Arcane Mage PVP Guide

Arcane Mage has in the past been the Frost Mage's little brother that was ok, but inferior in most ways. With 6.0.3 the Arcane Mage is stronger than ever and this PVP guide is going to show you how to take advantage of all the new possibilities.


Although many will argue that Frost is still superior, the Arcane Mage can hold her own in most situations.

Most Popular Talents:

  • Presence of Mind
  • Ice Barrier
  • Ring of Frost
  • Cold Snap
  • Frost Bomb
  • Incanter’s Ward

Stat Priority

Spell Hit (6%) > Intellect > Mastery > Haste > Crit

Major Glyphs

Glyph of Evocation
Glyph of Arcane Explosion
Glyph of Ice Block

Minor Glyphs

Glyph of Momentum

Gear

Head – 2,250 Conquest Points
Tyrannical Gladiator’s Silk Cowl
Reforge: Crit to Haste

Neck – 1,250 Conquest Points
Tyrannical Gladiator’s Pendant of Alacrity
Reforge: None

Shoulder – 1,750 Conquest Points
Tyrannical Gladiator’s Silk Amice
Enchant: Crane Wing Inscription
Reforge: None

Back – 1,250 Conquest Points
Tyrannical Gladiator’s Drape of Prowess
Enchant: Enchant Cloak – Superior Intellect
Reforge: None

Chest – 2,250 Conquest Points
Tyrannical Gladiator’s Silk Robe
Enchant: Enchant Chest – Super Resilience
Reforge: Crit to Hit

Wrist – 1,250 Conquest Points
Tyrannical Gladiator’s Cuffs of Accuracy
Enchant: Enchant Bracer – Super Intellect
Reforge: Crit to Haste

Hands – 1,750 Conquest Points
Tyrannical Gladiator’s Silk Handguards
Enchant: Brilliant Tactics
Reforge: Crit to Haste

Waist – 1,750 Conquest Points
Tyrannical Gladiator’s Cord of Accuracy
Reforge: None

Legs – 2,250 Conquest Points
Tyrannical Gladiator’s Silk Trousers
Enchant: Greater Cerulean Spellthread
Reforge: None

Feet – 1,750 Conquest Points
Tyrannical Gladiator’s Treads of Alacrity
Enchant: Enchant Boots – Pandaren’s Step
Reforge: Crit to Mastery

Ring 1 – 1,250 Conquest Points
Tyrannical Gladiator’s Band of Accuracy
Reforge: None

Ring 2 – 1,250 Conquest Points
Tyrannical Gladiator’s Band of Cruelty
Reforge: Crit to Haste

Trinket 1 – 1,750 Conquest Points
Tyrannical Gladiator’s Badge of Dominance
Reforge: None

Trinket 2 – 1,750 Conquest Points
Tyrannical Gladiator’s Medallion of Tenacity
Reforge: None

Weapon –
Tyrannical Gladiator’s Spellblade
Enchant: Enchant Weapon – Jade Spirit
Reforge: Crit to Mastery

Weapon Off-Hand
Tyrannical Gladiator’s Endgame
Enchant: Enchant Off-Hand – Major Intellect
Reforge: Crit to Haste

Gems

Red: Timeless Imperial Amethyst
Yellow: Jagged Wild Jade
Blue: Timeless Imperial Amethyst
Prismatic: Brilliant Primordial Ruby
Meta: Burning Primal Diamond

Professions

The perks you will use with the above professions are:

Arcane Mage PVP Spec in Action

About This Build

This video focuses on Arcane Mage PVP burst damage which is very important and many Mages have a hard time maximizing this. Give the vid a watch and if you have any additional ideas please post them below!



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