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Fire Mage DPS Guide (Legion 7.0.3)

Last updated on Jul 19, 2016 at 18:57 by Furty 31 comments

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General Information

Welcome to our Fire Mage DPS guide for World of Warcraft Legion 7.0.3. Here, you will learn everything you need to know about playing a Fire Mage in a raid environment, although most of the content also applies to normal and heroic dungeons.

About Our Author and Reviewer

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.

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Arold, a Fire Mage who raids in Limit.

1. Class Overview

The Fire specialization is fantastic at delivering both burst and sustained damage on a variety of fight types. Fire cleaves extremely efficiently on stacked targets, gaining overall damage without sacrificing any single target at all. Fire really shines on fights where a multitude of stacked targets all have equal or high priority. With many of the changes present in Legion, Fire has evolved to become a very potent spec at bursting down priority targets as well. Like all Mage specializations, Fire has high mobility and is fantastic at doing encounter specific jobs and baiting mechanics. Between Ice Floes Icon Ice Floes, Blink Icon Blink, and Scorch Icon Scorch, high movement encounters have minimal impact on Fire's overall output. Finally, Fire scales extremely well with gear and stats, making it a force to be reckoned with when your items are fully fleshed out.

2. What Has Changed?

  • Combustion Icon Combustion now increases Critical Strike by 100% and Mastery by an amount equal to your Critical Strike for 10 seconds.
  • Inferno Blast has been renamed to Fire Blast Icon Fire Blast, has 2-charges, no longer spreads your DoTs and debuffs, and is off the global cooldown.
  • Ignite Icon Ignite now spreads automatically to a nearby enemy every 2 seconds.
  • Many glyphs are no longer present within the game.
  • Many changes to the talent tree, including a variety of new abilities and passives.

3. Strengths

  • High burst damage
  • Efficient cleave on stacked targets
  • Strong single-target damage
  • Highly mobile
  • Great priority damage
  • Scales well with gear

4. Weaknesses

  • Cannot deal with spread targets
  • Cleave is automatic, making damage stops on stacked targets difficult
  • Can be RNG reliant at low gear levels
  • Mediocre sustained AoE (dungeon packs)

5. Viability in the Current Patch

Fire is currently one of the strongest specializations for raiding and dungeons and one of the go-to specs for Mage.

6. Contents

To make it easy to navigate the guide, we have split it into 8 pages:

7. ChangeLog

  • 19 Jul. 2016: Fixed Combustion's description.
  • 18 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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