Arcane Mage 8.3 BiS List (Top Picks)

Last updated: August 8, 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 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

Talents

33%
12%
9%
6%
6%
6%
3%
3%
3%
3%
3%
3%
3%
3%
3%

Head

66%
18%
3%
3%
3%
3%
3%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

87%
6%
3%
3%

Back

100%

Chest

78%
9%
6%
3%
3%

Wrist

39%
36%
9%
6%
3%
3%
3%

Hands

24%
15%
12%
12%
9%
9%
6%
3%
3%
3%
3%

Waist

18%
15%
15%
12%
6%
6%
6%
3%
3%
3%
3%
3%
3%
3%

Legs

42%
18%
12%
6%
6%
3%
3%
3%
3%
3%

Feet

33%
18%
9%
6%
6%
6%
6%
6%
3%
3%
3%

Ring

21%
9%
9%
7%
6%
6%
4%
4%
4%
4%
3%
3%
3%
3%

Trinket

27%
27%
15%
15%
4%
4%
3%

Main Hand

57%
12%
12%
6%
3%
3%
3%
3%

Gems

59%
36%
2%
2%

Races

51%
Troll
9%
Blood Elf
9%
Human
6%
Void Elf
6%
Gnome
3%
Draenei
3%
Pandaren
3%
Vulpera
3%
Night Elf
3%
Nightborne
3%
Orc

Azerite Powers

47%
20%
19%
7%
2%
2%
2%

Azerite Essence

51%
24%
12%
6%
3%
3%

Talents

44%
11%
8%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

77%
16%
5%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

91%
2%
2%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

86%
5%
5%
2%

Wrist

52%
16%
8%
5%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

22%
22%
11%
8%
8%
8%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

27%
16%
11%
8%
8%
8%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

27%
25%
11%
5%
5%
5%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

33%
8%
8%
8%
8%
5%
5%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

23%
11%
11%
6%
5%
5%
5%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

36%
36%
9%
6%
5%
2%

Main Hand

61%
13%
8%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Gems

73%
21%
2%
2%

Races

44%
Troll
13%
Blood Elf
13%
Human
5%
Nightborne
5%
Void Elf
2%
Mechagnome
2%
Draenei
2%
Undead
2%
2%
Vulpera
2%
Night Elf

Azerite Powers

70%
10%
10%
4%

Azerite Essence

75%
8%
8%
5%
2%

Talents

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

Head

74%
23%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

87%
7%
5%

Back

100%

Chest

82%
7%
5%
5%

Wrist

38%
33%
7%
5%
5%
5%
2%
2%

Hands

23%
12%
10%
10%
10%
7%
5%
5%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

20%
17%
15%
10%
7%
7%
5%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

35%
23%
15%
5%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

28%
15%
10%
7%
7%
5%
5%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

16%
10%
8%
8%
8%
6%
6%
6%
5%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Trinket

28%
28%
15%
14%
6%
5%

Main Hand

71%
7%
7%
5%
2%
2%
2%

Gems

51%
43%
2%

Races

43%
Troll
17%
Human
7%
Blood Elf
5%
Gnome
5%
Nightborne
5%
Void Elf
2%
2%
Undead
2%
Dwarf
2%
Pandaren
2%
Mechagnome
2%
Night Elf

Azerite Powers

52%
21%
17%
3%
2%

Azerite Essence

79%
12%
5%
2%

Talents

34%
12%
8%
8%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

73%
20%
4%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

91%
4%
2%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

87%
4%
4%
4%

Wrist

38%
28%
8%
6%
6%
4%
4%
2%
2%

Hands

22%
18%
10%
8%
8%
6%
6%
6%
6%
4%
2%
2%

Waist

20%
14%
12%
10%
8%
8%
6%
6%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

32%
20%
14%
8%
6%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

30%
12%
8%
8%
6%
6%
6%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

16%
9%
8%
7%
7%
6%
5%
5%
5%
5%
4%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

31%
29%
12%
10%
7%
7%

Main Hand

65%
10%
8%
6%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Gems

53%
37%
4%
3%

Races

40%
Troll
12%
Blood Elf
12%
Human
10%
Void Elf
4%
Nightborne
4%
Gnome
4%
Night Elf
4%
Undead
2%
Mechagnome
2%
2%
Draenei
2%
Pandaren

Azerite Powers

54%
16%
16%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Azerite Essence

67%
16%
6%
6%
2%
2%

Talents

47%
5%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

75%
16%
5%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

86%
5%
2%
2%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

80%
8%
5%
2%
2%

Wrist

55%
19%
8%
5%
5%
2%
2%

Hands

27%
13%
11%
8%
8%
5%
5%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

25%
19%
8%
8%
5%
5%
5%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

25%
13%
11%
11%
8%
5%
5%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

33%
11%
8%
8%
5%
5%
5%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

23%
11%
11%
6%
5%
5%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

38%
36%
11%
6%
5%

Main Hand

69%
8%
8%
8%
2%
2%

Gems

76%
17%
3%
2%

Races

44%
Troll
16%
Human
11%
Blood Elf
5%
Nightborne
5%
Undead
5%
Void Elf
2%
Mechagnome
2%
2%
Gnome
2%
Night Elf

Azerite Powers

64%
12%
8%
5%
4%
2%

Azerite Essence

63%
13%
11%
8%
2%

Talents

41%
10%
10%
5%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

82%
10%
5%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

89%
5%
2%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

82%
7%
7%
2%

Wrist

53%
12%
7%
7%
5%
5%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

20%
20%
10%
10%
10%
7%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

28%
15%
10%
10%
7%
5%
5%
5%
5%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

30%
20%
12%
5%
5%
5%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

33%
10%
7%
7%
5%
5%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

23%
11%
10%
7%
5%
5%
3%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

39%
37%
6%
5%
5%
2%

Main Hand

56%
12%
10%
10%
7%
2%

Gems

71%
24%

Races

41%
Troll
15%
Human
10%
Blood Elf
7%
Void Elf
7%
Gnome
5%
Nightborne
2%
Night Elf
2%
Pandaren
2%
Mechagnome
2%
Undead
2%
Draenei

Azerite Powers

64%
9%
8%
5%
5%
3%
2%

Azerite Essence

69%
10%
10%
5%
2%
2%

Talents

33%
18%
6%
6%
6%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

81%
8%
6%
4%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

87%
4%
4%
4%

Back

100%

Chest

81%
6%
6%
4%
2%

Wrist

41%
29%
6%
6%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%

Hands

20%
16%
10%
10%
8%
6%
6%
6%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

20%
16%
12%
10%
8%
6%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

35%
18%
16%
6%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

27%
12%
10%
8%
6%
6%
6%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

17%
12%
10%
7%
7%
7%
5%
4%
3%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

33%
30%
15%
12%
4%
3%

Main Hand

68%
10%
6%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Gems

57%
38%
2%

Races

50%
Troll
10%
Human
10%
Blood Elf
6%
Void Elf
6%
Nightborne
4%
Night Elf
4%
Gnome
2%
Mechagnome
2%
Draenei
2%
Pandaren
2%
Dwarf

Azerite Powers

52%
21%
13%
4%
4%
2%

Azerite Essence

66%
16%
6%
6%
2%
2%

Talents

38%
10%
7%
5%
5%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

74%
15%
5%
2%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

82%
7%
5%
2%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

87%
5%
5%
2%

Wrist

46%
25%
7%
5%
5%
5%
2%
2%

Hands

20%
17%
12%
10%
10%
5%
5%
5%
5%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

25%
12%
10%
7%
7%
7%
5%
5%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

30%
17%
12%
5%
5%
5%
5%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

33%
12%
10%
7%
5%
5%
5%
5%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

19%
11%
7%
7%
7%
6%
5%
5%
3%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

30%
29%
12%
11%
6%
6%

Main Hand

64%
12%
10%
5%
5%
2%

Gems

59%
38%

Races

51%
Troll
17%
Human
10%
Blood Elf
5%
Gnome
5%
Void Elf
2%
Nightborne
2%
Draenei
2%
Mechagnome
2%
Night Elf

Azerite Powers

52%
16%
13%
5%
4%
2%
2%

Azerite Essence

61%
20%
7%
7%
2%

Talents

25%
18%
6%
6%
6%
4%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

75%
20%
2%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

95%
2%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

81%
8%
6%
2%
2%

Wrist

47%
31%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

18%
14%
12%
8%
8%
6%
6%
6%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

18%
14%
14%
12%
8%
8%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

43%
14%
8%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

25%
18%
12%
10%
6%
6%
4%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%

Ring

14%
12%
12%
7%
6%
5%
5%
4%
4%
4%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Trinket

25%
23%
22%
20%
3%
2%

Main Hand

72%
6%
6%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Gems

53%
40%
4%

Races

60%
Troll
10%
Human
6%
Void Elf
6%
Nightborne
4%
Night Elf
4%
Pandaren
2%
Blood Elf
2%
Draenei
2%
Undead
2%
Mechagnome

Azerite Powers

42%
24%
23%
3%
3%
2%

Azerite Essence

62%
22%
6%
4%
2%
2%

Talents

55%
10%
5%
5%
5%
5%
5%
5%
5%

Head

85%
10%
5%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

90%
5%
5%

Back

100%

Chest

90%
5%
5%

Wrist

55%
20%
10%
5%
5%
5%

Hands

25%
20%
15%
10%
10%
5%
5%
5%
5%

Waist

20%
15%
15%
10%
5%
5%
5%
5%
5%
5%
5%
5%

Legs

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

Feet

30%
15%
10%
10%
10%
5%
5%
5%
5%
5%

Ring

30%
15%
7%
7%
5%
5%
5%
5%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

42%
37%
7%
7%
5%

Main Hand

70%
10%
10%
5%
5%

Gems

74%
20%
4%

Races

50%
Troll
10%
Human
10%
Blood Elf
5%
Gnome
5%
Undead
5%
Void Elf
5%
Nightborne
5%
Night Elf
5%
Mechagnome

Azerite Powers

66%
10%
6%
5%
5%
5%

Azerite Essence

55%
20%
15%
10%

Talents

32%
23%
6%
6%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

80%
13%
4%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

93%
4%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

82%
6%
6%
2%
2%

Wrist

45%
32%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

30%
13%
10%
10%
6%
6%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

19%
15%
15%
15%
8%
6%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

36%
19%
10%
6%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

26%
17%
13%
8%
6%
6%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

15%
15%
11%
10%
8%
5%
4%
4%
3%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Trinket

27%
22%
19%
19%
6%
3%

Main Hand

80%
6%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Gems

49%
43%
4%

Races

54%
Troll
10%
Human
6%
Nightborne
6%
Night Elf
4%
Void Elf
4%
Pandaren
2%
Gnome
2%
Dwarf
2%
Blood Elf
2%
Draenei
2%
Undead
2%
Mechagnome

Azerite Powers

45%
21%
20%
4%
4%
2%

Azerite Essence

82%
13%
4%

Talents

34%
12%
12%
7%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

82%
12%
2%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

92%
4%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

87%
4%
4%
2%

Wrist

39%
34%
7%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%

Hands

21%
14%
12%
9%
9%
7%
7%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

24%
19%
9%
9%
7%
7%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

39%
21%
12%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

31%
21%
7%
7%
4%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

19%
9%
9%
8%
8%
6%
4%
4%
4%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

31%
30%
15%
14%
2%
2%

Main Hand

70%
9%
9%
4%
2%
2%

Gems

55%
40%
2%

Races

51%
Troll
14%
Human
9%
Blood Elf
4%
Void Elf
4%
Nightborne
4%
Night Elf
2%
Gnome
2%
Mechagnome
2%
Vulpera
2%
Draenei

Azerite Powers

54%
15%
15%
4%
4%
2%

Azerite Essence

68%
19%
4%
4%
2%

Talents

34%
9%
7%
7%
7%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

75%
12%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

82%
7%
4%
4%

Back

100%

Chest

78%
7%
4%
4%
4%

Wrist

36%
26%
9%
7%
7%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

21%
14%
14%
7%
7%
7%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

24%
14%
14%
9%
9%
4%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

31%
24%
14%
4%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

31%
17%
9%
9%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

19%
9%
9%
7%
7%
6%
6%
4%
4%
3%
3%
3%
3%
2%

Trinket

31%
31%
12%
12%
4%
4%

Main Hand

65%
9%
9%
9%
2%
2%

Gems

57%
38%
2%

Races

43%
Troll
12%
Human
9%
Gnome
7%
Blood Elf
4%
Mechagnome
4%
Nightborne
4%
Night Elf
4%
Void Elf
2%
Pandaren
2%
Undead
2%
Dwarf

Azerite Powers

51%
13%
12%
7%
6%
4%

Azerite Essence

63%
17%
9%
7%
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.