Well. Now that we have all this leaked alpha information, and the confirmed stuff thanks to WWI, I guess I can’t really ignore it anymore. So. Let’s talk about Wrath of the Itch Kind, shall we?
First off, let’s discuss the Evocation changes.
As it stands now, Evocation is a nice mana restorative ability for the mage. 60% of total mana every 8 minutes isn’t much, but more often than not, it can make all the difference in the world when it comes to lengthy fights.
I, for one, actually like the direction Blizzard is taking with Evocation. Essentially copying Innervate from druids, Evocate will now restore 60% of the mana pool of anyone within the raid, and it no longer has to be channeled by the mage. So natch, mages will be in high demand by healers. Hazzah! I’ve always wanted to be loved by healers, instead of looked at with confusion when I’m fighting the tank for aggro.
The only downside I can see is that mages will never be allowed to use Evocate on themselves. Except maybe Brutallus style fights. (more…)