Arcane Mage Gearing Guide

Patch 10.2.5 Last Updated: 23rd Jan, 2024
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Gear

Arcane Tier Set In 10.2

  • 2P - Consuming Clearcasting increases spell damage by 2% for 15 seconds, stacking up to 10%
  • 4P - After Consuming Clearcasting 6 times, your next Arcane Missiles deals 75% increased damage and fires at up to enemies near your target.

Tier Set 10.2 Conclusions

I think the 2p is definitely a bit on the weaker side, considering the fact we don’t emphasize on Clearcasting a lot. At first I thought the 4p would shift our gameplay towards more of Arcane harmony even in AoE since our missiles are going to pulse cleave damage, however, the 4p unfortunately seems slightly undertuned and the Orb Barrage gameplay is still super strong and will therefore remain superior.

Personally I was hoping for a redesign for the Arcane tier set along with most of the other theorycrafters, but at this point I won’t be surprised to see a buff to the tier set for either 2p or 4p.

Optimal Gear (Best in Slot)

This is the absolute best in slot setup you could have combined from both M+ and raid items.With that being said, we consider that not everyone enjoys raiding so I will make a list for alternative items you can get from M+ to be as geared as possible. Keep in mind that this is not a replacement for siming your character, as you will likely not have all these items at once, so to determine what is your next upgrade, always sim yourself.

Arcane Mage Combined Gear List

The gear listed below is a mixture of Raid and Mythic+ gear from Dragonflight Season 3.

Slot Item Source
Head Wayward Chronomancer’s Chronocap Tindral Sageswift / Catalyst
Neck Ouroboreal Necklet Volcoross
Shoulders Wayward Chronomancer’s Metronomes Smolderon / Catalyst
Cloak Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl with Shadowflame-tempered Armor Patch Tailoring
Chest Wayward Chronomancer’s Patchwork Nymue / Catalyst
Wrist Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl with Shadowflame-tempered Armor Patch Tailoring
Gloves Wayward Chronomancer’s Gloves Igira / Catalyst
Belt Wayward Chronomancer’s Synchronous Belt  / Urctos’ Hibernal Dial Catalyst / Council of Dreams
Legs Wayward Chronomancer’s Pantaloons Larodar
Boots Wayward Chronomancer’s Strapped Boots Catalyst
Ring 1 Lord Waycrest’s Signet Waycrest Manor
Ring 2 Anthia’s Ring Throne of the Tides
Trinket 1 Belor’relos, The Suncaller Tindral Sageswift
Trinket 2 Balefire Branch Waycrest Manor
Weapon Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle Nymue

Arcane Mage Best Gear from Mythic+

The gear listed below are the best options exclusively from Mythic+ for Arcane Mages on Season 3.

Slot Item Source
Head Wayward Chronomancer’s Chronocap Tindral Sageswift / Catalyst
Neck Chain of the Green Flight Darkheart Thicket
Shoulders Wayward Chronomancer’s Metronomes Smolderon / Catalyst
Cloak Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl with Shadowflame-tempered Armor Patch Tailoring
Chest Wayward Chronomancer’s Patchwork Nymue / Catalyst
Wrist Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl with Shadowflame-tempered Armor Patch Tailoring
Gloves Wayward Chronomancer’s Gloves Igira / Catalyst
Belt Mobius Strap Dawn of the Infinites: Galakrond’s Fall
Legs Wayward Chronomancer’s Pantaloons Larodar
Boots Wayward Chronomancer’s Strapped Boots Catalyst
Ring 1 Lord Waycrest’s Signet Waycrest Manor
Ring 2 Anthia’s Ring Throne of the Tides
Trinket 1 Coagulated Genesaur Blood The Everbloom
Trinket 2 Balefire Branch Waycrest Manor
Weapon Iridal, the Earth's Master Dawn of the Infinites: Galakrond’s Fall

Embellishments

I will note the embellishments i rate that you should consider crafting (by order)

  1. 2x Shadowflame Tempered Armor Patch for the Raid with Crit and mastery (on any low piece of gear you have, boots and belt can be good options)
  2. Potion Absorption Inhibitor increases Potion duration by 50% (very strong in M+)
  3. Blue Silken Lining Mastery buff while above 90% Health
  4. Alchemical Flavor Pocket free embellishment that lets you keep your food buff through death, very good for M+ and Raid

Trinkets

For trinkets, I would recommend trying to chase the following:

Those are the 2 best trinkets for Arcane Mage, until you acquire them anything passive with intellect or any passive trinket will be ok.

Arcane Tier Set for patch 10.2 (see Introduction for more info):

  • 2P - Consuming Clearcasting increases spell damage by 2% for 15 seconds, stacking up to 10%
  • 4P - After Consuming Clearcasting 6 times, your next Arcane Missiles deals 75% increased damage and fires at up to enemies near your target.