mastery change wont make it to live so im foreseeing a lot threads about nerfing mages until 5.4 comes out. The three clarifications are only regarding pve, the bombs will still be the same in pvp(with 10% up).
Tbh the 15% dmg reduction on temp shield feels a bit over the top, better make it 1min cd and instantly heals the dmg you took in 5sec, no dmg reduction. With the removal of Fel armor/Shadowform/Moonkin dmg reduction there will be an outcry from said classes about temp shield(since its only 25 s cooldown).
Really? Hatred towards mages are so insane that people blindly calling these changes overall buff.
Mastery: Frostburn has been redesigned. Fingers of Frost now increases the damage of Ice Lance by an additional 2%, Brain Freeze increases the damage of the instant cast Frostfire Bolt by 2%, and damage done by the Mage's Water Elemental is increased by 2%.
Multiply all these buffs with 3, still mastery nerf is enough to compensate all...
Mage damage was all about burst, why would anyone bring a mage when there are tons of specs have much more pressure than mages. If these changes go live mages are f.cked
Can't say that I'm sad with these changes, they would make dk presentation higher but I'm not blindly calling these buffs.
No, we are getting nerfed to the point where Frost will be unplayable in PvP.
Are you playing wow? Seriously I always make a mage on PTR just to see how funny it is that you can just gauranteed kill someone if you want. Mage used to be hard, now they are tanky but with the same damage.