Firestarter (old)

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  • Firestarter (1 rank)
  • Fire, Tier 4
  • Allows you to cast the Scorch spell while moving.
Points required


For other uses, see Firestarter (disambiguation).

Firestarter is a Mage talent in the Fire tree. It allows the mage to cast [Scorch] while moving.

Previous Versions

Firestarter's previous version was: "Your damaging [Blast Wave] and [Dragon's Breath] spells have a X% chance to make your next [Flamestrike] spell instant cast and cost no mana. Lasts 10 sec."

Previous Uses

  • In PvE, it boosts the Fire Mage's AoE capabilities by granting him instant Flamestrikes with every [Dragon's Breath] cast (as you won't be using [Blast Wave] due to its knockback), which is useful in 5-mans and some raiding, aside from granting him an extra instant which is just nice to have when soloing.
  • In PvP, it is... another instant. It adds to burst damage potential as any other instant spell would and does so nicely because of Flamestrike's good spell power coefficient (which is based on its normally 3.0 second casting time). A Fire Mage who casts [Fire Blast], Blast Wave, Flamestrike, Dragon's Breath, Flamestrike and another Fire Blast in quick succession (possible with [Improved Fire Blast]) can be a foe to contend with in a battleground.

Patch changes

  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Removed.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.6 (2011-02-08): Now allows the mage to cast Scorch while moving (regardless of which armor spell is used), and no longer eliminates Molten Armor's critical strike chance reduction.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Firestarter is now a Tier 4 and 1 Rank talent, down from Tier 9 and 2 Ranks. Revamped - Your Molten Armor allows you to cast the Scorch spell while moving instead of reducing the chance you are critically hit.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.3.0 (2009-12-08): When this talent is triggered, it makes the next [Flamestrike] cost no mana in addition to being instant.

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