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|name=Lava Burst
 
|name=Lava Burst
 
|image=Spell_Shaman_LavaBurst.png
 
|image=Spell_Shaman_LavaBurst.png
|description=You hurl molten lava at the target, dealing X Fire damage. If your Flame Shock is on the target, Lava Burst will deal a critical strike.
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|description=You hurl molten lava at the target, dealing X Fire damage. Lava Burst will always deal a critical strike. If your Flame Shock is on the target, Lava Burst will deal 50% additional damage.
 
 
|class=[[Shaman]]
 
|class=[[Shaman]]
 
|type=Offensive
 
|type=Offensive
 
|school=[[Fire]]
 
|school=[[Fire]]
|cost=10% of base mana
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|cost=7.7% of [[base mana]]
|range=30 yards
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|range=30 yd
|cast_time=2
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|cast_time=1.5 sec
 
|cooldown=8 sec
 
|cooldown=8 sec
|improvement= {{ability|Concussion}}, {{ability|Convection}}, {{ability|Call of Flame}}, {{ability|Elemental Mastery}}, {{ability|Elemental Reach}}, {{ability|Lava Flows}}, {{ability|Eye of the Storm (Talent)|Eye of the Storm}}
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|gcd=2 sec
|ranks=2
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|level=34
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|specialization=Elemental<br>Restoration
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|tcg=LavaBurstTCG.jpg
 
}}</onlyinclude>
 
}}</onlyinclude>
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{{Quotation|Kinivus the Focused [[TCG]]|May the winds carry their charred remains to a more peaceful place.}}
   
'''Lava Burst''' is an [[Shaman_talents#Elemental|Elemental]] Shaman's highest hitting spell, due to it having a 100% crit chance if the {{ability|Flame Shock}} DoT is on the enemy. It is on a 8sec cooldown, thus causing shaman dps rotations to be governed by cooldowns and priorities.
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'''Lava Burst''' is a [[shaman]] ability learned at level 34 for those with the elemental and restoration specializations. It deals fire damage, but will also crit if {{ability|Flame Shock}} is on the target.
   
== Rank table ==
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== Modified by ==
{| class="darktable" style="text-align: center;"
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*{{ability|Echo of the Elements}} (talent)
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*{{ability|Ascendance}} (core ability, elemental effect)
! Rank !! Level !! Damage !! Cost
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*{{ability|Flametongue Weapon}} (core ability)
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*{{ability|Spiritwalker's Grace}} (core ability)
| 1 || 75 || 1012 - 1290 || {{cost|18}}
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*{{ability|Elemental Reach}} ({{SpecIcon|Elemental}} elemental spec ability)
|- class="alt"
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*{{ability|Lava Surge}} ({{SpecIcon|Elemental}} elemental spec ability)
| 2 || 80 || 1192 - 1518 || {{cost|18}}
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*{{ability|Mastery: Elemental Overload}} ({{SpecIcon|Elemental}} elemental spec ability)
|}
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*{{ability|Elemental Fury}} ({{SpecIcon|Elemental}} elemental spec ability)
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*{{ability|Elemental Focus}} ({{SpecIcon|Elemental}} elemental spec ability)
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*{{ability|Spiritual Insight (restoration)|Spiritual Insight}} ({{SpecIcon|Resto|Shaman}} restoration spec ability)
   
 
== Notes ==
 
== Notes ==
 
*If Flame Shock is applied for the first time while Lava burst is traveling to the enemy (in other words, after Lava Burst has been cast), the 100% critical strike chance will not apply.
 
*If Flame Shock is applied for the first time while Lava burst is traveling to the enemy (in other words, after Lava Burst has been cast), the 100% critical strike chance will not apply.
 
*The Flame Shock DoT only has to be active upon completion of casting Lava Burst. If the DoT wears off while the Lava Burst projectile is traveling, it will still crit.
 
*The Flame Shock DoT only has to be active upon completion of casting Lava Burst. If the DoT wears off while the Lava Burst projectile is traveling, it will still crit.
*This ability does not work with {{ability|Maelstrom Weapon}}.
 
   
== Tips and Tactics ==
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== Tips ==
 
*Rotations should be timed around utilizing Lava Burst as much as possible.
 
*Rotations should be timed around utilizing Lava Burst as much as possible.
*{{item|icon=|Glyph of Lava}} provides higher damage.
 
 
*PvP - Lava burst and {{ability|Chain Lightning}}, which has no traveling time, if cast in succession will generally hit at the same time for spike damage.
 
*PvP - Lava burst and {{ability|Chain Lightning}}, which has no traveling time, if cast in succession will generally hit at the same time for spike damage.
*Enhancement shamans do not normally use this ability (unless the shaman is out of melee range and unable to close in, for example). The main issue is that it has a [[cast time]] and is not on [[Maelstrom Weapon]]. Because of that, Lava Burst stops [[Auto Attack|auto attacks]] and pauses the swing timer, so it is best to use [[Chain Lightning]] or [[Lightning Bolt]] (both of which benefit from Maelstrom Weapon haste) instead.
 
   
 
== Patch changes ==
 
== Patch changes ==
*[[3.2.2]] {{ability|Lava Burst}}: This ability no longer ever consumes a Flame Shock debuff off of the target.
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* {{Patch 5.3.0|note=Lava Burst now has a 2 second cast time, up from 1.5 seconds, and deals 25% more damage.}}
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* {{Patch 5.2.0|note=Lava Burst base damage has been reduced by 33% but now always deals a critical strike. When cast on targets affected by Flame Shock, it now deals 50% more damage.}}
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* {{Patch 4.0.6|note=Lava Burst’s damage has been increased by roughly 10%.}}
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* {{Patch 3.2.2|note=This ability no longer ever consumes a Flame Shock debuff off of the target.}}
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* {{Patch 3.0.3|note=The base damage has been increased by approx. 10%.}}
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== External links ==
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{{elinks-spell|51505}}
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{{Classfooter|Shaman}}
 
{{Classfooter|Shaman}}

Latest revision as of 18:40, May 21, 2013

Lava Burst
Spell shaman lavaburst
  • Lava Burst
  • 30 yd  range
  • 8 sec cooldown
  • 7.7% of base mana
  • 1.5 sec cast
  • You hurl molten lava at the target, dealing X Fire damage. Lava Burst will always deal a critical strike. If your Flame Shock is on the target, Lava Burst will deal 50% additional damage.
Usable by
ClassShaman
Properties
TypeOffensive
SchoolFire
Cooldown8 sec (GCD 2 sec)
Talents
SpecializationElemental
Restoration
Level required34
TCG image
LavaBurstTCG
May the winds carry their charred remains to a more peaceful place.
- Kinivus the Focused TCG

Lava Burst is a shaman ability learned at level 34 for those with the elemental and restoration specializations. It deals fire damage, but will also crit if [Flame Shock] is on the target.

Modified by Edit

Notes Edit

  • If Flame Shock is applied for the first time while Lava burst is traveling to the enemy (in other words, after Lava Burst has been cast), the 100% critical strike chance will not apply.
  • The Flame Shock DoT only has to be active upon completion of casting Lava Burst. If the DoT wears off while the Lava Burst projectile is traveling, it will still crit.

Tips Edit

  • Rotations should be timed around utilizing Lava Burst as much as possible.
  • PvP - Lava burst and [Chain Lightning], which has no traveling time, if cast in succession will generally hit at the same time for spike damage.

Patch changes Edit

  • Mists-Logo-Small Patch 5.3.0 (21-May-2013): Lava Burst now has a 2 second cast time, up from 1.5 seconds, and deals 25% more damage.
  • Mists-Logo-Small Patch 5.2.0 (5-Mar-2013): Lava Burst base damage has been reduced by 33% but now always deals a critical strike. When cast on targets affected by Flame Shock, it now deals 50% more damage.
  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.6 (8-Feb-2011): Lava Burst’s damage has been increased by roughly 10%.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.2.2 (2009-09-22): This ability no longer ever consumes a Flame Shock debuff off of the target.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.3 (04-Nov-2008): The base damage has been increased by approx. 10%.

External links Edit


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