Mage DPS Pre-Raid Gear

Last updated on Dec 06, 2020 at 13:01 by Seksixeny 33 comments

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


Mage Pre-Raid Best in Slot (BiS) List

This is the pre-raid gear we recommend for Fire Mages, setting you up to tackle the most challenging content in Phase 5, AQ40. While gear from starter raids will help you be even more prepared for the challenges of Ahn'Qiraj, you should be perfectly fine going in with our suggested pre-raid gear.

You will be looking for gear with a lot of (Fire) Spell damage, Spell Hit and Spell Crit, with Stamina being a secondary concern. Powerful frost gear such as Boreal Mantle Icon Boreal Mantle is still listed because you can swap to these pieces when doing Molten Core, Onyxia and Blackwing Lair.

This list contains gear from: dungeons, blue PvP sets (up to rank 10) and reputation gear. 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.

Slot Item Source
  • Spellweaver's Turban Icon Spellweaver's Turban
  • Champion's Silk Cowl Icon Champion's Silk Cowl
  • Crimson Felt Hat Icon Crimson Felt Hat
  • Master's Hat Icon Master's Hat (of Fiery Wrath)
  • Green Lens Icon Green Lens (of Fiery Wrath)
  • Diana's Pearl Necklace Icon Diana's Pearl Necklace
  • Orb of the Darkmoon Icon Orb of the Darkmoon
  • Arcane Crystal Pendant Icon Arcane Crystal Pendant
  • Star of Mystaria Icon Star of Mystaria
  • Tempest Talisman Icon Tempest Talisman
  • Champion's Silk Mantle Icon Champion's Silk Mantle (2-set)
  • Abyssal Cloth Amice Icon Abyssal Cloth Amice of Sorcery
  • Burial Shawl Icon Burial Shawl
  • Boreal Mantle Icon Boreal Mantle (Frost)
  • Bought from the PvP Vendor at Rank 10
  • Baron Kazum
  • Side bosses in Scholomance
  • Warder Stilgiss in Blackrock Depths
  • Crystalline Threaded Cape Icon Crystalline Threaded Cape
  • Archivist Cape Icon Archivist Cape (of Fiery Wrath)
  • Mageflame Cloak Icon Mageflame Cloak
  • Master's Cloak Icon Master's Cloak(of Fiery Wrath)
  • Amplifying Cloak Icon Amplifying Cloak
  • Spritecaster Cape Icon Spritecaster Cape
  • Sack of Spoils Icon Sack of Spoils reward from Bor Wildmane quests in Silithus
  • Archivist Galford in (main-entrance) Stratholme
  • World drop BoE
  • World drop BoE
  • Magister Kalendris in Dire Maul West
  • Houndmaster Grebmar in Blackrock Depths
  • Bloodvine Vest Icon Bloodvine Vest (3-set)
  • Robe of the Archmage Icon Robe of the Archmage
  • Earthpower Vest Icon Earthpower Vest
  • Master's Vest Icon Master's Vest (of Fiery Wrath)
  • Freezing Lich Robes Icon Freezing Lich Robes (Frost)
  • Robe of Winter Night Icon Robe of Winter Night (Frost)
  • Rockfury Bracers Icon Rockfury Bracers
  • Dryad's Wrist Bindings Icon Dryad's Wrist Bindings
  • Flameweave Cuffs Icon Flameweave Cuffs (of Fiery Wrath)
  • Tearfall Bracers Icon Tearfall Bracers (of Fiery Wrath)
  • Master's Bracers Icon Master's Bracers (of Fiery Wrath)
  • Abyssal Cloth Wristbands Icon Abyssal Cloth Wristbands of Sorcery
  • Sublime Wristguards Icon Sublime Wristguards
  • Stalwart's Battlegear quest in Silithus
  • Warsong Gulch Exalted
  • Lord Incendius in Blackrock Depths
  • The Unforgiven in (main-entrance) Stratholme
  • World drop BoE
  • High Marshal Whirlaxis
  • Guard Slip'kik / Guard Mol'dar in Dire Maul North
  • Blood Guard's Silk Handwraps Icon Blood Guard's Silk Handwraps (2-set)
  • Inferno Gloves Icon Inferno Gloves
  • Sandworm Skin Gloves Icon Sandworm Skin Gloves
  • Hands of Power Icon Hands of Power
  • Frostweave Gloves Icon Frostweave Gloves
  • Earth Warder's Gloves Icon Earth Warder's Gloves
  • Ban'thok Sash Icon Ban'thok Sash
  • Defiler's Cloth Girdle Icon Defiler's Cloth Girdle
  • Clutch of Andros Icon Clutch of Andros
  • Thuzadin Sash Icon Thuzadin Sash
  • Frostwolf Cloth Belt Icon Frostwolf Cloth Belt
  • Bloodvine Leggings Icon Bloodvine Leggings (3-set)
  • Flarecore Leggings Icon Flarecore Leggings
  • Legionnaire's Silk Legguards Icon Legionnaire's Silk Legguards
  • Skyshroud Leggings Icon Skyshroud Leggings
  • Spellshock Leggings Icon Spellshock Leggings
  • Frostweave Pants Icon Frostweave Pants
  • Bloodvine Boots Icon Bloodvine Boots (3-set)
  • Fire Striders Icon Fire Striders
  • Omnicast Boots Icon Omnicast Boots
  • Master's Boots Icon Master's Boots of Fiery Wrath
  • Dragonrider Boots Icon Dragonrider Boots
  • Rune Band of Wizardry Icon Rune Band of Wizardry
  • Wrath of Cenarius Icon Wrath of Cenarius
  • Don Mauricio's Band of Domination Icon Don Mauricio's Band of Domination
  • Flaming Band Icon Flaming Band
  • Elemental Focus Band Icon Elemental Focus Band
  • Freezing Band Icon Freezing Band
  • Maiden's Circle Icon Maiden's Circle
  • Songstone of Ironforge Icon Songstone of Ironforge (Alliance) / Eye of Orgrimmar Icon Eye of Orgrimmar (Horde)
  • Lord Valthalak in Upper Blackrock Spire
  • Champion's Battlegear quest in Silithus
  • Darkmaster Gandling in Scholomance
  • Pyroguard Emberseer in Upper Blackrock Spire
  • Prince Skaldrenox
  • World drop BoE
  • World drop BoE
  • The Princess's Surprise (Alliance) / The Princess Saved? (Horde) in Blackrock Depths
  • Briarwood Reed Icon Briarwood Reed
  • Draconic Infused Emblem Icon Draconic Infused Emblem
  • Eye of the Beast Icon Eye of the Beast
  • Burst of Knowledge Icon Burst of Knowledge
  • Ironbark Staff Icon Ironbark Staff
  • 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
  • Amethyst War Staff Icon Amethyst War Staff
  • Rod of the Ogre Magi Icon Rod of the Ogre Magi
  • Elemental Mage Staff Icon Elemental Mage Staff
  • Trindlehaven Staff Icon Trindlehaven Staff
  • Mindfang Icon Mindfang
  • Dark Whisper Blade Icon Dark Whisper Blade
  • Demon Blade Icon Demon Blade (of Fiery Wrath)
  • Witchblade Icon Witchblade
  • Mind Carver Icon Mind Carver
  • Inventor's Focal Sword Icon Inventor's Focal Sword
  • Tome of Fiery Arcana Icon Tome of Fiery Arcana
  • Scepter of Interminable Focus Icon Scepter of Interminable Focus
  • Drakestone Icon Drakestone (of Fiery Wrath)
  • Tome of the Lost Icon Tome of the Lost
  • Spirit of Aquementas Icon Spirit of Aquementas
  • Tome of the Ice Lord Icon Tome of the Ice Lord (Frost)
  • Pyric Caduceus Icon Pyric Caduceus
  • Bonecreeper Stylus Icon Bonecreeper Stylus
  • Ritssyn's Wand of Bad Mojo Icon Ritssyn's Wand of Bad Mojo
  • Lunar Wand Icon Lunar Wand (of Fiery Wrath)
  • Wand of Biting Cold Icon Wand of Biting Cold (Frost)
  • Pyromancer Loregrain in Blackrock Depths
  • Darkmaster Gandling in Scholomance
  • Baron Rivendare in (side-entrance) Stratholme
  • World drop BoE
  • Hero of the Frostwolf in Alterac Valley

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



  • 06 Dec. 2020: Added Staff of Balzaphon.
  • 18 Sep. 2020: Added Tome of the Lost to off-hands.
  • 30 Aug. 2020: Corrected Spritecaster Cape drop location.
  • 26 Jul. 2020: Updated with Phase 5 gear.
  • 20 May 2020: Added Sandworm Skin Gloves.
  • 15 May 2020: Added Silithus Twilight boss summonings gear.
  • 28 Apr. 2020: Added Eye of the Beast quest source for Alliance players.
  • 23 Apr. 2020: Added Zulian Ceremonial Staff.
  • 14 Apr. 2020: Added the Bloodvine Set.
  • 11 Mar. 2020: Updated with Arathi Basin gear.
  • 28 Feb. 2020: Added Flarecore Leggings.
  • 11 Feb. 2020: Guide added.
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