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Arcane Potency is a Mage talent that increases spell critical strike chance while Clearcasting by 7% per rank, up to 15% at max rank. Clearcasting comes from the talent and Presence of Mind is a talented spell in the Arcane tree.
This talent has somewhat peculiar synergy with Arcane Missiles, and a mage who uses as part of his rotation can get the +crit benefit twice per Clearcast from this talent; once for a cast of Missiles that procs it, and once again for a second spell that consumes the Clearcast.
This spell applies a buff on you that is consumed by the next crittable spell that you cast, not by the spell affected by PoM or Clearcasting, though they are often the same.
This means you can cast a PoM and benefit from the crit bonus for an actual damage spell, for instance. It also prevents abuse by players who might cast PoM and use spells cabable of critical strikes but that do not consume PoM such as . In this case, Arcane Missiles consumes the Arcane Potency buff but not PoM.
- Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Removed.
- Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): This talent is now a Tier 5 talent, down from Tier 6. Now increases the critical strike chance of your next two damaging spells.