Overall, the challenges available to Mages seem relatively good, but they could potentially be a little harder. I didn’t experience significant bugs or problems with the encounters.
- Kyrian Phials of Serenity work in the challenges if you bring them in from outside.
Spec: Arcane Mage
Sigryn took me around 4 minutes to complete. It feels pretty similar to what I remembered, although some of the mechanics didn’t occur much because 4 minutes was not long enough to see them many times. The axe patterns felt a little unpredictable the first time I completed it, but the second time I had fewer issues by moving further from them instead of finishing casts.
Spec: Fire Mage
Agatha took me around 5 minutes to complete. Compared to Legion, this one seemed a little easier; however, this may just be due to how Fire Mage has changed since then. Previously, the main difficulty of this challenge was finding enough damage to kill the waves of imps quickly, which was often accomplished by using AoE trinkets such as Pharamere’s Forbidden Grimoire from Krosus in The Nighthold. Now that Arcane Explosion is available to Fire Mages, it is relatively safe to kill the imps with just that. Overall, it still seems like a reasonably tuned encounter and I did die a few times to this one.
Spec: Frost Mage
Raest took me about 3 minutes to kill regardless of the strategy I used in the last phase (killing either brother first works). Overall, the difficulty seemed much easier than I remembered it when it came out in Legion. I think the biggest issue is that Karam does not have enough HP relative to the damage a Frost Mage can do easily while kiting everything with Freezing Rain and Frozen Orb. This makes it possible to skip most of the mechanics in the phases where he is chasing you. In the last phase with Time Warp and Icy Veins, either brother will die very quickly if focused.