Arcane Mage Gear, Tier Sets & BiS – Legion 7.3
This section of the Arcane Mage guide covers everything you need to find the best Arcane Mage gear. It tells you all about gear: stat priorities, armor, tier sets, BiS recommendations from dungeons and raids, and legendary item rankings. This guide is written by Malon, who raids with <Omen> on Emerald Dream EU; his lifelong ambition is to have the Warlock class renamed to 'Fuzzy Cuddlebears'. Find him on
mage forums. Updated for the latest patch.
Rotation & Abilities
Macros & Addons
Tips & Tricks
Item - Mage T20 Arcane 2P Bonus
instantly grants you four Arcane Charges and increases your damage done by 10% for 6 seconds.
Item - Mage T20 Arcane 4P Bonus
lowers the cooldown of
by 4 seconds.
- Your spells have an additional 5% chance to activate Arcane Missiles.
- Casting Arcane Missiles reduces the remaining cooldown on Evocation by 2.0 sec.
Check out the
Tomb of Sargeras Gear section
below for recommendations on gear pieces.
. While this is an underpowered talent by itself, getting it for free is excellent; this is a fantastic Arcane legendary.
- Your own
does not cause
on yourself, and is not affected by similar effects such as
. A Mage with this trinket can benefit from two casts of
(or similar) spells: once from an ally and once from themselves. Extremely powerful if you can co-ordinate Time Warp use with your raid.
has a 25% chance to make your next
instant and cost no mana. Free spells are always good for Arcane. In general, one of the BiS single target legendaries for Arcane Mages.
grants you 4% of your maximum mana per
spent. Turns Barrage into a regeneration tool, enabling you to dip to lower mana levels during your conserve phases. Very powerful.
gains an additional charge. An excellent legendary which can provide another burst phase by itself.
- Increases the damage of your next Mark of Aluneth by 1% each time Arcane Missiles deals damage. Extremely powerful when combined with
has a 10% chance per Arcane Charge consumed to launch an
in front of you. The free Orb is the same as the talented version, so this can help you quickly get back up to full Arcane Charge stacks. It can't be relied on, though, and you will need to dump those Charges again quickly if you in the conserve part of the rotation!
- An on-use effect that causes a massive explosion around your target, on a relatively short cooldown. Extremely powerful for AoE fights.
- Standing still for six seconds allows you to cast while moving for four seconds. An excellent legendary to counter Arcane's short-range immobility.
- Provides an absorb shield equal to 20% of your maximum health after casting
. This can drastically increase your survivability in the open world, but will be less useful while raiding.
- Gain an absorb shield for 25% of your maximum health once every 30 seconds. Another survivability increase.
- Attempting to apply a loss of control effect or interrupting an enemy's spell grants you 70% increased movement speed and 15% Haste for 10 seconds. Arcane can only activate this with
, which has many downsides (melee range, low damage, not used rotationally), and
The below list is accurate if all trinkets are of the same item level.
For a full trinket ranking, see Zulandia's
Tomb of Sargeras Gear
Due to the Titan/Warforged system,'BiS' lists are no longer realistic. The below is not a BiS list, it is simply the most optimal gear for that slot, excluding legendaries.
Combining Tier 19 and Tier 20
The choice of when, or even if, to drop the two-piece T19 Arcane Mage tier set bonus is going to be difficult to decide, and will depend on the item level of your current gear, what you are replacing it with and what legendary items you have equipped.
In most cases, base (without War/Titanforged upgrades) mythic T19 tier set gear will be of equal value to its ilvl 930 replacements. If all of your T19 tier set gear is equal and you want to retain the two-piece bonus then stick with the robe and gloves, as they are the best-itemised pieces for Arcane.
The Nighthold Gear
Due to the Titan/Warforged system,'BiS' lists are no longer realistic. This list was arrived at with all else being equal, i.e. no parts of it or other gear are Titanforged. In reality, most players will wear a mixture of raid and dungeon Arcane Mage gear. For example,
is worse than
, if both are of the same item level.
Emerald Nightmare Gear
Due to the Titan/Warforged system,'Best-in-slot' lists are no longer realistic. This list was arrived at with all else being equal, i.e. no parts of it or other gear are Titanforged. In reality, most players will wear a mixture of raid and dungeon gear. For example,
is worse than
, if both are of the same item level.
Finding Gear on Wowhead
From simple recommendations to advanced filters, Wowhead can help you find the gear you want.
is a great way to search for gear if you are new to Wowhead's filtering system.
Choose what item category, gear slot, and class specialization you're interested in, and it will return results for you. You can further narrow it down by source--including gear from LFR and heroic dungeons.
You can find the Item Finder via Tools > Item Finder or Database > Items > Item Finder.
returns personalized gear suggestions for you and shows which content has the most upgrades.
Simply load up the
with you preferred character and it will list gear recommendations in a 20 ilvl range for you. It will also list how many gear upgrades each boss has so you can plan out bonus rolls. Finally, the character planner will perform an audit and let you know if you have any missing enchants, glyphs, or gems.
If you have a character in our
which is great for tracking vanity collections and viewing your character in our 3D modelviewer, you can click on the "Planner" button in the header to access the tool. If you don't, you can just enter your information in at Tools > Character Planner.
Wowhead utilizes a powerful system of item filters to narrow down the gear you need.
, you can enter in some basic options at the top--the name of the item, its item level, the level the players needs to be. The "Usable by" dropdowns cover factions, class, and role.
The dropdown menu right above "Stat Weights" opens to display a variety of advanced options. These cover the following:
General item info such as Added in Expansion/Patch, BoE/BoP, Unique-Equipped, Class-Specific.
Stats: All primary stats, secondary stats, defensive stats, and weapon stats.
Source: All in-game sources, ranging from raid difficulties to the Black Market Auction House to sold by a vendor.
Miscellaneous: Many of these filters are not relevant to equippable gear such as Crafting Reagents and Toys, but you can filter for items that are currently obtainable.
Once you've selected a filter from the menu, click on Apply filter for search results. You can repeat the process to filter for multiple criteria at once--for example, Agility gear that is found in Mythic Foundry.
Over on the right-hand side of the page, you can select a particular Gear Slot or Quality to narrow results even further.
Finally, you can quickly view a subset of items at once using the Database Menus. Head to Database > Items and mouseover the Weapon and Armor options for quick links to gear arranged by armor type and slot.
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