This skill is automatically acquired at level 1.
The Lore-master's Staff Legacy Fire Skills Critical Damage increases the critical magnitude of this skill by up to 25%.
The Lore-master's Staff Legacy Tactical Skills Direct Damage increases the initial damage caused by this skill by up to 10%.
The Lore-master's Book Legacy Fire Damage Over Time increases the damage over time caused by this skill by up to 15%.
The Lore-master's Book Legacy Fire Skills Critical Rating increases the critical rating of this skill by up to 648.
The Lore-master's Book Legacy Target Resistance (Damaging Skills) decreases the resistance to this skill by up to 1580.
The Lore-master's Book Legacy Target Resistance (Fire Skills) decreases the resistance to this skill by up to 1580.
The Lore-master's Book Legacy Wizard's Fire Critical Chance increases the critical chance of this skill by up to 9%.
When used on a Flank event, the Lore-master will receive a significant heal. By choice of their pet (especially the Eagle has a high flank rate, although the Raven also flanks much) Lore-masters can choose to go for a strategy in which they heal themselves through these flank heals.
Note that this skill is currently (writing September 2018, most current Update 22.5) bugged and incorrectly bestows a single power restore in addition to the intended health restore.
This skill is a reference to the story of Bilbo's journey to the dragon Smaug, in which the wizard Gandalf saves the day when they are high in trees, surrounded by goblins and wargs. The name of the skill is mentioned when Beorn returns from scouting the goblins afterwards:
"From these he (Beorn, red.) had got news: the goblin patrols were still hunting with Wargs for the dwarves, and they were fiercely angry because of the death of the Great Goblin, and also because of the burning of the chief wolf's nose and the death from the wizard's fire of many of his chief servants."
- Queer Lodgings. In: The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Lore-master draws a sign in the air with their staff, causing their target to burn from within. Small flames dance through the air around the victim for the duration of the dot. Each hit the chest lights up with a larger, yellow flare.