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Fire Mage DPS Artifact Talents/Traits and Relics (Legion 7.1)

Last updated on Nov 29, 2016 at 09:20 by Furty 228 comments

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General Information

This page shows you how to level up the Artifact and how to choose the right Relics for your Fire Mages. It is updated for World of Warcraft Legion 7.1.

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

About Our Author and Reviewer

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

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Rinoa, a Fire Mage theorycrafter for Altered Time who is also a raider for Consequence.

1. Artifact Progression

Artifact Progression

1.1. Early Point Investment

Artifact Progression - Early Point Investment

After acquiring the starting point,  Icon Wings of Flame, take the upper right path into  Icon Cauterizing Blink, which adds a nice healing effect to your Blink Icon Blink. Snag  Icon Pyroclasmic Paranoia, the highest value basic trait on the tree, adding some juicy damage to your Pyroblast Icon Pyroblast. Split right and max out  Icon Fire at Will, another great basic trait which cuts down that filler cast time. Your first Golden Trait,  Icon Pyretic Incantation, is a huge booster rocket for your damage no matter the situation. It also inflates the value of Critical Strike even further, and stacks up to 5 times.

1.2. Second Golden Trait

Artifact Progression - Second Golden Trait

Go down from the starting point,  Icon Wings of Flame, and fill out those  Icon Great Balls of Fire for some filler damage. Go through  Icon Big Mouth and grab the spicy Ignite Icon Ignite damage from  Icon Everburning Consumption, another highly valued basic trait. Invest into your second Golden Trait,  Icon Phoenix Reborn, which is another huge increase to your damage. This trait shines on fights with lots of stacked AoE and cleave, in particular.

1.3. Final Point Investment

Artifact Progression - Third Golden Trait

Move up from  Icon Pyroclasmic Paranoia on the upper part of the tree into  Icon Burning Gaze, which is icing on the proverbial cake, though the multiplier is quite low. If single target damage is your top priority, grab  Icon Reignition Overdrive and  Icon Blast Furnace immediately before your final Golden Trait,  Icon Aftershocks. For a more well rounded damage spread, however, it is recommended you instead grab  Icon Aftershocks before  Icon Reignition Overdrive and  Icon Blast Furnace. The difference is small and mostly down to personal preference.

Your final point allocation is fairly straightforward.  Icon Blue Flame Special will add some extra zest to your Flamestrike Icon Flamestrike. If Koralon's Burning Touch Icon Koralon's Burning Touch ends up being your first legendary item, you should grab  Icon Scorched Earth next. Otherwise, go  Icon Molten Skin first before finally finishing  Icon Felo'melorn with  Icon Scorched Earth.

2. Relic Choice

The following 2 relics are very close in value and more or less tied in value for relic priority:

Afterwards, you should prioritize the relics in the following order:

  1.  Icon Fire at Will is great for reduced Fireball Icon Fireball cast time.
  2.  Icon Burning Gaze is alright though the multiplier is low.
  3. Fireball Icon Fireball damage.
  4. Any of the other damage traits.

3. ChangeLog

  • 29 Nov. 2016: Updated relic choices due to more recent SimC info.
  • 29 Aug. 2016: Added.
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