- Fire Nova
- 100 yd range
- 13.7% of base mana
- 4 sec cooldown
- Instant cast
- Ignites your Flame Shock spell on any nearby enemies, causing each of them to emit a wave of flames that deals X (+ 16.4% of SpellPower) Fire damage to every other enemy within 10 yards.
|| [Elemental Fury], [Elemental Reach]
Fire Nova is an Enhancement shaman ability.
This addition to the Shaman's array of damaging attacks now gives the high potential for the Shaman to be considered an AoE farming class. With [Magma Totem], [Thunderstorm], and [Chain Lightning], the shaman now has an impressive array of multi-target damaging spells.
The following improve the Fire Nova Spell:
Highly useful in raid situations usually involving lots of trash mobs. Shamans can run cast Flame Shock on one mob, and then cast Fire Nova. Elemental Shamans which Glyphed [Thunderstorm] can then drop Thunderstorm combined with a Chain Lightning to pull out some decent AoE Damage.
Fire Nova was added in patch 3.3.0 to replace [Fire Nova Totem]. While the prior Fire Nova Totem was considered a pet and thus would potentially disallow typical kill rewards (loot, exp), the new Fire Nova is a direct AoE attack, bypassing any prior pet restrictions. The Shaman [Magma Totem] and [Searing Totem] are still considered pets.
- Patch 4.1.0 (2011-04-26): Has been redesigned and decoupled from shaman Fire totems. Instead, it now pulses the Fire Nova effect from each target that is afflicted by the shaman's own [Flame Shock] debuff. It now damages all enemies except the target hit by Flame Shock. The ability's cooldown has been reduced to 4 seconds, down from 10.
- Patch 3.3.0 (2009-12-08): Replaced [Fire Nova Totem].