Critical Mass

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Critical Mass
Ability mage firestarter.png
  • Critical Mass
  • Level 10 Fire mage ability
  • Passive
  • Your spells have a 15% increased chance to deal a critical strike.

    Rank 2 (level 65): Critical Mass increases your Critical Strike stat from all sources by 10%.
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Critical Mass is a passive level 10 Fire mage ability. It multiplies the critical chance of primary Fire mage spells.

Patches and hotfixes

  • Legion Patch 7.1.5 (2017-01-10): Now learned at level 10 and gives a +15% chance to critically strike with spells. At level 65, also increases Critical Strike rating from gear by 10%.
  • Hotfix (2016-08-22): "Critical Mass multiplier has been decreased to 1.1 (was 1.3)."
  • Hotfix (2012-12-11): "Critical Mass now multiplies the critical strike chance of Fireball, Frostfire Bolt, Pyroblast, and Scorch by 1.3 (was 1.25)."
  • Hotfix (2012-11-29): "The critical strike chance multiplier from Critical Mass has been reduced to 1.25 (was 1.5)."
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Redesigned. Multiplies the critical strike chance of your Fireball, Frostfire Bolt, Pyroblast, and Scorch by 1.5.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Talent redesigned. Your [Living Bomb] and [Flame Orb] spells deal more damage, and your [Pyroblast] and [Scorch] spells have a chance to cause your target to be vulnerable to spell damage, increasing a spell critical strike chance against that target by 5% and lasts 30 sec.
  • PTR client.png Patch 0.9 (2004-08-17): Critical strike bonus reduced.

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