Mage abilities are abilities used by mages. Most abilities are shared between all specializations, while some are only specific to one (or two) specializations. Mage abilities use three schools of magic: Arcane, Fire, and Frost.
All mages automatically learn the following spells at the specified level, regardless of specialization. Portals and teleports are listed in another section of this article.
For a summary of the character and strengths of each spec, see Mage specializations.
Talents become available at level 15. Only one talent can be chosen from each tier.
They can be swapped out any time outside of a rested area using .
PvP talents become available at level 20. Up to 3 PvP talents may be active at any given time (with additional slots becoming available at levels 30 and 40).
These talents are active in the open world with War Mode turned on, as well as during instanced PvP. They have no effect in dungeons and raids.
Arcane Talent Level Arcane Empowerment 20 20 20 20 20 30 40 48 Arcanosphere 55
Fire Talent Level 20 20 20 20 20 30 30 40 Ring of Fire 55
Frost Talent Level 20 20 20 20 20 30 30 40 Ice Wall 55
Glyphs are items that can change a spell or ability's visual appearance. Most glyphs are crafted by scribes, are color-coded by class, and can be applied as early as level 11. They can be removed at any time outside of combat using .
Mages can learn to teleport themselves and open up portals for their party members for instant travel to friendly capital cities by visiting a portal trainer. Portal trainers are typically found nearby the mage trainers in each capital city. Since patch 5.0.4, neither teleports nor portals require reagents.
Teleports Alliance City Level Trainers Darnassus 21 Any portal trainer Exodar 21 Any portal trainer Ironforge 21 Any portal trainer Stormwind 21 Any portal trainer Theramore 21 Any portal trainer Shrine of Seven Stars 21 Any portal trainer Stormshield 21 Any portal trainer Boralus 21 Any portal trainer Horde City Level Trainers Orgrimmar 21 Any portal trainer Silvermoon 21 Any portal trainer Thunder Bluff 21 Any portal trainer Undercity 21 Any portal trainer Stonard 23 Any portal trainer Shrine of Two Moons 21 Any portal trainer Warspear 21 Any portal trainer Dazar'alor 21 Any portal trainer Neutral City Level Trainers Shattrath 25 Any portal trainer Dalaran - Northrend 25 Any portal trainer Tol Barad 32 Any portal trainer Dalaran Crater 35 Dalaran - Broken Isles 21 Any portal trainer
Portals Alliance City Level Trainers Darnassus 24 Any portal trainer Exodar 24 Any portal trainer Ironforge 24 Any portal trainer Stormwind 24 Any portal trainer Theramore 24 Any portal trainer Shrine of Seven Stars 24 Any portal trainer Stormshield 24 Any portal trainer Boralus 24 Any portal trainer Horde City Level Trainers Orgrimmar 24 Any portal trainer Silvermoon 24 Any portal trainer Thunder Bluff 24 Any portal trainer Undercity 24 Any portal trainer Stonard Any Any portal trainer Shrine of Two Moons 24 Any portal trainer Warspear 24 Any portal trainer Dazar'alor 24 Any portal trainer Neutral City Level Trainers Shattrath Any Any portal trainer Dalaran - Northrend Any Any portal trainer Tol Barad Any Any portal trainer Dalaran Crater 35 Dalaran - Broken Isles 24 Any portal trainer
These spells are alternate versions of trainable spells, with some functionally identical, but possessing a different icon or other cosmetic difference. There are also several other miscellaneous spells which provide other effects. They are learned through books, items, or given as quest rewards.
|Ability||Min Level||Taught by|
|Polymorph: Polar Bear Cub||11||drops from polar bears, notably the Arctic Grizzly in Dragonblight.|
|Polymorph: Porcupine||11||drops from porcupines on Pandaria.|
|Polymorph: Monkey||11||drops from hozen and monkey mobs.|
|Polymorph: Pig||25||Taught by The Amazing Zanzo in Dalaran for 3.|
|Polymorph: Rabbit||25||from the Noblegarden event.|
|Polymorph: Turtle||25||from high level Cataclysm fishing pools.|
|Polymorph: Black Cat||25||for 2500 from Endora Moorehead in Dalaran at neutral Kirin Tor reputation.|
|Polymorph: Bumblebee||25||Tome of Polymorph: Bumblebee for 1800 from Sister Lilyana in Stormsong Valley at revered Storm's Wake reputation.|
|Polymorph: Direhorn||25||Tome of Polymorph: Direhorn for 1800 from Natal'hakata in Dazar'alor at revered Zandalari Empire reputation.|
|Ability||Min Level||Taught by|
|4||Almost any Mage Trainer|
All mages can also purchase and use the exclusive to their class at Level 11, which summons a non-combat familiar which follows them around.