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Mythic+ 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 2549
Lowest rating 2333

Stat Priority

+649
24% Crit
+415
13% Hast
+556
29% Mast
+421
11% 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. Mastery
  3. Versatility
  4. Haste

Race

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

  1. Troll icon.
    T

    Troll

    18
  2. Orc icon.
    O

    Orc

    11
  3. Blood Elf icon.
    B

    Blood Elf

    8
  4. Human icon.
    H

    Human

    3
  5. Undead icon.
    U

    Undead

    2

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

    49

    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. Arcane Harmony legendary item icon.
    A

    Arcane Harmony - Shoulders

    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

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

    47

    Ilvl 252
    Stats
    +98 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 4,924, and grants you up to 1,184 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

    16

    Ilvl 252
    Stats
    +98 intellect
    Effects
    Equip: Your abilities have a chance to grant you 181 Critical Strike, Haste, and Mastery for 12 sec.
    Rank Mythic

  3. Titanic Ocular Gland item icon.
    T

    Titanic Ocular Gland

    14

    Ilvl 252
    Stats
    +98 intellect
    Effects
    Equip: While your health is above 50% you are judged Worthy, increasing your highest secondary stat by 132. While your health is below 50% you are judged Unworthy, decreasing your highest secondary stat by 132.
    Rank Mythic

  4. Forbidden Necromantic Tome item icon.
    F

    Forbidden Necromantic Tome

    8

    Ilvl 246
    Stats
    +93 intellect
    Effects
    Equip: Your damaging spells have a chance to increase your Critical Strike by 75 for 15 sec, stacking up to 3 times.
    Use: Raise the remains of a fallen ally as a skeletal warrior for 30 sec. (10 Min Cooldown)
    Rank Heroic

  5. Cabalist's Hymnal item icon.
    C

    Cabalist's Hymnal

    5

    Ilvl 233
    Stats
    +82 intellect
    +47 speed
    Effects
    Equip: Join the Crimson Chorus. Every minute, your Critical Strike swells by 294 over 30 sec. before returning to normal. This effect is increased by 5% for each member of the Crimson Chorus in your party.
    Rank Mythic

Gems

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

  1. Deadly Jewel Cluster icon.
    D

    Deadly Jewel Cluster

    29

    +16 Critical Strike

  2. Quick Jewel Cluster icon.
    Q

    Quick Jewel Cluster

    27

    +16 Haste

  3. Masterful Jewel Cluster icon.
    M

    Masterful Jewel Cluster

    22

    +16 Mastery

  4. Versatile Jewel Cluster icon.
    V

    Versatile Jewel Cluster

    20

    +16 Versatility

  5. Leviathan's Eye of Intellect icon.
    L

    Leviathan's Eye of Intellect

    2

    +7 Intellect

Domination Shards

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

  1. Foreboding Shard of Dyz icon.
    F

    Foreboding Shard of Dyz

    22

    |CFF20ff20Damaging a target increases your damage done to that target by 0.44% for 4 sec, stacking up to 3 times.|R

  2. Portentous Shard of Dyz icon.
    P

    Portentous Shard of Dyz

    14

    |CFF20ff20Damaging a target increases your damage done to that target by 0.50% for 4 sec, stacking up to 3 times.|R

  3. Foreboding Shard of Zed icon.
    F

    Foreboding Shard of Zed

    12

    |CFF20ff20Your helpful spells and abilities have a chance to grant your target an Unholy Aura, draining 297 health from nearby enemies every 2 sec for 10 sec.|R

  4. Foreboding Shard of Oth icon.
    F

    Foreboding Shard of Oth

    10

    |CFF20ff20Your Speed is increased by 45|R

  5. Shard of Bek icon.
    S

    Shard of Bek

    9

    |CFF20ff20Your damage is increased by 1.50% when you have 50% or more health than your target.|R

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

    30

    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

    7

    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 Insight enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Insight

    3

    Enchanted: Eternal Insight

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

    49

    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

    3

    Enchanted: Shadowlands Gathering

  2. 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 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

    9

    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 Mastery enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Mastery

    33

    Enchanted: +16 Mastery

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Critical Strike

    30

    Enchanted: +16 Critical Strike

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Versatility

    19

    Enchanted: +16 Versatility

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

    39

    Enchanted: Celestial Guidance

  2. Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation

    11

    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. Shimmer talent icon.
      S
      40

      Shimmer

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

    2. Slipstream talent icon.
      S
      10

      Slipstream

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

    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 113 Arcane damage to 8 nearby enemies.

    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
      38

      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
      12

      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 1,286 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 350 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

    34

  2. Master of Escape PvP talent icon.
    M

    Master of Escape

    20

  3. Temporal Shield PvP talent icon.
    T

    Temporal Shield

    20

  4. Arcanosphere PvP talent icon.
    A

    Arcanosphere

    19

  5. Netherwind Armor PvP talent icon.
    N

    Netherwind Armor

    15

Covenant

Kyrian icon.
K
50
Kyri
Necrolord icon.
N
0
Necr
Night Fae icon.
N
0
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. Necrolord
  3. Night Fae
  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

    40

    The traits to use with Pelagos are:

    1. 40

      Combat Meditation

    2. 40

      Focusing Mantra

    3. 40

      Let Go of the Past

    4. 37

      Better Together

    5. 29

      Bond of Friendship

    6. 11

      Cleansed Vestments

    7. 1

      Path of the Devoted

  2. Kleia icon.
    K

    Kleia

    10

    The traits to use with Kleia are:

    1. 10

      Mentorship

    2. 10

      Spear of the Archon

    3. 10

      Valiant Strikes

    4. 9

      Cleansing Rites

    5. 9

      Light the Path

    6. 9

      Pointed Courage

    7. 1

      Bearer's Pursuit

    8. 1

      Ever Forward

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

    50

  2. Magi's Brand conduit icon.
    M

    Magi's Brand

    48

  3. Arcane Prodigy conduit icon.
    A

    Arcane Prodigy

    42

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

    41

  2. Diverted Energy conduit icon.
    D

    Diverted Energy

    32

  3. Cryo-Freeze conduit icon.
    C

    Cryo-Freeze

    19

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

    36

  2. Grounding Surge conduit icon.
    G

    Grounding Surge

    6

  3. Incantation of Swiftness conduit icon.
    I

    Incantation of Swiftness

    4