Best Mage Specialization in Dragonflight – World of Warcraft

Looking to play a mage in World of Warcraft Dragonflight? If so, you might want to know which is the best spec to play. With the way Dragonflight has handled content, this time around your spec is almost as important as your class. Here is the best Mage spec in WoW Dragonflight.

Dragonflight – Best Mage Spec

Without a doubt, the best Mage spec is Arcane in both PvE and PvP content. Arcane continues its trend of being the Mage spec with the highest numbers due to how its main mechanic, Arcane Charge, works. In addition to the fact that the spec has all the tools needed for almost any situation, Arcane easily ranks above the other two specs, Fire and Frost.


In PvE, Arcane is a powerhouse, sporting some of the highest numbers you’ll ever see in WoW. Its overall DPS is in the top eight when it comes to raid encounters, and the spec has instant cast abilities to make encounters on the move durable. A basic Arcane ability, Evocation, allows the spec to dump incredible amounts of burst damage onto a target, then restore all lost mana in seconds. The problem with Arcane is that it is difficult to play well. It’s simple enough to deal massive damage, but Arcane requires Arcane Charge and mana management to deal high damage over longer encounters.

In PvP, where rotation requirements tend to be zero, Arcane excels at blasting high-value targets. Because encounters here will be short, Arcane doesn’t need to worry about running out of mana as much. Of course, this is still something to be avoided on principle, but in the scenario where it does occur, the effects are not as severe. Additionally, Arcane has access to almost all of the same CC (Crowd Control) abilities as Fire and Frost, making it perfectly viable for kiting targets.

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