This article will serve as a guide to the fourth tier of Fire Talents for the Mage class in World of Warcraft Cataclysm, reflecting the new talent tree changes made with the release of the World of Warcraft expansion. These fourth tier of talents are Molten Shields, Combustion, Improved Hot Streak and Firestarter. The fourth tier of Fire Talents for the Mage in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm are considered those that require fifteen talent points spent on the Fire tree before being unlocked.
You must spend 20 total skill points in the Fire Talent Tree to unlock the next tier of talents, which can include Molten Shields, Combustion, Improved Hot Streak and Firestarter. In addition, some talents require a specific talent be maxed out before unlocking itself, these requirements if present will be included below.
World of Warcraft Cataclysm Mage Fire Talent: Molten Shields
Molten Shields has 1 rank, does not unlock any other talent.
Molten Shields Rank 1: Global cool down of Mage Ward is reduced by 1 second. Blazing Speed now removes movement slowing effects. When Mage Ward dissipates due to absorbing damage, it will trigger Blazing Speed.
World of Warcraft Cataclysm Mage Fire Talent: Combustion
Combustion has 1 rank, does not unlock any other talent.
Combustion Rank 1: Instant cast ability with no cost, a 40 yard range and a 2 minute cool down. Causes all of your DOT fire effects to be combined, causing some instant fire damage while creating a new effect, lasting 10 seconds and doing damage equal to the sum of effects combined in this manner.
World of Warcraft Cataclysm Mage Fire Talent: Improved Hot Streak
Improved Hot Streak has 2 ranks, unlocked by rank 1 Hot Streak (tier 3), does not unlock any other talent.
Improved Hot Streak Rank 1: Whenever you deal two critical strikes in a row with the following spells (not including DOT critical ticks) there is a 50% chance to trigger Improved Hot Streak; Fireball, Frostfire Bolt, Scorch, Pyroblast and Fire Blast.
Improved Hot Streak Rank 2: Chance to proc the same effect is increased to 100% when requirements are met.
World of Warcraft Cataclysm Mage Fire Talent: Firestarter
Firestarter has 1 rank, does not unlock any other talent.
Firestarter Rank 1: Molten Armor will no longer reduce the chance you are critically hit in exchange for allowing you to cast Scorch while moving.
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