Season of Discovery Arcane Mage DPS Gear and Best in Slot

Last updated on Feb 15, 2024 at 00:00 by Seksixeny 1 comment

On this page, you will find the best PvE gear and best in slot items for your Arcane Mage in WoW Classic - Season of Discovery.


Arcane Mage DPS Season of Discovery Best in Slot

We recommend using the gear listed below for Phase 2 as your main goal in the current phase of Season of Discovery. Also, as many people still run Blackfathom Deeps regularly to level up and are likely to have a lot of good gear from there equipped, the Phase 1 list can also be found below for reference.

These lists assume a stat priority of:

Spell Hit > Spell / Arcane Damage > Spell Crit > Intellect > Spirit > Stamina

Take note that there is very little gear with pure damage stats accessible at Level 40, and thus in practice you will have to use a lot of Intellect gear.

For more information on the stats that you should be looking for, check out the stats page listed below.

To help with presentation clarity, items that have Alliance and Horde versions with similar acquisition methods but different names will only have one of the versions listed in the tables below.


Phase Best in Slot

Gnomeregan Phase 2 Blackfathom Depths Phase 1

Gnomeregan (Phase 2) Arcane Mage Best in Slot

This list is made up of Gnomeregan raid drops, world drops, profession gear, quest rewards and dungeon drops.

Green of Arcane Wrath bind on equip gear is decent but most slots have stronger options, especially this early into the game when Mana pools are still low and Intellect is stronger than it would usually be.

  • Gneuro-Linked Arcano-Filament Monocle  Icon Gneuro-Linked Arcano-Filament Monocle
Neck Piston Pendant  Icon Piston Pendant Mekgineer Thermaplugg in Gnomeregan
  • Synthetic Mantle  Icon Synthetic Mantle
  • Bloodrot Cloak  Icon Bloodrot Cloak
  • Ingenuity's Cover  Icon Ingenuity's Cover
  • Bought with 2x Silver Coins from the Blood Moon PvP event in Stranglethorn Vale
  • Mechanical Menagerie in Gnomeregan
  • Irradiated Robe  Icon Irradiated Robe
  • Dryad's Wrist Bindings  Icon Dryad's Wrist Bindings
Hands Dreamweave Gloves  Icon Dreamweave Gloves Tailoring
  • Volatile Concoction Belt  Icon Volatile Concoction Belt
Legs Irradiated Trousers  Icon Irradiated Trousers Drops from multiple bosses in Gnomeregan
  • Irradiated Boots  Icon Irradiated Boots
  • Extraplanar Spidersilk Boots Icon Extraplanar Spidersilk Boots
  • Lorekeeper's Ring  Icon Lorekeeper's Ring
  • Hypercharged Gear of Conflagration  Icon Hypercharged Gear of Conflagration
  • Invoker's Void Pearl  Icon Invoker's Void Pearl
  • Miniaturized Combustion Chamber  Icon Miniaturized Combustion Chamber
  • Glimmering Gizmoblade  Icon Glimmering Gizmoblade
  • The Necro-Gnomicon  Icon The Necro-Gnomicon
Wand Mechanostrider Gear Shifter  Icon Mechanostrider Gear Shifter Electrocutioner 6000 in Gnomeregan

Blackfathom Depths (Phase 1) Arcane Mage Best in Slot

This list is made up of Blackfathom Deeps raid drops, world drops, quest rewards and dungeon drops. While green of Arcane Wrath bind on equip gear can also be good, most slots have stronger option, especially this early into the game when Mana pools are still low and Intellect is stronger than it would usually be.

  • Rakkamar's Tattered Thinking Cap  Icon Rakkamar's Tattered Thinking Cap
  • Twilight Invoker's Shawl  Icon Twilight Invoker's Shawl
Neck Jagged Bone Necklace  Icon Jagged Bone Necklace Twilight Lord Kelris in Blackfathom Deeps
Back Flowing Scarf  Icon Flowing Scarf Baron Aquanis in Blackfathom Deeps
Chest Twilight Invoker's Robes  Icon Twilight Invoker's Robes Blackfathom Deeps
Wrists Mindthrust Bracers Icon Mindthrust Bracers World drop bind on equip
Hands Black Fingerless Gloves  Icon Black Fingerless Gloves Blackfathom Deeps
Legs Soul Leech Pants  Icon Soul Leech Pants Blackfathom Deeps
  • Twilight Invoker's Shoes  Icon Twilight Invoker's Shoes
  • Extraplanar Spidersilk Boots Icon Extraplanar Spidersilk Boots
2h Weapons
1h Weapons
  • Dagger of Willing Sacrifice  Icon Dagger of Willing Sacrifice
  • Blackfathom Ritual Dagger  Icon Blackfathom Ritual Dagger


  • 15 Feb. 2024: Updated for Phase 2 with Gnomeregan gear.
  • 21 Dec. 2023: Added many new gear options.
  • 19 Dec. 2023: Added newly hotfixed in shoulders and belt options.
  • 09 Dec. 2023: Added new boot slot option, as the Hit from Tailoring boots is no longer useful after BFD bosses were discovered to be MaxLevel +2 only.
  • 07 Dec. 2023: Added item drop locations and improved the list further.
  • 03 Dec. 2023: Revamped BiS with currently known BFD raid items.
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