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Arcane Mage PvP Guide For 3v3

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Arcane Mage
Season 4
22 characters
2117 - 2625

Welcome to Murlok.io's Arcane Mage PvP guide for 3v3 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 Muryökusho (Ravencrest EU) , who is currently the highest-ranked with a rating of 2625.

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
    Muryökusho's character icon
    Muryökusho
    Ravencrest (EU)
    495 ilvl
    2625
  2. 2
    Pyllymake's character icon
    Pyllymake
    Kazzak (EU)
    492 ilvl
    2595
  3. 3
    Windshark's character icon
    Windshark
    Kelthuzad (US)
    489 ilvl
    2476
  4. 4
    Aleç's character icon
    Aleç
    Ravencrest (EU)
    493 ilvl
    2419
  5. 5
    Deepdiver's character icon
    Deepdiver
    Dun Morogh (EU)
    500 ilvl
    2408

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 3v3.

Secondary Stats
+265
8% Critical Strike
+5843
37% Haste
+2477
26% Mastery
+7014
34% Versatility
  1. Versatility
  2. Haste
  3. Mastery
  4. Critical Strike
Minor Stats
+21
0% Avoidance
+63
0% Leech
+523
10% 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 3v3, here are the other races that also stand out due to their advantageous traits.

  1. Night Elf race icon
    Night Elf
    13
  2. Human race icon
    Human
    2
  3. Gnome race icon
    Gnome
    2
  4. Blood Elf race icon
    Blood Elf
    1
  5. Goblin race icon
    Goblin
    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
22
Ice Block
22
Overflowing Energy
22
Incanter's Flow
22
Winter's Protection
4
Spellsteal
22
Tempest Barrier
0
Incantation of Swiftness
2
Remove Curse
17
Arcane Warding
12
Mirror Image
18
Shifting Power
22
Alter Time
22
Cryo-Freeze
0
Reduplication
0
Quick Witted
22
Mass Polymorph
1
Slow
19
Master of Time
22
Diverted Energy
0
Ring of Frost
22
Ice Nova
22
Shimmer
16
Mass Slow
0
Blast Wave
22
Improved Frost Nova
8
Rigid Ice
1
Tome of Rhonin
20
Tome of Antonidas
22
Volatile Detonation
22
Energized Barriers
22
Frigid Winds
3
Flow of Time
22
Temporal Velocity
22
Ice Ward
0
Freezing Cold
0
Time Manipulation
22
Displacement
22
Accumulative Shielding
14
Greater Invisibility
22
Dragon's Breath
22
Ice Cold
0
Time Anomaly
21
Mass Barrier
22

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
22
Arcane Orb
22
Reverberate
0
Concentrated Power
22
Arcane Tempo
22
Improved Arcane Missiles
22
Arcane Surge
22
Crackling Energy
21
Nether Precision
22
Rule of Threes
0
Charged Orb
22
Resonance
22
Mana Adept
1
Slipstream
22
Amplification
22
Presence of Mind
22
Foresight
0
Arcing Cleave
22
Nether Tempest
22
Improved Prismatic Barrier
5
Impetus
1
Improved Clearcasting
22
Chrono Shift
21
Touch of the Magi
22
Supernova
1
Evocation
1
Enlightened
22
Arcane Echo
19
Arcane Bombardment
22
Illuminated Thoughts
22
Conjure Mana Gem
0
Siphon Storm
1
Prodigious Savant
21
Radiant Spark
0
Concentration
22
Cascading Power
0
Orb Barrage
21
Harmonic Echo
0
Arcane Harmony
22

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
4
Improved Mass Invisibility
0
Temporal Shield
16
Kleptomania
1
Arcanosphere
2
Ice Wall
0
Ring of Fire
22
Master Shepherd
21
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 3v3, tailored for each equipment slot.

Head

  1. Wayward Chronomancer's Chronocap item set icon
    set
    Wayward Chronomancer's Chronocap
    22

Neck

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Necklace item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Necklace
    16
  2. Draconic Aspirant's Necklace item icon
    Draconic Aspirant's Necklace
    4
  3. Draconic Gladiator's Amulet item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Amulet
    1
  4. Elemental Lariat item icon
    Elemental Lariat
    1

Shoulders

  1. Wayward Chronomancer's Metronomes item set icon
    set
    Wayward Chronomancer's Metronomes
    22

Back

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Drape item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Drape
    11
  2. Draconic Warmonger's Cloak item icon
    Draconic Warmonger's Cloak
    6
  3. Draconic Aspirant's Drape item icon
    Draconic Aspirant's Drape
    2
  4. Wayward Chronomancer's Stole item icon
    Wayward Chronomancer's Stole
    2
  5. Draconic Gladiator's Shawl item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Shawl
    1

Chest

  1. Vibrant Wildercloth Vestments item icon
    Vibrant Wildercloth Vestments
    20
  2. Draconic Gladiator's Silk Tunic item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Silk Tunic
    2

Wrist

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Silk Armbands item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Silk Armbands
    13
  2. Draconic Warmonger's Bindings item set icon
    set
    Draconic Warmonger's Bindings
    7
  3. Draconic Aspirant's Silk Bindings item icon
    Draconic Aspirant's Silk Bindings
    2

Hands

  1. Wayward Chronomancer's Gloves item set icon
    set
    Wayward Chronomancer's Gloves
    22

Waist

  1. Infurious Binding of Gesticulation item icon
    Infurious Binding of Gesticulation
    14
  2. Draconic Gladiator's Silk Cord item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Silk Cord
    5
  3. Vibrant Wildercloth Girdle item icon
    Vibrant Wildercloth Girdle
    2
  4. Draconic Aspirant's Silk Cord item icon
    Draconic Aspirant's Silk Cord
    1

Legs

  1. Wayward Chronomancer's Pantaloons item set icon
    set
    Wayward Chronomancer's Pantaloons
    22

Feet

  1. Draconic Warmonger's Slippers item set icon
    set
    Draconic Warmonger's Slippers
    11
  2. Vibrant Wildercloth Slippers item icon
    Vibrant Wildercloth Slippers
    7
  3. Draconic Aspirant's Silk Footwraps item icon
    Draconic Aspirant's Silk Footwraps
    2
  4. Draconic Gladiator's Silk Treads item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Silk Treads
    1
  5. Treads of Fractured Realities item icon
    Treads of Fractured Realities
    1

Rings

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Ring item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Ring
    16
  2. Draconic Aspirant's Ring item icon
    Draconic Aspirant's Ring
    14
  3. Seal of Filial Duty item icon
    Seal of Filial Duty
    7
  4. Draconic Combatant's Jeweled Signet item icon
    Draconic Combatant's Jeweled Signet
    2
  5. Circle of Ascended Frost item icon
    Circle of Ascended Frost
    1

Trinkets

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity item set icon
    set
    Draconic Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity
    17
  2. Draconic Aspirant's Medallion item set icon
    set
    Draconic Aspirant's Medallion
    10
  3. Draconic Gladiator's Medallion item set icon
    set
    Draconic Gladiator's Medallion
    10
  4. Draconic Aspirant's Insignia of Alacrity item set icon
    set
    Draconic Aspirant's Insignia of Alacrity
    6
  5. 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
    11
  2. Draconic Warmonger's Spire item icon
    Draconic Warmonger's Spire
    5
  3. Draconic Aspirant's Staff item icon
    Draconic Aspirant's Staff
    2
  4. Draconic Warmonger's Dagger item icon
    Draconic Warmonger's Dagger
    2
  5. Draconic Gladiator's Greatstaff item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Greatstaff
    1

Off Hand

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Censer item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Censer
    1
  2. Draconic Warmonger's Branch item icon
    Draconic Warmonger's Branch
    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
    3
  2. Seal of Diurna's Chosen item icon
    Seal of Diurna's Chosen
    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 3v3.

  1. Vibrant Wildercloth Vestments embellishment item icon
    Precognition
    22
  2. Infurious Binding of Gesticulation embellishment item icon
    Mettle
    14
  3. Vibrant Wildercloth Slippers embellishment item icon
    Blue Silken Lining
    4
  4. Vibrant Wildercloth Girdle embellishment item icon
    Verdant Conduit
    2
  5. Elemental Lariat embellishment item icon
    Elemental Lariat
    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 3v3, essential for optimizing combat effectiveness.

Head

  1. Incandescent Essence enchantment icon
    Incandescent Essence
    3

Back

  1. Homebound Speed enchantment icon
    Homebound Speed
    20
  2. Homebound Speed enchantment icon
    Homebound Speed
    1

Chest

  1. Waking Stats enchantment icon
    Waking Stats
    16
  2. Reserve of Intellect enchantment icon
    Reserve of Intellect
    6

Wrist

  1. +200 Speed enchantment icon
    +200 Speed
    22

Waist

  1. Shadowed Belt Clasp enchantment icon
    Shadowed Belt Clasp
    11

Legs

  1. Frozen Spellthread enchantment icon
    Frozen Spellthread
    16
  2. Temporal Spellthread enchantment icon
    Temporal Spellthread
    6

Feet

  1. Plainsrunner's Breeze enchantment icon
    Plainsrunner's Breeze
    18
  2. Watcher's Loam enchantment icon
    Watcher's Loam
    1

Rings

  1. +82 Haste enchantment icon
    +82 Haste
    29
  2. +82 Versatility enchantment icon
    +82 Versatility
    8
  3. +82 Mastery enchantment icon
    +82 Mastery
    5

Main Hand

  1. Sophic Devotion enchantment icon
    Sophic Devotion
    19
  2. Sophic Devotion enchantment icon
    Sophic Devotion
    2
  3. 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 3v3.

  1. Energized Ysemerald gem icon
    Energized Ysemerald
    52
  2. Keen Neltharite gem icon
    Keen Neltharite
    24
  3. Energized Malygite gem icon
    Energized Malygite
    13
  4. Keen Ysemerald gem icon
    Keen Ysemerald
    12
  5. Fierce Illimited Diamond gem icon
    Fierce Illimited Diamond
    10