Arcane Mage gearing guide

Patch 10.0.7 Last Updated: 15th Mar, 2023
Tamir Arcane Mage Author



I recommend crafting the following 4 items for Arcane embellishment, assuming you kept up with the spark quest:

  1. Lariat
  2. Amice of the Blue
  3. Intellect Dagger with Potion increase by 50% Embellishment
  4. Ring/Belt increase feast duration by 100% and persist through death (increase feast duration by 100% and persist through death)
  5. azurewave 2 set 2p set. It is a stacking intellect buff with a very big uptime. Unfortunately, it counts as 2 embellishment to complete the set


For trinkets i would recommend trying to chase the following

  1. Time-Breaching Talon from Ulduman on M0
  2. Ragefeather from Nokkud
  3. Whispering Incarnate Icon from Primal Council in the raid
  4. Eye of Skovald from Halls of Valor
  5. Infernal Writ from Court of Stars
  6. Desperate Invoker’s Codex from Raszageth (less recommended because of the bad side effect)

Tier Set

  • 2P - For each arcane charge, Arcane Blast critical strike chance is increased by 5% and Arcane Explosion Critical Strike chance is increased by 3%
  • 4P - When arcane Blast or Arcane Explosion Critically Strikes at least one target, The critical Strike of your next Arcane Barrage is increased by 10% Stacking up 4 times


On single target, the tier set has no real interaction with our toolkit since our 2p heavily wants us to use arcane blast, which goes against the usual playstyle. Unfortunately, the tier set does not synergize well with our toolkit.

The 4 piece offers us a damage amplifier based on the arcane barrage, which we like because it allows us to try and force a critical strike on our barrage, which is a very desirable outcome.

arcane barrage, has the most significant impact on our damage. When playing with arcane harmony and radiant spark the set bonus as a whole gives us a lot of damage since you will be casting arcane blast inside the radiant spark window to stack up radiant spark damage.

The 4 piece bonus (which affects arcane barrage) has a massive amplification bonus especially if it crits. Radiant Spark puts a debuff on the target that stacks up to 4 times. Each stack increases your damage by 10 - 20 - 30 and 40%. So, we want our Arcane Barage to hit the target when Radiant Spark is on the last stack to do maximum damage.

Final thoughts:

The Tier Set won't change our playstyle or rotation entirely, however it will make us hit harder with barrage which is a big portion of our damage as Arcane Mages

Patch 10.0.7 - Onyx Annulet

As mentioned at the beginning of the guide, we will gain access to 3 Primordial Stones as part of the Onyx Annulet Questline.

I'm going to list some of the Primordial Stones that I think will be useful, however I will also put the link to the Method Primordial Stones Article when you can see all of the gems.

  • Flame Licked Stone - Dealing Damage has a chance to set enemy on fire, Dealing fire damage over 7 seconds
  • Harmonic Music Stone - Entering combat increases the tertiary stats of you and 4 nearby allies by 364 for 8 seconds
  • Humming Arcane Stone - Dealing Magic damage can fire Arcane missiles for each kind of magic you've used in the past 20 sec.
  • Pestilent Plague Stone Dealing damage can infect the target with a plague that spreads to other enemies.
  • Storm Infused Stone Critically striking an enemy can shock them and 2 nearby enemies, dealing Nature damage.