Hit cap is 164 as long as you have Elemental Precision providing an extra 3% hit.
Molten Armor provides the best DPS boost but you will need to use Mage Armor if you find yourself running out of mana mid fight.
Every fire mage in the raid should be contributing to keep Improved Scorch on the target at all times. You should be able to cast 5-8 Fireball‘s and then 1 Scorch. The amount will depend on your haste rating and how often you have to move during the fight.
Welcome to our PVE Arcane Mage guide for WoW TBC. This guide will show you what you need to know to DPS as an Arcane Mage in dungeons and raids. This guide covers everything from talents to consumables.
Arcane requires you to min/max your gear. It requires a ton of mana management but you are left with crazy burst damage. Arcane has lower gear requirements than fire due to Arcane Focus providing 10% hit.
This build takes Cold Snap from the frost tree giving you two Ice Block‘s to stay alive as well as Icy Veins to increase your damage output.
Gems can change based on your build, equipment and caps. You may need to adjust your gems to account for your gear.
Use Mage Armor to increase your mana regeneration.
Arcane Blast is your primary damage spell but it uses a lot of mana. As you cast Arcane Blast it leaves a mana consumption debuff which prevents you from just chain casting Arcane Blast. (You will run out of mana)
Frostbolt is your filler when the Arcane Blast debuff has maxed out and you need to let the debuff fall off. The balance of Arcane Blast to Frostbolt is something you will have to feel out due to it being based on your mana pool and the length of each boss encounter.
Fire Blast is a filler spell that can be used when you are moving around to get some extra damage in.
This is an Arcane/Fire/Frost Mage Pre-Raid Best in Slot list for The World of Warcraft Burning Crusade expansion. You should be able to begin raiding Karazhan by acquiring one thing for each equipment slot from this list.
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