Classic Mage DPS Enchants and Consumables

Last updated on Sep 29, 2019 at 12:27 by Seksixeny 8 comments
General Information

On this page, we list the best enchants, flasks, potions, and food you can get for your Mage DPS in WoW Classic for PvE content.

1.

Best Enchants for Mages

Slot Enchantment
Head Lesser Arcanum of Voracity Icon Lesser Arcanum of Voracity — from the quest Libram of Voracity Icon Libram of Voracity in the Burning Steppes.
Shoulders Chromatic Mantle of the Dawn Icon Chromatic Mantle of the Dawn
Back Enchant Cloak - Greater Resistance Icon Enchant Cloak - Greater Resistance
Chest Enchant Chest - Greater Stats Icon Enchant Chest - Greater Stats
Bracers Enchant Bracer - Greater Intellect Icon Enchant Bracer - Greater Intellect
Legs Lesser Arcanum of Voracity Icon Lesser Arcanum of Voracity — from the quest Libram of Voracity Icon Libram of Voracity in the Burning Steppes.
Feet Enchant Boots - Minor Speed Icon Enchant Boots - Minor Speed
Weapon Enchant Weapon - Spell Power Icon Enchant Weapon - Spell Power
2.

Best Consumables for Mages

Maximizing your performance in WoW Classic is all about consumables. There are a lot of them, usually they stack, and using them all can have a bigger impact than a full tier of gear upgrades.

Despite this, getting all of the consumables we will mention in this page is extremely expensive, and as such, we will provide a quick list of the best, cheapest and most reliable consumables first, ordered by the priority you should use and buy them in.

  1. Heavy Runecloth Bandage Icon Heavy Runecloth Bandage (very cheap, can easily save your life in an emergency);
  2. Major Healing Potion Icon Major Healing Potion (powerful, and seldom needed, always have on yourself for emergencies);
  3. Major Mana Potion Icon Major Mana Potion (while it will rarely be needed, being out of Mana is also the end of your DPS so keep some on you at all times);
  4. Greater Arcane Elixir Icon Greater Arcane Elixir / Arcane Elixir Icon Arcane Elixir are both very powerful for their cost;
  5. Flask of Supreme Power Icon Flask of Supreme Power (the best consumable, but also the most expensive).
  6. Greater Fire Protection Potion Icon Greater Fire Protection Potion / Fire Protection Potion Icon Fire Protection Potion for Fire damage bosses.
3.

Exhaustive Consumable List for Mages

This list will explain what each possible consumable does, and how to get it.

3.1.

Long Buff Consumables for Mages

3.1.1.

Offensive

  • Flask of Supreme Power Icon Flask of Supreme Power increases your spell damage by 150 for 2 hours, and persists through death, making it the most powerful consumable in the game for damage. Unfortunately, it is very expensive to create, and you can only have 1 flask active at any given time, so only use this for big occasions. It is crafted through Alchemy.
  • Greater Arcane Elixir Icon Greater Arcane Elixir increases your spell damage by 35 for 1 hour. This is crafted through Alchemy. You can also use the weaker and cheaper Arcane Elixir Icon Arcane Elixir.
  • Elixir of Frost Power Icon Elixir of Frost Power increases your frost spell damage by 15 for 30 minutes. It is crafted through Alchemy.
  • Elixir of Greater Firepower Icon Elixir of Greater Firepower increases your fire spell damage by 40 for 30 minutes. This is crafted through Alchemy.
  • Cerebral Cortex Compound Icon Cerebral Cortex Compound increases your Intellect by 25 for 1 hour. While using this item triggers a 1-hour cooldown on similar items (such as Gizzard Gum Icon Gizzard Gum), you can still stack the different buffs together by logging out, which will make the cooldown go down, but not the duration of the buff on your character. You get this item from completing Infallible Mind (repeatable quest) in the Blasted Lands.
  • Gizzard Gum Icon Gizzard Gum increases your Spirit by 25 for 1 hour. While using this item triggers a 1-hour cooldown on similar items (such as Cerebral Cortex Compound Icon Cerebral Cortex Compound), you can still stack the different buffs together by logging out, which will make the cooldown go down, but not the duration of the buff on your character. You get this item from completing Spiritual Domination (repeatable quest) in the Blasted Lands.
  • Nightfin Soup Icon Nightfin Soup increases your Mana regeneration per 5 seconds, which has full benefit inside combat. It is crafted with Cooking.
3.1.2.

Defensive

  • Monster Omelet Icon Monster Omelet, and similar foods, increase your Stamina and Spirit by 12 for 15 minutes. This is crafted with Cooking.
  • Rumsey Rum Black Label Icon Rumsey Rum Black Label increases your Stamina by 15 for 15 minutes. This is obtained through Fishing.
  • Elixir of Fortitude Icon Elixir of Fortitude increases your max health by 120 for 1 hour. This is crafted through Alchemy.
  • Lung Juice Cocktail Icon Lung Juice Cocktail increases your Stamina by 25 for 1 hour. While using this item triggers a 1-hour cooldown on similar items (such as Cerebral Cortex Compound Icon Cerebral Cortex Compound), you can still stack the different buffs together by logging out, which will make the cooldown go down, but not the duration of the buff on your character. You get this item from completing Spirit of the Boar (repeatable quest) in the Blasted Lands.
3.2.

Health and Mana Recovery Consumables for Mages

Potions all share a cooldown in Classic. You cannot use multiple potions at the same time, and when you use a potion, it will start the cooldown for all potions. That being said, it is still useful to have multiple potions in your bags for different situations. Being in combat does not affect your potion cooldown or availability.

3.3.

Fire Resistance Consumables for Mages

  • Greater Fire Protection Potion Icon Greater Fire Protection Potion (and the weaker / cheaper Fire Protection Potion Icon Fire Protection Potion) gives you a buff that absorbs a significant amount of Fire damage for one hour, but is depleted once enough damage is taken. This is crafted through Alchemy.
  • Juju Ember Icon Juju Ember increases your Fire Resistance by 15. All types of Juju can be farmed in a party or raid group for maximum efficiency, as they drop for all players in the group when enemies are killed. This is a repeatable quest reward given by Witch Doctor Mau'ari in Everlook, Winterspring.

These will mostly be useful during early Molten Core progression, especially on Ragnaros.

3.4.

Damage Consumables for Mages

Engineering bombs share a general cooldown of 1 minute, which means you should focus on the harder hitting ones that you can afford.

  • Goblin Sapper Charge Icon Goblin Sapper Charge instantly deals high area of effect Fire damage to enemies and to yourself when triggered. It is crafted through Goblin Engineering.
  • Goblin Land Mine Icon Goblin Land Mine places a mine that deals Fire damage when triggered. It is crafted through Engineering.
  • Dense Dynamite Icon Dense Dynamite deals Fire damage at a target location after a short cast. It is crafted through Engineering.
  • Oil of Immolation Icon Oil of Immolation deals pulsing AoE Fire damage for 15 seconds. It is crafted through Alchemy.
  • Thorium Grenade Icon Thorium Grenade deals Fire damage at a target location after a short cast and incapacitates enemies hit for 3 seconds. It is crafted through Engineering.
  • Iron Grenade Icon Iron Grenade deals Fire damage at a target location after a short cast and incapacitates enemies hit for 3 seconds. It is crafted through Engineering.
  • Crystal Charge Icon Crystal Charge deals Fire damage at a target location. This is a quest reward from Un'Goro Crater. This shares a cooldown with Engineering bombs, so is useful only if you are not an Engineer.
  • Stratholme Holy Water Icon Stratholme Holy Water deals damage to Undead enemies in a targeted location and is extremely useful in area of effect situations, such as when Nefarian spawns a huge amount of skeletons in its final phase. This drops from Stratholme.
3.5.

Utility Consumables for Mages

4.

World Buffs

World buffs have at least one hour of duration and are not related to any profession. Generally, these are buffs that you will try to get immediately before doing a raid. As some of them are applied to every nearby player of your faction, it can be a good idea for your realm's guilds to plan dates and times to activate them, so that all guilds can raid immediately after and reap the benefits of the buffs.

  • Rallying Cry of the Dragonslayer Icon Rallying Cry of the Dragonslayer grants 10% extra spell Critical Strike Chance, 5% extra melee/ranged Critical Chance and 140 extra Attack Power for two hours. Everyone in Stormwind or Orgrimmar will receive this buff, once someone turns in the quest started by Head of Onyxia Icon Head of Onyxia, which drops off of Onyxia in Onyxia's Lair.
  • Songflower Serenade Icon Songflower Serenade grants 5% extra Critical Strike Chance and 15 extra points to all stats for 1 hour. To be able to receive this, you must first complete the Cleansing Felwood quest, after which you can do some repeatable quests that grant Cenarion Plant Salve Icon Cenarion Plant Salve. Use this item on a Corrupted Songflower in Felwood and loot the cleansed plant to gain the buff.
  • Resist Fire Icon Resist Fire grants 83 Fire Resistance for one hour. To gain this buff, have a Priest first use Mind Control Icon Mind Control on a Scarshield Spellbinder inside Upper Blackrock Spire, and then proceed to cast this spell on the party/raid members.
  • Warchief's Blessing Icon Warchief's Blessing (Horde only) grants 300 extra maximum health, 15% extra melee Haste, and 10 extra MP5 for one hour. Everyone in Orgrimmar will receive this buff, once someone turns in the quest For The Horde!, which is a part of Onyxia's Lair attunement quests.
5.

Changelog

  • 29 Sep. 2019: Added a shortlist with the essential consumables for Mages, ranked by price vs effectiveness.
  • 12 Aug. 2019: Added weapon enchant.
  • 29 Jul. 2019: Corrected some text typos.
  • 30 Jun. 2019: Page added.
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