Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (2024)

3.

Best Single-Target & Cleave Talents for Fire Mage

Below is the "standard" Fire Mage single target build. It is alsodecent at doing cleave damage via Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (1) Mastery: Ignite.

3.

Flamestrike Based AoE Fire Mage Talent Tree

The below build is a build focused around heavy AoE damage via Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (2) Flamestrike.It gives up some single target and cleave DPS but gains significant AoEdamage against larger groups of enemies. (4+ targets)See our Ignite vs Flamestrike sectionbelow for more information.

3.

Flamestrike based versus Ignite based AoE builds

For Mythic+, the Flamestrike build above is a good starting point, however,Mythic+ has specific considerations to keep in mind, so we strongly suggest youread our Mythic+ page for talent trees specifically tailored to Mythic+.

Mythic+ Builds

For AoE-based situations, there are 2 main builds you can opt into.One focuses on Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (3) Mastery: Ignite, whereas the other focuses on Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (4) Flamestrike.The single target build is decent at doing cleave DPS. However, it sufferswhen fighting larger groups of enemies. Around 3 targets, both builds do similarDPS, however, at 4 targets onwards, the Flamestrike build starts doing more damage.

However, this additional damage does come at a cost. The Flamestrike-based build gives up significant priority target DPS. Meaning it does all itsdamage evenly to all targets. Whereas the Ignite-based build can heavily focusdown a single target and do all of its AoE damage effectively for free.

This means that in mixed content, for example, Mythic+ or a raid bossthat has both AoE phases and single target phases, you have to pick what youwant to excel at. If you want to focus on heavy AoE damage, you shouldgo for the Flamestrike build, whereas if you want to focus more on prioritytarget DPS while still doing decent AoE damage, the Ignite build is favored.

4.

Picking Mage Class Talents

The general Mage tree is extremely flexible. It is almost entirelypersonal preference, apart from a couple of key DPS nodes. You have many morepoints available than you need to get all of the DPS nodes, leaving you with manyoptions in terms of survivability, crowd control, and utility. Below, we will highlightsome of the key nodes that are important for DPS and suggest some of the bestnon-DPS nodes. However, even after that, you can assign a bunch of points as yousee fit.

4.1.

Tier 1 (Rows 1-4) Mage Class Talents For Fire Mage

4.1.1.

Talents for all situations

TalentReason for taking
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (5) Overflowing EnergyA large DPS boost.
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (6) Incanter's FlowA large DPS boost.
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (7) Shifting PowerA large DPS boost.
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (8) Ice BlockOne of the best defensives in the entire game.
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (9) Mirror ImageA great defensive tool useful in all content.
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (10) Alter TimeA very strong defensive and mobility tool in one, useful in all content.

4.1.2.

Optional / flexible talents

TalentReason for taking
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (11) SpellstealA good pick if there are buffs you can steal that are either beneficial toyou, or make the content easier by removing it from the target.
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (12) Remove CurseA good pick if there are curses you can dispel.
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (13) Winter's ProtectionCan be useful if you need the reduced cooldownto be able to solo soak a specific raid mechanic. If combined with Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (14) Ice Coldand Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (15) Cryo-Freeze it also becomes a very strong damage reduction tool.
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (16) Incantation of SwiftnessCan be useful for skipping content, liketrash packs in dungeons, or open-world enemies
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (17) Tempest BarrierA minor defensive tool useful in all content.

4.2.

Tier 2 (Rows 5-7) Mage Class Talents For Fire Mage

The tier 2 talents contain almost entirely utility/mobility talents.

4.2.1.

Talents for all situations

TalentReason for taking
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (18) Tome of RhoninA straight up DPS boost
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (19) Tome of AntonidasA straight up DPS boost
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (20) Shimmer or Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (21) Ice FloesBoth are extremely strong mobility tools. This choice is largely a personalpreference. Ice Floes ultimately allows for more movement without losing DPS,but it comes at the cost of losing out on the burst movement(without having to give up a global cooldown like Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (22) Blink does) that Shimmerprovides.
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (23) Diverted EnergyA great survivability tool useful in all content.

4.2.2.

Optional / flexible talents

TalentReason for taking
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (24) Master of TimeA decent survivability and mobility tool useful in all content.
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (25) Quick WittedA good pickup in content where you need the reduced interrupt cooldown,like Mythic+ in a low interrupt group.
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (26) SlowA good pickup to assist in kiting, especially when solo. Generally nottoo much usage in group content, though.
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (27) Cryo-FreezeA very good self-healing tool when playing solo or a very strong defensivein all content when combined with Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (28) Ice Cold.
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (29) ReduplicationCan be useful if it would give you an additional usage of Mirror Imagefor a specific high-hitting ability, but usually hard toproc this.
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (30) ReabsorptionAdds a relatively useful self-heal onto MirrorImage, but usually hard to proc this.
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (31) Blast WaveGreat crowd control that can be extremely useful in Mythic+ and open-worldcontent, for its ability to AoE interrupt enemy spellcasts
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (32) Volatile DetonationUsed to further increase the ability to kite with Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (33) Blast Wave,but should be careful in grouped content to not knock enemies into additionalenemies and pull more than planned.
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (34) Mass SlowCan be used to kite packs of mobs inMythic+, in some cases, or good for open-world content.
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (35) Ice NovaFor even more crowd control. Also, technically a minor DPS increase when movingas it can be used when on the move if you have no Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (36) Ice Floes / Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (37) Shimmerready and no other instants.
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (38) Ring of FrostFor even more crowd control.

4.3.

Tier 3 (Rows 8-10) Mage Class Talents For Fire Mage

In this tier, we unlock some of the strong final nodes as a priority, whereasthe rest is flexible.

4.3.1.

Talents for all situations

TalentReason for taking
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (39) Time Anomaly /Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (40) Temporal WarpThe strongest of the final nodes. We usually suggest picking Temporal Warp.However, if you are doing group content where you are unable to useFire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (41) Time Warp (or similar effects) relatively early in the content you are doing,you can consider going Time Anomaly, otherwise Temporal Warp.
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (42) Greater InvisibilityOne of the best defensive tools in the game.
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (43) Mass Barrier / Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (44) Mass InvisibilityA single-point talent (assuming you took Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (45) Greater Invisibility)that provides quite a lot of defensive power for your group if you take Mass Barrier.Since the cooldown is not shared with Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (46) Blazing Barrier, it is a usefuldefensive tool even when solo. Mass Invisibility can be a very strong toolfor Mythic+ to skip packs.
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (47) Temporal VelocityA decent mobility tool. It is not that great of a talent on its own, but it ison the path to some very strong other nodes, so it's pretty much always taken.

4.3.2.

Optional / flexible talents

TalentReason for taking
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (48) Ice ColdTurns Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (49) Ice Block into a very strong defensive cooldown that doesnot come at the cost of any DPS but removes the immunity aspect from it.Generally, we suggest taking this if you do not need the immunity aspect of Ice Block,as it lasts 6 seconds, and you are unlikely to sit in Ice Block for that long.Additionally, when combined with Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (50) Cryo-Freeze, it also becomesa very strong self heal that you do not need to sit in Ice Block for to getthe benefit of.
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (51) Dragon's BreathIf you have Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (52) Alexstrasza's Fury talented, you should also pick up Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (53) Dragon's Breath for DPS.Without Alexstrasza's Fury, it is a very good crowd-control ability, especially useful in Mythic+ tointerrupt spell casts.
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (54) Accumulative ShieldingA minor boost to your survivability that works in all content.
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (55) DisplacementA decent mobility and defensive tool. Difficult to take without giving up one of the capstonenodes, but if you are skipping a capstone node, a very useful mobility + defensive tool.
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (56) Frigid Winds + Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (57) Ice WardThese nodes give you even more kiting power. Not very useful in most groupcontent, but strong when solo and on the way to Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (58) Ice Cold. If you are nottaking Ice Cold, these two talents should be skipped for most group play.
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (59) Time ManipulationCan be useful if you are doing content where you really need the extra crowdcontrol.

5.

Fire Mage Talents

In this section, we will go over the Fire MageTalents. The focus of this section will be PvE content.

5.1.

Tier 1 (Rows 1-4) Fire Mage Talents

This section sets up a lot of the core components of the spec.

5.1.1.

Talents for all situations

You always take all talents in this section, except for Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (60) Firestarterand Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (61) Fuel the Fire.

5.1.2.

Optional / flexible talents

TalentReason for taking
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (62) FirestarterVery good DPS boost as long if the enemy remains above 90% health larger thana usual amount of time. For example, if a raid boss has a large shield at 100%health that you need to burn through first.
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (63) Fuel the FireOnly taken for the Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (64) Flamestrike based AoE build.

5.2.

Tier 2 (Rows 5-7) Fire Mage Talents

5.2.1.

Talents for all situations

TalentReason for taking
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (65) Flame OnLarge DPS increase on both single target and AoE, numerically stronger than otheroptions.
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (66) Critical Mass (1x)Large DPS increase on both single target and AoE, numerically stronger than otheroptions. You always take at least one point of Critical Mass as the first pointis stronger than the second. See the optional section below on when to takethe second point.
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (67) CombustionLarge DPS increase on both single target and AoE, numerically stronger than otheroptions.
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (68) Improved CombustionLarge DPS increase on both single target and AoE, numerically stronger than otheroptions.
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (69) Feel the BurnLarge DPS boost in all content, numerically stronger than other options.
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (70) FiremindLarge DPS boost in all content, numerically stronger than other options.
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (71) Call of the Sun KingDecent DPS boost in all content, numerically stronger than other options.
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (72) Improved ScorchGreat for both single target and AoE.
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (73) Alexstrasza's FuryGreat for both single target and AoE. Keep in mind, this does require you tohave Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (74) Mage Fire 10.1 Class Set 4pc, otherwise Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (75) Controlled Destructionis better.

5.2.2.

Optional / flexible talents

TalentReason for taking
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (76) Critical Mass (second point)Taken on single target but skipped in AoE situations.
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (77) Intensifying FlameTaken for single target, but skipped in AoE situations.
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (78) Flame PatchPicked for heavy AoE when going Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (79) Flamestrike based AoE.
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (80) Incendiary EruptionsPicked for heavy AoE when going Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (81) Flamestrike based AoE.

5.3.

Tier 3 (Rows 8-10) Fire Mage Talents

5.3.1.

Talents for all situations

TalentReason for taking
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (82) Fevered IncantationLarge DPS increase on both single target and AoE, numerically stronger than otheroptions.
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (83) KindlingLarge DPS increase on both single target and AoE, numerically stronger than otheroptions.
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (84) Fiery RushLarge DPS increase on both single target and AoE, numerically stronger than otheroptions.
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (85) Sun King's Blessing / Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (86) Unleashed InfernoThe best capstone node available. Generally, you will want to go withFire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (87) Sun King's Blessing. However, if the content you are doing has lots ofdowntime, Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (88) Unleashed Inferno can be better. Additionally, if you reallyneed more burst DPS to deal with a certain boss mechanic, Unleashed Infernocan also be used to beat that burst DPS check. Whichever option you pick,it is better than any other talent available.
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (89) WildfireNot the best node on its own, but required to get to Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (90) Sun King's Blessing,and relatively good for all situations.
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (91) ConflagrationNumerically better than other options on both single target and AoE.

5.3.2.

Optional / flexible talents

TalentReason for taking
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (92) Inflame Taken for single target and cleave.
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (93) Controlled Destruction (1-2x)1 Point taken for single target. You can take 2 points (instead of Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (94) Alexstrasza's Fury)if you do not have Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (95) Mage Fire 10.1 Class Set 4pc.
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (96) Phoenix RebornSkipped for single target or low target counts, but numerically strongerthan other options for AoE situations.
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (97) MeteorSkipped for single target or low target counts, but numerically strongerthan other options for AoE situations.
Fire Mage DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (98) Flame AccelerantPicked in single target but skipped in AoE situations, but only a singlepoint, as the additional reduced cast time of a second point often goes to waste.
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