Arcane Mage 9.0.2 BiS List (Top Picks)

Last updated: Feb 25, 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 9.0.2 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%
64.0%
35.0%
89.0%
10.0%
67.0%
32.0%
98.0%
99.0%
88.0%
10.0%

Legendaries

51.0%
32.0%
10.0%
3.0%

Soulbinds

12.0%
12.0%
8.0%
5.0%
5.0%
5.0%
5.0%
5.0%
5.0%
3.0%
3.0%

Conduits

23.0%
18.0%
15.0%
10.0%
9.0%
7.0%
4.0%
2.0%

Head

34%
14%
13%
5%
3%

Neck

46%
14%
8%
5%
3%

Shoulders

17%
17%
6%
3%
3%

Back

29%
9%
7%
7%
5%
2%

Chest

15%
12%
9%
7%

Wrist

61%
13%
2%

Hands

13%
13%
10%
7%
4%
2%

Waist

76%
7%

Legs

11%
11%
9%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

42%
10%
5%

Ring

14%
13%
5%
5%
3%
3%

Trinket

24.0%
19.0%
14.0%
11.0%
10.0%
5.0%
4.0%
2.0%

Main Hand

28%
10%
5%
5%
2%
2%

Talents

100.0%
50.0%
49.0%
1.0%
100.0%
96.0%
4.0%
98.0%
1.0%
1.0%
100.0%
99.0%
1.0%

Legendaries

91.0%
5.0%
2.0%
2.0%

Soulbinds

18.3%
18.3%
12.6%
8.1%
5.7%
5.7%
5.7%

Conduits

24.1%
16.2%
15.4%
9.7%
9.5%
8.5%
7.7%

Head

23%
23%
17%
13%
12%
7%
3%
2%

Neck

46%
21%
18%
10%
2%
2%

Shoulders

23%
19%
16%
16%
10%
9%
3%
2%

Back

56%
12%
7%
6%
5%
5%
3%
3%

Chest

48%
14%
13%
9%
6%
4%
4%

Wrist

50%
13%
11%
7%
6%
5%
5%
3%

Hands

18%
16%
14%
11%
11%
11%
7%
6%
5%

Waist

66%
9%
6%
6%
5%
4%
3%

Legs

22%
15%
13%
13%
12%
12%
7%
4%
2%

Feet

73%
10%
7%
5%
4%

Ring

22%
11%
8%
6%
6%
5%
5%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

34.5%
14.0%
13.5%
9.5%
6.5%
6.0%
5.5%
4.0%
2.0%
1.0%
1.0%
1.0%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%

Main Hand

28%
12%
11%
10%
6%
6%
6%
5%
3%
3%

Talents

100.0%
58.0%
42.0%
100.0%
98.0%
2.0%
97.0%
2.0%
1.0%
100.0%
99.0%
1.0%

Legendaries

94.0%
3.0%
3.0%

Soulbinds

16.5%
16.5%
12.1%
8.1%
7.2%
7.2%

Conduits

24.4%
18.8%
14.2%
13.5%
9.1%
8.1%
5.8%

Head

28%
19%
17%
14%
12%
4%
4%

Neck

44%
20%
16%
9%
6%
3%

Shoulders

22%
20%
16%
14%
10%
8%
5%

Back

41%
17%
11%
10%
5%
4%
3%
3%
3%

Chest

48%
14%
10%
8%
6%
6%
5%
3%

Wrist

40%
16%
10%
9%
8%
8%
4%
2%
2%

Hands

23%
16%
15%
14%
9%
8%
7%
4%
3%

Waist

61%
9%
9%
7%
5%
5%
2%
2%

Legs

21%
18%
13%
13%
13%
10%
5%
4%
3%

Feet

62%
14%
7%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

21%
11%
10%
7%
6%
6%
6%
5%
4%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

33.5%
15.5%
12.5%
8.0%
6.0%
5.5%
4.5%
3.0%
2.5%
2.0%
2.0%
2.0%
1.0%
1.0%
1.0%

Main Hand

25%
16%
10%
9%
8%
6%
5%
5%
4%
3%
2%

Talents

100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%

Legendaries

42.9%
42.9%
14.3%

Soulbinds

18.2%
18.2%
13.6%
13.6%
9.1%
9.1%
9.1%

Conduits

23.1%
15.4%
15.4%
11.5%
11.5%
7.7%

Head

50%
25%
25%

Neck

25%
25%
25%
25%

Shoulders

25%
25%
25%
25%

Back

25%
25%
25%
25%

Chest

25%
25%
25%
25%

Wrist

75%
25%

Hands

25%
25%
25%
25%

Waist

75%
25%

Legs

50%
25%
25%

Feet

25%
25%
25%
25%

Ring

37%
12%
12%
12%
12%
12%

Trinket

42.9%
28.6%
21.4%
7.1%

Main Hand

50%
25%
25%

Talents

99.0%
1.0%
52.0%
48.0%
98.0%
2.0%
63.0%
37.0%
97.0%
3.0%
100.0%
98.0%
2.0%

Legendaries

54.0%
33.0%
8.0%
3.0%
2.0%

Soulbinds

11.8%
11.8%
11.5%
11.5%
7.9%
7.9%

Conduits

21.8%
17.9%
16.8%
11.1%
8.8%
8.5%
7.3%

Head

21%
20%
18%
16%
14%
7%
4%

Neck

51%
17%
15%
7%
4%
4%

Shoulders

22%
19%
18%
13%
12%
5%
5%
3%
2%

Back

35%
13%
11%
8%
8%
7%
4%
4%
4%
3%
2%

Chest

26%
18%
16%
12%
10%
8%
7%
2%

Wrist

51%
14%
8%
7%
7%
5%
4%
4%

Hands

22%
14%
13%
13%
12%
8%
6%
6%
5%

Waist

71%
7%
5%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

23%
20%
14%
11%
10%
9%
7%
4%
2%

Feet

44%
41%
9%
2%

Ring

15%
10%
8%
7%
6%
6%
6%
6%
5%
5%
5%
5%
4%
4%

Trinket

21.5%
14.5%
13.0%
11.5%
11.0%
7.5%
6.5%
3.5%
3.0%
2.0%
2.0%
1.5%
1.0%
0.5%
0.5%

Main Hand

31%
14%
11%
8%
7%
7%
5%
3%
3%
2%

Talents

100.0%
67.1%
32.9%
100.0%
93.9%
6.1%
100.0%
100.0%
97.6%
2.4%

Legendaries

74.4%
9.8%
9.8%
3.7%
1.2%
1.2%

Soulbinds

14.9%
14.9%
9.1%
6.9%
6.5%
6.5%
5.8%

Conduits

23.1%
17.4%
15.0%
14.0%
8.4%
7.2%
5.6%

Head

28%
18%
15%
13%
12%
6%
4%

Neck

51%
18%
15%
6%
6%

Shoulders

24%
18%
15%
12%
9%
9%
4%
4%

Back

45%
15%
9%
7%
6%
3%
3%
3%
3%

Chest

31%
19%
13%
13%
9%
6%
4%

Wrist

54%
13%
6%
6%
6%
4%
4%
4%

Hands

21%
16%
13%
12%
10%
10%
7%
4%
3%

Waist

77%
6%
6%
3%
3%
3%

Legs

25%
18%
12%
12%
10%
7%
6%
4%
3%

Feet

68%
9%
7%
4%
3%
3%

Ring

21%
15%
7%
6%
5%
5%
5%
4%
4%
4%
4%
3%
3%
3%

Trinket

31.7%
17.7%
9.8%
6.7%
6.7%
5.5%
5.5%
4.3%
3.0%
2.4%
1.8%
1.8%
1.2%
0.6%
0.6%

Main Hand

34%
12%
7%
7%
6%
6%
6%
4%
3%
3%

Talents

100.0%
52.1%
47.9%
100.0%
95.7%
4.3%
100.0%
100.0%
97.9%
2.1%

Legendaries

86.2%
5.3%
3.2%
3.2%
1.1%
1.1%

Soulbinds

16.8%
16.8%
10.8%
7.9%
6.0%
6.0%
6.0%

Conduits

24.7%
17.1%
15.2%
12.2%
8.4%
7.6%
7.3%

Head

28%
18%
15%
14%
13%
6%
2%

Neck

52%
18%
18%
6%
2%

Shoulders

23%
22%
18%
11%
11%
9%
2%

Back

46%
17%
10%
6%
6%
5%
2%
2%

Chest

39%
18%
11%
10%
7%
5%
5%

Wrist

55%
11%
7%
6%
6%
5%
3%
2%

Hands

15%
15%
15%
11%
10%
9%
9%
7%
2%

Waist

76%
6%
5%
5%
3%

Legs

19%
15%
14%
14%
10%
7%
6%
6%
3%

Feet

67%
10%
5%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

25%
15%
7%
7%
5%
5%
4%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

35.1%
13.8%
10.6%
6.9%
6.4%
6.4%
5.9%
5.3%
3.2%
2.1%
1.6%
1.1%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%

Main Hand

31%
13%
10%
8%
6%
6%
5%
4%
2%
2%

Talents

100.0%
78.9%
21.1%
100.0%
57.9%
42.1%
94.7%
5.3%
100.0%
100.0%

Legendaries

36.8%
31.6%
21.1%
5.3%
5.3%

Soulbinds

15.5%
15.5%
8.6%
6.9%
6.9%
6.9%
5.2%
5.2%
5.2%
5.2%
5.2%

Conduits

21.6%
18.9%
17.6%
16.2%
9.5%
8.1%

Head

30%
23%
23%
7%
7%
7%

Neck

53%
15%
7%
7%
7%
7%

Shoulders

30%
23%
23%
15%
7%

Back

23%
23%
15%
15%
7%
7%
7%

Chest

30%
15%
15%
7%
7%
7%
7%
7%

Wrist

46%
23%
15%
7%
7%

Hands

30%
23%
23%
7%
7%
7%

Waist

76%
7%
7%
7%

Legs

30%
15%
15%
15%
15%
7%

Feet

30%
30%
15%
7%
7%
7%

Ring

30%
11%
11%
11%
7%
7%
7%
3%
3%
3%

Trinket

23.7%
15.8%
15.8%
13.2%
10.5%
10.5%
5.3%
2.6%
2.6%

Main Hand

53%
15%
15%
7%
7%

Talents

100.0%
55.0%
44.0%
1.0%
100.0%
89.0%
11.0%
98.0%
2.0%
99.0%
1.0%
98.0%
1.0%
1.0%

Legendaries

62.0%
21.0%
10.0%
3.0%
2.0%
2.0%

Soulbinds

14.6%
14.6%
10.6%
9.1%
9.1%
7.0%

Conduits

24.9%
19.4%
14.2%
13.1%
7.7%
7.4%
5.2%

Head

34%
18%
14%
12%
10%
6%
5%

Neck

45%
19%
12%
9%
8%
6%

Shoulders

21%
21%
13%
13%
10%
9%
6%
5%

Back

46%
14%
9%
8%
7%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Chest

30%
18%
17%
10%
8%
8%
6%
3%

Wrist

39%
19%
11%
8%
7%
6%
5%
3%

Hands

18%
16%
14%
14%
10%
9%
8%
5%
5%

Waist

63%
8%
7%
7%
6%
4%
2%

Legs

18%
18%
16%
15%
10%
8%
6%
6%
3%

Feet

53%
19%
9%
6%
5%
3%
3%

Ring

16%
12%
9%
7%
7%
6%
6%
5%
4%
4%
3%
3%
3%
3%
2%

Trinket

26.5%
15.0%
11.5%
11.0%
8.0%
7.0%
5.5%
3.0%
2.5%
2.5%
2.0%
2.0%
1.5%
0.5%
0.5%

Main Hand

22%
15%
12%
11%
8%
7%
6%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Talents

100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%

Legendaries

100.0%

Soulbinds

25.0%
25.0%
25.0%
25.0%

Conduits

25.0%
25.0%
25.0%
25.0%

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%

Main Hand

100%

Talents

100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%

Legendaries

100.0%

Soulbinds

25.0%
25.0%
25.0%
25.0%

Conduits

25.0%
25.0%
25.0%
25.0%

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%

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.