|The subject of this article was removed from World of Warcraft in patch 4.0.1.
Mages wear cloth armor, which has significantly lower armor value than other armor types. Mages have only one other way to increase armor, the spell Ice Armor (or Frost Armor for lower-level mages) which increases armor by 930 at max rank. This talent should never be used as a filler talent for Arcane specialized mages who want to take talents deeper in the tree.
The damage mitigation offered by the talent is considered a poor tradeoff when compared to three points in other Arcane talents early in the tree. However, it is one of the few survivability talents available, and may appeal to some mages. For all others, this talent will probably be considered a waste.
Rank table Edit
- / Patch 4.0.1 (12-Oct-2010): Removed.
- / Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Moved to tier 2, increased to 3 ranks, now increases armor equal to 50/100/150% of Intellect.
- Patch 2.4.0 (25-Mar-2008): Now increases your armor by an amount equal to 100% of your Intellect, up from 50%.
- Patch 1.11.0 (20-Jun-2006): Added.
Originally called Arcane Resilience.