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3v3 Arcane Mage

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This guide is about how to build Arcane Mages for 3V3. Each section enumerates what are the most used stats, items, or skills by the highest rated players. It is updated every day.

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Class Arcane Mage
Activity 3V3
Number of players 6
Highest rating 2956
Lowest rating 2057

Stats priority

+196
11% Crit
+557
17% Hast
+109
13% Mast
+1166
29% Vers

The stats to prioritize on gear. Based on stat bonuses observed on the 6 highest rated Arcane Mages in 3V3.

Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery

Legendary items

The legendary items to use. Based on the legendary items observed on the 6 highest rated Arcane Mages in 3V3.

Arcane Harmony icon.
A

Arcane Harmony - Shoulders

2

Each time Arcane Missiles hits an enemy, the damage of your next Arcane Barrage is increased by 8%. This effect stacks up to 18 times.

Triune Ward icon.
T

Triune Ward - Chest

2

Casting any Barrier spell grants the effects of Blazing Barrier, Ice Barrier, and Prismatic Barrier. Each absorb shield has 65% effectiveness.

Arcane Bombardment icon.
A

Arcane Bombardment - Feet

1

Arcane Barrage deals an additional 130% damage against targets below 35% health.

Arcane Harmony icon.
A

Arcane Harmony - Hands

1

Each time Arcane Missiles hits an enemy, the damage of your next Arcane Barrage is increased by 8%. This effect stacks up to 18 times.

Trinkets

The trinkets to use. Based on the trinkets observed on the 6 highest rated Arcane Mages in 3V3.

Sinful Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity icon.
S

Sinful Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity

5

Ilvl 226
Stats
+101 critical-strike
Effects
Use: Increases primary stat by 101 for 15 sec. (1 Min Cooldown)
Rank Elite

Sinful Gladiator's Medallion icon.
S

Sinful Gladiator's Medallion

4

Ilvl 226
Stats
+77 intellect
Effects
Use: Removes all movement impairing effects and all effects which cause loss of control of your character. (2 Min Cooldown)
Rank Duelist

Sinful Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity icon.
S

Sinful Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity

2

Ilvl 226
Stats
+101 haste
Effects
Equip: Your spells and abilities have a chance to grant 73 primary stat for 20 sec.
Rank Duelist

Sinful Gladiator's Relentless Brooch icon.
S

Sinful Gladiator's Relentless Brooch

1

Ilvl 226
Stats
+77 intellect
Effects
Equip: Duration of incoming crowd control effects reduced by 20%. Does not stack with similar effects.
Rank Elite

Gems

The gems to socket into equipment pieces. Based on the gems observed on the equipment of the 6 highest rated Arcane Mages in 3V3.

Quick Jewel Cluster icon.
Q

Quick Jewel Cluster

19

+16 Haste

Masterful Jewel Cluster icon.
M

Masterful Jewel Cluster

5

+16 Mastery

Straddling Jewel Doublet icon.
S

Straddling Jewel Doublet

2

Speed increased by 13 for each Shadowlands gem you have socketed.

Versatile Jewel Cluster icon.
V

Versatile Jewel Cluster

2

+16 Versatility

Deadly Jewel Cluster icon.
D

Deadly Jewel Cluster

1

+16 Critical Strike

Back enchantments

The enchantments to use on the back slot. Based on the enchantments observed on the equipment of the 6 highest rated Arcane Mages in 3V3.

Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed icon.
E

Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed

4

Permanently enchants a cloak to increase your Stamina by 20 and your Speed by 30.

Enchant Cloak - Fortified Avoidance icon.
E

Enchant Cloak - Fortified Avoidance

1

Permanently enchants a cloak to increase your Stamina by 20 and your Avoidance by 30.

Enchant Cloak - Soul Vitality icon.
E

Enchant Cloak - Soul Vitality

1

Permanently enchants a cloak to increase your Stamina by 30.

Chest enchantments

The enchantments to use on the chest slot. Based on the enchantments observed on the equipment of the 6 highest rated Arcane Mages in 3V3.

Enchant Chest - Eternal Stats icon.
E

Enchant Chest - Eternal Stats

6

Permanently enchants a chest piece to increase primary stats by 30.

Wrist enchantments

The enchantments to use on the wrist slot. Based on the enchantments observed on the equipment of the 6 highest rated Arcane Mages in 3V3.

Enchant Bracers - Eternal Intellect icon.
E

Enchant Bracers - Eternal Intellect

6

Permanently enchants bracers to increase your Intellect by 15.

Hands enchantments

The enchantments to use on the hands slot. Based on the enchantments observed on the equipment of the 6 highest rated Arcane Mages in 3V3.

Enchant Gloves - Eternal Strength icon.
E

Enchant Gloves - Eternal Strength

2

Permanently enchants gloves to increase your Strength by 15.

Feet enchantments

The enchantments to use on the feet slot. Based on the enchantments observed on the equipment of the 6 highest rated Arcane Mages in 3V3.

Enchant Boots - Soul Treads icon.
E

Enchant Boots - Soul Treads

2

Permanently enchants boots to reduce your falling damage by 10%.

Rings enchantments

The enchantments to use on the ring slots. Based on the enchantments observed on the equipment of the 6 highest rated Arcane Mages in 3V3.

Enchant Ring - Tenet of Haste icon.
E

Enchant Ring - Tenet of Haste

6

Permanently enchants a ring to increase your Haste by 16.

Enchant Ring - Tenet of Versatility icon.
E

Enchant Ring - Tenet of Versatility

2

Permanently enchants a ring to increase your Versatility by 16.

Enchant Ring - Tenet of Critical Strike icon.
E

Enchant Ring - Tenet of Critical Strike

2

Permanently enchants a ring to increase your Critical Strike by 16.

Main Hand enchantments

The enchantments to use on the main-hand slot. Based on the enchantments observed on the equipment of the 6 highest rated Arcane Mages in 3V3.

Enchant Weapon - Celestial Guidance icon.
E

Enchant Weapon - Celestial Guidance

5

Permanently enchants a weapon to sometimes increase your primary stat by 5% when attacking, or using spells and abilities.

Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation icon.
E

Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation

1

Permanently enchants a weapon to sometimes cause your attacks to reveal the sins of your target, causing them to suffer an additional 6% damage from you for 10 sec.

Talents

The talents to use. Based on the talents observed on the 6 highest rated Arcane Mages in 3V3.

Amplification icon.
A
6

Amplification

When Clearcast, Arcane Missiles fires 2 additional missiles.

Rule of Threes icon.
R
0

Rule of Threes

When you gain your third Arcane Charge, the cost of your next Arcane Blast or Arcane Missiles is reduced by 100%.

Arcane Familiar icon.
A
0

Arcane Familiar

Summon a Familiar that attacks your enemies and increases your maximum mana by 10% for 1 hour.

Master of Time icon.
M
0

Master of Time

Reduces the cooldown of Alter Time by 30 sec. Alter Time resets the cooldown of Blink when you return to your original location.

Shimmer icon.
S
5

Shimmer

Teleports you 20 yards forward, unless something is in the way. Unaffected by the global cooldown and castable while casting.

Slipstream icon.
S
1

Slipstream

Clearcasting allows Arcane Missiles to be channeled while moving. Evocation can be channeled while moving.

Incanter's Flow icon.
I
1

Incanter's Flow

Magical energy flows through you while in combat, building up to 20% increased damage and then diminishing down to 4% increased damage, cycling every 10 sec.

Focus Magic icon.
F
0

Focus Magic

Increases the target's chance to critically hit with spells by 5% for 30 min. When the target critically hits your Intellect and chance to critically hit with spells is increased by 5% for 10 sec. Cannot be cast on self. Limit 1 target.

Rune of Power icon.
R
5

Rune of Power

Places a Rune of Power on the ground for 12 sec which increases your spell damage by 40% while you stand within 8 yds. Casting Arcane Power will also create a Rune of Power at your location.

Resonance icon.
R
6

Resonance

Arcane Barrage deals 15% increased damage per target it hits.

Arcane Echo icon.
A
0

Arcane Echo

Direct damage you deal to enemies affected by Touch of the Magi, causes an explosion that deals 111 Arcane damage to 8 nearby enemies.

Nether Tempest icon.
N
0

Nether Tempest

Places a Nether Tempest on the target which deals 190 Arcane damage over 12 sec to the target and nearby enemies within 10 yards. Limit 1 target. Deals reduced damage to secondary targets. Damage increased by 67% per Arcane Charge.

Chrono Shift icon.
C
5

Chrono Shift

Arcane Barrage slows enemies by 50% and increases your movement speed by 50% for 5 sec.

Ice Ward icon.
I
0

Ice Ward

Frost Nova now has 2 charges.

Ring of Frost icon.
R
1

Ring of Frost

Summons a Ring of Frost for 10 sec at the target location. Enemies entering the ring are incapacitated for 10 sec. Limit 10 targets. When the incapacitate expires, enemies are slowed by 65% for 4 sec.

Reverberate icon.
R
0

Reverberate

If Arcane Explosion hits at least 3 targets, it has a 50% chance to generate an extra Arcane Charge.

Arcane Orb icon.
A
6

Arcane Orb

Launches an Arcane Orb forward from your position, traveling up to 40 yards, dealing 1,286 Arcane damage to enemies it passes through. Grants 1 Arcane Charge when cast and every time it deals damage.

Supernova icon.
S
0

Supernova

Pulses arcane energy around the target enemy or ally, dealing 348 Arcane damage to all enemies within 8 yards, and knocking them upward. A primary enemy target will take 100% increased damage.

Overpowered icon.
O
5

Overpowered

Arcane Power now increases damage by 50% and reduces mana costs by 50%.

Time Anomaly icon.
T
0

Time Anomaly

At any moment, you have a chance to gain Arcane Power for 8 sec, gain Evocation for 1 sec, or gain Time Warp for 6 sec.

Enlightened icon.
E
1

Enlightened

Arcane damage dealt while above 70% mana is increased by 8%, Mana Regen while below 70% is increased by 20%.

PvP Talents

The PvP talents to pick. Based on the PvP talents observed on the 6 highest rated Arcane Mages in 3V3.

Arcane Empowerment icon.
A

Arcane Empowerment

5

Clearcasting can now stack 2 additional times, and increases the damage of Arcane Missiles by 5% per stack. Clearcasting no longer reduces the mana cost of Arcane Explosion.

Mass Invisibility icon.
M

Mass Invisibility

4

You and your allies within 40 yards instantly become invisible for 5 sec. Dealing damage will cancel the effect.

Temporal Shield icon.
T

Temporal Shield

4

Envelops you in a temporal shield for 4 sec. 100% of all damage taken while shielded will be instantly restored when the shield ends.

Kleptomania icon.
K

Kleptomania

1

Spellsteal now has a 30 sec cooldown, but steals all spells from the target.

Master of Escape icon.
M

Master of Escape

1

Reduces the cooldown of Greater Invisibility by 45 sec.

Covenants

2
Kyrian icon.
K
Kyria
0
Necrolord icon.
N
Necro
3
Night Fae icon.
N
Night
1
Venthyr icon.
V
Venth

The covenants to pick. Based on the covenants picked by the 6 highest rated Arcane Mages in 3V3.

Night Fae > Kyrian > Venthyr > Necrolord

Soulbinds

The soulbinds to pick. Based on the soulbinds picked by the 6 highest rated Arcane Mages in 3V3.

Niya icon.
N

Niya

2

2

Grove Invigoration

Healing or dealing damage has a chance to grant you a stack of Redirected Anima. Redirected Anima increases your maximum health by 1% and your Mastery by 25 for 30 sec, and stacks overlap. Shifting Power grants you 6 stacks of Redirected Anima.

2

Niya's Tools: Poison

Your interrupts apply Niya's Paralytic Poison to your target, dealing 1,549 Nature damage over 30 sec. Targets with Niya's Paralytic Poison take an additional 248 Nature damage if interrupted once more.

2

Run Without Tiring

While in Soulshape, you regenerate 5% of your maximum health every 3 sec.

2

Swift Patrol

Movement speed increased by 20% for 2 min after defeating an enemy. Combat cancels this effect.

Pelagos icon.
P

Pelagos

2

2

Combat Meditation

Radiant Spark increases your Mastery by 350 for 10.0 sec and occasionally expels Sorrowful Memories. Walking through Sorrowful Memories extends this effect by 3.0 sec. Combat Meditation may only occur once every 1 min.

1

Bond of Friendship

Defeating an enemy reduces the cooldown on your steward's non-Phial services by 30 sec.

1

Cleansed Vestments

You have a chance to obtain cleansed cloth and enchanting materials when you kill an enemy that yields experience or honor.

1

Focusing Mantra

Defeating an enemy lowers the cooldown on your Phial of Serenity by 1 sec.

1

Let Go of the Past

Using a spell or ability reduces your magic damage taken by 1% for 6 sec. Using another spell or ability increases this amount by 1% when it is not a repeat of the previous spell or ability, stacking to 3%.

1

Phial of Patience

Phial of Serenity heals you for 35% additional health, but all of its healing is done over 10 sec.

Korayn icon.
K

Korayn

1

1

First Strike

Damaging an enemy before they damage you increases your chance to critical strike by 25% for 5 sec.

1

Get In Formation

Your mounted movement speed is increased by 5%. Allies behind you within 40 yds gain this benefit.

1

Horn of the Wild Hunt

Soulshape increases the movement speed of allies within 40 yds by 10%.

1

Wild Hunt Tactics

Your damage to targets above 75% health and healing to targets below 35% health is increased by 10%. When your spells and abilities are enhanced this way, you gain 15% increased movement speed for 5 sec.

Nadjia The Mistblade icon.
N

Nadjia The Mistblade

1

1

Agent of Chaos

Door of Shadows disorients all nearby enemies at the target location for 6 sec when you appear.

1

Familiar Predicaments

The duration of incoming interrupt, snare, and root effects are reduced by 25%.

1

Friends in Low Places

You loot 20% more Infused Rubies, and dredgers throughout Revendreth offer you an expanded selection of goods.

1

Thrill Seeker

While in combat, you gain a stack of Thrill Seeker every 2 sec, or 4 stacks on killing an enemy. At 40 stacks Thrill Seeker is consumed to grant you Euphoria, increasing your Haste by 20% for 10 sec. Thrill Seeker decays rapidly while you are not in combat.

potency conduits

The potency conduits to pick. Based on the conduits observed on the 6 highest rated Arcane Mages in 3V3.

Magi's Brand icon.
M

Magi's Brand

3

Touch of Magi accumulates an additional 10.2% of the damage you deal.

Ire of the Ascended icon.
I

Ire of the Ascended

2

Radiant Spark increases the damage your spells deal to the target by an additional 8.0%.

Arcane Prodigy icon.
A

Arcane Prodigy

2

Each wave of a Clearcast Arcane Missiles reduces the cooldown of Arcane Power by 0.51 sec.

endurance conduits

The endurance conduits to pick. Based on the conduits observed on the 6 highest rated Arcane Mages in 3V3.

Cryo-Freeze icon.
C

Cryo-Freeze

4

While inside Ice Block, you heal for 94% of your maximum health over the duration.

Diverted Energy icon.
D

Diverted Energy

3

Your Barriers heal you for 42% of the damage absorbed.

Tempest Barrier icon.
T

Tempest Barrier

2

Gain a shield that absorbs 6.8% of your maximum health for 15 sec after you Blink.

finesse conduits

The finesse conduits to pick. Based on the conduits observed on the 6 highest rated Arcane Mages in 3V3.

Flow of Time icon.
F

Flow of Time

5

The cooldown of Blink is reduced by 3.4 sec.

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