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Frozen Orb - Optimal use

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Frozen Orb is one of our major DPS cooldowns and I'm wondering if I use it to its full potential in Single Target Fights. The description of the spell is very inconclusive (or even uncorrect) from my point of view: 

 

"Launches a Frozen Orb forward from the Mage's position, releasing Frostbolts deal .... to all nearby targets for 10 Seconds. Grant the Mage 1 charge of Fingers of Frost when it first reaches a target".

 

It doesn't say how far it travels nor the range of "nearby targets". Additionally it grants more then 1 FoF (I guess one is guaranteed when the first target is hit and a chance of x% for FoF for every following hit).

 

Can anyone give me exact numbers on travelling distance, range of frozen orbs frostbolts and the chance for FoF procs on follwoing hits?

 

I think I loose a lot of FoF Procs because I'm standing to far away (or to near) to a boss when using Frozen Orb.

 

Which is the opimal distance in relation to the hitbox of a boss?

 

I hope this wasn't covered before. If I was to stupid to use the search function correctly flame me and close this topic ;)

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It travels up to 40 yards. When it hits a target it will stop there. The orb's frostbolts' range is the range of the animation normally, though I cannot give you exact number. But I would say approximately 10-15 yds.

 

One FoF charge is guaranteed when it hits a target for the first time, and all following FoFs has 15% chance to proc per hit. Frozen orb can hit unlimited number of enemies at the same time, so if there are 10 mobs in the Frozen Orb you will get FoF proc spam most of the times.

 

That being said, when you cast Frozen orb the 10 seconds duration starts. So, the most optimal use of it would be from melee range, whee you don't waste its duration on travel time. (a bit further for melee range, so the orb won't go through the enemies.... :D)

 

I hope I answered all of your questions. :)

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I hope I answered all of your questions. smile.png

 

Yes you did. Even the ones I didn't post. Response time: 8 Minutes. I'm deeply impressed :) Keep up the good work!

 

PS: One question though. I tried to research this myself, where did you get that information? Am I to stupid to use google or the forum's search function?

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Wowhead and personal experience :)

Thanks for the compliment, I try my best :)

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