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Fire Mage DPS Easy Mode

Last updated on Jun 12, 2017 at 12:31 by Furty 311 comments

Table of Contents

This section is intended for players who are new to the game or class, have no intentions of raiding Mythic difficulty, or simply want a more straightforward way to play their specialization without being overwhelmed by the numerous priorities and active abilities that need to be taken into consideration for optimal play.

1. The Basics

Fire is a well rounded specialization that largely relies on planning windows of burst in advance. Generally speaking, it is not very keybind taxing though the amount of actions executed in short succession can easily overwhelm less seasoned players. In this section we will be focusing on a setup that minimizes the amount of buttons and reactivity necessary without unduly compromising overall damage output.

2. Talent Choice

These choices are optimized for ease of use. Although some talents might offer marginally higher gains when played perfectly, these same talents often result in damage losses when utilized by many players. These talents aim to present the best setup that has very little punishment for unfamiliarity or mistakes.

Rune of Power Icon Rune of Power presents a significant increase over Incanter's Flow Icon Incanter's Flow when utilized correctly. It is worth becoming familiar with this talent even if you do not have time to optimize other parts of the specialization.

3. Stat Choice

Currently, you will want to prioritize secondary stats as follows:

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

We recommend you prioritize item levels and tier sets over specific stats, as they are all extremely close in value. Generally the extra Intellect and stat budget from an item level piece is a much better overall contribution to damage than trying to stack pure Critical Strike and Mastery. The tier set bonuses are also very valuable and should be sought out.

4. Basic Rotation

About Our Author and Reviewer

This guide has been written by Furty, who has an illustrious history in the World of Warcraft raiding scene and race for World First. He has been a member of guilds such as Serenity, Midwinter, and many more, and is currently raiding in Future. 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 Pieces.

5. ChangeLog

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  • 12 Jun. 2017: Updated stat priority section for Patch 7.2.5.
  • 09 Jan. 2017: Slight update to the recommended talent build to be in sync with the 7.1.5 talent recommendations.
  • 08 Dec. 2016: Added easy mode for Fire Mages.
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