Lightning Overload

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Lightning Overload
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In the TCG

Lightning Overload is a passive talent that gives your [Lightning Bolt] and [Chain Lightning] spells {11/22/33}% chance to cast a second, similar spell on the same target with no cost. This second spell is instant, causes half damage and no threat.

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  • Spells cast due to this talent behave completely equal to their base spells.
  • The net effect of this talent (maxed) is a 16.5% average damage increase for the lightning spells. (.5 damage * .33 chance = .165)
  • LO procs seem to be able to proc LO as well , while the damage the resulting spell does is still calculated as half of the original one.


Patches and hotfixes

  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Removed.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Hotfix (2009-05-14): "The chance for the Lightning Overload talent to be triggered is being increased from 7/13/20% to 11/22/33%."
  • The Burning Crusade Patch 2.3.0 (2007-11-13): (Elemental) now has a 4/8/12/16/20% chance to occur and the additional spell causes half damage and no additional threat.
Prior to that the chance was {1/2/3/4/5}%, but spell's damage was not halved.

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