Arcane Mage Pve Gear & Best In Slot (bis) (wotlk)

Alternative / Engineering: Visage Liquification Goggles

Alternative:  Amice of the Convoker (If you have access to Sunwell Plateau gear from TBC)

Alternative: Spellweave Robe (If you have / use Serpent-Coil Braid)

Cuffs of Winged Levitation will be your best option for this slot.

Alternative: Spellweave Gloves (If you have / use Serpent-Coil Braid)

 Plush Sash of Guzbah will be your best option for this slot.

Alternative:  Leggings of Calamity (If you have access to Sunwell Plateau gear from TBC)

Sandals of Crimson Fury will be your best option for this slot.

Alternative / Main Hand: Titansteel Spellblade
Alternative / Main Hand: Flameheart Spell Scalpel

Alternative / Offhand: Handbook of Obscure Remedies
Alternative / Offhand / Hit: Ward of the Violet Citadel

Valorous Frostfire Circlet will be your best option for this slot.

Wyrmrest Necklace of Power will be your best option for this slot.

Valorous Frostfire Shoulderpads will be your best option for this slot.

Pennant Cloak will be your best option for this slot.

The Sanctum’s Flowing Vestments will be your best option for this slot.

Alternative: Punctilious Bindings

Valorous Frostfire Gloves will be your best option for this slot.

Alternative / Hit: Cincture of Polarity

Valorous Frostfire Leggings will be your best option for this slot.

These will be the best options for this slot

Alternative:  Illustration of the Dragon Soul (Troll / haste capped)

Trolls or players that are close to a haste breakpoint (as explained in the Stat Priority section of this guide) can use Illustration of the Dragon Soul instead of Embrace of the Spider.

Alternative / Main Hand:  Life and Death
Alternative / Offhand / Hit: Surplus Limb

Conqueror’s Kirin Tor Hood will be your best option for this slot.

Sapphire Amulet of Renewal will be your best option for this slot.

Conqueror’s Kirin Tor Shoulderpads will be your best option for this slot.

Sunglimmer Cloak will be your best option for this slot.

Conqueror’s Kirin Tor Tunic will be your best option for this slot.

Grasps of Reason will be your best option for this slot

Pharos Gloves will be your best option for this slot.

Sash of Ancient Power will be your best option for this slot

Conqueror’s Kirin Tor Leggings will be your best option for this slot.

Boots of Fiery Resolution will be your best option for this slot

These will be the best options for this slot

Alternative / Main Hand:  Starshard Edge
Alternative / Offhand / Hit: Cosmos

This will be the best option for this slot

Progressive BiS List

Fresh 80

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Heroic+ (Former Naxxramus 10 Drop)
Heroic+ (Former Naxxramus 10 Drop)
Engineering
Heroic+ (Former Naxxramus 10 Drop)
The Oculus

As a Fresh level 80, you’ll have several choices for your head slot. One of your first choices will be Visage Liquification Goggles if you’re an Engineer that is, if you’re not an Engineer the next best option will be the Crown of Unbridled Magic from normal Oculus.

With the release of Phase 2, we get the introduction of Heroic+ dungeons which move normal raid gear from Naxxramus 10 man into heroic dungeons, with this introduction you’ll have access to Hereos Frostfire Circlet which will be one of the best options you can pick up as a fresh level 80 due to the set bonuses with another option being the Cowl of Sheet Lightning which will give you haste instead of crit and slightly less spell power

Pre-raid

Item
Source
Kel’thuzad 25m Naxxramas
Malygos 25m
Gothik the Harvester 25m

Valorous Frostfire Circlet and Hood of Rationality can be interchanged as they’re both incredibly powerful depending on what other tier pieces you are using/not using. if you are using 4 other pieces of tier Hood of Rationality will be better than Valorous Frostfire Circlet, but if Valorour Frostfire Circlet is one of the 4 tier pieces you are using then it’ll be better. Gothik’s Cowl is mainly just an upgrade over the fresh 80 items.

Phase 2 Best in Slot

Item
Source
Mimiron 25m Hard Mode
Emblem of Conquest Quartermaster
Razorscale 25m Normal Mode

With all 3 being incredibly good options, Conqueror’s Kirin Tor Hood is only good if it’s needed for the 4 set bonus and if the massive amount of hit is needed. Both Crown of Luminescence and Collar of the Wyrmhunter are both incredible pickups depending on if you need the hit from the latter or not

Fresh 80

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Source

Heroic+ (Former Naxxramus 10 Drop)
Heroic+ (Former Naxxramus 10 Trash Drop)
Emblem Vendor
Jewelcrafting

As a fresh 80 you’ll have several different options available to you with necks, if you have enough emblems you can purchase Encircling Burnished Gold Chains for 25 emblems, if not you also have the option to purchase Titanium Spellshock Necklace from your local Auction House. A couple other necks you’ll be able to pick up that’ll last you a decent amount of time would be Thunderstorm Amulet which is just slightly better than Encircling Burnished Gold Chains or Chain of Latent Energies which is just below the Pre-raid neck

Pre-Raid

Item
Source
Sapphiron 25m Naxxramus
Heroic+ (Former Naxxramus 10 Drop)
Heroic+ (Former Naxxramus 10 Drop)

Pre-raid wise Wyrmrest Necklace of Power will be the strongest neck you can aquire with Thunderstorm Amulet and Encircling Burnished Gold Chains being the next best 2

Phase 2 Best in Slot

Item
Source
Steelbreaker 25m HM
Flame Leviathan 25m HM

For Arcane these are the only 2 really good options as most of the other necks from Ulduar lack stats compared to these two with Sapphire Amulet of Renewal being the better of the 2 if the hit from Pendant of Fiery Havoc isn’t needed

Fresh 80

Item
Source
Heroic+ (Former Naxxramus 10 Drop)
BoE Drop
BoE Drop

With the few amount of shoulders to choose from our best to grab during this time is out tier shoulders, after that it’ll be 2 BoE drops that you can buy off the Auction House

Pre-Raid

Item
Source
Emblem Vendor
Heroic+ (former Naxxramus 10 Drop)

As we get into our pre-raid gear, we only have 2 different options as they both give us our set bonus.

Phase 2 Best in Slot

Item
Source
Togg-Saron Ulduar 25m
Thorim, Thorim (Hard) Ulduar 10m
Togg-Saron Ulduar 10m

With the release of Ulduar we have the option to grab 3 different sets of shoulders. 2 of which are our tier shoulders which will help us get out 4 set bonus, while the other is only a option if you want your shoulders to be the off piece from your set, in which case you go for Amice of Inconceivable Horror.

Fresh 80

Item
Source
Emblem Vendor
Tailoring/Auction House
Heroic+ (Former Naxxramus 10 Drop)
Heroic+ (Former Naxxramus 10 Drop)

Disguise of Kumiho is one of our best cloaks to get as a fresh 80 with Deathchill Cloak a very close second which is available before you hit level 80 due to the Auction House.

Pre-Raid

Item
Source
Sartharion 25m
Kel’Thuzas Naxx 25m
Emblem Vendor
Tailoring/Auction House

With our Pre-raid we have 2 options with the most powerful being Pennant Cloak as it has a gem slot to activate our meta gem, our only option outside of Pennant Cloak before using Fresh 80 gear, is Cape of the Unworthy as it provides more stats than the other cloaks.

Phase 2 Best in Slot

Item
Source
Heroic: All is Well That Ends Well (Ulduar)
Steelbreaker Ulduar 25m

With Ulduar we only have 2 real options for cloaks, with Sunglimmer Cloak being our more powerful option unless Hit is needed from Drape of Mortal Downfall.

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Amery

Hey guys! My name is Amery and here is a little something about me: I've been playing WoW for about 15 years now. With that experience, I wanted to share all the things I have learned over the years.
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Nextren
Nextren
2 months ago

The Pre-Raid Bis Neck is from Naxx trash?

Camex
Camex
2 months ago

is it possible to get a 10 man bis list?

Iszi
Iszi
5 months ago

Possible to get an update for phase 2? 🙂

Trollburger
Trollburger
2 months ago

Why not use Mark of the war prisoner instead together with Sundial, it gives you over 2% hit. And now you can throw in SP gems instead of needing to gem hit?

Trollburger
Trollburger
Reply to  Trollburger
2 months ago

Sorry nevermind! Just saw that it’s listed as an alternative

Kiwi
Kiwi
1 month ago

How do i get Frostfire Robe without raiding :S if its pre bis

Kiwi
Kiwi
Reply to  Amery
1 month ago

thank you  👊 

Gashonatore
Gashonatore
15 days ago

yo , whyd they removed . re-raid, and phase 1 bis list.

snugg
snugg
2 months ago

this set up couldn’t possibly reach hit cap be mindful

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