TBC Classic Arcane Mage Phase 1 / Tier 4 Gear and Best in Slot
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
If you have further questions about gemming and enchanting these items, our Arcane Mage Enchants and Gems page below provides more information.
- 19 Sep. 2021: Page restored.
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