TBC Classic Arcane Mage Phase 1 / Tier 4 Gear and Best in Slot

Last updated on Sep 19, 2021 at 02:13 by Wrdlbrmpft 10 comments

On this page, you will find the best Tier 4 PvE gear and best in slot items for your Arcane Mage in TBC Classic Phase 1.

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Arcane Mage Phase 1 / Tier 4 Best in Slot List

This is a list of gear that is considered to be the best in each slot. This BiS list also allows you to use a flexible option for your Cloak and one Ring, as the two options are almost equal in performance. We recommend you to go with the Ring / Cloak combination you can get first. When this guide says Option A (or Option B) for one item, it means you need to follow this option for the other items as well and not mix Option A with Option B items.

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.

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Other Arcane Mage Best in Slot 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, however, your character is ready to take on the content of Tiers 5 and 6, then please utilize our updated lists instead.

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Phase 1 / Tier 4 Best in Slot Table

The items on the following list for Tier 4 come from TBC dungeons, professions, reputation rewards, and PvP. 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.

Slot Item Source
Helm
  • Collar of the Aldor Icon Collar of the Aldor; gem Chaotic Skyfire Diamond Icon Chaotic Skyfire Diamond and Glowing Nightseye Icon Glowing Nightseye
Neck
  • Adornment of Stolen Souls Icon Adornment of Stolen Souls
Shoulders
  • Pauldrons of the Aldor Icon Pauldrons of the Aldor; gem Brilliant Dawnstone Icon Brilliant Dawnstone and Veiled Noble Topaz Icon Veiled Noble Topaz
Back
  • Ruby Drape of the Mysticant Icon Ruby Drape of the Mysticant (Option A)
  • Brute Cloak of the Ogre-Magi Icon Brute Cloak of the Ogre-Magi (Option B)
Chest
  • Spellfire Robe Icon Spellfire Robe; gem 2x Veiled Noble Topaz Icon Veiled Noble Topaz
Wrists
  • Marshal's Silk Cuffs Icon Marshal's Silk Cuffs (Alliance) / General's Silk Cuffs Icon General's Silk Cuffs (Horde); gem Veiled Noble Topaz Icon Veiled Noble Topaz
  • PvP — Battlegrounds
Hands
  • Spellfire Gloves Icon Spellfire Gloves; gem Brilliant Dawnstone Icon Brilliant Dawnstone and Veiled Noble Topaz Icon Veiled Noble Topaz (Option A) or 2x Veiled Noble Topaz Icon Veiled Noble Topaz (Option B)
Waist
  • Spellfire Belt Icon Spellfire Belt; gem Brilliant Dawnstone Icon Brilliant Dawnstone and Glowing Nightseye Icon Glowing Nightseye
Legs
  • Legwraps of the Aldor Icon Legwraps of the Aldor
Feet
  • Boots of Foretelling Icon Boots of Foretelling; gem Runed Living Ruby Icon Runed Living Ruby and Brilliant Dawnstone Icon Brilliant Dawnstone
Rings
  • Ring of Recurrence Icon Ring of Recurrence (Option A)
  • Band of Crimson Fury Icon Band of Crimson Fury (Option B)
  • Violet Signet of the Archmage Icon Violet Signet of the Archmage
Trinkets
  • The Lightning Capacitor Icon The Lightning Capacitor
  • Icon of the Silver Crescent Icon Icon of the Silver Crescent
  • Terestian Illhoof — Karazhan
  • G'eras in Shattrath, 41 Badge of Justice Icon Badge of Justice
Weapons
  • Nathrezim Mindblade Icon Nathrezim Mindblade
Off-Hand
  • Talisman of Kalecgos Icon Talisman of Kalecgos
  • G'eras — Shattrath, 25 Badge of Justice Icon Badge of Justice
Wand
  • Eredar Wand of Obliteration Icon Eredar Wand of Obliteration
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Further Enhancements

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

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Changelog

  • 19 Sep. 2021: Page restored.
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