Skip to Content
7-26-2008 @ 5:41PM
Blizzard is tired that all raiding mages want to go fire all th time, so instead of buffing Fire tree like the other trees and classes got buffed they changed Fire tree to be the AoE tree.Imagine popping trinkets and cooldowns, casting Flamestrike on a bunch of mobs, charging in, casting Dragon's Breath, Blastwave and by that time the Living Bomb detonates and you get to finish off the stragglers with a Frost Nova + Flamestrike or Arcane Explosion. Sweet fire AoE action.Also not an error in the post - Arcane Missiles are 5 seconds currently (without haste gear), so reducing that to 1.5 seconds is not halfing cast time, but significantly more badass. I would also assume that the 1.5 second number is also influenced by haste. It is almost an bundle of instant Arcane Missiles.
7-26-2008 @ 5:51PM
"Blizzard is tired that all raiding mages want to go fire all th time, so instead of buffing Fire tree like the other trees and classes got buffed they changed Fire tree to be the AoE tree."So... we get a mana-burns-with-crits talent in a crit-festive tree just to give viability to other speccs? That's rubbish, i agree frost and arcane should be as viable as fire, but acomplish that with destroying fire is stupidity.
7-26-2008 @ 6:21PM
The 1% mana 'burn' on a crit will likely take away less mana than Master of Elements will grant you on the same crit. Fire mages are not forced to chain-chug mana pots during most boss fights and that is a problem in Blizzard's eyes. This effect is designed to slight alleviate that and bring mana pressure back into consideration for deep-fire mages.
7-27-2008 @ 4:43AM
Too bad that you will be dead before that living bomb even takes off because there is pretty much no chance in hell that a tank keeps aggro against you when you do such a stunt inmidst of the mobs. If you give him enough time to generate a little aggro before you start nuking the whole world then the locks will have dealed with them via their much more useful seed of corruption a long time ago.It's kinda crazy to make the class that stands the least damage an aoe class that has to stand in the middle of the mobs to get to its full potential which almost guarantees that he will draw aggro at least from a few mobs (when you just have 3 mobs there is no real reason to aoe, when it's more than only paladins can halfway tank it but there is no chance in hell that they'll generate enough aggro to stay above the mages threat when he pulls every trigger).
7-27-2008 @ 8:18AM
You must have never been to Mount Hyjal with a decent pally tank. A bunch of 10 or so mobs come at your raid. Pally tank easily grabs aggro with a simple cosecrate. They you single-target one mob down to give him time to generate a bit more aggro. After that both mages and locks can go AoE crazy - pulling aggro after that is close to impossible. And even if someone does it, other tanks are there to taunk mobs off the AoEers.Seed of Corruption generates the same amount of aggro per point of damage as the Living Bomb. The QQ is completely unfounded.
First time? A confirmation email will be sent to you after submitting.
Members enter your username and password.
Enter your AOL or AIM screenname and password.
Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry. Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments.
When you enter your name and email address, you'll be sent a link to confirm your comment, and a password. To leave another comment, just use that password.
To create a live link, simply type the URL (including http://) or email address and we will make it a live link for you. You can put up to 3 URLs in your comments. Line breaks and paragraphs are automatically converted — no need to use <p> or <br /> tags.