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[Mage] Frost Bomb vs Nether Tempest


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#1 Leandris

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:17 PM

Hey fellow mages,

with the recent frost bomb nerf a lot of mages tend to switch frost bomb for nether tempest.
However I am not really certain why.

Pros of NT:
- no cast time
- dispell won't effect your damage
- reliable ffb procs ( ~20 seconds one from when I tested it on 4 target dummies)

Cons of NT:
- bad damage (3k noncrit 7k crit)
- breaks cc (?)

however

Pros of FB:
- "high" burst
- low detonate time with haste buff / vains (~2 seconds)
- every 7 seconds 1 ffb proc

Cons of FB:
- needs nova / deep to deal damage
- gets dispelled sometimes (havent played against teams higher than 2k)

A shatter with frozen orb a 2 second bomb and some ice lances seems to be insanely good while a shatter with nt and a ffb looks mediocre at best to me.

The only way I would see nt ahead of fb is in a dot cleave like mls or balance druid mage heal.

Thanks in advance for your input.

#2 killonzz

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 12:25 AM

I prefer Nether Tempest personally, a lot more sustained damage than frostbomb




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