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Fire Mage DPS Stat Priority (WoD 6.2.4)

Last updated on Jun 22, 2015 at 13:22 by Damien 50 comments

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General Information

On this page, we explain what the best statistics are for Fire Mages in World of Warcraft WoD 6.2.4, 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 Fire Mage guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Reviewer

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Dutchmagoz, who raids in MCO, one of the most efficient guilds in the world (top 100 with a 13-hour a week schedule) and who is a theorycrafter at Altered Time.

1. Basics

The stat priority for a Fire Mage is:

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

With the T18 4-piece bonus, Critical Strike becomes your top stat, above Intellect.

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.

Critical Strike increases your chance to critically hit, which in turn increases your chances to get instant-free Pyroblast Icon Pyroblasts.

Mastery, through Mastery: Ignite Icon Mastery: Ignite, increases the damage of your Ignite Icon Ignite DoT, which indirectly increases the damage of your Combustion Icon Combustions.

Haste influences the cast speed of your spells. It also influences the frequency of the ticks for Living Bomb Icon Living Bomb, Pyroblast Icon Pyroblast, and Combustion Icon Combustion.

Multistrike causes abilities to have an increased chance to hit/heal a second and a third time, each time dealing 30% of the initial damage/heal.

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

3. ChangeLog

  • 22 Jun. 2015: Patch 6.2 update. At T18 gear levels, Critical Strike edges out Mastery and the stat priority was updated to reflect this. With the T18 4-piece bonus, Critical Strike is even better than Intellect.
  • 02 Mar. 2015: With the Tier 17 4-piece bonus, you need to stack Haste until 900.
  • 24 Feb. 2015: Mastery is now the best stats for Fire Mages, even with the Tier 17 4-piece bonus.
  • 16 Nov. 2014: Updated for Level 100.
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