DPS Mage TBC Pre-Patch BiS Gear Guide

Last updated on May 23, 2021 at 13:28 by Wrdlbrmpft 10 comments

On this page, you will find the best in slot items for your DPS Mage during the pre-patch of the Burning Crusade.

1.

Gearing Strategy for Mages in Pre Patch

While a clear best in slot (BiS) list is always available in WoW Classic, the items contained might be extremely hard or expensive to get before Outland. Thus, we will try to give at least one alternative, for most slots in the list, so that you can pick where and how to farm them. Further, for freshly boosted or ungeared Mages, this guide contains an "easy-to-get" list of items, which are still pretty decent.

Mage AoE Grinding / Farming Best in Slot (BiS) List

If you are in the aoe farming business, you mostly want items with high amounts of stamina and intellect on them. Some farms, such as the Maraudon boost shown in Arlaeus' video, become easier when wearing gear with Nature Resistance, and 5 pieces of the Netherwind Regalia, but these are not required.

2.

Easy to Obtain Mage Pre-Raid Best in Slot (BiS) List

With TBC around the corner, it will be hard for most players to get their full Best in Slot gear in time. Further, freshly boosted 58 characters also want to become raid and TBC ready as fast as possible. Therefore, the following list will show you a way to get acceptable gear, which is in some cases worse than the optimal pre-BIS, and is for most cases very easy and fast to obtain. Do not fear wearing a green item, if it is extremely easy to get and has acceptable stats.

Slot Item Source
Helm
  • Crimson Felt Hat Icon Crimson Felt Hat
  • Spellweaver's Turban Icon Spellweaver's Turban
  • Bad Mojo Mask Icon Bad Mojo Mask
  • Emerald Crown of Destruction Icon Emerald Crown of Destruction
  • Dreamweave Circlet Icon Dreamweave Circlet
Neck
  • Nacreous Shell Necklace Icon Nacreous Shell Necklace
  • Arcane Crystal Pendant Icon Arcane Crystal Pendant
  • Glowing Eye of Mordresh Icon Glowing Eye of Mordresh
  • Jade Pendant of Blasting Icon Jade Pendant of Blasting
Shoulder
  • Burial Shawl Icon Burial Shawl
  • Sunderseer Mantle Icon Sunderseer Mantle
  • Boreal Mantle Icon Boreal Mantle
Cloak
  • Spritecaster Cape Icon Spritecaster Cape
  • Deep Woodlands Cloak Icon Deep Woodlands Cloak
  • Featherskin Cape Icon Featherskin Cape
  • Mageflame Cloak Icon Mageflame Cloak
  • Houndmaster Grebmar in Blackrock Depths
  • Wanted: Vile Priestess Hexx and Her Minions in Hinterlands (Horde only)
  • Hakkar in Sunken Temple
  • Auction House, Fire damage.
Chest
  • Earthpower Vest Icon Earthpower Vest
  • Robe of Winter Night Icon Robe of Winter Night
  • Robe of Everlasting Night Icon Robe of Everlasting Night
  • Bloodvine Vest Icon Bloodvine Vest
  • Robe of the Archmage Icon Robe of the Archmage
Wrists
  • Rockfury Bracers Icon Rockfury Bracers
  • Sublime Wristguards Icon Sublime Wristguards
  • Funeral Cuffs Icon Funeral Cuffs
  • Arcanist Bindings Icon Arcanist Bindings
  • Glacial Wrists Icon Glacial Wrists
Gloves
  • Inferno Gloves Icon Inferno Gloves
  • Sandworm Skin Gloves Icon Sandworm Skin Gloves
  • Dreamweave Gloves Icon Dreamweave Gloves
Belt
  • Chloromesh Girdle Icon Chloromesh Girdle
  • Dustfeather Sash Icon Dustfeather Sash
  • Ban'thok Sash Icon Ban'thok Sash
Legs
  • Skyshroud Leggings Icon Skyshroud Leggings
  • Spiritshroud Leggings Icon Spiritshroud Leggings
  • Bloodvine Leggings Icon Bloodvine Leggings
  • Flarecore Leggings Icon Flarecore Leggings
Boots
  • Fire Striders Icon Fire Striders
  • Dragonrider Boots Icon Dragonrider Boots
  • Omnicast Boots Icon Omnicast Boots
  • Vinerot Sandals Icon Vinerot Sandals
  • Bloodvine Boots Icon Bloodvine Boots
Rings
  • Gem Studded Band Icon Gem Studded Band
  • Maiden's Circle Icon Maiden's Circle
  • Songstone of Ironforge Icon Songstone of Ironforge (Alliance) / Eye of Orgrimmar Icon Eye of Orgrimmar (Horde)
  • Jewelcrafting
  • Auction House
  • From the quests The Princess's Surprise (Alliance) / The Princess Saved? (Horde)
Trinkets
  • Eye of the Beast Icon Eye of the Beast
  • Power of the High Chief Icon Power of the High Chief
  • Briarwood Reed Icon Briarwood Reed
  • Draconic Infused Emblem Icon Draconic Infused Emblem
Two-Hand
  • Zulian Ceremonial Staff Icon Zulian Ceremonial Staff
  • Rod of the Ogre Magi Icon Rod of the Ogre Magi
  • Amethyst War Staff Icon Amethyst War Staff
  • Kindling Stave Icon Kindling Stave
  • Auction House
  • Tribute Run in Dire Maul North
  • Azure Templar in Silithus
  • Pyromancer Loregrain in Blackrock Depths
One-Hand
  • Black Crystal Dagger Icon Black Crystal Dagger
  • Verimonde's Last Resort Icon Verimonde's Last Resort
  • Witchblade Icon Witchblade
  • Inventor's Focal Sword Icon Inventor's Focal Sword
  • Dark Whisper Blade Icon Dark Whisper Blade
  • The Lost Kris of Zedd Icon The Lost Kris of Zedd
  • Wanted - Deathclasp, Terror of the Sands quest in Silithus
  • Superior Armaments of Battle quests in Light's Hope Chapel, Eastern Plaguelands
  • Darkmaster Gandling in Scholomance
  • Tinkerer Gizlock in Maraudon
  • Auction House
  • Auction House
Off-hand
  • Scepter of Interminable Focus Icon Scepter of Interminable Focus
  • Tome of the Lost Icon Tome of the Lost
  • Spirit of Aquementas Icon Spirit of Aquementas
Ranged
  • Pyric Caduceus Icon Pyric Caduceus
  • Bonecreeper Stylus Icon Bonecreeper Stylus
  • Pyromancer Loregrain in Blackrock Depths
  • Darkmaster Gandling in Scholomance
3.

Naxxramas Mage BiS

Naxxramas is the final destination of the original World of Warcraft, and as such carries the best gear and the most difficult bosses.

Mage Tier 3, Frostfire Regalia looks amazing and has great stats, and in TBC the 6-Set bonus is better than it was in Classic. We will be listing multiple pieces of this set below, regardless, as their raw stats more than make up for the lack of useful set bonuses.

In Naxxramas, all bosses are undead except for Grand Widow Faerlina and Maexxna. This makes specialized anti-undead items such as Rune of the Dawn Icon Rune of the Dawn, Mark of the Champion Icon Mark of the Champion and the Regalia of Undead Cleansing set really effective. On top of that, these items can also be used against undead enemies in Karazhan and the Mark of the Champion Icon Mark of the Champion is considered BiS when fighting demons. Consider any of these items and the full set of undead cleansing to be a top 3 piece of gear for its slot.

Slot Item Source
Helm
  • Frostfire Circlet Icon Frostfire Circlet
Neck
  • Gem of Trapped Innocents Icon Gem of Trapped Innocents
Shoulder
  • Rime Covered Mantle Icon Rime Covered Mantle
Cloak
  • Cloak of the Necropolis Icon Cloak of the Necropolis
Chest
  • Frostfire Robe Icon Frostfire Robe
Wrists
  • The Soul Harvester's Bindings Icon The Soul Harvester's Bindings
Gloves
  • Dark Storm Gauntlets Icon Dark Storm Gauntlets
Belt
  • Eyestalk Waist Cord Icon Eyestalk Waist Cord
Legs
  • Leggings of Polarity Icon Leggings of Polarity
Boots
  • Frostfire Sandals Icon Frostfire Sandals
  • Gothik the Harvester, Instructor Razuvious or Gluth in Naxxramas
Rings
  • Frostfire Ring Icon Frostfire Ring
  • Ring of the Eternal Flame Icon Ring of the Eternal Flame
Trinkets
  • Neltharion's Tear Icon Neltharion's Tear
  • The Restrained Essence of Sapphiron Icon The Restrained Essence of Sapphiron
  • Mind Quickening Gem Icon Mind Quickening Gem
Two-Hand
  • Soulseeker Icon Soulseeker
One-Hand
  • Wraith Blade Icon Wraith Blade
Off-hand
  • Sapphiron's Left Eye Icon Sapphiron's Left Eye
Ranged
  • Doomfinger Icon Doomfinger
4.

Other Useful Phase 6 Gear for Mages

While the list above contains the absolute best gear setup, you are unlikely to quickly gather all of it. We provide more options below, some which are very close to the best and some which are just much easier to get!

Slot Item Source
Helm
  • Mish'undare, Circlet of the Mind Flayer Icon Mish'undare, Circlet of the Mind Flayer
  • Enigma Circlet Icon Enigma Circlet
  • Spellweaver's Turban Icon Spellweaver's Turban
  • Eye of Flame Icon Eye of Flame
Neck
  • Amulet of Vek'nilash Icon Amulet of Vek'nilash
  • Choker of the Fire Lord Icon Choker of the Fire Lord
  • Charm of the Shifting Sands Icon Charm of the Shifting Sands
  • Jeklik's Opaline Talisman Icon Jeklik's Opaline Talisman
Shoulder
  • Champion's Silk Mantle Icon Champion's Silk Mantle (for set bonus)
  • Mantle of the Blackwing Cabal Icon Mantle of the Blackwing Cabal
  • Mantle of Phrenic Power Icon Mantle of Phrenic Power
  • Enigma Shoulderpads Icon Enigma Shoulderpads
  • Abyssal Cloth Amice Icon Abyssal Cloth Amice of Sorcery
Cloak
  • Cloak of the Devoured Icon Cloak of the Devoured
  • Cloak of Consumption Icon Cloak of Consumption
  • Cloak of the Brood Lord Icon Cloak of the Brood Lord
  • Cloak of the Hakkari Worshippers Icon Cloak of the Hakkari Worshippers
Chest
  • Enigma Robes Icon Enigma Robes
  • Robe of the Archmage Icon Robe of the Archmage
  • Garb of Royal Ascension Icon Garb of Royal Ascension
  • Bloodvine Vest Icon Bloodvine Vest
Wrists
  • Rockfury Bracers Icon Rockfury Bracers
  • Bracers of Arcane Accuracy Icon Bracers of Arcane Accuracy
  • Burrower Bracers Icon Burrower Bracers
  • Black Bark Wristbands Icon Black Bark Wristbands
Gloves
  • Gloves of the Hypnotic Flame Icon Gloves of the Hypnotic Flame
  • Inferno Gloves Icon Inferno Gloves
  • Netherwind Gloves Icon Netherwind Gloves
Belt
  • Mana Igniting Cord Icon Mana Igniting Cord
  • Firemaw's Clutch Icon Firemaw's Clutch
  • Belt of Untapped Power Icon Belt of Untapped Power
Legs
  • Leggings of the Festering Swarm Icon Leggings of the Festering Swarm
  • Leggings of the Black Blizzard Icon Leggings of the Black Blizzard
  • Enigma Leggings Icon Enigma Leggings
  • Bloodvine Leggings Icon Bloodvine Leggings
  • Netherwind Pants Icon Netherwind Pants
Boots
  • Blood Guard's Silk Walkers Icon Blood Guard's Silk Walkers (for set bonus)
  • Enigma Boots Icon Enigma Boots
  • Boots of Epiphany Icon Boots of Epiphany
  • Snowblind Shoes Icon Snowblind Shoes
  • Bloodvine Boots Icon Bloodvine Boots
Rings
  • Ring of the Fallen God Icon Ring of the Fallen God
  • Ritssyn's Ring of Chaos Icon Ritssyn's Ring of Chaos
  • Band of Forced Concentration Icon Band of Forced Concentration
  • Mindtear Band Icon Mindtear Band
  • Ring of Spell Power Icon Ring of Spell Power
Trinkets
  • Talisman of Ephemeral Power Icon Talisman of Ephemeral Power
  • Zandalarian Hero Charm Icon Zandalarian Hero Charm
  • Briarwood Reed Icon Briarwood Reed
Two-Hand
  • Brimstone Staff Icon Brimstone Staff
  • Blessed Qiraji Acolyte Staff Icon Blessed Qiraji Acolyte Staff
  • Staff of the Shadow Flame Icon Staff of the Shadow Flame
  • Staff of the Ruins Icon Staff of the Ruins
  • Ironbark Staff Icon Ironbark Staff
One-Hand
  • Sharpened Silithid Femur Icon Sharpened Silithid Femur
  • Claw of Chromaggus Icon Claw of Chromaggus
  • Fang of the Mystics Icon Fang of the Mystics
Off-hand
  • Royal Scepter of Vek'lor Icon Royal Scepter of Vek'lor
  • Tome of Fiery Arcana Icon Tome of Fiery Arcana
  • Talon of Furious Concentration Icon Talon of Furious Concentration
  • Therazane's Touch Icon Therazane's Touch
Ranged
  • Wand of Qiraji Nobility Icon Wand of Qiraji Nobility
  • Touch of Chaos Icon Touch of Chaos
  • Pyric Caduceus Icon Pyric Caduceus
  • Bonecreeper Stylus Icon Bonecreeper Stylus
5.

Changelog

  • 23 May 2021: Page added.
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