Best in Slot Guide for BfA

Fire Mage PvE Guide

Game Patch
BfA 8.3.7
Last Updated
August 20, 2020

Welcome to our World of Warcraft Fire Mage DPS Guide for Battle of Azeroth Patch 8.3 and latest Raid - Ny'alotha. Here you can explore the optimal choices of Talents, Stats, Gear (BiS), Gems, Azerite Powers & Azerite Essences, Races, Consumables, Rotation. We constantly check our guides to be up-to-date and make changes if needed.

You can use this guide as a solid starting point for building your character, while eventually, you might tweak things according to your gameplay preferences.

Boss

Talents

15
Firestarter
Pyromaniac
Searing Touch
30
Blazing Soul
Shimmer
Blast Wave
45
Incanter's Flow
Mirror Image
Rune of Power
60
Flame On
Alexstrasza's Fury
Phoenix Flames
75
Frenetic Speed
Ice Ward
Ring of Frost
90
Flame Patch
Conflagration
Living Bomb
100
Kindling
Pyroclasm
Meteor

Stats

Mastery
Haste
Versatility

Talents

15
Firestarter
Pyromaniac
Searing Touch
30
Blazing Soul
Shimmer
Blast Wave
45
Incanter's Flow
Mirror Image
Rune of Power
60
Flame On
Alexstrasza's Fury
Phoenix Flames
75
Frenetic Speed
Ice Ward
Ring of Frost
90
Flame Patch
Conflagration
Living Bomb
100
Kindling
Pyroclasm
Meteor

Stats

Mastery
Haste
Versatility

Talents

15
Firestarter
Pyromaniac
Searing Touch
30
Blazing Soul
Shimmer
Blast Wave
45
Incanter's Flow
Mirror Image
Rune of Power
60
Flame On
Alexstrasza's Fury
Phoenix Flames
75
Frenetic Speed
Ice Ward
Ring of Frost
90
Flame Patch
Conflagration
Living Bomb
100
Kindling
Pyroclasm
Meteor

Stats

Mastery
Haste

Talents

15
Firestarter
Pyromaniac
Searing Touch
30
Blazing Soul
Shimmer
Blast Wave
45
Incanter's Flow
Mirror Image
Rune of Power
60
Flame On
Alexstrasza's Fury
Phoenix Flames
75
Frenetic Speed
Ice Ward
Ring of Frost
90
Flame Patch
Conflagration
Living Bomb
100
Kindling
Pyroclasm
Meteor

Stats

Mastery
Haste
Versatility

Talents

15
Firestarter
Pyromaniac
Searing Touch
30
Blazing Soul
Shimmer
Blast Wave
45
Incanter's Flow
Mirror Image
Rune of Power
60
Flame On
Alexstrasza's Fury
Phoenix Flames
75
Frenetic Speed
Ice Ward
Ring of Frost
90
Flame Patch
Conflagration
Living Bomb
100
Kindling
Pyroclasm
Meteor

Stats

Mastery
Haste

Talents

15
Firestarter
Pyromaniac
Searing Touch
30
Blazing Soul
Shimmer
Blast Wave
45
Incanter's Flow
Mirror Image
Rune of Power
60
Flame On
Alexstrasza's Fury
Phoenix Flames
75
Frenetic Speed
Ice Ward
Ring of Frost
90
Flame Patch
Conflagration
Living Bomb
100
Kindling
Pyroclasm
Meteor

Stats

Mastery
Haste
Versatility

Talents

15
Firestarter
Pyromaniac
Searing Touch
30
Blazing Soul
Shimmer
Blast Wave
45
Incanter's Flow
Mirror Image
Rune of Power
60
Flame On
Alexstrasza's Fury
Phoenix Flames
75
Frenetic Speed
Ice Ward
Ring of Frost
90
Flame Patch
Conflagration
Living Bomb
100
Kindling
Pyroclasm
Meteor

Stats

Mastery
Haste
Versatility

Talents

15
Firestarter
Pyromaniac
Searing Touch
30
Blazing Soul
Shimmer
Blast Wave
45
Incanter's Flow
Mirror Image
Rune of Power
60
Flame On
Alexstrasza's Fury
Phoenix Flames
75
Frenetic Speed
Ice Ward
Ring of Frost
90
Flame Patch
Conflagration
Living Bomb
100
Kindling
Pyroclasm
Meteor

Talents

15
Firestarter
Pyromaniac
Searing Touch
30
Blazing Soul
Shimmer
Blast Wave
45
Incanter's Flow
Mirror Image
Rune of Power
60
Flame On
Alexstrasza's Fury
Phoenix Flames
75
Frenetic Speed
Ice Ward
Ring of Frost
90
Flame Patch
Conflagration
Living Bomb
100
Kindling
Pyroclasm
Meteor

Stats

Mastery
Haste
Versatility

Talents

15
Firestarter
Pyromaniac
Searing Touch
30
Blazing Soul
Shimmer
Blast Wave
45
Incanter's Flow
Mirror Image
Rune of Power
60
Flame On
Alexstrasza's Fury
Phoenix Flames
75
Frenetic Speed
Ice Ward
Ring of Frost
90
Flame Patch
Conflagration
Living Bomb
100
Kindling
Pyroclasm
Meteor

Talents

15
Firestarter
Pyromaniac
Searing Touch
30
Blazing Soul
Shimmer
Blast Wave
45
Incanter's Flow
Mirror Image
Rune of Power
60
Flame On
Alexstrasza's Fury
Phoenix Flames
75
Frenetic Speed
Ice Ward
Ring of Frost
90
Flame Patch
Conflagration
Living Bomb
100
Kindling
Pyroclasm
Meteor

Stats

Mastery
Haste

Talents

15
Firestarter
Pyromaniac
Searing Touch
30
Blazing Soul
Shimmer
Blast Wave
45
Incanter's Flow
Mirror Image
Rune of Power
60
Flame On
Alexstrasza's Fury
Phoenix Flames
75
Frenetic Speed
Ice Ward
Ring of Frost
90
Flame Patch
Conflagration
Living Bomb
100
Kindling
Pyroclasm
Meteor

Stats

Mastery
Haste

Talents

15
Firestarter
Pyromaniac
Searing Touch
30
Blazing Soul
Shimmer
Blast Wave
45
Incanter's Flow
Mirror Image
Rune of Power
60
Flame On
Alexstrasza's Fury
Phoenix Flames
75
Frenetic Speed
Ice Ward
Ring of Frost
90
Flame Patch
Conflagration
Living Bomb
100
Kindling
Pyroclasm
Meteor

Stats

Mastery
Haste
Versatility

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Gem

Races

Troll
Human
Blood Elf

Gem

Races

Troll
Void Elf
Human

Gem

Races

Troll
Human
Night Elf

Gem

Races

Troll
Human
Night Elf

Gem

Races

Troll
Human
Night Elf

Gem

Races

Troll
Blood Elf
Human

Gem

Races

Troll
Human
Blood Elf

Gem

Races

Troll
Human
Void Elf

Gem

Races

Troll
Night Elf
Human

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Rotation

Use Potion
Use Potion: During Combustion
Use Racial Active Buff: During Combustion
Use Trinkets: During Combustion
Anytime except during Combustion
Whenever it is ready. Only delay if you can AoE 3+ targets before Combustion would be ready again.
When Hot Streak is up
During Combustion
During Combustion if you run out of Fire Blast charges and can finish casting before Combustion drops off
Use Pyroclasm procs when they are available. During Combustion, don't use a Pyroclasm Pyroblast if you think Combustion will fade before you finish casting
When you gain Heating Up. Try to pool Fire Blast charges for Combustion when possible.
If Combustion is down
Not during Combustion or Rune of Power
Scorch replaces Fireball as your filler on targets below 30% health with the Searing Touch talent.
If you are moving and can't take another action, use Scorch

Rotation

Use Potion
Use Potion: During Combustion
Use Racial Active Buff: During Combustion
Use Trinkets: During Combustion
Anytime except during Combustion
Whenever it is ready. Only delay if you can AoE 3+ targets before Combustion would be ready again.
When Hot Streak is up
During Combustion
During Combustion if you run out of Fire Blast charges and can finish casting before Combustion drops off
Use Pyroclasm procs when they are available. During Combustion, don't use a Pyroclasm Pyroblast if you think Combustion will fade before you finish casting
When you gain Heating Up. Try to pool Fire Blast charges for Combustion when possible.
If Combustion is down
Not during Combustion or Rune of Power
Scorch replaces Fireball as your filler on targets below 30% health with the Searing Touch talent.
If you are moving and can't take another action, use Scorch

Rotation

Use Potion
Use Potion: During Combustion
Use Racial Active Buff: During Combustion
Use Trinkets: During Combustion
Anytime except during Combustion
Whenever it is ready. Only delay if you can AoE 3+ targets before Combustion would be ready again.
When Hot Streak is up
During Combustion
During Combustion if you run out of Fire Blast charges and can finish casting before Combustion drops off
Use Pyroclasm procs when they are available. During Combustion, don't use a Pyroclasm Pyroblast if you think Combustion will fade before you finish casting
When you gain Heating Up. Try to pool Fire Blast charges for Combustion when possible.
If Combustion is down
Not during Combustion or Rune of Power
Scorch replaces Fireball as your filler on targets below 30% health with the Searing Touch talent.
If you are moving and can't take another action, use Scorch

Rotation

Use Potion
Use Potion: During Combustion
Use Racial Active Buff: During Combustion
Use Trinkets: During Combustion
Anytime except during Combustion
Whenever it is ready. Only delay if you can AoE 3+ targets before Combustion would be ready again.
When Hot Streak is up
During Combustion
During Combustion if you run out of Fire Blast charges and can finish casting before Combustion drops off
Use Pyroclasm procs when they are available. During Combustion, don't use a Pyroclasm Pyroblast if you think Combustion will fade before you finish casting
When you gain Heating Up. Try to pool Fire Blast charges for Combustion when possible.
If Combustion is down
Not during Combustion or Rune of Power
Scorch replaces Fireball as your filler on targets below 30% health with the Searing Touch talent.
If you are moving and can't take another action, use Scorch

Rotation

Use Potion
Use Potion: During Combustion
Use Racial Active Buff: During Combustion
Use Trinkets: During Combustion
Anytime except during Combustion
Whenever it is ready. Only delay if you can AoE 3+ targets before Combustion would be ready again.
When Hot Streak is up
During Combustion
During Combustion if you run out of Fire Blast charges and can finish casting before Combustion drops off
Use Pyroclasm procs when they are available. During Combustion, don't use a Pyroclasm Pyroblast if you think Combustion will fade before you finish casting
When you gain Heating Up. Try to pool Fire Blast charges for Combustion when possible.
If Combustion is down
Not during Combustion or Rune of Power
Scorch replaces Fireball as your filler on targets below 30% health with the Searing Touch talent.
If you are moving and can't take another action, use Scorch

Rotation

Use Potion
Use Potion: During Combustion
Use Racial Active Buff: During Combustion
Use Trinkets: During Combustion
Anytime except during Combustion
Whenever it is ready. Only delay if you can AoE 3+ targets before Combustion would be ready again.
When Hot Streak is up
During Combustion
During Combustion if you run out of Fire Blast charges and can finish casting before Combustion drops off
Use Pyroclasm procs when they are available. During Combustion, don't use a Pyroclasm Pyroblast if you think Combustion will fade before you finish casting
When you gain Heating Up. Try to pool Fire Blast charges for Combustion when possible.
If Combustion is down
Not during Combustion or Rune of Power
Scorch replaces Fireball as your filler on targets below 30% health with the Searing Touch talent.
If you are moving and can't take another action, use Scorch

Rotation

Use Potion
Use Potion: During Combustion
Use Racial Active Buff: During Combustion
Use Trinkets: During Combustion
Anytime except during Combustion
Whenever it is ready. Only delay if you can AoE 3+ targets before Combustion would be ready again.
When Hot Streak is up
During Combustion
During Combustion if you run out of Fire Blast charges and can finish casting before Combustion drops off
Use Pyroclasm procs when they are available. During Combustion, don't use a Pyroclasm Pyroblast if you think Combustion will fade before you finish casting
When you gain Heating Up. Try to pool Fire Blast charges for Combustion when possible.
If Combustion is down
Not during Combustion or Rune of Power
Scorch replaces Fireball as your filler on targets below 30% health with the Searing Touch talent.
If you are moving and can't take another action, use Scorch

Rotation

Use Potion
Use Potion: During Combustion
Use Racial Active Buff: During Combustion
Use Trinkets: During Combustion
Anytime except during Combustion
Whenever it is ready. Only delay if you can AoE 3+ targets before Combustion would be ready again.
When Hot Streak is up
During Combustion
During Combustion if you run out of Fire Blast charges and can finish casting before Combustion drops off
Use Pyroclasm procs when they are available. During Combustion, don't use a Pyroclasm Pyroblast if you think Combustion will fade before you finish casting
When you gain Heating Up. Try to pool Fire Blast charges for Combustion when possible.
If Combustion is down
Not during Combustion or Rune of Power
Scorch replaces Fireball as your filler on targets below 30% health with the Searing Touch talent.
If you are moving and can't take another action, use Scorch

Rotation

Use Potion
Use Potion: During Combustion
Use Racial Active Buff: During Combustion
Use Trinkets: During Combustion
Anytime except during Combustion
Whenever it is ready. Only delay if you can AoE 3+ targets before Combustion would be ready again.
When Hot Streak is up
During Combustion
During Combustion if you run out of Fire Blast charges and can finish casting before Combustion drops off
Use Pyroclasm procs when they are available. During Combustion, don't use a Pyroclasm Pyroblast if you think Combustion will fade before you finish casting
When you gain Heating Up. Try to pool Fire Blast charges for Combustion when possible.
If Combustion is down
Not during Combustion or Rune of Power
Scorch replaces Fireball as your filler on targets below 30% health with the Searing Touch talent.
If you are moving and can't take another action, use Scorch

Rotation

Use Potion
Use Potion: During Combustion
Use Racial Active Buff: During Combustion
Use Trinkets: During Combustion
Anytime except during Combustion
Whenever it is ready. Only delay if you can AoE 3+ targets before Combustion would be ready again.
When Hot Streak is up
During Combustion
During Combustion if you run out of Fire Blast charges and can finish casting before Combustion drops off
Use Pyroclasm procs when they are available. During Combustion, don't use a Pyroclasm Pyroblast if you think Combustion will fade before you finish casting
When you gain Heating Up. Try to pool Fire Blast charges for Combustion when possible.
If Combustion is down
Not during Combustion or Rune of Power
Scorch replaces Fireball as your filler on targets below 30% health with the Searing Touch talent.
If you are moving and can't take another action, use Scorch

Rotation

Use Potion
Use Potion: During Combustion
Use Racial Active Buff: During Combustion
Use Trinkets: During Combustion
Anytime except during Combustion
Whenever it is ready. Only delay if you can AoE 3+ targets before Combustion would be ready again.
When Hot Streak is up
During Combustion
During Combustion if you run out of Fire Blast charges and can finish casting before Combustion drops off
Use Pyroclasm procs when they are available. During Combustion, don't use a Pyroclasm Pyroblast if you think Combustion will fade before you finish casting
When you gain Heating Up. Try to pool Fire Blast charges for Combustion when possible.
If Combustion is down
Not during Combustion or Rune of Power
Scorch replaces Fireball as your filler on targets below 30% health with the Searing Touch talent.
If you are moving and can't take another action, use Scorch

Rotation

Use Potion
Use Potion: During Combustion
Use Racial Active Buff: During Combustion
Use Trinkets: During Combustion
Anytime except during Combustion
Whenever it is ready. Only delay if you can AoE 3+ targets before Combustion would be ready again.
When Hot Streak is up
During Combustion
During Combustion if you run out of Fire Blast charges and can finish casting before Combustion drops off
Use Pyroclasm procs when they are available. During Combustion, don't use a Pyroclasm Pyroblast if you think Combustion will fade before you finish casting
When you gain Heating Up. Try to pool Fire Blast charges for Combustion when possible.
If Combustion is down
Not during Combustion or Rune of Power
Scorch replaces Fireball as your filler on targets below 30% health with the Searing Touch talent.
If you are moving and can't take another action, use Scorch

Rotation

Use Potion
Use Potion: During Combustion
Use Racial Active Buff: During Combustion
Use Trinkets: During Combustion
Anytime except during Combustion
Whenever it is ready. Only delay if you can AoE 3+ targets before Combustion would be ready again.
When Hot Streak is up
During Combustion
During Combustion if you run out of Fire Blast charges and can finish casting before Combustion drops off
Use Pyroclasm procs when they are available. During Combustion, don't use a Pyroclasm Pyroblast if you think Combustion will fade before you finish casting
When you gain Heating Up. Try to pool Fire Blast charges for Combustion when possible.
If Combustion is down
Not during Combustion or Rune of Power
Scorch replaces Fireball as your filler on targets below 30% health with the Searing Touch talent.
If you are moving and can't take another action, use Scorch

Frequently Asked Questions

How is this Guide useful?
We use algorithms to parse big data chunks from Top 1% Raiders using various public World of Warcraft sources such as the official Blizzard API and WarcraftLogs. We believe that statistics is a very reliable method for determining solid choices for end-game optimization.
Why do you show different recommendations for each boss?
There is usually a slight divergence in optimal choices for each given boss, so we decided to cover that in our guides. However, we also provide you with the 'All Stars' option which is the summary of most popular choices for all bosses together, in case you want the 'set it and forget it' approach (even though in some cases you might end up sacrificing a bit of your performance).