Arcane Mage 8.3 BiS List (Top Picks)

Last updated: October 29, 2020

Welcome to our Arcane Mage BiS List, or as we also call it, Top Picks. This is a page where you can find the statistical distribution of gear, talents, and other choices among Top 1% of the best performing Raiders of this class and specialization in World of Warcraft. This page is updated for the latest Battle for Azeroth (BfA) Patch 8.3 “Visions of N'zoth” and the newest Raid – Ny’alotha.

We use services like Warcraft Logs and Raider.io to look up the list of Top Arcane Mage Raiders as of this moment. Then we cross-check these players through Official Blizzard API and find out what each of them is using because statistically, they are very likely to already have BiS gear, talents, etc. at this point. We parse these enormous amounts of data into useful and easy to understand charts and rankings that we show you on this page.

You can quickly find out what is the current Arcane Mage BiS (Best in Slot) gear just with the data we provide here. You can also see the best combinations of Talents, Azerite Powers, etc. This is always useful for optimizing your Arcane Mage character because acquiring these BiS options for yourself will obviously improve your performance in Raids and PVE content in general.

Be sure to also check out our Arcane Mage PvE Guide and Arcane Mage PvP Guide!

All Stars
Ra-den the Despoiled
Dark Inquisitor Xanesh
Shad'har the Insatiable
Carapace of N'Zoth
The Hivemind
Maut
Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn
Prophet Skitra
N'Zoth the Corruptor
Wrathion
Drest'agath
Vexiona

Stats

74%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
11%
Critical Strike > Mastery > Haste > Versatility
4%
Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility > Mastery

Talents

42%
18%
5%

Head

83%
3%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

79%
7%
3%

Back

99%

Chest

85%
2%

Wrist

50%
12%
7%
6%
5%
3%

Hands

38%
11%
9%
7%
5%
4%
3%
2%

Waist

19%
16%
14%
12%
9%
4%

Legs

16%
13%
13%
13%
9%
7%
4%
3%

Feet

28%
13%
12%
7%
7%
5%
4%
2%

Ring

28%
11%
9%
5%
5%
3%

Trinket

52%
29%
2%
2%

Main Hand

43%
14%
9%
7%
4%

Gems

86%
4%
3%

Races

26%
Troll
17%
Blood Elf
13%
Human
10%
Void Elf
8%
Nightborne
4%
Gnome
3%
Undead
2%
Night Elf
2%
Mechagnome

Azerite Powers

20%
17%
16%
14%
8%
7%

Azerite Essence

23%
16%
14%
14%
9%
6%
5%
2%

Stats

58%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
27%
Critical Strike > Mastery > Haste > Versatility
4%
Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility > Mastery
2%
Haste > Versatility > Mastery > Critical Strike
2%
Mastery > Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility
2%
Versatility > Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike

Talents

39%
15%
14%
8%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Head

90%
3%
2%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

76%
18%
2%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

88%
3%
2%
2%

Wrist

61%
8%
7%
5%
4%
4%
3%
2%
2%

Hands

44%
11%
8%
7%
5%
5%
5%
4%
3%
3%
2%

Waist

23%
18%
15%
15%
8%
4%
4%
3%
2%
2%

Legs

23%
17%
14%
14%
11%
4%
4%
3%
3%
2%

Feet

43%
11%
9%
7%
6%
6%
5%
4%
2%
2%

Ring

23%
19%
15%
8%
5%
5%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

47%
37%
6%
2%
2%

Main Hand

38%
27%
8%
7%
5%
4%
3%
3%
3%

Gems

82%
6%
3%
3%
2%

Races

31%
Blood Elf
21%
Troll
9%
Void Elf
8%
Human
6%
Nightborne
5%
Gnome
4%
Undead
3%
Pandaren
3%
Night Elf
2%
Goblin
2%
Mechagnome
2%
Kul Tiran

Azerite Powers

20%
18%
17%
17%
10%
7%

Azerite Essence

23%
20%
17%
12%
10%
6%
2%
2%

Stats

72%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
14%
Critical Strike > Mastery > Haste > Versatility
4%
Haste > Versatility > Mastery > Critical Strike
4%
Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility > Mastery
2%
Mastery > Haste > Critical Strike > Versatility

Talents

42%
19%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

79%
6%
5%
4%
3%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

84%
6%
4%
3%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

77%
6%
5%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Wrist

59%
8%
7%
6%
5%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

42%
14%
9%
7%
6%
4%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

21%
17%
15%
11%
7%
5%
4%
3%
3%
3%
3%
2%

Legs

21%
17%
8%
8%
7%
7%
7%
6%
4%
4%
3%
2%

Feet

37%
10%
8%
8%
6%
5%
5%
4%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Ring

25%
12%
9%
9%
8%
7%
5%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

53%
34%
4%
3%
3%

Main Hand

31%
19%
9%
9%
8%
7%
7%
4%
3%

Gems

84%
5%
4%
2%
2%

Races

24%
Blood Elf
18%
Void Elf
15%
Human
15%
Troll
5%
Undead
5%
Night Elf
4%
Gnome
3%
Nightborne
2%
Lightforged Draenei
2%
Zandalari Troll

Azerite Powers

20%
18%
15%
13%
9%
6%
2%
2%

Azerite Essence

24%
19%
14%
13%
11%
6%
4%

Stats

63%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
19%
Critical Strike > Mastery > Haste > Versatility
7%
Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility > Mastery
4%
Critical Strike > Versatility > Haste > Mastery
4%
Mastery > Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility

Talents

38%
23%
4%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

82%
5%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

82%
7%
3%
3%
3%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

80%
6%
6%
5%
2%

Wrist

47%
13%
8%
7%
6%
4%
3%
3%
3%

Hands

34%
15%
14%
11%
6%
6%
5%
3%
2%

Waist

24%
18%
14%
13%
10%
4%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

18%
16%
12%
8%
8%
7%
7%
6%
4%
4%
3%
2%

Feet

37%
11%
9%
8%
8%
7%
6%
4%
4%
3%

Ring

22%
15%
8%
8%
7%
6%
6%
5%
5%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

58%
25%
5%
3%
3%
3%

Main Hand

30%
23%
13%
11%
6%
4%
3%
3%
3%

Gems

87%
5%
4%
2%

Races

24%
Blood Elf
23%
Troll
12%
Human
11%
Void Elf
5%
Undead
4%
Nightborne
4%
Gnome
3%
Goblin
3%
Zandalari Troll
2%
Orc
2%
Mechagnome
2%
Lightforged Draenei

Azerite Powers

20%
18%
16%
14%
10%
6%

Azerite Essence

23%
17%
14%
14%
10%
6%
4%
2%
2%

Stats

75%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
12%
Critical Strike > Mastery > Haste > Versatility
4%
Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility > Mastery
2%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility

Talents

39%
25%
6%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

76%
5%
4%
4%
3%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

71%
21%
3%

Back

95%
4%

Chest

88%
4%
2%

Wrist

76%
7%
5%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

54%
7%
7%
6%
5%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Waist

29%
15%
14%
12%
8%
4%
4%
3%
2%

Legs

26%
20%
20%
10%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Feet

25%
25%
7%
6%
5%
5%
4%
4%
4%
3%
2%
2%

Ring

39%
13%
10%
6%
6%
5%
4%
3%
2%
2%

Trinket

47%
41%
4%
3%

Main Hand

45%
18%
8%
6%
6%
4%
4%
3%

Gems

91%
2%
2%
2%

Races

29%
Blood Elf
25%
Troll
12%
Void Elf
7%
Human
5%
Gnome
4%
Nightborne
4%
Night Elf
4%
Undead
2%
Mechagnome
2%
Zandalari Troll

Azerite Powers

20%
17%
15%
13%
9%
7%
2%

Azerite Essence

22%
15%
14%
11%
9%
8%
6%
2%

Stats

81%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
5%
Critical Strike > Mastery > Haste > Versatility
4%
Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility > Mastery
3%
Versatility > Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike
2%
Critical Strike > Versatility > Haste > Mastery

Talents

60%
10%
6%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Head

82%
4%
3%
3%
3%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

85%
6%
5%

Back

100%

Chest

84%
5%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Wrist

40%
29%
8%
8%
4%
3%
3%
2%

Hands

50%
10%
8%
6%
6%
5%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Waist

26%
18%
15%
11%
9%
5%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

28%
15%
12%
10%
9%
6%
6%
5%
2%
2%

Feet

27%
26%
12%
7%
5%
4%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

30%
21%
10%
8%
6%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

67%
16%
5%
3%
3%
2%

Main Hand

36%
30%
10%
7%
5%
3%
3%
3%
2%

Gems

87%
4%
4%

Races

46%
Troll
11%
Blood Elf
9%
Human
8%
Void Elf
5%
Undead
5%
Gnome
4%
Nightborne
3%
Pandaren
3%
Mechagnome

Azerite Powers

20%
17%
16%
10%
10%
6%
5%

Azerite Essence

24%
19%
17%
17%
6%
6%
2%
2%

Stats

86%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
4%
Critical Strike > Mastery > Haste > Versatility
4%
Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility > Mastery

Talents

67%
8%
8%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

87%
6%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

91%
3%
2%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

90%
4%
2%

Wrist

60%
12%
6%
5%
5%
3%
3%
2%

Hands

58%
9%
6%
6%
5%
5%
4%
2%
2%

Waist

35%
26%
11%
11%
4%
3%
3%
2%

Legs

37%
13%
11%
10%
9%
9%
4%
4%

Feet

41%
19%
8%
6%
6%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

42%
13%
11%
5%
5%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

35%
34%
22%
2%
2%
2%

Main Hand

35%
33%
14%
4%
4%
4%
3%
3%

Gems

92%
3%
3%

Races

47%
Troll
14%
Blood Elf
11%
Void Elf
6%
Human
6%
Gnome
5%
Nightborne
3%
Pandaren
2%
Mechagnome

Azerite Powers

20%
18%
16%
16%
10%
7%

Azerite Essence

24%
21%
18%
12%
11%
5%
3%

Stats

86%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
5%
Critical Strike > Mastery > Haste > Versatility
3%
Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility > Mastery
2%
Versatility > Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike

Talents

53%
32%
3%

Head

92%
4%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

95%
3%

Back

100%

Chest

95%

Wrist

48%
30%
6%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

49%
20%
7%
7%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

47%
17%
8%
6%
6%
4%
3%
3%

Legs

48%
12%
9%
7%
5%
5%
4%
3%
2%

Feet

49%
21%
8%
4%
3%
3%
3%
2%

Ring

61%
9%
7%
4%
3%
3%
2%

Trinket

63%
27%
3%
2%

Main Hand

68%
9%
5%
5%
4%
3%
2%
2%

Gems

87%
4%
4%
2%

Races

56%
Human
16%
Troll
7%
Void Elf
6%
Blood Elf
3%
Gnome
2%
Nightborne
2%
Mechagnome
2%
Undead

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
18%
17%
14%
4%

Azerite Essence

24%
16%
14%
13%
9%
8%
8%
4%

Stats

90%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
3%
Critical Strike > Mastery > Haste > Versatility

Talents

54%
22%
7%
6%
2%

Head

94%
2%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

54%
42%
3%

Back

100%

Chest

93%
2%

Wrist

58%
22%
5%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

57%
14%
7%
4%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

62%
12%
9%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

57%
10%
10%
8%
6%
2%

Feet

57%
13%
7%
6%
3%
3%
3%

Ring

54%
10%
9%
4%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

85%
8%
2%

Main Hand

81%
4%
4%
3%
3%
2%

Gems

92%
3%
2%

Races

58%
Nightborne
14%
Troll
6%
Human
5%
Blood Elf
5%
Void Elf
3%
Gnome
2%
Mechagnome
2%
Pandaren
2%
Night Elf

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
18%
17%
14%
3%

Azerite Essence

23%
21%
20%
15%
8%
3%
3%

Stats

66%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
12%
Critical Strike > Mastery > Haste > Versatility
5%
Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility > Mastery
5%
Haste > Versatility > Mastery > Critical Strike
2%
Haste > Critical Strike > Versatility > Mastery
2%
Versatility > Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike
2%
Mastery > Haste > Critical Strike > Versatility
2%
Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility > Haste

Talents

46%
12%
5%
5%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

80%
7%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

82%
7%
7%
2%

Back

97%
2%

Chest

82%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Wrist

51%
10%
10%
7%
7%
5%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

30%
10%
10%
10%
10%
7%
5%
5%
5%
5%

Waist

20%
20%
15%
7%
7%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

35%
15%
12%
10%
7%
5%
5%
5%
2%

Feet

28%
15%
12%
7%
7%
5%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

25%
20%
17%
12%
7%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

61%
20%
5%
5%
5%
2%

Main Hand

71%
5%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Gems

85%
6%
3%
2%

Races

28%
Troll
12%
Blood Elf
12%
Void Elf
7%
Mechagnome
7%
Human
5%
Gnome
5%
Night Elf
5%
Nightborne
2%
Zandalari Troll
2%
Goblin
2%
Orc
2%
Pandaren
2%
Undead
2%
Vulpera

Azerite Powers

20%
18%
15%
13%
11%
4%
2%
2%

Azerite Essence

21%
17%
14%
12%
10%
7%
3%
2%
2%

Stats

61%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
16%
Critical Strike > Mastery > Haste > Versatility
5%
Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility > Mastery
4%
Mastery > Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility
3%
Critical Strike > Versatility > Haste > Mastery
3%
Haste > Versatility > Mastery > Critical Strike
3%
Mastery > Haste > Critical Strike > Versatility

Talents

31%
16%
11%
6%
4%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

85%
5%
3%
2%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

85%
7%
2%
2%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

81%
6%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Wrist

41%
10%
10%
7%
6%
5%
4%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

38%
14%
9%
6%
6%
5%
5%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Waist

16%
15%
14%
14%
14%
7%
6%
3%
2%
2%

Legs

15%
14%
13%
11%
9%
9%
8%
4%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Feet

31%
11%
9%
8%
6%
6%
6%
5%
5%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

24%
12%
10%
7%
7%
7%
5%
5%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

47%
29%
5%
5%
4%
3%
2%
2%

Main Hand

21%
18%
15%
11%
9%
9%
7%
5%
4%

Gems

80%
9%
6%
2%

Races

30%
Troll
16%
Blood Elf
12%
Human
9%
Void Elf
6%
Pandaren
6%
Gnome
5%
Nightborne
5%
Undead
2%
Goblin

Azerite Powers

20%
17%
16%
15%
9%
7%

Azerite Essence

24%
18%
14%
13%
9%
7%
4%
2%

Stats

76%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
8%
Critical Strike > Mastery > Haste > Versatility
5%
Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility > Mastery
3%
Mastery > Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility

Talents

44%
22%
4%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

80%
4%
4%
3%
3%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

78%
10%
4%
3%

Back

100%

Chest

84%
3%
3%
3%
2%

Wrist

71%
6%
5%
4%
3%
2%
2%

Hands

47%
10%
8%
5%
4%
4%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

33%
16%
14%
11%
5%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Legs

16%
14%
14%
11%
11%
7%
4%
4%
4%
3%
2%

Feet

32%
20%
10%
6%
6%
4%
4%
4%
3%
3%
2%

Ring

23%
14%
11%
8%
7%
7%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

47%
34%
4%
4%
2%
2%

Main Hand

36%
16%
13%
10%
7%
6%
5%
3%

Gems

87%
5%
3%
2%

Races

22%
Blood Elf
21%
Troll
18%
Human
15%
Void Elf
5%
Nightborne
4%
Gnome
3%
Zandalari Troll
2%
Mechagnome

Azerite Powers

20%
18%
15%
13%
8%
8%
2%
2%

Azerite Essence

24%
16%
15%
14%
10%
6%
5%

Stats

74%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
10%
Critical Strike > Mastery > Haste > Versatility
5%
Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility > Mastery
3%
Versatility > Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike

Talents

47%
15%
5%
3%
3%
3%

Head

79%
5%
5%
3%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

81%
8%
5%

Back

100%

Chest

83%
5%
3%

Wrist

52%
10%
6%
6%
5%
5%
3%
3%

Hands

33%
11%
10%
10%
8%
5%
5%
3%
3%
3%

Waist

25%
20%
13%
11%
6%
5%
3%
3%

Legs

27%
13%
13%
11%
6%
5%
5%
5%
3%
3%

Feet

33%
13%
10%
10%
10%
5%
3%
3%
3%

Ring

25%
16%
13%
5%
5%
5%
5%
3%
3%
3%

Trinket

54%
27%
5%
3%
3%

Main Hand

40%
18%
8%
8%
8%
6%
3%

Gems

86%
5%
5%

Races

27%
Troll
15%
Blood Elf
11%
Void Elf
11%
Human
6%
Gnome
5%
Nightborne
5%
Pandaren
3%
Night Elf
3%
Mechagnome
3%
Undead

Azerite Powers

20%
17%
15%
13%
8%
7%
2%
2%
2%

Azerite Essence

24%
16%
16%
13%
9%
8%
3%
2%
2%

Frequently Asked Questions

🏆 Is this BiS List reliable?

Yes, it is reliable. We use a very sophisticated statistical method to constantly dig through tons of data which is received from Top 1% Raiders (using services such as Warcraft Logs).

🎯 How is this different from BiS Spreadsheets?

We think our approach is better because we utilize statistics and Big Data approach. Also, most hand-written Spreadsheets show only single BiS item for each slot and they do not cover Boss-specific BiS, while we show multiple options for each equipment slot as well as for every Raid Boss.

🤔 Why are there separate BiS Lists for each Raid Boss?

We show data for each Raid Boss separately, because quite often some items perform better than others if we look at particular PVE encounters.

🙄 Are lower-ranked items unviable?

Of course not. Every item that we mention here is decent enough to be considered, it's just that the first one is obviously the most beneficial.