Fire Mage Shadowlands 9.2 guide

Patch 9.2 Last Updated: 1st May, 2022
Tamir Fire Mage Author
Tamir
s1qs Fire Mage Author
s1qs

Introduction

This guide was written by Siqs and has now been updated for patch 9.1.5 and 9.2 by Tamir.

My name is Tamir, also known as Tam1h, Raiding with Angered on Ragnaros EU. I’ve been raiding competitively since Warlord of Draenor, and Pushing High Keys as a Mage since Legion.

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What has changed

Strengths of the spec

  • Great single target
  • Very bursty damage profile, both on single target and AoE.
  • Cookie cutter build for every single scenario (Covenant, soulbind, conduits, stats, etc).
  • Good Pi/Fae guardians/conquerors banner target, Fire mage has a very high damage ceiling if you can gain any of these buffs.
  • Very durable.
  • Great at moving (specially when there's mobs below 30% HP)
  • 1 minute cooldowns are insanely overpowered for raid scenarios, and in castle nathria it gives a very clear advantage on most bosses
  • Access to Cauterize + Podtender if you are part of the Nightfae Covenant Which essentially making you Unkillable
  • Very Strong Execute Phase, Especially Combined with Sun King’s Blessing Legendary

Weaknesses

  • Very low consistent damage
  • Very poor damage if your having to hold DPS
  • Poor target swapping
  • Passive cleave outside of combustion is dead
  • Long combustion cooldown on AoE
  • If you can’t hit the boss you can’t reduce combustion cooldown
  • Requires mobs to live for long during combustion to have any meaningful passive cleave

9.2 Fire Mage Changes

During patch 9.2, fire mages got buffed on several aspects, making fire one of the strongest specs in the current raid.

  • Fire 2p got buffed to 4 extra seconds on combustion
  • Fireball buffed by 20%
  • Fireblast buffed by 10%
  • Pyroblast buffed by 6%

Buffing our single target damage inside and outside of combustion, is a welcome change!