3v3 Arcane Mage

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This is a guide about how to build Arcane Mages for 3v3 . It summarizes what is working for the highest-rated players: stat priority, legendary, trinkets, gems, enchantments, talents, PvP talents, covenants, soulbinds, and conduits.

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Class Arcane Mage
Activity 3v3
Number of players 15
Highest rating 2782
Lowest rating 1564

Stat Priority

+120
8% Crit
+1167
35% Hast
+200
16% Mast
+1145
29% Vers

Based on the average stat bonuses observed on the gear of the 15 highest rated Arcane Mages in 3v3, the stat priority is:

  1. Haste
  2. Versatility
  3. Mastery
  4. Critical Strike

Race

Based on the 15 highest rated Arcane Mages in 3v3, the character races to choose are:

  1. Orc icon.
    O

    Orc

    3
  2. Human icon.
    H

    Human

    2
  3. Pandaren icon.
    P

    Pandaren

    2
  4. Gnome icon.
    G

    Gnome

    2
  5. Kul Tiran icon.
    K

    Kul Tiran

    1

Legendary

Based on the gear observed on the 15 highest rated Arcane Mages in 3v3, the legendary items to use are:

  1. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Neck

    9

    Gain the legendary effect of Heart of the Fae: Shifting Power can be channeled while moving. Each enemy hit by Shifting Power grants you 1% Critical Strike and Haste, up to 10% for 15 sec.

  2. Arcane Bombardment legendary item icon.
    A

    Arcane Bombardment - Feet

    9

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

  3. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Feet

    5

    Gain the legendary effect of Sinful Delight: Consuming Clearcast reduces Mirrors of Torment's cooldown by 4 sec. If Mirrors of Torment is dispelled the cooldown is reduced by 45 sec.

  4. Arcane Harmony legendary item icon.
    A

    Arcane Harmony - Hands

    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.

  5. Sephuz's Proclamation legendary item icon.
    S

    Sephuz's Proclamation - Neck

    1

    Reduce the effectiveness of crowd controlling effects by 10%. Successfully applying a loss of control effect to an enemy, interrupting an enemy, or dispelling any target will increase all your secondary stats by 80 for 15 sec. This effect cannot occur more than once every 30 seconds.

Trinkets

Based on the gear observed on the 15 highest rated Arcane Mages in 3v3, the trinkets to use are:

  1. Cosmic Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity item icon.
    C

    Cosmic Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity

    9

    Ilvl 275
    Stats
    +126 haste
    Effects
    Equip: Your spells and abilities have a chance to grant 272 primary stat for 20 sec.
    Set
    Set: Increases your Intellect by 175 and Stamina by 350 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.
    Rank Elite

  2. Cosmic Gladiator's Echoing Resolve item icon.
    C

    Cosmic Gladiator's Echoing Resolve

    7

    Ilvl 275
    Stats
    +122 intellect
    Effects
    Equip: Duration of incoming crowd control effects increased by 25%. Does not stack with similar effects. When affected, protects from the next spell interruption and crowd control effect, persisting for 12 sec.
    Set
    Set: Increases your Intellect by 175 and Stamina by 350 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.
    Rank Elite

  3. Cosmic Gladiator's Relentless Brooch item icon.
    C

    Cosmic Gladiator's Relentless Brooch

    5

    Ilvl 272
    Stats
    +119 intellect
    Effects
    Equip: Duration of incoming crowd control effects reduced by 20%. Does not stack with similar effects.
    Set
    Set: Increases your Intellect by 175 and Stamina by 350 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.
    Rank Duelist

  4. Cosmic Aspirant's Badge of Ferocity item icon.
    C

    Cosmic Aspirant's Badge of Ferocity

    5

    Ilvl 242
    Stats
    +109 haste
    Effects
    Use: Increases primary stat by 237 for 15 sec. (1 Min Cooldown)
    Set
    Set: Increases your Intellect by 175 and Stamina by 350 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.

  5. Cosmic Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity item icon.
    C

    Cosmic Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity

    2

    Ilvl 272
    Stats
    +125 critical-strike
    Effects
    Use: Increases primary stat by 313 for 15 sec. (1 Min Cooldown)
    Set
    Set: Increases your Intellect by 175 and Stamina by 350 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.
    Rank Duelist

Tier Set

Based on the gear observed on the 15 highest rated Arcane Mages in 3v3, the tier set items to use are:

  1. Erudite Occultist's Hood item icon.
    E

    Erudite Occultist's Hood

    15

    Ilvl 275
    Stats
    +128 intellect
    +269 stamina
    +101 haste
    +76 mastery
    Gem
    +16 Haste
    Set
    Set: Increases your Arcane damage dealt to enemies affected by Touch of the Magi by 10%.
    Set: Touch of the Magi's duration is increased by 4 sec and grants 25% mana regeneration for 12 sec.
    Rank Elite

  2. Erudite Occultist's Mantle item icon.
    E

    Erudite Occultist's Mantle

    14

    Ilvl 275
    Stats
    +96 intellect
    +202 stamina
    +45 haste
    +87 versatility
    Set
    Set: Increases your Arcane damage dealt to enemies affected by Touch of the Magi by 10%.
    Set: Touch of the Magi's duration is increased by 4 sec and grants 25% mana regeneration for 12 sec.
    Rank Elite

  3. Erudite Occultist's Leggings item icon.
    E

    Erudite Occultist's Leggings

    9

    Ilvl 275
    Stats
    +128 intellect
    +269 stamina
    +115 critical-strike
    +62 haste
    Set
    Set: Increases your Arcane damage dealt to enemies affected by Touch of the Magi by 10%.
    Set: Touch of the Magi's duration is increased by 4 sec and grants 25% mana regeneration for 12 sec.
    Rank Elite

  4. Erudite Occultist's Handwraps item icon.
    E

    Erudite Occultist's Handwraps

    4

    Ilvl 272
    Stats
    +94 intellect
    +195 stamina
    +38 versatility
    +93 mastery
    Set
    Set: Increases your Arcane damage dealt to enemies affected by Touch of the Magi by 10%.
    (4) Set: Touch of the Magi's duration is increased by 4 sec and grants 25% mana regeneration for 12 sec.
    Rank Duelist

  5. Erudite Occultist's Robes item icon.
    E

    Erudite Occultist's Robes

    3

    Ilvl 275
    Stats
    +128 intellect
    +269 stamina
    +54 critical-strike
    +123 mastery
    Enchant
    +20 Intellect & +6% Mana
    Set
    Set: Increases your Arcane damage dealt to enemies affected by Touch of the Magi by 10%.
    Set: Touch of the Magi's duration is increased by 4 sec and grants 25% mana regeneration for 12 sec.
    Rank Elite

Gems

Based on the sockets observed on the 15 highest Arcane Mages in 3v3, the gems to use are:

  1. Quick Jewel Cluster icon.
    Q

    Quick Jewel Cluster

    49

    +16 Haste

  2. Straddling Jewel Doublet icon.
    S

    Straddling Jewel Doublet

    10

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

  3. Straddling Sage Agate icon.
    S

    Straddling Sage Agate

    8

    +5% Movement Speed

  4. Deadly Jewel Cluster icon.
    D

    Deadly Jewel Cluster

    4

    +16 Critical Strike

  5. Masterful Jewel Cluster icon.
    M

    Masterful Jewel Cluster

    3

    +16 Mastery

Back Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 15 highest rated Arcane Mages in 3v3, the enchantments to use on the Back item are:

  1. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed

    13

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & Minor Speed Increase

  2. Enchant Cloak - Soul Vitality enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Soul Vitality

    1

    Enchanted: +30 Stamina

Chest Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 15 highest rated Arcane Mages in 3v3, the enchantments to use on the Chest item are:

  1. Enchant Chest - Eternal Bounds enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Bounds

    8

    Enchanted: +20 Intellect & +6% Mana

  2. Enchant Chest - Eternal Stats enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Stats

    7

    Enchanted: Primary Stats +30

Wrist Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 15 highest rated Arcane Mages in 3v3, the enchantments to use on the Wrist item are:

  1. Enchant Bracers - Eternal Intellect enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Bracers - Eternal Intellect

    14

    Enchanted: +15 Intellect

Hands Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 15 highest rated Arcane Mages in 3v3, the enchantments to use on the Hands item are:

  1. Enchant Gloves - Eternal Strength enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Gloves - Eternal Strength

    1

    Enchanted: +15 Strength

Feet Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 15 highest rated Arcane Mages in 3v3, the enchantments to use on the Feet item are:

  1. Enchant Boots - Soul Treads enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Boots - Soul Treads

    3

    Enchanted: Soul Treads

  2. Enchant Boots - Eternal Agility enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Boots - Eternal Agility

    1

    Enchanted: +15 Agility

Ring Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 15 highest rated Arcane Mages in 3v3, the enchantments to use on the Ring items are:

  1. Enchant Ring - Tenet of Haste enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Haste

    24

    Enchanted: +16 Haste

  2. Enchant Ring - Tenet of Mastery enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Mastery

    3

    Enchanted: +16 Mastery

  3. Enchant Ring - Tenet of Critical Strike enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Critical Strike

    2

    Enchanted: +16 Critical Strike

Main Hand Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 15 highest rated Arcane Mages in 3v3, the enchantments to use on the Main Hand item are:

  1. Enchant Weapon - Celestial Guidance enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Celestial Guidance

    14

    Enchanted: Celestial Guidance

  2. Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation

    1

    Enchanted: Sinful Revelation

Talents

Based on the talents observed on 15 highest rated Arcane Mages in 3v3, the talents to use are:

    1. Amplification talent icon.
      A
      15

      Amplification

      When Clearcast, Arcane Missiles fires 2 additional missiles.

    2. Rule of Threes talent 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%.

    3. Arcane Familiar talent icon.
      A
      0

      Arcane Familiar

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

    1. Shimmer talent icon.
      S
      7

      Shimmer

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

    2. Master of Time talent icon.
      M
      6

      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.

    3. Slipstream talent icon.
      S
      2

      Slipstream

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

    1. Rune of Power talent icon.
      R
      9

      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.

    2. Incanter's Flow talent icon.
      I
      6

      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.

    3. Focus Magic talent 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.

    1. Resonance talent icon.
      R
      10

      Resonance

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

    2. Arcane Echo talent icon.
      A
      5

      Arcane Echo

      Direct damage you deal to enemies affected by Touch of the Magi, causes an explosion that deals 114 Arcane damage to all nearby enemies. Deals reduced damage beyond 8 targets.

    3. Nether Tempest talent 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.

    1. Chrono Shift talent icon.
      C
      15

      Chrono Shift

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

    2. Ice Ward talent icon.
      I
      0

      Ice Ward

      Frost Nova now has 2 charges.

    3. Ring of Frost talent icon.
      R
      0

      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.

    1. Arcane Orb talent icon.
      A
      14

      Arcane Orb

      Launches an Arcane Orb forward from your position, traveling up to 40 yards, dealing 1,269 Arcane damage to enemies it passes through. Grants 1 Arcane Charge when cast and every time it deals damage.

    2. Supernova talent icon.
      S
      1

      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.

    3. Reverberate talent icon.
      R
      0

      Reverberate

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

    1. Overpowered talent icon.
      O
      9

      Overpowered

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

    2. Enlightened talent icon.
      E
      6

      Enlightened

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

    3. Time Anomaly talent 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.

PvP Talents

Based on the talents observed on 15 highest rated Arcane Mages in 3v3, the PvP talents to use are:

  1. Arcane Empowerment PvP talent icon.
    A

    Arcane Empowerment

    14

  2. Mass Invisibility PvP talent icon.
    M

    Mass Invisibility

    14

  3. Netherwind Armor PvP talent icon.
    N

    Netherwind Armor

    8

  4. Temporal Shield PvP talent icon.
    T

    Temporal Shield

    5

  5. Arcanosphere PvP talent icon.
    A

    Arcanosphere

    4

Covenant

Kyrian icon.
K
1
Kyri
Necrolord icon.
N
1
Necr
Night Fae icon.
N
2
Nigh
Venthyr icon.
V
11
Vent

Based on the covenants chosen by the 15 highest rated Arcane Mages in 3v3, the covenants to pick are:

  1. Venthyr
  2. Night Fae
  3. Kyrian
  4. Necrolord

Soulbind

Based on the covenants chosen by the 15 highest rated Arcane Mages in 3v3, the soulbinds to pick are:

  1. Nadjia The Mistblade icon.
    N

    Nadjia The Mistblade

    11

    The traits to use with Nadjia The Mistblade are:

    1. 11

      Agent of Chaos

    2. 11

      Familiar Predicaments

    3. 11

      Fatal Flaw

    4. 11

      Friends in Low Places

    5. 11

      Thrill Seeker

    6. 7

      Nimble Steps

    7. 4

      Sinful Preservation

  2. Korayn icon.
    K

    Korayn

    2

    The traits to use with Korayn are:

    1. 2

      First Strike

    2. 2

      Get In Formation

    3. 2

      Horn of the Wild Hunt

    4. 2

      Hunt's Exhilaration

    5. 2

      Wild Hunt Strategem

    6. 2

      Wild Hunt Tactics

  3. Pelagos icon.
    P

    Pelagos

    1

    The traits to use with Pelagos are:

    1. 1

      Bond of Friendship

    2. 1

      Combat Meditation

    3. 1

      Focusing Mantra

    4. 1

      Let Go of the Past

    5. 1

      Newfound Resolve

    6. 1

      Path of the Devoted

  4. Plague Deviser Marileth icon.
    P

    Plague Deviser Marileth

    1

    The traits to use with Plague Deviser Marileth are:

    1. 1

      Kevin's Keyring

    2. 1

      Kevin's Oozeling

    3. 1

      Plaguey's Preemptive Strike

    4. 1

      Ultimate Form

    5. 1

      Undulating Maneuvers

    6. 1

      Volatile Solvent

potency conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 15 highest rated Arcane Mages in 3v3, the potency conduits to use are:

  1. Arcane Prodigy conduit icon.
    A

    Arcane Prodigy

    13

  2. Magi's Brand conduit icon.
    M

    Magi's Brand

    11

  3. Siphoned Malice conduit icon.
    S

    Siphoned Malice

    11

endurance conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 15 highest rated Arcane Mages in 3v3, the endurance conduits to use are:

  1. Tempest Barrier conduit icon.
    T

    Tempest Barrier

    11

  2. Cryo-Freeze conduit icon.
    C

    Cryo-Freeze

    9

  3. Diverted Energy conduit icon.
    D

    Diverted Energy

    4

finesse conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 15 highest rated Arcane Mages in 3v3, the finesse conduits to use are:

  1. Flow of Time conduit icon.
    F

    Flow of Time

    15

  2. Grounding Surge conduit icon.
    G

    Grounding Surge

    4

  3. Winter's Protection conduit icon.
    W

    Winter's Protection

    3