WoW Mage Gems - BiS Gems

Posted by Khor | 10:55 AM | 0 comments »

Mage Gems - BiS
Current for Patch 3.3

According to all the research I have done, the best information I can gather is that Mages will be wanting to stack spell power, spell power, and more spell power. Once you are in your Epic gear, +hit rating should already be there, so you can focus your attention elsewhere. There is argument for haste rating, as that scales well with Arcane and some of the Tier 9 gear.

The stats a PvE Mage will want to gem for goes in this order:

  1. Spell Power
  2. Hit Rating
  3. Haste Rating
  4. Critical Strike Rating
  5. Spell Penetration
  6. Intellect
  7. Spirit
  8. Stamina

Hit Rating, as mentioned above, should be reached with Epic quality gear. So once you have 17% spell hit, you remove all misses from combat. Keep in mind particular raid buffs that will increase your hit rating also.

After spell power, spell power, spell power, and some haste, everything else is pretty weak comparably. For me, I'm stacking spell power, then adding haste as needed.

Here is the list of the best gems for mages: