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Flame Shock is one of the three shock spells available to shamans. This is considered the most mana-efficient shock, owing to the higher total damage when the DoT is added. Because the DoT component can critically strike any shaman can increase the effectiveness of this spell through Spell crit.
It has a 6-second cooldown shared with other shocks, which makes all the shocks unusable for 6 seconds.
Tips and tactics
Refreshing the DoT may cause you to lose a few periodic damage ticks.
Like all DoT spells, Flame Shock can be used to prevent rogues from stealthing during combat.
- Patch 5.2.0 (2013-03-05): Duration has been increased by 25%.
- Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): DoT duration increased from 18 to 24 sec.
- Patch 3.3.3 (2010-03-23): The damage-over-time component of this ability can now produce critical strikes and is affected by spell haste.
- Patch 3.2.2 (2009-09-22): The duration of all ranks has been increased by 6 seconds.