Magma Totem
Spell fire selfdestruct
  • Magma Totem
  • 21.1% of base mana
  • Instant cast
  • Summons a Fire Totem with 5 health at the feet of the caster for 1 min that causes x Fire damage to creatures within 8 yards every 2 seconds.
Usable by
Casting timeInstant cast
Cooldown (GCD 1 sec)
Level required36
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Magma Totem is a shaman ability learned at level 36 for those with the Enhancement specialization. It is a fire totem that causes AoE fire damage. It is one of the Shaman's two AoE attacks, considered to be superior to [Searing Totem] because it does not generate threat.

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Tips Edit

  • This totem is particularly useful in PvP against stealthed rogues. Damage from a Magma Totem pulse will bring a rogue out of stealth.
  • Useless against high fire resistant players/mobs.
  • When combined with [Fire Nova], it is a highly effective AoE in trash fights during raids, putting the shaman on par with mages and other AoE-heavy classes.

Patch changes Edit

  • Warlords-Logo-Small Patch 6.0.2 (14-October-2014): Magma Totem is now available only to Enhancement Shaman.; Totems will no longer cause hostile creatures to enter combat with the Shaman based on proximity.; Magma Totem’s damage has been increased by 100%, and now ticks faster with Haste.
  • Mists-Logo-Small Patch 5.1.0 (27-Nov-2012): All totems are now considered spells, and summoning totems can be prevented by silencing effects. Searing Totem, Magma Totem, and Fire Elemental totems fall into the Fire school, while all other totems fall under the Nature school.
  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.1.0 (26-Apr-2011): Magma Totem now lasts for 60 seconds, up from 21.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): The damage and scaling has been increased and no longer generates threat.
  • Bc icon/ Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): All totems are now considered on the "Physical" school, and no longer magical spells.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.4.0 (25-Mar-2008): The Global Cooldown of all Totems has been reduced to 1 seconds, down from 1.5 seconds.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.1.0 (22-May-2007): This totem will now correctly do damage on its 10th tick, right before despawning.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.11.0 (20-Jun-2006): This totem now receives increased damage from effects that increase the Shaman’s spell damage.

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