WotLK Classic Arcane Mage Enchants and Consumables

Last updated on Jan 06, 2023 at 02:27 by Wrdlbrmpft 3 comments

On this page, we list the best enchants, flasks, potions, and food you can get for your Arcane Mage in WotLK Classic for PvE content.

1.

Overview

In Wrath of the Lich King, consumable and enchant requirements for Arcane Mages have been eased again in comparison to TBC (no more Weapon oil and Drink), so every Mage will be expected to bring them. Below you will find a list of recommended consumables and enchants for playing an Arcane Mage in PvE.

If you would like to know the logic behind which stats to prioritize with your gems and enchants, be sure to check out the Arcane Mage stats page below as well.

2.

Best PvE Enchants for Arcane Mage

Slot Enchantment
Head Arcanum of Burning Mysteries Icon Arcanum of Burning Mysteries from Kirin Tor (Revered)
Shoulders Greater Inscription of the Storm Icon Greater Inscription of the Storm or Master's Inscription of the Storm IconMaster's Inscription of the Storm from Sons of Hodir (Exalted) or Inscription
Back Lightweave Embroidery IconLightweave Embroidery from Tailoring > Springy Arachnoweave IconSpringy Arachnoweave from Engineering > Enchant Cloak - Greater Speed IconEnchant Cloak - Greater Speed
Chest Enchant Chest - Powerful Stats IconEnchant Chest - Powerful Stats
Wrists Enchant Bracers - Superior Spellpower IconEnchant Bracers - Superior Spellpower
Gloves Hyperspeed Accelerators Icon Hyperspeed Accelerators from Engineering > Enchant Gloves - Exceptional Spellpower IconEnchant Gloves - Exceptional Spellpower
Waist Eternal Belt Buckle Icon Eternal Belt Buckle from Blacksmithing (usable by non-Blacksmiths) and Frag Belt IconFrag Belt from Engineering — these enhancements stack
Legs Sanctified Spellthread IconSanctified Spellthread (Tailoring only) or Brilliant Spellthread IconBrilliant Spellthread from Tailoring (usable by anyone but more expensive)
Feet Nitro Boosts Icon Nitro Boosts from Engineering > Enchant Boots - Icewalker IconEnchant Boots - Icewalker or Enchant Boots - Tuskarr's Vitality IconEnchant Boots - Tuskarr's Vitality, depending on personal preference
Finger Enchant Ring - Greater Spellpower IconEnchant Ring - Greater Spellpower (Enchanting only)
One-Handed Weapons Enchant Weapon - Mighty Spellpower IconEnchant Weapon - Mighty SpellpowerEnchant Weapon - Black Magic IconEnchant Weapon - Black Magic
Staves Enchant Staff - Greater Spellpower IconEnchant Staff - Greater Spellpower
3.

Best Gems for Arcane Mages

The gem choices in Wrath of the Lich King are really clear, and you can find them in the table below:

Color Rare Version Epic Version Comment
Meta Chaotic Skyflare Diamond Icon Chaotic Skyflare Diamond Best Meta Gem Socket Icon Meta Gem. Requires two blue, purple, or green gems to activate.
Red Runed Scarlet Ruby Icon Runed Scarlet Ruby
  • Runed Cardinal Ruby Icon Runed Cardinal Ruby
  • Runed Dragon's Eye Icon Runed Dragon's Eye
  • Runed Stormjewel Icon Runed Stormjewel (Unique)
Best Red Gem Socket Icon Red Gem. Runed Dragon's Eye Icon Runed Dragon's Eye is for Jewelcrafters only. From Phase 2 onwards, Runed Stormjewel Icon Runed Stormjewel is a rare drop from Bag of Fishing Treasures; this bag is a quest reward from the fishing daily quests that Marcia Chase in Dalaran offers.
Blue Purified Twilight Opal Icon Purified Twilight Opal Purified Dreadstone Icon Purified Dreadstone Best Blue Gem Socket Icon Blue Gem unless you need Hit from a green gem.
Orange
  • Veiled Monarch Topaz Icon Veiled Monarch Topaz
  • Reckless Monarch Topaz Icon Reckless Monarch Topaz
  • Veiled Ametrine Icon Veiled Ametrine
  • Reckless Ametrine Icon Reckless Ametrine
Best Yellow Gem Socket Icon Yellow Gem. Veiled when you need Hit, Reckless if not.
Yellow Rigid Autumn's Glow Icon Rigid Autumn's Glow
  • Rigid King's Amber Icon Rigid King's Amber
  • Rigid Dragon's Eye Icon Rigid Dragon's Eye
Usually worse than Orange gems. Dragon's Eye is for Jewelcrafters only.
Green
  • Vivid Forest Emerald Icon Vivid Forest Emerald
  • Forceful Forest Emerald Icon Forceful Forest Emerald
  • Vivid Eye of Zul Icon Vivid Eye of Zul
  • Forceful Eye of Zul Icon Forceful Eye of Zul
Usually the last choice for Hit/Haste. Try to avoid this gem.
4.

Consumables

Use Fish Feast Icon Fish Feast, Tender Shoveltusk Steak Icon Tender Shoveltusk Steak, or Firecracker Salmon Icon Firecracker Salmon. They provide you with 46 Spell damage and 40 Stamina for 1 hour. If you lack a lot of Hit, Snapper Extreme Icon Snapper Extreme provides you with 40 Hit Rating and Stamina, but this is usually worse than using gems to reach your Hit cap.

Flask of the Frost Wyrm Icon Flask of the Frost Wyrm is the most powerful Alchemy consumable available. The alternatives are all worse; do not bother with them.

Potion of Speed Icon Potion of Speed, Potion of Wild Magic Icon Potion of Wild Magic, Runic Mana Injector Icon Runic Mana Injector (with Engineering you gain bonus Mana), and Runic Mana Potion Icon Runic Mana Potion are the potions of choice. However, Potion of Speed Icon Potion of Speed is the strongest option, unless your casts go below global cooldown (1 second) cast time. That is the case if you stack buffs like Icy Veins IconIcy Veins, Bloodlust IconBloodlust/Heroism IconHeroism, Berserking IconBerserking, and also have a high amount of passive Haste. In that case, you want to use Potion of Wild Magic Icon Potion of Wild Magic. A feature of WotLK is that potions only have a 1-minute cooldown. However, that feature quickly gets negated by the fact that you can only use one potion per fight. The solution to this is to pre-pot Potion of Speed Icon Potion of Speed or Potion of Wild Magic Icon Potion of Wild Magic 1 second before the boss fight starts (look at your boss mod timer). As you took the potion out of combat, it only induces the 1-minute cooldown, but then you may use another potion during combat. Using Mana potions in and between trash pulls is a valid option.

Mana Sapphire Icon Mana Sapphire, Scroll of Spirit VIII Icon Scroll of Spirit VIII (if no Priest with Divine Spirit IconDivine Spirit is around), and Heavy Frostweave Bandage Icon Heavy Frostweave Bandage belong to your standard consumable repertoire.

Three rather niche consumables that do not hurt to use are Greater Rune of Warding Icon Greater Rune of Warding and Dark Rune Icon Dark Runes/ Demonic Rune Icon Demonic Runes. The Rune of Warding gives you a chance to absorb a little bit of Physical damage (useful when taking cleave damage) and the Dark/Demonic Runes restore a tiny amount of Mana. Using either of them induces a 15-minute cooldown on itself and a 2-minute cooldown on the other. In other words, if you use a Dark Rune it will get a 15-minute cooldown and you will have to wait 2 minutes before you can use a Demonic Rune, and vice-versa. Using the latter two consumables will not cost you a lot and can help you to overcome the time until your next Evocation IconEvocation or Mana Gem is ready.

As Engineering is the best profession for any DPS, you should have it. This is because of the strong enchants and utility Engineering provides and because of your main damage-providing consumables, Global Thermal Sapper Charge Icon Global Thermal Sapper Charge and Saronite Bomb Icon Saronite Bomb. Make sure to make a Saronite Bomb macro like this:

  • #showtooltip Saronite Bomb
  • /use [@cursor] Saronite Bomb
  • /cast Arcane Blast
  • /cqs

This will throw the Saronite Bomb at your cursor position and then cast Arcane Blast IconArcane Blast on your target. Another option would be to change [@cursor] into [@player] and Arcane Blast into Arcane Explosion IconArcane Explosion, so the macro will throw the Saronite Bomb at your position when you are in melee range for casting Arcane Explosion. The condition [@cursor] will throw the bomb at your cursor position. You can be very creative with these kinds of macros.

5.

Changelog

  • 06 Jan. 2023: Added Phase 2 specific information.
  • 03 Oct. 2022: Fixed some macro errors.
  • 14 Sep. 2022: Page added.
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