Arcane Mage DPS Guide (WoD 6.0.3)

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General Information

Welcome to our Arcane Mage DPS guide for World of Warcraft WoD 6.0.3. Here, you will learn everything you need to know about playing an Arcane Mage in a raid environment, although most of the content also applies to normal and heroic dungeons.

About Our Reviewer

This guide has been reviewed and approved by an Arcane Mage theorycrafter and SimulationCraft developer, who wishes to remain anonymous.

6.0.2 Transition Guide

If you want to read all about the Patch 6.0.2 changes and learn how they affect your character, make sure to read our Mage Transition Guide!

Class Overview

The Arcane specialisation provides very good single-target damage in stationary fights.

Playing an Arcane Mage relatively well is much easier than doing so with a Frost or a Fire Mage. This specialisation only requires that you watch out for a few cooldowns and a great part of your damage will come from only one spell, Arcane Blast Icon Arcane Blast. However, mastering this specialisation is just as difficult as with the other Mage specialisations.


To make it easy to navigate the guide, we have split it into 7 pages: