Season of Discovery Arcane Mage Healer Gear and Best in Slot

Last updated on Jul 11, 2024 at 00:40 by Seksixeny 9 comments

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

1.

Arcane Mage Healer Season of Discovery Best in Slot

These lists assume a stat priority of:

Spell Hit > Spell / Arcane (other types also work for Balefire Bolt Icon Balefire Bolt) Damage > Spell Crit > Intellect > Spirit > Stamina

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.

2.

Phase Best in Slot

Molten Core Phase 4 Pre-Raid Phase 4 Sunken Temple Phase 3 Gnomeregan Phase 2 Blackfathom Depths Phase 1
2.1.

Molten Core (Phase 4) Arcane Mage Best in Slot

Because much of your damage comes from Balefire Bolt Icon Balefire Bolt, getting gear with Fire or Frost Spell damage is not completely useless, but it is advised to go with Spell or Arcane Spell damage gear to cover more spells.

While its pieces are not listed below, using at least two pieces of the healer-oriented Arcanist Moment version of the Mage Tier 1 set can be really strong for healing, as it will make your Temporal Beacon Icon Temporal Beacon last for 20% longer! The rest of the bonuses are decent but nowhere near as impactful, especially the 6-piece bonus which is rather forgettable.

Slot Item Source
Helm
Neck
Shoulder
Cloak
Chest
Wrists
Gloves
Belt
Legs
Boots
Rings
Trinkets
Two-Hand
One-Hand
Off-hand
Ranged
2.2.

Pre-Raid (Phase 4) Arcane Mage Best in Slot

Because much of your damage comes from Balefire Bolt Icon Balefire Bolt, getting gear with Fire or Frost Spell damage is not completely useless, but it is advised to go with Spell or Arcane Spell damage gear to cover more spells.

Slot Item Source
Helm
Neck
Shoulder
Cloak
Chest
Wrists
Gloves
Belt
Legs
Boots
Rings
Trinkets
Two-Hand
One-Hand
Off-hand
Ranged
2.3.

Sunken Temple (Phase 3) Arcane Mage Best in Slot

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

Green of Arcane Wrath bind on equip gear is great on the slots you can find it for. Most slots do have stronger options, however, as listed below.

Helm
  • Gneuro-Linked Arcano-Filament Monocle  Icon Gneuro-Linked Arcano-Filament Monocle
  • Visage of the Exiled  Icon Visage of the Exiled
Neck
Shoulders
Back
  • Gasher in Sunken Temple
  • Wanted: Vile Priestess Hexx and Her Minions quest in the Hinterlands
  • Houndmaster Grebmar in Blackrock Depths
  • Bought with 2x Silver Coins from the Blood Moon PvP event in Stranglethorn Vale
  • Mechanical Menagerie in Gnomeregan
Chest
  • Malevolent Prophet's Vest  Icon Malevolent Prophet's Vest
  • Irradiated Robe  Icon Irradiated Robe
Wrists
  • Void-Powered Invoker's Vambraces  Icon Void-Powered Invoker's Vambraces
  • Dryad's Wrist Bindings  Icon Dryad's Wrist Bindings
Hands
  • Atal'ai Hexxer's Gloves Icon Atal'ai Hexxer's Gloves
  • Dreamweave Gloves  Icon Dreamweave Gloves
Waist
  • Bought with 15x Wild Offering Icon Wild Offering from the Wild Gods quest vendor in Felwood
  • World drop bind on equip
  • Honored with Arathi Basin reputation
  • Grubbis in Gnomeregan
Legs
  • Malevolent Prophet's Leggings  Icon Malevolent Prophet's Leggings
  • Irradiated Trousers  Icon Irradiated Trousers
Feet
  • Malevolent Prophet's Sandals  Icon Malevolent Prophet's Sandals
  • Irradiated Boots  Icon Irradiated Boots
  • Extraplanar Spidersilk Boots Icon Extraplanar Spidersilk Boots
Rings
  • Bloodfocused Arcane Band  Icon Bloodfocused Arcane Band
  • Drakeclaw Band of the Harbinger  Icon Drakeclaw Band of the Harbinger
  • Cyclopean Band Icon Cyclopean Band
  • Lorekeeper's Ring  Icon Lorekeeper's Ring
  • Hypercharged Gear of Conflagration  Icon Hypercharged Gear of Conflagration
  • Roar of the Dream Icon Roar of the Dream
  • Bought with 15x Silver Massacre Coins from the Blood Moon PvP event in Stranglethorn Vale
  • Avatar of Hakkar in Sunken Temple
  • Ok'thor the Breaker in Blackrock Depths
  • Warsong Gulch Honored
  • Mekgineer Thermaplugg in Gnomeregan
  • Emerald Wardens Exalted
Trinkets
  • Atal'ai Blood Ritual Charm  Icon Atal'ai Blood Ritual Charm
  • Miniaturized Combustion Chamber  Icon Miniaturized Combustion Chamber
  • (AoE) Darkmoon Card: Sandstorm Icon Darkmoon Card: Sandstorm
  • (ST) Darkmoon Card: Decay Icon Darkmoon Card: Decay
  • Invoker's Void Pearl  Icon Invoker's Void Pearl
Weapon
Off-Hand
  • Drakestone of the Nightmare Harbinger  Icon Drakestone of the Nightmare Harbinger
  • Personal Spellbook  Icon Personal Spellbook
  • The Necro-Gnomicon  Icon The Necro-Gnomicon
Wand
  • Wizard's Hand  Icon Wizard's Hand of Arcane Wrath
  • Mechanostrider Gear Shifter  Icon Mechanostrider Gear Shifter
  • World drop bind on equip
  • Electrocutioner 6000 in Gnomeregan
2.4.

Gnomeregan (Phase 2) Mage Healer 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.

Also, always try to get an Arcane damage wand such as Mechanostrider Gear Shifter  Icon Mechanostrider Gear Shifter, as its damage will be able to heal your Temporal Beacon Icon Temporal Beacons, enabling some extra Mana-free healing.

Helm
  • Gneuro-Linked Arcano-Filament Monocle  Icon Gneuro-Linked Arcano-Filament Monocle
Neck Piston Pendant  Icon Piston Pendant Mekgineer Thermaplugg in Gnomeregan
Shoulders
  • Synthetic Mantle  Icon Synthetic Mantle
Back
  • 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
Chest
  • Irradiated Robe  Icon Irradiated Robe
Wrists
  • Dryad's Wrist Bindings  Icon Dryad's Wrist Bindings
Hands Dreamweave Gloves  Icon Dreamweave Gloves Tailoring
Waist
  • Volatile Concoction Belt  Icon Volatile Concoction Belt
Legs Irradiated Trousers  Icon Irradiated Trousers Drops from multiple bosses in Gnomeregan
Feet
  • Irradiated Boots  Icon Irradiated Boots
  • Extraplanar Spidersilk Boots Icon Extraplanar Spidersilk Boots
Rings
  • Lorekeeper's Ring  Icon Lorekeeper's Ring
  • Hypercharged Gear of Conflagration  Icon Hypercharged Gear of Conflagration
Trinkets
  • Invoker's Void Pearl  Icon Invoker's Void Pearl
  • Miniaturized Combustion Chamber  Icon Miniaturized Combustion Chamber
Weapon
  • Glimmering Gizmoblade  Icon Glimmering Gizmoblade
Off-Hand
  • The Necro-Gnomicon  Icon The Necro-Gnomicon
Wand Mechanostrider Gear Shifter  Icon Mechanostrider Gear Shifter Electrocutioner 6000 in Gnomeregan
2.5.

Blackfathom Depths (Phase 1) Mage Healer Best in Slot

This list is made up of Blackfathom Deeps raid drops, world drops, 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.

Also, always try to get an Arcane damage wand such as Deadlight  Icon Deadlight, as its damage will be able to heal your Temporal Beacon Icon Temporal Beacons, enabling some extra Mana-free healing.

Helm
  • 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
Shoulders
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
Waist
Legs Soul Leech Pants  Icon Soul Leech Pants Blackfathom Deeps
Feet
  • Twilight Invoker's Shoes  Icon Twilight Invoker's Shoes
  • Extraplanar Spidersilk Boots Icon Extraplanar Spidersilk Boots
Rings
Trinkets
2h Weapons
1h Weapons
  • Dagger of Willing Sacrifice  Icon Dagger of Willing Sacrifice
  • Blackfathom Ritual Dagger  Icon Blackfathom Ritual Dagger
Off-Hands
Wand
3.

Changelog

  • 11 Jul. 2024: Updated for Phase 4 with Molten Core gear.
  • 02 May 2024: Added even more gear options.
  • 23 Apr. 2024: Added more gear options and specific locations for each item.
  • 08 Apr. 2024: Updated with new gear options and revised simulation results.
  • 02 Apr. 2024: Updated for Phase 3 with Sunken Temple gear.
  • 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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