Fire Mage DPS The Eternal Palace Raid Guide — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3

Last updated on Jan 13, 2020 at 19:15 by Dutchmagoz 55 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Fire Mage for each boss of the following raid: The Eternal Palace. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3.



In this section, you will find information and guidance for each boss individually in the Eternal Palace raid as a Fire Mage. These are not complete encounter guides, but rather provide specific tips for the bosses as a Fire Mage.


Fire Mage in The Eternal Palace

Fire Mage is looking to be a great pick in The Eternal Palace, due to some indirect buffs with the addition of Essences. It is now capable of delivering good single-target DPS, even on fights not primarily focused around execute DPS, while having "free" AoE or Cleave DPS due to Mastery: Ignite Icon Mastery: Ignite.

As a general rule, most of the raid is single-target or spread cleave. Fire can deal well with the single-target fights, but less so with the spread cleave fights.


Talent and Essence Cheatsheet


Abyssal Commander Sivara

We advise you to use the following essences against Abyssal Commander Sivara.



This is a straightforward pure single-target encounter. When you have Frost Mark Icon Frost Mark, make sure make sure to stutter step between your instant-cast Pyroblast Icon Pyroblasts and Meteor Icon Meteors. This way, you will have to move less when you do not have any instant cast spells available.

Check the boss mod timers to avoid using Rune of Power Icon Rune of Power right before Inversion Icon Inversion, as you might have to move to the other side of the room when this happens.

For more information, please refer to our Abyssal Commander Sivara strategy guide.


Blackwater Behemoth

We advise you to use the following essences against Blackwater Behemoth.



Make sure you are standing on the floor when using Rune of Power Icon Rune of Power, because using it while swimming above the floor can cause it to sometimes spawn above or below you, which means you will not get the buff.

For more information, please refer to our Blackwater Behemoth strategy guide.


Radiance of Azshara

We advise you to use the following essences against Radiance of Azshara.



A split single-target fight with some priority add focus during the intermissions.

During the intermission, focus down the Stormwraith and let Mastery: Ignite Icon Mastery: Ignite do the work for you on the Stormlings. Use Shimmer Icon Shimmer to negate the knockback of Gale Buffet Icon Gale Buffet.

For more information, please refer to our Radiance of Azshara strategy guide.


Lady Ashvane

We advise you to use the following essences against Lady Ashvane.



If you are in a bad position to deal with Briny Bubble Icon Briny Bubble properly, you can move out of the group and use Ice Block Icon Ice Block. This will avoid the bubble from spawning altogether.

The fight generally has odd Bloodlust Icon Bloodlust/Heroism Icon Heroism/Time Warp Icon Time Warp timers for Fire's cooldowns (usually around 1 minute, or 3 minutes into the fight) Try to plan your cooldowns with your raid's strategy in mind so they line up with Bloodlust/Heroism/Time Warp usage.

For more information, please refer to our Lady Ashvane strategy guide.



We advise you to use the following essences against Orgozoa.



This is a fairly straightforward fight for Fire Mages. Simply swap to the Zoatroid adds by single-targeting one of them down and letting Mastery: Ignite Icon Mastery: Ignite spread.

Make sure to watch your boss mod timer for Dribbling Ichor Icon Dribbling Ichor, and avoid placing a Rune of Power Icon Rune of Power when it is about to begin, as it will be hard to remain inside your Rune while the Dribbling Ichor is happening.

For more information, please refer to our Orgozoa strategy guide.


The Queen's Court

We advise you to use the following essences against The Queen's Court.



If you get Frenetic Charge Icon Frenetic Charge on you, but you / the raid is too low health to soak it together, or there are other reasons making it hard to soak this together, you can use Ice Block Icon Ice Block to soak it alone.

When you get Repeat Performance Icon Repeat Performance, make sure you do not end up casting the same spell twice in a row. This is only really relevant for Fireball Icon Fireball. Most of the time, you should be able to avoid this by casting Fire Blast Icon Fire Blast while casting your second Fireball Icon Fireball. But if this is not possible, you should try to weave in other spells. Shimmer Icon Shimmer and Counterspell Icon Counterspell are great because they can be used without losing any DPS, but still count as a spell to avoid the silence.

For more information, please refer to our The Queen's Court strategy guide.


Za'qul, Harbinger of Ny'alotha

We advise you to use the following essences against Za'qul, Harbinger of Ny'alotha.



It can be a small DPS gain to run Living Bomb Icon Living Bomb on this fight, if your group is very efficient at getting the Horrific Visions stacked on the boss. Otherwise the standard single target talents apply.



For a Fire Mage, this fight is generally just a single target fight, with occasional swapping of targets. You should swap to Horrific Summoners, but the Horrific Visions should just be cleaved down.

Fire Mages are great at going down into the Delirium Realm Icon Delirium Realm, especially when the boss is below 30% health (or close to). This is particularly true when running multiple Blaster Master Icon Blaster Master traits, because the additional haste makes it possible to have extremely high uptime on the Blaster Master buff. However, it can be very challenging to play the Delirium Realm, because Scorch Icon Scorch is nearly instant, it can make it so you are getting Hot Streak Icon Hot Streak procs at very odd timings. The best way to avoid accidentally hardcasting Pyroblast Icon Pyroblasts is to always keep moving while the boss is below 30% health. If you are assigned to go down into the Delirium Realm, make sure you have your DPS cooldowns ready when going in. When down there, you should make sure to use Blazing Barrier Icon Blazing Barrier on cooldown, because you will slowly die while in the realm, and the longer you can stay in there the more DPS you will do. If you are running defensive traits like Cauterizing Blink Icon Cauterizing Blink, you should also try to keep a high uptime on this buff by using Shimmer Icon Shimmer often. Keep in mind, Cauterize Icon Cauterize will not proc while in this realm, so you should not rely on Cauterize to heal you up. Additionally, do not forget to use Abyssal Healing Potion Icon Abyssal Healing Potion and Healthstone Icon Healthstone in this realm.

For more information, please refer to our Za'qul, Harbinger of Ny'alotha strategy guide.


Queen Azshara

We advise you to use the following essences against Queen Azshara.


Talents and Essences for Queen Azshara for a Fire Mage

Overall, the standard single-target talents and Essences apply to this boss. However, if your group is struggling to kill the Azshara's Devoted, you can opt into a more AoE focused build, swapping to Living Bomb Icon Living Bomb, and potentially even swapping to Essence of the Focusing Iris Icon Essence of the Focusing Iris, although the latter is not advised, since it is a sizeable DPS loss on the boss, so only consider this if your group truly cannot kill the adds without it.



Azshara is a fight with a lot of things happening at the same time. A Fire Mage's main job will be single-target DPS, while cleaving down lower priority targets.

Optimizing your DPS on Azshara largely comes down to minimizing your movement, which can be hard due to all the mechanics going on. You need to keep a close eye on boss mod timers for mechanics like Arcane Detonation Icon Arcane Detonation to ensure you do not use cooldowns, such as Rune of Power Icon Rune of Power, right before it goes out.

When the Overzealous Hulk spawns, make sure to not use any crowd control abilities (like Dragon's Breath Icon Dragon's Breath, or even Flamestrike Icon Flamestrike, since slows also count) to make sure a stronger crowd control ability can be used on it.

If you get the Essence of Azeroth Icon Essence of Azeroth buff, you should simply spam Pyroblast Icon Pyroblasts as filler, instead of Fireball Icon Fireball or Scorch Icon Scorch. Make sure to use any remaining cooldowns like Rune of Power Icon Rune of Power before the 40 seconds are over, as you will die when it ends. Try to weave in any Fire Blast Icon Fire Blasts when you see a Heating Up Icon Heating Up proc. If you are running Blaster Master Icon Blaster Master traits, try to keep a good uptime on this as well, as the Fire Blasts are not as important for generating Hot Streak Icon Hot Streak procs when you have the Essence of Azeroth buff.

For more information, please refer to our Queen Azshara strategy guide.



  • 13 Jan. 2020: This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.3 and no changes are necessary.
  • 18 Jul. 2019: Added Azshara tips.
  • 16 Jul. 2019: Removed disclaimer.
  • 13 Jul. 2019: Added tips for every boss except for Azshara, updated talent recommendations, and split essence recommendations into 2 categories.
  • 10 Jul. 2019: Added initial talent recommendations.
  • 07 Jul. 2019: Page added.
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