Fire Mage DPS Mythic+ Tips — Shadowlands 9.0.2

Last updated on Dec 04, 2020 at 15:12 by Dutchmagoz 20 comments
General Information

In this guide, you will find tips and advice to tackle Mythic+ dungeons with your Fire Mage in World of Warcraft — Shadowlands 9.0.2.

1.

Fire Mage in Mythic+

Fire Mage is a great choice for Mythic+. It can focus down priority targets during Combustion Icon Combustion and has good uncapped AoE potential via Flame Patch Icon Flame Patch and Flamestrike Icon Flamestrike.

If you are unfamiliar with Mythic+ and its associated general mechanics, you can read more about it on our Shadowlands Mythic+ Season 1 page below.

1.1.

Fire Mage Mythic+ Rotation

Although the base rotations outlined in the standard rotation page still apply to Mythic+, Mythic+ usually has different types of damage requirements than raids do. If you are unsure about the standard rotations of Fire, check out our rotation page below.

The main decision to be made on most packs is whether you focus down a priority target by using your Hot Streak Icon Hot Streaks on Pyroblast Icon Pyroblast or on Flamestrike Icon Flamestrike. Focusing down a priority target still does decent AoE damage by spreading Mastery: Ignite Icon Mastery: Ignite via Phoenix Flames Icon Phoenix Flames, but the overall DPS will be lower than spending your Hot Streaks on Flamestrike. Generally, you will want to burst down priority targets first, but if all enemies in a pack are roughly equal priority, you will want to use Flamestrike instead. If you are running Flame Patch Icon Flame Patch, you will also want to hardcast (cast without Hot Streak) Flamestrike from 3 targets and up if you decide to go the AoE damage route instead of priority damage route.

1.2.

Fire Mage Utility

The main reason to bring a Fire Mage to a Mythic+ group is for its damage, but aside from that, it also has some very valuable utility which makes every Mythic+ group want at least one Mage:

  • Arcane Intellect Icon Arcane Intellect is a big boost for both the other caster DPS in the group, as well as additional healing for the healer.
  • Time Warp Icon Time Warp is a required cooldown for any Mythic+ group.
  • Remove Curse Icon Remove Curse can be useful to dispel Curses in some dungeons.
  • A Fire Mage adds some crowd-control in the form of Polymorph Icon Polymorph and Dragon's Breath Icon Dragon's Breath.
  • Spellsteal Icon Spellsteal can be useful in some dungeons to remove dangerous buffs from enemy targets. Sometimes it can also be used as a big DPS boost for the Fire Mage by Spellstealing beneficial buffs that increase your damage.
2.

Mythic+ Talents for Fire Mage

Below are the suggested talents for Mythic+, these talents are recommended for all groups and keys at the current time.

Level Choices
15 Firestarter Firestarter Pyromaniac Pyromaniac Searing Touch Searing Touch
25 Blazing Soul Blazing Soul Shimmer Shimmer Blast Wave Blast Wave
30 Incanter's Flow ? Incanter's Flow Focus Magic Focus Magic Rune of Power Rune of Power
35 Flame On Flame On Alexstrasza's Fury Alexstrasza's Fury From the Ashes From the Ashes
40 Frenetic Speed Frenetic Speed Ice Ward Ice Ward Ring of Frost Ring of Frost
45 Flame Patch Flame Patch Conflagration Conflagration Living Bomb Living Bomb
50 Kindling Kindling Pyroclasm Pyroclasm Meteor Meteor
3.

Shadowlands Season 1 Affix: Prideful

You will want to make sure that your cooldowns are ready, or close to ready, once you defeat the Manifestation of Pride, as you get a 30% bonus damage buff after beating the Manifestation, allowing you to burst extra hard after defeating the Manifestation. Other than that, this new affix does not do anything special for Fire Mages that you can really interact with.

4.

Trinket Considerations for Fire Mage in Mythic+

When choosing your trinkets, we recommend simulating yourself on Raidbots using the Patchwerk option for raids and single-target, and selecting multiple boss targets for simulating Mythic+ or add target fights. Usually, we recommend using trinkets that proc stats, rather than single-target damage dealers for Mythic+.

You can also get a quick overview of good Mythic+ Trinkets on our Gearing page, specifically the Simulation chart for multi-target scenarios.

5.

Changelog

  • 04 Dec. 2020: Updated for Shadowlands season 1.
  • 12 Oct. 2020: Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
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