Helm Enchants in Wotlk
Helm (Head Slot) Enchants
With the release of Wrath of the Lich King come new helmet enchants! These work just like regular enchants but are not created by enchanters. Helm enchants are items that can be used on helmets to add a stat bonus to that item. They work just like armor kits that leatherworkers make, oh wait, armor kits can work on your helm!
Northrend PVE helm Enchants
These are the main helm enchants that everyone will be going for in Wrath of the Lich King! These are the most powerful enchants for PVE! If you are a dPS, tank or healer these will be the enchants for you!
The Arcanum of Torment will require you to get revered with the Ebon Blade but it is the most bang for your buck as a melee DPS. If you are a Healer, you would be interested in the Arcanum of Blissful Mending, which offers Spellpower and mp5. Tanks are going to be looking at the Arcanum of the Stalwart Protector which will require you to be revered with the Argent Crusade. The Arcanum of the Stalwart Protector provides 37 stamina and 20 defense rating. Last but not least would be the Caster DPS Enchantment Arcanum of Burning Mysteries. This one will require you to be revered with the Kirin Tor but is very worth it!
- Arcanum of Torment – Melee DPS
- Arcanum of Blissful Mending – Healer
- Arcanum of the Stalwart Protector – Tank
- Arcanum of Burning Mysteries – Caster DPS
Northrend PVP Helm Enchants
The Arcanum of the Savage Gladiator requires you to be exalted with the Alliance Vanguard to purchase it. This is a very tanky PVP helm enchant. It boasts 30 stamina and 25 resilience which is nice for survivability. Most classes will probably use the PVE helm enchants listed above for PVP but if you need the extra survivability then this helm enchant is the way to go!
The other PVP helm enchants are the Arcanum of Triumph and the Arcanum of Dominance. These require Stone Keeper’s Shard‘s which can be earned in Wintergrasp. These are purchased from the vendor inside of the Wintergrasp hold and require that your faction currently control Wintergrasp to be purchased.
Resistance Helm Enchants
These enchants give resistances and stamina. These are sold by quartermaster for the various factions around Northrend. For example, you have to be Honored with The Sons of Hodir to buy the Arcanum of the Frosty Soul from Lillehoff. These are useful for some extra stamina while you are working on getting Exalted with your respective faction.
- Arcanum of the Eclipsed Moon
- Arcanum of the Flames Soul
- Arcanum of the Fleeing Shadow
- Arcanum of the Frosty Soul
- Arcanum of Toxic Warding
Other Helm Enchants
These are some other optional helmet enchants that you can get in Wrath of the Lich King. The Heavy Borean Armor Kit is made by Leatherworking. The other option is Mind Amplification Dish which is made using Engineering. I would personally recommend the PVE Enchants over these unless you don’t have the reputation for those. The Mind Amplification Dish is interesting though with it’s unique ability and ton of stamina.
Frequently Asked Questions
In Wrath of the Lich King the Melee DPS helm enchant is the Arcanum of Torment
The healing Helm Enchant in Wrath of the Lich King is the Arcanum of Blissful Mending
The Tank helm Enchant in Wrath of the Lich King is the Arcanum of the Stalwart Protector
The Arcanum of Burning Mysteries is the best Caster DPS helm enchant in Wrath of the Lich King