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Mage Changes in War Within Alpha Build 54605

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We've summarized all Mage changes that went live in the fourth War Within Alpha build.

Mages are under Blizzard's radar for several builds in a row now. We're highlighting some of the changes below:

  • Death's Chill has been simplified. Instead of gaining increased damage based on the number of enemies hit by Frostbolt, now each Frostbolt hit increases spell damage by a flat percentage.
  • Lit Fuse - The affected spell changed from Phoenix Flames to Fire Blast and the damage percentage has been doubled.
  • Living Bomb - Damage dealt significantly buffed.
  • Volatile Magic - The ability will now trigger when an Embedded Arcane Spliter is removed.
  • Improved Scorch - Health threshold buffed from 4% to 30% and damage increase slightly buffed.
  • Feel the Burn - Mastery % increase buffed, duration reduced.
  • Kindling - Flamestrike was added to the list that can reduce the coldown of Combustion. 
  • Controlled Destruction - Ignite damage per Pyroblast hit has been reduced, but is stacks up to 25 times now.
  • Unleash Inferno - Combustion's damage increase and cooldown reduction have been improved.

Here are the tooltip changes:

Mage Changes

  • Death's Chill- While Icy Veins is active, gain 1% increased damage for each enemy hit by Frostbolt damaging an enemy with Frostbolt increases spell damage by 1%.
  • Lit Fuse- Consuming Hot Streak has a 5% chance to grant you Lit Fuse. Lit Fuse : Your next Phoenix Flames Fire Blast turn turns up to three struck nearby targets into a Living Bomb that explodes after 2 sec, dealing [ 30% 60% of Spell Power ] Fire damage to the target and reduced damage to all other enemies within 10 yds. Up to five enemies hit by this explosion also become a Living Bomb, but this effect cannot spread further.
  • Living Bomb- The target becomes a Living Bomb, taking 0 Fire damage over 2 sec, and then exploding to deal an additional [ 30% 60% of Spell Power ] Fire damage to the target and reduced damage to all other enemies within 10 yds. Other enemies hit by this explosion also become a Living Bomb, but this effect cannot spread further.
  • Volatile Magic- Whenever an Embedded Arcane Splinter is removed, or recalled, it explodes, dealing [ 10% of Spell Power ] Arcane damage to nearby enemies. Deals reduced damage beyond 5 targets.
  • Explosivo- Casting Combustion grants Lit Fuse. While under the effects of Combustion, consuming Hot Streak has a 30% increased chance of granting you Lit Fuse your chance of gaining Lit Fuse while under the effects of Combustion is increased to 30%.
  • Improved Scorch- Casting Scorch on targets below 4% 30% health increase the target's damage taken from you by 4% 5% for 12 sec. This effect stacks up to 2 times.
  • Feel the Burn- Fire Blast and Phoenix Flames increase your mastery by [ 200% 300% of mas ]% for 6 5 sec. This effect stacks up to 3 times.
  • Kindling- Your Fireball, Pyroblast, Fire Blast, Scorch and Phoenix Flames critical strikes reduce the remaining cooldown on Combustion by [ 1,000 / 1,000.1 ] sec. Flamestrike critical strikes reduce the remaining cooldown of Combustion by 0.2 sec for each critical strike, up to 1 sec.
  • Controlled Destruction- Damaging a target with Pyroblast increases the damage it receives from Ignite by 2% 1%. Stacks up to 25 times.
  • Unleashed Inferno- While Combustion is active your Fireball, Pyroblast, Fire Blast, Scorch, and Phoenix Flames deal 50% 60% increased damage and reduce the cooldown of Combustion by 1.25 sec. While Combustion is active, Flamestrike deals 25% 35% increased damage and reduces the cooldown of Combustion by 0.25 sec for each critical strike, up to 1.25 sec.

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