Nether Tempest

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Nether Tempest
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  • Nether Tempest
  • Level 75 Arcane mage talent
  • 40 yd range
  • 1.5% of base mana
  • Instant cast
  • Places a Nether Tempest on the target which deals (40.92% of spell power) Arcane damage over 12 sec to the target and (40.92% of spell power) to all enemies within 10 yards. Limit 1 target. Damage increased by 50% per Arcane Charge at cast time.
Usable by



None/Global Cooldown

Other information
Level learned


Related debuff
Spell mage nethertempest.png
  • Magic
  • Nether Tempest
  • Deals (3.1% of Spell power) Arcane damage and an additional (3.1% of Spell power) Arcane damage to all enemies within 10 yards every 1 sec.
  • Duration: 12 seconds

Nether Tempest is a talented mage ability, available at level 75. It is the Arcane version of [Mage Bomb] and acts as a medium-duration DoT, inflicting bonus damage on all enemies within range. Nether Tempest only deals 85% of its damage when used against other players.


Main article: Living Bomb#History

Patches and hotfixes

  • Hotfix (2014-12-08): "Damage has been increased by 10%."
  • WoD Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14):
    • Now the Arcane specialization version of the level-75 [Mage Bomb] talent.
    • Nether Tempest can now only be on 1 target at a time (down from unlimited), but its secondary damage now hits all targets in range (up from only 1), deals 100% of the primary damage (up from 50%), and its damage can now be increased by Arcane Charges.
  • MoP Patch 5.4.0 (2013-09-10): Now deals 85% damage to players (up from 70%).
  • Hotfix (2013-03-15): "Nether Tempest now deals 70% of its damage when used against other players, down from 100%."
  • Hotfix (2013-03-12): "Nether Tempest now deals 40% more damage."
  • Hotfix (2012-10-04): "Mages have learned to stop hitting themselves with Nether Tempest."
  • Hotfix (2012-10-01): "Nether Tempest no longer strikes targets the Mage is not already in combat with."
  • MoP Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Added.

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