Arcane Mage DPS Gear and Best in Slot — Dragonflight 10.2.7

Last updated on May 07, 2024 at 11:20 by Dutchmagoz 52 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find the best gear and best in slot items for your Arcane Mage in World of Warcraft Dragonflight 10.2.7.

If you were looking for WotLK Classic content, please refer to our WotLK Classic Arcane Mage gear and best in slot.

1.

Gearing an Arcane Mage

Welcome to our Gearing Page for Arcane Mage. This section will cover everything you need to know about equipping your character correctly.

If you have a new piece of gear for which you need gems and enchant advice, you can find everything on our dedicated page below.

2.

Best in Slot Gear for Raiding

3.

BiS Gear for Arcane Mage

Overall BiS List Mythic+ Gear BiS List Raid Gear BiS List
4.

BiS List for Arcane Mage

This list contains the highest DPS setup from most sources, for Arcane Mage

All Mythic Raid drops can be upgraded to 528 item level, so their assumed item level in the best-in-slot list will be 528, and all crafted pieces are also assumed at their highest (525) item level.

Slot Item Source/Note
Weapon Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle Icon Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle (528) Nymue in Amirdrassil
Helm Wayward Chronomancer's Chronocap Icon Wayward Chronomancer's Chronocap (528) Revival Catalyst / Raszageth / Magmorax / Tindral Sageswift
Neck Ouroboreal Necklet Icon Ouroboreal Necklet (528) Volcoross in Amirdrassil
Shoulder Wayward Chronomancer's Metronomes Icon Wayward Chronomancer's Metronomes (528) Revival Catalyst / Broodkeeper Diurna / Echo of Neltharion / Smolderon
Cloak Voice of the Silent Star Icon Voice of the Silent Star (535) Sarkareth
Chest Wayward Chronomancer's Patchwork Icon Wayward Chronomancer's Patchwork (528) Revival Catalyst / Kurog Grimtotem / Zskarn / Nymue
Bracers Vibrant Wildercloth Wristwraps Icon Vibrant Wildercloth Wristwraps (525) Crafted with Crit and Haste and Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch Icon Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch
Gloves Wayward Chronomancer's Gloves Icon Wayward Chronomancer's Gloves (528) Revival Catalyst / Dathea / The Forgotten Experiments / Igira the Cruel
Belt Vibrant Wildercloth Girdle Icon Vibrant Wildercloth Girdle (525) Crafted with Versatility and Mastery and Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch Icon Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch
Legs Wayward Chronomancer's Pantaloons Icon Wayward Chronomancer's Pantaloons (528) Revival Catalyst / Sennarth / Rashok / Larodar
Boots Wayward Chronomancer's Strapped Boots Icon Wayward Chronomancer's Strapped Boots (528) Revival Catalyst on any Mythic track pair of boots
Ring #1 Seal of Filial Duty Icon Seal of Filial Duty (535) Broodkeeper Diurna
Ring #2 Seal of Diurna's Chosen Icon Seal of Diurna's Chosen (528) Eranog
Trinket #1 Irideus Fragment Icon Irideus Fragment (528) Great Vault
Trinket #2 Umbrelskul's Fractured Heart Icon Umbrelskul's Fractured Heart (528) Great Vault
4.

Mythic+ Gear BiS List for Arcane Mage

This list contains the highest DPS setup, with farmable gear from Mythic+ Dungeons. This is a great place to start on a relatively new character, as you can infinitely grind out these items from Mythic+.

A lot of Mythic+ items are going to perform very similar, and which item is better will depend primarily on the other items you have already. When gearing via Mythic+, your goal should be to aim for getting a 522 item in every slot before trying to minmax the exact right item in each slot.

Generally, crafting 525 items is going to be better than finding 522 Mythic+ items, so the items below are just a generic guide for when you are unable to craft better pieces.

When looking what items to farm from Mythic+, the best way is to use Raidbots droptimizer to find which items from Mythic+ are the biggest upgrades for your specific character. This will let you specifically find what dungeon has the biggest potential upgrades for you, allowing you to target farm upgrades much better than following a predetermined list of items.

Slot Item Source/Note
Weapon Chillworn's Infusion Staff Icon Chillworn's Infusion Staff (522) Ruby Life Pools
Helm Wayward Chronomancer's Chronocap Icon Wayward Chronomancer's Chronocap (522) Revival Catalyst
Neck Tuskarr Bone Necklace Icon Tuskarr Bone Necklace (522) Brackenhide Hollow
Shoulder Wayward Chronomancer's Metronomes Icon Wayward Chronomancer's Metronomes (522) Revival Catalyst
Cloak Cloak of Lost Devotion Icon Cloak of Lost Devotion (522) The Azure Vault
Chest Wayward Chronomancer's Patchwork Icon Wayward Chronomancer's Patchwork (522) Revival Catalyst
Bracers Infused Elemental Bands Icon Infused Elemental Bands (522) The Azure Vault
Gloves Wayward Chronomancer's Gloves Icon Wayward Chronomancer's Gloves (522) Revival Catalyst
Belt Sky Saddle Cord Icon Sky Saddle Cord (522) Ruby Life Pools
Legs Wayward Chronomancer's Pantaloons Icon Wayward Chronomancer's Pantaloons (522) Revival Catalyst
Boots Wayward Chronomancer's Strapped Boots Icon Wayward Chronomancer's Strapped Boots (522) Revival Catalyst
Ring #1 Scalebane Signet Icon Scalebane Signet (522) Neltharus
Ring #2 Platinum Star Band Icon Platinum Star Band (522) Algeth'ar Academy
Trinket #1 Irideus Fragment Icon Irideus Fragment (522) Halls of Infusion
Trinket #2 Umbrelskul's Fractured Heart Icon Umbrelskul's Fractured Heart (522) The Azure Vault
4.

Raid Gear BiS List for Arcane Mage

This list contains the highest DPS setup, only using gear from the Amirdrassil Raid.

This list is mostly useful for informing your organized guild of what loot is optimal for you, for loot distribution purposes.

Slot Item Source/Note
Weapon Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle Icon Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle (528) Nymue in Amirdrassil
Helm Wayward Chronomancer's Chronocap Icon Wayward Chronomancer's Chronocap (528) Revival Catalyst / Raszageth / Magmorax / Tindral Sageswift
Neck Ouroboreal Necklet Icon Ouroboreal Necklet (528) Volcoross in Amirdrassil
Shoulder Wayward Chronomancer's Metronomes Icon Wayward Chronomancer's Metronomes (528) Revival Catalyst / Broodkeeper Diurna / Echo of Neltharion / Smolderon
Cloak Voice of the Silent Star Icon Voice of the Silent Star (535) Sarkareth
Chest Wayward Chronomancer's Patchwork Icon Wayward Chronomancer's Patchwork (528) Revival Catalyst / Kurog Grimtotem / Zskarn / Nymue
Bracers Clasps of the Diligent Steward Icon Clasps of the Diligent Steward (528) Zskarn
Gloves Wayward Chronomancer's Gloves Icon Wayward Chronomancer's Gloves (528) Revival Catalyst / Dathea / The Forgotten Experiments / Igira the Cruel
Belt Blooming Redeemer's Sash Icon Blooming Redeemer's Sash (528) Fyrakk
Legs Wayward Chronomancer's Pantaloons Icon Wayward Chronomancer's Pantaloons (528) Revival Catalyst / Sennarth / Rashok / Larodar
Boots Sandals of Ancient Fury Icon Sandals of Ancient Fury (528) Rashok
Ring #1 Seal of Filial Duty Icon Seal of Filial Duty (535) Broodkeeper Diurna
Ring #2 Seal of Diurna's Chosen Icon Seal of Diurna's Chosen (528) Eranog
Trinket #1 Belor'relos, the Suncaller Icon Belor'relos, the Suncaller (528) Tindral
Trinket #2 Whispering Incarnate Icon Icon Whispering Incarnate Icon (528) The Primal Council
4.

Best Gear To Spend Bullions On For Arcane Mage

Season 4 offers a way to target specific, powerful items with the new Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullion. As these are quite slow to obtain, it is important you only use these on items you will never replace. The order of picking up items depends largely on which items you currently have, but we strongly recommend you get the below items as soon as possible, if you did not get them as drops: (listed in order of priority)

  1. Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle Icon Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle
  2. Voice of the Silent Star Icon Voice of the Silent Star
  3. Seal of Filial Duty Icon Seal of Filial Duty
  4. Seal of Diurna's Chosen Icon Seal of Diurna's Chosen
5.

Crafted Gear & Embellishments

Via crafting professions or using the work order system, you can craft some powerful gear, on par or even better than Mythic raid items. There are many options available for crafting, further complicated by the different types of embellishments available. You can at most have 2 embellishments on your gear, but you can have an unlimited amount of crafted items equipped; however, this is gated by Spark of Awakening Icon Spark of Awakening.

The most important part to realize is that for all the best crafted items, you need a Spark of Awakening Icon Spark of Awakening. This means, early on in the season, you should treat these as very valuable, but as the season goes on, you can craft more easily. What items are best to craft heavily depends on your current gear. However, below we list some suggested items:

  • Crafting a weapon. We generally suggest crafting a 1-handed weapon over 2-handed as it allows for more flexibility since you can always craft an off-hand later anyway. The reason this can be a good choice, is because weapons make up a significant portion of your DPS, so crafting a weapon early will boost your DPS early on significantly. it will be massive early DPS upgrade, but you will eventually replace the weapon with something better.
  • Any item with Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch Icon Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch Embellishment on it. Ideally, you would want to craft Wrists (Vibrant Wildercloth Wristwraps Icon Vibrant Wildercloth Wristwraps) and Belt (Vibrant Wildercloth Girdle Icon Vibrant Wildercloth Girdle). However, any non tier slot item with Roilling Shadowflame on it is a good craft, and you will generally want to pick a slot you have a currently low item level piece in it.
  • After applying 2 embellishments to your gear (the cap), you should focus on crafting whatever crafted item without an embellishment sims best for you. Usually, a Ring is a great choice as it is difficult to get two rings with the correct stats at a high item level and a socket, but any item that sims well for you is a great idea to craft.
6.

Tier Set for Arcane Mage

In Season 4, Arcane Mage keeps the same set bonus as they had in Season 3:

  • Mage Arcane 10.2 Class Set 2pc Icon Mage Arcane 10.2 Class Set 2pc: Consuming Clearcasting Icon Clearcasting grants increased spell damage by 2% for 20 sec, stacking up to 10%.
  • Mage Arcane 10.2 Class Set 4pc Icon Mage Arcane 10.2 Class Set 4pc: After consuming Clearcasting Icon Clearcasting 3 times, your next Arcane Missiles Icon Arcane Missiles consumes Arcane Battery Icon Arcane Battery, dealing 150% increased damage to your primary target and fires at up to 4 nearby enemies dealing 100% increased damage.

Both the 2- and 4-set are very strong. The 4-set is weaker in AoE situations, but overall, this is a very good tier set.

7.

The Importance of "Simming Yourself" as a Arcane Mage

At this stage in the game, and despite the stat priority, there are so many variables and so many layers of optimization that you can apply to your character that there is no way for a guide or anything else to tell you exactly what gear you should wear. This is why we always recommend simulating your own character using Raidbots. The website can help you choose set bonuses, Conduits, Legendaries, trinkets, and combinations thereof in a way tailored completely to your specific character. Learning to use this tool is essential to maximizing your potential, as there is simply no other way to consider all the variables.

7.1.

General Simulations

While we heavily recommend simming yourself, you can find some of our general simulations on the dedicated page below.

8.

Evaluating Upgrades

The easiest way, and also the method we suggest, to compare multiple items is to use Raidbots' Top Gear. Here, you can input an export from the Simcraft AddOn, select the items to compare, and it will find out which of the items are best. See below for a guide on how to sim yourself.

9.

Arcane Mage Gear Upgrades in Dragonflight Season 4

Dragonflight Season 2 introduced the Flightstones and Crests upgrade system, both obtainable from practically all forms of content in the game. Starting with Season 3, crafted gear is capped to 3 items below Mythic track max, making crafted gear after two embellished items less valuable than before. In Season 4, this is still the case.

For more information on the Gear Upgrades system, check out our dedicated page for it below.

10.

Changelog

  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Updated for Season 4: updated bis lists, added bullion items, updated suggested crafting.
  • 19 Mar. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 15 Jan. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 13 Nov. 2023: Updated BiS to account for different M+ loot and updated raid only bis.
  • 07 Nov. 2023: Updated BiS and embellishments due to sporecloak nerf.
  • 06 Nov. 2023: Updated BiS, embellishments and other relevant sections for 10.2.
  • 26 Sep. 2023: Changed layout.
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Added 3 different best-in-slot builds.
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Updated BiS for new optimal gear due to rework, and updated Onyx Annulet section for nerfed version.
  • 25 May 2023: Added Timwalking section.
  • 10 May 2023: Updated trinket suggestions based on further improvements.
  • 08 May 2023: Updated trinket suggestions based on improved sims and further theorycrafting.
  • 01 May 2023: Updated best-in-slot items, crafting suggestions and other gearing advice for 10.1.
  • 25 Mar. 2023: Updated Onyx ring suggestions based on hotfixes.
  • 22 Mar. 2023: Updated bis to include Onyx Annulet due to new gem combinations being found.
  • 20 Mar. 2023: Added Onyx Annulet information and reviewed for patch 10.0.7.
  • 24 Jan. 2022: Added Voidmenders Shadowgem to list of trinkets.
  • 20 Jan. 2022: Fixed typo.
  • 17 Dec. 2022: Updated crafted gear due to bronzed grip changes.
  • 13 Dec. 2022: Further updated crafted gear info with latest theorycrafting knowledge.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Added more info for crafted gear.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Updated gear advice based on season 1 available gear and crafted gear.
  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 24 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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