Mage Runes – WoW Season of Discovery

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Mage Runes – WoW Season of Discovery

Mages Runes in WoW Season of Discovery, everything you need to know.

Here is our comprehensive Guide to Mage Runes in World of Warcraft Season of Discovery.

Mage SoD Phase 2 Runes Update

Season of Discovery phase 2 will introduce new runes and new rune slots for the Mage class. Starting February 8, Mage players will be able to engrave belts, boots, bracers and helms with SoD runes. Here's the complete list of the Mage SoD phase 2 runes found so far!

  • Balefire Bolt
  • Brain Freeze
  • Chronostatic Preservation
  • Deep Freeze
  • Displacement
  • Frostfire Bolt
  • Hot Streak
  • Missile Barrage
  • Molten Armor
  • Spellfrost Bolt
  • Temporal Anomaly
  • Spell Power

SoD Mage Rune Locations

How to Find Arcane Blast in Season of Discovery

  1. Travel to Zoram Strand in Ashenvale and farm Wrathtail Naga until you obtain a “Naga Manuscript”.
  2. Follow the manuscript's riddle and find the three crystals in Zoram Strand at coordinates (13.08, 24.88), (14.08, 19.84) and (13.51, 15.79).
  3. Starting from the Southmost crystal, cast Arcane Explosion on all three crystals to get the rune.

How to Find Arcane Surge in Season of Discovery

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How to Find Brain Freeze in Season of Discovery

Prerequisite: Level 40

The Brain Freeze spell notes can be found by starting a questline at Desolace.

  1. Travel to Desolace and go northwest of Kodo Graveyard until you find an Extinguished Campfire (47, 54). Start the “Highway Robbery” quest.
  2. Head to Kormek's Hut (63, 39) to find Bibbly F'utzbuckle. Finish the quest and start “On the Lam”.
  3. Find the inn at Booty Bay and speak to Tokal. Finish the quest and start “Cherry for Your Thoughts?”.
  4. Buy her Cherry Grog and start the “No Honor Among Thieves” quest.
  5. Travel to Arathi Highlands and board a boat that will take you east of the region (52, 91).
  6. Look for Illari Duskfeather. Defeat her and loot “Illari's Key” to get the Brain Freeze rune from her chest. Dark Elves get a dialogue option to peacefully obtain Illari's key.

How to Find Burnout in Season of Discovery

  • Gnome: Travel to Dun Morogh and farm Frozen Trogg near the center of Gol'Bolar Quarry (69.4, 58.3) using fire spells.
  • Human: Travel to Elwynn Forest and farm Frozen Murloc east of Stone Cairn Lake (76.8, 51.8) using fire spells.
  • Troll: Travel to Durotar and farm Frozen Makrura east of Razor Hill (66.4, 40.0) using fire spells.
  • Undead: Travel to Tirisfal Glades and farm Frozen Murloc northwest of Brightwater Lake (66.4, 40.0) using fire spells.

How to Find Chronostatic Preservation in Season of Discovery

Prerequisite: Level 40

Travel to Thousand Needles with 4 mages and use Frostbolt and Ice Lance to cool the following Scorched mobs:

  • Seared Needles Cougar (24.0, 23.6)
  • Scorched Screeching Roguefeather (26.6, 47.2)
  • Singed Highperch Consort (11.2, 39.8)

Cooling a mob grants you x1 Partial Spell Notes. Combine all 3 notes to receive the Chronostatic Preservation rune.

How to Find Enlightenment in Season of Discovery

Here are the known rune quests for each race so far!

  • Human:
    1. Travel to Elwynn Forest and head to Ridgepoint Tower.
    2. Find critters that have a “Wild Polymorph” debuff and cast Polymorph on 6 of them.
    3. Loot the critters for all 6 pages of the “Azora Apprentice Notes”.
    4. Combine the notes to create the Enlightenment rune.
  • Undead: In Tirisfal, head to Solliden Farmstead to find Odd Melons. Cast Polymorph on 6 of them before looting their “Apothecary Notes”. Combine 6 to get the rune.

How to Find Fingers of Frost in Season of Discovery

  • Gnome: Head to Dun Morogh and farm these mobs:
    • Bjarn
    • Edan the Howler
    • Mangeclaw
    • Timber
    • Vagash
  • Human: Travel to Elwynn Forest and farm Hogger.
  • Troll: Go to Durotar and farm Gazz'uz and Zalazane.
  • Undead: Head to Tirisfal Glades and farm Giligar.
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How to Find Frostfire Bolt in Season of Discovery

Prerequisite: Level 40

To learn Frostfire Bolt, travel to Stranglethorn Vale and head to Zul'Gurub. Kill the Skullsplitter Mystic mobs at (47, 35) and other spawn points until one drops “Spell Notes: TROFF IRESTBOL”.

How to Find Hot Streak in Season of Discovery

Prerequisite: Level 40

  1. Go to Alterac Mountains and farm Syndicate Thief (58.9, 67.0) until you get a Singed Note.
  2. Head to Strahnbrad and visit the Blacksmith Forge (60.1, 46.4).
  3. Activate the bellows with fire spells.
  4. Defeat the Ancient Fire Elemental to get the Hot Streak rune.

How to Find Ice Lance in Season of Discovery

Your level 2 class trainer's quest in the starting zone offers the Ice Lance rune.

  • Gnome: Head to Trogg's Camp and take the “Spell Research” quest.
  • Human: Speak to the Defias agents and start the “Spell Research” quest.
  • Troll: Approach the Burning Blade Familiars and begin the “Spell Research” quest.
  • Undead: Go to the Scarlet Crusade initiates and start the “Spell Research” quest.

How to Find Icy Veins in Season of Discovery

Collect a total a 10 books across Azeroth.


  • Archmage Antonidas: The Unabridged Autobiography (found in Tower of Azora, Elwynn Forest)
  • Archmage Theocritus's Research Journal (found in Ironforge in the Hall of Explorers)
  • Rumi of Gnomeregan: The Collected Works (found in Thelsamar or Westfall Inn)


  • Ataeric: On Arcane Curiosities (found in Sepulcher)
  • The Apothecary's Metaphysical Primer (found in Brill Alchemy Shop)
  • The Lessons of Ta'zo (found in Valley of Spirits, Orgrimmar)


  • Arcanic Systems Manual (found in The Sludge Fen, The Barrens)
  • Baxtan: On Destructive Magics (found near the Engineering trailer, Ratchet)
  • Bewitchments and Glamours (found in Moonbrook, Westfall)
  • Crimes Against Anatomy (found in Raven Hill Crypt, Duskwood)
  • Fury of the Land (found near the Grimtotems, Stonetalon Mountains)
  • Goaz Scrolls (found in Whelgar's Excavation Site, Wetlands)
  • Nar'thalas Almanac, Vol. 74 (found in Darkshore Ruins)
  • Runes of the Sorcerer-Kings (found in the Ogre Cave, Loch Modan)
  • Secrets of the Dreamers (found near the portal in Wailing Caverns)
  • The Dalaran Digest, Vol. 23 (found in Amber Mill, Silverpine Forest)

How to Find Living Bomb in Season of Discovery


  1. Travel to Loch Modan.
  2. Farm Stonesplit Seer until you obtain “Spell Notes: Living Bomb”.


  1. Travel to Silverpine Forest and head to Fenris Isle.
  2. Kill the Rot Hides until they drop “A Talking Head”.
  3. Interact with a grave on the eastern side of the courtyard and start “The Hidden Niche” quest.
  4. Head to the castle on the island and fight the mobs to reach the top left tower.
  5. Interact with the Dusty Shelf to complete the objective, which leads to the “Wand to Bethor” quest.
  6. Complete the questline to receive the rune.

How to Find Living Flame in Season of Discovery

  • Gnome: Head to Dun Morogh and farm the rune from Frostmane Shadowcaster and Frostmane Seer.
  • Human: In Elwynn Forest, head towards the surrounding areas of Jasperlode Mine and kill Kobold Geomancers.
  • Troll: Go to Skull Rock in Durotar and kill Burning Blade Fanatics until they drop the rune.
  • Undead: Travel to Tirisfal Glades and kill Scarlet Warrior.

How to Find Mass Regeneration in Season of Discovery

  1. Go west of the Duskwood to reach Raven Hill.
  2. From the northeastern crypt, go down and take a left into a big room.
  3. Near the entrance, find a stored “Decrepit Phylactery”.
  4. Head to the crypt west of Raven Hill, go down and take a right to find a big room with a stone throne.
  5. Use the phylactery you found on the “Slumbering Bones” within. This summons a level 25 Elite Lich.
  6. Defeat the mob to obtain the spell notes for Mass Regeneration.

How to Find Regeneration in Season of Discovery

  • Gnome: Travel to Loch Modan and head to the northern island. On the island, go the the southernmost hut and find a stack of books.
  • Human: Head to Westfall and kill Defias Pillagers until they drop the rune.
  • Undead: Head to Silverpine Forest and kill Dalaran Apprentice until they drop the rune.


Go to the Barrens and loot the rune from Kolkar's Booty chests.

How to Find Rewind Time in Season of Discovery

Travel to Ratchet and buy it from Grizzby, who will only offer the Rune after you complete 3 of his pre-quests, namely:

  1. Shredder Turbochargers
  2. Dark Iron Ordinance
  3. Fish Oil

How to Find Spell Power in Season of Discovery

Prerequisite: Level 40

To obtain the Spell Power rune, collect a total of 20 books across Azeroth. Here's how:

  1. Obtain 13 books via the Icy Veins rune quest (cross-faction books + Faction books).
  2. Grab a book from the other faction.
    • Horde: Travel to Elwynn Forest and head to the tower's second floor (65.4, 70.1). Grab the Library Book from one of the bookshelves. Turn it in in the Undercity.
    • Alliance:  Go to Sepulcher and find the book titled “Ataeric: On Arcane Curiosities”. Travel to Suramar and turn it in to Garion.
  3. Get the other 6 books.
    • A Web of Lies: Debunking Myths and Legends (Arathi Highlands, Eastern Kingdoms)
    • Basilisks: Should Petrification be Feared? (Stranglethorn Vale, Eastern Kingdoms)
    • Defensive Magics 101 (Alterac Mountains, Eastern Kingdoms)
    • Demons and You (Desolace, Kalimdor)
    • Geomancy: The Stone-Cold Truth (Thousand Needles, Kalimdor)
    • RwlRwlRwlRwl! (Dustwallow Marsh, Kalimdor)
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Mage Runes

SoD Mage Runes Phase 1


  • Burnout – Increases critical strike chance by 15% but increases non-periodic spell critical strikes mana cost by 1% of your base mana.
  • Fingers of Frost – Your Chill effects have a 15% chance to pop the Fingers of Frost Effect. This lets your next 2 spells treat the market as if they were Frozen.
  • Regeneration – This lets you heal the target for 3 seconds and applies Temporal Beacon. Temporal Beacon lasts for 30 seconds and will convert all Arcane damage done by its caster into healing which is divided between the caster and targets of Temporal Beacon.
  • Enlightenment – When your mana is above 70% you deal 10% more damage. When below 30% mana you still recover mana at 10% efficiency while casting.


  • Icy Veins – Spellcasting is increased by 20% and reduces and knockback effect by 100%. Lasts for 20 seconds.
  • Arcane Surge – For all our remaining mana you deal massive Arcane damage increased by up to 300% depending on your remaining mana. After casting your mana regeneration is increased by 300% for 8 seconds.
  • Mass Regeneration – Heals party members within 15 yards of the target for 3 seconds and applies Temporal Beacon to all of them. (See Regeneration for Temporal Beacon)
  • Living Flame – Summons a flame that will move towards a target while leaving a trail of flames behind that will damage everything within range for 20 seconds.


  • Rewind Time – Will heal all damage a target of Temporal Beacon has received over the last 5 seconds. This does not apply to targets who didn't have Temporal Beacon 5 seconds ago.
  • Living Bomb – Turns target into a living bomb, dealing damage for 12 seconds. After 12 seconds or when dispelled, the target explodes dealing massive damage to every enemy within 10 yards.
  • Arcane Blast – Deals massive Arcane damage to the target. Healing and Damage by other Arcane spells is increased by 15% and mana cost is increased by 175%. This effect can be stacked up to 4 times and lasts for 6 seconds or until other Arcane damage or healing is cast.
  • Ice Lance – Deals massive Frost Damage to the target, damage is tripled if targets are Frozen.

SoD Mage Runes Phase 2


  • Deep Freeze – Stuns a frozen target for 5 seconds. Otherwise deals big damage to targets who are immune to Stun.
  • Temporal Anomaly – Summons a slow-moving orb of time magic that grants shields to nearby party members.


  • Balefire Bolt – Launches a devastating blast that can deal both Arcane and Fire damage. Each successive bolt within 30s gets 10% more damage but reduces your Spirit by 10% for 30s. If your Spirit reaches 0, you immediately die.
  • Displacement – Teleports you back to where you cast Blink in the last 10 seconds.
  • Molten Armor – Deals Fire damage to any hostile that lands an attack. Boosts your spell critical strike chance by 5% and decreases the crit chance against you by the same percentage. Lasts 30 minutes.


  • Frostfire Bolt – Launches an icy bolt that deals Frostfire damage, applies a 40% slow and applies additional Frostfire damage over 9 seconds.
  • Hot Streak – Dealing two critical Fireballs in a row removes the casting time for Pyroblast, Fire Blast, Living Bomb and Scorch.
  • Missile Barrage – Removes the mana cost, halves the casting time and increases the fire rate of your next Arcane Missiles spell. 40% chance to trigger after using Arcane Blast and 20% after casting Fireball/Frostbolt.
  • Spellfrost Bolt – Launches an cold magic bolt that deals Spellfrost damage, applies a 40% slow and damages the enemy with Frostfire over 9 seconds.


  • Brain Freeze – Frost spells that apply the chill effect has a 15% chance of removing the mana cost and casting time of your succeeding Spellfrost Bolt, Frostfire Bolt or Fireball.
  • Chronostatic Preservation – Fuses Arcane, Fire and Frost elements into a delayed, single-target healing burst. Counts as as Arcane, Fire and Frost spell for ability interactions.
  • Spell Power – Increase critical strike spell damage by 50% for all spells.

And that's all for Mages, for more on Runes check out this article here, and for even more on Season of Discovery stay tuned on ESTNN

Mage Runes – WoW Season of Discovery
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