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Fire Mage PvP Stat Priority, Gear, and Trinkets (BfA / Patch 8.3)

Last updated on Jun 23, 2020 at 06:33 by Mysticall 7 comments

Choosing your gear carefully is important for your Fire Mage in PvP. We give you a stat priority to help you choose items with the right stats as well as guidance on how to pick up your Azerite pieces, followed by advice on how to choose the rest of your gear and your trinkets.

This page is part of our Fire Mage PvP Guide.

1.

Stat Priority for Fire Mages in PvP

The stat priority for Fire Mage in PvP is as follows:

  1. Intellect;
  2. Haste;
  3. Versatility;
  4. Critical Strike;
  5. Mastery.

Intellect is the best stat in all situations. Haste is the best stat to be stacking as a Mage. This reduces the cast time of important abilities like Polymorph Icon Polymorph. Versatility is the second bast stat to have. This reduces the damage you take and increases the damage you deal.

2.

Corruption Gear for Fire Mages in PvP

Gear has a chance to get a Corruption@ effect on them. This Corruption can have 2 different affects: dealing damage or increasing one of your stats. The more Corruption to have, the more damage you will take from the Corruption effects. It is recommended to not have more than 40 Corruption at once or you will take too much damage and die quickly.

For a general guide on Corruptions, check out our guide.

2.1.

Corruptions that deal Damage

Corruptions that deal damage proc from your damaging abilities. Although you do not have a choice on when they proc, most of them proc often and can make up a large amount of your overall damage. Below are the best Corruptions to have that will deal damage from using your abilities.

  1. Gushing Wound Icon Gushing Wound — Places a very large DoT on the enemy that cannot be dispelled. Perfect for increasing your overall damage output.
  2. Infinite Stars Icon Infinite Stars — Although the debuff is dispellable, it procs very often and can drastically increase your cleave damage.
2.2.

Corruptions that increase Stats

Corruptions that increase Stats are also extremely powerful. These Corruptions also have two different variations. The first is a proc chance to gain a stat. This is just like any other proc, where you will randomly get a buff that greatly increases one of your stats. The second, is you receive a certain stat from any source. This means you can gain that stat from anything from gear to traits. These stat increases are much more powerful to have. Below are the best Corruptions that increase your stats.

  1. Versatile Icon Versatile — If you want to be tankier and want to make it extremely difficult for the enemy team to kill you, this corruption is your best choice. Versatility is important for surviving as a Fire Mage and this gives you a flat Versatility increase.
  2. Surging Vitality Icon Surging Vitality — Similar to the Versatile Icon Versatile corruption, Surging Vitality also increases your Versatility. However, this is a proc, so you will not have control over when you get this Versatility increase.
2.3.

Corruption Recommendations

Ideally, you will want to have as many Versatile Icon Versatile corruptions on your gear as you can. This will drastically increase your survivability and also increase the damage you deal.

3.

Gear Recommendations

3.1.

General Guidelines

In general, Fire Mages want to get trinkets that line up well with Combustion Icon Combustion. These trinkets can have a passive or on-use effect. The stat you want to be increasing is Intellect. The reason you want to increase Intellect is because it drastically increases your overall damage output. For more information about Combustion and your rotation in PvP, please refer to our dedicated page.

To be successful in 3v3 arena, you need to have at least 2 pieces of gear with the Blaster Master Icon Blaster Master and Wildfire Icon Wildfire traits. You will also want either Overwhelming Power Icon Overwhelming Power or Heed My Call Icon Heed My Call in the second tier. For more information about Azerite traits for Fire Mages in PvP, please refer to our dedicated page on the subject.

Below, we list the items that have these traits.

3.1.1.

Helms

3.1.2.

Shoulders

3.1.3.

Chest

3.2.

Forbidden Obsidian Claw Icon Forbidden Obsidian Claw is a must-have trinket that drops from Maut in the Ny'alotha raid. This not only restores Mana, but it also deals a large amount of damage. Ideally, you will want to use this trinket when the enemy healer does not have a dispel, so it will stay for the entire duration.

Corrupted Gladiator's Badge Icon Corrupted Gladiator's Badge the best trinket that has an on-use effect. The 2-minute cooldown lines up well with Combustion Icon Combustion, and should be used every time you want to use your burst rotation.

Corrupted Gladiator's Maledict Icon Corrupted Gladiator's Maledict is a great trinket to have. The on-use damage and healing absorption is capable of forcing defensives, especially when coordinated with your other teammates Maledicts. This can be used by itself or while you are using your burst rotation to force multiple cooldowns out of enemy teams. If you use this trinket, make sure your other teammates are using it as well. Otherwise, the enemy healer can just dispel the debuff and it will force cooldowns.

Corrupted Gladiator's Insignia Icon Corrupted Gladiator's Insignia has a good amount of Versatility on it and has a passive effect. This effect increases your Intellect. This increases your sustained damage.

Corrupted Gladiator's Safeguard Icon Corrupted Gladiator's Safeguard is a mandatory trinket if you think the enemy team can swap to you and kill you. This provides an additional defensive for when you drop to low health. If you do not think a team will swap to you and kill you, you can replace this with any of the trinkets below.

3.3.

Weapon Enchant

Enchant Weapon - Machinist's Brilliance Icon Enchant Weapon - Machinist's Brilliance is the best weapon enchants. The enchant provides a proc that gives you a strong boost to your overall Haste. This will reduce the cast time on important abilities you have and also increases your sustained and burst damage.

4.

Changelog

  • 23 Jun. 2020: Updated Corruptions section.
    • Added Corrupted Recommendation section.
  • 19 May 2020: Updated Corruptions section.
  • 08 Apr. 2020: Updated Recommended Items.
  • 11 Feb. 2020: Added Corruption Gear section. Updated Best Gear section.
  • 20 Jan. 2020: Updated PvP gear to be Season 4 Corrupted gear.
  • 30 Oct. 2019: Page added.
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