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Arcane Power
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  • Arcane Power
  • 1.5 min cooldown
  • Instant cast
  • When activated, you deal 20% more spell damage and damaging spells cost 10% more mana to cast. This effect lasts 15 sec.

    Improved Arcane Power (Level 92+)
    Arcane Power now reduces the cost of your spells by 10% instead of increasing the cost by 10%.
Usable by
Casting timeInstant cast
Cooldown1.5 min
Level required62
Related buff
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  • Magic
  • Arcane Power
  • Spell damage increased by 20%.
    Mana costs of your damaging spells increased by 10%.
  • Duration: 15 seconds
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Arcane energy surged through her as she drew deep from her own power.

Arcane Power is a mage ability learned at level 62 for those who have chosen the Arcane specialization. For a short period of time it increases damage output at the expense of increased mana cost. 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 does not trigger the Global Cooldown.

Modified by


  • Arcane Power is dispelled as a magic buff.
  • Combine this spell with other damage-enhancing abilities such as Presence of Mind, various damage trinkets, and other buffs for maximum burst damage.
  • Prior to the Cataclysm, a mage with Arcane Power was often referred to as a Three-Minute Mage.

Patch changes

  • World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Patch 4.0.6 (8-Feb-2011): Arcane Power now has its tooltip updated when Glyph of Arcane Power is active.
  • World of Warcraft: 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.
  • World of Warcraft Patch 1.11.0 (20-Jun-2006): This ability will no longer stack with Power Infusion. If you gain both at the same time, Arcane Power will take precedence.

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