Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Fire Mage Guide

Introduction

    Fire Mages bring
    Improved Scorch
    to raids, although Warlocks will most likely be responsible for applying their version of the debuff. All Mages will still bring
    Arcane Intellect
    with them as well.

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Fire Mage Rotation

    Fire Mages deal additional damage to targets below 35% health because of
    Molten Fury
    . Make sure your
    Combustion
    and
    Icy Veins
    are always available to use during this time. If the fight doesn't last long enough to use them twice, using them during
    Bloodlust
    takes priority over
    Molten Fury
    . Managing your
    Hot Streak
    procs correctly will be extremely important to maximize your DPS.

Opener

  1. Pre-pot
    Potion of Speed
    .
  2. Pre-cast
    Mirror Image
    .
  3. Cast
    Scorch
    to apply
    Improved Scorch
    .
  4. Cast
    Living Bomb
    .
  5. Cast
    Fireball
    or
    Frostfire Bolt
    depending on spec.
  6. Proceed to normal priorities.

Single Target

  1. Use
    Molten Armor
    .
  2. Cast
    Combustion
    and
    Icy Veins
    if specced for it. Try to align with
    Bloodlust
    .
  3. Maintain
    Improved Scorch
    if assigned.
  4. Maintain
    Living Bomb
    . Let it expire before you re-apply it.
  5. Cast
    Pyroblast
    when
    Hot Streak
    procs.
  6. Cast
    Fireball
    or
    Frostfire Bolt
    depending on spec.
  7. Cast
    Mirror Image
    while moving.
  8. Cast
    Fire Blast
    if the target will die before your next
    Fireball
    or
    Frostfire Bolt
    cast finishes or while moving.
  9. Cast
    Evocation
    when you run out of mana.

AoE

  1. Cast
    Flamestrike
    with
    Firestarter R1
    procs.
  2. Spread out
    Living Bomb
    on targets as long as they won't die before it explodes.
  3. Cast
    Blast Wave
    .
  4. Cast
    Flamestrike R9
    .
  5. Cast
    Dragon's Breath
    .
  6. Cast
    Flamestrike R8
    .
  7. Cast
    Blizzard
    .
  8. Cast
    Arcane Explosion
    and
    Cone of Cold
    while moving or to finish off low health enemies.

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Fire Mage Talents

Standard Build

0
Arcane
0
Fire
0
Frost

Frostfire Bolt

This build uses
Frostfire Bolt
instead of
Fireball
as their filler spell. You can also run a variant of this build where you take the point out of
Living Bomb
, 2 points out of
Firestarter
, and 1 point out of
Master of Elements R2
and put them into the Frost Tree to gain access to
Cold Snap
. This build specializes more in burst scenarios.
0
Arcane
0
Fire
0
Frost

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Fire Mage Glyphs

  1. Major:
    FireballFireball
    ,
    Living BombLiving Bomb
    ,
    Molten ArmorMolten Armor
  2. Optional:
    FrostfireFrostfire
    instead of
    FireballFireball
    for
    Frostfire BoltFrostfire Bolt
    build.
  3. Minor:
    Arcane IntellectArcane Intellect
    ,
    Slow FallSlow Fall

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Fire Mage Stats

Hit Cap

    Fire Mage

  • 13% (342 Rating) with
    Heroic Presence
    , and
    Improved Faerie Fire
    or
    Misery
  • 14% (368 Rating) with
    Improved Faerie Fire
    or
    Misery
  • 16% (420 Rating) with
    Heroic Presence
  • 17% (446 Rating)
  • Frostfire Mage

  • 10% (263 Rating) with
    Heroic Presence
    ,
    Precision
    and
    Improved Faerie Fire
    or
    Misery
  • 11% (289 Rating) with
    Precision
    and
    Improved Faerie Fire
    or
    Misery
  • 13% (342 Rating) with
    Heroic Presence
    and
    Precision
  • 14% (368 Rating) with
    Precision

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Fire Mage Best Consumables

Flasks and Elixirs

    Best:
  • Flask of the Frost Wyrm
    Alternatives:
  • Spellpower Elixir
    ,
  • Elixir of Spirit

Food

    Best:
  • Fish Feast
    ,
  • Tender Shoveltusk Steak
    ,
  • Firecracker Salmon
    Alternatives:
  • Great Feast
    ,
  • Dalaran Clam Chowder
    ,
  • Shoveltusk Steak
    ,
  • Smoked Salmon
    ,
  • Snapper Extreme
    ,
  • Worg Tartare

Potions

    Best:
  • Potion of Speed
    Alternatives:
  • Potion of Wild Magic

Miscellaneous

    Best:
  • Dark Rune
    or
    Demonic Rune

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Fire Mage Best Races

Alliance

  1. Gnome:
    Expansive Mind
  2. Draenei:
    Heroic Presence
  3. Human:
    The Human Spirit

Horde

  1. Troll:
    Berserking
  2. Blood Elf:
    Arcane Torrent

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Fire Mage Best Professions

  1. Engineering: Best profession thanks to
    Nitro Boosts
    ,
    Hyperspeed Accelerators
    ,
    Springy Arachnoweave
    enchants,
    Global Thermal Sapper Charge
    , and
    Visage Liquification Goggles
    for early gearing.
  2. Tailoring: Second best profession thanks to
    Lightweave Embroidery
    .
  3. Jewelcrafting: Third best profession thanks to the 3 unique gems such as
    Runed Dragon's Eye
    and
    Rigid Dragon's Eye
    .
  4. Blacksmithing: Fourth best profession during phases 3+ thanks to
    Socket Bracer
    and
    Socket Gloves
    .
  5. Leatherworking, Enchanting, Inscription, and Alchemy: All provide comparable stat bonuses with
    Fur Lining - Spell Power
    ,
    Ring - Greater Spell Power
    ,
    Master's Inscription of the Storm
    , and
    Mixology
    respectively.
  6. Skinning:
    Master of Anatomy
    .