Thursday, 13 October 2011

PTR update

Right, the moment I have been waiting for has arrived. It UP, and let me tell you blizzard took their good sweet time, but it was SO worth the wait. Yes ladies and gents, we have a smattering of notes for mages on the PTR, and let me tell you something: fire mages got BUFFED. And when I say buffed, I mean like, buff to the point of being ripped.

  • Pyroblast’s initial damage has been increased by approximately 26%, and its damage over time has been increased by approximately 100%.
  • Fireball damage has been increased by approximately 17%.


  • Living Bomb damage over time has been increased by approximately 10%, and explosion damage has been increased by approximately 120%.

17% buff to fireball, that puts fire mages right up there with the pack, and I’m loving it. A chunkier pyroblast dot and a 26% damage increase to its original hit, chiming in with the shorter cooldown from our 4pc means that combustion is going to hit a LOT harder. Oh, and they buffed LB, which is nice too J. Thank you blizz. More on this as it develops, and i’m still waiting for the nerf to our arcane tier bonuses. That’s going to make us ridiculously OP. The way it should be. In fact, that nerf can go screw itself, I LIKE the way our 4pc is shaping up.

EDIT: Just a quick point, stumbled across this earlier today while clicking around, sums it up perfectly : 
Gotta love a bit of daily blink.


  1. I stumbled upon your blog while looking for strategies in the Firelands. It's nice to see some tips from the mage point of view. I am just starting to hit the raid bosses with my guild.

    I'm hoping the buff to the fire spec sticks, I miss that spec.

  2. I'm looking forward to being able to choose Fire again if I wish, definitely getting a bit bored of Arcane Blast spam.

    Slight remark: you linked to the main site of The Daily Blink, so unless people read your post on the same day, they might see a newer comic on their main page that has nothing to do with your post.

    I'm assuming the relevant comic is