WotLK Beta: Mirror Image
The WotLK Beta has changed builds once again, and is currently at Build 8788. There were only two changes to the talents this time. A change to Torment the Weak and a change to Fingers of Frost. The biggest chance however is a brand new spell to replace our Shatter Shield spell, which was replaced by a Frost Talent.
For the new Mage spell, Blizzard pulls one out of the pages of Naruto’s techniques, and gives us Shadow Clones. The new spell for Mages at level 80 is now, Mirror Image!
Kage Bunshin no Jutsu!
I am not sure if these images will mimic whatever you do, or do their own thing. Doesn’t say if they will actually do damage or just a percentage of damage, or none at all. If this is meant to be a spell which creates decoys for you, does this cause enemies to de-target you when you cast it like Feign Death? There is still a lot of unknowns about this spell, so hopefully we learn more about it soon.
The new change to Torment the Weak makes it so that it affects “Ensnared” targets instead of “Slowed” targets. That means it works on targets affected by Curse of Exhaustion and Chill, which is from Ice Armor.
*edit* It looks like all Frost spells with a chill affect will be considered a “Ensnared” effect now. You can see how it shows up now in the default UI. Here you can see it popping up with Frostfire Bolt (with a new animation). Found the video thanks to Spooncraft.com
The newest version of Fingers of Frost now reverts back to the older version, but with a much shorter duration. Instead of your next two Frost damage spells, it is your next Frost damage spells for 4 seconds. This means you can squeeze in two Frostbolts and maybe an Ice Lance during that duration. You “should” be in the middle of casting a Frostbolt by the time your previous Frostbolt hits and procs FoF (due to travel time). So when you cast it, you’ll have another 2.5 – 3 seconds to cast another Frostbolt and Ice Lance.