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    Old 09-15-2012, 09:19 PM
    Zalid Zalid is offline
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    Default Mage Cauterize change

    The recent hotfix made this change
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    Cauterize can now only absorb up to twice the mages's maximum health.
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    Not sure how this will affect fights like Ultraxion, where it was a handy soaking mechanic.

    Most of the time though, this change will not make much real difference.
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    Old 09-15-2012, 09:29 PM
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    my guess is you will die on ultrax [URL="http://www.wowhead.com/spell=106371"]hour of twilight[/URL]
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    Old 09-16-2012, 12:11 PM
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    Why not just pop Temporal Shield and Icebock before hand also?

    Also the dmg hit by Twilight is not the full 300k as stated as this is nerfed

    every class has a mechanic that can soak that spell now days anyways so it is no issue

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    Old 09-16-2012, 12:27 PM
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    actually working on that you prob could as 35% is about 100k ish so your most likely looking at it hitting for under 200k, now that makes me wonder if there is a tank with enough health to do it without cooldowns lol.
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    Old 09-16-2012, 05:19 PM
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    My health pool is 162k. Therefore I can still soak his 300k hit as Cauterize will soak 324k (double my health pool). Of course, with the nerf it's a lot less.
    Iceblock does not stop the Hour of Twilight hitting you iirc. I'm pretty sure I've tested it before.
    Temporal shield would be of no use as it only returns the health you lost in the last 4 seconds. Being dead would negate that.
    Ice Barrier would work as it gives you a better shield though.

    Anyway. There are very few instances where Cauterize would not work as it already is used. 320k absorb is pretty substantial. Guess they made this change to stop mages trying to take the really big hits.
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