Arcane Barrage

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Arcane Barrage
Ability mage arcanebarrage.png
  • Arcane Barrage
  • Level 10 Arcane mage ability
  • 40 yd range
  • 0.5% of base mana
  • 4.5 sec cooldown
  • Instant cast
  • Launches bolts of arcane energy at the enemy target, causing (130% of Spell power) Arcane damage.

    Damage increased by 60% per Arcane Charge.

    Arcane Arcane (Level 34)
    Hits 1 additional target within 10 yds per Arcane Charge for 50% damage.

    Consumes all Arcane Charges.
Usable by



4.5 seconds

Other information
Level learned



Arcane Barrage is a level 10 Arcane mages ability. Before Mists of Pandaria, Arcane Barrage was a moderately used spell for mobility purposes. As of now, Arcane Barrage is used at the end of accumulating the maximum 4 Arcane Charges. Beginning at level 34, Arcane Barrage also hits a number nearby enemy targets depending on how many charges the mage has.


Patches and hotfixes

  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Damage increased by 74%, damage increase per Arcane Charge increased to 60% (up from 50%).
  • Hotfix (2014-12-08): "Damage has been increased by 16%."
  • Hotfix (2014-10-14): "Resolved a script error with Arcane Barrage"
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Now replaces [Fire Blast] for Arcane mages.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.2.0 (2013-03-05): Damage has been reduced by 16.1%.
  • Hotfix (2012-09-20): "Arcane Barrage damage has been reduced by approximately 3.5%."
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Now affected by the Arcane Charge resource mechanic.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.1.0 (2011-04-26): Damage has been increased by 13%.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.6 (2011-02-08): Mana cost has been reduced by 8%.
  • Hotfix (2011-01-18): "The mana costs of the following mage spells have been reduced, but they still require the previous percentage of base mana in order to be cast: Arcane Barrage (11% of base mana), [Arcane Blast] (7% of base mana), and [Fireball] (12% of base mana). As an example, Fireball requires 16% base mana to cast, but only consumes 12% of base mana."
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Damage has been increased by 5% and its cooldown is now 4 seconds, down from 5 seconds.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Changed from being a talented spell to a specialized spell, obtained by all mages choosing Arcane. Replaced by [Arcane Power] as final talent in the Arcane tree.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Added to the game as a 51-point talent in the Arcane tree.

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