Arcane Mage DPS Gems, Enchants, and Consumables — Dragonflight 10.0.2

Last updated on Nov 28, 2022 at 12:20 by Dutchmagoz 46 comments
General Information

On this page, we list the best gems, enchants, flasks, potions, and food you can get for your Arcane Mage, based on your stat priority. We also give budget alternatives. This page is updated for World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.0.2.

If you were looking for WotLK Classic content, please refer to our WotLK Classic Arcane Mage gems and enchants.


Item Quality Ranks


Profession Consumable Ranks

As part of Dragonflight's overhaul of Professions, many crafted items and consumables may have multiple ranks of quality that impact their effects. For consumables, there are potentially three ranks of an item that may be used, with Rank 3 items (shown as item level 415 in-game and with three gold stars) providing the most powerful bonuses. However, higher quality consumables will generally be more expensive and not always necessary depending on the content you are doing. You should be willing to use whatever rank of an item is most within your budget, and save higher-quality consumables for content where you will really need the extra boost!

If you would like to learn more about quality ranks on profession items, or the overhaul to professions as a whole, please see our overview below.

We suggest you always take the highest rank available to you.


Enchants, Gems and Consumables for Arcane Mage

This section specifically covers the optimal gems, enchants, food, and flasks to use for your character. To get a more detailed rundown of the different stats for Arcane Mage, please visit our dedicated Stats page.


Best Gems for Arcane Mage

You should use Inscribed Illimited Diamond Icon Inscribed Illimited Diamond in one socket, and Deadly Alexstraszite Icon Deadly Alexstraszite in all other sockets.


Best Enchants for Arcane Mage

Slot Enchantment
Weapon Enchant Weapon - Sophic Devotion Icon Enchant Weapon - Sophic Devotion
Chest Enchant Chest - Waking Stats Icon Enchant Chest - Waking Stats
Rings Enchant Ring - Devotion of Critical Strike Icon Enchant Ring - Devotion of Critical Strike or Enchant Ring - Writ of Critical Strike Icon Enchant Ring - Writ of Critical Strike (cheaper)
Boots Enchant Boots - Watcher's Loam Icon Enchant Boots - Watcher's Loam
Cloak Personal preference
Bracers Personal preference

Consumables for Arcane Mage


Best Phials and Potions for Arcane

Iced Phial of Corrupting Rage Icon Iced Phial of Corrupting Rage should be used as your phial of choice.

Elemental Potion of Ultimate Power Icon Elemental Potion of Ultimate Power is the best potion to use. Elemental Potion of Power Icon Elemental Potion of Power can be used as a cheaper alternative.

Refreshing Healing Potion Icon Refreshing Healing Potion or Potion of Withering Vitality Icon Potion of Withering Vitality should be used alongside Healthstone Icon Healthstones for emergency healing. Potion of Withering Vitality heals for about twice as much as Refreshing Healing Potion, but you will also get a damage over time effect equal to the healing amount. Using Alter Time Icon Alter Time right after getting the heal is a great way to counteract this negative effect.


Best Food for Arcane

Revenge, Served Cold Icon Revenge, Served Cold is the best food option, followed by Filet of Fangs Icon Filet of Fangs, and then the Grand Banquet of the Kalu'ak Icon Grand Banquet of the Kalu'ak. The difference is about 1% between them, but the personal food is best. The feast simply giving half the stats of the personal food is why it is the worst of the bunch.


Augment Runes for Arcane

In addition, if you can afford it, you should use Draconic Augment Rune Icon Draconic Augment Runes to increase your primary stat. Since there is a finite amount of the consumable runes available, you should make sure to use them wisely and to stock up on them for when you need them.


Swapping Talents in Dragonflight

As of patch 10.0, you no longer need to use any item to change your talents. You can freely change your talents any time you are out of combat.



  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 24 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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