TBC Classic Fire Mage Phase 5 / Tier 6 Gear and Best in Slot

Last updated on May 05, 2022 at 03:31 by Wrdlbrmpft 13 comments

On this page, you will find the best PvE gear and best in slot items for your Fire Mage in Phase 5 of TBC Classic.


Fire Mage Phase 5 / Sunwell Plateau Best in Slot List

This page contains a list of gear which is considered to be the best in each slot. Before you read on, you need to know that Fire needs a lot more support in Sunwell to be better than Arcane. As a result, playing Fire often results in a DPS loss for your raid, compared to playing Arcane.

The list below is following the stat priority of Spell Hit until cap > Spell Haste >= Spell Damage > Spell Crit > Intellect and assumes no Hit Chance raid buffs, except for the Draenei Shaman aura Inspiring Presence IconInspiring Presence for Alliance Mages. You can see an explanation for this priority on our stats page for Fire Mage below.


Other Fire Mage Best in Slot Lists

If you are starting out as a freshly-leveled Fire 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.

To check out our recommended Pre-Raid best in slot gear, head over to its list below. If your character is still progressing through the content of Tiers 4 or 5, then you may wish to consult their best in slot lists instead.


Fire Mage Phase 5 / Sunwell Plateau Best in Slot List

The items on the following list for Tier 6.5 come from TBC raids, and professions. It also uses only crafted gems, as these are easier to come by.


Absolute Best in Slot

This gear set is the absolute best you can get in Phase 5 / T6.5. It is built for maximum performance on trash and bosses. During trash, especially on AoE, Haste rating is much more valuable than Spell Damage and Spell Crit, as Mages are often AoE-capped by Spell Power and AoEing many targets simultaneously. This means that with additional Haste you can cast more spells in the same time, whereas with additional Spell Damage, your Arcane Explosion IconArcane Explosion would not hit harder due to the AoE cap. Therefore the Ashtongue Deathsworn Exalted trinket Ashtongue Talisman of Insight Icon Ashtongue Talisman of Insight and Mind Quickening Gem Icon Mind Quickening Gem from Vaelastrasz the Corrupt in Blackwing Lair are very strong options for AoE fights.


Fire Mage Phase 5 / Sunwell Plateau Best in Slot Table

Slot Item Source
Best Trinkets
Alternative Trinkets

Further Enhancements

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



  • 05 May 2022: Updated for Phase 5.
  • 18 Mar. 2022: Updated for Phase 4, the Gods of Zul'Aman.
  • 14 Jan. 2022: Removed PVP Neck and adjusted gear a bit.
  • 07 Jan. 2022: Updated for Phase 3; separated previous Phase 2 list into a new page.
  • 15 Oct. 2021: Updated page layout.
  • 09 Sep. 2021: Added Enchanting option.
  • 05 Aug. 2021: Added Engineering Goggles.
  • 04 Aug. 2021: Page added.
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