Arcane Mage DPS Gems, Enchants, and Consumables — Shadowlands 9.2.5

Last updated on May 31, 2022 at 00:05 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 — Shadowlands 9.2.5.

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


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 Deadly Jewel Cluster Icon Deadly Jewel Cluster (or the cheaper Deadly Jewel Doublet Icon Deadly Jewel Doublet) in all sockets.


Best Enchants for Arcane Mage

Slot Enchantment

Consumables for Arcane Mage


Best Flasks and Potions for Arcane

Potion of Spectral Intellect Icon Potion of Spectral Intellect is the potion to use for all situations.

Spectral Flask of Power Icon Spectral Flask of Power should be used as your flask of choice.

Cosmic Healing Potion Icon Cosmic Healing Potion should be used alongside Healthstone Icon Healthstones for emergency healing.


Best Weapon Oil for Arcane

Shadowcore Oil Icon Shadowcore Oil should be used as your weapon oil.


Best Food for Arcane

You should eat from the Feast of Gluttonous Hedonism Icon Feast of Gluttonous Hedonism when possible, and otherwise Critical Strike food (Spinefin Souffle and Fries Icon Spinefin Souffle and Fries or the cheaper Butterscotch Marinated Ribs Icon Butterscotch Marinated Ribs).

If simming yourself results in a different best secondary stat than Critical Strike, you should eat that food instead.


Augment Runes for Arcane

If you can afford it, you should use Veiled Augment Rune Icon Veiled Augment Runes (or the permanent Eternal Augment Rune Icon Eternal Augment Rune) 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.


Domination Sockets and Shards

Domination Shards will not work anywhere outside of Torghast and the Maw. You do not need to worry about Domination Shards for any 9.2 content.



  • 31 May 2022: Page reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 22 Jan. 2022: Updated for Patch 9.2.
  • 01 Nov. 2021: Reviewed and approved for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 28 Jun. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.1.
  • 09 Mar. 2021: Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 03 Dec. 2020: Updated potion to use int potion for all situations due to it being best above heroic dungeon gear.
  • 01 Dec. 2020: Updated suggested gems.
  • 23 Nov. 2020: Updated for Shadowlands launch. Changed enchants, gems, enchants to Shadowlands versions, added oils.
  • 12 Oct. 2020: Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
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