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2-25-2011 @ 11:55PM
Fire Nova:"It now damages all enemies EXCEPT the target hit by Flame Shock." I believe we can learn this spell at lvl 28. So it sounds like FN is now useless against a single targets. This is one less source of damage for those who decide to level a shaman. Granted, the spell is being designed to cause AoE damage on multiple targets but it somewhat bothers me to see Blizzard is taking away this option. Just my opinion.
2-26-2011 @ 1:11AM
Eh, just means it works like Mind Sear, I think the benefit of not having to run in to drop a fire totem to use this spell, plus the ability to have it exploding from multiple targets (yes, it won't explode from each target with a FS dot, but each Fire Nova will hit other targets who have FS up that are not "their" target). Shorter CD also rocks.To be honest, I didn't use FN much while leveling, particularly since they changed it to be unusable with Searing totem. For the most part, I'm fighting one mob at a time unless I accidentally pull another, making ST a better choice to drop, damage-wise.
2-26-2011 @ 1:26AM
i wouldn't have thought you'd be using fire nova too often on single targets anyway... i know in my experience with levelling ele shaman (i'm on my second), i wouldn't bother... even though it's an instant cast, instant damage spell, i just have never felt it all that necessary to fighting a single mob. the mana cost, if nothing else, would mean you'd be better off with just about anything for a single target...
2-26-2011 @ 3:40AM
@Sae Except that mind sear can now be targeted on friendly targets. i.e. the tank.
2-26-2011 @ 6:26AM
Sae has got it exactly right. FN from OTHER flame shocked mobs will still damage it, it's just where a mob is the emanation point, it won't get damaged by the emanation point
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