Arcane Blast

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Arcane Blast
Spell arcane blast
  • Arcane Blast
  • 40 yd  range
  • 1.5% of base mana
  • 2 sec cast
  • Blasts the target with energy, dealing X Arcane damage. Generates an Arcane Charge.

    Arcane Blast's damage is increased by 24% per Arcane Charge, and its mana cost is increased by 125% per Arcane Charge.
Usable by
Cooldown (GCD 1.5 sec)
Level required10
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Each blast of arcane power strikes its target more quickly than the last.

Arcane Blast is a mage ability learned at level 10 for those who have chosen the Arcane specialization. It deals direct arcane damage, generating an [Arcane Charge] each time. So long as one charge remains active, it increases both the damage and cost of the spell. With careful management, the mage can use this spell to trade off damage per mana versus damage per second.

Modified by

Spell nature slow
  • Glyph of Slow
  • Major Glyph
  • Classes: Mage (Arcane)
  • Requires level 75
  • "Your Arcane Blast spell applies the Slow spell to any target it damages."


Patch changes

  • 0400Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.2.0 (2011-06-28): Arcane Blast damage done has been reduced by 5%.
  • 0400Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.1.0 (26-Apr-2011): Arcane Blast cast time has been reduced to 2.0 seconds, down from 2.35 seconds. In addition, the stacking effect of Arcane Blast now increases the damage done by Arcane Explosion, and Arcane Explosion does not consume that effect.
  • 0400Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.6 (8-Feb-2011): Arcane Blast mana cost has been reduced by 12%.
  • 0300Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.2.2 (2009-09-22): The buff from using this ability now stacks up to 4 times instead of 3, and each application increases mana cost by 175% instead of 200%. In addition, the duration of the buff has been reduced to 6 seconds.
  • 0300Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.2.0 (04-Aug-2009): Mana cost reduced by 12%.
  • 0300Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.1.0 (14-Apr-2009): Stacking effect is no longer considered a Magic effect and will not be dispelled.
    Formerly it was considered a harmful magical effect and would be dispelled by friendly casters, sometimes by accident, other times because of other magic debuffs.
  • 0300Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): This ability has been significantly changed. Arcane Blast now increases the damage of the next Arcane spell by 15%. However, using Arcane Blast itself does not consume the charge itself. Each time you cast Arcane Blast, the damage of Arcane spells is increased by 15% and the mana cost of Arcane Blast is increased by 200%. This effect stacks up to 3 times and lasts 10 seconds or until any Arcane damage spell except Arcane Blast is cast.
  • 0300Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.3 (04-Nov-2008): Reduced the mana cost of Fireball, Frostbolt, Frostfire Bolt, Arcane Blast, Arcane Missiles, and Arcane Explosion.
  • 0200Bc icon/0300Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): The debuff was changed from a cast time reduction to a pure damage increase, and the mana cost penalty was massively increased. Arcane Blast effect duration reduced to 3 seconds from 8, and now increases damage by 25/50/75% instead of reducing cast time.
  • 0200Bc icon Patch 2.1.0 (22-May-2007): The Arcane Blast debuff can no longer be dispelled.
  • 0200Bc icon Patch 2.1.0 (22-May-2007): A data error was fixed that was causing Arcane Blast to generate more threat than intended.
  • 0200Bc icon Patch 2.0.3 (09-Jan-2007): The mage spell "Arcane Blast" will now receive the mana reduction benefits from "Clearcasting".

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Patch date28 June 2011 +, 26 April 2011 +, 8 February 2011 +, 22 September 2009 +, 4 August 2009 +, 14 April 2009 +, 20 January 2009 +, 4 November 2008 +, 14 October 2008 +, 22 May 2007 + and 9 January 2007 +

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