Improved Mana Shield

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Improved Mana Shield
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  • Improved Mana Shield (2 ranks)
  • Decreases the mana lost per point of damage taken when Mana Shield is active by 10/20%.

Improved Mana Shield is a mage talent that decreases the mana lost per point of damage taken by your [Mana Shield] spell. Mana Shield normally costs 2 mana per point of damage absorbed. At rank 2 of this talent, Mana Shield will only consume 1.6 mana per point of damage. This talent does not have any affect on the initial casting cost of Mana Shield, only the mana used by the shield itself.

Mages who use Mana Shield often, such as in PvP, might consider taking this talent. Mana Shield is one of the primary defensive spells, especially for non-Frost mages. Mana Shield (Rank 7) will use 1585 mana without this talent, and only 1299 with 2 points talented, for a savings of 286 mana. It is still expensive, but the savings might be worth it for some mages. Deep Arcane specialized mages usually have more mana.

Patch changes

  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Replaced by [Arcane Shielding].
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.4.0 (2005-05-05): Design changed. Instead of increasing the amount absorbed, it now decreases the mana lost per point of damage taken by 10/20%.