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Burnout
Ability mage burnout
  • Increases your spell critical damage bonus with all Fire spells by X% but your spell criticals cost an additional Y% of the spell's cost.
Usable by
ClassMage
Properties
LocationFire, Tier 10
AffectsFire spells
Ranks5
Requirements
Points required45
Spec specificYes

Burnout is a Mage talent in the Fire tree. It increases the critical strike damage bonus on all Fire spells (similar to Spell Power) but incurs a mana penalty on every crit.

The fully talented 5/5 ability provides 50% and applies to the damage bonus or component derived from critical strikes. Since critical strikes hit for 150% of a normal strike, that critical bonus or component is 50%, half (50%) of which is 25%. Therefore, taking this talent makes your fire spells crit for 175% of their normal damage.

Rank table Edit

Rank Critical bonus increase Mana cost increase
1 10% 1%
2 20% 2%
3 30% 3%
4 40% 4%
5 50% 5%

Notes Edit

  • Note that this talent has powerful synergy with Ignite. Since Ignite is not based on the critical bonus, but rather the total damage, Ignite provides an additional 40% of all Burnout's 175% critical damage. This raises total fire critical damage to 245%, compared to the untalented crit base of 150%, when both Burnout & Ignite talents are taken.
  • The mana cost increase can be made up for and surpassed by the mana gains of specializing into Master of Elements.

Patch change Edit

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Patch date12 October 2010 + and 14 October 2008 +

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