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Fire Mage DPS Gear and Best in Slot (Legion 7.0.3)

Last updated on Jul 19, 2016 at 18:57 by Furty 31 comments

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General Information

This page is a gearing up guide for Fire Mages. It is updated for World of Warcraft Legion 7.0.3. It first presents the best in slot items before listing, slot by slot, all the items, with a level higher than 640, that you can acquire in the game. We also explain how you will be competing for loot with other classes.

The other pages of our Fire Mage guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Author and Reviewer

This guide has been written by Furty who raids in Serenity, the number #1 World of Warcraft guild. He plays most classes at the highest level. You can follow him on Twitter and watch him play on Twitch.

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Arold, a Fire Mage who raids in Limit.

1. Legion Pre-Expansion Patch Gear Recommendations

Here are a few recommendations for pieces to look out for, or swap to, while we finish out the expansion in the Legion pre-patch.

1.1. Trinket Recommendations

Sandman's Pouch Icon Sandman's Pouch remains one of the best choices, as it continues to have excellent synergy with Nithramus, the All-Seer Icon Nithramus, the All-Seer and Combustion Icon Combustion. It is also very easily obtained, making it a good go-to for one of your trinket slots.

Tome of Shifting Words Icon Tome of Shifting Words has great synergy with the Flame Patch Icon Flame Patch talent, and this combination can result in high damage on single target or AoE. Unfortunately it can cause you to run out of Mana very quickly, so it is not recommended for any extended fights.

Prophecy of Fear Icon Prophecy of Fear is now a potent choice when paired with Conflagration Icon Conflagration and Cinderstorm Icon Cinderstorm, as the individual flare procs and cinders trigger the Doom Nova effect.

Stone of the Elements Icon Stone of the Elements is a good choice to pair with Sandman's Pouch Icon Sandman's Pouch if you do not have a Prophecy of Fear Icon Prophecy of Fear, as it is easily obtained and packs a decent punch on the opener with Nithramus, the All-Seer Icon Nithramus, the All-Seer.

Finally, any of the assorted Hellfire Citadel trinkets along with trinkets from Blackrock Foundry are all usable, though not ideal. Examples are Goren Soul Repository Icon Goren Soul Repository, Unblinking Gaze of Sethe Icon Unblinking Gaze of Sethe, and Desecrated Shadowmoon Insignia Icon Desecrated Shadowmoon Insignia. The Chipped Soul Prism Icon Chipped Soul Prism from Doom Lord Kazzak is also a decent option.

For the rest of your gear you should use T18 4PC if you have it available and follow the stat priority for your offpieces. Item level is always the most important factor when it comes to the weapon slot, however, for pieces that have a ~5 item level difference that are not weapons it can be better to take the more appropriately itemized piece.

2. Loot Competition

Regarding the loot you will get from raid or dungeon bosses, you will compete with other classes in the following cases:

Item Type Competing Classes
Tier Tokens Death Knights, Druids, Arcane/Frost Mages, and Rogues
Cloth Armor Arcane/Frost Mages, Priests, and Warlocks
  • Amulets
  • Cloaks
  • Rings
Everyone
Trinkets Balance Druids, Arcane/Frost Mages, Shadow Priests, Elemental Shamans, and Warlocks

3. ChangeLog

  • 19 Jul. 2016: Removed trinket sims and added BiS recommendations.
  • 18 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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