Fire Mage DPS Gear and Best in Slot — Shadowlands 9.2

Last updated on Apr 04, 2022 at 14:00 by Dutchmagoz 43 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 Shadowlands 9.2.

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

1.

Gearing a Fire Mage

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

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

2.

The Importance of "Simming Yourself" as a Fire 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 that is 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 take all the variables into account.

2.1.

General Simulations

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

3.

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.

4.

Tier Set for Fire Mage

With 9.2, every spec now gets a set of gear that gives you additional special powers unique to your spec. For Fire, these are the following:

The 2-set bonus is pretty very small for Fire, but the 4-set bonus is very important and should always be equipped.

The tier pieces can drop from raid bosses in Sepulcher of the First Ones, alongside the Great Vault. One final way to obtain tier set pieces, is via Creation Catalyst. This can be used to turn any non tier item into a tier item. For example, you can get a 265ilvl non-set chest piece from the Great Vault, and turn it into a 265 ilvl tier chest, keeping its upgrade path, sockets and tertiary stats.

4.1.

What slots to equip the Tier Set in For Fire Mage

There are 5 possible pieces tier sets can drop for, but to activate the bonus power you will only need to equip 4 of them. This means you have some flexibility in what slots to equip the tier pieces in.

Optimising what slot to equip the tier set pieces in is a relatively minor improvement compared to actually getting the 4-set bonus. Never give up the 4-set bonus because it is not in the "perfect" 4 slots.

In a perfect world, with all 5 set pieces available, you would want to craft Sun King's Blessing Icon Sun King's Blessing in the Gloves slot, as this allows you to get slightly more stats out of it. However, it is very likely that you will also need to craft it for Wrists, to allow tier flexibility.

5.

Legendaries for Fire Mage

Generally speaking, Sun King's Blessing Icon Sun King's Blessing is the best Legendary for all situations, and should be crafted for the Gloves slot, however, depending on your luck with tier pieces, you might want to craft it on Wrists instead. You will want to craft it with a Missive of Haste Icon Missive of Haste and a Missive of Versatility Icon Missive of Versatility. However, you might have to use other stat missives depending on your personal stat weights. We strongly suggest simming this yourself via Raidbots Top Gear. Generally speaking though, Haste and Versatility are going to be good choices.

Additionally, after 5 weeks of 9.2, you can get Unity Icon Unity to get your Covenant specific Legendary alongside the Legendary above.

After crafting and upgrading Sun King's Blessing Icon Sun King's Blessing, we suggest crafting for more utility or niche Legendaries, like the ones below:

If you are looking for an in-depth explanation on what Legendary to pick for what situation and how to obtain them, read our Legendary page below.

6.

Conduits for Fire Mage

6.1.

Best Single-Target Potency Conduits for Fire Mage

  1. Infernal Cascade Icon Infernal Cascade
  2. Controlled Destruction Icon Controlled Destruction
  3. Discipline of the Grove Icon Discipline of the Grove (Night Fae only) / Siphoned Malice Icon Siphoned Malice (Venthyr only) / Ire of the Ascended Icon Ire of the Ascended (Kyrian only)
  4. Flame Accretion Icon Flame Accretion
  5. Gift of the Lich Icon Gift of the Lich (Necrolord only)
6.2.

Best Cleave / AoE Potency Conduits for Fire Mage

  1. Infernal Cascade Icon Infernal Cascade
  2. Master Flame Icon Master Flame
  3. Discipline of the Grove Icon Discipline of the Grove (Night Fae only) / Siphoned Malice Icon Siphoned Malice (Venthyr only) / Ire of the Ascended Icon Ire of the Ascended (Kyrian only) / Gift of the Lich Icon Gift of the Lich (Necrolord only)
  4. Controlled Destruction Icon Controlled Destruction
  5. Flame Accretion Icon Flame Accretion

For more info regarding which Conduits to pick for each situation, check our full Covenants, Soulbinds & Conduits page.

7.

Domination Sockets for Fire Mages

Shards of Domination will not work in any content that is relevant for 9.2 raiding or Mythic+.

Domination Sockets are a type of socket introduced in Patch 9.1. These sockets appear on specific items dropped from bosses in Sanctum of Domination, with each armor type having a maximum of 5 slots available. You can find more general information regarding Domination Sockets on our general guide, linked below.

8.

Upgrading Gear with Valor Points

Patch 9.0.5 reintroduced the Valor currency. For more information on where to get Valor from, how it works, weekly caps and more, see our Valor page.

Fire Mages do not have any key items from Mythic+ like some other specs do. So, what is best to upgrade will mostly be determined by what item slots are currently the worst. The easiest way to figure out what is best for your specific character is by using Raidbots' Droptimizer. You can select "+10 Weekly Chest" as a stand-in for the highest item level Valor upgrade. The only exception is for trinkets. If you cannot or do not want to do PvP for Unchained Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity Icon Unchained Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity, we strongly suggest upgrading an on-use trinket from Mythic+. Below we have listed some suggested items you might consider upgrading first, however, as written earlier, it is strongly suggested to use simulations to figure out what to upgrade.

  1. Inscrutable Quantum Device Icon Inscrutable Quantum Device if you do not plan to get Unchained Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity Icon Unchained Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity.
  2. Depraved Physician's Mask Icon Depraved Physician's Mask (if using Disciplinary Command Icon Disciplinary Command): This helm is BiS and slightly better than any other helm from raid content.
9.

Trinket Notes for Fire Mage

Due to the prevalence of high item level trinkets from Raiding, World bosses, Mythic+ and PvP, 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 generally 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. This is less important when running Night Fae and Kindling Icon Kindling, as you will be bursting much more often and your trinket will most likely be desynced from your cooldowns.

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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9.1.

Double on-use Trinkets for Fire Mage

Soul Igniter Icon Soul Igniter is a trinket that works slightly differently from other trinkets. Unlike other trinkets, it can be used immediately after another trinket. This allows you to use the trinket right after you use a different on-use trinket, e.g. Unchained Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity Icon Unchained Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity. Due to this, you can activate your other on-use trinket first, and immediately after activate Soul Igniter. It is worth noting that the cooldown of Soul Igniter does not begin until you re-activate it, or it expires. Due to this, if you are running 1-minute Mage (via Kindling Icon Kindling + being Night Fae), you will want to re-activate Soul Igniter immediately to trigger the cooldown so the cooldown stays synced with Combustion Icon Combustion.

The macro below will first activate Soul Igniter Icon Soul Igniter, and on a second press fire it. Since you want to shoot it very quickly upon activating it, you can use this macro to quickly cast and shoot it.

  • #showtooltip
  • /use soul igniter
  • /cancelaura soul ignition
10.

Best in Slot Gear for Raiding

Below we have an example of a set of endgame gear, based around how realistic it is to obtain these items. It is very important to realise that due to the randomness of what tier set pieces you obtain, the ability to craft Legendaries in specific slots, and the vast amount of items available in The Great Vault from Mythic+, that a best-in-slot list is purely theoretical, and items listed below might not be the best items for you, depending on the items you have available. As always, to determine your own gear, use Raidbots Top Gear.

Slot Item Source
Helm Erudite Occultist's Hood Icon Erudite Occultist's Hood Anduin Wrynn in Sepulcher of the First Ones
Neck Worldkiller Iris Icon Worldkiller Iris The Jailer in Sepulcher of the First Ones
Shoulder Erudite Occultist's Mantle Icon Erudite Occultist's Mantle Lords of Dread in Sepulcher of the First Ones
Cloak Shroud of the Sire's Chosen Icon Shroud of the Sire's Chosen Lords of Dread in Sepulcher of the First Ones
Chest Erudite Occultist's Robes Icon Erudite Occultist's Robes Rygelon in Sepulcher of the First Ones
Wrists Cuffs of the Covert Commander Icon Cuffs of the Covert Commander Lords of Dread in Sepulcher of the First Ones
Gloves Grim-Veiled Mittens Icon Grim-Veiled Mittens with Sun King's Blessing Icon Sun King's Blessing Crafted Legendary, with Sun King's Blessing Icon Sun King's Blessing using Missive of Haste Icon Missive of Haste and Missive of Versatility Icon Missive of Versatility
Belt Cord of Unity 9.2 Campaign
Legs Erudite Occultist's Leggings Icon Erudite Occultist's Leggings Halondrus the Reclaimer in Sepulcher of the First Ones
Boots Boots of Ceaseless Conflict Icon Boots of Ceaseless Conflict Prototype Pantheon in Sepulcher of the First Ones
Ring #1 Rygelon's Heraldric Ring Icon Rygelon's Heraldric Ring Rygelon in Sepulcher of the First Ones
Ring #2 Loquacious Keeper's Peridot Icon Loquacious Keeper's Peridot Lihuvim, Principal Architect in Sepulcher of the First Ones
Main-hand + Off-hand Antumbra, Shadow of the Cosmos Icon Antumbra, Shadow of the Cosmos + Forbidden Truth Icon Forbidden Truth Rygelon + The Jailer in Sepulcher of the First Ones
Trinket 1 Elegy of the Eternals Icon Elegy of the Eternals Prototype Pantheon in Sepulcher of the First Ones
Trinket 2 Unchained Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity Icon Unchained Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity or Inscrutable Quantum Device Icon Inscrutable Quantum Device PvP / The Great Vault / upgrading via Valor. (original source: Dealer Xy'exak in De Other Side)
Slot Item Source
Helm Veil of the Banshee Queen Icon Veil of the Banshee Queen Sylvanas Windrunner in Sanctum of Domination
Neck Interplanar Keystone Icon Interplanar Keystone Kel'Thuzad in Sanctum of Domination
Shoulder Frame of the False Margrave Icon Frame of the False Margrave Kel'Thuzad in Sanctum of Domination
Cloak Self-Replicating Tissue Icon Self-Replicating Tissue Guardian of the First Ones in Sanctum of Domination
Chest Sacrificer's Sacramental Cassock Icon Sacrificer's Sacramental Cassock Painsmith Raznal in Sanctum of Domination
Wrists Desecrator's Keening Wristwraps Icon Desecrator's Keening Wristwraps Sylvanas Windrunner in Sanctum of Domination
Gloves Grim-Veiled Mittens Icon Grim-Veiled Mittens with Sun King's Blessing Icon Sun King's Blessing Crafted Legendary, with Sun King's Blessing Icon Sun King's Blessing using Missive of Haste Icon Missive of Haste and Missive of Versatility Icon Missive of Versatility
Belt Sash of Duplicitous Magics Icon Sash of Duplicitous Magics Kel'Thuzad in Sanctum of Domination
Legs Sorcerer's Headlong Legwraps Icon Sorcerer's Headlong Legwraps The Tarragrue in Sanctum of Domination
Boots Tormented Shadowcleft Boots Icon Tormented Shadowcleft Boots Soulrender Dormazain in Sanctum of Domination
Ring #1 Tarnished Insignia of Quel'Thalas Icon Tarnished Insignia of Quel'Thalas Sylvanas Windrunner in Sanctum of Domination
Ring #2 Oscillating Ouroboros Icon Oscillating Ouroboros Fatescribe Roh-Kalo in Sanctum of Domination
Main-hand + Off-hand Maledict Opus Icon Maledict Opus Kel'Thuzad in Sanctum of Domination
Trinket 1 Forbidden Necromantic Tome Icon Forbidden Necromantic Tome Kel'Thuzad in Sanctum of Domination
Trinket 2 Inscrutable Quantum Device Icon Inscrutable Quantum Device The Great Vault or upgrading via Valor. (original source: Dealer Xy'exak in De Other Side)
11.

Changelog

  • 04 Apr. 2022: Updated for Fire tier set buffs.
  • 22 Jan. 2022: Updated for Patch 9.2.
  • 01 Nov. 2021: Reviewed and approved for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 19 Aug. 2021: Updated best Legendary to Sun King's Blessing due to buffs.
  • 13 Jul. 2021: Removed PTR disclaimer.
  • 28 Jun. 2021: Updated domination socket suggestions based on last minute PTR changes.
  • 28 Jun. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.1.
  • 25 Mar. 2021: Added macro for Soul Igniter.
  • 10 Mar. 2021: Removed Disciplinary Command disclaimer.
  • 09 Mar. 2021: Added Valor upgrade suggestions.
  • 06 Mar. 2021: Updated Legendary section and BiS list due to Disciplinary Command buffs in 9.0.5.
  • 24 Dec. 2020: Added a note on Soul Igniter usage.
  • 23 Dec. 2020: Updated suggested Missives to match stat weights page.
  • 08 Dec. 2020: Updated to be more informative in what missives to use for your Legendary.
  • 02 Dec. 2020: Updated page for Fevered Incantation bugfix (buff), causing it to become BiS.
  • 23 Nov. 2020: Updated for Shadowlands Launch. Removed sections for Azerite and Essences, added sections for Legendaries, Conduits and early Shadowlands gearing. Updated Trinket and Best in Slot section for Shadowlands gear.
  • 12 Oct. 2020: Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
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