Nether Tempest is a level 35 Arcane mage talent. It acts as a medium-duration DoT, inflicting bonus damage on all enemies within range. Nether Tempest only deals 85% of its damage when used against other players.
Patches and hotfixes
- Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Now deals 66% of spell power (was 40.92%). Now available at level 90 (was 75).
- Hotfix (2014-12-08): Damage has been increased by 10%.
- Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14):
- Now the Arcane specialization version of the level-75 talent.
- Nether Tempest can now only be on 1 target at a time (down from unlimited), but its secondary damage now hits all targets in range (up from only 1), deals 100% of the primary damage (up from 50%), and its damage can now be increased by Arcane Charges.
- Patch 5.4.0 (2013-09-10): Now deals 85% damage to players (up from 70%).
- Hotfix (2013-03-15): Nether Tempest now deals 70% of its damage when used against other players, down from 100%.
- Hotfix (2013-03-12): Nether Tempest now deals 40% more damage.
- Hotfix (2012-10-04): Mages have learned to stop hitting themselves with Nether Tempest.
- Hotfix (2012-10-01): Nether Tempest no longer strikes targets the Mage is not already in combat with.
- Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Added.