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Arcane Mage DPS Stat Priority (Legion 7.0.3)

Last updated on Jul 21, 2016 at 06:11 by Furty 18 comments

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General Information

On this page, we explain what the best statistics are for Arcane Mages in World of Warcraft Legion 7.0.3, how the class benefits from each of them.

The statistics priority is important as it influences itemisation choices (gear, enchants, and gems).

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

About Our Author

This guide has been written by Furty who raids in Serenity, the number #1 World of Warcraft guild. He plays most classes at the highest level. You can follow him on Twitter and watch him play on Twitch.

1. Basics

The stat priority for an Arcane Mage is:

  1. Intellect;
  2. Mastery;
  3. Critical Strike;
  4. Versatility;
  5. Haste.

These statistics have been obtained by combining common sense, in-game testing, and simulations using Simulation Craft.

2. Getting a Better Understanding

2.1. Statistics Explanations

Intellect is your primary stat. You should look for this stat in all of your upgrades. It provides you with Spell Power, which increases the damage of your spells.

Mastery, thanks to Mastery: Savant Icon Mastery: Savant, increases your Mana pool and Mana regeneration, allowing you to cast more spells at maximum Arcane Charge Icon Arcane Charges between Evocation Icon Evocations. Savant also increases the damage gain per Arcane Charge Icon Arcane Charge, making it your strongest stat for reliable damage output.

Haste increases the cast speed of your spells. It also reduces the cooldown of Arcane Barrage Icon Arcane Barrage.

Critical Strike increases your chance to critically hit with all spells and abilities.

Versatility is a flat-out damage done increase and damage taken reduction.

3. ChangeLog

  • 21 Jul. 2016: Reassessed value of Haste in the stat priority.
  • 18 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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