WOTLK beta talents

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WOTLK beta talents

Post#1 » Sun Aug 03, 2008 4:45 pm

so... the beta talents are in, and im having a difficult time figureing out what the raid dmg build is going to be. there are soo many good choices from all the trees, i believe its going to be a preference thing, and you'll want to have 3 mages all with different builds in the raid. because there will be some builds that do tremendous aoe dmg, some that do great single target dmg, and some that buff the raid very nicely. so, i've come up with a few builds, discuss!

http://wotlk.wowhead.com/?talent=of0q0uZZVA0Iof0oVzEfsx

http://wotlk.wowhead.com/?talent=oZcEcbRhIuVurIotMA00o

http://wotlk.wowhead.com/?talent=of0ifu ... 0AocZMA00o

i personally like the arcane and fire builds, however, it is all going to depend on what mage itemization looks like

i was thinking of digging up the mage abilities but i got lazy, so, yeah... all i know is the base dmg on fireball is getting a 45% increase from the lvl 70 one, and its only a lvl 78 spell, so idk if they are going to have a lvl 80 fireball, which they should... and if they do it'll be epicness :)
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Post#2 » Sun Aug 03, 2008 5:11 pm

I'm not sure why you'd include Student of the Mind in your first build if you aren't going for Arcane Meditation. Otherwise I likey.

Oh, and the max ranks of all spells in WotLK are a significant ramp up from level 70 both in terms of damage/healing and mana cost.
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Post#3 » Mon Aug 11, 2008 5:34 pm

I just saw one patch note change from the beta that I just had to share with all of you lovely mages.

  • Living Bomb changed : The target becomes a Living Bomb, taking 1380 Fire damage over 12 sec. After 12 sec or when the spell is dispelled, the target explodes dealing 690 Fire damage to all enemies within 10 yards and knocking all targets up in the air. This spell can only affect one target at a time. (1010 Mana, 35 yd range, Instant cast)


Yeah, you get to blow people up Baron Geddon style. Or more to the point, you now have your own horribly nasty version of Unstable Affliction. Love it, bitches.
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Post#4 » Mon Aug 11, 2008 6:53 pm

haha

they also changed burnout to be 50% more critical dmg instead of 25% more....

so yeah... i think mages will be back where they belong come wrath
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Post#5 » Mon Aug 11, 2008 6:58 pm

http://wotlk.wowhead.com/?talent=oZzEfbRhIuVubGstMGc0o

this right here looks pretty promising, and i think will be one of the best dps build in the game.... i can only hope for some good itemization *crosses fingers*
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Post#6 » Sat Oct 04, 2008 5:18 pm

http://talent.mmo-champion.com/?mage=00550013103000000000000000003533030310233100232152201050000000000000000000000000000000


This is a Spec I'm liking alot.

Rotating Scorch and Ice Lance at the begining of a boss fight to get the Scorches and Winter's Chill stacked, and then rotating Frost fire and scorch or Frost Bolt and Scorch... hmmm...

3.0.2 can't come soon enough for me... really...
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Post#7 » Sat Oct 04, 2008 6:18 pm

i like the sound of that build, now lets just hope that scortch and winters chill stacks... however i have one change to that that would be more awesome, aand useful since raid bosses cannot be frozen

http://talent.mmo-champion.com/?mage=00 ... 0000000000

seems more awesome to me :)
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Post#8 » Sat Oct 04, 2008 6:21 pm

Well, Scorch and Winter's Chill now both do the same thing, so they may not stack... thanks for pointing that out...
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Post#9 » Sat Oct 04, 2008 6:24 pm

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