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Mage Guide plus pre-raid gear list

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This is a specified pre-raid gear list for patch 1.12 that you should obtain before you start raiding as a frost mage.

A lot of this list will last beyond Tier 1 raids. Additionally, I added some information about Enchants and Stats. 








The General Mage spec which most mages should have while raiding is the 31/0/20 Arcane/Frost which will maximize your damage.
*at least one mage per raid should have the Winter's Chill spec which should be something like 20/0/31 ~ 16/0/35. Ask your class leader.



Spellweaver's Turban

Obtained from: UBRS - General Drakkisath



Diana's Pearl Necklace

Obtained from: Stratholme (Living) - Cannon Master Willey



Boreal Mantle

Obtained from: Blackrock Depths - The Vault



Archivist Cape of Frozen Wrath

Obtained from: Stratholme (Living) - Archivist Galford

note: Other high level "of Frozen Wrath" cloaks work here too.



Bloodvine Vest

Obtained from: Crafting (Tailoring) - We have multiple crafters in guild



Rockfury Bracers

Obtained from: Silithus (Quest) - Stalwart's Battlegear

note: You should definitely work on getting these since they are on par with Bracers of Arcane Accuracy which is a BWL drop.



Hands of Power

Obtained from: LBRS - Quartermaster Zigris

Shivery Handwraps because no one goes to LBRS

Obtained from: Scholomance - Ras Frostwhisper



Ban'thok Sash

Obtained from: Blackrock Depths - Ring of Law



Bloodvine Leggings

Obtained from: Crafting (Tailoring) - We have multiple crafters in guild



Bloodvine Boots

Obtained from: Crafting (Tailoring) - We have multiple crafters in guild


Ring 1

Don Mauricio's Band of Domination

Obtained from: Scholomance - Darkmaster Gandling


Ring 2

Maiden's Circle

Obtained from: World drop

Band of Rumination

Obtained from: UBRS - Warchief Rend Blackhand


Trinket 1

Briarwood Reed

Obtained from: UBRS - Jed Runewatcher (rare)


Trinket 2

Eye of the Beast

Obtained from: Quest - General Drakkisath's Demise




Obtained from: Crafting (Master Swordsmith) - not worth it


Obtained from: Scholomance - Darkmaster Gandling



Tome of the Ice Lord

Obtained from: Alterac Valley - Exalted

Tome of the Lost if you still have a long way to go to get AV exalted

Obtained from: UBRS - General Drakkisath



Wand of Biting Cold

Obtained from: Alterac Valley (Quest) - Korrak the Bloodrage


Enchanting your BiS gear and future upgrades is an important part of any raiding environment and enchanting your gear is expected from you. There aren't that many extremely good enchants for mages but that gives us more reason not to slack on enchants. Here are some good enchants for mages: 
head: ZG enchant (get this! You will only get this for Spellweaver's Turban, T2 or Mish'Undare)
shoulders: ZG exalted enchant (get this!)
cloak: +15 fire resistance
chest: +4 stats (or +100 mana)
wrists: +7 int (or +7 stamina)
hands: +15 Frost Spell Damage for Ony/MC/BWL (+15 Fire Spell Damage for AQ40)
legs: ZG enchant (get this! You will only get this for Bloodvine Leggings or T2)
boots: minor speed increase
1h/2h weapon: +30 spellpower (get this!)
As a mage you should focus on the following.
16% hit. We already get 6% hit from talents so you should focus on getting that last 10% from gear. Compared to warlocks who get nothing from talents we have no excuses for lacking in hit. Being hit capped might not be necessary but being hit capped = landing more spells = more damage done. Important.
Spellpower. More spellpower means your spells will do more damage. Important.
Intellect. More intellect means more mana and more crit. Makes your mana pool bigger so you can throw more ice and fire. A good stat overall. Important.
Crit. Frost mages don't benefit as much from crit as fire mages so a good guideline is 20sp is worth roughly 1% crit. Even if it's not massively important don't ignore it especially in end-game. When raiding AQ40 all mages will spec fire and crit becomes important to keep ignite up.
Stamina. Increases health, makes you stay alive longer. You shouldn't take much damage if you're careful but sometimes accidents happen. Like the mobs in MC that drop aggro every now and then or getting hit by AOE. 
Spirit. Not very good for mages but Mage Armor, Arcane Meditation and Evocation benefit from it. In raids when you are fully buffed and fully equipped with consumables your Evocation easily restores 80% of your mana so you don't need to focus on spirit.
Brilliant Wizard Oil 
Use: While applied to target weapon it increases spell damage by up to 36 and increases Spell Critical chance by 1% . Lasts for 30 minutes.
Crafting: 2x Large Brilliant Shard, 3x Firebloom
note: When buying this from AH make sure it has 5 charges! Some people like to put them up with only 1 charge left.
Greater Arcane Elixir
Use: Increases spell damage by up to 35 for 1 hr.
Crafting: 3x Dreamfoil, 1x Mountain Silversage
Elixir of Greater Firepower (Required for AQ40)
Use: Increases spell fire damage by up to 40 for 30 min.
Crafting: 3x Fire Oil, 3x Firebloom
Elixir of Frost Power
Use: Increases spell frost damage by up to 15 for 30 min.
Crafting: 2x Wintersbite, 1x Khadgar's Whisker
Elixir of Greater Intellect 
Use: Increases Intellect by 25 for 1 hr.
Crafting: 1x Blindweed, 1x Khadgar's Whisker
Elixir of the Sages
Use: Increases Intellect and Spirit by 18 for 1 hr.
Crafting: 1x Dreamfoil, 2x Plaguebloom
Juju Guile
Use: Increases the target's Intellect by 30 for 30 min. (cooldown 1 min)
Reward from Wildkin E'ko
Scroll of Intellect IV
Use: Increases the target's Intellect by 16 for 30 min.
World Drop
Cerebral Cortex Compound
Use: Increases Intellect by 25 when consumed. Effect lasts for 60 minutes. (cooldown 1 hr)
Reward from Infallible Mind
Flask of Supreme Power (very good for progress raids)
Use: Increases damage done by magical spells and effects by up to 150 for 2 hr. You can only have the effect of one flask at a time. This effect persists through death.


Major Mana Potion 
Use: Restores 1350 to 2251 mana. (cooldown 2 min)
Crafting: 3x Dreamfoil, 2x Icecap
Mageblood Potion
Use: Regenerate 12 mana per 5 sec for 1 hr. (cooldown 10 sec)
Crafting: 1x Dreamfoil, 2x Plaguebloom
Nightfin Soup
Use: Restores 874.8 health over 27 sec. Must remain seated while eating. Also restores 9 Mana every 5 seconds for 10 min.
Crafting: 1x Raw Nightfin Snapper, 1x Refreshing Spring Water

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hey guys this list was made before nostalrius merge announcement, ill make some changes eventually been busy - this isn't accurate in some places

Edited by Earthwarder

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Yea some of these items are not in game yet. like the belt from arena. can't find a accurate BiS list anywhere T.T

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