This guide is to help to build a PvP Arcane Mage that will thrive in 3v3.
Updated , it is based on the 9 highest-rated Arcane Mages in 3v3 leaderboards across the US, EU, KR, and TW regions. Ratings are ranging from 1525 to 2979, with the current top 3v3 Arcane Mage being Polyphia from Farstriders (US).
Each character's equipment type, active specialization history, as well as connection frequency are taken into consideration to keep the guide as accurate as possible.
Top Arcane Mages
Stats are attributes that enhance character abilities and define how it feels to play. Found on most pieces of equipment, object ameliorations, and consumables, the stats to prioritize for Arcane Mages in 3v3 are Versatility and Haste :
- Critical Strike
Sometimes, items can also contain minor stats that can add a certain value. Even though they are really hard to get since they are rare and random, the one to reach is Speed :
Each race in World of Warcraft brings traits that can potentially give an edge in achieving victory. That said, the best race for Arcane Mage in 3v3 is currently Orc .
Since cross-faction play is now possible, there are few barriers that remain for picking what offers the best racials.
Equipment is what makes characters stronger. The best gear is usually found in the great vault, dungeons, and raids. They can also be bought from PvP vendors and sometimes in the auction house.
Here are the best equipment items for Arcane Mages in 3v3.
Gems are jewelcrafting items. Created with the Jewelcrafting profession or bought in the auction house, they can be socketed into Head, Neck, Wrists, Waist, and Rings items.
Here are the best gems for Arcane Mages in 3v3.
Enchantments are equipment item upgrades. Created with the Enchanting profession or bought in the auction house, they can be set on Back, Chest, Wrist, Hands, Rings, Feet, Main Hand, and Off Hand items.
Here are the best enchantments for Arcane Mages in 3v3.