Mythic+ Arcane Mage

Arcane Mage
Season 3
50 characters
3252 - 3712

This guide is dedicated to building a PvE Arcane Mage equipped to prevail in Mythic+ in World of Warcraft Dragonflight 10.2.5. It is based on an analysis of the top 50 characters from Season 3 across the US, EU, KR, and TW regions, including Slayersmage from Area 52 (US) — currently ranked as the best Arcane Mage in Mythic+.

The guide covers stat priority, the most effective races, widely used talents, the best equipment, as well as the ideal embellishments, enchantments, and gems for a Arcane Mage. To ensure better accuracy, it checks each character's last time played, specialization usage frequency, and equipment type. Updated every 12 hours, it ensures the most current and effective builds are always at your fingertips.

Top Arcane Mages

  1. 1
    Slayersmage
    Area 52 (US)
    487 ilvl
    3712
  2. 2
    Localserbian
    Frostmourne (US)
    488 ilvl
    3703
  3. 3
    Ssjkhadgar
    Blackhand (EU)
    487 ilvl
    3691
  4. 4
    Youknowthis
    Tichondrius (US)
    488 ilvl
    3663
  5. 5
    Мармелладова
    Gordunni (EU)
    487 ilvl
    3662

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
+4319
31% Critical Strike
+2973
20% Haste
+5948
49% Mastery
+3142
15% Versatility
  1. Mastery
  2. Critical Strike
  3. Versatility
  4. Haste
Minor Stats
+577
8% Avoidance
+204
1% Leech
+208
4% Speed
  1. Avoidance
  2. Speed
  3. Leech

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 Dwarf 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. Dwarf
    10
  2. Blood Elf
    9
  3. Human
    7
  4. Troll
    7
  5. Orc
    5

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
50
Ice Block
50
Overflowing Energy
50
Incanter's Flow
50
Winter's Protection
47
Spellsteal
27
Tempest Barrier
8
Incantation of Swiftness
3
Remove Curse
28
Arcane Warding
47
Mirror Image
50
Shifting Power
50
Alter Time
50
Cryo-Freeze
48
Reduplication
8
Quick Witted
50
Mass Polymorph
1
Slow
0
Master of Time
48
Diverted Energy
18
Ring of Frost
13
Ice Nova
7
Ice Floes
30
Mass Slow
0
Blast Wave
45
Improved Frost Nova
0
Rigid Ice
0
Tome of Rhonin
50
Tome of Antonidas
49
Volatile Detonation
1
Energized Barriers
21
Frigid Winds
49
Flow of Time
2
Temporal Velocity
50
Ice Ward
30
Freezing Cold
19
Time Manipulation
6
Displacement
0
Accumulative Shielding
44
Greater Invisibility
50
Dragon's Breath
48
Ice Cold
48
Temporal Warp
46
Mass Barrier
50

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
50
Arcane Orb
50
Reverberate
42
Concentrated Power
50
Arcane Tempo
50
Improved Arcane Missiles
14
Arcane Surge
50
Crackling Energy
50
Nether Precision
50
Arcane Familiar
36
Charged Orb
48
Resonance
50
Mana Adept
4
Slipstream
50
Amplification
50
Presence of Mind
50
Foresight
0
Arcing Cleave
49
Nether Tempest
50
Improved Prismatic Barrier
4
Impetus
48
Improved Clearcasting
50
Chrono Shift
1
Touch of the Magi
50
Supernova
1
Evocation
50
Enlightened
50
Arcane Echo
50
Arcane Bombardment
50
Illuminated Thoughts
0
Conjure Mana Gem
2
Siphon Storm
50
Prodigious Savant
50
Radiant Spark
50
Concentration
0
Cascading Power
0
Orb Barrage
48
Harmonic Echo
50
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
28
Improved Mass Invisibility
9
Temporal Shield
28
Kleptomania
11
Arcanosphere
17
Ice Wall
3
Ring of Fire
17
Master Shepherd
17
Ethereal Blink
8

Equipment

Equipment directly determines a character's power level in World of Warcraft. These items are acquired from diverse sources: they can drop in dungeons and raids, be discovered across the world, be crafted through various professions, obtained from PvP vendors, or chosen as rewards from the Great Vault.

Each piece of equipment 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. set
    Wayward Chronomancer's Chronocap
    49
  2. Crown of the Infinite Lord
    1

Neck

  1. Chain of the Green Flight
    12
  2. Torc of Passed Time
    12
  3. Raven Filigree Pendant
    9
  4. Elemental Lariat
    7
  5. Ironshell Pendant
    4

Shoulders

  1. set
    Wayward Chronomancer's Metronomes
    39
  2. Vibrant Wildercloth Shoulderspikes
    4
  3. Felflame Spaulders
    3
  4. Requiem Rootmantle
    3
  5. Slipstream Shoulderpads
    1

Back

  1. Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl
    30
  2. Wayward Chronomancer's Stole
    6
  3. Drape of the Loyal Vassal
    4
  4. Cloak of Fading Echoes
    2
  5. Mantle of Blazing Sacrifice
    2

Chest

  1. set
    Wayward Chronomancer's Patchwork
    46
  2. Vibrant Wildercloth Vestments
    2
  3. Bronze Defender's Vesture
    1
  4. Vesture of the Smoldering Serpent
    1

Wrist

  1. Vibrant Wildercloth Wristwraps
    19
  2. Overengineered Sleeve Extenders
    7
  3. Anguished Restraints
    4
  4. Arathi Field Bandages
    4
  5. Drust-Thatched Wristwraps
    4

Hands

  1. set
    Wayward Chronomancer's Gloves
    43
  2. Latosius's Blasting Gloves
    4
  3. Mnemiopsis Gloves
    1
  4. Twisted Sisters Handwraps
    1
  5. Vibrant Wildercloth Handwraps
    1

Waist

  1. Vibrant Wildercloth Girdle
    19
  2. Poisonroot Belt
    7
  3. Urctos's Hibernal Dial
    6
  4. Wayward Chronomancer's Synchronous Belt
    6
  5. Belt of Undying Devotion
    4

Legs

  1. set
    Wayward Chronomancer's Pantaloons
    44
  2. Elder's Volcanic Wrap
    3
  3. Bloodstained Sous Chef Pants
    1
  4. Lightbinder Leggings
    1
  5. Vibrant Wildercloth Slacks
    1

Feet

  1. Vibrant Wildercloth Slippers
    13
  2. Imbued Frostweave Slippers
    10
  3. Devilsaur Worshiper's Sandals
    8
  4. Wayward Chronomancer's Strapped Boots
    8
  5. Lifewoven Slippers
    3

Rings

  1. Signet of Titanic Insight
    38
  2. Ring-Bound Hourglass
    16
  3. set
    Lord Waycrest's Signet
    9
  4. Arch-Druid's Tainted Seal
    7
  5. Band of Twisted Bark
    7

Trinkets

  1. Balefire Branch
    40
  2. Belor'relos, the Suncaller
    16
  3. Pip's Emerald Friendship Badge
    15
  4. Coagulated Genesaur Blood
    10
  5. Ashes of the Embersoul
    6

Main Hand

  1. Iridal, the Earth's Master
    24
  2. Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle
    8
  3. Cerith Spire Staff
    5
  4. Staff of Incandescent Torment
    3
  5. Sickle of the White Stag
    2

Off Hand

  1. Aureus Vessel
    2
  2. Interloper's Mossy Skull
    2
  3. Bioluminescent Lamp
    1
  4. Crackling Codex of the Isles
    1
  5. Trickster's Captivating Chime
    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 Mythic+.

  1. Blue Silken Lining
    62
  2. Roiling Shadowflame
    25
  3. Elemental Lariat
    7
  4. Rallied To Victory
    1
  5. Undulating Sporecloak
    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
    47

Back

  1. Graceful Avoidance
    42
  2. Regenerative Leech
    4
  3. +125 Avoidance
    3

Chest

  1. Waking Stats
    46
  2. Reserve of Intellect
    4

Wrist

  1. +200 Avoidance
    47
  2. +200 Leech
    2
  3. +200 Speed
    1

Waist

  1. Shadowed Belt Clasp
    39
  2. Shadowed Belt Clasp
    2
  3. Shadowed Belt Clasp
    1

Legs

  1. Temporal Spellthread
    34
  2. Frozen Spellthread
    16

Feet

  1. Watcher's Loam
    39
  2. Plainsrunner's Breeze
    9

Rings

  1. +82 Haste
    28
  2. +82 Critical Strike
    27
  3. +82 Mastery
    22

Main Hand

  1. Sophic Devotion
    39
  2. Wafting Devotion
    9
  3. Frozen Writ
    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 Mythic+.

  1. Sensei's Neltharite
    48
  2. Radiant Alexstraszite
    46
  3. Radiant Malygite
    40
  4. Zen Malygite
    35
  5. Sensei's Alexstraszite
    32