Arcane Mage talents guide

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

Talent Builds

Single Target (Raid)

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Key points about the single target build:

We want to pick Arcane Surge + Radiant Spark + Touch of the Magi / Arcane Harmony with Evocation as our DPS CD for a big main stat buff increase.

I don't recommend taking conjure mana gem because there is a lot of weird interaction with this talent currently, and it's not user-friendly + it's taking up a bag slot. Mana regen is not an issue for arcane mages once you reach enough mastery, so you have other better talents with this build.

The reason why I suggest picking time anomaly instead of temporal warp is that it helps with our mana regeneration early on when we can't get high enough mastery (you can pick temporal warp on fights; you use bloodlust on the pull to benefit from multiple bloodlusts)

While on the class tree, we get the survivability with Greater invis / Mirror Image + Alter time and shifting power for faster cd recovery.

Mythic+ & AoE

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Key points about the AoE And Mythic+ build

The focus of this build is similar to the single target build we looked at, and the playstyles are also very similar.

Instead of Nether tempest, I recommend picking reverberate since it has more interaction with our barrage + mana regen and Arcane Barrage into Arcane orb into Arcane barrage combos with Arcane Bombartment.

Alternatively, if you feel like mana is not an issue, you can swap out Mana Adept for improved clearcasting.

This build's focus is to stack as many arcane harmony effect stacks as possible (at least 18 stacks) then you want a big orb barrage into orb combos with targets that are on execute range from Arcane Bombartment.

More on that in the rotation section.

While on the class tree, you can alternatively swap reduplication for blast wave if you feel like survivability is not an issue, and you could use a bit more CC or ice nova for damage.