Arcane Mage Stats, Races and Consumables Guide

Patch 10.2.5 Last Updated: 23rd Jan, 2024
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Stat Priorities

Stat Ranking

Single Target

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

AoE Stats

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

Stat Outline

Critical Strike - increase our crit chance with our abilities (extremely effective inside the Touch of the Magi / Radiant Spark window).

Mastery - we want to get around 27-30% mastery to get a good mana regeneration mid-combat. It also increases our mana regeneration, our mana pool, and arcane damage.

Haste - provides us with faster cast speed. However, too much haste can cause mana problems.

Versatility - damage and healing increase, and damage taken is reduced.

The best way to calculate stat priorities for your character is to "sim" your character. Method Raider Jaerv has written a series of Metafy articles to help!

How to Sim in World of Warcraft

Races

For Alliance, I recommend Human or Night Elf or Dwarf or Void Elf. They are all reasonably close, so choose whichever you prefer.

For Horde, I recommend Troll or Orc or Tauren.

Enchants

Rings - Devotion of Critical Strike

Wrist - Devotion of Avoidance

Weapon - Enchant Weapon - Sophic Devotion (Main stat Proc)

Chest - Enchant Chest - Waking Stats

Cloak - Enchant Cloak - Homebound Speed or Enchant Cloak - Graceful Avoidance

Legs - Temporal Spellthread (Main stat + Increases Mana)

Belt - Shadowed Belt Clasp

Gems

Either Skillful Illimited Diamond or Inscribed Illimited Diamond

Consumables

Potions

Elemental Potion of Power - Main stat Potion for 30 Seconds.

Dreamwalker's Healing Potion - Healing potion on Demand.

Phials (Replacing Flasks in Dragonflight)

Phial of Corrupting Rage is our best choice for throughput.

Phial of Elemental Chaos increases your secondary stats for 1 minute, cycling the buff every 1 minute (can give Haste, Crit, Mastery or Versatility).

Phial of Tepid Versatility if you don't want to deal with the negative effect of Corrupting Rage.