The buff is smart, well it makes you and me smart.
What is dumb is the way it permanently overwrites Arcane Intellect.
The “permanently” is the problem here.
I hate the way these proximity based buffs (sorry Locks, Fel Intelligence making me dumb felt like a good place to start), or the temporary buffs overwrite other more permanent buffs.
It’s not so bad if you are in a party or raid group where you can be sure to be near a living Lock (god forbid they stand in the green goo though).
However somewhere like the BGs where you are likely to be with that Lock for moments and those moments may only ever be in the starting zone, the proximity buff is just painful.
A pain in the Mage table
The Mage goes to the trouble of personally buffing me, or blows a reagent to buff the whole raid… Then Fel intelligence pops and overrides the Mage buff.
Great, now I have an ounce more Int, for as long as I am near the Lock.
When the gates open, I will have no Lock, no Fel Intelligence and no Mage to buff my Int again.
Please Blizzard, change these temporary buffs so they dont remove the other buff, just replace it temporarily!
Gnomer and Out!
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