Welcome to our World of Warcraft Classic Mage Builds List. We have detailed what we consider as the Best Mage Builds in Classic WoW patch 1.12, and Talent Build for each Spec Frost, Fire and Arcane. You will want to choose the strongest race to use with them as well and we have links to the complete guides for each spec.
Best Mage Race
Overall when it comes to PVP players should go with Gnomes if they are Alliance and for Horde Players, they should choose the Troll Race. Each has their own unique strength, for example, the Troll Berserking will help increase damage, while Gnomes have the ability to escape Snares and Roots.
- Best – Gnome, Troll
- Average – Undead, Humans
- Weak –
- Not Available – Night Elf, Orc, Tauren, Dwarves
Best Mage Spec
Depending on your playstyle this class has 2 really strong talent specs. For players interested in PVP battlegrounds you will likely find Frost Spec to be more effective, while other players who plan to play PVE Dungeon and Raids will love the AOE Damage that Fire Spec can do. Keep in mind Fire Spec also does really well in PVP and Arcane if you do choose to use would in our opinion be best suited for PVP.
- Best – Frost, Fire
- Average – Arcane
- Weak –
World of Warcraft Classic Best Mage Builds
Best Frost Mage Build
The reason this Mage Build Spec is popular in PVP is mostly due to how much CC and survivability it has. Crowd Control in the form of Snares and the ability to go invulnerable with Ice Block, what’s even better is this class is known for its high amounts of DPS.
- Strengths – [Lots of CC and Survivability Spells] – [High DPS] – [Good for PVP]
- Mage Frost Build Guide
Best Fire Mage Build
One of the highest DPS Class Specs in Classic WoW and a really good choice for players who are interested in PVE Dungeons and Raids. You can use this spec in PVP with some success however the long cooldowns make it difficult to recommend. Aside from Molten Core and Blackwing Liar your AOE DPS is huge in Dungeons and Raids.
- Strengths – [High DPS] – [Strong AOE Damage] – [Good for PVE Content (Dungeons/Raids)]
- Mage Fire Builds
Best Arcane Mage Build
Arcane Mages are viable, however, are outshined by the other 2 specs. Players who can’t help themselves and want to play this spec we recommend using it in PVP, as long as you can avoid those pesky Rogues as a cloth wearer you can deal some good single target damage.
- Strengths – [High DPS] – [Strong Spell Damage Buffs]
- Mage Arcane Build Guide