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<onlyinclude>{{Infobox ability
 
<onlyinclude>{{Infobox ability
 
|name=Searing Totem
 
|name=Searing Totem
 
|image=Spell_Fire_SearingTotem.png
 
|image=Spell_Fire_SearingTotem.png
|description=Summons a Searing Totem with 5 health at your feet for 1 min that repeatedly attacks an enemy within 20 yards for X Fire damage.
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|description=Summons a Searing Totem with 5 health at your feet for 1 min that repeatedly attacks an enemy within 25 yards for X Fire damage.
 
|class=[[Shaman]]
 
|class=[[Shaman]]
 
|type=Offensive
 
|type=Offensive
|school=Physical
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|school=[[Fire]]
|cost=7% of base mana
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|cost=5.9% of [[base mana]]
|tools={{loot|common|Fire Totem}}
 
 
|cast_time=Instant
 
|cast_time=Instant
|ranks=10
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|cooldown=
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|gcd=1 sec
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|level=16
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|tcg=SearingTotemTCG.jpg
 
}}</onlyinclude>
 
}}</onlyinclude>
 
{{AbilityFlavor|"The wood whispered to me as I conjured it. It said that it did not fear flame." —Grennan Stormspeaker|TCG Heroes of Azeroth|116}}
 
{{AbilityFlavor|"The wood whispered to me as I conjured it. It said that it did not fear flame." —Grennan Stormspeaker|TCG Heroes of Azeroth|116}}
   
The '''Searing Totem''' is a reliable source of extra damage, and is useful in situations where the other damage totem ([[Magma Totem]]) isn't and/or when the [[Fire Elemental Totem]] is unfeasible..
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'''Searing Totem''' is a core [[shaman]] ability learned at level 16. It is a reliable source of extra damage, and is useful in situations where the other damage totem ({{ability|Magma Totem}}) isn't and/or when the {{ability|Fire Elemental Totem}} is unfeasible.
   
When dropped, the Searing Totem will randomly select an enemy within 20 yards of it and continuously attack that target until A.) the Searing Totem expires, B.) the target leaves its 20-yard radius, or C.) the target dies. If B or C occur, the totem will randomly choose another target in range and begin attacking it. If there are no targets within range, it will do nothing until an enemy comes in range. Also note that the totem will only engage hostile targets on its own; it will ignore neutral targets, unless you engage them first.
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When dropped, the totem randomly selects an enemy within range and continuously attacks until A.) the totem expires, B.) the target leaves range or C.) the target dies. If B or C occur, the totem randomly chooses another target in range and begins attacking it. If there are no targets within range, it does nothing until an enemy comes in range. Also note that the totem only engages hostile targets on its own; it ignores neutral targets, unless you engage them first.
   
 
It is useful primarily in single-target, prolonged fights (EG: Boss Fights). You should avoid using it in situations where it could accidentally hit a target that shouldn't otherwise be hit (such as something that has been [[Crowd Control|CC'd]]).
 
It is useful primarily in single-target, prolonged fights (EG: Boss Fights). You should avoid using it in situations where it could accidentally hit a target that shouldn't otherwise be hit (such as something that has been [[Crowd Control|CC'd]]).
   
==Limitations==
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== Limitations ==
*The totem of any rank has only 5 hp; it is easily destroyed by mobs and players.
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*The totem has only 5 health; it is easily destroyed by mobs and players.
 
*Useless against high [[element|Fire resistant]] players/[[mob]]s.
 
*Useless against high [[element|Fire resistant]] players/[[mob]]s.
 
*In certain situations, the totem might draw unwanted [[aggro]] from mobs who are not engaged in combat.
 
*In certain situations, the totem might draw unwanted [[aggro]] from mobs who are not engaged in combat.
*Dangerous to use when it can break a CC effect, or when it may pull an as-yet-unpulled group of creatures.
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*Dangerous to use when it can break a CC effect; it can also aggro unengaged creatures.
   
==Rank Table==
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== Tips ==
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*Very useful in PvP for an extra bit of consistent damage. Most players ignore the totem, knowing it will go away when you die.
{| class="darktable" style="text-align:center"
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*Always useful in a boss fight, assuming the boss doesn't have adds which get CCed and the boss is not immune to fire.
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*Most of the time if you drop the totem while in melee, it will start attacking the target you have selected. This may be a function of closeness or may be a function of who you have selected at the time. It may simply pick the closest target when it doesn't have one.
! Rank !! Level !! Mana Cost !! Damage !! Cost !! Duration
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*It can be used to effectively disrupt spellcasting, especially in conjunction with melee attacks and a fast weapon. When combined with {{ability|Wind Shear}}, it can be difficult for an enemy caster to get out a spell.
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*Useful in PVP against another shaman. Searing Totem will often target and destroy the other shaman's totems.
| 1 || 10 || 25 || 9 - 11 || {{questlong|Neutral|10|Call of Fire}} || 30sec.
 
|- class="alt"
 
| 2 || 20 || 9% || 13 - 17 || {{cost||22}} || 35 sec.
 
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| 3 || 30 || 9% || 19 - 25 || {{cost||70}} || 40 sec.
 
|- class="alt"
 
| 4 || 40 || 9% || 26 - 34 || {{cost|1|20}} || 45 sec.
 
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| 5 || 50 || 9% || 33 - 45 || {{cost|2|40}} || 50 sec.
 
|- class="alt"
 
| 6 || 60 || 9% || 40 - 54 || {{cost|3|40}} || 55 sec.
 
|-
 
| 7 || 69 || 7% || 56 - 74 || {{cost|7|90}} || 60 sec.
 
|- class="alt"
 
| 8 || 71 || 7% || 68 - 92 || {{cost|18}} || 60 sec.
 
|-
 
| 9 || 75 || 7% || 70 - 103 || {{cost|18}} || 60 sec.
 
|- class="alt"
 
| 10 || 80 || 7% || 90 - 120 || {{cost|18}} || 60 sec.
 
|}
 
 
==Talents==
 
Talents that can improve the totem:
 
 
{| class="darktable"
 
|-
 
! !! Name !! Tree !! Points !! Effect
 
 
|- align="left"
 
| [[File:Spell Nature MoonGlow.png|32px|Totemic Focus]] || [[Totemic Focus]] || Restoration || <center>5</center> || Reduces mana cost of your totems by 5/10/15/20/25%.
 
 
|- class="alt" align="left"
 
| [[File:Spell Fire Immolation.png|32px|Call of Flame]] || [[Call of Flame]] || Elemental || <center>3</center> || Increases damage done by fire totems by 5/10/15%
 
|}
 
 
==Tips==
 
*Very useful in PvP for an extra bit of consistent damage. Most players will ignore the totem, knowing it will go away when you die and not wanting to take the time to target it.
 
*Always useful in a boss fight, assuming the boss doesn't have adds which get CCed, the boss is not immune to fire, and you don't need to drop a [[Frost Resistance Totem]].
 
*Most of the time, if you drop the totem while you are in melee, it will start out attacking the target you have selected. This may be a function of closeness, or may be a function of who you have selected at the time. I suspect that it simply picks the closest target when it doesn't have one.
 
*It can be used to effectively disrupt spellcasting, especially in conjunction with melee attacks and a fast weapon. When combined with [[Wind Shear]], it can be difficult for an enemy caster to get out a spell.
 
*Useful in PVP against another Shaman. Searing Totem will often target and destroy the other Shaman's totems.
 
   
 
== Patch changes ==
 
== Patch changes ==
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* {{Patch 1.3.0|note=Damage slightly increased.}}
 
* {{Patch 1.3.0|note=Damage slightly increased.}}
   
==References==
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== References ==
 
{{Reflist}}
 
{{Reflist}}
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== External links ==
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{{elinks-spell|3599}}
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{{Shaman totems}}
 
{{Shaman totems}}

Revision as of 03:30, January 18, 2013

Searing Totem
Spell fire searingtotem
  • Searing Totem
  • 5.9% of base mana
  • Instant cast
  • Summons a Searing Totem with 5 health at your feet for 1 min that repeatedly attacks an enemy within 25 yards for X Fire damage.
Usable by
ClassShaman
Properties
TypeOffensive
SchoolFire
Cooldown (GCD 1 sec)
Level required16
TCG image
SearingTotemTCG
"The wood whispered to me as I conjured it. It said that it did not fear flame." —Grennan Stormspeaker[1]

Searing Totem is a core shaman ability learned at level 16. It is a reliable source of extra damage, and is useful in situations where the other damage totem ([Magma Totem]) isn't and/or when the [Fire Elemental Totem] is unfeasible.

When dropped, the totem randomly selects an enemy within range and continuously attacks until A.) the totem expires, B.) the target leaves range or C.) the target dies. If B or C occur, the totem randomly chooses another target in range and begins attacking it. If there are no targets within range, it does nothing until an enemy comes in range. Also note that the totem only engages hostile targets on its own; it ignores neutral targets, unless you engage them first.

It is useful primarily in single-target, prolonged fights (EG: Boss Fights). You should avoid using it in situations where it could accidentally hit a target that shouldn't otherwise be hit (such as something that has been CC'd).

Limitations

  • The totem has only 5 health; it is easily destroyed by mobs and players.
  • Useless against high Fire resistant players/mobs.
  • In certain situations, the totem might draw unwanted aggro from mobs who are not engaged in combat.
  • Dangerous to use when it can break a CC effect; it can also aggro unengaged creatures.

Tips

  • Very useful in PvP for an extra bit of consistent damage. Most players ignore the totem, knowing it will go away when you die.
  • Always useful in a boss fight, assuming the boss doesn't have adds which get CCed and the boss is not immune to fire.
  • Most of the time if you drop the totem while in melee, it will start attacking the target you have selected. This may be a function of closeness or may be a function of who you have selected at the time. It may simply pick the closest target when it doesn't have one.
  • It can be used to effectively disrupt spellcasting, especially in conjunction with melee attacks and a fast weapon. When combined with [Wind Shear], it can be difficult for an enemy caster to get out a spell.
  • Useful in PVP against another shaman. Searing Totem will often target and destroy the other shaman's totems.

Patch changes

  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): Searing Totem (Rank 4) now does the proper damage for its rank.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.3.0 (07-Mar-2005): Damage slightly increased.

References

External links


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Patch date20 January 2009 + and 7 March 2005 +

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