Arcane Mage 9.0.5 BiS List (Top Picks)

Last updated: May 08, 2021

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 Shadowlands (SL) Patch 9.0.5 and the newest Raid – Castle Nathria.

We use Warcraft Logs 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.

All Stars
Hungering Destroyer
Shriekwing
Sludgefist
Sun King's Salvation
Artificer Xy'mox
Lady Inerva Darkvein
The Council of Blood
Huntsman Altimor
Stone Legion Generals
Sire Denathrius

Talents

99.0%
57.0%
42.0%
94.0%
5.0%
71.0%
28.0%
95.0%
3.0%
99.0%
93.0%
6.0%

Legendaries

47.0%
30.0%
17.0%
2.0%

Soulbinds

55.0%
55.0%
32.0%
31.0%
22.0%
17.0%
17.0%
14.0%
14.0%
11.0%
7.0%
7.0%
7.0%
7.0%
7.0%
5.0%
5.0%
5.0%
5.0%
5.0%
3.0%

Conduits

77.0%
73.0%
58.0%
52.0%
39.0%
35.0%
21.0%
10.0%
9.0%
4.0%
4.0%

Head

27%
24%
17%
13%
2%

Neck

38%
16%
13%
10%
3%

Shoulders

19%
18%
14%
9%
4%
3%

Back

34%
10%
7%
6%
2%

Chest

21%
15%
8%
8%

Wrist

53%
17%
2%

Hands

16%
13%
10%
8%
4%

Waist

70%
6%

Legs

17%
16%
14%
13%
12%
11%
2%

Feet

46%
8%
4%
3%

Ring

12%
12%
11%
6%
4%
4%
2%

Trinket

51.0%
30.0%
25.0%
23.0%
20.0%
14.0%
13.0%
5.0%
3.0%
2.0%
2.0%

Main Hand

27%
10%
10%
8%
6%
2%

Talents

100.0%
56.0%
42.0%
2.0%
100.0%
96.0%
4.0%
97.0%
3.0%
100.0%
99.0%
1.0%

Legendaries

91.0%
5.0%
2.0%
1.0%
1.0%

Soulbinds

67.0%
67.0%
48.0%
46.0%
21.0%
10.0%
10.0%
9.0%
9.0%
6.0%
6.0%
6.0%
5.0%
5.0%

Conduits

94.0%
68.0%
57.0%
45.0%
37.0%
35.0%
23.0%
14.0%
11.0%
6.0%

Head

31%
24%
12%
11%
10%
8%
3%

Neck

48%
19%
13%
9%
7%
3%

Shoulders

20%
18%
16%
15%
11%
9%
5%
2%
2%

Back

54%
8%
8%
7%
7%
6%
4%
3%

Chest

43%
15%
13%
9%
8%
6%
5%

Wrist

44%
16%
13%
8%
7%
5%
4%
3%

Hands

20%
16%
14%
13%
11%
8%
8%
6%
3%

Waist

61%
9%
9%
7%
6%
5%

Legs

21%
18%
16%
13%
13%
10%
6%
2%

Feet

77%
11%
6%
3%
2%

Ring

25%
9%
8%
8%
6%
6%
5%
5%
4%
4%
4%
3%
2%
2%

Trinket

69.0%
31.0%
23.0%
16.0%
14.0%
11.0%
10.0%
6.0%
6.0%
4.0%
4.0%
2.0%
2.0%
1.0%
1.0%

Main Hand

29%
12%
10%
10%
6%
6%
5%
5%
3%
3%
3%
2%

Talents

100.0%
51.0%
48.0%
1.0%
100.0%
98.0%
2.0%
97.0%
3.0%
100.0%
99.0%
1.0%

Legendaries

87.0%
6.0%
3.0%
3.0%
1.0%

Soulbinds

54.0%
54.0%
40.0%
39.0%
23.0%
23.0%
15.0%
13.0%
13.0%
12.0%
11.0%
11.0%
9.0%
8.0%
8.0%

Conduits

94.0%
74.0%
52.0%
51.0%
33.0%
33.0%
27.0%
13.0%
6.0%
5.0%

Head

22%
20%
18%
16%
9%
8%
5%

Neck

46%
19%
14%
7%
6%
5%

Shoulders

19%
17%
17%
17%
10%
8%
7%
2%

Back

37%
16%
11%
10%
7%
5%
5%
3%
3%

Chest

43%
13%
11%
10%
7%
7%
4%
3%

Wrist

39%
21%
13%
7%
5%
5%
4%
3%
2%

Hands

24%
18%
14%
14%
8%
7%
6%
5%
3%

Waist

58%
10%
7%
6%
6%
5%
4%
2%

Legs

19%
17%
15%
14%
12%
11%
5%
4%
2%

Feet

70%
9%
8%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Ring

23%
10%
7%
7%
6%
6%
5%
5%
5%
3%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

60.0%
33.0%
33.0%
17.0%
11.0%
11.0%
7.0%
6.0%
6.0%
5.0%
5.0%
3.0%
1.0%
1.0%
1.0%

Main Hand

28%
15%
10%
8%
8%
5%
4%
4%
4%
3%
3%
2%

Talents

100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
90.9%
9.1%
100.0%
100.0%

Legendaries

54.5%
27.3%
9.1%
9.1%

Soulbinds

45.5%
45.5%
45.5%
45.5%
27.3%
27.3%
27.3%
18.2%
18.2%
18.2%
9.1%
9.1%
9.1%
9.1%

Conduits

81.8%
63.6%
54.5%
45.5%
36.4%
36.4%
18.2%
18.2%
18.2%
9.1%
9.1%

Head

33%
33%
16%
16%

Neck

33%
33%
16%
16%

Shoulders

33%
16%
16%
16%
16%

Back

33%
33%
16%
16%

Chest

66%
16%
16%

Wrist

66%
33%

Hands

50%
16%
16%
16%

Waist

83%
16%

Legs

16%
16%
16%
16%
16%
16%

Feet

33%
16%
16%
16%
16%

Ring

25%
16%
16%
16%
8%
8%
8%

Trinket

90.9%
54.5%
27.3%
9.1%
9.1%
9.1%

Main Hand

33%
16%
16%
16%
16%

Talents

100.0%
55.0%
45.0%
98.0%
2.0%
56.0%
44.0%
97.0%
3.0%
100.0%
98.0%
2.0%

Legendaries

66.0%
24.0%
8.0%
1.0%
1.0%

Soulbinds

59.0%
59.0%
41.0%
32.0%
25.0%
25.0%
18.0%
17.0%
15.0%
13.0%
12.0%
5.0%
5.0%
5.0%
5.0%

Conduits

81.0%
65.0%
65.0%
55.0%
43.0%
25.0%
23.0%
16.0%
14.0%

Head

22%
21%
17%
17%
15%
5%
3%

Neck

45%
16%
13%
12%
8%
4%

Shoulders

21%
21%
18%
16%
8%
7%
3%
3%
2%

Back

38%
17%
10%
7%
7%
6%
6%
3%
3%

Chest

19%
18%
18%
11%
11%
9%
9%
3%
2%

Wrist

51%
16%
7%
7%
7%
6%
3%
3%

Hands

15%
15%
15%
13%
12%
10%
7%
6%
5%
2%

Waist

69%
8%
5%
5%
5%
2%
2%

Legs

18%
16%
16%
14%
14%
10%
7%
4%

Feet

44%
43%
6%
3%
2%

Ring

13%
11%
9%
8%
6%
6%
6%
6%
5%
5%
4%
4%
4%
3%
2%

Trinket

36.0%
35.0%
32.0%
23.0%
19.0%
18.0%
8.0%
8.0%
6.0%
4.0%
3.0%
3.0%
3.0%
1.0%
1.0%

Main Hand

30%
16%
10%
10%
7%
5%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Talents

100.0%
62.0%
38.0%
100.0%
99.0%
1.0%
99.0%
1.0%
100.0%
98.0%
2.0%

Legendaries

79.0%
9.0%
8.0%
3.0%
1.0%

Soulbinds

58.0%
58.0%
45.0%
40.0%
21.0%
21.0%
18.0%
15.0%
10.0%
10.0%
8.0%
6.0%
6.0%
5.0%
5.0%

Conduits

93.0%
71.0%
58.0%
53.0%
29.0%
29.0%
25.0%
10.0%
9.0%
8.0%
6.0%

Head

37%
17%
15%
12%
10%
5%
2%

Neck

53%
18%
12%
8%
4%
4%

Shoulders

24%
16%
14%
13%
12%
8%
5%
4%
2%

Back

48%
18%
8%
6%
5%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Chest

41%
16%
16%
10%
6%
5%
4%

Wrist

53%
16%
7%
7%
6%
5%
3%
3%

Hands

19%
18%
13%
13%
12%
9%
7%
5%
4%

Waist

80%
5%
3%
3%
3%
3%
3%

Legs

19%
18%
15%
15%
12%
8%
4%
4%
4%

Feet

75%
7%
4%
4%
3%
3%
2%

Ring

18%
12%
9%
8%
5%
5%
5%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
3%

Trinket

68.0%
35.0%
23.0%
14.0%
13.0%
10.0%
8.0%
6.0%
6.0%
4.0%
4.0%
3.0%
2.0%
1.0%
1.0%

Main Hand

34%
15%
8%
7%
7%
5%
5%
4%
3%
3%
2%

Talents

100.0%
55.0%
45.0%
100.0%
98.0%
2.0%
98.0%
1.0%
1.0%
100.0%
99.0%
1.0%

Legendaries

87.0%
5.0%
4.0%
3.0%
1.0%

Soulbinds

66.0%
66.0%
41.0%
41.0%
25.0%
14.0%
14.0%
11.0%
11.0%
8.0%
6.0%
6.0%
6.0%
5.0%
5.0%

Conduits

91.0%
66.0%
61.0%
52.0%
34.0%
28.0%
26.0%
15.0%
9.0%
6.0%

Head

27%
21%
16%
15%
12%
7%
2%

Neck

53%
20%
16%
6%
3%

Shoulders

21%
20%
19%
14%
8%
6%
6%
2%

Back

45%
18%
11%
8%
5%
5%
4%
2%
2%

Chest

45%
17%
10%
8%
8%
6%
4%

Wrist

49%
16%
8%
8%
7%
5%
4%
3%

Hands

23%
15%
14%
12%
12%
8%
8%
6%

Waist

77%
5%
5%
4%
3%
3%
2%

Legs

19%
18%
15%
14%
12%
10%
5%
5%
2%

Feet

68%
10%
5%
4%
4%
4%
3%

Ring

22%
10%
10%
7%
6%
5%
5%
5%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
3%

Trinket

64.0%
29.0%
29.0%
18.0%
11.0%
11.0%
10.0%
9.0%
4.0%
4.0%
3.0%
3.0%
3.0%
1.0%
1.0%

Main Hand

32%
14%
13%
7%
6%
5%
4%
4%
3%
2%
2%

Talents

97.5%
72.5%
25.0%
97.5%
60.0%
37.5%
92.5%
2.5%
2.5%
97.5%
95.0%
2.5%

Legendaries

45.0%
22.5%
22.5%
2.5%
2.5%
2.5%

Soulbinds

52.5%
52.5%
32.5%
25.0%
20.0%
17.5%
17.5%
17.5%
17.5%
15.0%
10.0%
10.0%
10.0%
10.0%
7.5%

Conduits

70.0%
67.5%
57.5%
55.0%
40.0%
37.5%
25.0%
12.5%
7.5%
5.0%
5.0%

Head

43%
13%
10%
10%
10%
10%
3%

Neck

46%
23%
10%
6%
6%
3%
3%

Shoulders

23%
20%
13%
13%
10%
6%
6%
6%

Back

23%
23%
16%
13%
10%
6%
3%
3%

Chest

40%
16%
10%
10%
6%
6%
6%
3%

Wrist

43%
13%
13%
10%
6%
6%
6%

Hands

26%
20%
16%
13%
10%
10%
3%

Waist

76%
6%
3%
3%
3%
3%
3%

Legs

20%
20%
16%
13%
10%
6%
6%
3%
3%

Feet

50%
26%
6%
6%
3%
3%
3%

Ring

25%
10%
10%
8%
8%
6%
6%
5%
5%
5%
3%
3%

Trinket

42.5%
30.0%
30.0%
25.0%
25.0%
17.5%
10.0%
5.0%
5.0%
2.5%
2.5%

Main Hand

44%
10%
10%
6%
6%
6%
6%
3%
3%

Talents

100.0%
54.0%
45.0%
1.0%
100.0%
82.0%
18.0%
98.0%
2.0%
100.0%
98.0%
1.0%
1.0%

Legendaries

57.0%
24.0%
15.0%
2.0%
1.0%
1.0%

Soulbinds

53.0%
53.0%
38.0%
37.0%
28.0%
28.0%
16.0%
15.0%
11.0%
11.0%
9.0%
8.0%
7.0%
6.0%
5.0%

Conduits

87.0%
69.0%
53.0%
50.0%
32.0%
29.0%
21.0%
13.0%
11.0%
6.0%

Head

29%
22%
15%
14%
9%
5%
5%

Neck

44%
18%
16%
9%
8%
4%

Shoulders

20%
18%
14%
14%
11%
9%
7%
6%

Back

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

Chest

30%
17%
14%
13%
9%
6%
5%
5%

Wrist

32%
19%
13%
11%
9%
7%
5%
3%

Hands

16%
15%
13%
13%
11%
11%
7%
7%
6%

Waist

60%
9%
8%
6%
6%
5%
3%
2%

Legs

18%
16%
16%
16%
16%
7%
5%
5%

Feet

61%
18%
6%
6%
4%
2%
2%

Ring

14%
13%
9%
7%
6%
6%
5%
4%
4%
3%
3%
3%
3%
3%
3%
3%
2%

Trinket

62.0%
27.0%
25.0%
18.0%
16.0%
13.0%
12.0%
5.0%
5.0%
5.0%
4.0%
2.0%
2.0%
2.0%
1.0%

Main Hand

20%
13%
12%
11%
8%
8%
5%
5%
4%
3%
3%

Talents

100.0%
62.5%
37.5%
100.0%
87.5%
12.5%
87.5%
12.5%
100.0%
100.0%

Legendaries

100.0%

Soulbinds

50.0%
50.0%
25.0%
25.0%
25.0%
25.0%
25.0%
25.0%
25.0%
25.0%
25.0%
25.0%
25.0%
12.5%
12.5%

Conduits

87.5%
75.0%
75.0%
62.5%
37.5%
25.0%
25.0%
12.5%

Head

40%
20%
20%
20%

Neck

40%
20%
20%
20%

Shoulders

40%
20%
20%
20%

Back

20%
20%
20%
20%
20%

Chest

40%
20%
20%
20%

Wrist

60%
20%
20%

Hands

40%
40%
20%

Waist

40%
20%
20%
20%

Legs

20%
20%
20%
20%
20%

Feet

100%

Ring

20%
20%
20%
10%
10%
10%
10%

Trinket

50.0%
50.0%
37.5%
25.0%
25.0%
12.5%

Main Hand

40%
20%
20%
20%

Talents

100.0%
50.0%
50.0%
50.0%
50.0%
50.0%
50.0%
100.0%
100.0%
50.0%
50.0%

Legendaries

50.0%
50.0%

Soulbinds

50.0%
50.0%
50.0%
50.0%
50.0%
50.0%
50.0%
50.0%

Conduits

100.0%
100.0%
50.0%
50.0%
50.0%
50.0%

Head

100%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

100%

Back

100%

Chest

100%

Wrist

100%

Hands

100%

Waist

100%

Legs

100%

Feet

100%

Ring

50%
50%

Trinket

50.0%
50.0%
50.0%
50.0%

Main Hand

100%

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 Warcraft Logs and Official Blizzard API).

🎯 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 there are 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.