Fire Mage DPS Vault of the Incarnates Raid Guide — Dragonflight 10.0.5

Last updated on Jan 24, 2023 at 14:40 by Dutchmagoz 51 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: Vault of the Incarnates. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.0.5.

1.

Introduction

In this section, you will find information and guidance for each boss individually in Vault of the Incarnates as a Fire Mage. These are not complete encounter guides but provide specific tips for any Fire Mage on each boss.

2.

Fire Mage Talents in Vault of the Incarnates

Below, we list most bosses' "base" talent setup. However, we will also list a boss-specific talent tree for each boss if it differs from the base tree below.

Keep in mind that many of the Mage tree talents are personal preference, so we highly suggest you read the talent page for a more detailed overview of the different choices available to you.

You can easily import the talent tree below into the game with the "Copy Export String" button.

3.

Eranog

We suggest using Shimmer Icon Shimmer instead of Ice Floes Icon Ice Floes on this fight. Other than that, we suggest the standard talents.

3.1.

Tips

Use Shimmer Icon Shimmer to quickly get out of Molten Cleave Icon Molten Cleave without interrupting any casts.

Keep an eye on your boss mod timer for Flamerift Icon Flamerift. When Flamerift is about to come up, ensure you have a couple of Phoenix Flames Icon Phoenix Flames charges ready to burst down the adds quickly.

If your tactic has the adds running through the boss, you should use Combustion Icon Combustion closely before the adds spawn to build a big Mastery: Ignite Icon Mastery: Ignite on the boss, and then spread it to the adds as they walk over the boss.

When adds are low, make sure to target them with Scorch Icon Scorch instead of DPSing the boss, for Searing Touch Icon Searing Touch.

You can use Shimmer Icon Shimmer (or Blink Icon Blink) to quickly get through the flame walls from Primal Flame and continue DPSing without having to move through when an add has been killed.

3.1.1.

Mythic Tips

We currently have no Mythic specific tips for Eranog.

For more information, please refer to our Eranog guide.

4.

Terros

We suggest using the standard talents listed at the top of this page.

4.1.

Tips

Use Ice Block Icon Ice Block to solo soak Rock Blast Icon Rock Blast when available.

Keep an eye on your boss mod timer for Resonating Annihilation Icon Resonating Annihilation, to ensure you do not use all your DPS cooldowns right before it goes out as you are very likely to have to move when it goes out. If it does spawn in the area, you are in, use Shimmer Icon Shimmer/Blink Icon Blink or cast while moving via Ice Floes Icon Ice Floes to get out of the zone. You have quite a lot of time, so make sure you do this without giving up DPS.

4.1.1.

Mythic Tips

We currently have no Mythic specific tips for Terros.

For more information, please refer to our Terros guide.

5.

The Primal Council

We suggest using the standard talents listed at the top of this page.

5.1.

Tips

Use Ice Block Icon Ice Block to solo soak Meteor Axes Icon Meteor Axes when available.

Ensure you use your cooldowns while all 4 bosses are stacked up so your big Mastery: Ignite Icon Mastery: Ignite can spread to all of them.

Make sure you activate Ice Floes Icon Ice Floes before moving into a pool of fire to cleanse your Primal Blizzard Icon Primal Blizzard stacks to ensure you do not stop casting while moving in and out of it, or time your stack clears with instant Pyroblast Icon Pyroblasts.

5.1.1.

Mythic Tips

We currently have no Mythic specific tips for Primal Council.

6.

Sennarth, the Cold Breath

We suggest taking Shimmer Icon Shimmer here when learning the fight to avoid being knocked off the platform due to the various knockback mechanics in this fight while learning it, as you can quickly use it mid-air to save yourself. However, when you are more experienced with the fight, you can use Ice Floes Icon Ice Floes instead, as it will allow you to avoid the mechanics without losing DPS.

6.1.

Tips

When the boss starts casting Gossamer Burst Icon Gossamer Burst, you can activate Alter Time Icon Alter Time, then let yourself get dragged close to the edge and then re-activate Alter Time to be far away again, followed by immediately Ice Floes Icon Ice Floes into a web patch.

You can use Ice Block Icon Ice Block to soak Glacial Plume Icon Glacial Plume if needed. You can also use it to stop the pull-in from Gossamer Burst Icon Gossamer Burst if needed.

Whenever adds walk through/near the boss, make sure to spread Mastery: Ignite Icon Mastery: Ignite to them.

6.1.1.

Mythic Tips

We currently have no Mythic specific tips for Sennarth.

7.

Dathea, Ascended

We suggest the standard talents for this fight.

7.1.

Tips

When you get Conductive Mark Icon Conductive Mark, activate Alter Time Icon Alter Time when at full health and re-active when the damage from the mark brings you low. You can also Ice Block Icon Ice Block to fully get rid of it if you are in danger of dying or your group is struggling to heal it.

Right at the start of Cyclone Icon Cyclone you can activate Alter Time Icon Alter Time to snapshot your position and re-active it when you get close to the boss. You can also use Shimmer Icon Shimmer/Ice Floes Icon Ice Floes to keep DPS up while moving against the pull.

7.1.1.

Mythic Tips

We currently have no Mythic specific tips for Dathea.

For more information, please refer to our DatheaAscended guide.

8.

Kurog Grimtotem

We suggest the standard talents for this fight.

8.1.

Tips

When you get Biting Chill Icon Biting Chill, activate Alter Time Icon Alter Time when at full health and re-activate when the damage from the debuff brings you low. You can also Ice Block Icon Ice Block to fully get rid of it if you are in danger of dying or your group is struggling to heal it.

You can solo soak Absolute Zero Icon Absolute Zero with Ice Block Icon Ice Block. On small group sizes, you can also solo soak it with Greater Invisibility Icon Greater Invisibility, but make sure to use Prismatic Barrier Icon Prismatic Barrier to ensure you do not die.

Keep an eye on the energy bar of the boss, and when the boss is close to being full energy, save your cooldowns for the intermission phase. You should channel Evocation Icon Evocation while the boss is flying to the middle and start your burn rotation on the adds when they are grouped up.

8.1.1.

Mythic Tips

We currently have no Mythic specific tips for Kurog Grimtotem.

For more information, please refer to our Kurog Grimtotem guide.

9.

Broodkeeper Diurna

We suggest the standard talents for this fight.

9.1.

Tips

A lot of groups assign a large group of players to focus entirely on boss damage, while others entirely on add damage. If you are assigned entirely to adds, make sure you focus down the high health targets and let Mastery: Ignite Icon Mastery: Ignite do your AoE damage, instead of hitting the smaller adds, as that will cause you to lose out on Ignite damage.

When the boss casts Icy Shroud Icon Icy Shroud, activate Alter Time Icon Alter Time when at full health and re-active it after the damage, or use other defensives as you see fit. If needed, you can use Ice Block Icon Ice Block to get rid of the debuff after the explosion. Still, since others can dispel it, this is only suggested if your group does not have Mass Dispel Icon Mass Dispel available and your healers are struggling.

9.1.1.

Mythic Tips

We currently have no Mythic specific tips for Broodkeeper Diurna. These are expected to follow during the first few weeks of Mythic being out.

For more information, please refer to our Broodkeeper Diurna guide.

10.

Raszageth the Storm-Eater

We suggest the standard talents for this boss.

10.1.

Tips

If you get targeted with Static Charge Icon Static Charge, you should activate Alter Time Icon Alter Time before Shimmer Icon Shimmering away from the group, and then re-activating Alter Time after putting down the debuff.

Your Rune of Power Icon Rune of Power and cooldowns in general will line up with Hurricane Wing Icon Hurricane Wing quite often on this fight. When this happens, ensure you are already close to a Static Field Icon Static Field, to ensure your Rune drops close to the pool, so you can simply sidestep when the winds begin Into the Static Field without losing uptime on Rune.

Depending on your group's damage, cooldowns will align differently with the different phases. However, it is very important you align your cooldowns at least with the huge bonus damage moments in phase 2. (Focused Charge Icon Focused Charge) This effect happens shortly after the start of phase 2, so hold onto your cooldowns at the start of phase 2 until you get the buff.

10.1.1.

Mythic Tips

We currently have no Mythic specific tips for Raszageth the Storm-Eater.

For more information, please refer to our Raszageth the Storm-Eater guide.

11.

Changelog

  • 24 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 26 Dec. 2022: Removed disclaimer about tips as tips remained relevant on live servers.
  • 17 Dec. 2022: Updated bosses with more tips due to changes from beta to live.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Page added.
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