I'm going to undertake a re-write to bring this up-to-date & consolidate the page. With all of the other mage reference pages available, this page has lots of redundant information.
I'm probably going to be editing this page in the future... leveling with freaking Arcane Missiles? Give me a break.--Sky 23:36, 16 January 2007 (EST)
Mana Shield preventing interruption?
In the first section, the following is stated:
In combat situations where one may be hit, it is recommended to activate Mana Shield before using this spell, in order to prevent interruptions while channeling.
I might be splitting a hair here, but isn't this specific to Pushback? The statement seems to suggest that Mana Shield will prevent interruption due to things like or . I think the distinction is minor but important since casting Mana Shield then some other high cooldown spell, just to have a rogue kick the mage out could lead a new player into bad tactics. I'd change it, but I do not have a ton of mage experience and wanted to discuss first.
Dirkbronze 04:31, 7 October 2007 (UTC)
You are correct. Mana shield prevents pushback while the shield holds and does not prevent against Silence/spell interrupt effects such as kick or counterspell.
Furthermore, iirc, there is no shield barring the paladin total immunity shields that can, guaranteed, prevent an interrupt of a silence/spell interrupt effect. --Kelsjet 16:49, 27 November 2007 (UTC)
Blizzard SFAEG +dmg numbers?
According to this article, "+150 damage will add 24 extra damage to a 780 damage Blizzard", but that seems wildly inaccurate to me. The spell damage formula article shows the damage calculation for channeled AoEs with additional effects (such as ) to be:
bonus = +dmg * (<channel time> / 3.5) * .95 / 3
This gives (150 * ~2.29 * .95 / 3) = ~109 total bonus to damage. Even if the bonus due to casting time is capped to 200%, it's still (150 * 2 * .95 / 3) = 95 total bonus. In either case, that "24 extra damage" looks like it's based on old (possibly pre-2.0?) formulas. Can anyone confirm the real, current +dmg coefficient for Blizzard?
User:DarkRyder/Sig 16:25, 2 April 2007 (EDT)
Can't beat Minor Speed?
For the kiting or AoE grinding mage, you can't beat Enchant Boots - Minor Speed.
Surely Enchant Boots - Boar's Speed is better (though more expensive).
Fibby 22:55, 19 June 2007 (UTC)