Arcane Mage DPS Vault of the Incarnates Raid Guide — Dragonflight 10.1
On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Arcane Mage for each boss of the following raid: Vault of the Incarnates. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.1.
In this section, you will find information and guidance for each boss individually in Vault of the Incarnates as a Arcane Mage. These are not complete encounter guides but provide specific tips for any Arcane Mage on each boss.
Arcane Mage Talents in Vault of the Incarnates
Below, we list most bosses' "base" talent setups. However, we will also list a boss-specific talent tree for each boss if it differs from the base tree below.
Keep in mind that many of the Mage tree talents are personal preference, so we highly suggest you read the talent page for a more detailed overview of the different choices available to you.
You can easily import the talent tree below into the game with the "Copy Export String" button.
We suggest using Shimmer instead of Ice Floes on this fight. Other than that, we suggest the standard talents. If you want, you could opt out of Impetus into Charged Orb for slightly better AoE damage at the cost of a small amount of single-target damage. You can import that build with the code below.
Use Shimmer to quickly get out of Molten Cleave without interrupting any casts.
Keep an eye on your boss mod timer for Flamerift. When Flamerift is about to come up, ensure you have 4 Arcane charges ready so you can do a big AoE burn on them with Arcane Barrage → Arcane Orb → repeat. If your group is struggling to kill them, you can also use Touch of the Magi on them, but keep in mind that this is not optimal if the adds do not live the entire duration of Touch of the Magi.
You can use Shimmer (or Blink) to quickly get through the flame walls from Primal Flame and continue DPSing without having to move through when an add has been killed.
We currently have no Mythic specific tips for Terros.
For more information, please refer to our Eranog guide.
We suggest using the standard talents listed at the top of this page.
Use Ice Block to solo soak Rock Blast when available.
Keep an eye on your boss mod timer for Resonating Annihilation, to ensure you do not use all your DPS cooldowns right before it goes out as you are very likely to have to move when it goes out. If it does spawn in the area, you are in, use Shimmer/ Blink or cast while moving via Ice Floes/ Slipstream to get out of the zone. You have quite a lot of time, so make sure you do this without giving up DPS.
We currently have no Mythic specific tips for Terros. These are expected to follow during the first week of Mythic being out.
For more information, please refer to our Terros guide.
The Primal Council
Compared to the standard page at the top of this page, we suggest removing the point out of Impetus and putting it into Charged Orb. You can import the suggested page with the code below.
Use Ice Block to solo soak Meteor Axes when available.
Ensure you use your cooldowns while all 4 bosses are stacked up, so all your cleave abilities hit all targets. Since there are 4 bosses, you should use the AoE rotation on this fight as long as all 4 are stacked. (So, Arcane Explosion instead of Arcane Blast)
Make sure you activate Ice Floes before moving into a pool of fire to cleanse your Primal Blizzard stacks to ensure you do not stop casting while moving in and out of it, or time your stack clears with Slipstream movement.
We currently have no Mythic specific tips for Primal Council. These are expected to follow during the first week of Mythic being out.
Sennarth, the Cold Breath
We suggest taking Shimmer here when learning the fight to avoid being knocked off the platform due to the various knockback mechanics in this fight while learning it, as you can quickly use it mid-air to save yourself. However, when you are more experienced with the fight, you can use Ice Floes instead, as it will allow you to avoid the mechanics without losing DPS.
When the boss starts casting Gossamer Burst, you can activate Alter Time, then let yourself get dragged close to the edge and then re-activate Alter Time to be far away again, followed by immediately Ice Floes into a web patch.
You can use Ice Block to soak Glacial Plume if needed. You can also use it to stop the pull-in from Gossamer Burst if needed.
Try to make your Arcane Orb go through the little spiderlings that sometimes spawn when possible to ensure 4 Arcane Charges from it.
We currently have no Mythic specific tips for Sennarth. These are expected to follow during the first week of Mythic being out.
We suggest the standard talents for this fight for normal mode. For heroic mode, we suggest swapping out Impetus into Charged Orb.
When you get Conductive Mark, activate Alter Time when at full health and re-activate when the damage from the mark brings you low. You can also Ice Block to fully get rid of it if you are in danger of dying or your group is struggling to heal it.
Right at the start of Cyclone you can activate Alter Time to snapshot your position and re-active it when you get close to the boss. You can also use Shimmer/ Ice Floes to keep DPS up while moving against the pull.
We currently have no Mythic specific tips for Dathea. These are expected to follow during the first week of Mythic being out.
For more information, please refer to our DatheaAscended guide.
We suggest the standard talents for this fight.
When you get Biting Chill, activate Alter Time when at full health and re-activate when the damage from the debuff brings you low. You can also Ice Block to fully get rid of it if you are in danger of dying or your group is struggling to heal it.
You can solo soak Absolute Zero with Ice Block. On small group sizes, you can also solo soak it with Greater Invisibility, but make sure to use Prismatic Barrier to ensure you do not die.
Keep an eye on the energy bar of the boss, and when the boss is close to being full energy, save your cooldowns for the intermission phase. You should channel Evocation while the boss is flying to the middle and start your burn rotation on the adds when they are grouped up.
We currently have no Mythic specific tips for Kurog Grimtotem. These are expected to follow during the first week of Mythic being out.
For more information, please refer to our Kurog Grimtotem guide.
Your talents on this fight will depend a lot on your group's strategy. A lot of tactics involve having the boss and adds completely separate from each other. If this is the case, your talents will depend on whether you are assigned to fight adds or the boss. If you are assigned to swap between both, or focus the adds, we suggest the standard talents. However, if you are assigned to boss only damage, you should spec out of Arcing Cleave Into Improved Arcane Missiles.
As described above, a lot of groups assign a large group of players to focus entirely on boss damage, while others entirely on add damage. If you are assigned entirely to adds, make sure you position yourself so that your Arcane Orb hits multiple targets, ensure that your Touch of the Magi explosion hits multiple targets, and that you only apply Radiant Spark (and Touch of the Magi) on high health targets to ensure your target does not die before either buff expires.
When the boss casts Icy Shroud, activate Alter Time when at full health and re-active it after the damage, or use other defensives as you see fit. If needed, you can use Ice Block to get rid of the debuff after the explosion. Still, since others can dispel it, this is only suggested if your group does not have Mass Dispel available and your healers are struggling.
We currently have no Mythic specific tips for Broodkeeper Diurna. These are expected to follow during the first few weeks of Mythic being out.
For more information, please refer to our Broodkeeper Diurna guide.
Raszageth the Storm-Eater
You will want to swap into Ring of Frost and make sure you have Blast Wave to help deal with the Spark adds, especially on Mythic difficulty. Additionally, Shimmer is pretty much mandatory (at least on Mythic), and additional mobility via Displacement is also very valuable. You can import our suggested build with the code below.
If you get targeted with Static Charge, you should activate Alter Time before Shimmering away from the group, and then re-activating Alter Time after putting down the debuff.
Your Rune of Power and cooldowns in general will line up with Hurricane Wing quite often on this fight. When this happens, ensure you are already close to a Static Field, to ensure your Rune drops close to the pool, so you can simply sidestep when the winds begin Into the Static Field without losing uptime on Rune.
Depending on your group's damage, cooldowns will align differently with the different phases. However, it is very important you align your cooldowns at least with the huge bonus damage moments in phase 2. ( Focused Charge) This effect happens shortly after the start of phase 2, so channel Evocation about 5-10 seconds into phase 2 and things should align naturally with the bonus damage.
We currently have no Mythic specific tips for Raszageth the Storm-Eater. These are expected to follow during the first few weeks of Mythic being out.
For more information, please refer to our Raszageth the Storm-Eater guide.
- 01 May 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.
- 20 Mar. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.7.
- 24 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
- 26 Dec. 2022: Removed disclaimer about tips as tips remained relevant on live servers.
- 17 Dec. 2022: Updated bosses with more tips due to changes from beta to live.
- 11 Dec. 2022: Page added.
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