- All mages are pyromaniacs…at least a little bit.
Scorch is a level 40 Fire mage ability that deals fire direct damage. Its short cast time offers proportional damage output when compared to other direct damage fire spells. Scorch's damage is instant once the spell is cast. It is a blast effect rather than a missile or projectile. This makes it hard to trace back to the casting mage.
Patches and hotfixes
- Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Damage increased by 100%.
- Patch 5.2.0 (2013-03-05): No longer a talent and is now available to all Fire Mages. Base mana cost increased from 0.1% to 2%.
- Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Now a talent and can be cast while moving.
- Hotfix (2010-11-23): "When Scorch is cast by a mage who has Improved Scorch Rank 2, it will no longer consume Clearcasting."
- Patch 0.7 (2004-06-15): Damage increased.