Mage DPS Season of Mastery Phase 3/4 Gear

Last updated on Mar 07, 2022 at 00:36 by Seksixeny 3 comments

On this page, you will find the best gear and best in slot items from Tier 2 / Blackwing Lair and Zul'Gurub for your Mage DPS in WoW Classic's Season of Mastery. For pre-raid gearing advice, please refer to our Mage DPS Pre-Raid Gearing and Best in Slot guide for the Season of Mastery.

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Gearing Strategy for Mages in Season of Mastery Phase 3/4

While a clear best in slot (BiS) list is always available in WoW Classic Season of Mastery (SoM), the items contained might be extremely hard or expensive to get. Thus, we will try to give at least one alternative, for most slots in the list, so that you can pick where and how to farm them.

2.

Mage AoE Grinding / Farming Best in Slot (BiS) List

If gold farming is your passion, or simply because you feel that is the most fun thing to do in WoW Classic SoM, this list has you covered! No need to do raids or cherry pick dungeon gear, there are plenty of easy to get options with high Intellect and Stamina (as well as "of the Eagle" gear) to get you ready almost as soon as you hit Level 60!

3.

Mage Pre-Raid Best in Slot (BiS) List

In order to get ready for raiding, it is recommended that you follow this guide in order to learn which gear to gather for maximizing DPS before ever setting foot in raids, and probably also before getting your first epic loot. Even so, expect to get a few pieces that you will have a hard time replacing, such as Briarwood Reed Icon Briarwood Reed and Tome of the Ice Lord Icon Tome of the Ice Lord or any high rank PvP gear.

Look out also for the Tailoring Bloodvine Set, which you can buy and is extremely powerful when compared to most other pre-raid BiS pieces!

4.

Mage Raid Best in Slot (BiS) List for Blackwing Lair

This is the (Frost) gear we recommend you to chase in the Blackwing Lair.

Mage's Tier 2, Netherwing Regalia has some nice perks, the 3 set bonus reduces your threat, allowing you to deal damage freely without the risk of pulling aggro from the tank. The 5 set increases the radius of your AoE spells by 25%, which is nice when trying to kill many spread out enemies. Finally, the 8 set bonus grants you a 10% chance to make your next spell instant when casting your main spells, which is a decent damage boost for Frost and even stronger for Fire builds in later tiers.

We will be recommending only the strongest tier pieces below, with the weaker ones only being recommended in case you need them to hit a set bonus or if your current item is weak. Because the 8 piece bonus is good, using the full set is a decent option, although you will lose on some of the most powerful off-pieces in the game, such as Mish'undare, Circlet of the Mind Flayer Icon Mish'undare, Circlet of the Mind Flayer.

While the main focus is on Blackwing Lair gear, the list below also contains some gear from older raids, Zul'Gurub, epic PvP sets (above rank 11) and world bosses, when warranted, in order to create a good list for players who regularly clear the raids up to Tier 2.

Also, while we are only listing the Horde versions of these quests / PvP sets and PvP reputation gear, equivalent versions can be found on the Alliance side, with the same requirements, cost and stats.

Slot Item Source
Helm
  • Mish'undare, Circlet of the Mind Flayer Icon Mish'undare, Circlet of the Mind Flayer
  • The Hexxer's Cover Icon The Hexxer's Cover
  • Spellweaver's Turban Icon Spellweaver's Turban
  • Arcanist Crown Icon Arcanist Crown
  • Champion's Silk Cowl Icon Champion's Silk Cowl
  • Netherwind Crown Icon Netherwind Crown
Neck
  • Choker of the Fire Lord Icon Choker of the Fire Lord
  • Jeklik's Opaline Talisman Icon Jeklik's Opaline Talisman
  • Orb of the Darkmoon Icon Orb of the Darkmoon
  • Diana's Pearl Necklace Icon Diana's Pearl Necklace
  • Arcane Crystal Pendant Icon Arcane Crystal Pendant
  • Star of Mystaria Icon Star of Mystaria
  • Tempest Talisman Icon Tempest Talisman
Shoulder
  • Mantle of the Blackwing Cabal Icon Mantle of the Blackwing Cabal
  • Champion's Silk Mantle Icon Champion's Silk Mantle (for set bonus)
  • Boreal Mantle Icon Boreal Mantle
  • Burial Shawl Icon Burial Shawl
Cloak
  • Cloak of Consumption Icon Cloak of Consumption
  • Cloak of the Brood Lord Icon Cloak of the Brood Lord
  • Cloak of the Hakkari Worshipers Icon Cloak of the Hakkari Worshipers
  • Crystalline Threaded Cape Icon Crystalline Threaded Cape
  • *Archivist Cape Icon Archivist Cape (of Frozen Wrath)
  • Sapphiron Drape Icon Sapphiron Drape
Chest
  • Robe of the Archmage Icon Robe of the Archmage
  • Jade Inlaid Vestments Icon Jade Inlaid Vestments
  • Bloodvine Vest Icon Bloodvine Vest
  • Netherwind Robes Icon Netherwind Robes
  • Robe of Volatile Power Icon Robe of Volatile Power
  • Freezing Lich Robes Icon Freezing Lich Robes
Wrists
  • Bracers of Arcane Accuracy Icon Bracers of Arcane Accuracy
  • Black Bark Wristbands Icon Black Bark Wristbands
  • Dryad's Wrist Bindings Icon Dryad's Wrist Bindings
  • Netherwind Bindings Icon Netherwind Bindings
  • Arcanist Bindings Icon Arcanist Bindings
  • *Master's Bracers Icon Master's Bracers (of Frozen Wrath)
Gloves
  • Gloves of Delusional Power Icon Gloves of Delusional Power
  • Bloodtinged Gloves Icon Bloodtinged Gloves
  • Netherwind Gloves Icon Netherwind Gloves
  • Arcanist Gloves Icon Arcanist Gloves (for set bonus)
  • Hands of Power Icon Hands of Power
  • Earth Warder's Gloves Icon Earth Warder's Gloves
Belt
  • Mana Igniting Cord Icon Mana Igniting Cord
  • Netherwind Belt Icon Netherwind Belt
  • Firemaw's Clutch Icon Firemaw's Clutch
  • Ban'thok Sash Icon Ban'thok Sash
  • Defiler's Cloth Girdle Icon Defiler's Cloth Girdle
Legs
  • Bloodvine Leggings Icon Bloodvine Leggings
  • Flarecore Leggings Icon Flarecore Leggings
  • Netherwind Pants Icon Netherwind Pants
  • Arcanist Leggings Icon Arcanist Leggings
  • Legionnaire's Silk Legguards Icon Legionnaire's Silk Legguards
  • Outrider's Silk Leggings Icon Outrider's Silk Leggings
Boots
  • Ringo's Blizzard Boots Icon Ringo's Blizzard Boots
  • Snowblind Shoes Icon Snowblind Shoes
  • Betrayer's Boots Icon Betrayer's Boots
  • Bloodvine Boots Icon Bloodvine Boots
  • 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
  • Mindtear Band Icon Mindtear Band
  • Band of Forced Concentration Icon Band of Forced Concentration
  • Rune Band of Wizardry Icon Rune Band of Wizardry
  • Band of Servitude Icon Band of Servitude
  • Don Mauricio's Band of Domination Icon Don Mauricio's Band of Domination
  • 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)
Trinkets
  • Mind Quickening Gem Icon Mind Quickening Gem
  • Neltharion's Tear Icon Neltharion's Tear
  • Talisman of Ephemeral Power Icon Talisman of Ephemeral Power
  • Zandalarian Hero Charm Icon Zandalarian Hero Charm
  • Draconic Infused Emblem Icon Draconic Infused Emblem
  • Briarwood Reed Icon Briarwood Reed
  • Eye of the Beast Icon Eye of the Beast
Two-Hand
  • Staff of the Shadow Flame Icon Staff of the Shadow Flame
  • High Warlord's War Staff Icon High Warlord's War Staff
  • Shadow Wing Focus Staff Icon Shadow Wing Focus Staff
  • Ironbark Staff Icon Ironbark Staff
  • Zulian Ceremonial Staff Icon Zulian Ceremonial Staff
  • Staff of Dominance Icon Staff of Dominance
  • Lord Valthalak's Staff of Command Icon Lord Valthalak's Staff of Command
  • Amethyst War Staff Icon Amethyst War Staff
  • **Will of Arlokk Icon Will of Arlokk
One-Hand
  • High Warlord's Spellblade Icon High Warlord's Spellblade
  • Claw of Chromaggus Icon Claw of Chromaggus
  • Fang of the Mystics Icon Fang of the Mystics
  • Azuresong Mageblade Icon Azuresong Mageblade
  • Bloodcaller Icon Bloodcaller
  • Mindfang Icon Mindfang
  • Elemental Attuned Blade Icon Elemental Attuned Blade
  • Fang of Venoxis Icon Fang of Venoxis
Off-hand
  • Tome of the Ice Lord Icon Tome of the Ice Lord
  • Master Dragonslayer's Orb Icon Master Dragonslayer's Orb
  • Jin'do's Bag of Whammies Icon Jin'do's Bag of Whammies
  • High Warlord's Tome of Destruction Icon High Warlord's Tome of Destruction
  • Scepter of Interminable Focus Icon Scepter of Interminable Focus
  • *Drakestone Icon Drakestone (of Frozen Wrath)
  • Spirit of Aquementas Icon Spirit of Aquementas
Ranged
  • Cold Snap Icon Cold Snap
  • Touch of Chaos Icon Touch of Chaos
  • Wand of Biting Cold Icon Wand of Biting Cold
  • Bonecreeper Stylus Icon Bonecreeper Stylus
  • *Lunar Wand Icon Lunar Wand of Frozen Wrath
  • Lethtendris's Wand Icon Lethtendris's Wand

*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.

**Will of Arlokk Icon Will of Arlokk is a special case in that you swap to it specifically for added Mana regeneration while using Evocation Icon Evocation, when out of Mana or when there are no enemies you can attack. Due to its extremely high Spirit value, you can gain a huge amount of extra Mana by swapping to it at the right times.

5.

Fire Resistance Gear for Mages

As a Mage, you might benefit from using a small amount of Fire Resistance gear for Ragnaros, in order to avoid an untimely death, especially if your Soul of Iron is still active! Read this guide to figure out where to find such gear, and which pieces to wear!

6.

Mage PvP Best in Slot Gear

You can find our recommended gear for PvPing as a Mage in the link below.

7.

Mage Weapons

For more information about Mage weapons, please refer to our dedicated guide.

8.

Special Gear for Mages

Finally, some items have niche uses and do not belong in a best in slot list, but are still very valuable to acquire for specific encounters, or as a weapon swap mid-fight. We will list the most notable special items below, as well as their effects and common applications.

  • Gnomish Battle Chicken Icon Gnomish Battle Chicken summons a chicken that attacks your enemies for 1.5 minutes, with a cooldown of 30 minutes. The chicken scales with your Engineering skill (Level 60 at 300 skill), and buffs your group with 5% increased Attack Speed through Battle Squawk. This is what makes it well worth using while grouped.
  • Arcanite Dragonling Icon Arcanite Dragonling summons a dragon that attacks your enemies for up to 1 minute, with a cooldown of one hour. The dragon scales with your Engineering skill (Level 60 at 300 skill) and causes a stacking debuff that increases Fire damage taken, which makes it worth using in later raids to boost Fire Mage damage.
  • Skull of Impending Doom Icon Skull of Impending Doom is given as a quest reward from completing Forbidden Knowledge in the Badlands. While generally undesirable, if you need to run somewhere fast, it can be a useful item to have.
  • Furbolg Medicine Pouch Icon Furbolg Medicine Pouch is sold by Gorn One Eye when you reach Honored status with Timbermaw Hold. This is a great item that you can swap during combat to provide you with a significant 1000 heal over 10 seconds. For comparison's sake, Heavy Runecloth Bandage Icon Heavy Runecloth Bandage heals you for 2000 over 8 seconds, but requires you to channel it, and you cannot take any sort of damage in the channel duration.
  • Tidal Charm Icon Tidal Charm allows you to instantly stun an enemy for 3 seconds. It has a 50% drop chance from Prince Nazjak, who spawns around 25,84 in Arathi Highlands. Due to his very high respawn timer it might be hard to get this trinket, but the stun it provides is a life saver and duel winner.
  • Linken's Boomerang Icon Linken's Boomerang allows you to potentially disarm or stun an enemy when used, which makes it useful in certain scenarios, especially in PvP. Its rewarded from the Un'Goro Crater quest It's Dangerous to Go Alone.
  • Luffa Icon Luffa removes a bleed effect, such as Garrote Icon Garrote, from yourself when used. You get this item from the Searing Gorge quest Incendosaurs? Whateverosaur is More Like It.
  • The Alliance-only Crystal of Zin-Malor Icon Crystal of Zin-Malor allows you to kill yourself easily, and you do not get durability loss if you die from its effect. This can occasionally be useful, such as when you regret getting on a fly path after you are already flying or if you need to talk with the Blackrock Depths key ghost NPC. You get it from starting the quest Tormented By the Past.
9.

Other Best in Slot Lists

As this list is meant to be used for Mages in WoW Classic's Season of Mastery, we have created separate gear lists for those interested in optimizing themselves for the "main" branch of Classic instead. If you are not playing in the Season of Mastery, it is recommended that you consult this gear hub instead.

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Changelog

  • 07 Mar. 2022: Updated with Zul'Gurub gear.
  • 08 Feb. 2022: Page added for Season of Mastery Phase 3.
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