Blast Wave

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Blast Wave
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  • Blast Wave
  • Level 30 Fire mage talent
  • 40 yd range
  • 25 sec cooldown
  • Instant cast
  • Causes an explosion around yourself, dealing (100% of spell power) Fire damage to all enemies within 8 yards, and reducing movement speed by 70% for 4 sec.
Usable by
Class
Properties
Type

Offensive

School
Cooldown

25 seconds

Other information
Level learned

30

Related debuff
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  • Blast Wave
  • Movement speed reduced by 70%.
  • Duration: 4 seconds

Blast Wave is a level 30 Fire mage talent.

Tips and tactics

Between Blast Wave, [Blink], [Dragon's Breath], and [Frostfire Bolt], a mage is a slippery target to catch.

This spell adds another spell to both the mage's area damage and crowd control lists. It deals excellent damage, and the daze allows a mage to run clear and start another spell before the targets come back to full speed.

Patch changes

  • Legion Patch 7.1.5 (2017-01-10): Damage reduced by 50% and is no longer castable on a target enemy or ally. Now available at level 30 (from 60).
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): No longer replaces [Frost Nova]. Now available at level 60 (from 75).
  • WoD Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Re-added as a level-75 Fire mage talent.
  • MoP Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Removed as a spell. Blast Wave has been built into [Flamestrike].
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Now has a 40 yards range. Cooldown reduced from 30 to 15 sec. A wave of flame radiates outward from the target location, damaging all enemies caught within the blast for 761.84 to 897.94 Fire damage and are slowed by 70% for 3 sec. Knock back effect removed.
  • WotLK Patch 3.3.0 (2009-12-08): The mana cost of this talent has been significantly reduced.
  • WotLK Patch 3.0.3 (2008-11-04): No longer receives double the intended critical strike bonus from Combustion.
  • WotLK Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Added a knockback effect to the spell. Targets are now thrown between 10 and 15 yards away from the caster.
  • WoW Icon 16x16.png Patch 1.11.0 (2006-06-20): The bonus this spell receives from effects that increase spell damage has been increased.
  • WoW Icon 16x16.png Patch 1.9.0 (2006-01-03): Will now show spell data in the talent page.
  • WoW Icon 16x16.png Patch 1.6.0 (2005-07-12): Will now cause damage to targets immune to immobilizing effects.
  • WoW Icon 16x16.png Patch 1.3.0 (2005-03-07): Damage radius fixed so damage properly extends to 10 yd.
  • Patch 0.9 (2004-08-17): Training costs added to ranks.

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