Arcane Mage

Patch 9.0.5

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Last Updated: 19th Apr, 2021

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.

Burn Phase Single Target

  1. Arcane blast pre-pull
  2. Arcane Orb
  3. Arcane blast 
  4. Rune of power
  5. Arcane blast until you have 3x clearcast or below 35% mana
  6. Touch of the Magi
  7. Arcane power
  8. 3x Arcane missiles
  9. Presence of Mind
  10. 3x Arcane blast
  11. Arcane blast / clearcasting till the end of Arcane Power
  12. Rune of power after Arcane Power ends
  13. Dump all mana on arcane blast and use clearcasting procs
  14. Shifting power 
  15. Evocation and enter conserve phase

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