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WoW Shadowlands: Mage changes - Rune of power integrated into cooldowns

In the official US WoW forum, community manager Kaivax has presented new changes for the mage, which can now be tested in the WoW Shadowlands beta. Besides some adjustments for the Arcane and Fire spec, the most interesting thing is that Rune of Power is now always activated automatically with your strong cooldowns (see General Changes). While this helps you in burst phases where you can stand still, it takes away some freedom if you prefer to activate your rune's final charge at a different time.

Table of Contents

  1. 1Generalchanges
  2. 2Arcane
  3. 3Fire

General Changes

Mirror Image: Damage dealt significantly reduced. Mirror images now cast Frostbolt and reduce your damage taken by 20 percent. Whenever you take damage, one of your mirror images disappears.

Rune of Power has been revised. It is automatically placed under you when you cast any of the following spells: Incinerate, Arcane Power, Icy Veins.


Arcane Power: Cooldown reduced from 3 minutes to 2 minutes.
Touch of Magi: Now generates four Arcane Charges by default.
New talent Master of Time: Reduces the cooldown of Time Shift by 30 seconds. Time Shift resets the cooldown of Blink after you return to your point of origin.
Time Shift is now available at level 24.
Resonance increases the damage done by Arcane Bombardment by 15% (previously 10%)
Charged has been removed.
New level 35 talent Arcane Echo: Direct damage you deal to enemies affected by Touch of the Magi triggers an explosion that deals damage to up to eight nearby enemies.
Time Anomaly now grants time bending for six seconds.


Phoenix Flames increased damage done and reduced recharge time.
Alexstasza's Wrath Dragon's Oath now gains an additional 50% critical damage bonus.
New talent From Ashes: Increases your mastery by 2 percent for each charge of Phoenix Flames that is on cooldown, and your direct critical hits reduce the cooldown of Phoenix Flames by one second.

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