Fire Mage

Patch 9.0

Written by Kaiser Last Updated: 6th Dec, 2020

Some content in this guide is based on beta or early data

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

Stat Priorities

Stat Ranking

For both Single Target and AoE the Stats are ranked:

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

Stat Outline

Intellect: Your main stat, it increases Spell Power.

Haste: Makes you cast more spells in general, which means more spells during Combustion and more crits for Kindling. Also makes your Flame Patch tick faster.

Versatility: Passive damage increase while providing damage reduction.

Mastery (Mastery: Ignite): Your Ignite. Each spell you cast adds to it. Currently not so strong, but usually becomes stronger later in the expansion.

Crit: Gives your spell a chance to crit. It’s not a high priority as fire mage already has a high base crit.

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

Find out how to sim



The best races for a Horde fire mage are Troll and Orc.

Troll is better for 2+ Targets as Berserking increases your haste by 10%, which makes you cast extra spells during Combustion. Use only during Combustion.

Orc is better for single target as Blood Fury provides an Intellect increase which makes your Combustion stronger.


For Alliance the Mechagnome is currently the strongest choice for Alliance Fire Mages, as it provides a passive Intellect boost.

The second choice is Dwarf as it provides a passive 2% crit damage increase.


Weapon: Celestial Guidance

Chest: Eternal Stats

Cloak: Soul Vitality

Bracers: Eternal Intellect

Gloves: Doesn’t affect performance, so choose whichever you prefer.

Rings: Tenet of Haste


Use 1x leviathans eye of intellect, then fill any remaining slots with Haste Gems (Quick Jewel Cluster).


Flask: Spectral Flask of Power

Food: Feast of Gluttonous Hedonism

Potions: Potion of Spectral Intellect (DPS potion), Spiritual Healing potion (Healing potion)

Oil: Shadowcore Oil

Chest: Heavy Desolate Armor Kit