Arcane Mage Stats, Races & Consumables guide

Patch 10.1 Last Updated: 24th Apr, 2023
Tamir Arcane Mage Author

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

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


For horde, I recommend - Troll/Orc.


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


Main stat + Critical Strike


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