Arcane Mage DPS Buffs, Debuffs, and Useful Abilities (WoW MoP 5.4)

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General Information

On this page, we list the buffs, debuffs and useful abilities that an Arcane Mage brings to a raid in World of Warcraft MoP 5.4. We also list equivalent buffs and debuffs that other classes provide.

The other pages of our Arcane Mage guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Reviewer

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Blatty, one of the best Mages in the world, who raids in Method, the currently ranked #1 guild on WoWProgress. He has been contributing a lot to the community through his streams on Twitch and now works for Millenium, his new streaming platform.

Buffs
Arcane Brilliance Icon Arcane Brilliance
Time Warp Icon Time Warp Equivalent of Heroism Icon Heroism and Bloodlust Icon Bloodlust
Debuffs
Slow Icon Slow Slows the casting speed of bosses by 50% — does not stack with Necrotic Strike Icon Necrotic Strike, Lava Breath Icon Lava Breath, Spore Cloud Icon Spore Cloud, Mind-numbing Poison Icon Mind-numbing Poison, and Curse of Enfeeblement Icon Curse of Enfeeblement
Utility
Counterspell Icon Counterspell Interrupt and silence, 24-second cooldown
Remove Curse Icon Remove Curse Removes all Curse effects from a friendly target (8-second cooldown)
Spellsteal Icon Spellsteal Enemy Dispell, steal beneficial effect
Crowd Control
Frostfire Bolt Icon Frostfire Bolt Slow, single-target
Cone of Cold Icon Cone of Cold Slow, conic area of effect
Blizzard Icon Blizzard Slow, AoE effect
Frost Nova Icon Frost Nova Root, 8-second duration and 10-yard radius area of effect
Deep Freeze Icon Deep Freeze Stun, 5-second duration, only works on frozen targets
Polymorph Icon Polymorph Incapacitate, 50-second duration
Survival
Blink Icon Blink Teleport forward 20 yards
Ice Block Icon Ice Block 10-second immunity
Invisibility Icon Invisibility Threat reset and 20-second invisibility
Mirror Image Icon Mirror Image This spell can be used to prevent a wipe when the tank dies and you are the next player on the aggro list. In this case, the boss will attack the images and waste a few useful seconds during which the boss can be killed or the tank resurrected.
Slow Fall Icon Slow Fall Fall damage prevention