Arcane Mage

Patch 8.3

Written by Philwestside Last Updated: 11th Jan, 2020

Some content in this guide is based on PTR/early data

Updates will be made after raid progress is finished and more accurate information is available.

Stat Priorities

Stat Ranking

  1. Crit
  2. Haste
  3. Versatility
  4. Mastery
  5. Intellect

It’s important to understand these are basics and will probably not be the same for you, so please don’t fixate on these and sim your character for a more accurate result.

Stat Outline

Crit: increases your chance to critically strike.

Haste: decreases the cast time of your spells and lowers the global cooldown.

Versatility: gives flat damage done increase and damage taken reduction.

Mastery (Mastery: Savant): increases mana pool and mana regeneration. Also increases damage gain per Arcane Charge.

The best way to calculate stat priorities for your character is to "sim" your character

Find out how to sim

Races

Race differences are very small and it’s almost no difference between most of them.

For maximum dps you should pick:

  • Horde: Troll
  • Alliance: Void Elf

But remember some racials have uses that would benefit you more, for example Blood Elf AoE dispel (Arcane Torrent) and Night Elf Shadowmeld can be useful, mostly in Mythic+. So don’t worry about it too much.

Enchants

Enchant Weapon - Torrent of Elements

Enchant Ring - Accord of Critical Strike

However, it should be noted that you should also sim this as well to get the most accurate results.

Gems

Standard: Deadly Lava Lazuli (50 Critical Strike)

Consumables

Flask: Greater Flask of the Endless Fathoms

Potion: Potion of Focused Resolve

Food: Mecha-Dowel's "Big Mech"

Optional

Vantus Rune: Ny'alotha, the waking city (remember you can only use one of these per weekly reset)

Rune: Battle-Scarred Augment Rune (60 Intellect)