Frost bomb get nerfed again??

89 Blood Elf Mage
2700
I pinged lvl 87 on my mage 2 days ago and hit a practice dummy which critted for 125K
Yesterday I couldn't get the thing to hit for more than 40k

Did I miss a patch note or something??
Edited by Serpentium on 4/29/2013 9:25 AM PDT
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29 Human Mage
0
Perhaps it is because as you level you actually become weaker
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89 Blood Elf Mage
2700
60% weaker overnight???
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26 Tauren Druid
6255
Did I miss a patch note or something??


Well...you could always go read the patch notes, I guess.

I don't play a mage, so I don't have a serious answer for you.
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100 Human Priest
13840
60% weaker overnight???


You lose alot of secondary stats as you level to 90. If the 125 was a crit, the reg damage would have been 62.5

So 40 after gaining another level seems about right.
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100 Troll Druid
21575
With your current spell power, self buffed, you should Crit with Frost Bomb for 40,480 damage. I think you may just be mistaken about 125k from Frost Bomb.
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89 Blood Elf Mage
2700
No way. Honestly... my SCT has been reporting 60k, 80k, even 100k in PvE. At 86, SCT was saying i was getting 80k to 100k after a "2 hit crit". When I leveled to 87, I specifically went to the training dummies in Ogrimmar just to see how much the frost bomb increased and SCT said 125,000. So while I could agree I could be hitting less because I leveled to 87... I did actually get my highest damage at least once while 87.
The nerf happened during 87. I did change some gear out... but the only stats I decreased was about -350 crit strike for +287 mastery and +287 Haste on my shoulder slot.
Could SCT have been reporting the damage incorrectly?
Edited by Serpentium on 4/29/2013 2:47 PM PDT
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89 Blood Elf Mage
2700
You know... now that I think of it... could those high damage frost bombs been a result of my trinket proc'ing and giving me 1149 mastery?
Edited by Serpentium on 4/29/2013 2:50 PM PDT
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90 Pandaren Mage
6730
04/29/2013 09:47 AMPosted by Tohaqruun
Did I miss a patch note or something??


Well...you could always go read the patch notes, I guess.

I don't play a mage, so I don't have a serious answer for you.


What in the world causes a Druid to come into a mage forum, and answer mage questions with. "Im not a mage.. heck if I know".

What level of bordeom must you possess?
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100 Human Mage
17200
At 86, SCT was saying i was getting 80k to 100k after a "2 hit crit".


"2 hit crit" from frost bomb would be the damage to the primary target and one secondary target. That would mean that your 100k Frost Bomb 2 hit crit was only 66k to your primary target and 33k to a secondary target.
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89 Blood Elf Mage
2700
Ahh, that makes sense.

Thanks all for the input.
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