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WoW Dragonflight: The 15 Best Mage Transmog Sets

Mages are the quintessential spellcasters of World of Warcraft, able to draw upon powerful arcane and elemental magic to best their foes and manipulate the world around them. Naturally, you’ll want to be wearing the best mage transmog set to showcase your magic mastery in WoW: Dragonflight.

Their class order, the Kirin Tor, is a council of wizards who govern the neutral city of Dalaran, a place so magical that it floats high above the ground and teleports in its entirety from continent to continent. They have a penchant for a purple color scheme and their eye insignia is present on many of the mage transmog sets in this list. We’ve also tried to include some icy and flaming transmog options for frost and fire mages.

Without further ado, let’s go through the best mage transmog sets in WoW: Dragonflight!

Best Mage Transmog Sets in WoW: Dragonflight, Ranked Good to Best

Let’s dive into the list. We’ll be ranking these from our least to most favorite set.

Runebound Regalia

WoW Mage Transmog Runebound Regalia
The Runebound Regalia set. (Image: Blizzard via HGG/Sarah Arnold)

The first set on our list, Runebound Regalia, is also known as Tier 21, which was the last tier to have an official number. It comes from Antorus, the Burning Throne, the final raid of the Legion expansion, with the version pictured above dropping on Mythic difficulty. Less impressive variations can be obtained from lower difficulties and from PVP seasons 5-7.

This set is one of the few on this list to feature pants instead of a skirt and has a solid Kirin Tor vibe, looking very much like something Khadgar or Kalecgos might wear.

Obsidian Gladiator’s Silk Armor

Obsidian Gladiator's Silk Armor - Frost Mage Transmog
The Obsidian Gladiator’s Silk Armor set. (Image: Blizzard via HGG/Sarah Arnold)

Next on our list is one of the few mage sets that looks like it was designed with the frost specialization in mind. It’s also the newest set on this list. Obsidian Gladiator’s Silk Armor is the mage PVP set for Dragonflight Season 2. Recolors can also be found in the Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible raid.

With its cool blue and white color scheme and glowing runes, this set is well suited for a frost mage transmog, especially if you’re looking to wear pants instead of a robe.

Firehawk Robes of Conflagration

Firehawk Robes of Conflagration - Fire Mage Transmog Set
The Firehawk Robes of Conflagration set. (Image: Blizzard via HGG/Sarah Arnold)

Moving right along, now we have a set that looks perfectly suited to the fire specialization. The Firehawk Robes of Conflagration, or Tier 12, comes from the Cataclysm expansion. Appropriately, this set drops in the Firelands raid, with the version picture dropping on Normal difficulty and a purple recolor dropping on Heroic.

The gold and orange coloration make for a fitting fire mage transmog set. The helm and shoulders even look like they have feathers made from glowing lava.

Aldor Regalia

WoW Mage Transmog Aldor Regalia
The Aldor Regalia set. (Image: Blizzard via HGG/Sarah Arnold)

Up next we have a set from the Burning Crusade expansion. Aldor Regalia, or Tier 4, drops from Karazhan, Gruul’s Lair, and Magtheridon’s Lair, the first set of raids of the expansion. There was also a red recolor available for the first season of PVP.

As the name suggests, this set has an Aldor design, and will especially suit a draenei mage as a result. The light blue color scheme could also make it a good transmog choice for a frost mage, although other specializations could also make it work.

Wrathful Gladiator’s Silk Armor

WoW Mage Transmog Wrathful Gladiator's Silk Armor
The Wrathful Gladiator’s Silk Armor set. (Image: Blizzard via HGG/Sarah Arnold)

Here we have a PVP set from the Wrath of the Lich King expansion. The Wrathful Gladiator’s Silk Armor set’s purple and gold color scheme make it suitable for any mage, but the icy blue glow around the shoulders and helm make it an especially solid choice for a frost mage. The darkened mask with its glowing blue eyes make this outfit a little more intimidating than most.

Luckily, you can still obtain this set from Xazi Smolderpipe in Northrend version of Dalaran’s Underbelly for 10,905 Honor total. Also if you’re looking for a weapon to complement this mage transmog set, we recommend Sol’s Magestaff.

Tempest Garb

Tempest Garb - great for Blood Elves
The Tempest Garb set. (Image: Blizzard via HGG/Sarah Arnold)

The Tempest Garb set drops from the Sunwell, the final raid in the Burning Crusade expansion. The Sunwell is a significant location in the lore of the blood elves, and this set has a very blood elf look to it with its red, gold, and fel-green coloration. The phoenix wings on the shoulders and helm are also common symbols of the Sin’dorei. There are recolors available in the form of the Brutal Gladiator’s PVP set.

Firelord’s Vestments

Firelord's Vestments - Fire Mage Transmog Set
The Firelord’s Vestments set. (Image: Blizzard via HGG/Sarah Arnold)

Like the other fire-themed set on our list, the Firelord’s Vestments set comes from the Cataclysm expansion. Although you might assume this set also comes from the Firelands raid given its Ragnaros mask, it actually dropped from the tier before the Firelands in Blackwing Descent, Bastion of Twilight, and Throne of the Four Winds.

The version pictured comes from Heroic mode, with a blue and purple version dropping on Normal difficulty (both of which are also worth checking out). With a helm that makes you look like the Firelord himself, as well as glowing runes and embers throughout, this set is definitely lit.

Valorous Frostfire Garb

Valorous Frostfire Garb - works great for either Frost or Arcane mage
The Valorous Frostfire Garb set. (Image: Blizzard via HGG/Sarah Arnold)

The Valorous Frostfire Garb comes from the Wrath of the Lich King expansion, with most pieces dropping in the Naxxramas raid while a couple come from Obsidian Sanctum and Vault of Archavon. The version shown drops in the 25-man version of the raid, and a recolor drops in the 10-man.

These robes could be suited for either a frost or arcane mage transmog, with their ornate purple design and icy blue glow around the shoulders.

Regalia of Everburning Knowledge

Regalia of Everburning Knowledge
The Regalia of Everburning Knowledge set. (Image: Blizzard via HGG/Sarah Arnold)

Here we have the Regalia of Everburning Knowledge, or Tier 19, a set from the Nighthold raid of the Legion expansion. The version pictured above drops in Mythic difficulty, while much less impressive-looking versions can be obtained in the lower difficulties and through the Vindictive Gladiator’s Regalia set in PVP.

This set is one of the more elaborate ones on the list, with some very fine details, including the scrolls attached to the robe and shoulders. The ornate gold designs on the shoulders and behind the hood are reminiscent of some other sets on this list, adding a bit of nostalgia to a more recent and updated look.

Wild Gladiator’s Silk Armor

WoW Mage Transmog Wild Gladiator's Silk Armor
The Wild Gladiator’s Silk Armor set. (Image: Blizzard via HGG/Sarah Arnold)

Up next we have Wild Gladiator’s Silk Armor, a PVP set from Warlords of Draenor Season 2. Recolors are also available in the form of Raiment of the Arcane Conclave, or Tier 18, which drops from the Hellfire Citadel raid. The Mythic version has some added details on the shoulders and helm.

The lavender and red colors here are more subtle than most of the purple mage sets in this list. The high collar and loose sleeves offer a regal appearance, and the ever watchful eye of the Kirin Tor hovers above the forehead.

Time Lord’s Regalia

WoW Mage Transmog Time Lord's Regalia
The Time Lord’s Regalia set. (Image: Blizzard via HGG/Sarah Arnold)

Here’s something a little different than anything else on this list. Time Lord’s Regalia, or Tier 13, is a set from the Dragon Soul raid in the Cataclysm expansion. That makes sense since it’s a raid that involves time travel. The Cataclysm expansion also gave mages the Time Warp ability for the first time, so a time-themed set seems especially fitting.

The glowing goggles on the hood and the gear cogs on the shoulders lend this set a real steampunk vibe. For that reason, this set could be especially suited to a mage who also happens to be an engineer.

Regalia of the Burning Scroll

Regalia of the Burning Scroll - the only entry from Mists of Pandaria.
The Regalia of the Burning Scroll set. (Image: Blizzard via HGG/Sarah Arnold)

The Regalia of the Burning Scroll, or Tier 14, is the only set on our list from the Mists of Pandaria expansion. The version pictured above drops in the Heart of Fear raid on Mythic difficulty, with recolors available from the lower difficulties.

The draw here is the ornate scrollwork around the shoulders and collar, which seem to hover and undulate in a slightly unsettling way. A magical purple glow completes the effect.

Arcanist Regalia

WoW Mage Transmog Arcanist Regalia
The Arcanist Regalia set. (Image: Blizzard via HGG/Sarah Arnold)

Now we’re going back in time all the way to the beginning with the original Tier 1 set from vanilla World of Warcraft. Obtainable from the Molten Core raid, this was the first raid set in the game for mages, and it still holds up today. It’s an iconic look that old school and WoW Classic players alike will instantly recognize.

Netherwind Regalia

Netherwind Regalia - one of the most iconic Mage transmog sets in the game.
The Netherwind Regalia set. (Image: Blizzard via HGG/Sarah Arnold)

Speaking of nostalgia and instantly recognizable sets, just barely outranking the Tier 1 set is its successor, Netherwind Regalia, or Tier 2. The legs from this set are obtained from Molten Core while the helm drops in Onyxia’s Lair and the rest comes from Blackwing Lair.

To the untrained eye, this might not look like a set that belongs at number two. It’s dated and the colors are rather garish. In a sense, that’s part of the appeal. For many mages, this was the first matching set they were able to put together. The vivid colors announced to the world that they were someone who had earned their tier set. It’s perhaps the most recognizable mage set in WoW for that reason and continues to remain a popular transmog option.

Tempest Regalia

WoW Mage Transmog Regalia of the Arcane Tempest
The Regalia of the Arcane Tempest set. (Image: Blizzard via HGG/Sarah Arnold)
WoW Mage Transmog Tempest Regalia
The Tempest Regalia set. (Image: Blizzard via HGG/Sarah Arnold)

And finally, our number one transmog set for mages! The original Tempest Regalia set, or Tier 6, was introduced in the Burning Crusade expansion, dropping from the Black Temple and Mount Hyjal raids. The set was remade for the Legion expansion as Tier 20, Regalia of the Arcane Tempest, which drops from the Tomb of Sargeras raid. There are many recolors from other difficulties and PVP.

The shoulders and helm of these sets create a distinctive silhouette. The pointed spires of the collar even frame a ponytail nicely without clipping! There’s a crown in front to let everyone know just what a powerful sorcerer you really are. The newer version of the set also features some crackling energy around the shoulders for an added effect.

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Thanks for reading! Hopefully this guide has helped you find some awesome transmog looks for your mage in World of Warcraft. If you have any questions, leave a comment below, and be sure to subscribe to High Ground for more useful guides!

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