Arcane Mage DPS The Eternal Palace Raid Guide — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.2

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General Information

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Arcane Mage for each boss of the following raid: The Eternal Palace. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.2.

1. Introduction

In this section, you will find information and guidance for each boss individually in the Eternal Palace raid as a Arcane Mage. These are not complete encounter guides, but rather provide specific tips for the bosses as a Arcane Mage.

2. Arcane Mage in The Eternal Palace

Arcane Mage is looking to be a middle of the pack spec in The Eternal Palace. It can deliver solid single-target DPS and great burst, but it has no meaningful cleave or multi-dot capabilities, which makes it weaker on fights with additional targets.

As a general rule, most of the raid is single-target or spread cleave. Arcane can deal well with the single-target fights, but less so with the spread cleave fights.

3. Talent and Essence Cheatsheet

Abyssal Commander Sivara Blackwater Behemoth Radiance of Azshara Lady Ashvane Orgozoa The Queen's Court Za'qul, Harbinger of Ny'alotha Queen Azshara

We advise to use the following talents on Abyssal Commander Sivara.

We advise to use the following essences on Abyssal Commander Sivara.

We advise to use the following talents on Blackwater Behemoth.

We advise to use the following essences on Blackwater Behemoth.

We advise to use the following talents on Radiance of Azshara.

We advise to use the following essences on Radiance of Azshara.

We advise to use the following talents on Lady Ashvane.

We advise to use the following essences on Lady Ashvane.

We advise to use the following talents on Orgozoa.

We advise to use the following essences on Orgozoa.

We advise to use the following talents on The Queen's Court.

We advise to use the following essences on The Queen's Court.

We advise to use the following talents on Za'qul, Harbinger of Ny'alotha.

We advise to use the following essences on Za'qul, Harbinger of Ny'alotha.

We advise to use the following talents on Queen Azshara.

We advise to use the following essences on Queen Azshara.

4. Abyssal Commander Sivara

We advise you to use the following talents against Abyssal Commander Sivara.

We advise you to use the following essences against Abyssal Commander Sivara.

4.1. Tips

If you have the Frost Mark Icon Frost Mark, make sure to use any Clearcasting Icon Clearcasting procs together with the Slipstream Icon Slipstream talent to move around to reduce the debuff.

Check the boss mod timers to avoid using Rune of Power Icon Rune of Power right before Inversion Icon Inversion, as you might have to move to the other side of the room when this happens.

For more information, please refer to our Abyssal Commander Sivara strategy guide.

5. Blackwater Behemoth

We advise you to use the following talents against Blackwater Behemoth.

We advise you to use the following essences against Blackwater Behemoth.

5.1. Tips

Make sure you are standing on the floor when using Rune of Power Icon Rune of Power, because using it while swimming above the floor can cause it to sometimes spawn above or below you, which means you will not get the buff.

For more information, please refer to our Blackwater Behemoth strategy guide.

6. Radiance of Azshara

We advise you to use the following talents against Radiance of Azshara.

We advise you to use the following essences against Radiance of Azshara.

6.1. Tips

A split single-target fight with some priority add focus during the intermissions. You can choose between Nether Tempest Icon Nether Tempest or Touch of the Magi Icon Touch of the Magi depending on how much your group is struggling with killing the Stormlings.

During the intermission, focus down the Stormwraith and only use Arcane Explosion Icon Arcane Explosion on the Stormlings if your group is struggling with them. Use Shimmer Icon Shimmer to negate the knockback of Gale Buffet Icon Gale Buffet.

For more information, please refer to our Radiance of Azshara strategy guide.

7. Lady Ashvane

We advise you to use the following talents against Lady Ashvane.

We advise you to use the following essences against Lady Ashvane.

7.1. Tips

If you are in a bad position to deal with Briny Bubble Icon Briny Bubble properly, you can move out of the group and use Ice Block Icon Ice Block. This will avoid the bubble from spawning altogether.

The fight generally has odd Bloodlust Icon Bloodlust/Heroism Icon Heroism/Time Warp Icon Time Warp timers for Arcane's cooldowns (usually around 1 minute, or 3 minutes into the fight) Try to plan your cooldowns with your raid's strategy in mind so they line up with Bloodlust/Heroism/Time Warp usage.

For more information, please refer to our Lady Ashvane strategy guide.

8. Orgozoa

We advise you to use the following talents against Orgozoa.

We advise you to use the following essences against Orgozoa.

8.1. Tips

If you run Reverberate Icon Reverberate you can AoE down the Zoatroid. If your group is having no issues killing them however, you are better off going Touch of the Magi Icon Touch of the Magi and focusing on boss damage.

Use Slipstream Icon Slipstream to deal with the Dribbling Ichor Icon Dribbling Ichor.

Make sure to watch your boss mod timer for Dribbling Ichor Icon Dribbling Ichor, and avoid placing a Rune of Power Icon Rune of Power when it is about to begin, as it will be hard to remain inside your Rune while the Dribbling Ichor is happening.

For more information, please refer to our Orgozoa strategy guide.

9. The Queen's Court

We advise you to use the following talents against The Queen's Court.

We advise you to use the following essences against The Queen's Court.

9.1. Tips

If you get Frenetic Charge Icon Frenetic Charge on you, but you / the raid is too low health to soak it together, or there are other reasons making it hard to soak this together, you can use Ice Block Icon Ice Block to soak it alone.

When you get Repeat Performance Icon Repeat Performance, make sure you do not end up casting the same spell twice in a row. This is only really relevant for Arcane Blast Icon Arcane Blast. Since the Arcane rotation has to cast Arcane Blast twice in a row rotationally, you need to use off global cooldown spells to make sure you do not cast Arcane Blast twice in a row. You can do this by using Shimmer Icon Shimmer, Counterspell Icon Counterspell and Displacement Icon Displacement during your Arcane Blast casts.

For more information, please refer to our The Queen's Court strategy guide.

10. Za'qul, Harbinger of Ny'alotha

We advise you to use the following talents against Za'qul, Harbinger of Ny'alotha.

It can be a small DPS gain to run Nether Tempest Icon Nether Tempest on this fight, if your group is very efficient at getting the Horrific Visions stacked on the boss. Otherwise the standard single target talents apply.

We advise you to use the following essences against Za'qul, Harbinger of Ny'alotha.

10.1. Tips

For an Arcane Mage, this fight is generally just a single-target fight, with occasional swapping of targets. You should swap to Horrific Summoners, but the Horrific Visions should just be cleaved down by the rest of the group.

Arcane Mages are very bad at going down into the Delirium Realm Icon Delirium Realm. This is because the bonus Haste will simply make you go out of Mana very quickly. There are much better classes to be sent into the delirium realm, so this should be avoided as an Arcane Mage.

For more information, please refer to our Za'qul, Harbinger of Ny'alotha strategy guide.

11. Queen Azshara

We advise you to use the following talents against Queen Azshara.

We advise you to use the following essences against Queen Azshara.

11.1. Talents and Essences for Queen Azshara for an Arcane Mage

Overall, the standard single-target talents and Essences apply to this boss. However, if your group is struggling to kill the Azshara's Devoted, you can opt into a more AoE focused build, swapping to Nether Tempest Icon Nether Tempest, and potentially even swapping to Essence of the Focusing Iris Icon Essence of the Focusing Iris, although the latter is not advised, since it is a sizable DPS loss on the boss, so only consider this if your group truly cannot kill the adds without it.

11.2. Tips

Azshara is a fight with a lot of things happening at the same time. Your job as an Arcane Mage will be using your burst to focus down priority targets, and overall good single target dps.

Optimizing your DPS on Azshara largely comes down to minimizing your movement, which can be hard due to all the mechanics going on. You need to keep a close eye on boss mod timers for mechanics like Arcane Detonation Icon Arcane Detonation to ensure you do not use cooldowns, such as Rune of Power Icon Rune of Power, right before it goes out.

When the Overzealous Hulk spawns, make sure to not use any crowd control abilities (like Slow Icon Slow or Frost Nova Icon Frost Nova, to make sure a stronger crowd control ability can be used on it.

You can quickly use Shimmer Icon Shimmer to get behind line of sight to avoid the Arcane Detonation Icon Arcane Detonation, and then use Displacement Icon Displacement to get back into line of sight when it is over.

If you get the Essence of Azeroth Icon Essence of Azeroth buff, you should only use Arcane Blast Icon Arcane Blasts (and any dps cooldowns like Arcane Power Icon Arcane Power), but due to the extra Mana generation, you should no longer need to use Arcane Barrage Icon Arcane Barrage.

For more information, please refer to our Queen Azshara strategy guide.

12. Changelog

  • 20 Jul. 2019: Added Azshara tips.
  • 16 Jul. 2019: Removed disclaimer.
  • 14 Jul. 2019: Added boss tips.
  • 10 Jul. 2019: Added initial talent suggestions.
  • 07 Jul. 2019: Page added.
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