#1 - 2013/07/18 03:29:00 AMA little surprised there's no thread yet on Icicles, the new Frost Mastery. Short version:
- Frostbolt, FFB and Waterbolt generate Icicles, storing damage equal to 1.5 * Mastery % of the damage they deal
- You can store up to 5 Icicles; they last 15 seconds
- If you generate a new Icicle when you already have 5, the new one is stored and the oldest is launched at the target that was just hit
- If you cast Ice Lance at a target, all Icicles launch at that target, oldest to newest, at a rate of one per second, adjusted by haste, until you have none left
I've written a blog post with more detail:
And there's a Mage forum post with some discussion and questions answered:
I think this has a lot going for it. It smooths out burst, but it preserves kit by still buffing Ice Lance. It rewards casting in PvP, something I've seen people ask for many times (however, I'm also seeing many PvPers complain that the loss of the old up-front burst will be very bad for the spec -- I don't know who's right, definitely room for discussion there). It enhances Frost's flavor as the sort of rapid-fire spec, because it's going to be popping off projectiles like crazy. It greatly diminishes the difference in value of Mastery in PvE and PvP. And it's definitely much more interesting than "+X% Frost Damage".
What do you think?
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