Monday, August 17, 2009

Monday Morning Warcraft: 3.2.2 Mage Changes and Other Highly Entertaining Things...

Monday Morning Warcraft is a weekly post that illustrates random thoughts and events that occurred over the weekend in the life of a wowhead. Feel free to e-mail me with questions, suggestions, hate mail, ect... mlange0385 at yahoo dot com

Morning blog lovers!

That is right, Monday Morning Warcraft is back in full action. I couldn't ever leave you guys for good, me love too much.

Before I get into anything, I want to make an apology to all Shockadins (lol.../chuckle) and Ret Pallys. I forgot to add you in my new poll and I feel really bad about it. However, I can not edit it without completely deleting it.

So yeah, I am just going to leave it how it is....BUT know this....I feel silly, kinda sorta anyway.

You might be thinking right now...
  1. Tell me the damn changes Doc before I go look them up elsewhere!
  2. Shockadins....lmao
  3. Highly entertaining things? /Intrigued
Have no fear people of the blogmosphere, this article is going to cover the following...
  1. Patch 3.2.2 Mage changes. Even more awesome, Arcane Mage changes. Oh yes, get excited!
  2. Other highly entertaining
Let's get this boat rocking then shall we?

Arcane Mage's get serious PvE buff in 3.2.2

Before I crit you all with my wall of text, let me first post the new, juicy changes...


  • Arcane Blast: The buff from using this ability now stacks up to 4 times instead of 3, and each application increases mana cost by 130% instead of 200%.

  • Talents
    • Arcane
      • Missile Barrage: The effect from triggering this talent now removes the mana cost of Arcane Missiles. In addition, the chance for Arcane Blast to trigger this talent is now 8/16/24/32/40%. All other listed spells continue to have a 4/8/12/16/20% chance to trigger it.

I AM SO CEREAL right now guys. This is a huge buff that the arcane spec really needed in order to be a viable high level raiding spec again.

Think about it, the mana cost for Arcane Blast has gone down by almost HALF! As it stands right now, a fully stacked Arcane Blast is going to cost like 1850 mana. With this change a fully stacked Arcane Blast is going to cost about 650 mana.

1850 mp < 650mp

Missile Barrage

Oh snapfizzle. This change is game breaking. It completely removes the mana cost of Arcane Missiles. Say it with me...

It completely removes the mana cost of Arcane Missiles.

I AM SO CEREAL about this guys! Not only that but it also allows Arcane Blast a 40% chance to proc Missile Barrage....that is currently double from what it is now.

So what does this all mean? It means that you are going to have a TON more mana then you are use to is what it means! Which ups your DPS, blah, blah. It is still going to do the same amount of damage per spell. Missile Barrage is just going to proc more and cost nothing. Pretty F'n sweet and, at least I think, will put the arcane spec on the map for raiding again. Hell, it might even surpass the top raiding spec currently, deep fire. Especially when you consider the Glyph of Arcane Blast. That an 18% damage increase....per stack!1!111!

zomgfishsticks people, it really sounds like Blizzard is just messing around with us and after testing they will find out that its too powerful and get nerfed.


Rotation, ah yes, I am going to have to mess around with it a little bit to find out if it is worth passing on the Missile Barrage procs until you have 4 stacks of Arcane Blast or if it is going to be just Arcane Blast until proc, then Arcane Missiles, then repeat.

If you do ABx4 and MB has not yet proc'd yet, (lets face it, the random number generator is going to pwn us from time to time), you would keep on spamming Arcane Blast until it did proc. This will also come in handy when you need to do burn down the last couple percent of a boss. You can just spam AB and not feel like you have to clear it with Arcane Barrage or Arcane Missiles.

Other highly entertaining things...

I must admit, I lied. I really don't have anything else that is highly entertaining at all, but I will tell you how my weekend went in regards to WoW.

I spoke on Thursday about my goals I had set for myself. The break down is that I wanted to get as many Champion Seals on my mage and do the Tourney dailies so I can buy my 10% xp chest.

Come to find out...that is gonig to be alot harder then I thought. In order to buy heirlooms using champion seals, you must be exalted with the Argent Crusade and all of your main factions...Org, TB, UC, ect.

Huge upside down simile face. I am not even exalted with UC and I am a undead. So that is going to take awhile to do. However, I did get caught up completely and I unlocked all of the dailies. Now I just got to keep on doing the dailies until I reach that goal. By that time I will definitely have enough seals to buy my 10% xp chest for my druid...I only hope he is still going to need it lol.

I almost got enough motivation to start a 10 man ToC with a few friends, but decided not too...mostly because of lazyness. So that goal failed.

Zoo Tycoon FTW?

So, if you are one of the few many people that follow this blog, you might know that it was my girlfriend's and I two year anniversary this weekend. I was clueless what to get her, so I decided to get something for her that will also work in my favor.

Intrigued? I know you are!

My girl loves to play Zoo Tycoon. However, there has been 4 expansions out and she only plays the original. So I went ahead and got her the collectors edition (All four expansions in one) and she was excited as can be.

It was rather funny really, I never seen her act like that for a video game. Anywho, she played the game pretty much all day Sunday.

What was I doing while she was playing her computer game you ask? You already know, playing some WoW, leveling my druid lol. I felt kinda bad for tricking her, but hell...she really likes the game, so it worked out for both of us.

So I failed on my last goal I set for this weekend. I didn't hit 45 on my druid. I did get 43 and a half though. I could have reached it but I decided to play with some friends and do some raids that took up alot of time.

Again I say, Zoo Tycoon FTW...who would have thought.

What did you guys get into this weekend of WoWage? Anything cool or drama filled? Inquiring minds would like to know. Please feel free to comment!

Until next time, I'm WTFout!


Arioch said...

I am so excited about the arcane mage changes! I'm fire right now and it's just not right.

You can also buy the BoA chests with emblems. And how can you not even be exalted with your own race?!?!?! You have boggled my mind for the day.

Zoo Tycoon - I'm trying to remember a cheat... have her name a pen "Xanadu" for a new animal and Shift-4 will give her cash, but damages the fences (do before start building).

Jong said...

grats on anniversary!

I can't believe you left ret pally out. I suffer from a serious case of inferiority complex and that hurts my feelings.

thedoctor said...

@Arioch - Damn right you are...hopefully they will last.

The reason why I am not exalted with my own race is because he was leveled to 60 in Vanilla WoW before all these fancy rep changes =P

@Jong - I know, I know, I completely failed you. Next poll will be in your dedication!

Potts said...

I wouldn't feel too bad about ret pallies being left out. The whole survey seems a bit off. I warlocks would be close to the bottom of my list right next to ret pallies anyway.

3 button pounding isn't that exciting to me. I did however try out my crappy dps gear for the first time in a heroic this weekend. Seeing my noob ass put out 3k dps without trying made me smile.