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Arcane Mage DPS Buffs, Debuffs, and Useful Abilities (WoW 4.3.4)

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In this article, we list the buffs, debuffs and useful abilities that an Arcane Mage brings to a raid in WoW 4.3. We also list equivalent buffs and debuffs that other classes provide.

The other articles of our Arcane Mage guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the left.

Buffs
Arcane Brilliance Icon Arcane Brilliance
Arcane Tactics Icon Arcane Tactics Passive damage increase (+3% for all raid/party members) — does not stack with Ferocious Inspiration Icon Ferocious Inspiration and Communion Icon Communion
Focus Magic Icon Focus Magic This ability is unique to Arcane Mages and should always be active on a party or raid member. Arcane Mages usually exchange Focus Magic between themselves, but on encounters that require a high healing throughput, it might be wiser to cast Focus Magic on healers.
Time Warp Icon Time Warp Equivalent of Heroism Icon Heroism and Bloodlust Icon Bloodlust
Debuffs
Slow Icon Slow Slows the casting speed of bosses by 30% — does not stack with Necrotic Strike Icon Necrotic Strike, Lava Breath Icon Lava Breath, Spore Cloud Icon Spore Cloud, Mind-numbing Poison Icon Mind-numbing Poison, and Curse of Tongues Icon Curse of Tongues
Utility
Counterspell Icon Counterspell Interrupt, 24-second cooldown
Remove Curse Icon Remove Curse Decurse
Spellsteal Icon Spellsteal Enemy Dispell, steal beneficial effect
Crowd Control
Frostbolt Icon Frostbolt Slow, single-target
Frostfire Bolt Icon Frostfire Bolt Slow, Single-target (removed by Glyph of Frostfire)
Cone of Cold Icon Cone of Cold Slow, conic area of effect
Frost Nova Icon Frost Nova Root, 8-second duration and 10-yard radius area of effect
Ring of Frost Icon Ring of Frost Root, 10-second duration and 10-yard radius area of effect
Polymorph Icon Polymorph Incapacitate, 50-second duration
Survival
Blink Icon Blink Teleport forward 20 yards
Ice Block Icon Ice Block 10-second immunity
Invisibility Icon Invisibility Threat reset and 20-second invisibility
Mage Ward Icon Mage Ward Arcane, Fire, or Frost damage absorption
Mirror Image Icon Mirror Image This spell can be used to prevent a wipe when the tank dies and you are the next player on the aggro list. In this case, the boss will attack the images and waste a few useful seconds during which the boss can be killed or the tank resurrected.
Slow Fall Icon Slow Fall Fall damage prevention



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