DPS Rotation & Cooldowns (5.4.2)
Maintaining a proper Rotation and using the right Cooldowns is essential to maximizing your Fire Mage. Use this guide to optimize your single target and AoE rotations while learning how to get the most out of your cooldowns.
Single Target Rotation
Armor: Molten Armor
DPS Priority: Execute the following priority for optimal DPS.
- Combustion with Ignite on the target.
- Pyroblast with Pyroblast! proc.
- Inferno Blast when Heating Up procs.
- Living Bomb refresh with < 1 tick remaining.
- Fireball as a filler spell.
- Scorch if moving.
Fire Mage DPS is based on the use of Combustion and converting Heating Up into Pyroblast! procs. Your top priority is to use Combustion when Ignite on your target. After that, cast Pyroblast with Pyroblast! procs. You can force Pyroblast! procs by waiting for Heating Up to proc off a spell critical and then use Inferno Blast as your next spell. Inferno Blast will always crit and guarantees that Heating Up becomes Pyroblast!. From here, apply Living Bomb and refresh it just before it expires. Use Fireball when waiting on other cooldowns or for Heating Up procs.
Finally, in addition to executing the DPS priority, you should always remain within a Rune of Power to maximize your Mana regen and DPS.
With 7 or less enemies, it is best to pick one and proceed with the single target rotation. Inferno Blast with Glyph of Inferno Blast will spread your DoTs and Living Bomb to nearby targets. This includes the DoT created by Combustion. At 8 or more enemies, maintain Living Bomb on 3 targets and use Flamestrike and Dragons Breath on cooldown. Use Arcane Explosion as a filler spell.
These effective cooldowns are available if you chose them in your talent build.
These are effective cooldowns to try and incorporate into most all encounters.