Fire Mage Overview
Welcome to the Fire Mage Guide Overview, updated for World of Warcraft Legion Patch 7.1.5!
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Rotation & Abilities
Tips & Tricks
Macros & Addons
You should play a Mage if:
You enjoy having portals to major locations in the game.
You enjoy having different options on how to deal damage.
You enjoy bringing utility to your group.
You don't mind having eventually to switch specs depending on the fight.
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Changes from 7.1.5 to 7.2
was buffed to reduce the cooldown of
by 9 seconds, from 6.
has a new passive haste and movement speed bonus.
now triggers after six seconds, and the buff lasts for four seconds. Critical strike has been added as a third stat.
Mastery added to
as a third secondary stat.
New traits were added to
Changes from 7.0 to 7.1.5
has changed to grant a flat 15% increase to our critical strike chance, and 10% more from gear.
is now baseline for Fire Mages.
What makes Fire Special
Legion Ranged DPS Overview
Archmages of Fire. Masters of harnessing the elements of fire.
Mages use mana as a resource. Mana is used to cast spells such as
to name a few.
Fire mages have
as their only bit of mobility.
Fire mages of all the mage specs have the best AoE capabilities. Your mastery
does AoE, on top of that you also have
which does massive amounts of AoE and your artifact trait
is your artifact weapon for your main hand and your offhand is
All mages can summon portals to transport themselves or players to capital cities.
Fire Mages are strong in single target burst as well as AoE. They are the most mobile of all three specs, due to having the most instant casts and access to
Every race except for Tauren can play a Mage.
Mages can use daggers, one-handed swords, staves, and wands.
Iconic Fire Mage abilities:
: Your target burns for an additional 6% over 9 sec of the total direct damage caused by your Fireball, Inferno Blast, Scorch, Pyroblast, and Flamestrike. If this effect is reapplied, any remaining damage will be added to the new Ignite. Every 2 sec, your Ignites may spread to another nearby enemy.
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 (
) for Fire Mages on the Horde side, followed by
) and Blood Elves (
). For the Alliance, Worgen (
), Night Elves (
), Dwarves (
) are good choices. Pandaren are also very viable due to their
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
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.
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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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