mm+ Arcane Mage

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This is a guide about how to build Arcane Mages for Mythic+ . 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 Mythic+
Number of players 50
Highest rating 3585
Lowest rating 3165

Stat Priority

+887
30% Crit
+401
12% Hast
+560
29% Mast
+606
15% Vers

Based on the average stat bonuses observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Arcane Mages in Mythic+, the stat priority is:

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

Race

Based on the 50 highest rated Arcane Mages in Mythic+, the character races to choose are:

  1. Troll icon.
    T

    Troll

    14
  2. Human icon.
    H

    Human

    8
  3. Orc icon.
    O

    Orc

    6
  4. Blood Elf icon.
    B

    Blood Elf

    4
  5. Pandaren icon.
    P

    Pandaren

    3

Legendary

Based on the gear observed on the 50 highest rated Arcane Mages in Mythic+, the legendary items to use are:

  1. Arcane Harmony legendary item icon.
    A

    Arcane Harmony - Hands

    31

    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.

  2. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Waist

    28

    Gain the legendary effect of Harmonic Echo: Damage dealt to enemies affected by Radiant Spark's vulnerability echo to your current enemy target and 4 nearby enemies for 25% of the damage dealt.

  3. Arcane Harmony legendary item icon.
    A

    Arcane Harmony - Shoulders

    19

    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.

  4. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Ring

    10

    Gain the legendary effect of Harmonic Echo: Damage dealt to enemies affected by Radiant Spark's vulnerability echo to your current enemy target and 4 nearby enemies for 25% of the damage dealt.

  5. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Feet

    7

    Gain the legendary effect of Harmonic Echo: Damage dealt to enemies affected by Radiant Spark's vulnerability echo to your current enemy target and 4 nearby enemies for 25% of the damage dealt.

Trinkets

Based on the gear observed on the 50 highest rated Arcane Mages in Mythic+, the trinkets to use are:

  1. Soulletting Ruby item icon.
    S

    Soulletting Ruby

    31

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +125 intellect
    Effects
    Use: Draw out a piece of the target's soul, decreasing their movement speed by 30% until the soul reaches you. The soul instantly heals you for 7,104, and grants you up to 1,123 Critical Strike for 16 sec. You gain more Critical Strike from lower health targets. (2 Min Cooldown)
    Rank Mythic

  2. Unbound Changeling item icon.
    U

    Unbound Changeling

    27

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +125 intellect
    Effects
    Equip: Your abilities have a chance to grant you 551 Critical Strike for 12 sec.
    Rank Mythic

  3. The First Sigil item icon.
    T

    The First Sigil

    17

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +125 intellect
    Effects
    Use: Gain the benefit of your Phial of Serenity and gain 1,310 Versatility for 20 sec. (5 Min Cooldown)
    Rank Mythic

  4. Inscrutable Quantum Device item icon.
    I

    Inscrutable Quantum Device

    14

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +125 intellect
    +58 leech
    Effects
    Use: ??? (3 Min Cooldown)
    Rank Mythic

  5. Moonlit Prism item icon.
    M

    Moonlit Prism

    5

    Ilvl 272
    Stats
    +125 haste
    Effects
    Use: Increases your Agility or Intellect by 37 for 20 sec. Your ranged attacks and spells cause this effect to stack, up to 20 times. (1 Min 30 Sec Cooldown)
    Rank Mythic

Tier Set

Based on the gear observed on the 50 highest rated Arcane Mages in Mythic+, the tier set items to use are:

  1. Erudite Occultist's Robes item icon.
    E

    Erudite Occultist's Robes

    50

    Ilvl 285
    Stats
    +141 intellect
    +303 stamina
    +56 critical-strike
    +128 mastery
    Enchant
    Primary Stats +30
    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 Mythic

  2. Erudite Occultist's Leggings item icon.
    E

    Erudite Occultist's Leggings

    50

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +132 intellect
    +279 stamina
    +117 critical-strike
    +62 haste
    +77 avoidance
    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 Mythic

  3. Erudite Occultist's Hood item icon.
    E

    Erudite Occultist's Hood

    50

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +132 intellect
    +279 stamina
    +103 haste
    +77 mastery
    Gem
    +16 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 Mythic

  4. Erudite Occultist's Mantle item icon.
    E

    Erudite Occultist's Mantle

    31

    Ilvl 285
    Stats
    +106 intellect
    +227 stamina
    +47 haste
    +91 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 Mythic

  5. Erudite Occultist's Handwraps item icon.
    E

    Erudite Occultist's Handwraps

    19

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +99 intellect
    +209 stamina
    +39 versatility
    +95 mastery
    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 Mythic

Gems

Based on the sockets observed on the 50 highest Arcane Mages in Mythic+, the gems to use are:

  1. Versatile Jewel Cluster icon.
    V

    Versatile Jewel Cluster

    90

    +16 Versatility

  2. Deadly Jewel Cluster icon.
    D

    Deadly Jewel Cluster

    51

    +16 Critical Strike

  3. Quick Jewel Cluster icon.
    Q

    Quick Jewel Cluster

    43

    +16 Haste

  4. Masterful Jewel Cluster icon.
    M

    Masterful Jewel Cluster

    6

    +16 Mastery

  5. Leviathan's Eye of Intellect icon.
    L

    Leviathan's Eye of Intellect

    3

    +7 Intellect

Back Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Arcane Mages in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Back item are:

  1. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Avoidance enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Avoidance

    26

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & +30 Avoidance

  2. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Leech enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Leech

    11

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & +30 Leech

  3. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed

    10

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & Minor Speed Increase

Chest Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Arcane Mages in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Chest item are:

  1. Enchant Chest - Eternal Stats enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Stats

    47

    Enchanted: Primary Stats +30

  2. Enchant Chest - Eternal Bounds enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Bounds

    1

    Enchanted: +20 Intellect & +6% Mana

Wrist Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Arcane Mages in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Wrist item are:

  1. Enchant Bracers - Eternal Intellect enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Bracers - Eternal Intellect

    50

    Enchanted: +15 Intellect

Hands Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Arcane Mages in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Hands item are:

  1. Enchant Gloves - Shadowlands Gathering enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Gloves - Shadowlands Gathering

    12

    Enchanted: Shadowlands Gathering

  2. Enchant Gloves - Eternal Strength enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Gloves - Eternal Strength

    2

    Enchanted: +15 Strength

Feet Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Arcane Mages in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Feet item are:

  1. Enchant Boots - Soul Treads enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Boots - Soul Treads

    11

    Enchanted: Soul Treads

Ring Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Arcane Mages in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Ring items are:

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Versatility

    44

    Enchanted: +16 Versatility

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Critical Strike

    31

    Enchanted: +16 Critical Strike

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Haste

    15

    Enchanted: +16 Haste

Main Hand Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Arcane Mages in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Main Hand item are:

  1. Enchant Weapon - Celestial Guidance enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Celestial Guidance

    41

    Enchanted: Celestial Guidance

  2. Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation

    9

    Enchanted: Sinful Revelation

Talents

Based on the talents observed on 50 highest rated Arcane Mages in Mythic+, the talents to use are:

    1. Amplification talent icon.
      A
      50

      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. Slipstream talent icon.
      S
      37

      Slipstream

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

    2. Shimmer talent icon.
      S
      13

      Shimmer

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

    3. Master of Time talent 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.

    1. Rune of Power talent icon.
      R
      50

      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
      0

      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
      50

      Resonance

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

    2. Arcane Echo talent icon.
      A
      0

      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
      47

      Chrono Shift

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

    2. Ring of Frost talent icon.
      R
      3

      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.

    3. Ice Ward talent icon.
      I
      0

      Ice Ward

      Frost Nova now has 2 charges.

    1. Arcane Orb talent icon.
      A
      50

      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. 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.

    3. Supernova talent 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.

    1. Overpowered talent icon.
      O
      50

      Overpowered

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

    2. 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.

    3. Enlightened talent icon.
      E
      0

      Enlightened

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

PvP Talents

Based on the talents observed on 50 highest rated Arcane Mages in Mythic+, the PvP talents to use are:

  1. Arcane Empowerment PvP talent icon.
    A

    Arcane Empowerment

    31

  2. Arcanosphere PvP talent icon.
    A

    Arcanosphere

    25

  3. Mass Invisibility PvP talent icon.
    M

    Mass Invisibility

    17

  4. Temporal Shield PvP talent icon.
    T

    Temporal Shield

    17

  5. Master of Escape PvP talent icon.
    M

    Master of Escape

    15

Covenant

Kyrian icon.
K
49
Kyri
Necrolord icon.
N
0
Necr
Night Fae icon.
N
1
Nigh
Venthyr icon.
V
0
Vent

Based on the covenants chosen by the 50 highest rated Arcane Mages in Mythic+, the covenants to pick are:

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

Soulbind

Based on the covenants chosen by the 50 highest rated Arcane Mages in Mythic+, the soulbinds to pick are:

  1. Pelagos icon.
    P

    Pelagos

    45

    The traits to use with Pelagos are:

    1. 45

      Combat Meditation

    2. 45

      Focusing Mantra

    3. 45

      Let Go of the Past

    4. 45

      Newfound Resolve

    5. 44

      Better Together

    6. 35

      Bond of Friendship

    7. 10

      Cleansed Vestments

    8. 1

      Path of the Devoted

  2. Forgelite Prime Mikanikos icon.
    F

    Forgelite Prime Mikanikos

    4

    The traits to use with Forgelite Prime Mikanikos are:

    1. 4

      Bron's Call to Action

    2. 4

      Effusive Anima Accelerator

    3. 4

      Forgelite Filter

    4. 4

      Soulglow Spectrometer

    5. 4

      Soulsteel Clamps

    6. 3

      Regenerating Materials

    7. 1

      Resilient Plumage

  3. Niya icon.
    N

    Niya

    1

    The traits to use with Niya are:

    1. 1

      Bonded Hearts

    2. 1

      Called Shot

    3. 1

      Grove Invigoration

    4. 1

      Nature's Splendor

    5. 1

      Niya's Tools: Poison

    6. 1

      Run Without Tiring

potency conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 50 highest rated Arcane Mages in Mythic+, the potency conduits to use are:

  1. Ire of the Ascended conduit icon.
    I

    Ire of the Ascended

    49

  2. Magi's Brand conduit icon.
    M

    Magi's Brand

    49

  3. Arcane Prodigy conduit icon.
    A

    Arcane Prodigy

    48

endurance conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 50 highest rated Arcane Mages in Mythic+, the endurance conduits to use are:

  1. Condensed Anima Sphere conduit icon.
    C

    Condensed Anima Sphere

    40

  2. Diverted Energy conduit icon.
    D

    Diverted Energy

    33

  3. Tempest Barrier conduit icon.
    T

    Tempest Barrier

    16

finesse conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 50 highest rated Arcane Mages in Mythic+, the finesse conduits to use are:

  1. Flow of Time conduit icon.
    F

    Flow of Time

    30

  2. Grounding Surge conduit icon.
    G

    Grounding Surge

    12

  3. Incantation of Swiftness conduit icon.
    I

    Incantation of Swiftness

    3