PVE Fire Mage Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

PVE Fire Mage DPS Guide (WotLK 3.3.5a)

PVE Fire Mage Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

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

1. Talent Tree

Here we have two builds. The first one has the Frostfire bolt spell as a main source of DPS. This build is better with low gear level.

PVE Fire Mage Frostfire Talent Tree, spec WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

The second build is for players with BiS or pre-BiS gear. Fireball is the main DPS spell here.

PVE Fire Mage Fireball Talent Tree, spec WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

2. Glyphs

Major Glyphs:

Glyph of Living Bomb
Glyph of Molten Armor
Glyph of Frostfire or Glyph of Fireball
The last glyph is depending on the build you use.

Minor Glyphs:

Glyph of Fire Ward
Glyph of Frost Ward
Glyph of Slow Fall

3. Gems

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


Chaotic Skyflare Diamond is used in both builds

For players with low-level gear, stable DPS:


Runed Cardinal Ruby


Potent Ametrine


Purified Dreadstone

For players with high-level gear and enough spell damage to add some crits:


Potent Ametrine


Potent Ametrine


Misty Eye of Zul

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

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

5. Gameplay & Rotations

The rotation of these two builds is similar. All you have to do is change the main spell.


ScorchLiving Bomb →  spam Fireball or Frostfire BoltPyroblast

Scorch – every 30 seconds
Living Bomb – every 12 seconds after the explosion
Pyroblast – after every Hot Streak proc.

7. 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 add-on 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 Fire Mage Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a
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