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Arcane Mage PvE Guide For Mythic+

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Arcane Mage
Season 4
41 characters
2861 - 3584

Welcome to Murlok.io's Arcane Mage PvE guide for Mythic+ 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 Doppler (Shendralar EU) , who is currently the highest-ranked with a rating of 3584.

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
    Doppler's character icon
    Doppler
    Shendralar (EU)
    528 ilvl
    3584
  2. 2
    Glomelf's character icon
    Glomelf
    Pozzo Delleternità (EU)
    526 ilvl
    3502
  3. 3
    Pandawizard's character icon
    Pandawizard
    Kazzak (EU)
    527 ilvl
    3415
  4. 4
    비전슐사's character icon
    비전슐사
    Azshara (KR)
    526 ilvl
    3400
  5. 5
    짝선생's character icon
    짝선생
    Azshara (KR)
    528 ilvl
    3388

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 Mythic+.

Secondary Stats
+3995
30% Critical Strike
+3897
26% Haste
+6383
52% Mastery
+4512
22% Versatility
  1. Mastery
  2. Versatility
  3. Critical Strike
  4. Haste
Minor Stats
+547
8% Avoidance
+219
2% Leech
+163
3% Speed
  1. Avoidance
  2. Leech
  3. Speed

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 Troll currently being the top race for Arcane Mages in Mythic+, here are the other races that also stand out due to their advantageous traits.

  1. Troll race icon
    Troll
    7
  2. Human race icon
    Human
    7
  3. Dwarf race icon
    Dwarf
    7
  4. Night Elf race icon
    Night Elf
    4
  5. Blood Elf race icon
    Blood Elf
    3

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
41
Ice Block
41
Overflowing Energy
41
Incanter's Flow
41
Winter's Protection
36
Spellsteal
29
Tempest Barrier
13
Incantation of Swiftness
3
Remove Curse
31
Arcane Warding
38
Mirror Image
41
Shifting Power
41
Alter Time
41
Cryo-Freeze
37
Reduplication
7
Quick Witted
41
Mass Polymorph
1
Slow
1
Master of Time
38
Diverted Energy
14
Ring of Frost
11
Ice Nova
7
Ice Floes
23
Mass Slow
1
Blast Wave
35
Improved Frost Nova
0
Rigid Ice
0
Tome of Rhonin
41
Tome of Antonidas
41
Volatile Detonation
5
Energized Barriers
19
Frigid Winds
38
Flow of Time
5
Temporal Velocity
41
Ice Ward
25
Freezing Cold
12
Time Manipulation
5
Displacement
0
Accumulative Shielding
36
Greater Invisibility
41
Dragon's Breath
35
Ice Cold
37
Temporal Warp
35
Mass Barrier
41

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
41
Arcane Orb
41
Reverberate
33
Concentrated Power
41
Arcane Tempo
41
Improved Arcane Missiles
12
Arcane Surge
41
Crackling Energy
41
Nether Precision
41
Arcane Familiar
29
Charged Orb
35
Resonance
41
Mana Adept
6
Slipstream
41
Amplification
41
Presence of Mind
41
Foresight
0
Arcing Cleave
39
Nether Tempest
41
Improved Prismatic Barrier
4
Impetus
37
Improved Clearcasting
41
Chrono Shift
2
Touch of the Magi
41
Supernova
2
Evocation
41
Enlightened
41
Arcane Echo
41
Arcane Bombardment
41
Illuminated Thoughts
0
Conjure Mana Gem
6
Siphon Storm
41
Prodigious Savant
41
Radiant Spark
40
Concentration
0
Cascading Power
1
Orb Barrage
36
Harmonic Echo
40
Arcane Harmony
0

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
25
Improved Mass Invisibility
5
Temporal Shield
15
Kleptomania
5
Arcanosphere
10
Ice Wall
2
Ring of Fire
11
Master Shepherd
14
Ethereal Blink
13

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 Mythic+, tailored for each equipment slot.

Head

  1. Wayward Chronomancer's Chronocap item set icon
    set
    Wayward Chronomancer's Chronocap
    38
  2. Mask of Imperishable Leaves item icon
    Mask of Imperishable Leaves
    2
  3. Hood of Surging Time item icon
    Hood of Surging Time
    1

Neck

  1. Torc of Passed Time item icon
    Torc of Passed Time
    12
  2. Tuskarr Bone Necklace item icon
    Tuskarr Bone Necklace
    9
  3. Ouroboreal Necklet item icon
    Ouroboreal Necklet
    7
  4. Elemental Lariat item icon
    Elemental Lariat
    5
  5. Custodian's Medallion of Delusion item icon
    Custodian's Medallion of Delusion
    4

Shoulders

  1. Wayward Chronomancer's Metronomes item set icon
    set
    Wayward Chronomancer's Metronomes
    36
  2. Drake Hunter Shoulderpads item icon
    Drake Hunter Shoulderpads
    2
  3. Boastful Stalker's Epaulets item icon
    Boastful Stalker's Epaulets
    1
  4. Crucible Curator's Wingspan item icon
    Crucible Curator's Wingspan
    1
  5. Mystic's Scalding Frame item icon
    Mystic's Scalding Frame
    1

Back

  1. Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl item icon
    Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl
    17
  2. Voice of the Silent Star item icon
    Voice of the Silent Star
    10
  3. Potion-Stained Cloak item icon
    Potion-Stained Cloak
    4
  4. Cloak of Lost Devotion item icon
    Cloak of Lost Devotion
    3
  5. Wayward Chronomancer's Stole item icon
    Wayward Chronomancer's Stole
    3

Chest

  1. Wayward Chronomancer's Patchwork item set icon
    set
    Wayward Chronomancer's Patchwork
    37
  2. Robe of Plunging Depths item icon
    Robe of Plunging Depths
    3
  3. Reanimator's Wicked Cassock item icon
    Reanimator's Wicked Cassock
    1

Wrist

  1. Vibrant Wildercloth Wristwraps item icon
    Vibrant Wildercloth Wristwraps
    22
  2. Overengineered Sleeve Extenders item icon
    Overengineered Sleeve Extenders
    5
  3. Animated Shackles item icon
    Animated Shackles
    4
  4. Infused Elemental Bands item icon
    Infused Elemental Bands
    3
  5. Unstable Vial Handlers item icon
    Unstable Vial Handlers
    3

Hands

  1. Wayward Chronomancer's Gloves item set icon
    set
    Wayward Chronomancer's Gloves
    34
  2. Azureblade's Work Gloves item icon
    Azureblade's Work Gloves
    2
  3. Vibrant Wildercloth Handwraps item icon
    Vibrant Wildercloth Handwraps
    2
  4. Experimental Safety Gloves item icon
    Experimental Safety Gloves
    1
  5. Twisting Shadow Claws item icon
    Twisting Shadow Claws
    1

Waist

  1. Vibrant Wildercloth Girdle item icon
    Vibrant Wildercloth Girdle
    22
  2. Wayward Chronomancer's Synchronous Belt item icon
    Wayward Chronomancer's Synchronous Belt
    7
  3. Flare-Singed Strap item icon
    Flare-Singed Strap
    4
  4. Sky Saddle Cord item icon
    Sky Saddle Cord
    3
  5. Mobius Strap item icon
    Mobius Strap
    2

Legs

  1. Wayward Chronomancer's Pantaloons item set icon
    set
    Wayward Chronomancer's Pantaloons
    36
  2. Coattails of the Rightful Heir item icon
    Coattails of the Rightful Heir
    1
  3. Crazed Traveler's Legwraps item icon
    Crazed Traveler's Legwraps
    1
  4. Elder's Volcanic Wrap item icon
    Elder's Volcanic Wrap
    1
  5. Miner's Sturdy Trousers item icon
    Miner's Sturdy Trousers
    1

Feet

  1. Vibrant Wildercloth Slippers item icon
    Vibrant Wildercloth Slippers
    12
  2. Wayward Chronomancer's Strapped Boots item icon
    Wayward Chronomancer's Strapped Boots
    8
  3. Ravenous Pursuer's Footwraps item icon
    Ravenous Pursuer's Footwraps
    6
  4. Ancient Crosswrapped Sandals item icon
    Ancient Crosswrapped Sandals
    5
  5. Khajin's Hailstone Footwraps item icon
    Khajin's Hailstone Footwraps
    4

Rings

  1. Seal of Diurna's Chosen item icon
    Seal of Diurna's Chosen
    34
  2. Seal of Filial Duty item icon
    Seal of Filial Duty
    29
  3. Signet of Titanic Insight item icon
    Signet of Titanic Insight
    7
  4. Platinum Star Band item icon
    Platinum Star Band
    4
  5. Thunderous Downburst Ring item icon
    Thunderous Downburst Ring
    3

Trinkets

  1. Tome of Unstable Power item icon
    Tome of Unstable Power
    35
  2. Irideus Fragment item icon
    Irideus Fragment
    20
  3. Ashes of the Embersoul item icon
    Ashes of the Embersoul
    16
  4. Umbrelskul's Fractured Heart item icon
    Umbrelskul's Fractured Heart
    4
  5. Belor'relos, the Suncaller item icon
    Belor'relos, the Suncaller
    2

Main Hand

  1. Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle item icon
    Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle
    39
  2. Chillworn's Infusion Staff item icon
    Chillworn's Infusion Staff
    1
  3. Staff of Incandescent Torment item icon
    Staff of Incandescent Torment
    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. Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle item icon
    Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle
    39
  2. Seal of Diurna's Chosen item icon
    Seal of Diurna's Chosen
    34
  3. Seal of Filial Duty item icon
    Seal of Filial Duty
    28
  4. Ashes of the Embersoul item icon
    Ashes of the Embersoul
    15
  5. Voice of the Silent Star item icon
    Voice of the Silent Star
    10

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 Mythic+.

  1. Vibrant Wildercloth Wristwraps embellishment item icon
    Blue Silken Lining
    62
  2. Vibrant Wildercloth Girdle embellishment item icon
    Roiling Shadowflame
    11
  3. Elemental Lariat embellishment item icon
    Elemental Lariat
    5
  4. Hood of Surging Time embellishment item icon
    Prepared Time
    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 Mythic+, essential for optimizing combat effectiveness.

Head

  1. Incandescent Essence enchantment icon
    Incandescent Essence
    41

Back

  1. Graceful Avoidance enchantment icon
    Graceful Avoidance
    34
  2. +125 Avoidance enchantment icon
    +125 Avoidance
    3
  3. Regenerative Leech enchantment icon
    Regenerative Leech
    3

Chest

  1. Waking Stats enchantment icon
    Waking Stats
    38
  2. Reserve of Intellect enchantment icon
    Reserve of Intellect
    2

Wrist

  1. +200 Avoidance enchantment icon
    +200 Avoidance
    38
  2. +200 Leech enchantment icon
    +200 Leech
    3

Waist

  1. Shadowed Belt Clasp enchantment icon
    Shadowed Belt Clasp
    35

Legs

  1. Temporal Spellthread enchantment icon
    Temporal Spellthread
    21
  2. Frozen Spellthread enchantment icon
    Frozen Spellthread
    18
  3. Lambent Armor Kit enchantment icon
    Lambent Armor Kit
    1

Feet

  1. Watcher's Loam enchantment icon
    Watcher's Loam
    29
  2. Plainsrunner's Breeze enchantment icon
    Plainsrunner's Breeze
    9
  3. Watcher's Loam enchantment icon
    Watcher's Loam
    2

Rings

  1. +82 Critical Strike enchantment icon
    +82 Critical Strike
    45
  2. +82 Versatility enchantment icon
    +82 Versatility
    18
  3. +82 Haste enchantment icon
    +82 Haste
    13

Main Hand

  1. Sophic Devotion enchantment icon
    Sophic Devotion
    25
  2. Wafting Devotion enchantment icon
    Wafting Devotion
    16

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 Mythic+.

  1. Radiant Alexstraszite gem icon
    Radiant Alexstraszite
    45
  2. Sensei's Alexstraszite gem icon
    Sensei's Alexstraszite
    40
  3. Radiant Malygite gem icon
    Radiant Malygite
    24
  4. Sensei's Neltharite gem icon
    Sensei's Neltharite
    21
  5. Crafty Alexstraszite gem icon
    Crafty Alexstraszite
    19