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Arcane Subtlety (2 ranks) Arcane, Tier 1 Reduces the chance your spells will be dispelled by 15/30% and reduces the threat caused by your Arcane spells by 20/40%. Requirements Class
Arcane Properties Affects
Arcane spells, dispel resistance
Arcane Subtlety is a Mage talent that grants Dispel resistance while reducing the threat caused by Arcane spells. It is a very useful talent for arcane mages across both PvE and PvP as it offer multiple benefits simultaneously.
Dispel resistance is invaluable in PvP situations, specially for a class as reliant on buffs as the Mage. It can prevent both your buffs and the dots you place from being dispelled, protecting from , [Purge ] Dispel, , [Mass Dispel ] and others of the sort. [Spellsteal ] Mages have many critical dispellable abilities such as
, [Icy Veins ] , [Ice Barrier ] (via Priest's [Ice Block ] ) and [Mass Dispel ] (and even [Mana Shield ] if one is not careful), and this talent provides accessible protection to these for Mages across all trees. [Presence of Mind ] The threat reduction is excellent for mages that use Arcane spells as a primary damage source in raids. 40% threat reduction to Arcane spells is the most that a Mage can obtain through talents, with Frost and Fire talents reducing threat of those schools by only 10%.
This talent is available early in the Arcane tree, and is often taken by Frost or Fire Mages who want some useful early Arcane talents, such as , [Arcane Concentration ] , or [Improved Counterspell ] . Since Frost and Fire mages will not be using [Presence of Mind ] as often, this talent is preferred over [Arcane Missiles ] in the first tier. The threat reduction is very useful when using [Improved Arcane Missiles ] in AoE situations, where a tank needs to hold aggro on multiple mobs. [Arcane Explosion ]