TBC Classic Arcane Mage Phase 2 / Tier 5 Gear and Best in Slot

Last updated on Oct 15, 2021 at 10:18 by Wrdlbrmpft 7 comments

On this page, you will find the best PvE gear and best in slot items for your Arcane Mage in Phase 2 of TBC Classic.

1.

Arcane Mage Tier 5 Best in Slot List

This is a list of gear that is considered to be the best in each slot.

The list below is following the stat priority of Spell Hit until cap > Spell Damage = Intellect > Spell Haste > Spell Crit > Spirit and assumes no Hit chance raid buffs. You can see an explanation for this priority on our stats page for Arcane Mage below.

The items on the following list for Tier 5 come from TBC dungeons, professions, and reputation rewards. As world boss loot is very hard to get for most players, this set does not include any world boss loot. It also uses only crafted gems. The listed alternatives are almost as good as their Best in Slot counterparts.

Slot Item Source
Helm
  • Cowl of Tirisfal Icon Cowl of Tirisfal
  • Gems:
    • 1x Chaotic Skyfire Diamond Icon Chaotic Skyfire Diamond
    • 1x Brilliant Dawnstone Icon Brilliant Dawnstone
Neck
  • The Sun King's Talisman Icon The Sun King's Talisman
  • Alternative:
    • Adornment of Stolen Souls Icon Adornment of Stolen Souls
Shoulders
  • Mantle of Tirisfal Icon Mantle of Tirisfal
  • Gems:
    • 1x Brilliant Dawnstone Icon Brilliant Dawnstone
    • 1x Glowing Nightseye Icon Glowing Nightseye
Back
  • Royal Cloak of the Sunstriders Icon Royal Cloak of the Sunstriders
  • Alternative:
    • Brute Cloak of the Ogre-Magi Icon Brute Cloak of the Ogre-Magi
Chest
  • Robes of Tirisfal Icon Robes of Tirisfal
  • Gems:
    • 2x Brilliant Dawnstone Icon Brilliant Dawnstone
    • 1x Glowing Nightseye Icon Glowing Nightseye
Wrists
  • Mindstorm Wristbands Icon Mindstorm Wristbands
  • Alternative:
    • Veteran's Silk Cuffs Icon Veteran's Silk Cuffs — 1x Brilliant Dawnstone Icon Brilliant Dawnstone
  • Al'arTempest Keep
  • PvP reward — 20x Warsong Gulch Mark of Honor Icon Warsong Gulch Mark of Honor and 11794 Honor Points
Hands
  • Gauntlets of the Sun King Icon Gauntlets of the Sun King
  • Alternative:
    • Gloves of Tirisfal Icon Gloves of Tirisfal
Waist
  • Belt of Blasting Icon Belt of Blasting
  • Gems:
    • 1x Brilliant Dawnstone Icon Brilliant Dawnstone
    • 1x Glowing Nightseye Icon Glowing Nightseye
Legs
  • Leggings of Tirisfal Icon Leggings of Tirisfal
  • Gems:
    • 1x Brilliant Dawnstone Icon Brilliant Dawnstone
Feet
  • Velvet Boots of the Guardian Icon Velvet Boots of the Guardian
Rings
  • Band of Eternity Icon Band of Eternity
  • Violet Signet of the Archmage Icon Violet Signet of the Archmage
  • Sage's Pledge — Caverns of Time after The Vials of Eternity.
  • The Violet Eye vendor in front of Karazhan — The Violet Eye Exalted
Trinkets
  • Icon of the Silver Crescent Icon Icon of the Silver Crescent
  • Serpent-Coil Braid Icon Serpent-Coil Braid
  • Alternative to SCB (with Inspiring Presence IconInspiring Presence or Totem of Wrath IconTotem of Wrath):
    • Dark Iron Smoking Pipe Icon Dark Iron Smoking Pipe
Weapons
  • The Nexus Key Icon The Nexus Key
  • Alternative:
    • Fang of the Leviathan Icon Fang of the Leviathan + Fathomstone Icon Fathomstone
Wand
  • Eredar Wand of Obliteration Icon Eredar Wand of Obliteration
1.1.

Other Arcane Mage Best in Slot (BiS) Lists

If you are starting out as a freshly-leveled Arcane Mage, our pre-raid best in slot list is meant to give you an idea of non-raid items you can chase as a solo / pug player in preparation for raids.

Do note that items from Heroic dungeons or that require Primal Nether Icon Primal Nethers (which are obtained from Heroics) can be harder to get than raid items due to their daily lockout. Some Heroic dungeons are also harder than most of Karazhan.

If your character is still progressing through the content of Tier 4, then you may wish to consult its best in slot list instead.

2.

Further Enhancements

If you have further questions about gemming and enchanting these items, our Arcane Mage Enchants and Gems page below provides more information.

3.

Changelog

  • 15 Oct. 2021: Updated page layout and added some alternatives to the Best in Slot list.
  • 17 Sep. 2021: Added Band of Eternity Ring.
  • 05 Aug. 2021: Added Horde version of the BiS list.
  • 04 Aug. 2021: Page added.
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