- Arcane Focus (Arcane) is now 3 ranks and increases chance to hit and reduces mana cost of Arcane spells by 1/2/3%.
This tastes of nerf. I suppose we’ll have to see where gear itemization goes regarding hit. I have a bad feeling that losing 7% hit, forcing an arcane mage to make that up with gear/gems, in exchange for 3% cheaper spells, will only end in sadness.
- Counterspell now costs 9% of base mana.
Nerf. A very serious one at that. As it stands now, Counterspell costs 100 mana. Let’s take an average level 70 mage, with 9k mana. 9% of 9000 is 810 mana. Look me in the face and say that isn’t a nerf, and I will hit you in the face with a sack of fish. POINTY FISH.
- Frost Armor, Ice Armor, Mage Armor and Molten Armor are no longer Magic effects and cannot be dispelled.
Pretty massive buff. It’s already in the game, so… nothing to see here? (more…)