Every week, WoW Insider brings you Arcane Brilliance for arcane, fire and frost mages. This week, we're going to jump into the not-so-distant future -- specifically, the day we hit level 87 in
Mists of Pandaria. We're going to need 1% of our base mana, some plutonium, and 1.21 gigawatts, and we're going to need to be moving at 88 miles per hour.
Mages are getting a fair number of new or reworked spells and talents in Mists of Pandaria
, but arguably the most intriguing of the bunch is Alter Time
. Continuing along with the time -manipulation theme already established by spells like Time Warp
, upcoming talents like Temporal Shield
, and the
time chicken tier 13 armor set
, Alter Time allows us to transport our mages back in time to the ancient era of six seconds ago.
It's an incredibly interesting mechanic that works in practice about how I expected it to in theory, which is both good and bad.
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