Fire Mage talents guide

Patch 9.2.5 Last Updated: 7th Aug, 2022
Tamir Fire Mage Author
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s1qs Fire Mage Author
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Recommended Talents

Fire Mage Firestarter Talent
Fire Mage Pyromaniac Talent
Fire Mage Searing Touch Talent
Fire Mage Blazing Soul Talent
Fire Mage Shimmer Talent
Fire Mage Blast Wave Talent
Fire Mage Incanter's Flow Talent
Fire Mage Focus Magic Talent
Fire Mage Rune of Power Talent
Fire Mage Flame On Talent
Fire Mage Alexstrasza's Fury Talent
Fire Mage From the Ashes Talent
Fire Mage Frenetic Speed Talent
Fire Mage Ice Ward Talent
Fire Mage Ring of Frost Talent
Fire Mage Flame Patch Talent
Fire Mage Conflagration Talent
Fire Mage Living Bomb Talent
Fire Mage Kindling Talent
Fire Mage Pyroclasm Talent
Fire Mage Meteor Talent

Recommended Fire Mage Raiding Build

  1. Searing Touch
  2. Shimmer
  3. Rune of Power
  4. Flame On
  5. Frenetic Speed
  6. Conflagration *
  7. Kindling\Pyroclasm

*In cases where cleave/AoE is needed, swap Conflagration with Flame Patch.

(check raid bosses for more info)

Fire Mage Firestarter Talent
Fire Mage Pyromaniac Talent
Fire Mage Searing Touch Talent
Fire Mage Blazing Soul Talent
Fire Mage Shimmer Talent
Fire Mage Blast Wave Talent
Fire Mage Incanter's Flow Talent
Fire Mage Focus Magic Talent
Fire Mage Rune of Power Talent
Fire Mage Flame On Talent
Fire Mage Alexstrasza's Fury Talent
Fire Mage From the Ashes Talent
Fire Mage Frenetic Speed Talent
Fire Mage Ice Ward Talent
Fire Mage Ring of Frost Talent
Fire Mage Flame Patch Talent
Fire Mage Conflagration Talent
Fire Mage Living Bomb Talent
Fire Mage Kindling Talent
Fire Mage Pyroclasm Talent
Fire Mage Meteor Talent

Boss specific recommendations and strategy:

Raid Bosses

Talents Discussion

Tier 1 (15)

Fire Mage Firestarter TalentFirestarterPassive
Fire Mage Pyromaniac TalentPyromaniacPassive
Fire Mage Searing Touch TalentSearing TouchPassive

Firestarter: Makes your Fireball and Pyroblast always crit when hitting a target above 90% health.

Pyromaniac: Spending a Hot Streak with Pyroblast or Flamestrike has an 8% chance to reactivate Hot Streak.

Searing Touch: An execute effect, Scorch deals 150% increased damage and always crits when your target is below 30% health.

Raiding: Searing Touch

Mythic+: Searing Touch

Searing Touch is the clear choice here as it gives you the damage generally. Not only is Scorch castable while moving, it's also an execute ability, which is valued highly in raids. However, firestarter gains value if the boss is above 90% for a while, examples of this is Lady Ashvane or Sludgefist. On Sludgefist people usually hold their cooldowns for the first pillar which means the boss is above 90% for a while and this results in a lot of crits in the opener, this means that you can get combustion on a 55 second cooldown after using it on the pull, which lines up perfectly with the first pillar break. Instances where firestarter could have more value is if they create a helya type of boss from maw of souls, who phases away at 70%.

When it comes to Mythic+, Searing touch will always be better, because you can snipe low health targets to generate hot streaks which allows you to spam more Flamestrike.

Tier 2 (25)

Fire Mage Blazing Soul TalentBlazing SoulPassive
Fire Mage Shimmer TalentShimmerInstant
Fire Mage Blast Wave TalentBlast WaveInstant

Blazing Soul: Casting Blink gives you a Blazing Barrier.

Shimmer: Blink has 2 charges and can be used while casting (has no GCD as well).

Blast Wave: Deals AoE damage around you and knocks away your enemies while inflicting a snare effect upon them.

Raiding: Shimmer

Mythic+: Shimmer

Shimmer is an extremely flexible talent that allows Mages more freedom when it comes to gameplay and is clearly the best choice.

Tier 3 (30)

Fire Mage Incanter's Flow TalentIncanter's FlowPassive
Fire Mage Focus Magic TalentFocus MagicInstant
Fire Mage Rune of Power TalentRune of Power1.5 sec cast

Incanter's Flow: A damage buff that increases and diminishes every cycle.

Focus Magic: A buff that increased crit chance of an ally, giving you Intellect and crit when your ally crits in return.

Rune of Power: A damage buff when you stand around the rune. Also gets activated when you use Combustion.

Raiding: Rune of Power

Mythic+: Rune of Power

Rune of Power is the clear choice as Fire Mage works around burst phases, and the talent provides the biggest damage increase over a short time period.

Tier 4 (35)

Fire Mage Flame On TalentFlame OnPassive
Fire Mage Alexstrasza's Fury TalentAlexstrasza's FuryPassive
Fire Mage From the Ashes TalentFrom the AshesPassive

Flame On: You have 3 Fire Blast charges.

Alexstrasza's Fury: Dragon's Breath always crits for increased damage and makes your next Pyroblast do more damage.

From the Ashes: Increases mastery when Phoenix Flames is on cooldown and your crits reduce the cooldown of Phoenix Flames.

Raiding: Flame On

Mythic+: Flame On

Flame On is the best choice currently as having 3 Fire Blast charges is an invaluable effect and synergizes well with Infernal Cascade.

Tier 5 (40)

Fire Mage Frenetic Speed TalentFrenetic SpeedPassive
Fire Mage Ice Ward TalentIce WardPassive
Fire Mage Ring of Frost TalentRing of Frost2 sec cast

Frenetic Speed: Speed boost when you Scorch.

Ice Ward: Grants you 2 Frost Nova charges.

Ring of Frost: A ring that incapacitates targets that walk into it.

Raiding: Frenetic Speed

Mythic+: Frenetic Speed

Frenetic Speed is the best as having extra speed is always handy. However in PvP Ring of Frost is a must, as well as in some mythic+ dungeons.

Tier 6 (45)

Fire Mage Flame Patch TalentFlame PatchPassive
Fire Mage Conflagration TalentConflagrationPassive
Fire Mage Living Bomb TalentLiving BombInstant

Flame Patch: Causes Flamestrike to leave a patch of burning ground that deals damage to enemies over 8 seconds.

Conflagration: Basically a passive damage increase.

Living Bomb: A cleave ability that causes its target to explode and spreads the bomb to nearby targets.

Raiding: Conflagration, provides the biggest single target increase.

Mythic+: Flame Patch, as it’s currently the strongest AoE talent.

Tier 7 (50)

Fire Mage Kindling TalentKindlingPassive
Fire Mage Pyroclasm TalentPyroclasmPassive
Fire Mage Meteor TalentMeteorInstant

Kindling: Reduces the cooldown of Combustion when you crit with your abilities. It gained a lot of value lately after our 2 piece got buffed to 4 seconds instead of 2.

Pyroclasm: A proc that empowers your next non-instant Pyroblast.

Even tho kindling might be the go-to in some fights, Pyroclasm combined with Power Infusion can outshine kindling.

Meteor: An AoE damage spell on a targeted location. It deals damage on impact and leaves a patch that deals damage over time. 

Raiding: Pyroclasm - Works Really well in combination with the new Legendary Sun King’s blessing which can result in a very Sustained Single Target Damage.

Mythic+: Kindling

Mythic+: Kindling as Night Fae you need combustion to be up for specific situations or any type of damage checks.

As Venthyr combustion will be up roughly about 1:30 minutes, and as Night Fae, it should line up around the 1-minute mark.

Kindling synergizes well with Shifting Power, which makes the cooldown of Combustion 1 minute.

In PvP all 3 talents have potential, in arena you mainly want to choose between meteor and kindling.

In RBG’s you can play pyroclasm to oneshot people but it is really hard to pull off if enemies pay attention to your casts.