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Molten Armor
Ability mage moltenarmor
  • Molten Armor
  • Level 50 Fire mage ability
  • Passive
  • Increases your spell critical strike chance by 10% and reduces all Physical damage you take by 6%.

    Fire Fire (Level 65)
    Grants an additional 10% critical strike chance.
Class Mage
School Fire
Other information
Level learned 50
Related buff
Ability mage moltenarmor
  • Molten Armor
  • Spell critical strike chance increased by 15%.

    Physical damage taken reduced by 6%.
"As if bein' encased in ice wasn't bad enough! How's a rogue to make a living?" - Rotun Daggerhand[1]
Molten Armor TCG

Molten Armor as depicted in the TCG.

Molten Armor is a passive level 50 Fire mage ability that increases critical strike chance and reduces all physical damage taken. At level 65, it grants an additional 10% critical strike chance.

Patch changes[]

  • Legion Patch 7.1.5 (2017-01-10): Removed.
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2014-12-08): Now increases spell critical strike chance by 15% (up from 5%).
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Now a passive effect and is available only to Fire mages.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Molten Armor now reduces physical damage taken by 6%. No longer causes Fire damage when struck nor reduces chance to be critically hit. Spell critical strike chance increased from 3% to 5%. In addition, Molten Armor now has a 3-second cast time, no longer has a duration and will persist through death.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.1.0 (2011-04-26): Molten Armor damage can no longer break Spell nature polymorph [Polymorph].
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.6 (2011-02-08): Mana cost removed. Ability mage firestarter [Firestarter] talent no longer eliminates the critical strike reduction that Molten Armor provides.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Molten Armor now increases your critical strike chance by 3%, and is no longer linked to spirit. Now available at level 34, down from 62.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.2.0 (2009-08-04): Critical strikes from the effect on this armor will no longer trigger Ignite.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.1.0 (2009-04-14): Chance to critically strike is now increased by a percentage of the mage's total spirit. 35% of spirit as crit rating (55% if you have the [Glyph of Molten Armor]).
  • Bc icon Patch 2.4.3 (2008-07-15): No longer a Magic effect and cannot be dispelled.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.4.2 (2008-05-13): Will now do damage while a damage absorption shield is active.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.3.0 (2007-11-13): Ignite: This talent is no longer triggered by damage dealt by Molten Armor.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.1.2 (2007-06-19): Molten Armor can now proc when the Mage is sitting.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.1.0 (2007-05-22):
    • Molten Armor will no longer be triggered erroneously by some non-melee attacks, such as Feral Faerie Fire. It will also no longer break crowd controlling affects such as Spell nature polymorph [Polymorph].
    • A data error was fixed that was causing Molten Armor to generate more threat than intended.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.0.1 (2006-12-05): Added.

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