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Apotheosis is recruiting!

We are an Alliance 25-man raiding guild on Eldre’thalas.

We are specifically seeking healers and ranged dps:

  • Resto Shaman (seriously, I’d like to keep one for more than 3 weeks)
  • Resto Druid (someone who reads this blog must want to come play with me… please? I’m lacking a resto buddy.)
  • Mistweaver Monk
  • Warlock
  • Plus 1 or 2 other ranged dps, open to pretty much any class

We raid 9 hours a week – Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday, from 9pm ET until midnight. We are currently 1/13 heroic in Throne of Thunder. If you are an awesome healer or ranged dps and want to kill some new bosses with us, come apply

Resto Druid Gear for 5.2

The following is the new gear available to Resto Druids in 5.2. It includes gear from the new raid, new reps and some new leatherworking patterns. I assume this list will also come in handy for Mistweaver Monks (though I haven’t included your tier pieces).

As always, this stuff is all from the PTR, so it may not be entirely accurate, things may be missing or it may change. I’ll try to keep it as up to date as possible. The drop locations of a few of the items is currently unknown, they are likely trash drops in Throne of Thunder.

I have listed 3 levels of loot in this list (LFR, Normal, Heroic). However, there are actually 5 different ilvls for all raid loot excluding Tier pieces (because things clearly needed to be more complex). Bosses in Throne of Thunder have a small chance to drop Thunderforged gear in normal and heroic modes (not in LFR). Thunderforged gear is 6 ilvls higher than it’s regular counterpart gear. So the new gear levels are:

  • 502 -LFR
  • 522 – Normal
  • 528 – Normal Thunderforged
  • 535 – Heroic
  • 541 – Heroic Thunderforged

Head

Item iLevel Location
Spirit Keeper Helm 522 Leatherworking

Hood of Smoldering Flesh
LFR Normal Heroic

502/522/535 Maegara
Helm of the Haunted Forest (T15)
LFR Normal Heroic
502/522/535 Twin Consorts

Shoulders

Item iLevel Location
Heartroot Shoulderguards 522 Shadow-Pan Assault – Revered (1750 VP)
Spaulders of Diplomacy
LFR Normal Heroic
502/522/535 Horridon
Mantle of the Haunted Forest (T15)
LFR Normal Heroic
502/522/535 Iron-Qon

Chest

Item iLevel Location
Robes of Treacherous Ground
LFR Normal Heroic
502/522/535 Council of Elders
Robes of Concussive Shocks
LFR Normal Heroic
502/522/535 Tortos
Robes of the Haunted Forest (T15)
LFR Normal Heroic
502/522/535 Dark Animus
Robes of Contagious Time 541 Ra-den

Wrist

Item iLevel Location
Hearthfire Armwraps 522 Shadow-Pan Assault – Friendly (1250 VP)
Infinitely Conducting Bracers
LFR Normal Heroic
502/522/535 Jin’rokh the Breaker
Vampire Bat-Hide Bracers
LFR Normal Heroic
502/522/535 Tortos

Hands

Item iLevel Location
Gloves of Enduring Renewal 522 Shadow-Pan Assult – Honored (1750 VP)
Handwraps of the Haunted Forest (T15)
LFR Normal Heroic
502/522/535 Council of Elders or Nalak, the Storm Lord
Anima-Ringed Fingers
LFR Normal Heroic
502/522/535 Dark Animus
Gloves of Slicing Electricity
LFR Normal Heroic
502/522/535 Lei Shen

Waist

Item iLevel Location
Cinch of the Dead Forest’s Vigil 476 Kirin Tor Offensive/Sunreaver Onslaught – Honored
Martien’s Splitleaf Girdle 522 Shadow-Pan Assault – Revered (1750 VP)
Abandoned Zandalari Moonstrap
LFR Normal Heroic
502/522/535 ??
Girdle of Night and Day
LFR Normal Heroic
502/522/535 Twin Consorts
Worldbender Waistband 541 Ra-den

Legs

Item iLevel Location
Trousers of Waning Shadow 522 Shadow-Pan Assault – Honored (2250 VP)
Roots of Rampaging Earth
LFR Normal Heroic
502/522/535 Horridon
Legwraps of the Haunted Forest (T15)
LFR Normal Heroic
502/522/535 Ji-Kun or Nalak, the Storm Lord
Leggings of the Malformed Sapling
LFR Normal Heroic
502/522/535 Primordius
Kilt of Perpetual Genuflection 541 Ra-den

Feet

Item iLevel Location
Spirit Keeper Footguards 522 Leatherworking
Deeproot Treads
LFR Normal Heroic
502/522/535 ??
Sandals of the Starving Eye
LFR Normal Heroic
502/522/535 Durumu the Forgotten
Roots of Pain 541 Ra-den

Neck

Item iLevel Location
Mender’s Battletags 522 Shadow-Pan Assault – Neutral (1250 VP)
Necklace of the Terra-Cotta Mender
LFR Normal Heroic
502/522/535 ??
Horridon’s Tusk Fragment
LFR Normal Heroic
502/522/535 Horridon
Passionfire Choker
LFR Normal Heroic
502/522/535 Twin Consorts
Soul Prism of Lei-Shen
LFR Normal Heroic
502/522/535 Lei Shen

Back

Item iLevel Location
Static-Collecting Cloak 496 Sunreaver Onslaught/Kirin Tor Offensive – Revered
Shan’ze Gravetender Cloak 496 Sunreaver Onslaught/Kirin Tor Offensive – Revered
Dreamweaver Drape 522 Shadow-Pan Assault – Honored (1250 VP)
Deadly Glare Cape
LFR Normal Heroic
502/522/535 ??
Drape of Booming Nights
LFR Normal Heroic
502/522/535 Jin’rokh the Breaker
Shimmershell Cape
LFR Normal Heroic
502/522/535 Tortos
Constantly Accelerating Cloak
LFR Normal Heroic
502/522/535 Dark Animus
Black Night Thundercloak 541 Ra-den

Finger

Item iLevel Location
Ancient Primalist’s Seal 496 Kirin Tor Offensive/Sunreaver Onslaught – Exalted
Signet of the Shadow-Pan Assault 522 Shadow Pan Assault – Friendly (1250 VP)
Ring of the Shadow-Pan Assault 522 Shadow Pan Assault – Friendly (1250 VP)
Petrified Eye of the Basilisk
LFR Normal Heroic
502/522/535 Horridon
Durumu’s Captive Eyeball
LFR Normal Heroic
502/522/535 Durumu the Forgotten
Ro’shak’s Remembrance
LFR Normal Heroic
502/522/535 Iron Qon
Ra’den’s Evolving Signet 541 Ra-den

Trinkets

If you’re looking for some analysis on the new trinkets, check out Therya’s very detailed post. Personally, my top choices are Horridon’s and Chalice. The absorbs from the other two sound nice, but I really don’t like Spirit-based trinkets (and Stolen Relic of Zuldazar will require a whole new click binding and I’m pretty much out of those).

Item iLevel Location
Soothing Talisman of the Shadow-Pan Assault 522 Shadow-Pan Assault – Friendly (1750 VP)
Horridon’s Last Gasp
LFR Normal Heroic
502/522/535 Horridon
Inscribed Bag of Hydra-Spawn
LFR Normal Heroic
502/522/535 Maegara
Stolen Relic of Zuldazar
LFR Normal Heroic
502/522/535 Primordius
Lightning-Imbued Chalice
LFR Normal Heroic
502/522/535 Lei Shen

Weapon

Juvenate has done a good analysis of 1-handed weapon drops in 5.2. A one-handed weapon plus off-hand is superior stat-wise, since off-hands get an extra Intellect enchant. However, there are only 2 off-hands available, and they come from the 10th and 12th bosses in the tier. If you pick up a nice 1H weapon, you could be stuck with your Feng offhand for a while. It might be worth it to pick up a staff (or the 2H mace, depending on where it drops) if you get the chance.

Item iLevel Location
Saurok Ritualist’s Sacrificial Dagger (1H dagger) 476 ??
Lightning Snare (1H mace) 476 ??

Jerthud, Graceful Hand of the Savior (1H mace)
LFR Normal Heroic

502/522/535 ??
Invocation of the Dawn (2H mace)
LFR Normal Heroic
502/522/535 ??
Amun-Thoth, Sul’s Spiritrending Talons (1H fist weapon)
LFR Normal Heroic
502/522/535 Council of Elders
Giorgio’s Caduceus of Pure Moods (2H staff)
LFR Normal Heroic
502/522/535 Ji-Kun
Ritual Dagger of the Mind’s Eye (1H dagger)
LFR Normal Heroic
502/522/535 Durumu the Forgotten
Athame of the Sanguine Ritual (1H dagger)
LFR Normal Heroic
502/522/535 Dark Animus
Suen-Wo, Spire of the Falling Sun (2H staff)
LFR Normal Heroic
502/522/535 Twin Consorts
Torall, Rod of the Shattered Throne (1H mace)
LFR Normal Heroic
502/522/535 Lei Shen

Off-hand

Item iLevel Location
Orb of Arcing Lightning
LFR Normal Heroic
502/522/535 Iron Qon
Lei-Shen’s Orb of Command
LFR Normal Heroic
502/522/535 Lei Shen

MoP Resto Druid Gear

The following is all the gear available to Resto Druids in Tier 14. It also includes pre-raid gear. I assume this list will also come in handy for Mistweaver Monks.

As always, this stuff is all from the beta, so it may not be entirely accurate, things may be missing or it may change. I’ll try to keep it as up to date as possible. The drop locations of a few of the items is currently unknown. If it is a BoE it is likely a world drop.

Head

Item iLevel Location
Hood of Viridian Residue 463 Siege of Niuzao Temple – Vizier Jin’bak
Camouflage Retinal Armor 476 Engineering
Snowdrift Helm 489 Shado-Pan rep – Revered
Hood of Cursed Dreams
LFR Normal Heroic
476/489/502 Mogu’Shan Vaults – Feng the Accursed
Cap of Wandering Pride 496 Valley of the Four Winds – Galleon (World Boss)
Hood of Stilled Winds
LFR Normal Heroic
483/496/509 Terrace of Endless Spring – Blade Lord Tay’ak
Eternal Blossom Helm (T14)
LFR Normal Heroic
483/496/509 Terrace of Endless Spring – Sha of Fear

Shoulders

Item iLevel Location
Incardine Scarlet Spaulders 463 Scarlet Monestary – High Inquisitor Whitemane
Whitepetal Shouldergard 489 Golden Lotus rep – Revered
Spaulders of the Divided Mind
LFR Normal Heroic
476/489/502 Mogu’Shan Vaults – Gara’jal the Spiritbinder
Eternal Blossom Mantle (T14)
LFR Normal Heroic
483/496/509 Terrace of Endless Spring – Lei Shi

Chest

Item iLevel Location
Vestment of the Ascendant Tribe 450 August Celestial’s rep – Honored
Chestguard of Despair 463 Temple of the Jade Serpent – Sha of Doubt
Chestwrap of Arching Flame 463 Siege of Nizuao Temple – Commander Vo’jak
Wildblood Vest 476 Leatherworking
Mistfall Robes 489 Golden Lotus rep – Revered
Nightfire Robe 496 Leatherworking
Fireproofed Chestguard 496 Valley of the Four Winds – Galleon (World Boss)
Robes of Eighty Lights
LFR Normal Heroic
483/496/509 Heart of Fear – Garalon
Eternal Blossom Robes (T14)
LFR Normal Heroic
483/496/509 Heart of Fear – Grand Empress Shek’zeer

Wrist

Item iLevel Location
Sudden Insight Bracers 450 Klaxxi rep – Honored
Star Summoner Bracers 463 Shadow-Pan Monastery – Gu Cloudstrike
Clever Ashyo’s Armbands 489 August Celestials rep – Honored
Bracers of Dark Thoughts
LFR Normal Heroic
476/489/502 Mogu’Shan Vaults – Zone Drop
Pearlescent Butterfly Wristbands
LFR Normal Heroic
483/496/509 ??

Hands

Item iLevel Location
Wandering Friar’s Gloves 450 Golden Lotus rep – Honored
Rattling Gloves 463 Scholomance – Rattlegore
Vellum-Ripper Gloves 463 Scarlet Halls – Flameweaver Koegler
Wildblood Gloves 476 Leatherworking
Ogo’s Elder Gloves 489 August Celestials rep – Revered
Liferuned Leather Gloves 496 Leatherworking
Gauntlets of Undesired Gifts
LFR Normal Heroic
483/496/509 Heart of Fear – Imperial Vizier Vor’lok
Clutches of Dying Hope
LFR Normal Heroic
483/496/509 Heart of Fear – Wind Lord Mel’jarak
Eternal Blossom Handwraps (T14)
LFR Normal Heroic
483/496/509 Heart of Fear – Wind Lord Mel’jarak

Waist

Item iLevel Location
Hurricane Belt 463 Mogu’shan Palance – Kuai the Brute
Klaxxi Lash of the Harbinger 489 Klaxxi rep – Revered
Stonebound Cinch
LFR Normal Heroic
476/489/502 Mogu’Shan Vaults – The Stone Guard
Carrot-Holder Belt 496 Valley of the Four Winds – Galleon (World Boss)
Weaver’s Cord of Eternal Autumn
LFR Normal Heroic
483/496/509 Terrace of Endless Spring – Zone Drop

Legs

Item iLevel Location
Brambleguard Leggings 450 Shadow-Pan rep – Honored
Darkbinder Leggings 463 Shadow-Pan Monastery – Taran Zhu
Leggings of Whispered Dreams 463 Temple of the Jade Serpent – Lorewalker Stonestep
Wind-Reaver Greaves 489 Klaxxi rep – Revered
Magnetized Leggings
LFR Normal Heroic
476/489/502 Mogu’Shan Vaults – Qin-xi
Eternal Blossom Legwraps (T14)
LFR Normal Heroic
483/496/509 Heart of Fear – Amber-Shaper Un’sok

Feet

Item iLevel Location
Airstream Treads 463 Gate of the Setting Sun – Strider Ga’dok
Treads of Corrupted Water 463 Temple of the Jade Serpent – Wise Mari
Boots of the High Adept 489 August Celestial rep – Revered
Stompdodger Boots 496 Valley of the Four Winds – Galleon (World Boss)
Phasewalker Striders
LFR Normal Heroic
476/489/503 Mogu’shan Vaults – Elegon
Asani’s Uncleansed Sandals
LFR Normal Heroic
483/496/509 Terrace of Endless Spring – Protectors of the Endless

Neck

Item iLevel Location
Skymage Circle 450 Jewelcrafting
Tiger Opal Pendant 450 Jewelcrafting
Pendant of Endless Inquisition 450 Golden Lotus rep – Honored
Temperature-Sensing Necklace 463 Scarlet Halls – Flamereaver Koegler
Necklace of Disorientation 463 Shadowpan Monastery – Sha of Violence
Mindcapture Pendant 463 Mogu’shan Palace – Xin the Weaponmaster
Mindbreaker Pendant 463 Temple of the Jade Serpent – Sha of Doubt
Dorian’s Necklace of Burgeoning Dreams 476 World drop
Links of the Lucid 489 The Klaxxi rep – Honored
Stomphowl Pendant 496 Valley of the Four Winds – Galleon (World Boss)
Worldwaker Cachabon
LFR Normal Heroic
476/489/502 Mogu’Shan Vaults – Will of the Emperor
Zian’s Choker or Coalesced Shadow
LFR Normal Heroic
476/489/502 Mogu’Shan Vaults – The Spirit Kings
Korven’s Amber-Sealed Beetle
LFR Normal Heroic
483/496/509 Heart of Fear – Wind Lord Mel’jarak

Back

Item iLevel Location
Pressed Flower Cloak 450 August Celestials rep – Honored
Cape of Entanglement 463 Temple of the Jade Serpent – Liu Flameheart
Cloak of Cleansing Flame 463 Mogu’shan Palace – Gekkan
Cloak of Hidden Flasks 463 Stormstout Brewery – Hoptallus
Dirl’s Drafty Drape 476 World drop
Sagewhisper’s Wrap 489 Shadow-Pan rep – Honored
Cape of Three Lanterns
LFR Normal Heroic
476/489/502 Mogu’Shan Vaults – Zone Drop
Cloak of Overwhelming Corruption
LFR Normal Heroic
483/496/509 Terrace of Endless Spring – Protectors of the Endless
Drape of Gathering Clouds
LFR Normal Heroic
483/496/509 Heart of Fear – Blade Lord Ta’yak

Finger

Item iLevel Location
Band of Blood 450 Jewelcrafting
Sorcerer-King’s Seal 450 Shadow-Pan rep – Honored
Triune Signet 463 Scarlet Monastery – High Inquisitor Whiteman
Ring of Malice 463 Shadow-Pan Monastery – Taran Zhu
Viscous Ring 463 Gate of the Setting Sun – Commander Ri’mok
Alemental Seal 463 Stormstout Brewery – Yan Zhu the Uncasked
Vithrak, Gaze of the Deadman 476 Scarlet Halls – Flamereaver Koegler
Leven’s Circle of Hope 489 Golden Lotus rep – Revered
Steaming Seal of Flame 496 Valley of the Four Winds – Galleon (World Boss)
Circuit of the Frail Soul
LFR Normal Heroic
476/489/502 Mogu’Shan Vaults – Gara’jal the Spiritbinder
Feng’s Ring of Dreams
LFR Normal Heroic
476/489/502 Mogu’Shan Vaults – Feng the Accursed
Seal of the Profane
LFR Normal Heroic
483/496/509 Heart of Fear – Zone Drop
Watersoul Signet
LFR Normal Heroic
483/496/509 Terrace of Endless Spring – Protectors of the Endless

Trinkets

Item iLevel Location
Zen Alchemist Stone 450 Alchemy
Ghost Iron Dragonling 450 Engineering
Vial of Ichorous Blood 463 Siege of Niuzao Temple – General Pa’valak
Empty Fruit Barrel 463 Stormstout Brewery – Ook Ook
Price of Progress 463 Scholomance – Darkmaster Gandling
Relic of Chi Ji 476 Inscription (Darkmoon Faire Crane Deck)
Scroll of Revered Ancestors 489 Shadow-Pan rep – Revered
Blossom of Pure Snow 486 Shadow-Pan rep – Revered
Qin-xi’s Polarizing Seal
LFR Normal Heroic
476/489/502 Mogu’Shan Vaults – Zone Drop
Jade Courtesan Figurine
LFR Normal Heroic
476/489/502 Mogu’Shan Vaults – Zone Drop
Jade Magistrate Figurine
LFR Normal Heroic
476/489/502 Mogu’Shan Vaults – Zone Drop
Spirits of the Sun
LFR Normal Heroic
483/496/509 Terrace of Endless Spring – Tsulong

Weapon

Item iLevel Location
Amber Spine of Klaxxi’vess 463 Klaxxi rep – Exalted
Amber Scythe of the Klaxxi’vess 463 Klaxxi rep – Exalted
Firescribe Dagger 463 Mogu’shan Palace – Xin the Weaponmaster
Melted Hypnotic Blade 463 Scarlet Halls – Flameweaver Koegler
Carapace Breaker 463 Gate of the Setting Sun – Raigonn
Greatstaff of Righteousness 463 Scarlet Monastery – High Inquisitor Whitemane
Gustwalker Staff 463 Siege of Niuzao Temple – Wing Leader Ner’onok
Staff of Trembling Will 463 Temple of the Jade Serpent – Sha of Doubt
Je’lyu, Spirit of the Serpent 476 Temple of the Jade Serpent – Sha of Doubt
Inscribed Crane Staff 476 Inscription
Ti’han, Scepter of the Sleeping Emperor
LFR Normal Heroic
476/489/502 Mogu’Shan Vaults – Zone Drop
Regail’s Crackling Dagger
LFR Normal Heroic
483/496/509 Terrace of Endless Spring – Protector’s of the Endless
Jin’ya, Orb of the Waterspeaker
LFR Normal Heroic
483/496/509 Terrace of Endless Spring – Lei Shi
Kri’tak, Imperial Scepter of the Swarm
LFR Normal Heroic
483/496/509 Heart of Fear – Grand Empress Shek’zeer
Un’sok’s Umber Scalpel
LFR Normal Heroic
483/496/509 Heart of Fear – Amber Shaper Un’sok

Off-hand

Item iLevel Location
Bottle of Potent Potables 463 Stormstout Brewery – Hoptallus
Umbrella o Chi-Ji 463 Archaeology
Inscribed Red Fan 476 Inscription
Scroll of Whispered Secrets 476 World drop
Fan of Fiery Winds
LFR Normal Heroic
476/489/502 Mogu’Shan Vaults – Feng the Accursed

(Also, this is my 300th post. Yay!)

Comparison of Healing Spells by Class

A while back I wrote a post and made a whole lot of charts that compared each healing class in terms of what type of heals and abilities were available to them. People seemed to find it handy, so I’ve made a new charts for Mists.

I hope they will be helpful if you’re thinking of starting a new healer or just want to better understand the capabilities of the rest of your healing team.

Unfotunately, the charts are far too wide to fit into a post, so you’ll have to go to the new page I created here:

Comparison of Healing Spells by Class – Mists of Pandaria