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Flameglow, yay or nay?

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#1 braingerous

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 05:55 AM

Basically the title. Just want to know what other mages think of it. I've heard it can be really strong. I can see it's uses against Dot cleaves but otherwise seems weak during Burst.

#2 Nadagast

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 06:59 PM

It's very underrated in my opinion (although I'm obviously not a Mage).

If you look at recount death logs in arena matches, usually there are a few big hits, which everyone likes to highlight, but there are also a huge amount of smaller hits that also play a large part in killing you.  Flameglow is 30% mitigation against all of these small hits, which makes it a very strong option against almost any team but the burstiest of teams (think Destruction Lock + Mage + Healer comps).

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 10:59 AM

I find it useful against teams or classes that do a lot of consistent pressure and not so much burst. And even then it's not so stellar
Examples: Unholy DK, Rogue, Boomkin, Warlock, BM hunter.

It's tough to justify taking a (1/5) of your spell power shield if you take (2/3) of your spell power in damage when you can have a 80,000 damage absorbtion every 25 seconds. You have to take something like 20 hits above 14,000 damage in less than 25 seconds to have an equivalent effect.

Maybe it's just personal experience speaking. But, solo play? I don't think I'd ever use it.

#4 wolftickets

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 04:42 PM

Ice Barrier is easily dispelled. So flameglow is better for most comps IMO.

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 01:02 AM

Yup flameglow is better in general, but like nadagastt said against huge burst team, ice barrier is a better option, Anyway you can change talent in arena now, so you are fine to make change once you see the enemy comp

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