Fire Mage DPS Mythic+ Tips — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3

Last updated on Jan 13, 2020 at 19:15 by Dutchmagoz 56 comments
General Information

In this guide, you will find tips and advice to tackle Mythic+ dungeons with your Fire Mage in World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3.


Fire Mage in Mythic+

Fire Mage is a great choice for Mythic+. It can focus down priority targets while still doing good AoE DPS due to Mastery: Ignite Icon Mastery: Ignite and talents like Living Bomb Icon Living Bomb.

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


Fire Mage Mythic+ Rotation

Both the single target and multi-target rotations do not change in Mythic+ content. For more information about the Fire Mage DPS rotation, refer back to the Rotation, Cooldowns, and Abilities page.


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.

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
30 Blazing Soul Blazing Soul Shimmer Shimmer Blast Wave Blast Wave
45 Incanter's Flow ? Incanter's Flow Mirror Image Mirror Image Rune of Power Rune of Power
60 Flame On Flame On Alexstrasza's Fury Alexstrasza's Fury Phoenix Flames Phoenix Flames
75 Frenetic Speed Frenetic Speed Ice Ward Ice Ward Ring of Frost Ring of Frost
90 Flame Patch Flame Patch Conflagration Conflagration Living Bomb Living Bomb
100 Kindling Kindling Pyroclasm Pyroclasm Meteor Meteor

Season 4 Affix: Awakened

The only part of this affix that really applies to Mages, is Voidweaver Mal'thir. Mal'thir spawns when you activate the Cursed Spire of Ny'alotha—or when the last boss is pulled without activating that spire—and proceeds to cast both Crippling Pestilence and Lingering Doubt. Lingering Doubt leaves a curse on the target that reduces casting speed by 70% for 8 seconds. It is up to you to Remove Curse Icon Remove Curse if that should land on a caster.

Beyond that, treat them as you would any other trash mobs. They need to die, and if engaged by their spire, so do their adds.



  • 13 Jan. 2020: Updated for season 4.
  • 09 Jul. 2019: Added season 3 affix descriptions.
  • 24 Jun. 2019: This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 15 Apr. 2019: This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 03 Feb. 2019: Slightly tweaked Reaping affix recommendation.
  • 01 Feb. 2019: Updated for Season 2.
  • 09 Dec. 2018: This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 10 Aug. 2018: Added Fire Mage Mythic+ page.
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