Arcane Mage 9.1 BiS List (Top Picks)

Last updated: Sep 24, 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 9.1 and the newest Raid – Sanctum of Domination.

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
The Tarragrue
The Eye of the Jailer
The Nine
Remnant of Ner'zhul
Soulrender Dormazain
Painsmith Raznal
Guardian of the First Ones
Fatescribe Roh-Kalo
Kel'Thuzad
Sylvanas Windrunner

Talents

99.0%
83.0%
15.0%
99.0%
98.0%
86.0%
13.0%
99.0%
99.0%

Legendaries

99.0%

Soulbinds

65.0%
65.0%
64.0%
64.0%
51.0%
31.0%
30.0%
30.0%
30.0%
16.0%
13.0%
13.0%

Conduits

98.0%
98.0%
97.0%
76.0%
36.0%
30.0%
26.0%
21.0%
7.0%

Head

54%
43%

Neck

23%
21%
16%
11%
10%
3%
2%

Shoulders

60%
31%

Back

24%
24%
13%
12%
10%
7%

Chest

56%
17%
8%
3%
2%

Wrist

42%
42%
2%
2%

Hands

99%

Waist

39%
30%
9%
5%
4%

Legs

43%
11%
10%
10%
9%
8%

Feet

34%
24%
10%
5%
4%
4%
2%

Ring

13%
10%
8%
8%
7%
6%
5%
5%
4%
3%
3%
2%

Trinket

93.0%
39.0%
26.0%
16.0%
9.0%
7.0%
2.0%
2.0%

Main Hand

18%
14%
11%
10%
5%
5%
3%
3%
3%

Talents

99.0%
65.0%
34.0%
99.0%
97.0%
2.0%
89.0%
8.0%
2.0%
99.0%
99.0%

Legendaries

97.0%
1.0%
1.0%

Soulbinds

69.0%
69.0%
69.0%
68.0%
53.0%
25.0%
25.0%
25.0%
25.0%
17.0%
17.0%
8.0%

Conduits

98.0%
98.0%
92.0%
78.0%
41.0%
31.0%
22.0%
21.0%
9.0%

Head

52%
43%

Neck

18%
18%
18%
14%
10%
7%
5%

Shoulders

69%
18%
9%
3%

Back

29%
16%
14%
14%
12%
7%
3%

Chest

56%
16%
10%
3%
3%
3%

Wrist

40%
30%
12%
5%
3%
3%

Hands

96%
3%

Waist

40%
32%
14%
9%

Legs

34%
12%
12%
12%
10%
9%
3%

Feet

29%
23%
14%
12%
9%
5%
3%

Ring

11%
10%
10%
8%
8%
6%
6%
5%
5%
5%
4%
4%
3%
3%

Trinket

86.0%
40.0%
20.0%
17.0%
14.0%
7.0%
5.0%
5.0%
3.0%
1.0%

Main Hand

23%
16%
14%
10%
9%
7%
7%
7%
3%

Talents

100.0%
74.0%
25.0%
1.0%
100.0%
96.0%
4.0%
87.0%
13.0%
100.0%
100.0%

Legendaries

98.0%
2.0%

Soulbinds

51.0%
51.0%
50.0%
50.0%
41.0%
41.0%
40.0%
40.0%
26.0%
25.0%
24.0%
14.0%

Conduits

98.0%
97.0%
94.0%
73.0%
36.0%
31.0%
29.0%
19.0%
12.0%
5.0%

Head

61%
38%

Neck

25%
23%
19%
12%
6%
6%
4%

Shoulders

54%
36%
4%
2%

Back

25%
23%
21%
11%
8%
8%

Chest

65%
13%
5%
5%
5%
4%

Wrist

40%
39%
7%
4%
4%
2%

Hands

97%

Waist

38%
34%
9%
5%
4%
2%
2%

Legs

44%
16%
11%
9%
6%
6%
2%

Feet

48%
19%
8%
6%
6%
4%
4%

Ring

12%
10%
10%
9%
8%
7%
5%
4%
4%
4%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

91.0%
34.0%
32.0%
16.0%
14.0%
5.0%
5.0%
3.0%

Main Hand

23%
19%
9%
8%
8%
8%
5%
5%
5%
4%

Talents

100.0%
77.0%
23.0%
100.0%
98.0%
2.0%
94.0%
5.0%
1.0%
100.0%
100.0%

Legendaries

99.0%
1.0%

Soulbinds

66.0%
66.0%
66.0%
66.0%
47.0%
32.0%
32.0%
32.0%
32.0%
17.0%
17.0%
15.0%

Conduits

100.0%
100.0%
98.0%
79.0%
35.0%
30.0%
29.0%
16.0%
9.0%

Head

56%
43%

Neck

29%
20%
15%
12%
11%
3%
3%
2%

Shoulders

57%
34%
3%
2%

Back

25%
17%
16%
12%
12%
11%
2%

Chest

56%
21%
5%
5%
4%
3%
2%

Wrist

50%
37%
3%
3%

Hands

98%

Waist

49%
28%
10%
5%
2%
2%

Legs

48%
12%
12%
10%
10%
3%
2%

Feet

33%
22%
8%
8%
7%
7%
6%

Ring

15%
11%
11%
10%
8%
8%
6%
5%
4%
3%
3%
2%

Trinket

92.0%
35.0%
34.0%
14.0%
13.0%
4.0%
3.0%
3.0%
1.0%
1.0%

Main Hand

23%
14%
11%
8%
7%
6%
6%
6%
5%
4%
3%

Talents

100.0%
79.0%
21.0%
100.0%
100.0%
95.0%
5.0%
100.0%
100.0%

Legendaries

100.0%

Soulbinds

63.0%
63.0%
63.0%
62.0%
49.0%
34.0%
34.0%
34.0%
33.0%
18.0%
16.0%
13.0%

Conduits

99.0%
98.0%
98.0%
85.0%
31.0%
29.0%
25.0%
23.0%
9.0%

Head

53%
46%

Neck

24%
21%
20%
11%
9%
6%
5%

Shoulders

69%
28%

Back

25%
21%
19%
16%
10%
7%
2%

Chest

63%
12%
10%
5%
5%
2%
2%

Wrist

43%
40%
5%
4%
2%
2%

Hands

99%

Waist

45%
35%
8%
6%
2%
2%

Legs

44%
15%
11%
10%
9%
8%
2%

Feet

39%
15%
14%
11%
8%
7%
4%

Ring

15%
12%
9%
8%
8%
7%
6%
5%
5%
5%
5%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

93.0%
40.0%
28.0%
18.0%
8.0%
5.0%
3.0%
3.0%
2.0%

Main Hand

20%
12%
10%
10%
9%
8%
8%
7%
6%
5%
5%

Talents

100.0%
87.0%
13.0%
100.0%
100.0%
93.0%
7.0%
100.0%
100.0%

Legendaries

100.0%

Soulbinds

78.0%
78.0%
78.0%
78.0%
64.0%
21.0%
21.0%
21.0%
21.0%
14.0%
13.0%
8.0%

Conduits

100.0%
99.0%
98.0%
70.0%
36.0%
35.0%
25.0%
22.0%
6.0%
5.0%

Head

61%
38%

Neck

22%
16%
16%
15%
13%
4%
2%
2%

Shoulders

70%
25%

Back

26%
21%
15%
14%
9%
9%

Chest

45%
25%
9%
5%
5%
4%
2%

Wrist

44%
40%
5%
2%
2%

Hands

100%

Waist

40%
26%
12%
11%
4%

Legs

45%
15%
12%
11%
6%
2%
2%

Feet

40%
20%
12%
9%
8%
6%

Ring

13%
11%
10%
9%
8%
7%
5%
5%
5%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

97.0%
41.0%
26.0%
15.0%
9.0%
8.0%
2.0%
1.0%
1.0%

Main Hand

21%
18%
12%
11%
8%
8%
7%
5%
4%
2%

Talents

100.0%
86.0%
14.0%
100.0%
100.0%
93.0%
7.0%
100.0%
100.0%

Legendaries

100.0%

Soulbinds

62.0%
61.0%
61.0%
61.0%
48.0%
31.0%
31.0%
31.0%
31.0%
17.0%
14.0%
13.0%
7.0%
7.0%
7.0%

Conduits

97.0%
97.0%
94.0%
88.0%
41.0%
37.0%
21.0%
19.0%

Head

62%
35%
2%

Neck

25%
22%
18%
12%
6%
6%
4%
2%
2%

Shoulders

64%
31%
2%
2%

Back

22%
22%
20%
14%
10%
4%
2%
2%

Chest

47%
29%
10%
4%
4%
2%
2%

Wrist

47%
43%
4%
2%
2%

Hands

100%

Waist

43%
33%
8%
8%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

41%
18%
14%
14%
6%
2%
2%

Feet

41%
27%
12%
6%
4%
4%
4%

Ring

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

Trinket

90.0%
43.0%
31.0%
11.0%
11.0%
5.0%
3.0%
3.0%
1.0%
1.0%
1.0%

Main Hand

22%
18%
12%
10%
10%
8%
6%
4%
4%
2%

Talents

100.0%
90.0%
10.0%
100.0%
98.0%
2.0%
91.0%
9.0%
100.0%
100.0%

Legendaries

98.0%
2.0%

Soulbinds

65.0%
64.0%
63.0%
63.0%
51.0%
33.0%
33.0%
33.0%
32.0%
19.0%
13.0%
13.0%
6.0%

Conduits

99.0%
99.0%
98.0%
78.0%
38.0%
31.0%
26.0%
16.0%
10.0%

Head

52%
47%

Neck

30%
26%
21%
13%
4%
4%

Shoulders

47%
47%
4%

Back

27%
27%
18%
13%
13%

Chest

52%
21%
8%
8%
4%
4%

Wrist

50%
45%
4%

Hands

100%

Waist

36%
36%
18%
4%
4%

Legs

45%
18%
13%
9%
9%
4%

Feet

40%
36%
13%
9%

Ring

15%
9%
9%
9%
9%
6%
6%
6%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%

Trinket

95.0%
34.0%
26.0%
20.0%
10.0%
7.0%
4.0%
3.0%
1.0%

Main Hand

18%
18%
18%
13%
9%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%

Talents

100.0%
92.0%
8.0%
100.0%
100.0%
91.0%
9.0%
100.0%
100.0%

Legendaries

100.0%

Soulbinds

70.0%
69.0%
68.0%
68.0%
58.0%
30.0%
30.0%
30.0%
30.0%
17.0%
12.0%
12.0%
5.0%

Conduits

100.0%
100.0%
99.0%
73.0%
40.0%
28.0%
26.0%
22.0%
8.0%

Head

57%
42%

Neck

42%
28%
14%
7%
7%

Shoulders

50%
42%
7%

Back

57%
14%
14%
7%
7%

Chest

64%
7%
7%
7%
7%
7%

Wrist

50%
28%
7%
7%
7%

Hands

100%

Waist

35%
28%
14%
14%
7%

Legs

50%
14%
14%
7%
7%
7%

Feet

35%
28%
21%
7%
7%

Ring

17%
17%
10%
10%
7%
7%
7%
3%
3%
3%
3%
3%
3%

Trinket

97.0%
39.0%
26.0%
22.0%
8.0%
4.0%
1.0%
1.0%
1.0%
1.0%

Main Hand

35%
21%
14%
14%
7%
7%

Talents

100.0%
92.0%
8.0%
100.0%
100.0%
86.0%
13.0%
1.0%
100.0%
100.0%

Legendaries

100.0%

Soulbinds

73.0%
73.0%
73.0%
72.0%
63.0%
23.0%
23.0%
23.0%
23.0%
14.0%
11.0%
8.0%

Conduits

100.0%
99.0%
98.0%
73.0%
35.0%
33.0%
25.0%
23.0%
7.0%

Head

52%
44%
2%

Neck

25%
22%
16%
13%
5%
5%
5%
2%
2%

Shoulders

72%
16%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Back

25%
22%
13%
13%
8%
8%
5%
2%

Chest

55%
13%
13%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Wrist

52%
36%
8%
2%

Hands

100%

Waist

36%
36%
13%
8%
2%
2%

Legs

44%
19%
11%
8%
5%
5%
2%
2%

Feet

36%
22%
11%
8%
8%
5%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

16%
15%
8%
8%
6%
6%
6%
5%
5%
5%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

94.0%
39.0%
27.0%
20.0%
7.0%
7.0%
2.0%
1.0%
1.0%
1.0%
1.0%

Main Hand

22%
13%
11%
8%
8%
8%
8%
8%
5%
2%
2%

Talents

100.0%
97.0%
3.0%
100.0%
100.0%
58.0%
42.0%
100.0%
100.0%

Legendaries

100.0%

Soulbinds

70.0%
69.0%
69.0%
67.0%
59.0%
30.0%
30.0%
30.0%
29.0%
15.0%
13.0%
10.0%
5.0%

Conduits

100.0%
99.0%
99.0%
66.0%
49.0%
28.0%
22.0%
22.0%
10.0%

Head

56%
43%

Neck

30%
17%
17%
12%
10%
5%
2%
2%

Shoulders

56%
38%
2%
2%

Back

32%
30%
10%
10%
5%
5%
5%
2%

Chest

61%
17%
10%
5%
5%

Wrist

47%
45%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

100%

Waist

48%
23%
12%
12%
2%

Legs

40%
15%
12%
10%
10%
7%
2%
2%

Feet

30%
25%
20%
7%
7%
5%
2%
2%

Ring

13%
13%
12%
10%
8%
7%
7%
7%
5%
3%
3%

Trinket

99.0%
47.0%
20.0%
14.0%
11.0%
4.0%
3.0%
1.0%
1.0%

Main Hand

12%
12%
12%
12%
10%
7%
7%
7%
7%
5%
5%

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.