PVE WotLK Fire Mage DPS Guide (Short)


PVE WotLK Fire Mage DPS Guide (Short)

Mage Guide

Patch: 3.3.5

Author: Legacy-WoW

PVE WotLK Fire Mage DPS Guide (Short)

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Welcome to our PVE Arcane Mage guide for WoW WotLK. This guide will show you what you need to know to play the Mage class as Arcane. If you follow this build you should be at the top of the DPS chart in no time!


This build is designed for new players and primarily uses Frostfire Bolt.

Fire Mage Build (Frostfire Bolt)

Fireball is the main ability used in this second build. This build is higher DPS and works better with high level gear. This build picks up Torment the Weak from the arcane tree. Torment the Weak still works even if the boss can’t be snared, it only cares about the debuff being on the boss.

Fire Mage Build (Fireball)

If you would like, with either build you can take a point ouf of Master of Elements and put it into Blast Wave.


Major Glyphs

Minor Glyphs


Gems can change based on your build, equipment and caps. You may need to adjust your gems to account for your gear.

1st Build

2nd Build,


You may need to adjust your enchants based on your gear but these are the standard enchants.

Stat Priority

  1. Hit (17%) (14% with talents)
  2. Spell Power / Critical Strike
  3. Haste
  4. Spirit (Increases crit rating)
  5. Intellect

Mages need 17% hit, 446 rating, to always hit bosses. Precision gives you an extra 3% hit rating. This lowers your cap to 14%, which is 368 rating.

Spell power and critical strike rating are your primary stats for this build. The more often you crit, the more consistent your DPS will be.

This spec relies heavily on Hot Streak so your crits are super important. You will need 45% crit for this spec to even be viable. You will need 71% critical strike chance to have a 50% chance of procing Hot Streak after casting a Fireball

Haste is really a secondary stat with this build. Just let it increase as your gear upgrades and don’t try to gem or enchant for it.

Spirit is an unusual stat that is very beneficial to a Fire Mage. Molten Armor converts your spirit into Critical Strike Rating.

  • Regular Molten Armor  converts 35% spirit to critical strike rating.
  • Glyphed Molten Armor  converts 55% spirit to critical strike rating.
  • Glyphed + T9 set bonus, Khadgar’s Regalia, converts 70% spirit to critical strike rating.

You can also use the Khadgar’s Regalia set bonus to buff with improved Molten Armor and then swap back to your regular gear.

Intellect is only useful when you first hit 80 and have mana problems still.


  1. Scorch
  2. Living Bomb 
  3. spam Frostfire Bolt (first build) or Fireball (second build)
  4. Pyroblast after Hot Streak procs

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