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Jandice Barov

Arcane Blast

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As you all know, Arcane Blast is a core part of full Arcane Mage rotation in Wrath. You use it to proc super Arcane Missiles(Missile Barrage talanet), increase the damage of the Barraging Missiles, with odd Arcane Barrage thrown in when you move or the mana cost of the Blast gets too high without proc'ing Missile Barrage. Arcane Mage in Wrath was extremely fun spec to play due to this rotation which was entertaining, engaging, and at the same time required a lot of skill to precisely control of you mana pool since stacking Blast too high would suck you dry in seconds and stacking too low would lead to lacking DPS. 

Now, the problem is, you can't get Arcane Blast till level 64, removing a core part of rotation, in turn completely gutting the whole Arcane Mage build. Now this is classless server and all that jizz, but without Arcane Blast any kind of build that's focused on Arcane Mage archetype is doomed to failure. And same can't be said about any other class archetype since they get all their core abilities through talents rather then abilities being trainable by class trainer. 

And finally, here's my question. Are there any plans to add scaled down to level 50-60 version of Arcane Blast, and if there are no plans, can you guys consider adding such watered down version of this spell? Even if you add it there is no way Arcane Mage-like archetype would be able to dish good dips due to absolute lack of synergy with abilities from other classes and good damage boosting REs(unlike cough single button braindead frostbolt/lightning bolt spammers cough cough). Come on, show Arcane Mages some love!

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same could be said of the inaccessibility of envenom. I don't mind it, arcane barrage can still be procc'd by 4 other spells, and i you wanna play arcane you can do something that hybrids with starfire. That's what the server does ! :D

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I know feral cat has no interrupt till Maim at level 62. Bash, Kick, Pummel, any spell, none of them work in Cat form.

And it costs about 20% of your mana pool and trips the GCD shifting back into form unless you spend 3 talent AND 3 spell essence for "Natural Shapeshifter" (Vastly too expensive).

And even then, Maim takes combo points to use already when they get it.


They have this issue for a few setups it seems.

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23 hours ago, steakhouse said:

I don't mind it, arcane barrage can still be procc'd by 4 other spells

The purpose of Arcane Blast is not to be a proc fishing filler, fireball/frostbolt can fit this niche without problems since you can RE the Missile Barrage proc to decent values. Arcane Blast, if you haven't noticed, also increases any Arcane damage you deal by 15% per cast, and it stacks. First cast — you do 15% more damage, second cast — 30% more damage, and it keeps going and going. The whole Arcane Mage rotation in Wrath was about keeping this buff as high as you can reliably sustain without running OOM. Without this buff from Arcane Blast any Arcane Mage-y build is trash by default since you're dealing at least 30-40% less damage then you're intended to do by Blizz. And again, this spec archetype has zero synergy with any other spec due to specifics of rotation. Such artifical limiting of specs is not okay for a supposedly classless realm. 

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