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Mage Changes in War Within Alpha Build 54675

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Are Mages in a better spot now with all the changes that went live in this week's TWW Alpha build?

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  • Explosive Ingenuity- Your chance of gaining Lit Fuse when consuming Hot Streak is increased to 10%. 20%. Living Bomb damage increased by 50%.
  • Codex of the Sunstriders- Summoning your Arcane Phoenix grants you a Spellfire Sphere. Over its duration, your Acane Phoenix will consume each of your Spellfire Spheres to cast an exceptional spell.  Your Arcane Phoenix can now cast Greater Pyroblast and Arcane Surge when casting an exceptional spell.
  • Arcane Battery- Consuming Clearcasting grants increased spell damage by 1% for 25 30 sec, stacking up to 5% 4%.
  • Pyromaniac [Not Yet Implemented]- [ Not Yet Implemented] Casting Pyroblast or Flamestrike while Hot Streak is active has an 8% chance to repeat the spell cast at 100% effectiveness. This effect counts as consuming Hot Streak.
  • Invocation: Arcane Phoenix- When you cast Arcane Surge, summon an Arcane Phoenix to aid you in battle. Arcane Phoenix Your Arcane Phoenix aids you for the duration of your Arcane Surge, casting random Arcane and Fire spells. Over its duration, your Arcane Phoenix will consume each of your Spellfire Spheres to cast an exceptional spell.
  • Leydrinker- Every 6 5 times you consume Nether Precision, your next Arcane Blast echoes, repeating its damage at 25% effectiveness to the primary target and up to two nearby enemies.
  • Fevered Incantation- Each consecutive critical strike you deal increases critical strike damage you deal by 2%, 1%, up to 8% 4% for 6 sec.
  • Mirror Image- Normal: Creates 3 copies of you nearby for 40 sec, which cast spells and attack your enemies. While your images are active damage taken is reduced by 20%. 15%. Taking direct damage will cause one of your images to dissipate. Reabsorption : Creates 3 copies of you nearby for 40 sec, which cast spells and attack your enemies. While your images are active damage taken is reduced by 20%. 15%. Taking direct damage will cause one of your images to dissipate. You are healed for 5% of your maximum health whenever a Mirror Image dissipates due to direct damage. Reduplication : Creates 3 copies of you nearby for 40 sec, which cast spells and attack your enemies. While your images are active damage taken is reduced by 20%. 15%. Taking direct damage will cause one of your images to dissipate. Mirror Image's cooldown is reduced by 10 sec whenever a Mirror Image dissipates due to direct damage.
  • Explosivo- Casting Combustion grants Lit Fuse. While under the effects of Combustion, your chance of gaining Lit Fuse is increased to 30%.  Your chance of gaining Lit Fuse is increased to 40% while under the effects of Combustion.
  • Ice Barrier- Normal: Shields you with ice, absorbing [ 22% 24% of Total Health ] damage for 60 sec. Melee attacks against you reduce the attacker's movement speed by 50%. Glacial Insulation : Shields you with ice, absorbing [ 22% 24% of Total Health ] damage and increasing your armor by 0% for 60 sec. Melee attacks against you reduce the attacker's movement speed by 50%.
  • Aether Attunement- When you gain 5 4 stacks of Arcane Battery, consume all stacks of Arcane Battery and gain Aether Attunement. Aether Attunement : Your next Arcane Missiles deals 150% increased damage to your primary target and fires at up to 4 nearby enemies dealing 100% increased damage.
  • Imbued Warding- This also affects your Mass Barrier.
  • Lit Fuse- Consuming Hot Streak has a 5% 10% chance to grant you Lit Fuse. Lit Fuse : Your next Fire Blast turns up to three nearby targets into a Living Bomb that explodes after 2 sec, dealing [ 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.
  • Lessons in Debilitation- Your Arcane Phoenix now has a chance to cast Gravilty Lapse or Supernova as exceptional spells and will periodically Spellsteal buffs from nearby enemies. 
  • Memory of Al'ar- While your Arcane Phoenix is active under the effects of a casted Arcane Surge, you gain twice as many stacks of Mana Addiction. When your Arcane Phoenix expires, it empowers you, granting Arcane Soul for 3 sec, plus an additional 0.5 sec for each exceptional spell it had cast. Arcane Soul : Arcane Barrage costs no mana, grants Clearcasting, and generates 4 Arcane Charges.
  • Barrier Diffusion (New)- Whenever one of your Barriers is removed, reduce its cooldown by 4 sec.

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