Mage DPS Molten Core Gear and Best in Slot

Last updated on May 20, 2020 at 12:01 by Seksixeny 29 comments

On this page, you will find the best gear and best in slot items from Molten Core for your Mage DPS in WoW Classic. For more gearing advice, please refer to our Mage DPS Gearing and Best in Slot guide.

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Mage Raid Best in Slot (BiS) List for Molten Core / Onyxia's Lair

This is the (Frost) gear we recommend you to chase while doing the first raids in the game: Molten Core and Onyxia's Lair.

Mage's Tier 1, Arcanist Regalia has some nice perks, the 3-set bonus gives you a Spell Damage boost, the 5-set is mostly forgettable and the 8-set bonus reduces your threat generation by 15%, which is really nice, but not enough to warrant using the full set, as there are much more powerful alternatives to most pieces.

We will be recommending the strongest pieces below, with the weaker ones having a remark that you should only use them if they will allow you to get an extra set bonus.

The list below contains gear from: raids, epic PvP sets (above rank 11) and world bosses, as well as some gear from dungeons and quests, when warranted.

Slot Item Source
Helm
  • Arcanist Crown Icon Arcanist Crown
  • Netherwind Crown Icon Netherwind Crown
Neck
  • Choker of the Fire Lord Icon Choker of the Fire Lord
  • Orb of the Darkmoon Icon Orb of the Darkmoon
Shoulder
  • **Champion's Silk Mantle Icon Champion's Silk Mantle (for set bonus)
  • Boreal Mantle Icon Boreal Mantle
  • Abyssal Cloth Amice Icon Abyssal Cloth Amice of Sorcery
  • Arcanist Mantle Icon Arcanist Mantle (for set bonus)
  • Burial Shawl Icon Burial Shawl
Cloak
  • Crystalline Threaded Cape Icon Crystalline Threaded Cape
  • *Archivist Cape Icon Archivist Cape (of Frozen Wrath)
  • Sapphiron Drape Icon Sapphiron Drape
  • *Master's Cloak Icon Master's Cloak (of Frozen Wrath)
  • Sack of Spoils Icon Sack of Spoils reward from Bor Wildmane quests in Silithus
  • Archivist Galford in (main-entrance) Stratholme
  • Onyxia in Onyxia's Lair
  • World drop BoE
Chest
  • Robe of the Archmage Icon Robe of the Archmage
  • Robe of Volatile Power Icon Robe of Volatile Power
  • Freezing Lich Robes Icon Freezing Lich Robes
Wrists
  • Dryad's Wrist Bindings Icon Dryad's Wrist Bindings
  • Arcanist Bindings Icon Arcanist Bindings
  • *Master's Bracers Icon Master's Bracers (of Frozen Wrath)
  • Abyssal Cloth Wristbands Icon Abyssal Cloth Wristbands of Sorcery
Gloves
  • Arcanist Gloves Icon Arcanist Gloves (for set bonus)
  • Sandworm Skin Gloves Icon Sandworm Skin Gloves
  • Hands of Power Icon Hands of Power
  • Earth Warder's Gloves Icon Earth Warder's Gloves
Belt
  • Mana Igniting Cord Icon Mana Igniting Cord
  • Ban'thok Sash Icon Ban'thok Sash
  • Defiler's Cloth Girdle Icon Defiler's Cloth Girdle
  • Clutch of Andros Icon Clutch of Andros
Legs
  • Flarecore Leggings Icon Flarecore Leggings
  • Netherwind Pants Icon Netherwind Pants
  • Arcanist Leggings Icon Arcanist Leggings
  • Legionnaire's Silk Legguards Icon Legionnaire's Silk Legguards
Boots
  • Snowblind Shoes Icon Snowblind Shoes
  • Blood Guard's Silk Walkers Icon Blood Guard's Silk Walkers (for set bonus)
  • Arcanist Boots Icon Arcanist Boots
Rings
  • Ring of Spell Power Icon Ring of Spell Power
  • Elemental Focus Band Icon Elemental Focus Band
  • Freezing Band Icon Freezing Band
  • Songstone of Ironforge Icon Songstone of Ironforge (Alliance) / Eye of Orgrimmar Icon Eye of Orgrimmar (Horde)
  • Flamewalker Bosses in Molten Core
  • Prince Skaldrenox
  • World drop BoE
  • The Princess's Surprise (Alliance) / The Princess Saved? (Horde) in Blackrock Depths
Trinkets
  • Talisman of Ephemeral Power Icon Talisman of Ephemeral Power
  • Briarwood Reed Icon Briarwood Reed
  • Eye of the Beast Icon Eye of the Beast
Two-Hand
  • High Warlord's War Staff Icon High Warlord's War Staff
  • Ironbark Staff Icon Ironbark Staff
  • Staff of Dominance Icon Staff of Dominance
  • Zulian Ceremonial Staff Icon Zulian Ceremonial Staff
  • Amethyst War Staff Icon Amethyst War Staff
One-Hand
  • High Warlord's Spellblade Icon High Warlord's Spellblade
  • Fang of the Mystics Icon Fang of the Mystics
  • Mindfang Icon Mindfang
  • Azuresong Mageblade Icon Azuresong Mageblade
Off-hand
  • Tome of the Ice Lord Icon Tome of the Ice Lord
  • High Warlord's Tome of Destruction Icon High Warlord's Tome of Destruction
  • *Drakestone Icon Drakestone (of Frozen Wrath)
  • Spirit of Aquementas Icon Spirit of Aquementas
  • Fire Runed Grimoire Icon Fire Runed Grimoire
  • Alterac Valley Exalted
  • Bought from the PvP Vendor at Rank 14
  • Green Dragon mini-bosses in Sunken Temple
  • It's Dangerous to Go Alone in Un'Goro Crater
  • Various Bosses in Molten Core
Ranged
  • Cold Snap Icon Cold Snap
  • Wand of Biting Cold Icon Wand of Biting Cold
  • Bonecreeper Stylus Icon Bonecreeper Stylus
  • *Lunar Wand Icon Lunar Wand of Frozen Wrath
  • Azuregos World Boss
  • Hero of the Frostwolf / Hero of the Stormpike in Alterac Valley
  • Darkmaster Gandling in Scholomance
  • World drop BoE

*These items have random suffixes. You will be looking for of Frozen Wrath, which gives +Frost Spell Damage. Since you need both the item and the correct suffix to drop, these are often hard to farm, so make sure you have reasonable alternatives until you can get the correct drop.

**While we are only listing the Horde versions of the PvP set and PvP reputation gear, equivalent versions can be found on the Alliance side, with the same requirements, cost and stats.

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

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Changelog

  • 20 May 2020: Added Sandworm Skin Gloves.
  • 15 May 2020: Added Silithus Twilight boss summonings gear.
  • 28 Apr. 2020: Clarified some items with different quest sources on Alliance and Horde.
  • 23 Apr. 2020: Added Zulian Ceremonial Staff.
  • 11 Mar. 2020: Updated with Arathi Basin gear.
  • 28 Feb. 2020: Added Flarecore Leggings.
  • 11 Feb. 2020: Guide added.
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