Arcane Mage Dragonflight Class Guide

General Information

Welcome to our Arcane Mage Guide for World of Warcraft: Dragonflight. We will help you to learn and master Arcane Mage in either Raids or Mythic Keystone Dungeons.

Last Update: 16-03-2023

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Basics of Arcane Mage

Arcane Mages are the only spell caster class that utilizes their manapool as a key mechanic. While above 70% mana, you deal more damage due your talents. With spells like Evocation and Arcane Surge, we can easily regenerate a lot of our mana back.

Stat Choice for Arcane Mage

General Stat Priority for Arcane Mage with our Build is:

  1. Intellect
  2. Critical Strike
  3. Mastery
  4. Versatility
  5. Haste

Basic Rotation

Read the Rotation and Cooldowns section for more in-depth information.

Table of Contents

Builds and Talents

General Talent Tree

Most Notable Talents

Rune of Power and Incanter’s Flow are located in the middle of our Talent Tree. Shifting Power, Time Anomaly and Temporal Warp, Dragon’s Breath and Meteor are located in the bottom row and have the most significant impact in our playstyle.

Other Damage Talents

Tome of Antonidas and Tome of Rhonin grant us 2% increased Critical Strike and Haste.

Crowd Control & Utility

Blaste Wave, Ring of Frost, Ice Nova, Mass Polymorph,Slow and all allocated Talents are increasing our Crowd Control. Spellsteal and Remove Curse can be talented to increase our overall Utility.

Defensive Talents

Invisibility, Greater Invisibility, Alter Time, Ice Block, Mirror Image and allocated Talents increase our Survivability.

Specialization Talent Tree

Single Target Talents
  • Presence of Mind causes your next 2 Arcane Blasts to be instant cast, with a 45 seconds cooldown.
  • Evocation is a 1.5-minute cooldown which increases your mana regeneration while channeling.
  • Arcane Harmony causes every missile shot by Arcane Missiles to increase the damage of your next Arcane Barrage by 5%, up to 20 stacks.
  • Conjure Mana Gem can be consumed to restore 25% mana and grant 5% spell damage for 12 seconds.
  • Arcane Surge is a new ability with 1.5 minute cooldown, which depletes all your current mana, deals more damage per mana spent but also increases your spell damage and mana regeneration for a large amount for 15 seconds.
Multi Target Talents
  • Arcane Orb launches an orb forward which deaks damage to all targets it passes trough.
  • Arcing Cleave causes your Arcane Barrage to hit 1 additional enemy per Arcane Charge.
  • Nether Tempest is a new ability, which deals damage to your target and nearby enemies.
  • Touch of the Magi applies a debuff for 10 seconds, which accumulates 20% of your damage done, which then explodes to all enemies nearby your target.
  • Arcane Echo causes your damaging abilities used during Touch of the Magi to explode for damage to nearby enemies.
  • Harmonic Echo causes the target affected by Radiant Spark to echo 20% of the damage done to 4 nearby enemies.

Mythic+ Talents For Arcane Mage



Rotation and Cooldowns

Basic Rotation for Arcane Mage in Single Target

Basic Rotation for Arcane Mage in Multi Target

Stat Priority

Stat Choice for Arcane Mage

General Stat Priority for Arcane Mage with our Build is:

  1. Intellect
  2. Critical Strike
  3. Mastery
  4. Versatility
  5. Haste

Intellect is your primary stat, meaning that Itemlevel is superior in most cases. Higher Itemlevel will also increase your Stamina and Armor that you gain.

Critical Strike increases the chance for your abilities and spells to deal double damage.

Haste reduces your global cooldown, your time to cast spells, and reduces the cooldown of many abilities.

Versatility grants you a flat damage and healing increase, but also a damage decrease for half of its value.

Mastery increases your Mana regeneration and maximum Mana. Additionally, it increases your Arcane damage.

The further we are getting into the expansion, the effects of diminishing returns start to limit your effective gain of your secondary stats. After reaching 30% (by rating) of any given stat, you will start to receive a penalty that reduces the gain from more of the same stat over this treshold.

Stat priority can differ on every character. Make sure to simulate yourself on Raidbots get the perfect results for you.

Gear and Trinkets

Best In Slot Gear for Arcane Mage

This List shows the current Best-In-Slot Gear for Dragonflight Season 1. Many Items can be potentially substituted with any Profession Gear, especially early on into the Season.

Additionally, there is the option for Profession Gear to be crafted with additional Buffs/Perks, which can benefit your character in certain situations.

Best Trinkets for Arcane Mage

This List shows the current Top 30 Trinkets of Arcane Mage in a Single Target Situation.

This list might not reflect the perfect choice for your specific situation.

Trinkets can differ at any boss or in different dungeons.

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Gems, Enchants and Consumables