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'''Fire Blast''' is a core [[mage]] ability learned at level five. It deals [[direct Damage|direct]] [[fire]] damage. It is an [[instant]] cast spell, and a key to a [[mage]]'s [[Damage_per_second#Burst_DPS|burst dps]].
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'''Fire Blast''' is a core [[mage]] ability learned at level five. It deals [[direct Damage|direct]] [[fire]] damage. It is an [[instant]] cast spell, and a key to a [[mage]]'s [[Damage_per_second#Burst_DPS|burst dps]].
   
 
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*{{ability|Inferno Blast}} ({{SpecIcon|Fire}} fire spec ability)
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{{SpecIcon|Arcane}} Arcane specialization ability
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*{{wowhead tooltip|spell|76547|Mastery: Mana Adept}}
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{{SpecIcon|Frost|Mage}} Frost specialization ability
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*{{wowhead tooltip|spell|12982|Shatter}}
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== Tips ==
 
== Tips ==
 
This spell sees a lot of use in [[PvP]]. [[Instant]] spells are impossible to interrupt, and spells and abilities that slow casting time have no effect. The only way to stop an instant is to silence the caster.
 
This spell sees a lot of use in [[PvP]]. [[Instant]] spells are impossible to interrupt, and spells and abilities that slow casting time have no effect. The only way to stop an instant is to silence the caster.
   
Instants can be cast on the move, as in [[kiting]], or to chase or escape another player. Fire Blast must be cast while facing the target, but it is possible to jump, turn back to cast, then turn forward again before landing. The target only needs to be within the 180 degree arc in front of the caster.
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Instants can be cast on the move, as in [[kiting]], or to chase or escape another player. Fire Blast must be cast while facing the target, but it is possible to jump, turn back to cast, then turn forward again before landing. The target only needs to be within the 180 degree arc in front of the caster.
   
A common technique to achieve burst damage is to cast Fire Blast right at the tail end of a long cast spell, such as [[Fireball]] or [[Frostbolt]]. After the long cast spell is finished, the [[global cooldown]] is also finished, and both spells will land almost simultaneously. Use the global cooldown time from the instant Fire Blast to move and gain range before casting again.
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A common technique to achieve burst damage is to cast Fire Blast right at the tail end of a long cast spell, such as [[Fireball]] or [[Frostbolt]]. After the long cast spell is finished, the [[global cooldown]] is also finished, and both spells will land almost simultaneously. Use the global cooldown time from the instant Fire Blast to move and gain range before casting again.
   
 
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Latest revision as of 21:05, December 20, 2014

Fire Blast
Spell fire fireball
Usable by
ClassMage
Properties
TypeOffensive
SchoolFire
Cooldown8 sec (GCD 1.5 sec)
Level required5
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Fire Blast TCG

Fire Blast is a core mage ability learned at level five. It deals direct fire damage. It is an instant cast spell, and a key to a mage's burst dps.

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Spell holy magicalsentry Arcane specialization ability

Spell frost frostbolt02 Frost specialization ability

Tips Edit

This spell sees a lot of use in PvP. Instant spells are impossible to interrupt, and spells and abilities that slow casting time have no effect. The only way to stop an instant is to silence the caster.

Instants can be cast on the move, as in kiting, or to chase or escape another player. Fire Blast must be cast while facing the target, but it is possible to jump, turn back to cast, then turn forward again before landing. The target only needs to be within the 180 degree arc in front of the caster.

A common technique to achieve burst damage is to cast Fire Blast right at the tail end of a long cast spell, such as Fireball or Frostbolt. After the long cast spell is finished, the global cooldown is also finished, and both spells will land almost simultaneously. Use the global cooldown time from the instant Fire Blast to move and gain range before casting again.

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