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- "Feel the pain in your mind and get the true taste of Shadow Priests!" —Xianthos
- “Shadow priests, mon . . . dey can melt faces.” — Ta’zo
Mind Blast is Shadow-based direct-damage spell. It has a short cast time considering its high damage and mana cost, but a relatively long cooldown. Because it increases 100% extra threat, it is considered to only be truly viable for PvP.
|Level||Mana Cost||Shadow Damage||Cast Time|
|9||9 %||47||1.5 sec.|
|10||8 %||47||1.5 sec.|
The formula for Mind Blast is based on the damage in the table above. The value given in the tooltip includes up to 10% bonus damage from the Darkness talent, which is a bit wrong since talent effects are supposed to be included after bonus damage for damage spells. To convert the tooltip-listed base damage to the real base damage use the following formula.
Real_base_damage = Listed_base_damage / (1 + Darkness_bonus)
The formula for calculating the damage from this spell is as follows:
Damage_done = (Real_base_damage + (1.5/3.5) * Spelldamage * Downrank_factor) * (1 + Darkness_Bonus)
A level-80 priest with 1.500 Shadow damage and full ranks in Darkness would end up with (maximum non-critical damage)
Damage_done = (1048 + 1500*(1.5/3.5) * 1.0) * ( 1 + 0.10 ) = 1860 Shadow damage