Is this a classic only thing? I am hearing "spellcleave" & "melee cleave" and no one says "AoE" anymore.When did this start?I am not talking about these AoE groups being popular, I am talking about the term.

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Cleave sầu does not necessarily mean AoE.Generally speaking, Cleave refers khổng lồ hitting a few targets, say between 2 and 4 at a time just to lớn assign some numbers, where as AoE refers khổng lồ hitting 100% of all targets within a given area of effect.With that said, the terms melee cleave và spellcleave are, I imagine, little more than gimicky names used khổng lồ refer to specific compositions. For example "Beast Cleave" used to lớn refer lớn a 3s comp comprised of a BM hunter, enhancement shaman, & holy pally.
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Cleave sầu in the context of classic applies lớn meless because they don"t have sầu actual aoe.Spellcleave sầu was just adopted from that when in reality it means mages & maybe a lock
Imo terms lượt thích that started around bc to describe different team comps. It just evolved from there, got more popular as expansions went on. KFC (kung fu cleave), Ebola cleave, thug cleave.... For classic it just means pulling a lot và multi target damaging them down. Spell cleave sầu for true aoes, melee cleaves for cleave sầu & sweeping strikes & blade flurry
Mechanically, "cleave" is a mechanic where you attaông xã one target, và targets around it get hit as well, while AoE is deliberately an area without a primary target.Both categories of spells & melee attacks exist both in Classic and Retail. Naturally, players are never going khổng lồ use the right terms at all times.
Is this a classic only thing? I am hearing "spellcleave" & "melee cleave" and no one says "AoE" anymore.When did this start?I am not talking about these AoE groups being popular, I am talking about the term.
Cleave = cone of coldAoE = BlizzardMelee doesn"t really have aoe, you could consider magma and fire nova totem technically aoe because you need to lớn be in melee range with them. But that"s really just a matter of opinion, hellfire from warlocks works similarly.
I bởi vì see this too. I think it"s just a gimmicky phrase lớn ask for spell caster AoE DPS, like Mages with Arcane Explosion and Blizzard.
Is this a classic only thing? I am hearing "spellcleave" và "melee cleave" & no one says "AoE" anymore.When did this start?I am not talking about these AoE groups being popular, I am talking about the term.
Originally the term started popping out during the early days of arena, it was first used for double melee comps that emphasized cleaving but later moved on khổng lồ become a broader term that means stacking any sub-group classes together.
cleave sầu teams are quite famous in aremãng cầu, but in pve ? never heard of it, và don"t even know what it meansbởi vì they mean aoe & replaced it with cleave? that would be stupid since writing aoe is easier & faster and make more sense than cleave
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Terms such as spell cleave sầu used lớn refer to PVPhường. arena comps such as running a mage và a warloông xã + healer in 3v3. Why it found it"s way over inkhổng lồ being used in PvE I"ve sầu no idea, but that"s where the term has seen use before now in WoW.

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AoE = Area of EffectCleave requires a primary target in which the damage then spreads to multiple targets.Warriors whirlwind is an AoE while blade flurry is a cleave etc etc.There are caster spells that are technically cleave sầu, but for simplicities sake almost everything have sầu became AoE or AoE around target.
Cone of Cold is not cleave sầu because it has no primary target. It"s still just AoE, albeit a smaller area.
A cleave is focused, aoe is not. You either cleave sầu off a target as the focal point or you are the focal point. Bosses cleave in a cone in front of them (& behind for dragons) as an example. AoE is just an effected area by spells.I understand what you are trying to say is a cleave sầu, but by your definition you are putting the boss ability which is the namesake for what we refer khổng lồ as a cleave và redefining it as an aoe, which it is not.
I dont know if people are trolling in here or just love discussing about semantics, the term cleaving something down is comtháng WoW vocabulary since atleast Wotlk when spellcleaves, wizardcleaves were rampart in 3v3 Arena since then every one is using it to lớn describe massive sầu AoE damage no matter if its coming from spells or physical damage.
Terms such as spell cleave used to lớn refer lớn PVPhường aremãng cầu comps such as running a mage & a warloông chồng + healer in 3v3. Why it found it"s way over into being used in PvE I"ve no idea, but that"s where the term has seen use before now in WoW.
It"s because there weren"t really names for dungeon comps. At least not any that stuchồng. So people looking for a specific dungeon setup used the nearest available term.
Is this a classic only thing? I am hearing "spellcleave" and "melee cleave" & no one says "AoE" anymore.When did this start?I am not talking about these AoE groups being popular, I am talking about the term.
Is this a classic only thing? I am hearing "spellcleave" and "melee cleave" và no one says "AoE" anymore.When did this start?I am not talking about these AoE groups being popular, I am talking about the term.

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I"m a Rogue. I have Blade Flurry. It allows my abilities to hit one additional target for 15 seconds every 2 minutes. When it is active, am I aoeing?
Mechanically, "cleave" is a mechanic where you attachồng one target, và targets around it get hit as well, while AoE is deliberately an area without a primary target.Both categories of spells & melee attacks exist both in Classic and Retail. Naturally, players are never going lớn use the right terms at all times.
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