PVE Arcane Mage Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

PVE Arcane Mage DPS Guide (WotLK 3.3.5a)

PVE Arcane Mage Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

Welcome to the Arcane Mage DPS guide for World of Warcraft Wrath of the Lich King 3.3.5a. In this guide, you will learn about playing an Arcane Mage in a raid. The guide includes Talents, Glyphs, Gems, Enchantments, Add-ons, Gameplay & Skill rotation tips.

1. Talent Tree

PVE Arcane Mage Talent Tree, spec WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

Don't change the Fire and Ice talents, simple as that. Change points in Arcane Tree, if needed. New players might take Arcane Barrage to reset the Arcane debuff – this will help you with mana problems.

3. Gems

Gems are situational and depend on the build and equipment. They are used to reach the required stat caps.


Chaotic Skyflare Diamond


Runed Cardinal Ruby is used only if the socket bonus is +7 or +9 Spell Power


Reckless Ametrine


Purified Dreadstone x2, to activate the Meta Gem

Rest if filled with Yellow gems. Also, do not forget about the Hit Rating, it's a priority

4. Enchants

Head – Arcanum of Burning Mysteries
Shoulder – Greater Inscription of the Storm
Cloak – Greater Speed
Chest – Powerful Stats
Bracers – Superior Spellpower
Gloves – Exceptional Spellpower
Waist – Eternal Belt Buckle
Legs – Brilliant Spellthread
Boots – Icewalker or Tuskarr's Vitality

Two-handed – Greater Spellpower
One-handed – Mighty Spellpower or Black Magic

5. Gameplay & Rotations

Basic rotation:

Four Arcane Blast - > Arcane Missiles if Missile Barrage activated.

If the proc doesn't come then you can either continue casting Arcane Blast or use Arcane Barrage if you have it to reset the Arcane debuff

High-damage rotation:

Presence of Mind → Three Arcane Blast → Mirror Image if you have 4 T10 pieces → Icy Veins, Arcane Power, Trinkets → One Arcane Blast → Arcane Missiles if Missile Barrage activated, or wait until it procs.

6. Add-ons

Add-ons improve your gameplay by a lot. It is necessary to utilize add-ons, since they play a vital role in your performance, whether you are in a raid, arena or at the auction house.

Check out our Add-ons Page which will provide you with a download link and some configuration info. The addon versions are for WoW WotLK 3.3.5a. The site has multiple versions of the add-ons, so if you need another version – you can also search for it there.

PVE Arcane Mage Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a
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