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Fire Mage DPS Gear and Best in Slot — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3

Last updated on Apr 04, 2020 at 10:24 by Dutchmagoz 56 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find the best gear and best in slot items for your Fire Mage in World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3.

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

1.

Azerite Gear for Fire Mage

You should look for the high item level items with any of the Wildfire Icon Wildfire, Blaster Master Icon Blaster Master or Firemind Icon Firemind traits. These can drop from World Quests, Dungeons, Warfronts, PvP, reputations, etc., so you should try to do all possible content. Below, we have listed some good items to look for based on how to obtain them and the Azerite Traits they have on them.

2.

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.

3.

Corruptions and Corrupted Items

For more information about the best Corruptions and Corrupted items you can get, please refer to our dedicated page.

4.

Trinket Notes for Fire Mage

This section applies to builds only using one, or zero, on-use trinkets. See the section below for double on-use trinkets.

Due to the prevalence of high item level trinkets and Titanforged / Corrupted rewards from Mythic+ dungeon grinding there are a variety of suitable options when it comes to trinkets. It is always best to use Raidbots Top Gear to determine what your optimal trinkets are.

You should always try to aim for one on-use trinket that gives a lot of stats, and one passive trinket. This is because Fire relies a lot on burst DPS, due to cooldown stacking with Rune of Power Icon Rune of Power and Combustion Icon Combustion.

You can use the trinket list below as a reference of potential trinkets to aim for. The link at the bottom can be used to view a list of all trinkets.

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4.1.

Double On-Use Trinket Build

Fire Mages are in a unique situation where you can run double on-use trinkets. This is possible by combining Azshara's Font of Power Icon Azshara's Font of Power together with Corrupted Gladiator's Badge Icon Corrupted Gladiator's Badge, since you can use Azshara's Font of Power 20 seconds before you intend to use the rest of your cooldowns (Combustion Icon Combustion and Rune of Power Icon Rune of Power), and then during the rest of your cooldowns activating the Gladiator's Badge. This will result in having both on-use effects active during Combustion.

4.2.

When should you use double on-use trinkets?

As long as you are running Memory of Lucid Dreams Icon Memory of Lucid Dreams, combined with three Blaster Master Icon Blaster Master traits, running double on-use is generally the best build you can run. However, the best way to guarantee it is best for your build is by running Raidbots Top Gear, since it is fully capable of simulating double on-use gear sets.

4.3.

Rotation Changes for Double On-Use Trinkets

Since on-use trinkets share a 20 second cooldown with each other, you cannot simply press both trinkets at the same time and have both effects active for Combustion Icon Combustion. To get around this, you should use Azshara's Font of Power Icon Azshara's Font of Power 20 seconds before Combustion comes up (or 20 seconds before you plan to use Combustion, if you plan to hold on to it for a certain amount of time), and then when there are less than 2 seconds left on Corrupted Gladiator's Badge Icon Corrupted Gladiator's Badge's cooldown, you should start your normal Combustion rotation with Memory of Lucid Dreams Icon Memory of Lucid Dreams -> Rune of Power Icon Rune of Power, and activating the Gladiator's Badge together with Combustion.

Your opener will also look slightly different when using double on-use trinkets. Instead of pulling the boss normally, you should use Azshara's Font of Power Icon Azshara's Font of Power 7 seconds before the pull timer finishes, and delay your Combustion Icon Combustion rotation until there are less than 2 seconds remaining on Corrupted Gladiator's Badge Icon Corrupted Gladiator's Badge's cooldown, which should occur roughly 13 seconds into the fight.

5.

Adding Sockets to your gear

8.3 added the Gouged Eye of N'Zoth Icon Gouged Eye of N'Zoth as a reward from Corrupted Mementos Icon Corrupted Mementos. The best way to use this item, is to use it on an item with a good Corrupted effect on it, and is from the highest content that you do, to ensure it is on an item you will never replace. E.g., if you are a heroic raider, a good candidate would be Shgla'yos, Astral Malignity Icon Shgla'yos, Astral Malignity from Heroic Carapace of N'Zoth in Ny'alotha, with a tier 3 Infinite Stars Icon Infinite Stars Corrupted effect.

6.

What Gear Do I Farm/Bonus Roll/Chase After?

When identifying what gear you should be aiming after, we recommend using RaidBots' Droptimizer feature. It requires the SimulationCraft Addon. Once you have the addon installed, write "/simc" into the chat in-game, and copy-pasting the contents into the RaidBots Droptimizer.

Simply select the raid and difficulty you are interested in, and RaidBots will take a while to figure out where you should spend your bonus rolls, and more.

7.

Best in Slot Gear for Raiding

Note that this is not a guide on which bosses to bonus roll. Refer to the Droptimizer guide above to plan out your bonus rolls!

Keep in mind the below gear is just an example of strong set of end game gear. Depending on your current gear, the items below might not be the best items to equip for each slot. Additionally, a mediocre item with a good corruption effect will often beat a slightly better item with a worse corruption effect. As always, to determine your own gear, use Raidbots Top Gear.

Slot Item Source
Helm Visage of Nightmarish Machinations Icon Visage of Nightmarish Machinations N'Zoth the Corruptor in Ny'alotha
Shoulder Spaulders of Miasmic Mycelia Icon Spaulders of Miasmic Mycelia Carapace of N'Zoth in Ny'alotha
Cloak Ashjra'kamas, Shroud of Resolve Icon Ashjra'kamas, Shroud of Resolve Legendary Cloak quest line
Chest Petticoat of the Self-Stylized Azerite Baron Icon Petticoat of the Self-Stylized Azerite Baron Azerite Vendor
Wrists Hyperthread Wristwraps Icon Hyperthread Wristwraps Mechagon Mythic+ chest, Mechagon Workshop.
Gloves Emberscale Gloves Icon Emberscale Gloves Wrathion, the Black Emperor in Ny'alotha
Belt Mana-Infused Sash Icon Mana-Infused Sash Maut in Ny'alotha
Legs Corporeal Supplicant's Trousers Icon Corporeal Supplicant's Trousers Carapace of N'Zoth in Ny'alotha
Boots Psychic's Subtle Slippers Icon Psychic's Subtle Slippers The Prophet Skitra in Ny'alotha
Ring #1 Logic Loop of Division Icon Logic Loop of Division Mechagon Mythic+ chest, Mechagon Junkyard.
Ring #2 Overclocking Bit Band Icon Overclocking Bit Band Mechagon Mythic+ chest, Mechagon Workshop.
Main-hand Shgla'yos, Astral Malignity Icon Shgla'yos, Astral Malignity Carapace of N'Zoth in Ny'alotha
Off-hand Zealous Ritualist's Reverie Icon Zealous Ritualist's Reverie Dark Inquisitor Xanesh in Ny'alotha
Trinket 1 Corrupted Gladiator's Badge Icon Corrupted Gladiator's Badge Conquest reward / Weekly PvP chest
Trinket 2 Psyche Shredder Icon Psyche Shredder The Prophet Skitra in Ny'alotha
8.

Changelog

  • 04 Apr. 2020: Moved Corruption section to a separate page and added a section for double on-use.
  • 16 Jan. 2020: Updated incorrect boss for a BiS item.
  • 13 Jan. 2020: Added BiS List, corruption section, and updated other sections for changed in 8.3.
  • 16 Jul. 2019: Clarified section on Azerite gear.
  • 14 Jul. 2019: Added Mechagon items.
  • 13 Jul. 2019: Changed benthic belt to a belt which works on every boss.
  • 11 Jul. 2019: Updated Azerite suggestions and added gear from The Eternal Palace.
  • 09 Jul. 2019: Added Benthic gear info.
  • 24 Jun. 2019: This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 15 Apr. 2019: This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 10 Dec. 2018: This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 12 Aug. 2018: Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 19 Jul. 2018: Updated trinket list for latest hotfixes and findings.
  • 16 Jul. 2018: Updated for the Battle for Azeroth pre-patch.
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