PVE Fire Mage Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

Fire Mage Class Overview

PVE Fire Mage Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

Welcome to my Fire Mage DPS guide for World of Warcraft WotLK 3.3.5a. This will be a short guide describing what Talents, Glyphs, Gems and Enchants you will need in order to succeed in a raid. In the end of the guide there are also some tips and basic rotation for the class.

Fire Mage is a stable single- and multi target DPS. One of the two really damaging specs in the Mage talent tree. Little to no mana problems and easy rotation make this spec excellent for new players.

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


Major Glyphs:
Glyph of Living Bomb
Glyph of Molten Armor
Glyph of Frostfire or Glyph of Fireball
Last glyph is depending on the build you use.

Small Glyphs:
Glyph of Fire Ward
Glyph of Frost Ward
Glyph of Slow Fall


Gems are used to get your stat caps depending on what you lack, so it is situational.

Chaotic Skyflare Diamond

There are two kind gem builds. While gemming don’t forget about the 11% Hit Cap required.
This build is for players with high gear level and enough spelldamage to add some crits
Red: Potent Ametrine
Blue: Misty Eye of Zul
Yellow: Potent Ametrine

This build is better for players with low gear level, for stable DPS
Red: Runed Cardinal Ruby
Blue: Purified Dreadstone
Yellow: Potent Ametrine


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

Gameplay & Rotations

The rotation of these to builds are 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.


Addons play quite a big role in World of Warcraft and should be used by everyone. The question is, what addons do YOU need? Truth is, every player decides for himself what addons does he need or want. Now, there is a list of must-have addons, without them - you won't be taken seriously, or your game will be much more complicated.

Check out our Addons Page which will provide you with download links and configuration information. Addon version is correct for WoW WotLK 3.3.5a.

PVE Fire Mage Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a
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