TBC Classic Arcane Mage Phase 2 / Tier 5 Gear and Best in Slot
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.
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.
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 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.
If you have further questions about gemming and enchanting these items, our Arcane Mage Enchants and Gems page below provides more information.
- 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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