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1-14-2009 @ 6:17PM
Robert M:"Does frostfire benefit from empowered frostbolt the way it does empowered fire?"It does not."If it doesn't, does that mean it's not likely to scale as well as your nuke as if you specced into fire?"It's unclear exactly what you're asking here. If it's comparing the two frostfire builds, I'd expect the LB/frostfire to scale better but it's just a hunch. It certainly does more damage. Frostfire as a spell scales very well generally." The tooltip only says frostbolt where the empowered fire says fire and frostfire."Yup. It's working exactly that way."Was this intended by blizzard because frost offers scaling in other ways or something that happened by mistake?"My best guess, they realized that if included on the frost talent no one would ever cast a frostbolt again. It'd be a total replacement with more damage and a snare while glyphed. Frankly, given how lousy frostbolt DPS is in Wrath (starts low and doesn't scale well), it's gotten to the point where I'd accept that odd state of affairs with open arms. :P
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