Welcome to our World of Warcraft Classic PVP Mage Builds List. Below we explain the Best Specs for the Mage Class to use in Battlegrounds for Patch 1.12, and we also provide you with Builds for each spec Frost, Fire and Arcane. These Builds will include Gear Stats you should get and the Talents you will want to grab.
Best PVP Mage Race
When it comes to PVP Battlegrounds we highly recommend Trolls for Horde and Gnomes for Alliance. Trolls can output a lot of damage thanks to their Berserking Racial Trait and Gnomes also get a damage buff via the +5% INT, plus they can remove Snares which any mage player would be thankful for.
- Best – Gnome, Troll
- Average – Humans, Undead
- Weak –
- Not Available – Night Elf, Orc, Tauren, Dwarves
Best PVP Mage Spec
Most players will say that the Best Mage Spec in Classic Wow 1.12 is Frost, and most would agree but that doesn’t mean the others are not viable in PVP. I for one personally think Arcane is very flexible and strong in PVP and prefer it as a mage player myself. Fire Spec has its moments and can one-shot enemy players, however, the cooldown are long and create lots of downtimes which isn’t ideal in battlegrounds.
- Best – Frost
- Average – Arcane, Fire
- Weak –
World of Warcraft Classic Best PVP Mage Build
PVP Frost Mage
The go-to for most PVP Mages in battlegrounds, and is really good when dealing with Rouges and other Assassin type characters. This Spec and Aracne are what we recommend players use if they plan to play Battlegrounds.
- Strengths – [Lots of Crowd Control (CC)] – [High DPS] – [Free Food, Water and Mana Pots]
- Mage Frost Builds
PVP Fire Mage
This spec is best suited for PVE Dungeon and Mob clearing, however, this hasn’t stopped players from using it in Battlegrounds. You can blow enemies up with this Spec although the cooldowns will be long and as such makes it not so ideal for PVP. This build will likely shine the most when u can AOE splash damage on groups of enemy players and in some cases if you have no cooldown do some big damage to a single enemy.
- Strengths – [Strong AOE Damage] – [High DPS] – [Free Food, Water and Mana Pots]
- Mage Fire Builds
PVP Arcane Mage
This is my personal favorite and is a well-balanced spec, however, you mostly see this build in PVP settings as it gets out classes easily by the AOE damage the Fire Spec offers. If you don’t want to struggle to stay alive you might prefer the Frost Spec more, but to each his own you should play what fits your playstyle.
- Strengths – [Spell Damage Buffs and Spell Casting Buffs] – [High DPS] – [Free Food, Water and Mana Pots]
- Mage Aracne Builds