Fire Mage

Patch 8.1.5

Written by Philwestside Last Updated: 9th May, 2019

Stat Priorities

Stat Ranking

  1. Haste
  2. Versatility
  3. Crit
  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 way more accurate result.

Stat Recommendations

Crit increases your chance to critically strike.

Haste decreases the cast time of your spells and lowers the global cooldown. Additionally, it also influences the cooldown on Fire Blast and the time it takes for Living Bomb to explode.

Versatility gives flat damage done increases and damage taken reductions.

Mastery (Mastery: Ignite) increases the damage your Ignite dot does.

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 - Dwarf

Remember though, some racials have uses that would benefit you more. For example the Blood Elf AoE dispel (Arcane Torrent) has it’s uses, mostly in Mythic+ and Night Elf can shadowmeld. So don’t mind it too much.

Enchants

Weapon - Torrent of Elements

Ring - Pact of Haste

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

Gems

Gems - Quick Owlseye

Consumables

Potion: Battle Potion of Intellect

Food: Sanguinated Feast or Bountiful Captain's Feast > Boralus Blood Sausage

Flask: Flask of the Endless Fathoms

Rune: Battle-Scarred Augment Rune