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#1 Dec 11 2004 at 9:04 PM Rating: Decent
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This is the most effective DD spell we have in our arsenal, hands down. It not only gives damage that is equal to a meleeing hit (more at later ranks), but also gives DoT that basically equalls half a melee hit every 3 seconds. While casting this spell may not give you big, fat numbers, it will do much more in the long run than Starfire or Wrath will do.

In case someone had not noticed, during battle we have no time to be wating for a spell to be cast...and our spells are considerably long cast times. We are standing there meleeing, no time to wait upwards of 8 seconds for starfire to be cast, since by the time it's off we could have done the same ammount of damage with our staves (or whatever the crap you use). It ends up being just a waste of mana. Never cast Wrath or Starfire in battle if you are meleeing...never.

With that said...enter Moonfire. Moonfire does basically the equivalent amount of damage as Starfire except it is over time...making it seem like less. Think of it this way. Rather than stand there getting hella-interupted trying to cast Starfire, you can cast Moonfire INSTANTLY and have Starfire be cast slowly while you melee! As soon as it runs out...BOOM! Moonfire again! You can usually get off two each battle, which equalls a lot of damage that you didnt even have to stand there casting. This spell compliments soloing/meleeing PERFECTLY.

You will find yourself casting Moonfire all the time: Pulling, nuking during battle, finishing enemies off as they run away...endless uses. Even when you go for that big, fat mob that you are scared of. That one that you entangle to bring his health down. The one that you COULD cast starfire or wrath on since there would be no interruption. You will still cast Moonfire...I guarantee it.

As druids we are blessed to have such a powerful instant-cast DoT nuking spell at our disposal. It compliments our meleeing perfectly, and is probably our biggest mana drain.

For all you druids out there, I strongly urge you to follow the Balance talent tree. Its benefits to Moonfire are wonderful (+20% to damage, +20 yard range, -10% mana cost, and +critical hits if planned right) along with some other nice talents that also benefit you (clearcasting state, no downtime for casts between animal and druid forms, natures grasp). I know that picking a talent tree is one of the hardest things to do for a druid, since we are supposed to be good at everything. However, the last thing you want to do is give up moonfire.

Think to yourself how often you use this spell. Learn why you love it...BOOM!
#2 Dec 12 2004 at 7:19 AM Rating: Good
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im not specced for balance, im actually a feral follower myself, but i can attest to the power of moonfire, especially in a pvp environment. just spamming it on a single target is a great way to bring someone down at the cost of your mana pool. done early in a battle, you can give your side a precious advantage and then slip into an animal form to aid the front lines (or prowl to the back and rip up the soft targets).

after some heavy fighting in ashenvale today, and a few showdowns with other druids, i can say that moonfire is your best spell in group pvp for taking something down fast.

starfire, of course, is reserved for using on hunters after youve hibernated their pets, rooted them, and then closed to within 6-7 yards of them (just close enough that they cant shoot you, but far enough away to avoid melee).

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#3 Dec 21 2004 at 10:54 AM Rating: Decent
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Moonfire is great. I often blast it as other spells are landing for that extra "oomph."

It also serves as a finishing move when those silly mobs try to run away...
#4 Dec 29 2004 at 4:13 AM Rating: Default
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moonfire can become very powerful if u use talent points for improved moonfire in Balance talents, in fact Balance talents will make u an awesome spellcaster period
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#6 Sep 13 2011 at 8:37 AM Rating: Decent
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We should do this for every forum. Just go back and pull up some old time comments.
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#7 Sep 13 2011 at 8:42 AM Rating: Good
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Goddammit, Horse! I was about to ask when Quor came back...
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This thread served as a gentle reminder just how much the game has changed in the last 7 years...

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#9 Sep 13 2011 at 1:51 PM Rating: Good
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Goddammit, Horse! I was about to ask when Quor came back...


I was about to ask the OP why the @#%^ he's meleeing as a balance druid, before I looked at the date of the post. =x
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#10 Sep 14 2011 at 6:55 AM Rating: Good
Cause Moonkin form gets extra armor, duh.

DIDN'T YOU KNOW THAT MEANS YOU MELEE?
#11 Sep 14 2011 at 1:53 PM Rating: Good
So I should melee on my shadow priest too? =x
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#12 Sep 14 2011 at 3:42 PM Rating: Decent
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Wait... you don't melee on your Shadowpriest? I used to think you were cool Pigtails...
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#13 Sep 14 2011 at 4:14 PM Rating: Good
But-but... I AM cool! Smiley: frown
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#14 Sep 16 2011 at 2:48 PM Rating: Decent
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I still think you are cool Pigtails. I melee as a shadowpriest as well. Mainly because I think it is funny.
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