Arcane Mage playstyle and rotation guide

Patch 9.2.5 Last Updated: 7th Aug, 2022
Tamir Arcane Mage Author
s1qs Arcane Mage Author

Playstyle & Rotation

General Rotation:

If you play Overpowered:

Always use Clearcasting stacks, even during burn and cooldowns. During a burn phase, focus on casting Arcane Blast until your below 8% mana. When you hit 8% mana or below, use Evocation.

You now enter the conserve phase, where I like to do a semi burn, which basically means that I like to hover at 30% mana, and I will use a mana gem if I go below 20%.

When you get to 30% mana, cast Arcane Blast 4 times then barrage until you get arcane power back.

Always use Night Fae on cooldown, but not during Arcane Power.

Always save Touch of the Magi for Rune of Power, unless you're doing burst AoE.

Kyrian single target opener

  1. Spam missiles on pull till you have at least 15 stacks of arcane harmony
  2. Radiant spark
  3. Touch of the magi
  4. Arcane blast
  5. Arcane blast
  6. Arcane blast
  7. Arcane blast
  8. Arcane blast and barrage during the arcane blast cast. 
  9. Arcane Orb
  10. Presence of mind
  11. Clearcasting/Arcane blast

Kyrian rotation in general

It's basically a build and spend playstyle. Use missiles to get to >15 harmony stacks, use orb and blasts to generate 4 arcane charges and use barrage to dump them. Make sure you have at least 40% mana before using rune, touch and radiant spark. Make sure you have 25% at the very least before going into arcane power. As kyrian mana management is more fluid and fight dependent. 

Non-kyrian opener

  1. Rune of power
  2. Spam arcane blasts until rune run out
  3. Touch of the Magi
  4. Arcane Power
  5. Clearcasting procs and missile spam 
  6. Presence of Mind just before touch of the magi expires and fit in an arcane blast
  7. Rune of Power after Arcane Power ends
  8. Spend all mana on Arcane Blast and use Clearcasting when available
  9. Evocation below 10% mana

Multi Target

  1. Touch of the Magi
  2. Arcane Power
  3. Arcane Barrage
  4. Arcane Orb
  5. Arcane Barrage
  6. Arcane Explosion till 4 charges
  7. Arcane Barrage

Conserve Phase

You can use 1 Rune of Power and 1 touch of the magi between every arcane power. The general consensus is to get 4 charges and dump them with arcane barrages.

  1. 4x Arcane blast
  2. Arcane barrage

When rune of power and touch of magi is available:

  1. Rune of power
  2. Touch of the magi
  3. Arcane barrage / Clearcasting procs
  4. Arcane Barrage when rune ends