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<onlyinclude>{{Infobox ability
| name = Icy Veins
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|name=Icy Veins
 
|image=Spell Frost ColdHearted.png
 
|image=Spell Frost ColdHearted.png
| description = Hastens your spellcasting, increasing spell casting speed by 20% and reduces the pushback suffered from damaging attacks while casting by 100%. Lasts 20 sec.
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|description=Accelerates your spellcasting, granting 20% spell haste and reducing the pushback suffered from damaging attacks while casting by 100%. Lasts 20 sec.
| class = [[Mage]]
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|class=[[Mage]]
| type = Utility
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|type=Utility
| school = [[Frost]]
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|school=[[Frost]]
| cost = None
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|cast_time=Instant
| cast_time = Instant
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|cooldown=3 min
| cooldown = 3 min.
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|level=36
| talented = Yes
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|specialization=Frost
| talent_tree = Frost
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|buff_type=Magic
| talent_req = 10
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|buff_desc=Spell haste increased by 20% and pushback suffered by damaging attacks while casting reduced by 100%.
| buff_type = Magic
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|buff_dur=20 seconds
| buff_desc = Casting speed of all spells increased by 20% and reduces the chance to avoid interruption caused by damage while casting by 100%.
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|tcg=IcyVeinsTCG.jpg
| buff_dur = 20 seconds
 
 
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:''You can't make me bleed if my blood isn't pumping, can you?''
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:''How can you freeze magi in their tracks when their veins are already filled with ice water?! — Pidge Filthfinder''
   
'''Icy Veins''' is a [[talent]] trained [[mage]] [[Mage abilities|spell]] that increases the casting speed of all spells by 20% and increases the chance to avoid interruption caused by damage while casting any spell by 100% while active.
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'''Icy Veins''' is a [[mage]] ability learned at level 36 for those who have chosen the Frost specialization. It increases the casting speed of all spells by 20% and increases the chance to avoid interruption caused by damage while casting any spell by 100% while active.
 
==Notes==
 
Icy Veins does not reduce casting time of mage spells by 20%, instead it actually grants the mage a 20% [[spell haste]], which means casting time is reduced by (100%-100%/120%)=16.67%. As of 2.4, the tooltip states the correct effect - previously it stated a flat 20% increase.
 
   
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== Notes ==
 
Under the effects of Icy Veins, spells that normally take 3 seconds to cast will then take 2.5 seconds. Spells that were 2.5 seconds will then cast in 2.08 seconds. Spells that cast in 1.5 seconds will then cast in 1.25 seconds.
 
Under the effects of Icy Veins, spells that normally take 3 seconds to cast will then take 2.5 seconds. Spells that were 2.5 seconds will then cast in 2.08 seconds. Spells that cast in 1.5 seconds will then cast in 1.25 seconds.
   
 
Icy Veins does stack with [[Bloodlust]] and [[Heroism]] buffs from shamans, and [[Power Infusion]] from priests.
 
Icy Veins does stack with [[Bloodlust]] and [[Heroism]] buffs from shamans, and [[Power Infusion]] from priests.
   
Like all haste effects, Icy Veins will speed up all channeled spells, such as [[Blizzard]], [[Arcane Missiles]], and even [[Evocation]]. Note that spells will cast at the faster cast time even if the Icy Veins buff expires while mid-cast or mid-channel, meaning that the buff is effectively longer than the 20 second buff duration. For example, starting to cast a [[Pyroblast]] with Icy Veins about to expire in half a second will still cast a Pyroblast that finishes in 5 seconds.
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Like all haste effects, Icy Veins will speed up all channeled spells, such as {{ability|Blizzard}} and {{ability|Evocation}}. Note that spells will cast at the faster cast time even if the Icy Veins buff expires while mid-cast or mid-channel, meaning that the buff is effectively longer than the 20 second buff duration.
 
A deep arcane mage with [[Presence of Mind|PoM]], [[Arcane Power]] and Icy Veins will be a force to be reckoned with in most [[PvP]] warfare.
 
   
 
Like most temporary self buffs, Icy Veins can be used off the [[global cooldown]], and does not trigger it.
 
Like most temporary self buffs, Icy Veins can be used off the [[global cooldown]], and does not trigger it.
   
==Improvements==
 
===Talents===
 
====Arcane====
 
*[[File:Spell holy dispelmagic.png|18px]]{{ability|Arcane Subtlety}} reduces the chance your spells will be dispelled by 15/30% and reduces the threat caused by your Arcane spells by 20/40%.
 
====Frost====
 
*[[File:Spell ice magicdamage.png|18px]]{{ability|Precision (mage talent)|Precision}} reduces the mana cost of your spells by 1/2/3% and increases your hit rating by 1/2/3%.
 
*[[File:Spell frost icefloes.png|18px]]{{ability|Ice Floes}} reduces the cooldown of your Frost Nova, Cone of Cold, Ice Block and Icy Veins spells by 7/14/20%.
 
*[[File:Spell frost stun.png|18px]]{{ability|Frost Channeling}} reduces the mana cost of all spells by 4/7/10% and the threat caused by your Frost spells by 4/7/10%.
 
*[[File:Spell frost wizardmark.png|18px]]{{ability|Cold Snap}} will, when activated, finish the cooldown on all of your Frost spells.
 
===Glyphs===
 
*{{item|icon=|Glyph of Icy Veins}} will remove all movement slowing and cast time slowing effects when you cast Icy Veins.
 
 
== Past changes ==
 
== Past changes ==
This talent was introduced in [[Patch 2.3.2]], as a replacement for [[Ice Block]] but in [[Cold Snap]]'s place in the talent tree.<br>
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*{{Patch 2.4.0|note=Changed from increasing the [[chill]] effect ability to [[freeze]] the target by +10% to the avoid interruption effect.}}
[[Patch 2.4]] changed this talent from increasing the [[chill]] effect ability to [[freeze]] the target by +10% to the avoid interruption effect.
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*{{Patch 2.3.2|note=Added.}}
   
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
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Revision as of 19:40, December 8, 2012

Icy Veins
Spell frost coldhearted
  • Icy Veins
  • 3 min cooldown
  • Instant cast
  • Accelerates your spellcasting, granting 20% spell haste and reducing the pushback suffered from damaging attacks while casting by 100%. Lasts 20 sec.
Usable by
ClassMage
Properties
TypeUtility
SchoolFrost
Cooldown3 min
Talents
SpecializationFrost
Level required36
Related buff
Spell frost coldhearted
  • Magic
  • Icy Veins
  • Spell haste increased by 20% and pushback suffered by damaging attacks while casting reduced by 100%.
  • Duration: 20 seconds
TCG image
IcyVeinsTCG
How can you freeze magi in their tracks when their veins are already filled with ice water?! — Pidge Filthfinder

Icy Veins is a mage ability learned at level 36 for those who have chosen the Frost specialization. It increases the casting speed of all spells by 20% and increases the chance to avoid interruption caused by damage while casting any spell by 100% while active.

Notes

Under the effects of Icy Veins, spells that normally take 3 seconds to cast will then take 2.5 seconds. Spells that were 2.5 seconds will then cast in 2.08 seconds. Spells that cast in 1.5 seconds will then cast in 1.25 seconds.

Icy Veins does stack with Bloodlust and Heroism buffs from shamans, and Power Infusion from priests.

Like all haste effects, Icy Veins will speed up all channeled spells, such as [Blizzard] and [Evocation]. Note that spells will cast at the faster cast time even if the Icy Veins buff expires while mid-cast or mid-channel, meaning that the buff is effectively longer than the 20 second buff duration.

Like most temporary self buffs, Icy Veins can be used off the global cooldown, and does not trigger it.

Past changes

  • Bc icon Patch 2.4.0 (25-Mar-2008): Changed from increasing the chill effect ability to freeze the target by +10% to the avoid interruption effect.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.3.2 (2008-01-08): Added.

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