TBC Classic Arcane Mage Enchants and Consumables

Last updated on Jan 14, 2022 at 21:44 by Wrdlbrmpft 10 comments

On this page, we list the best enchants, flasks, potions, and food you can get for your Arcane Mage in TBC Classic for PvE content.



In The Burning Crusade, consumable and enchant requirements for Arcane Mages have been greatly eased, so every Mage will be expected to bring them. Below you will find a list of required consumables and enchants for playing an Arcane Mage in PvE.


Best Enchants for PvE Arcane Mage

Slot Enchantment
Head Glyph of Power Icon Glyph of Power from The Sha'tar in Shattrath.
Shoulders Greater Inscription of Discipline Icon Greater Inscription of Discipline or Greater Inscription of the Orb Icon Greater Inscription of the Orb depending on your choice of Aldor or Scryers.
Back Enchant Cloak - Subtlety IconEnchant Cloak - Subtlety
Chest Enchant Chest - Exceptional Stats Icon Enchant Chest - Exceptional Stats
Wrists Enchant Bracer - Spellpower Icon Enchant Bracer - Spellpower or Enchant Bracer - Major Intellect Icon Enchant Bracer - Major Intellect
Gloves Enchant Gloves - Major Spellpower Icon Enchant Gloves - Major Spellpower or Enchant Gloves - Spell Strike Icon Enchant Gloves - Spell Strike if you lack Spell Hit rating.
Legs Runic Spellthread Icon Runic Spellthread
Feet Enchant Boots - Boar's Speed Icon Enchant Boots - Boar's Speed
Weapon Enchant Weapon - Sunfire Icon Enchant Weapon - Sunfire, or if unavailable, Enchant Weapon - Major Spellpower Icon Enchant Weapon - Major Spellpower

Best Gems for Arcane Mages


Gems From Jewelcrafters

As an Arcane Mage, most of your gems will come from Jewelcrafters. Chaotic Skyfire Diamond Icon Chaotic Skyfire Diamond is, by far, the best Meta gem for any caster class, but needs two Blue gems such as Sparkling Empyrean Sapphire Icon Sparkling Empyrean Sapphire or Glowing Shadowsong Amethyst Icon Glowing Shadowsong Amethyst (with Glowing Nightseye Icon Glowing Nightseye being the budget version of it) to be activated.

Your main gem will be Brilliant Lionseye Icon Brilliant Lionseye (Brilliant Dawnstone Icon Brilliant Dawnstone budget version), unless our BiS guides says otherwise or you are in need of Hit. In that case, Veiled Pyrestone Icon Veiled Pyrestone (Veiled Noble Topaz Icon Veiled Noble Topaz budget version) is the best gem to get.

If you get Innervate IconInnervates and/or Improved Divine Spirit IconImproved Divine Spirit in your raid, the Sparkling Empyrean Sapphire Icon Sparkling Empyrean Sapphire (Sparkling Star of Elune Icon Sparkling Star of Elune budget version) is better than without these buffs and can even beat the Glowing Shadowsong Amethyst Icon Glowing Shadowsong Amethyst (Glowing Nightseye Icon Glowing Nightseye budget version).

The best red gem is without any doubt Runed Crimson Spinel Icon Runed Crimson Spinel (Runed Living Ruby Icon Runed Living Ruby budget version).


Gems From Heroic Dungeons

Epic gems can drop from bosses in Heroic dungeons and are usually better than their budget counterparts from Jewelcrafting. However, they are unique, so you can only have one of each gem at a time.

Fluorescent Tanzanite Icon Fluorescent Tanzanite from Heroic Blood Furnace is your best Blue gem, followed by the two alternatives discussed above and Lambent Chrysoprase Icon Lambent Chrysoprase from Heroic The Underbog if you lack Spell Hit rating.

If you have no access to epic gems from Tier 6, for Yellow and Red gem slots Infused Fire Opal Icon Infused Fire Opal from Heroic Steamvault is the preferred Red gem. If you lack Spell Hit rating, Shining Fire Opal Icon Shining Fire Opal from Heroic Mechanar is the best gem.



Blackened Basilisk Icon Blackened Basilisk, Poached Bluefish Icon Poached Bluefish and Crunchy Serpent Icon Crunchy Serpent all serve the same purpose. The 23 Spell Power is superior to any other buff food available and stack with the festival buff foods, such as Midsummer Sausage Icon Midsummer Sausage. Their Spirit can also be converted to Spell Damage by Priests' Improved Divine Spirit IconImproved Divine Spirit for 2 more Spell Damage, as 10% of your Spirit will turn into Spell Damage.

Adept's Elixir Icon Adept's Elixir and Elixir of Draenic Wisdom Icon Elixir of Draenic Wisdom is the most powerful consumable combination available. They are followed by Flask of Blinding Light Icon Flask of Blinding Light, Flask of Supreme Power Icon Flask of Supreme Power, and Flask of Distilled Wisdom Icon Flask of Distilled Wisdom. When using a flask, the real value of it depends on your playstyle, your raid, and your kill times on bosses.

Super Mana Potion Icon Super Mana Potions and Destruction Potion Icon Destruction Potions need to be used as required. The Super Mana Potion is usually considered the better potion since the Arcane spec relies so much on Mana. Only use Destruction Potions if you have no Mana issues. When playing Arcane Mage, be ready to use Mana Potions on cooldown.

Brilliant Wizard Oil Icon Brilliant Wizard Oil is going to be your best weapon oil, as Arcane benefits a lot from the Critical Strike chance and the added Spell Damage.

Kreeg's Stout Beatdown Icon Kreeg's Stout Beatdown increases your Spirit by 25 and reduces your Intellect by 5 for 15 minutes. If you buy it, make sure to buy many, as you need a Dire Maul North Tribute Run buff to access the vendor. This consumable stacks with everything.



  • 14 Jan. 2022: Updated the Flask section.
  • 13 Jan. 2022: Page updated for Phase 3.
  • 13 Aug. 2021: Added Kreeg's Stout Beatdown to consumables.
  • 17 Jun. 2021: Adjusted gems recommendations to include craftable Spell Hit gems.
  • 04 Jun. 2021: Added info about unique Heroic dungeon gems.
  • 30 May 2021: Guide added.
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