Fire Mage Gearing Guide

Patch 10.2.7 Last Updated: 28th May, 2024
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Fire, in general, can follow the rule of item level over everything, except for items with crit on them. In general, you want to avoid crit as a stat wherever possible, but be sure to sim any item level upgrades you may get.

Fire Mage Tier Set in Season 4

  • (2) Set Bonus: Phoenix Flames applies Charring Embers to all enemies it damages, increasing their damage taken from you by 6% for 14 sec.
  • (4) Set Bonus: When your direct damage spells hit an enemy affected by Charring Embers 20 times the damage of your next 2 Phoenix Flames is increased by 200% and they refund a charge on use.

I highly recommend that you get a weak aura to track targets that are affected by our 2 set bonus, Charring Embers. It’s essentially a 5% damage increase that every target takes when affected by phoenix flames.

Several WeakAuras can be found on Wago:

This should feel less awkward now with the From the Ashes talent, as we will also refund a charge. The only thing we need to get used to is pressing Phoenix Flames every 12 seconds to keep up our Charing Embers buff.

During my testing on PTR, Ignite was affected by the 2-piece set bonus' 6% damage buff. For instance, if we use Combustion on a priority target and our Ignite cleaves around it to 8 other targets, they will also be affected by the 2-piece 5% damage modifier.

Antique Bronze Bullion

With the release of Season 4, we gain access to old items, reworked and scaled up to a higher item level in Season 4, which opens up new options for setups and trinkets.

These are the 3 items I think you should be aiming to purchase with the Antique Bronze Bullion currency for Fire Mage, for both Raiding or Mythic+ focused content.

For Raid:

Keep in mind this doesn't have to be in the exact order below, for example, let's say you got a good weapon from the vault, you can buy something else that you are missing, such as a trinket or one of the special rings.

Keep in mind the double special ring combo is EXTREMELY POWERFUL. Meaning you should most likely change your embellishment and avoid these slots.

  1. Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle
  2. Belor’relos, The Suncaller
  3. Voice of the Silent star (Sarkareth Cloak)
  4. Augury of the Primal Flame
  5. Seal of Diurna's Chosen
  6. Seal of Filial Duty

For Mythic+:

The same rules apply for the purchasing order, depending on your gear and what you get from the vault; if you get a weapon, then skip the Nymue Staff (Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle) and go for something else that you are missing for a bigger upgrade.

  1. Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle
  2. Belor’relos, The Suncaller
  3. Whispering Incarnate Icon (if you have more people/roles using this trinket, otherwise the Omnious Chromatic Essence)
  4. Seal of Diurna's Chosen
  5. Seal of Filial Duty

You could also take the Sarkareth cloak for Mythic+, but I wouldn't recommend it if you are pushing higher keys.

Fire Mage Best in Slot Gear

This is the absolute best in slot setup you could have combined from both M+ and raid items.With that being said, we appreciate that not everyone enjoys raiding, so I will make a list for alternative items you can get from Mythic+ 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.

Fire Mage Combined Gear List

The gear listed below is a mixture of Raid and Mythic+ gear from Dragonflight Season 4.

Keep in mind that the Awakened raid rotates weekly, so not all of the gear is always available to collect at all times. However, after week 7, all raids are going to be Awakened, and you can target any gear items you are missing from the list.

Slot Item Source
Head Wayward Chronomancer's Chronocap Tier Token / Catalyst
Neck Terros's Captive Core / Crafted Terros
Shoulders Mystic's Scalding Frame / Tier / Crafted Assault of the Zaqali
Cloak Decorated Commander's Cindercloak / Crafted Eranog
Chest Wayward Chronomancer's Patchwork Tier Token / Catalyst
Wrist Chilled Silken Restraints / Fading Flame Wristband Sennarth / Smolderon
Gloves Wayward Chronomancer's Gloves Tier Token / Catalyst
Belt Magatha's Spiritual Sash / Discarded Creation's Restraints Kurog Grimtotem / Forgotten Experiments
Legs Wayward Chronomancer's Pantaloons Tier Token / Catalyst
Boots Sandals of the Wild Sovereign / Treads of Fractured Realities / Crafted Raszageth / Echo of Neltharion
Ring 1 Seal of Diurna's Chosen Eranog
Ring 2 Seal of Filial Duty Broodkeeper Diurna
Trinket 1 Belor'relos, the Suncaller Tindral Sageswift
Trinket 2 Whispering Incarnate Icon Primal Council
Weapon Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle Nymue

Fire Mage Best Gear from Mythic+

The gear listed below are the best options exclusively from Mythic+ for Fire Mages on Season 4.

With this build, I recommend that you craft 2x Blue Silken Lining on 2 slots that aren’t rings. Which two items is your choice, but if you want to be the most efficient, then craft it on your 2 lowest items to get a boost of item level and the benefit of the embellishment.

If you are unsure, then boots, belt, wrist or cloak are all valid options.

Slot Item Source
Head Wayward Chronomancer's Chronocap Tier Token / Catalyst
Neck Bromach's Disentombed Locket / Crafted Uldaman
Shoulders Boastful Stalker's Epaulets / Crafted Brackenhide
Cloak Potion-Stained Cloak (or any cloak with haste) Algeth’ar Academy
Chest Wayward Chronomancer's Patchwork Tier Token / Catalyst
Wrist Animated Shackles / Crafted (with Haste/Vers) Uldaman
Gloves Wayward Chronomancer's Gloves Tier Token / Catalyst
Belt Lost Hero's Waist Wrap / Crafted Uldaman
Legs Wayward Chronomancer's Pantaloons Tier Token / Catalyst
Boots Ravenous Pursuer's Footwraps / Crafted Brackenhide
Ring 1 Circle of Ascended Frost / Crafted (with Haste/Vers or Haste/Mastery) Halls of Infusion
Ring 2 Thunderous Downburst Ring / Crafted Nokhud Offensive
Trinket 1 Spoils of Neltharus Neltharus
Trinket 2 Tome of Unstable Power Azure Vault
Weapon Final Grade Algeth’ar Academy


I will note the embellishments that you should consider crafting (in order):

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

Honestly, any combination can work, just keep in mind that Shadowflame is more of a Single Target Embellishment. Similarly, most combinations can work in Mythic+, such as Potion Absorption Inhibitor and Elemental Lariat or Blue Silken Lining and Elemental Lariat or Potion Absorption Inhibitor plus any of them are solid options.


Disclaimer: this section can change depending on if Blizzard does additional tuning to the trinkets.

I would recommend trying to chase the following Trinkets:

  1. Whispering Incarnate Icon (very strong in the raid with more people / roles using it) or Tome of Unstable Power (BiS M+)
  2. Belor’relos, The Suncaller (BiS Raid) or Spoils of Neltharus (BiS M+)
  3. Irideus Fragment (huge for M+ on big AoE, otherwise Spoils of Neltharus)
  4. Umbrelskul's Fractured Heart (Super Strong for M+)
  5. Furious Ragefeather
  6. Augury of the Primal Flame