Mage Runes & Locations for Phase 3 of Season of Discovery (WoW Classic SoD)

Mage Runes & Locations in Season of Discovery (SoD)

Rune Engraving is a new system for Season of Discovery. It allows each class to tailor their gameplay experience by unlocking new unique abilities! In this guide you’ll find all of the runes that are currently available for Mages in Phase 3 of SoD. You can also see them all in our Season of Discovery Talent Calculator.

Mage Spell Notes

One important thing to note when collecting Mage runes is that many of them involve deciphering spell notes. Check out our Mage Scrolls Guide below if you need some extra help with this!

Phase 3 Mage Runes

Here are the new runes for Mages in Phase 3 of Season of Discovery, sorted by the gear slot they can be applied to.

Slot
Rune
Discovery
Bracers
Bracers
Bracers
Helm
Helm
Helm

Phase 2 Mage Runes

These runes for Mages were added in Phase 2 of Season of Discovery.

Slot
Rune
Discovery
Belt
Belt
Belt
Belt
Boots
Boots
Boots

Phase 1 Mage Runes

Here are the Mage runes that were released with Phase 1 of Season of Discovery. We have detailed walkthroughs for where and how to find each one!

Slot
Rune
Discovery
Chest
Chest
Chest
Chest
Gloves
Gloves
Gloves
Gloves
Legs
Legs
Legs
Legs

Mage Skill Books

In addition to runes, there are also skill books in the game that will teach you new spells. Here are the skill books that are available for Mages in Season of Discovery.

Skill Book
Spell
Discovery

Mage Rune Starting Locations & Level Requirements

The table below can help you plan your route or simply see if you’ve acquired all of the runes in your current zone. Levels with a single asterisk (*) are runes that have a specific level requirement while those with a double asterisk (**) are our recommendations based on the level of enemies in the area or other factors such as abilities that will make the process easier.

Rune
Starting Locations
Level
Wow Alliance Crest Dun Morogh, Elwynn Forest
Durotar, Tirisfal Glades
2*
Wow Alliance Crest Dun Morogh, Elwynn Forest
Durotar, Tirisfal Glades
6**
Wow Alliance Crest Elwynn Forest
Tirisfal Glades
8*
Wow Alliance Crest Dun Morogh, Elwynn Forest
Durotar, Tirisfal Glades
8**
Wow Alliance Crest Dun Morogh, Elwynn Forest
Durotar, Tirisfal Glades
10**
[Reputation Required]
10**
The Barrens
10**
Wow Alliance Crest Loch Modan, Westfall
Silverpine Forest, The Barrens
12**
Wow Alliance Crest Darkshore, Loch Modan, Westfall
Silverpine Forest, The Barrens
14**
Ashenvale
18**
[Collect 10 books from different zones]
20**
Duskwood
25**
* – Required level, such as unable to accept quest or spell requires a certain level to train
** – Recommended level, based upon NPCs needed to kill, zone, etc
.

Mage Rune Guides

Below you’ll find a quick overview of how to get each of the SoD Mage Runes. Refer to our individual guides for more detailed walkthroughs!

Arcane Blast Rune

Arcane Blast is a Mage Rune for the Gloves slot. Here’s how to get it:

  • Cast Arcane Explosion near 3 purple crystals along The Zoram Strand in Ashenvale, in this order:
    • South – 13, 24
    • Middle – 14, 19
    • North – 13, 15
  • If you hit the third crystal while you have 2 stacks of Arcane Charge, you’ll get the rune.

Arcane Surge Rune

Arcane Surge is a Mage Rune for the Pants slot. Here’s how to get it:

  • Hand in Waylaid Supplies crates until you reach Friendly reputation with Wow Alliance Crest Azeroth Commerce Authority or  Durotar Supply and Logistics.
  • Purchase the rune from a Supply Officer. Supply Officers can be found near the Auction House in each major city.

Brain Freeze Rune

Brain Freeze is a Mage Rune for the Boots slot. Here’s how to get it:

  • Pick up the quest Highway Robbery from an Extinguished Campfire near the Kodo Graveyard in Desolace (47, 54).
  • Speak with Bibbly F’utzbuckle at the northern crossroads in Desolace (63, 39) to progress the quest to On the Lam.
  • Speak with Tokal inside the inn at Booty Bay in Stranglethorn Vale (27, 77) to pick up the quest Cherry for Your Thoughts?.
  • Buy a Cherry Grog from the nearby vendor, Nixxrax Fillamug, and bring it to Tokal to get the quest No Honor Among Thieves.
  • Use the boat on the southern shore of Arathi Highlands near the bridge (53, 91) to travel to the east coast.
  • Speak to Illari Duskfeather and either agree with her (Alliance only) or fight her to get Illari’s Key.
  • Use the key to open the nearby Jewel-Encrusted Box to loot the rune.

Burnout Rune

Burnout is a Mage Rune for the Chest slot. Here’s how to get it:

  • Locate a frozen mob at one of the following locations:
    • Dun Morogh: Gol’Bolar Quarry (69, 58)
    • Durotar: east of Razor Hill (69, 58)
    • Elwynn Forest: island in Stone Cairn Lake (77, 51)
    • Tirisfal Glades: north of Brightwater Lake (58, 44)
  • Attack it with fire spells to destroy it and loot the rune. You may need the help of another Mage or Warlock for this.

Chronostatic Preservation Rune

Chronostatic Preservation is a Mage Rune for the Boots slot. Here’s how to get it:

  • Kill the following mobs in Thousand Needles with frost spells to loot Partial Spell Notes from each:
    • Scorched Screeching Roguefeather (27.0, 47.2)
    • Singed Highperch Consort (11.2, 40.0)
    • Seared Needles Cougar (24.0, 23.6)
  • Combine the 3 Partial Spell Notes to get the rune.

Enlightenment Rune

Enlightenment is a Mage Rune for the Chest slot. Here’s how to get it:

Elwynn Forest:

Tirisfal Glades:

Fingers of Frost Rune

Fingers of Frost is a Mage Rune for the Chest slot. Here’s how to get it:

  • Kill any of the following enemies to loot Spell Notes: RING SEFF OSTROF:
    • Gillgar west of the Solliden Farmstead in Tirisfal Glades (27, 47)
    • Hogger in the southwest of Elwynn Forest (28, 90)
    • Old Icebeard in the cave west of Kharanos in Dun Morogh (38, 53)
    • Timber in Iceflow Lake in Dun Morogh (35, 42)
    • Vagash north of Gol’Bolar Quarry in Dun Morogh (61, 48)
    • Zalazane on Echo Isles in Durotar (68, 87)
  • Decipher Spell Notes: RING SEFF OSTROF with a Comprehension Charm to get the rune.

Frostfire Bolt Rune

Frostfire Bolt is a Mage Rune for the Belt slot. Here’s how to get it:

Hot Streak Rune

Hot Streak is a Mage rune for the Belt slot. Here’s how to get it:

  • Cast Living Flame or Flamestrike on top of the two bellows of the blacksmith forge at Strahnbrad in Alterac Mountains (60.0, 46.4).
  • Kill the level 35 Ancient Fire Elemental that spawns to loot the rune.

Ice Lance Rune

Ice Lance is a Mage Rune for the Gloves slot. Here’s how to get it:

Gnome:

Human:

Troll:

Undead:

Icy Veins Rune

Icy Veins is a Mage Rune for the Pants slot. Here’s how to get it:

  • Collect 10 books from the following locations:
    • Darkshore: Ruins of Mathystra ruins (59.6, 22.2)
    • Duskwood: western crypt in Raven Hill Cemetary (16.0, 38.5)
    • Elwynn Forest: at the top of the Tower of Azora (65.4, 70.1)
    • Ironforge: in the back chamber of the Hall of Explorers (76.1, 10.2)
    • Loch Modan: in the inn at Thelsamar (35.6, 48.9) – same book found in the Westfall inn so you can’t get both
    • Loch Modan: the middle cave in Mo’grosh Stronghold (77.5, 14.1)
    • Orgrimmer: a rock in Valley of Spirits near the Mage Trainer building (38.5, 78.2)
    • Silverpine Forest: basement of The Sepulcher (43.4, 41.2)
    • Silverpine Forest: inside the town hall at Ambermill (63.5, 63.1)
    • Stonetalon Mountains: a hut in Grimtotem Post (74.4, 85.7)
    • The Barrens: the office at the top of the tower in The Sludge Fen (56.3, 8.8)
    • The Barrens: engineering shop in Ratchet (62.7, 36.3)
    • The Barrens: just outside the Wailing Caverns dungeon portal (52.8, 54.7 on the Cavern of Mists map)
    • Tirisfal Glades: alchemy shop in Brill (59.5, 52.3)
    • Westfall: westernmost house in Moonbrook (45.4, 70.4)
    • Westfall: in the inn at Sentinel Hill (52.7, 53.7) – same book found in the Loch Modan inn so you can’t get both
    • Wetlands: under a pot in Whelgar’s Excavation Site (33.6, 47.9)
  • Bring the 10 books to your faction’s Librarian to turn them in and get the rune:
    • Alliance: Garon Wendell in the Mage Quarter of Stormwind City (38, 81)
    • Horde: Owen Thadd in the Magic Quarter of Undercity (74, 33)

Living Bomb Rune

Living Bomb is a Mage Rune for the Gloves slot. Here’s how to get it:

Darkshore:

Loch Modan:

Silverpine Forest:

The Barrens:

  • Read the Etched Carving at Blackthorn Ridge in the south of The Barrens (45.4, 80).
  • Use Blink to jump from one green circle to the next without stepping outside of them.
  • Read the second Etched Carving at the end of the path to get the rune.

Westfall:

Living Flame Rune

Living Flame is a Mage Rune for the Pants slot. Here’s how to get it:

Mass Regeneration Rune

Mass Regeneration is a Mage Rune for the Pants slot. Here’s how to get it:

  • Open a Dusty Coffer on a shelf inside the eastern crypt at Raven Hill Cemetery in Duskwood to loot a Decrepit Phylactery.
  • Use the Decrepit Phylactery on some Slumbering Bones inside the western crypt to summon a level 25 elite Awakened Lich.
  • Kill it to loot the rune.

Missile Barrage Rune

Missile Barrage is a Mage Rune for the Belt slot. Here’s how to get it:

  • Speak with the Dalaran Agent at Ariden’s Camp in the northeast of Deadwind Pass (52, 36) to get Ariden’s Sigil.
  • Equip Ariden’s Sigil and look for locations where you get the Dark Presence buff:
    • Arathi Highlands (60, 40)
    • Badlands (58, 54)
    • Deadwind Pass (43, 29)
    • Desolace (65, 25)
    • Duskwood (23, 47)
    • Swamp of Sorrows (69, 28)
    • The Barrens (52, 36)
  • In each of the above locations, use Ariden’s Sigil to summon a Dark Rider, a level 41 elite, and kill it to loot a relic.
  • When you have all seven relics, return to the Dalaran Agent to trade them in for your rune.

Regeneration Rune

Regeneration is a Mage Rune for the Chest slot. Here’s how to get it:

Loch Modan:

Silverpine Forest:

The Barrens:

Westfall:

Rewind Time Rune

Rewind Time is a Mage Rune for the Gloves slot. Here’s how to get it:

  • Visit Grizzby inside the inn at Ratchet in The Barrnes.
  • Purchase a Spell Notes: Rewind Time from him for 3 gold and use it to get the rune.

Spellfrost Bolt Rune

Spellfrost Bolt is a Mage Rune for the Belt slot. Here’s how to get it:

Spell Power Rune

Spell Power is a Mage Rune for the Boots slot. Here’s how to get it.

  • Collect 20 books from the following locations:
    • Any of the books you can collect for the Icy Veins Rune
    • Alterac Mountains: in the tower (48.5, 57.6)
    • Arathi Highlands: outside a tent (73, 65)
    • Badlands: (57, 39)
    • Desolace: on a bench in a house (55, 28)
    • Dustwallow Marsh: (57, 21)
    • Stranglethorn Vale: outside a cave (41.5, 50.8)
    • Swamp of Sorrows: inside a cage (51, 22)
    • Thousand Needles: (34, 40)
  • Bring the 20 books to your faction’s Librarian to turn them in and get the rune:
    • Alliance: Garon Wendell in the Mage Quarter of Stormwind City (38, 81)
    • Horde: Owen Thadd in the Magic Quarter of Undercity (74, 33)

 

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I've been playing World of Warcraft on and off since vanilla, usually as a healer or caster and often as a guild leader. I play both retail and classic. I also love RPGs, sandboxes, and sims.
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Gnommy
Gnommy
6 months ago

Did anyone play arcane mage in the demo to see arcane blast mana cost?

Odesyuss
Odesyuss
5 months ago

the requirement for the enlightenment rune needs to be made to lvl 8,..mages cant even get polymorph till lvl 8

Ine
Ine
5 months ago

Hello we found living flame by the farmers in solliden farmstead

Ine
Ine
Reply to  Ine
5 months ago

It was the scarlet warriorer!!

Ine
Ine
Reply to  Ine
5 months ago

Spell note:MILEGIN VALF

Fegget.
Fegget.
6 months ago

So mages will basically be the best healer and if you don’t heal you’re trolling. Good luck to all those playing mage to be a DPS

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