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Mage Heirlooms

31 May

Welcome to the Mage Heirlooms Guide for Legion. This post will cover all three of the Mage specs, including the optimal enchants. Please keep in mind that heirlooms are designed for leveling, and the choices of which pieces of gear to use as well as which enchants are designed towards leveling rather than raiding. In many cases the choices are the same, but if something seems odd then I’ve likely chosen it for a reason. Feel free to ask if you’re confused or care to offer other comments or suggestions. In the long run, as long as you’re wearing heirlooms with the right primary stats on it, it doesn’t necessarily matter which ones you choose.


arcane
Arcane (DPS)

Slot Item Name Enchant
Helm Tattered Dreadmist Mask N/A
Neck Eternal Horizon Choker Gift of Critical Strike
Cloak Ancient Bloodmoon Cloak Gift of Critical Strike
Shoulder Tattered Dreadmist Mantle Greater Crane Wing Inscription
Chest Tattered Dreadmist Robe Peerless Stats
Legs Tattered Dreadmist Leggings Greater Cerulean Spellthread
Ring 1 Signet of the Third Fleet Gift of Critical Strike
Ring 2 Dread Pirate Ring Gift of Critical Strike
Main Hand Dignified Headmaster’s Charge Elemental Force
Trinket 1 Discerning Eye of the Beast N/A
Trinket 2 Discerning Eye of the Beast N/A

If you don’t have access to the enchants mentioned above, you may choose others. Choices made are based on info from Icy-Veins.com.


fire
Fire (DPS)

Slot Item Name Enchant
Helm Tattered Dreadmist Mask N/A
Neck Eternal Horizon Choker Gift of Critical Strike
Cloak Ancient Bloodmoon Cloak Gift of Critical Strike
Shoulder Tattered Dreadmist Mantle Greater Crane Wing Inscription
Chest Tattered Dreadmist Robe Peerless Stats
Legs Tattered Dreadmist Leggings Greater Cerulean Spellthread
Ring 1 Signet of the Third Fleet Gift of Critical Strike
Ring 2 Dread Pirate Ring Gift of Critical Strike
Main Hand Dignified Headmaster’s Charge Elemental Force
Trinket 1 Discerning Eye of the Beast N/A
Trinket 2 Discerning Eye of the Beast N/A

If you don’t have access to the enchants mentioned above, you may choose others.If you don’t have access to the enchants mentioned above, you may choose others. Choices made are based on info from Icy-Veins.com.


frost
Frost (DPS)

Slot Item Name Enchant
Helm Tattered Dreadmist Mask N/A
Neck Eternal Horizon Choker Gift of Critical Strike
Cloak Ancient Bloodmoon Cloak Gift of Critical Strike
Shoulder Tattered Dreadmist Mantle Greater Crane Wing Inscription
Chest Tattered Dreadmist Robe Peerless Stats
Legs Tattered Dreadmist Leggings Greater Cerulean Spellthread
Ring 1 Signet of the Third Fleet Gift of Critical Strike
Ring 2 Dread Pirate Ring Gift of Critical Strike
Main Hand Dignified Headmaster’s Charge Elemental Force
Trinket 1 Discerning Eye of the Beast N/A
Trinket 2 Discerning Eye of the Beast N/A

If you don’t have access to the enchants mentioned above, you may choose others. Stat priorities from Icy-Veins depend on what Tier 7 talent you decide to use, which of course doesn’t matter until you’re level 100. You can see their list here.

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13 responses to “Mage Heirlooms

  1. Matt Moody

    June 29, 2016 at 2:48 PM

    I guess I should have checked to see if the Crane Inscription required level 85 before buying it on the AH. I’m an idiot. Will try to get my money back

     
    • Psynister

      June 30, 2016 at 5:04 PM

      It’s a lie. Apply it with a level 85 character and it will work on a level 1 wearing it.

       
    • corey

      October 15, 2016 at 1:10 PM

      same thing happen to me….

       
  2. motototo

    February 3, 2017 at 10:17 PM

    i need the rogue one so bad please make it happen

     
  3. saa

    February 4, 2017 at 10:26 PM

    elemental force is still the best enchant do you think? what about mark of the shattered hand?

     
    • Psynister

      February 6, 2017 at 12:12 PM

      Which enchant is best depends on how you assign value to the enchant. Elemental Force has a proc rate of 10/minute, while Mark of the Shattered Hand procs 2.5/minute. From a pure damage output standpoint, EF will outperform MotSH until the mid 60’s. From there you need to take into account how quickly you’re able to kill your targets, and how quickly you move from one target to the next.

      At level 70 you’ll see MotSH start to proc for more damage up front that EF. How quickly are the mobs dying at this point? If you’re killing mobs in less than 6 seconds, then you’re not getting the full benefit of MotSH’s bleed, so you’re wasting damage that it deals, and chances are it’s not going to take you 18 seconds to find another target, and during that 18 second window MotSH can’t proc again. Elemental Force won’t do the same amount of damage in a 6 second period as MotSH, but it deals its damage 4x as often, so it will proc on many more mobs.

      From levels 1-60 MotSH is terrible in comparison to EF. Once you get to level 70+ though, MotSH starts to really pull ahead of EF, and the gap widens quickly from there. So you need to take into account what the max level of your heirlooms currently are. If they scale to 60, EF is way better. If they scale to 90 or 100, then it’s up to you; I’d say if you’re an altoholic and will reuse the heirloom I’d go EF, otherwise I’d say go MotSH.

       
  4. blackbarracude

    February 9, 2017 at 1:52 AM

    they removed multistrike in legion i think they replaced multistrikes with mastery so should i enchant my frost mage with mastery can you update it?

     
    • Psynister

      February 9, 2017 at 9:14 AM

      No, replace the enchants with Gift of Critical Strike.

       
  5. blackbarracude

    March 3, 2017 at 2:26 PM

    I really need to know how can i upgrade my hunter bow heirloom because i cannot enchant it with elemental force please help me

     
    • Jason Griffith

      March 3, 2017 at 2:43 PM

      There’s not much you can do with the bow because the items that do enchant them, that don’t suck, all require a higher level hunter to use. So unless you’re leveling a second hunter, there’s almost nothing you can do.

      Engineering scopes are what you’re looking for. Start off with the crappy +1 and +2 damage ones, and then you can use bigger ones as you level up higher. Hunters get screwed on the weapon enchants.

       

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