Post by MASDERCHEEF
(I've decided that of all the different forum subdivisions this could go into, the Lore
& Roleplaying would be the most fitting one)
So, what are your theories on how Mana Bombs (like the ones used in Cenarion Thicket, Firewing Point,
or more recently, Theramore
) work? I've heard some that they are possibly just a larger, more powerful variant of the Arcane Bomb,
so what if the actual explosive in the bomb works similarly to, say, a nuclear weapon? Blasting two slugs of mana-charged Arcanite together?
What ideas do you have, Wowhead community?
Post by Skreeran
Hey, just because I'm a massive geek, I came up with a theoretical design for a mega-mana bomb.
I based the idea off of fission bombs designed in the 40s, but with a magic twist (partially inspired by the megaspells from Fallout: Equestria).
The core spell is a transmutation spell: a small Philosopher's Stone is implanted into a core of a magical metal (like Arcanite or Fel Iron) that's been enriched even further with enchantments. A spell is carved onto the surface of the metal that utilizes the Philosopher's Stone to transmute the metal into elemental magic (say, Primal Fire, for instance). If Warcraft magic is anything like energy in our universe, the exchange rate from matter to magic would be quite high (thus, even a small amount of matter would yield a massive amount of energy/magic).
However, I would wager that in practice, the amount of mana that would be needed to cast a spell like this would be massive itself. Possibly more than any normal mortal could cast on their own.
The key, in my design, that would have made production of these bombs possible, would be the fabrication of something like a miniature Sarcen Stone
(which were used to direct the flow of Ley Lines) to gather and direct magical energy, and some kind of magical lens or mirror (probably based on the Focusing Iris) to focus the magic gathered by the Sarcen Stones into the transmutation spell.
So, I would put two lenses around the core, at the "North" and "South" poles, with twelve Sarcen Stones arranged as the vertices of a icosahedron, and twenty Arcane Bombs arranged around those a the vertices of a dodecahedron (the dual polyhedron of a icosahedron).
Put all of that into a housing with a detonation spell engraved onto it to simultaneously blow all your Arcane Bombs, and you've got yourself a mega-mana bomb.