Fire Mage DPS Mythic+ Tips — Dragonflight 10.0.2

Last updated on Nov 28, 2022 at 12:20 by Dutchmagoz 47 comments
General Information

In this guide, you will find tips and advice to tackle Mythic+ dungeons with your Fire Mage in World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.0.2.

1.

Fire Mage in Mythic+

Fire Mage is a great choice for Mythic+. It can focus on priority targets during Combustion Icon Combustion, has great cleave capabilities, and can opt into uncapped AoE Flame Patch Icon Flame Patch and Flamestrike Icon Flamestrike.

The only downside for Fire is that you have to opt into a full-on AoE build, at the cost of single-target DPS, or opt into a more single-target focused build, with great cleave. Generally, the cleave build is preferred, as it only does a little bit less AoE DPS, while doing significantly more single-target DPS.

If you are unfamiliar with Mythic+ and its associated general mechanics, you can read more about it on our Dragonflight 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.

If you go by the "standard" Mythic+ build, your rotation on packs is pretty much identical to the single target rotation on the page listed above.

However, if you play the Flamestrike Icon Flamestrike build, 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, 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 a roughly equal priority, you will want to use Flamestrike instead. If you are running Flame Patch Icon Flame Patch (which you should if running with Flamestrike Icon Flamestrike), 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 the 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 wants 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 can add a lot of crowd control in the form of Dragon's Breath Icon Dragon's Breath, Polymorph Icon Polymorph, Blast Wave Icon Blast Wave, Ice Nova Icon Ice Nova, Ring of Frost Icon Ring of Frost, or even Mass Slow Icon Mass Slow.
  • 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 Arcane Mage by Spellstealing beneficial buffs that increase your damage.
2.

Mythic+ Talents for Fire Mage

You can easily import the talent trees below into the game with the "Copy export string" button.

As you can see from the tree above, basically all of the AoE nodes (right side of the tree) are skipped. This is because spreading high Mastery: Ignite Icon Mastery: Ignites is simply a better way to do AoE damage on almost all target counts, and we simply do not have the points to spec into the right side of the tree.

There are a couple of options when it comes to setting up your talent tree for Mythic+. Below we will go over some of the changes you could make to the above trees.

2.1.

Class Talent Tree Options

  • Replace Temporal Warp Icon Temporal Warp for Time Anomaly Icon Time Anomaly when you are the only Time Warp Icon Time Warp (or similar effect) provider in the group.
  • Replace Remove Curse Icon Remove Curse for any defensive talent of your choice when there are no Curses to dispel in the dungeon you plan to do, or if someone else will handle the dispelling.
  • Replace Spellsteal Icon Spellsteal for any defensive talent of your choice when there are no buffs worth dispelling in the dungeon you plan to do.
  • Replace Ring of Frost Icon Ring of Frost and/or Ice Nova Icon Ice Nova for any defensive talent of your choice if you do not need the extra crowd control.
  • Replace Dragon's Breath Icon Dragon's Breath and/or Blast Wave Icon Blast Wave for any defensive talent of your choosing. Both function as AoE interrupts so we generally suggest not removing these unless you are 100% certain all interrupts will be handled without you.
2.2.

Fire Mage Talent Tree Options

Below we will list the adaptations to the single target/cleave oriented build that you could make based on your personal preference:

3.

Dragonflight Season 1 Affix: Thundering

Occasionally you will get buffed for 30% damage for 15 seconds. You need to run into someone with the opposite polarity buff that you have before those 15 seconds are up or else you will get stunned. For a Mage, this is fairly trivial as you can Blink Icon Blink stuns if not specced into Shimmer Icon Shimmer. Whoever you did not run into, however, is unlikely to have a stun break. Try to be considerate to your teammates and end the buff safely. See our detailed explanation here:

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.

Mythic+ Tier List

For an opinion list of how Fire fares against other DPS specs in Mythic+, please see our Tier List page:

6.

Changelog

  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 24 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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