Mage

Arcane Sanctum: Fire Mage talent changes in the Legion alpha Since the last Arcane Sanctum when we looked at changes to Arcane’s talents in the Legion alpha, more information continues to be available from testing and the devs themselves. Specifically, the latest Legion alpha build has shown that Ice Barrier will be going baseline for all Mage specs. It had disappeared from the talent trees but now...

Arcane Sanctum: Changes to Arcane talents in Legion Alpha Now that the Legion alpha is available, we’re getting new information all the time. In addition to details about Artifact weapons that have been datamined, we’re seeing all of the details about talent tree revamps. The only thing that’s missing is the final tier, but we’re still able to look at the entirety of the...




Arcane Sanctum: The future of Mages in Legion BlizzCon has come and gone and we’re now seeing a deluge of information! The official Mage class preview was one of the first to be available and we’ve received some details about where Blizzard is going with our design for Legion. I’ll give you the good news first: It’s all pretty good news! Although Mages...

WoW Legion Mage class preview The Legion class preview for Mages is now live and is a bit different than the earlier Priest and Hunter previews. While those classes needed more separation and focus among their specs, Mages already have that so the devs are focusing more and adding to what’s already there than to revamp core mechanics. Read on...

BlizzCon 2015: Class stacking buffs removed One of the changes to class design revealed during the Legion systems panel is to stacking buffs and complicated resource systems. At the panel Kris Zierhut talked about how the core philosophy of the class design going into Legion is all about empowering the player — not being overpowered, but feeling in control of your...

Arcane Sanctum: Tackling solo challenges as a Mage However you play World of Warcraft, there are always going to be times in the game when you’re running solo. From tackling elites out in the larger world to soloing old raid and dungeon content for transmog, gold or materials, we can’t always rely on the kindness of strangers. Although Mages aren’t universally seen as an...




Arcane Sanctum: Hallow’s End costumes for your Mage By the time you’re reading this, it’s the best time of the year again: Hallow’s End! The game provides you with fun options for disguising yourself through masks and wands, but why stop there? Since transmogrification exists, putting on a costume is something that any Mage can do to ramp up their Hallow’s End celebration.

Arcane Sanctum: The fantasy of being a Mage Although we’re still in the middle of Warlords of Draenor’s final raid tier, it’s an exciting time as we begin looking forward to Legion and changes it might bring. Specifically, when Jonathan LeCraft said at DragonCon that classes and specs are being carefully reconsidered with regards to the “fantasy” of each spec, the community took notice....



Arcane Sanctum: Secret Mage spells World of Warcraft has been around a long time now. Even if you’ve been playing since launch day, you may not have been playing a Mage, or you may be relatively new to the game altogether. Either way, when a game is around for this long there are so many things to know about that...

Arcane Sanctum: Essential Mage addons There comes a time in every Mage’s life when they want to improve their game. Although we’ve discussed a few changes you can make to increase your DPS, sometimes you need more or different information from the game to make the best decisions in the heat of the moment. The stock UI isn’t always the...

Arcane Sanctum: Mage wish list for Legion Since the last Arcane Sanctum, some major things have happened. The upcoming expansion World of Warcraft: Legion was announced, and we were given some tantalizing details. You can check out our Legion page for more general details. We know that our next adventure on Azeroth will pit us against the largest Burning Legion invasion the world...

Arcane Sanctum: Bastion of Shadows and Destructor’s Rise for Mages Once you’ve progressed through the first two wings of Hellfire Citadel, you’ll start tackling some of the more complicated encounters. It’s all leading up to the final big bad — Archimonde himself. We’ll be looking at all seven of the remaining bosses in this article! If you’d like some Mage tips for Hellbreach and Halls...

Arcane Sanctum: Timewalking dungeons for Mages I’d planned to write about Timewalking before I’d even had a chance to try it. I love the idea of using scaling technology to revisit instances that have become part of the distant past. Heroic Burning Crusade dungeons in particular are some of the first challenging group content I ever did. Plus, it’s a sensible...

Arcane Sanctum: Mage tips for Hellbreach and Halls of Blood Now that we have some new raid content to tackle, it seems appropriate to look at it from a Mage perspective. So far I’m really enjoying this raid! It has some nostalgic callbacks to Burning Crusade, while still presenting encounters that feel fresh and unique. Hellfire Citadel contains thirteen boss encounters, organized into four wings...

Arcane Sanctum: What Mages need to know for patch 6.2 This week we take a look at what Mages can expect from patch 6.2 including tier set bonuses, class changes and more.

Arcane Sanctum: Getting around Draenor as a Mage Mages have many options only available to us when it comes to plodding along on the ground. We’ll start off with transportation aids that aren’t class specific and then move on to the good, Mage only stuff.