Arcane Mage DPS Gems, Enchants, and Consumables — Shadowlands Pre-Patch 9.0.1

Last updated on Oct 12, 2020 at 17:24 by Dutchmagoz 5 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 Pre-Patch 9.0.1.

If you were looking for WoW Classic content, please refer to our Classic DPS Mage enchants and consumables.

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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.

2.

Best Gems for Arcane Mage

You should use Leviathan's Eye of Intellect Icon Leviathan's Eye of Intellect in one socket, and Masterful Sea Currant Icon Masterful Sea Currant (or the cheaper Masterful Tidal Amethyst Icon Masterful Tidal Amethyst) in all other sockets.

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Best Enchants for Arcane Mage

Slot Enchantment
Rings
Weapon
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Consumables for Arcane Mage

4.1.

Best Flasks and Potions for Arcane

Superior Battle Potion of Intellect Icon Superior Battle Potion of Intellect is the best choice for all situations.

Greater Flask of Endless Fathoms Icon Greater Flask of Endless Fathoms should be used as your flask of choice.

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

4.2.

Best Food for Arcane

You should eat from the Famine Evaluator And Snack Table Icon Famine Evaluator And Snack Table when possible, and otherwise Mastery food (Abyssal-Fried Rissole Icon Abyssal-Fried Rissole or the cheaper Sailor's Pie Icon Sailor's Pie).

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

4.3.

Augment Runes for Arcane

If you can afford it, you should use Battle-Scarred Augment Rune Icon Battle-Scarred Augment Runes to increase your primary stat. Since there is a finite amount of these runes available, you should make sure to use them wisely and to stock up on them for when you need them.

Starting in patch 8.3 you can also use the re-usable Lightning-Forged Augment Rune Icon Lightning-Forged Augment Rune to increase your primary stat by an equal amount.

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Changelog

  • 12 Oct. 2020: Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
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