Arcane Power

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Arcane Power
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Usable by



1.5 minutes

Other information
Level learned


Related buff
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  • Magic
  • Arcane Power
  • Spell damage increased by 30%.
    Mana costs of your damaging spells reduced by 30%.
  • Duration: 10 seconds
Arcane energy surged through her as she drew deep from her own power.[1]

Arcane Power is a level 44 Arcane mage ability that for a short period of time increases spell damage by 30% and reduces mana cost by 30%.

This ability is one of the mage's best burst damage tools, and it is often combined with other burst damage abilities and items.

Casting Arcane Power is not affected by the global cooldown.


  • Arcane Power is dispelled as a magic buff.
  • Due to Arcane Power used to having a 3 minute cooldown, a mage with Arcane Power was often referred to as a Three-Minute Mage.


Patch changes

  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Now increases spell damage by 30% (up from 20%) and reduces mana cost by 30% (from costing 10% more). Duration reduced to 10 seconds (from 15 seconds).
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Cooldown reduced from 2 to 1.5 minutes.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.9 (2009-02-10): Now increases damage and mana cost by 20%, cooldown reduced to 2 minutes. Arcane Power and [Presence of Mind] now share a category cooldown. Arcane Power causes a 15 second cooldown. Presence of Mind, once consumed, causes a 1.5 second cooldown.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.10.2 (2006-05-02): It is no longer possible to gain the benefit of this spell and [Power Infusion] at the same time by careful timing.
  • PTR client.png Patch 0.9 (2004-08-17): Mana penalty has been slightly reduced.

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