Frost has received new target caps on a total of three abilities. This is both big nerfs (Falce del Signore del Gelo
) but also big buffs (Soffio di Sindragosa
).Falce del Signore del Gelo
is now capped at 5 targets, a significant nerf to the ability on multiple levels.
- Damage doesn't scale past 5 targets.
- Lama di Ghiaccio application isn't done as effectively (Previously spread to all targets with Lama di Ghiaccio equipped on your mainhand).
- Fewer hits means fewer crit opportunities. Pilastro Invernale CD reduction now doesn't scale past 5 targets.
The damage reduction is in itself very significant. With a 2H equipped, the total damage of a Arma Letale
buffed Falce del Signore del Gelo
on 5 targets is only ~25% more than a single target Disintegrazione Arma Letale
Critical Strike. With Dual Wield, the damage difference is 55% in Falce del Signore del Gelo
's favor. This will definitely open up for other talent combinations. Neither Slavina
nor Impulso Congelato
has an AoE cap. Lama di Ghiaccio
application can be done with Avanzata Glaciale
instead, pushing this talent forward in the new meta!Soffio di Sindragosa
and Folata Gelida
now follow the sqrt-formula
The total damage output of an ability that scales with the sqrt-formula is the following:
damage ~ 1 + (n - 1) / sqrt(n)
Where n is the number of targets. The abilities deal the same amount of damage to a single target, but scale differently on subsequent targets. This used to be linear.
In our case, Folata Gelida
will be somewhat better at 3 or fewer targets, equal at 4 and worse beyond. Soffio di Sindragosa
will be significantly better at low target counts. It's only at 11 targets that it'll deal less damage than the BFA version. The overall output at 2 targets is 30% higher
compared to BFA. It looks to me like Soffio di Sindragosa
will be the king of cleave in Shadowlands!