Arcane Mage Overview
Welcome to the Arcane Mage Guide Overview, updated for World of Warcraft Legion Patch 7.1.5!
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Rotation & Abilities
Macros & Addons
Tips & Tricks
Every race except for Tauren can play a Mage.
Mages can use daggers, one-handed swords, staves, and wands.
Iconic Arcane Mage abilities:
: Increases your Mana regeneration rate and maximum Mana by 8.0%. Arcane Charges increase the damage of affected spells by an additional 4.00%.
Special Class Hall Rewards
Mages are on the
Vanquisher Tier Token
, sharing tier tokens with
Tier 19 set:
Your spells have an additional 5% chance to activate Arcane Missiles.
Casting Arcane Missiles reduces the remaining cooldown on Evocation by 2.0 sec.
Tier 20 set:
Activating Presence of Mind generates 4 Arcane Charges and increases your damage dealt by 10% for 6 sec.
Casting Arcane Missiles reduces the cooldown of Presence of Mind by 4.0 sec.
Not sure what race to play? Below is a breakdown of each race for this spec among players with updated
. Data is updated once per week.
s have the best racial bonus (
s on the Horde side, followed by
) and Goblins (
is Money). For the Alliance, Gnomes (
), Night Elves (
) are good choices. Pandaren are also very viable due to their
What Makes Arcane Special
Archmages of the Arcane are strong in their knowledge of the spec. Arcane makes use the powerful magics taught to them long ago to destroy their foes.
Mages use mana as a resource. Mana is used to cast spells such as
to name a few.
Arcane mages have
as well as
Arcane mages can do very well with massive AoE. Utilizing spells such as
. Arcane Mages in particular have
is your artifact weapon as a Arcane Mages.
All mages can summon portals to transport themselves or players to capital cities.
Arcane mages have a decent amount of burst Single Target damage. They can also sustain that single target damage throughout a fight.
All Mages start off as friendly with
is a city of mages.
Mages have a variety of
to sparkle while using Slow Fall and
to smolder after using Combustion.
In addition, they can change their Polymorph spell to turn critters into many cute animals besides sheep.
They can equip the legendary weapons
Other Flavor Items
All of these items are sold by
in Sisters Sorcerous for . The Initiate Pin costs instead.
: effect of old Glyph of Conjure Familiar
: effect of Dalaran Brilliance.
Changes in Patch 7.2.5
There were no changes to Arcane in patch 7.2.5. However, we have still updated the guide with gear lists etc, to reflect the state that the spec is currently in.
How to Use This Guide
Navigate between topics using the guide menu in the upper right hand of each specific guide page.
Follow the database links for more detailed information on spells and items. Our spell pages include many technical details as well as a log of changes for each data build and recent hotfixes.
If you import your character into Wowhead's
and Pin the character, you will get personalized gear recommendations when you browse the items database.
About the Author
Malon has been throwing fireballs at bad guys for more than 12 years. He raids with <Omen> on Emerald Dream EU, and his lifelong ambition is to have the Warlock class renamed to 'Fuzzy Cuddlebears'.
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