Arcane Mage gearing guide

Patch 10.0 Last Updated: 17th Nov, 2022
Tamir Arcane Mage Author
Tamir

Note: This guide was written before Dragonflight was live

Gear

Tier Set

  • 2P - For each arcane charge, Arcane Blast critical strike chance is increased by 5% and Arcane Explosion Critical Strike chance is increased by 3%
  • 4P - When arcane Blast or Arcane Explosion Critically Strikes at least one target, The critical Strike of your next Arcane Barrage is increased by 10% Stacking up 4 times

Thoughts:

On single target, the tier set has no real interaction with our toolkit since our 2p heavily wants us to use arcane blast, which goes against the usual playstyle. Unfortunately, the tier set does not synergize well with our toolkit.

The 4 piece offers us a damage amplifier based on the arcane barrage, which we like because it allows us to try and force a critical strike on our barrage, which is a very desirable outcome.

arcane barrage, has the most significant impact on our damage. When playing with arcane harmony and radiant spark the set bonus as a whole gives us a lot of damage since you will be casting arcane blast inside the radiant spark window to stack up radiant spark damage.

The 4 piece bonus (which affects arcane barrage) has a massive amplification bonus especially if it crits. Radiant Spark puts a debuff on the target that stacks up to 4 times. Each stack increases your damage by 10 - 20 - 30 and 40%. So, we want our Arcane Barage to hit the target when Radiant Spark is on the last stack to do maximum damage.

Final thoughts:

The Tier Set won't change our playstyle or rotation entirely, however it will make us hit harder with barrage which is a big portion of our damage as Arcane Mages