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Fire Mage DPS Easy Mode

Last updated on Jan 09, 2017 at 17:05 by Furty 297 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.

Critical Strike is your best stat by a significant margin, so it is important to ensure almost every piece of gear you acquire has Critical Strike on it. Mastery and Haste are close in value on a pure single target, though Mastery pulls far ahead on 2+ targets.

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 Myst. 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

  • 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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