Summons a Fire Totem with 5 health at the feet of the caster for 1 min that causes X Fire damage to creatures within 8 yards every 2 seconds.
Magma Totem is a core shaman ability learned at level 36. It is a fire totem that causes AoE fire damage. It is one of the Shaman's two AoE attacks, considered to be superior to [Searing Totem] because it does not generate threat.
Use: Permanently teaches you this glyph. When you cast a totem spell, you also place unempowered totems for any elements that are not currently active. These totems have 5 health and produce no other effects.
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This totem is particularly useful in PvP against stealthed rogues. Damage from a Magma Totem pulse will bring a rogue out of stealth.
Useless against high fire resistant players/mobs.
When combined with [Fire Nova] (enhancement), it is a highly effective AoE in trash fights during raids, putting the shaman on par with mages and other AoE-heavy classes.
Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): The damage and scaling has been increased and no longer generates threat.