Mage DPS AoE Farming Gear

Last updated on Dec 06, 2020 at 13:30 by Seksixeny 33 comments

On this page, you will find the best gear for AoE farming with your Mage DPS in WoW Classic. For more gearing advice, please refer to our Mage DPS Gearing and Best in Slot guide.


Mage AoE Grinding Best in Slot (BiS) List

This is the easily accessible gear we recommend for gold farming with area of effect spells. Your main focus should be on Intellect to ensure you have enough Mana to kill the packs of enemies before dying, and on Stamina so that you do not die first.

While there are many items that have as much, or more Intellect and Stamina as these and also other useful stats (especially PvP gear!), listing everything on this guide is impossible and, as such, we opted to go with the easiest obtainable items outside simple of the Eagle gear, which you should absolutely search and buy out on the auction house once you get to Level 60, for a good jump start.

We will also not be listing PvP gear here because of its difficulty to acquire, although many, if not most, of the pieces are better for AoE farming than the pieces we listed. Make sure to use any high Intellect / Stamina pieces you get!

An item that deserves a special mention is the Blade of Eternal Darkness Icon Blade of Eternal Darkness, which you can get from killing Princess Theradras in Maraudon. Using this item, you can do special pulls in Zul'Gurub, as shown by FP in this video, increasing your farming efficiency.

Finally, make sure to get at least some pieces of the Magister's Regalia (and / or Dreadmist / Devout) set, as the 2-set is very easy to get and provides you with 200 Armor for a good damage reduction increase, and both the 4- and 6-set have their uses as well. You will also be able to put some Necropile Raiment pieces to good use, as they generally carry high Intellect and Stamina, which we desire.

Slot Item Source
  • Magister's Crown Icon Magister's Crown
  • Dreadmist Mask Icon Dreadmist Mask
  • Devout Crown Icon Devout Crown
  • Chief Architect's Monocle Icon Chief Architect's Monocle
  • Star of Mystaria Icon Star of Mystaria
  • Tooth of Gnarr Icon Tooth of Gnarr
  • Horizon Choker Icon Horizon Choker
  • Magister's Mantle Icon Magister's Mantle
  • Necropile Mantle Icon Necropile Mantle
  • Dreadmist Mantle Icon Dreadmist Mantle
  • Royal Tribunal Cloak Icon Royal Tribunal Cloak
  • Shroud of the Exile Icon Shroud of the Exile
  • Magistrate Barthilas in (side-entrance) Stratholme
  • In Dreams in Western Plaguelands
  • Magister's Robes Icon Magister's Robes
  • Dreadmist Robe Icon Dreadmist Robe
  • Devout Robe Icon Devout Robe
  • Necropile Robe Icon Necropile Robe
  • Magiskull Cuffs Icon Magiskull Cuffs
  • Necropile Cuffs Icon Necropile Cuffs
  • Magister's Bindings Icon Magister's Bindings
  • Dreadmist Bracers Icon Dreadmist Bracers
  • World drop BoE
  • Side bosses in Scholomance
  • Cheap World drop BoE
  • Cheap World drop BoE
  • Shivery Handwraps Icon Shivery Handwraps
  • Silkweb Gloves Icon Silkweb Gloves
  • Magister's Gloves Icon Magister's Gloves
  • Dreadmist Wraps Icon Dreadmist Wraps
  • Ras Frostwhisper in Scholomance
  • Hedrum the Creeper in Blackrock Depths
  • Cheap World drop BoE
  • Cheap World drop BoE
  • Magister's Belt Icon Magister's Belt
  • Dreadmist Belt Icon Dreadmist Belt
  • Clutch of Andros Icon Clutch of Andros
  • Frostwolf Cloth Belt Icon Frostwolf Cloth Belt
  • Skullsmoke Pants Icon Skullsmoke Pants
  • Necropile Leggings Icon Necropile Leggings
  • Magister's Leggings Icon Magister's Leggings
  • Dragonrider Boots Icon Dragonrider Boots
  • Necropile Boots Icon Necropile Boots
  • Blood of the Martyr Icon Blood of the Martyr
  • Cyclopean Band Icon Cyclopean Band
  • Aurius' Reckoning in (side-entrance) Stratholme
  • Ok'thor the Breaker in Blackrock Depths
  • Burst of Knowledge Icon Burst of Knowledge
  • Briarwood Reed Icon Briarwood Reed
  • Glowing Brightwood Staff Icon Glowing Brightwood Staff
  • Argent Crusader Icon Argent Crusader
  • Staff of Balzaphon Icon Staff of Balzaphon
  • Lord Valthalak's Staff of Command Icon Lord Valthalak's Staff of Command
  • Zulian Ceremonial Staff Icon Zulian Ceremonial Staff
  • Quel'dorai Channeling Rod Icon Quel'dorai Channeling Rod
  • Crackling Staff Icon Crackling Staff
  • Trindlehaven Staff Icon Trindlehaven Staff
  • Stormrager Icon Stormrager
  • Order Must Be Restored (A) / The Scarlet Oracle, Demetria (H) in Eastern Plaguelands

We did not list any one-hand weapon plus off-hand combos on purpose, as those tend to have very low Intellect and / or Stamina, and are best used for Spell Power based single target focused gear sets.

Check our Goldmaking Guide for Mages in order to learn about some spots where you can put this gear to good use!

You can find more Mage BiS lists in our dedicated gear hub below.



  • 06 Dec. 2020: Added Staff of Balzaphon.
  • 12 Jul. 2020: Added a special mention to Blade of Eternal Darkness.
  • 23 Apr. 2020: Added Zulian Ceremonial Staff.
  • 11 Feb. 2020: Guide added.
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