[Mage] Lucifel’s Ulitimate Mage Guide: Chapter 1 Talents,Glyphs and Rotations


Chapter One of this three part series guide, will tell you about Mage Talents, Glyphs and Rotations for each Specialization. Choosing a specialization is totally up to you, what ever your play style is in game you should choose a build appropriate to it. I will not go into any PvP throughout the duration of this guide, so all the info will be concerning PvE.

Frost fire Raiding Build (PvE)

Very powerful build, this is my personal preference, and is one of the best builds out there for raiding. This build relies on the Frost Fire Bolt as your main spell using main talents to increase the output damage.

Your main nuke spell is Frost Fire Bolt keep casting until HS procs.Then cast Pyroblast, and always keep up Living Bomb while having you or another mage keep up the Scorch Debuff.

Major: Glyph of Frostfire/Glyph of Improved Scorch*/Glyph of Molten Armor

Minor: Glyph of Slowfall/Glyph of the Penguin/Glyph of Arcane Intellect

*If another mage in your raid can apply this debuff then replace this glyph with Glyph of Living Bomb to maximize damage output.

Fire Raiding Build (PvE)


Also a very powerful build same as the previous build except that your using fireball instead of FrostFireBolt, but both choice are viable.

Same rotation as previous build except change to Fireball as main nuke spell.


Major: Glyph of Living Bomb, Glyph of Molten Armor, Glyph of Fireball

Minor: Glyph of Slowfall/Glyph of the Penguin/Glyph of Arcane Intellect


I realize that there are many more builds out there but I do not use them so I can’t really give you accurate advice about them, these are the two best builds that will maximize your damage output, if you don’t like them then you can always use the a Frost Build 20/0/51 or an Arcane Build 50/3/11


Tracking when Hot Streak procs and when the Living Bomb debuff expires can be a pain so I found an addon that will help: Mage Fever which can be downloaded at Curse


This guide will be kept up to date after every patch, and I will continue to add viable raiding specs to it.

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    Aug 24, 2009 @ 3:25 am

    DelaySorry for the huge delay on this guide but things kept on coming up and I had absolutely no time to work on it, I’m really sorry, I’ll try to get the next three guides up as soon as possible.

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