Arcane Mage Stats, Races & Consumables guide

Patch 10.0.5 Last Updated: 25th Jan, 2023
Tamir Arcane Mage Author
Tamir

Stat Priorities

Stat Ranking

Single Target

  1. Intellect
  2. Critical Strike
  3. Mastery
  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

Find out how to sim

Races

Alliance

I recommend Human/Night elf/Dwarf/Void elf for alliance. They are all reasonably close, so choose whatever you like.

Horde

For horde, I recommend - Troll/Orc.

Enchants

Rings - Devotion of Critical Strike

Wrist - Devotion of Avoidance

Weapon - Sophic Writ (Main stat Proc)

Chest - Reserve of Intellect (Main stat and mana pool increase)

Cloak - Writ of Avoidance

Gems

Main stat + Critical Strike

Consumables

Elemental Potion of Power - Main stat Potion for 30 Seconds

Refreshing Healing Potion - Healing potion on Demand

Phials (Replacing Flasks in Dragonflight)

Phial of Elemental Chaos - increase secondary stats by 1 minute, cycling buff every 1 minute (Can give Haste. Crit, Mastery, Or Versatility)

Alternatively Phial of Charged Isolation - Main Stat increase as long as you are at least 10 yards to any allies