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2-05-2011 @ 5:04PM
I think most mages know this, but it bears repeating--don't forget that Cauterize only protects you from *attacks* that would kill you. Environmental damage, such as from a fall, will not trigger Cauterize. This makes sense that you can't use it to just jump off cliffs, but when you die from getting knocked in the air by a whirlwind on the second boss fight in Vortex Pinnacle and wonder why Cauterize didn't save you--that's why.
2-05-2011 @ 5:44PM
Hold on, you play a mage. How are you susceptible to fall damage again?
2-05-2011 @ 5:53PM
Well, I am playing Fire spec, so I am used to almost every spell except for Fireball being able to be cast on the move. So if I get knocked in the air, my immediate thought is NOT to cast Slow Fall, Blink, or Ice Block, but instead to cast Scorch, Living Bomb, Fire Blast, or a Hot Streaked-Pyroblast--especially when the fall damage is only about 10k like on that fight. Unfortunately, when I died it was because I got unlucky in that it knocked me off the edge and THAT was enough fall damage to kill me before I could react.
2-05-2011 @ 7:16PM
GCDs be damned, any time I'm in the air slow fall's getting cast. With no moving Scorch, Anub'Rekhan was kind of a pain but was always worth it not to die to Locust Swarm. Oh, the days of 15k health. I jumped off the second floor of an inn the other day and took 14k fall damage, which I was concerned about until I realized I was still at 85%.
2-06-2011 @ 1:16AM
Er. Your first instinct when you get knocked in the air is to keep DPSing rather than hitting the spell that will cancel out the damage, thus keeping you alive to pew pew for another day? You do know that you can't DPS when you're dead from fall damage and therefore that one GCD you saved rather than your own ass didn't do anything, right?I'm not sure this is a Fire spec problem. This is sounding more like a "I started playing during Wrath of the Healers-Babysitting-Me" problem.
2-06-2011 @ 11:26PM
Getting knocked off the edge in the fight with the vortex's mean your dead whether you slowfall or not. at that point the best option is to unload what you got before you die.The dragon casts Diablo like lighting that insta kills if your knocked off the platform
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