Fire Mage Torghast Guide and Best Anima Powers — Shadowlands 9.1

Last updated on Jun 28, 2021 at 15:28 by Dutchmagoz 39 comments
General Information

On this page, we tell you all you need to know to prepare your Fire Mage before entering Torghast and then how to pick up the right Anima Powers once you are inside!

1.

Torghast as a Fire Mage

On this page we will guide you on how to perform the best in Torghast, Tower of the Damned as a Fire Mage. If you are looking for generic Torghast information, check out the pages below.

2.

Best Setup for Torghast as a Fire Mage

2.1.

Best Talents for Torghast as a Fire Mage

Level Choices
15 Firestarter Firestarter Pyromaniac Pyromaniac Searing Touch Searing Touch
25 Blazing Soul Blazing Soul Shimmer Shimmer Blast Wave Blast Wave
30 Incanter's Flow Incanter's Flow Focus Magic Focus Magic Rune of Power Rune of Power
35 Flame On Flame On Alexstrasza's Fury Alexstrasza's Fury From the Ashes From the Ashes
40 Frenetic Speed Frenetic Speed Ice Ward Ice Ward Ring of Frost Ring of Frost
45 Flame Patch ? Flame Patch Conflagration Conflagration Living Bomb Living Bomb
50 Kindling Kindling Pyroclasm Pyroclasm Meteor Meteor

There are a couple of options available when it comes to talents as a Fire Mage in Torghast.

The first real option is in the level 40 row, where you can choose between Frenetic Speed Icon Frenetic Speed and Ice Ward Icon Ice Ward. Ice Ward is especially useful if you are running Grisly Icicle Icon Grisly Icicle (or get the Grisly Icicle Icon Grisly Icicle Anima Power) as you can basically keep enemies rooted forever without breaking the root with damage. Frenetic Speed is better if you are already quite comfortable in Torghast and want the extra movement speed, but for progressing in Torghast Ice Ward is usually the better option.

The second choice comes at the level 45 row, where you can pick between Flame Patch Icon Flame Patch and Conflagration Icon Conflagration. This again largely comes down to whether or not you are using Grisly Icicle Icon Grisly Icicle (or get the Grisly Icicle Icon Grisly Icicle Anima Power). If you are running Grisly Icicle, Flame Patch is very strong, as you can root a group of enemies and keep them in the Flame Patch. Without Grisly Icicle it is a lot harder to keep enemies inside the Flame Patch without face-tanking them, which is not advised, in which case Conflagration is the better choice.

3.

Best Fire Mage Anima Powers

During a Torghast run, you will be getting many different Anima Powers which you have to choose between. Below we have listed the relative strength of the Anima Powers you can obtain on Torghast, so you can go through the list and find the option that is listed the highest when you have to make a decision. For a complete list of Anima Powers, please refer to the following pages.

It is worth noting, that some Anima Powers are not strong on their own, but become extremely potent combined with other Anima Powers. We will highlight this in the list below as well.

Lastly, a lot of Anima Powers let you pick between survivability, mobility, utility and damage. What you pick here largely comes down to personal preference and your playstyle, so do not be afraid to deviate from the list below.

"S" is best and "F" is worst.

3.1.

S-Tier Anima Powers for Fire Mage

3.2.

A-Tier Anima Powers for Fire Mage

3.3.

B-Tier Anima Powers for Fire Mage

3.4.

C-Tier Anima Powers for Fire Mage

3.5.

D-Tier Anima Powers for Fire Mage

3.6.

F-Tier Anima Powers for Fire Mage

4.

Phantasma Anima Powers for Fire Mage

Occasionally you will be offered the ability to get Phantasma instead of an Anima Power, or increases to your Phantasma generation. It is hard to evaluate these, but we recommend choosing them when there is no "B"-tier or higher alternative Anima Power.

5.

Fire Mage Playstyle for Torghast, Tower of the Damned

Without any Anima Powers and without running Grisly Icicle Icon Grisly Icicle, Fire Mage struggles a lot in Torghast. However, there are some very strong Anima Power combinations that can make Torghast a breeze if you get lucky on these powers. Below we will first go over the playstyle without any big Anima Power combinations, and then in the section after that we will go over some combinations that are extremely strong and impact your playstyle significantly.

  • If there are packs with 2 or more ranged / caster enemies, use Polymorph Icon Polymorph on one of them, and quickly nuke the other(s).
  • Constantly use Blazing Barrier Icon Blazing Barrier against packs with casters/ranged enemies.
  • Use Frost Nova Icon Frost Nova as much as possible against melee enemies. Without Grisly Icicle Icon Grisly Icicle / Grisly Icicle Icon Grisly Icicle, get maximum distance from the enemies after using Frost Nova before you start to damage them.
  • Shimmer Icon Shimmer is very valuable to kite enemies, so make sure you use it often.
  • Save Time Warp Icon Time Warp for the final boss of a floor.
  • Invisibility Icon Invisibility lets you reset a pack if you pulled too many mobs.
  • Mirror Image Icon Mirror Image will draw aggro from you, so make sure you use it on packs that have a lot of ranged/caster enemies to let them tank for you while you kill off the ranged/caster enemies.
5.1.

Anima Power Playstyle Changes for Fire Mage

Below we list some Anima Power combinations that greatly change how to approach Torghast and will make it much easier if you follow these playstyle changes.

Art of the Blinkmage Icon Art of the Blinkmage + Clouded Diamond Icon Clouded Diamond: This combination of Anima Powers makes it so your Blink Icon Blink (or Shimmer Icon Shimmer) has no cooldown and places down a Mirror Image Icon Mirror Image. When you have both of these Anima Powers, you should be spamming Shimmer/Blink the entire time to spawn a crazy amount of Mirror Images. You will basically have an endless amount of Mirror Images that will draw aggro for you and damage enemies.

6.

Changelog

  • 28 Jun. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.1.
  • 09 Mar. 2021: Added new Torghast Anima Powers to the tier list.
  • 15 Jan. 2021: Updated Tier list based on Twisting Corridors difficulty.
  • 15 Dec. 2020: Updated tier list and rotation section for updated anima powers.
  • 14 Dec. 2020: Updated page for a better 1 shot combo and updated tier list.
  • 24 Nov. 2020: Page added.
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