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Arcane Mage PvP Guide For 2v2

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Arcane Mage
Season 4
14 characters
2001 - 2368

Welcome to Murlok.io's Arcane Mage PvP guide for 2v2 in World of Warcraft. This guide lists the best stats, races, talents, gear, embellishments, enchantments, and gems for patch 10.2.7, based on the character builds of the Top 50 Arcane Mages from Dragonflight Season 4 across the US, EU, KR, and TW regions. This includes Hotheadbop (Malganis US) , who is currently the highest-ranked with a rating of 2368.

Updated every 12 hours with the latest data from the Battle.net API , the guide also examines each character's last time played, specialization usage frequency, and equipment type to ensure greater accuracy.

Top Arcane Mages

  1. 1
    Hotheadbop's character icon
    Hotheadbop
    Malganis (US)
    497 ilvl
    2368
  2. 2
    Pyllymake's character icon
    Pyllymake
    Kazzak (EU)
    495 ilvl
    2345
  3. 3
    Particle's character icon
    Particle
    Bleeding Hollow (US)
    494 ilvl
    2275
  4. 4
    Uní's character icon
    Uní
    Emerald Dream (EU)
    503 ilvl
    2268
  5. 5
    Shepherd's character icon
    Shepherd
    Kazzak (EU)
    496 ilvl
    2216

Stat Priority

Stats are crucial attributes that directly influence a character's power in World of Warcraft. They not only determine the character's strength but also define the overall feel and playstyle. Stat bonuses can be found on various pieces of equipment, in consumables created by the Alchemy profession, certain foods, some enchantments , and gems .

It's important to note that each stat experiences diminishing returns once its equipped bonus reaches +20%. This means that optimizing a character's performance involves more than just maximizing each stat; it's about finding a balanced distribution. Here is the optimal way to balance Arcane Mage Secondary and Minor stats for 2v2.

Secondary Stats
+240
8% Critical Strike
+6440
40% Haste
+2317
25% Mastery
+7170
34% Versatility
  1. Versatility
  2. Haste
  3. Mastery
  4. Critical Strike
Minor Stats
+0
0% Avoidance
+34
0% Leech
+601
12% Speed
  1. Speed
  2. Leech
  3. Avoidance

Races

In World of Warcraft, each race comes with unique traits that enhance character abilities or improve in-game quality of life. Although these racial traits typically offer minor advantages, they can still provide a competitive edge in certain scenarios.

With Night Elf currently being the top race for Arcane Mages in 2v2, here are the other races that also stand out due to their advantageous traits.

  1. Night Elf race icon
    Night Elf
    9
  2. Zandalari Troll race icon
    Zandalari Troll
    1
  3. Goblin race icon
    Goblin
    1
  4. Undead race icon
    Undead
    1
  5. Human race icon
    Human
    1

Class Talents

Talents are the main element defining a character's build, significantly influencing the playstyle by adding, modifying, and enhancing character abilities and behaviors. They are crucial in shaping how a character functions in battle.

Class talents represent a common tree shared across all Mage specializations. These talents provide foundational skills and enhancements that are essential and universal to the Mage class. They offer a range of abilities that lay the groundwork for a Mage's overall capabilities, regardless of the chosen specialization.

The following tree reproduces the in-game class talents disposition as a heatmap. Each color represents the usage frequency and general recommendation level of the talents:

  • Legendary : Represents the most frequently used talents. These are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Epic : Indicates talents that are widely used but offer flexibility for alternative choices. Useful in specific scenarios or personal preference.
  • Talents without color: Talents less commonly selected. They are typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier and may not offer significant value in most situations.
Prismatic Barrier
14
Ice Block
14
Overflowing Energy
14
Incanter's Flow
14
Winter's Protection
0
Spellsteal
14
Tempest Barrier
1
Incantation of Swiftness
1
Remove Curse
11
Arcane Warding
6
Mirror Image
13
Shifting Power
14
Alter Time
14
Cryo-Freeze
3
Reduplication
0
Quick Witted
14
Mass Polymorph
0
Slow
14
Master of Time
14
Diverted Energy
0
Ring of Frost
14
Ice Nova
13
Shimmer
9
Mass Slow
0
Blast Wave
14
Improved Frost Nova
4
Rigid Ice
0
Tome of Rhonin
14
Tome of Antonidas
14
Volatile Detonation
14
Energized Barriers
13
Frigid Winds
2
Flow of Time
14
Temporal Velocity
14
Ice Ward
0
Freezing Cold
0
Time Manipulation
14
Displacement
14
Accumulative Shielding
11
Greater Invisibility
14
Dragon's Breath
14
Ice Cold
0
Time Anomaly
14
Mass Barrier
13

Specialization Talents

Specialization talents constitute a specialized tree, providing Arcane Mages with unique abilities and enhancements tailored to their combat style.

The following tree reproduces the in-game specialization talents disposition as a heatmap. Each color represents the usage frequency and general recommendation level of the talents:

  • Legendary : Represents the most frequently used talents. These are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Epic : Indicates talents that are widely used but offer flexibility for alternative choices. Useful in specific scenarios or personal preference.
  • Talents without color: Talents less commonly selected. They are typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier and may not offer significant value in most situations.
Arcane Missiles
14
Arcane Orb
14
Reverberate
0
Concentrated Power
14
Arcane Tempo
14
Improved Arcane Missiles
14
Arcane Surge
14
Crackling Energy
13
Nether Precision
14
Rule of Threes
0
Charged Orb
14
Resonance
14
Mana Adept
0
Slipstream
14
Amplification
14
Presence of Mind
14
Foresight
0
Arcing Cleave
14
Nether Tempest
14
Improved Prismatic Barrier
4
Impetus
0
Improved Clearcasting
14
Chrono Shift
14
Touch of the Magi
14
Supernova
2
Evocation
0
Enlightened
14
Arcane Echo
12
Arcane Bombardment
14
Illuminated Thoughts
14
Conjure Mana Gem
0
Siphon Storm
0
Prodigious Savant
14
Radiant Spark
0
Concentration
14
Cascading Power
0
Orb Barrage
14
Harmonic Echo
0
Arcane Harmony
14

PvP Talents

PvP talents are specifically tailored for player-versus-player combat scenarios. Activated in arenas, battlegrounds, and the open world with war mode enabled, these talents are designed to optimize a Arcane Mage's performance in PvP encounters. They provide specialized enhancements and strategies that give players an edge in combat against other players, reflecting the unique demands of PvP gameplay.

The following tree reproduces the in-game pvp talents disposition as a heatmap. Each color represents the usage frequency and general recommendation level of the talents:

  • Legendary : Represents the most frequently used talents. These are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Epic : Indicates talents that are widely used but offer flexibility for alternative choices. Useful in specific scenarios or personal preference.
  • Talents without color: Talents less commonly selected. They are typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier and may not offer significant value in most situations.
Master of Escape
0
Improved Mass Invisibility
1
Temporal Shield
10
Kleptomania
1
Arcanosphere
1
Ice Wall
1
Ring of Fire
14
Master Shepherd
14
Ethereal Blink
0

Best In Slot And Gear

Gear consists of items that directly determine a character's power level. It can be acquired from diverse sources: dungeon, raid, world drops, crafted through various professions, obtained from PvP vendors, or chosen as rewards from the Great Vault.

Each piece of gear significantly boosts a character's overall strength and capabilities. Here are the top items for Arcane Mages in 2v2, tailored for each equipment slot.

Head

  1. Wayward Chronomancer's Chronocap item set icon
    set
    Wayward Chronomancer's Chronocap
    14

Neck

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Necklace item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Necklace
    9
  2. Torc of Passed Time item icon
    Torc of Passed Time
    3
  3. Elemental Lariat item icon
    Elemental Lariat
    2

Shoulders

  1. Wayward Chronomancer's Metronomes item set icon
    set
    Wayward Chronomancer's Metronomes
    14

Back

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Drape item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Drape
    10
  2. Draconic Warmonger's Cloak item icon
    Draconic Warmonger's Cloak
    3
  3. Wayward Chronomancer's Stole item icon
    Wayward Chronomancer's Stole
    1

Chest

  1. Vibrant Wildercloth Vestments item icon
    Vibrant Wildercloth Vestments
    10
  2. Draconic Gladiator's Silk Tunic item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Silk Tunic
    4

Wrist

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Silk Armbands item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Silk Armbands
    13
  2. Overengineered Sleeve Extenders item icon
    Overengineered Sleeve Extenders
    1

Hands

  1. Wayward Chronomancer's Gloves item set icon
    set
    Wayward Chronomancer's Gloves
    14

Waist

  1. Infurious Binding of Gesticulation item icon
    Infurious Binding of Gesticulation
    11
  2. Draconic Gladiator's Silk Cord item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Silk Cord
    3

Legs

  1. Wayward Chronomancer's Pantaloons item set icon
    set
    Wayward Chronomancer's Pantaloons
    14

Feet

  1. Vibrant Wildercloth Slippers item icon
    Vibrant Wildercloth Slippers
    10
  2. Draconic Warmonger's Slippers item set icon
    set
    Draconic Warmonger's Slippers
    4

Rings

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Ring item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Ring
    9
  2. Signet of Titanic Insight item icon
    Signet of Titanic Insight
    7
  3. Ring-Bound Hourglass item icon
    Ring-Bound Hourglass
    6
  4. Seal of Filial Duty item icon
    Seal of Filial Duty
    3
  5. Draconic Gladiator's Signet item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Signet
    2

Trinkets

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity item set icon
    set
    Draconic Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity
    14
  2. Draconic Gladiator's Medallion item set icon
    set
    Draconic Gladiator's Medallion
    13
  3. Draconic Aspirant's Badge of Ferocity item set icon
    set
    Draconic Aspirant's Badge of Ferocity
    1

Main Hand

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Staff item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Staff
    12
  2. Draconic Gladiator's Greatstaff item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Greatstaff
    1
  3. Quake-Detecting Seismostaff item icon
    Quake-Detecting Seismostaff
    1

Antique Bronze Bullion

Antique Bronze Bullion serves as a specialized currency in Dragonflight Season 4, enabling players to purchase specific items. Each item costs 2 bullions and can be upgraded to its maximum Mythic level.

Given that the acquisition of bullions is limited to 1 per week from defeating raid bosses and 2 from the Weekly Mythic Dungeons quest reward when available, here are the best items to buy to maximize your limited bullions.

  1. Seal of Filial Duty item icon
    Seal of Filial Duty
    2
  2. Quake-Detecting Seismostaff item icon
    Quake-Detecting Seismostaff
    1

Embellishments

Embellishments are unique effects that can be added to crafted items, either as predefined elements in recipes or through an optional embellishment reagent, creating embellished gear. These enhancements diversify and amplify characters' capabilities.

Given that only a maximum of 2 embellished items can be equipped at a time, here are the best embellishments for Arcane Mages in 2v2.

  1. Vibrant Wildercloth Slippers embellishment item icon
    Precognition
    14
  2. Infurious Binding of Gesticulation embellishment item icon
    Mettle
    11
  3. Elemental Lariat embellishment item icon
    Elemental Lariat
    2
  4. Torc of Passed Time embellishment item icon
    Blue Silken Lining
    1

Enchantments

Enchantments provide minor yet valuable enhancements to various items, including Head, Back, Chest, Wrist, Waist, Legs, Rings, Feet, Main Hand, and Off Hand.

Most enchantments are crafted via the Enchanting profession. However, Waist enchantments specifically require Blacksmithing, Legs enhancements are crafted by Leatherworkers, and Head enchantments come from the Incandescent Essence , a reward obtained through a quest in the Amirdrassil raid.

Enchantments are usually available at the auction house, making them accessible for upgrades. Here is a list of the top enchantments for Arcane Mages in 2v2, essential for optimizing combat effectiveness.

Back

  1. Homebound Speed enchantment icon
    Homebound Speed
    14

Chest

  1. Waking Stats enchantment icon
    Waking Stats
    13
  2. Reserve of Intellect enchantment icon
    Reserve of Intellect
    1

Wrist

  1. +200 Speed enchantment icon
    +200 Speed
    14

Waist

  1. Shadowed Belt Clasp enchantment icon
    Shadowed Belt Clasp
    8

Legs

  1. Frozen Spellthread enchantment icon
    Frozen Spellthread
    11
  2. Temporal Spellthread enchantment icon
    Temporal Spellthread
    2

Feet

  1. Plainsrunner's Breeze enchantment icon
    Plainsrunner's Breeze
    14

Rings

  1. +82 Haste enchantment icon
    +82 Haste
    19
  2. +82 Versatility enchantment icon
    +82 Versatility
    4
  3. +82 Mastery enchantment icon
    +82 Mastery
    3

Main Hand

  1. Sophic Devotion enchantment icon
    Sophic Devotion
    13
  2. Wafting Devotion enchantment icon
    Wafting Devotion
    1

Gems

Gems are crafted stones from the Jewelcrafting profession, typically offering stat bonuses to enhance your gear. These gems can be socketed into specific items such as Head, Neck, Wrist, Waist, and Rings. The presence of sockets on items is usually random upon their drop.

Notably, Neck items can be uniquely modified to have up to three sockets by using 3 Tiered Medallion Setting . Additionally, a single socket can be added to other eligible items with a Nature's Cradle , which requires 6 Aspects' Tokens of Merit obtained from the Great Vault.

Available through both the auction house and the crafting order system, the following are the top gem choices for Arcane Mages in 2v2.

  1. Energized Ysemerald gem icon
    Energized Ysemerald
    72
  2. Keen Neltharite gem icon
    Keen Neltharite
    19
  3. Energized Malygite gem icon
    Energized Malygite
    7
  4. Fierce Illimited Diamond gem icon
    Fierce Illimited Diamond
    3
  5. Quick Ysemerald gem icon
    Quick Ysemerald
    3