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|name=Rockbiter Weapon
 
|name=Rockbiter Weapon
 
|image=Spell_Nature_RockBiter.png
 
|image=Spell_Nature_RockBiter.png
|description=Imbue the Shaman's weapon, increasing its damage per second by X. Lasts 30 minutes.
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|description=Imbue the Shaman's weapon with the fury of the earth, increasing all threat generation by 30% and reducing damage taken by 5%. Lasts 30 minutes.
 
|class=[[Shaman]]
 
|class=[[Shaman]]
|type=Offensive
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|type=Utility
 
|school=Nature
 
|school=Nature
|cost=8% of base mana
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|cost=5% of base mana
 
|cast_time=Instant
 
|cast_time=Instant
 
|talented=No
 
|talented=No
 
|improvement=
 
|improvement=
|ranks=4
 
 
|requirements=Melee Weapon
 
|requirements=Melee Weapon
 
}}</onlyinclude>
 
}}</onlyinclude>
   
   
Rockbiter Weapon adds a flat DPS increase to a [[Shaman|Shaman's]] weapon when buffed upon it. It is the weapon enchant of choice for melee combat up to level 30, where it should be replaced with [[Windfury Weapon|Windfury]].
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Rockbiter Weapon adds a 30% threat increase to a [[Shaman|Shaman's]] spells and attacks and provides a 5% decrease to all damage taken when a weapon is imbued with it.
   
==Rank Table==
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== Rank table ==
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{| class="darktable" style="text-align:center"
{| class="darktable" style="text-align: center;"
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! Rank !! Level !! Cost
 
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! Rank !! DPS Increase !! Level
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| 1 || 75 || {{cost|15|93}}
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| 1 || 2 || 1
 
|-class="alt"
 
| 2 || 4 || 8
 
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| 3 || 6 || 16
 
|-class="alt"
 
| 4 || 9 || 24
 
 
|}
 
|}
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==Notes==
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Rockbiter Weapon no longer provides a damage increase to weapons; instead it increases [[threat]] generation and damage reduction, essentially giving the shaman some [[tank|tanking]] capabilities. The shaman class still cannot serve as a full-time tank, though if temporary off-tanking is needed they can fill the role in a pinch with this ability.
   
 
==Talents==
 
==Talents==
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== Patch changes ==
 
== Patch changes ==
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* {{Patch 4.0.1|note=Level requirement increased to 75, Rockbiter Weapon now increases threat generation by 30% and reduces damage taken by 5%.}}
 
* {{Patch 3.0.2|note=Rockbiter ranks 5 through 9 have been removed. Windfury Weapon is intended to replace Rockbiter at level 30.}}
 
* {{Patch 3.0.2|note=Rockbiter ranks 5 through 9 have been removed. Windfury Weapon is intended to replace Rockbiter at level 30.}}
   

Revision as of 07:07, October 17, 2010

Rockbiter Weapon
Spell nature rockbiter
  • Rockbiter Weapon
  • 5% of base mana
  • Instant cast
  • Melee Weapon
  • Imbue the Shaman's weapon with the fury of the earth, increasing all threat generation by 30% and reducing damage taken by 5%. Lasts 30 minutes.
Usable by
ClassShaman
Properties
TypeUtility
SchoolNature
CooldownNone/Global Cooldown
Talents
TalentedNo
Other information
RequirementsMelee Weapon


Rockbiter Weapon adds a 30% threat increase to a Shaman's spells and attacks and provides a 5% decrease to all damage taken when a weapon is imbued with it.

Rank table

Rank Level Cost
1 75 15Gold 93Silver

Notes

Rockbiter Weapon no longer provides a damage increase to weapons; instead it increases threat generation and damage reduction, essentially giving the shaman some tanking capabilities. The shaman class still cannot serve as a full-time tank, though if temporary off-tanking is needed they can fill the role in a pinch with this ability.

Talents

As of patch 3.0.2 there are no existing Shaman talents to directly support this spell.

Patch changes

  • Wrath-Logo-Small/Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.1 (12-Oct-2010): Level requirement increased to 75, Rockbiter Weapon now increases threat generation by 30% and reduces damage taken by 5%.
  • Bc icon/Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Rockbiter ranks 5 through 9 have been removed. Windfury Weapon is intended to replace Rockbiter at level 30.

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