crummy spells and some people are buying into it. Well I for one will not. Fix the other tree's blizz.
7-19-2008 @ 7:14PM
Yeah this was a big suprise to me as well. I figured we would see a slight increase; but we're talking: Live Max Rank: 150Live Min Rank (Arena): 60 Beta (Given Average 10k Mana Pool): 1200 ManaSeems extremely expensive for Arena play for something people will just dispel or trinket out of :/
7-19-2008 @ 7:37PM
Don't panic! It'll cost 12% of the BASE mana, which is our mana pool before any gear, talents, or enchants are applied. At level 70, it'll only cost 269 mana, and I assume at level 80 it'll still be around 300 tops. Base mana is not your 10k+ mana pool with all your gear on, so don't worry about it too much. Blizzard had to do something like this, I guess, to help these kinds of low level utility spells scale properly as we level up.
7-19-2008 @ 8:58PM
To Memzer, Its your Base Mana not your Total Mana.That means your mana pool before Gear/Talents/Racials/BuffsI believe mages have between 2.5k-3k Base mana pool before those, that means your Poly will costs somewhere in the vacinity of 300-360 mana per cast.Now with that said, this change is going to happen to a lot of skills, its not just Polymorph recieveing a mana cost based on Base Mana.My guess is they are doing this because our spell books are getting pretty over bloated and with some spells they will have no reason to cast a lower rank so they will most likely just remove lower ranks.
7-19-2008 @ 9:52PM
Spellbook bloat doesn't account for teleport spells.Besides, so what - nice with a lot of stuff (even though we really need teleports to all inns :)
7-21-2008 @ 11:06PM
To Christian,I just took off all my armor and my mana was around 4000. I don't mean to say you're wrong, but I don't think I have any +int talents.and 500 mana sheeps sorta are a big deal...But even if I'm totally wrong, what's Blizzard thinking?Do they play their game and think, "Man... Sheeps don't cost enough mana..."?!Why don't they go make Cyclone cost more?I gotta say, you must have to Optimism of a God for looking at the mage class in general and thinking it's gonna work. But hey, if you think it'll work, I'm dang sure trying it...Btw, Deep Freeze makes me laugh, and if you talk about the frost tree, I will personally mail you $100.
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