WotLK: Build 9014 – No Damage on Deep Freeze

More tweaking and tinkering done by Blizzard, and they have come up with another build, the WotLK Beta Build 9014. This time from a mix from WorldofRaids.com and MMO-Champion.com, I have come up with a revised list of changes from this new beta build. Here is a look at the new changes for our Mage class.

Here is also a link to the new Mage Talent Tree for Build 9014.

Arcane

  • Evocation – Cooldown reduced to 5 minutes.
  • Sound Effect Spell – Polymorph Penguin and Polymorph Sheep added.
  • Missile Barrage – Now affects Arcane Barrage. Now has a 3/6/9/12/20% chance to proc.

Fire

  • Empowered Fireball – Renamed Empowered Fire. Now affects Frostfire Bolt.
  • Living Bomb – No longer knocks targets into the air.
  • Hot Streak – Now works with Fire Blast as well.

Frost

  • Deep Freeze – Now does no damage.
  • Frost Warding – Moved from Tier 1 to Tier 2
  • Frostbite – Moved from Tier 2 to Tier 1

Still no new changes to Arcane Blast yet. It is still at an increase of 200% Mana cost. Looks like Blizzard is trying to make us try out various Spell rotations, instead of having a pre-set one. With the change to Missile Barrage, your rotations will be based on procs, and your own reactions.

For Fire Mages, throwing in a Fire Blast every so often will help out your DPS, especially when it procs Hot Streak, and you get an instant Pyroblast out of it. The loss of a knock up on Living Bomb was a pretty big hit in the PvP game. Living Bomb could have been used strategically to interrupt Spell casting when players get knocked into the air.

Frost Mages also took a hit in the PvP category. The damage on Deep Freeze was decreased in the last build, and now in this build, it has been completely dropped. Although it is still a very good control mechanic for a Frost Mage, we are now lacking even more in the damage department.


5 Comments

  1. Euripedes October 3, 2008 7:22 am 

    The massive nerf to Mirror Image that I can’t seem to find anywhere hurts to.

    Damage they deal has been significantly nerfed… down to about 200 damage per spell.

    Euripedess last blog post..Design-A-Raid

  2. Tuna October 3, 2008 9:09 pm 

    Yea the damage on Mirror Image had been nerfed, but it now scales with our Spell Power. I updated the information on my Mirror Image post.

  3. sf123456 February 27, 2011 7:18 am 

    Am I able to post a comment here and appear?

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