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5.4 Hunter Raid Gear

The following is the new raid gear available to Hunters in 5.4. It includes gear from Siege of Orgrimmar and the world boss, Ordos. I have not included the new Timeless Isle crafted gear, as it’s low level and has random stats. I assume this list will also come in handy for Enhancement Shaman (though I haven’t included your tier pieces). 

I’m only listing one level of loot in this list (Normal). However, there are actually 6 different ilvls for all raid loot excluding Tier pieces (because 5 different ilvls last tier weren’t enough!). Bosses in Siege of Orgrimmar have a small chance to drop Warforged gear in normal and heroic modes (not in LFR or Flex). Warforged gear is 6 ilvls higher than it’s regular counterpart gear. So the new gear levels for raid drops are:

  • 528 – LFR
  • 540 – Flex
  • 553 – Normal
  • 559 – Normal Warforged
  • 566 – Heroic
  • 572 – Heroic Warforged

Weapon

Item Location
Dagryn’s Discarded Longbow Galakras
Hisek’s Reserve Longbow Paragons of the Klaxxi

Death Lotus Crossbow

The Fallen Protectors
Kor’kron Hand Cannon Malkorok
Hellscream’s Warbow Garrosh Hellscream

Helmet

Item Location
Crest of Burning Deeds Ordos (World boss)
Haromm’s Horrifying Helm Kor’kron Dark Shaman

Penetrating Gaze of Y’Shaarj

Garrosh Hellscream
Headguard of the Unblinking Vigil (T16) Thok the Bloodthirsty

Shoulders

Item Location
Firearrow Shoulderpads Ordos (World boss)
Shoulderguards of Intended Power Garrosh Hellscream
Quarantine Shoulderguards Norushen
Spaulders of the Unblinking Vigil (T16) Siegecrafter Blackfuse

Chest

Item Location
Moonhee’s Mean Vest Ordos (World boss)
Chestguard of Relentless Tyranny Garrosh Hellscream
Ancient Archer’s Chestguard Spoils of Pandaria
Tunic of the Unblinking Vigil (T16) Sha of Pride

Wrist

Item Location
Bowflight Wristguard Ordos (World boss)
Dagryn’s Fuselight Bracers Galakras
Wristguards of Ruination Malkorok
Bracers of the Infinite Pipes Siegecrafter Blackfuse

Hands

Item Location
Precision Cutters Iron Juggernaut
Keengrip Arrowpullers  
Grips of Unending Anguish The Fallen Protectors
Gloves of the Unblinking Vigil (T16) General Nazgrim

Waist

Item Location
Lightkindler Waistguard

Ordos (World boss)

Canoneer’s Multipocket Gunbelt Galakras
Arrowflight Girdle Spoils of Pandaria

Legs

Item Location
Desirae’s Dashing Leggings Ordos (World boss)
Leggings of Unabashed Anger Norushen
Legguards of the Unblinking Vigil (T16) Paragons of the Klaxxi

Feet

Item Location
Puddle Punishers Immerseus
Minelayer’s Padded Boots Iron Juggernaut
Ravager’s Pathwalkers General Nazgrim

Neck

Item Location
Smoldering Eye Ordos (World boss)
Immerseus’ Crystaline Eye Immerseus
Gleaming Eye of the Devilsaur Thok the Bloodthirsty

Back

Item Location
Poisonmist Nightcloak Kor’kron Dark Shaman
Cape of the Alpha ??

Finger

Item Location
Reality Ripper Ring Norushen
Swift Serpent Signet Galakras
Ring of Restless Energy Malkorok
Kil’ruk’s Band of Ascendancy Paragons of the Klaxxi

Trinkets

Item Location
Assurance of Consequence Sha of Pride
Haromm’s Talisman Kor’kron Dark Shaman
Sigil of Rampage Spoils of Pandaria
Ticking Ebon Detonator Siegecrafter Blackfuse

What Resto Druids Need to Know for 5.4

Patch 5.4 drops on Tuesday September 10th, and resto Druids have a whole lot of changes to be prepare for and look forward to. I have also updated my Restoration Druid Healing Guide to reflect the 5.4 changes. If you’re looking for a 5.4 gear guide, you won’t find it here – go visit Juvenate for his 5.4 PVE Gear Guide.

Spell changes

  • Genesis is a new Restoration spell learned at level 88. Genesis targets all party or raid members within 60 yards and accelerates the casting Druid’s Rejuvenation effects, causing them to heal and expire at 400% of the normal rate. Costs the same amount of mana to cast as Rejuvenation.

A new spell! Finally! This should help fill the gap in our healing toolkit quite well by making Rejuv a little more bursty. Start playing with the timing on this spell immediately, as I think it’s one of the things that will differentiate the great Druid from the ones who are just okay.

  • Living Seed effects can now stack, up to 50% of the casting Druid’s maximum health, and will no longer be consumed if the target is already at full health.

It is an improvement, but the change that really need to happen to make LS a decent heal is that it needs to trigger from magic damage. Until that happens, LS is unlikely to do more than a couple percent of overall healing.

Not sure why they changed the name in the first place.

And there was much rejoicing. We’ll now actually have a choice to make with our T2 talent.

  • Wild Mushroom for Restoration Druids now summons a single mushroom at the friendly target’s location. If the mushroom is recast, the mushroom moves to the new location and retains its accumulated bonus healing.
    -A single mushroom now heals for as much as what 3 mushrooms combined healed for previously.
    -Wild Mushroom and Wild Mushroom: Bloom now have a shared 3-second cooldown.
    -The spell is no longer capable of critical strikes, and accumulates overhealing done by Rejuvenation by 100%, down from 150%. Overhealing bonus no longer benefits from Naturalist or Mastery: Harmony.

HUGE quality of life change here. One mushroom to place is superior to three. We can also choose between spawning the mushroom beneath our target, or placing it manually (see new glyphs below). The best part is that the Mushroom can be moved, so you don’t waste your charge if the raid moves.

  • Innervate now restores mana equal to 50% of the Druid’s spirit.

This means you need at least 12000 spirit to get the same effect from Innervate that you did in 5.3. With better gear, this is a buff.

Talents

  • Dream of Cenarius has been completely redesigned. It now causes Wrath to deal 20% more damage and heals a nearby friendly target for 100% of the damage done.

This will let us be kind of like Disc Atonement healers, but much less powerful. Another change was also made that will impact this talent – Wrath now deals 10% more damage, but has its mana cost increased by 50%, so healing by doing damage may be a little expensive. This talent should excel on fights where the boss/mobs take extra damage.

  • Heart of the Wild when activated, now also provides a 25% bonus to healing for Restoration Druids.

With a 6-minute cooldown, this doesn’t strike me as that big of a deal. I think the HotW on use is still best used for adding some damage.

  • New talent: Ysera’s Gift, which replaces Nature’s Swiftness, and heals the Druid for 5% of their maximum health every 5 seconds. If the Druid is at full health, it will heal the most injured friendly target nearby instead.

Passive healing. /yawn. If you don’t want to have to worry about another spell and take Cenarion Ward, this is a good option.

  • Nature’s Vigil when activated now increases all damage and healing done by 12% (up from 10%), and causes single-target healing spells to trigger an additional heal on a nearby ally for 25% of the amount healed. This is in addition to the existing effect where it damages a nearby enemy target for 25% of the healing done.

This has gotten much stronger with the additional heals. I’d say this will be the go-to level 90 talent for most fights.

  • Soul of the Forest now causes the Druid to gain 100% haste (up from 75%) on their next spell after casting Swiftmend.

Glyphs

  • Glyph of Lifebloom’s effect is now baseline.

Awesome, and opens up a glyph slot for:

  • Glyph of Efflorescence increases the healing done by Swiftmend by 20%, causes the Efflorescence healing effect to be triggered by Wild Mushroom instead of Swiftmend, and lasts as long as the Wild Mushroom is active.

This is an amazing glyph. The 20% increase the Swiftmend is good, and the ability to have Efflorescence up all the time is great.

  • Glyph of Innervate now causes Innervate to give both the Druid and the target 60% of the normal effect of the spell if it’s cast on a target other than the Druid.
  • Glyph of the Sprouting Mushroom (minor): Allows the Wild Mushroom spell to be placed on the ground instead of underneath a target.

And a few random, cool things:

  • Teleport: Moonglade now returns the Druid to a location near their original departure point when the spell is cast while in the Moonglade area.
  • Glyph of One With Nature: Grants the Druid the ability to teleport to a random natural location.

Patch 5.4 is giving Druid some great buffs and quality of life changes. We should be in a much better place now than we have been all expansion.

Happy healing!

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

Resto Druid Gear – What to Wear in 4.3

When 4.3 came out I posted a list of all the new gear available in 4.3 (which was just updated yesterday). But what gear should you be aiming for? What do you need from raids and where should you be spending your valor points first?

Normal Mode Dragon Soul

Here’s a good gear set to aim for if you currently have access to normal mode raids:

Helm – Deep Earth Helm (Dragon Soul – Warmaster Blackhorn)
Shoulders – Deep Earth Mantle (Dragon Soul – Hagara)
Chest – Deep Earth Robes (Dragon Soul – Ultraxion)
Wrists – Bracers of Flowing Serenity (crafted)
Hands – Fungus-Born Gloves (Valor vendor)
Waist – Girdle of the Grotesque (Dragon Soul – Hagara)
Legs – Deep Earth Legwraps (Dragon Soul – Yo’sahj)
Feet – Boots of Fungoid Growth (Valor vendor)
Neck – Petrified Fungal Growth (Dragon Soul – Morchok)
Back – Woundlicker Cover (Valor vendor)
Ring 1 – Ring of the Riven (Dragon Soul – Hagara)
Ring 2 – Signet of Suturing (Dragon Soul – random boss drop)
Trinket 1 – Seal of the Seven Signs (Dragon Soul – Warlord Zon’ozz)
Trinket 2 – see note below*
Relic – Lightning Spirit in a Bottle (Valor vendor)
Weapon – Maw of the Dragonlord (Dragon Soul – Madness of Deathwing)
Offhand – Ledger of Revolting Rituals (Dragon Soul – Ultraxion)

*There are a number of options for your 2nd trinket. For those who favour output over regen (like me!), go with Windward Heart (Dragon Soul – random boss drop). If you’re more into regen, go for Heart of the Unliving (Dragon Soul – Spine of Deathwing). It’s a sizable loss of Intellect, but 880 spirit not something to overlook if you’re having mana issues. Alternatively, if you have heroic Jaws of Defeat (Firelands – Majordomo) it’s still a very strong option, providing both a large amount of Intellect and mana savings.

Hard Mode Dragon Soul

Once you start killing heroic Dragon Soul bosses, you’ll want to upgrade all of your valor and crafted gear to the heroic raid gear. Even if the secondary stats on the valor gear look stronger, the extra Intellect that comes from the better ilvl will always be worth it.

Upgrades from the normal mode list:

Wrists – Mycosynth Wristguards (Heroic Morchok)
Hands – Deep Earth Handwraps (Heroic Warlord Zon’ozz)
Feet – Treads of Sordid Screams (Heroic Ultraxion)

Valor Gear

Valor points burning a hole in your pockets? The first upgrade to get is the Woundlicker Cover for 1250 points. It’s really the only cloak option, so you may as well get this one first.

After that, just upgrade your lowest ilvl pieces. Good choices will likely be Boots of Fungoid Growth (1650 points) since the boots in Firelands were poorly itemized or the Lightning Spirit in a Bottle (700 points) if you’re still using one of the ilvl 378 relics.

4.3 Resto Druid Gear

4.3 and the Dragon Soul raid bring all kinds of new gear for resto druids, available from raids, valor points, the new 5-mans and some new crafted loot too.

By Item Slot
By Location

Want an idea of what gear to be aiming for and how to spend your Valor points? Take a look at my suggestions on what to wear.

When looking at upgrades look at:

  • Does it have more Intellect (which comes with a higher ilvl)? Then it’s likely an upgrade.
  • The only stat we have that is subject to caps or breakpoints is haste. If you are under 2005 haste, look for pieces with haste. If an ilvl upgrade will drop you below 2005 you may want to reconsider it.

The secondary stat priority I will be using for T13 is:

Haste to 2005 > Mastery > Crit > extra Haste

There is enough spirit on gear that I’m not factoring it in to the priority, I’ll just take it as it comes.


Gear by Item Slot

Head

Item iLevel Location
Deep Earth Helm (T13)
LFR Normal Heroic
384/397/410 Dragon Soul – Warmaster Blackthorn
Helmet of Perpetual Rebirth 397 Valor points
2200
Timeway Headgear 378 Well of Eternity

Shoulders

Item iLevel Location
Deep Earth Mantle (T13)
LFR Normal Heroic
384/397/410 Dragon Soul – Hagara the Stormbinder
Spaulders of Eternity 378 Hour of Twilight – Archbishop Benedictus

Chest

Item iLevel Location
Deep Earth Robes (T13)
LFR Normal Heroic
384/397/410 Dragon Soul – Ultraxion
Decaying Herbalist’s Robes  397 Valor points
2200
Chronicler’s Chestguard 378 End Time and Well of Eternity (quest)

Wrist

Item iLevel Location
Mycosynth Wristgaurds
LFR Normal Heroic
378/397/410 Dragon Soul – Morchok
Luminescent Bracers 397 Valor points
1250
Bracers of Flowing Serenity 397 Leatherworking
Evergreen Wristbands 378 Hour of Twilight – Arcurion

Hands

Item iLevel Location
Deep Earth Handwraps (T13)
LFR Normal Heroic
384/397/410 Dragon Soul – Warlord Zan’ozz
Fungus-Born Gloves 397 Valor points
1650
Waterworn Handguards 378 Well of Eternity – trash drop

Waist

Item iLevel Location
Girdle of the Grotesque
LFR Normal Heroic
384/397/410 Dragon Soul – Hagara the Stormbinder
Belt of Universal Curing 397 Valor points
1650
Girdle of Fungal Dreams 397 ??
Cord of Lost Hope 378 End Time – Echo of Tyrande/Jaina

Legs

Item iLevel Location
Deep Earth Legwraps (T13)
LFR Normal Heroic
384/397/410 Dragon Soul – Yor’sahj the Unsleeping
Leggings of Nature’s Champion 397 Leatherworking
Leggings of Blinding Speed 378 Hour of Twilight – Asira Dawnslayer

Feet

Item iLevel Location
Treads of Sordid Screams
LFR Normal Heroic
384/397/410 Dragon Soul – Ultraxion
Boots of Fungoid Growth  397 Valor points
1650
Boots of the Forked Road 378 End Time (quest)

Neck

Item iLevel Location
Petrified Fungal Heart
LFR
Normal Heroic
384/397/410 Dragon Soul – Morchok
Threadlinked Chain 397 Valor points
1250

Back

Item iLevel Location
Woundlicker Cover 397 Valor points
1250
Cloak of Subtle Light 378 Hour of Twilight – Asira Dawnslayer
Drapes of the Dragonshrine 378 Hour of Twilight – trash drop

Finger

Item iLevel Location
Ring of the Riven
LFR Normal Heroic
384/397/410 Dragon Soul – Hagara the Stormbinder
Signet of Suturing
LFR Normal Heroic
384/397/410 Dragon Soul – random boss drop
Band of Reconstruction 397 Valor points
1250
Horned Band 378 Well of Eternity – Peroth’arn
Signet of the Twilight Prophet 378 Hour of Twilight (quest)

Trinkets

Item iLevel Location
Heart of Unliving
LFR Normal Heroic
390/403/416 Dragon Soul – Spine of Deathwing
Seal of the Seven Signs
LFR
Normal Heroic
384/397/410 Dragon Soul – Warlord Zon’ozz
Windward Heart
LFR Normal Heroic
384/397/410 Dragon Soul – random boss drop
Bottled Wishes 397 Valor points
1650
Reflection of the Light 397 Valor points
1650
Foul Gift of the Demon Lord 378 Well of Eternity – Mannoroth

Relic

Item iLevel Location
Lightning Spirit in a Bottle 397 Valor points
700
Mindbender Lens 397 Valor points
700

Weapon

Item iLevel Location
Maw of the Dragonlord
LFR Normal Heroic
390/403/416 Dragon Soul – Madness of Deathwing
Ti’tahk, the Steps of Time
LFR Normal Heroic
390/403/416 Dragon Soul – Madness of Deathwing
Scalpel of Unrelenting Agony
LFR Normal Heroic
384/397/410 Dragon Soul – Yor’sahj the Unsleeping
Vagaries of Time
LFR Normal Heroic
384/397/410 Dragon Soul – Morchok
Visage of the Destroyer
LFR Normal Heroic
384/397/410 Dragon Soul – Warmaster Blackhorn
Jaina’s Staff 378 End Time – Echo of Jaina
Scepter of Azshara 378 Well of Eternity – Queen Azshara
Stalk of Corruption 378 Hour of Twilight – Archbishop Benedictus

Off-hand

Item iLevel Location
Ledger of Revolting Rituals
LFR
Normal Heroic
384/397/410 Dragon Soul – Ultraxion
Dragonfire Orb 397 Dragon Soul – Trash Drop
Demonic Skull 378 Well of Eternity (quest)

Gear by Location

Dragon Soul Raid

Morchok

Item iLevel Slot
Mycosynth Wristgaurds
LFR Normal Heroic
378/397/410 Wrists
Vagaries of Time
LFR Normal Heroic
378/397/410 1H Mace
Petrified Fungal Heart
LFR Normal Heroic
378/397/410 Neck

Warlord Zon’ozz

Item iLevel Slot
Deep Earth Handwraps (T13)
LFR Normal Heroic
378/397/410 Hands
Seal of the Seven Signs
LFR Normal Heroic
378/397/410 Finger

Yor’Sahj the Unsleeping

Item iLevel Slot
Deep Earth Legwraps (T13)
LFR Normal Heroic
384/397/410 Legs
Scalpel of Unrelenting Agony
LFR Normal Heroic
384/397/410 1H Dagger

Hagara the Stormbinder

Item iLevel Slot
Deep Earth Mantle (T13)
LFR Normal Heroic
384/397/410 Shoulders
Girdle of the Grotesque
LFR Normal Heroic
384/397/410 Waist
Ring of the Riven
LFR Normal Heroic
384/397/410 Ring

Ultraxion

Item iLevel Slot
Deep Earth Robes (T13)
LFR
Normal Heroic
384/397/410 Chest
Treads of Sordid Screams
LFR Normal Heroic
384/397/410 Feet
Ledger of Revolting Rituals
LFR Normal Heroic
384/397/410 Offhand

Warmaster Blackhorn

Item iLevel Slot
Deep Earth Helm (T13)
LFR Normal Heroic
384/397/410 Helm
Visage of the Destroyer
LFR Normal Heroic
384/397/410 Staff

Spine of Deathwing

Item iLevel Slot
Heart of Unliving
LFR Normal Heroic
390/403/416 Trinket

Madness of Deathwing

Item iLevel Slot
Maw of the Dragonlord
LFR
Normal Heroic
390/403/416 1H Mace
Ti’tahk, the Steps of Time
LFR Normal Heroic
390/403/416 Staff

Trash Drop

Item iLevel Slot
Girdle of Fungal Dreams 397 Belt
Dragonfire Orb 397 Off-hand

Random Boss Drop
Chance to drop off any boss except Deathwing.

Item iLevel Slot
Signet of Suturing
LFR Normal Heroic
384/397/410 Ring
Windward Heart
LFR Normal Heroic
384/397/410 Trinket

Valor Points

Item iLevel Slot Cost
Helmet of Perpetual Rebirth 397 Helm 2200
Decaying Herbalist’s Robes 397 Chest 2200
Luminescent Bracers 397 Wrist 1250
Fungus-Born Gloves 397 Hands 1650
Belt of Universal Curing 397 Waist 1650
Boots of Fungoid Growth 397 Feet 1650
Lightning Spirit in a Bottle 397 Relic 700
Mindbender Lens 397 Relic 700
Threadlinked Chain 397 Neck 1250
Woundlicker Cover 397 Back 1250
Band of Reconstruction 397 Ring 1250
Bottled Wishes 397 Trinket 1650
Reflection of the Light 397 Trinket 1650

Dungeons

Well of Eternity

Item iLevel Slot
Timeway Headgear 378 Helm
Horned Band 378 Ring
Foul Gift of the Demon Lord 378 Trinket
Waterworn Handguards 378 Gloves
Scepter of Azshara 378 1H Mace

End Time

Item iLevel Slot
Cord of Lost Hope 378 Waist
Jaina’s Staff 378 Staff

Hour of Twilight

Item iLevel Slot
Spaulders of Eternity 378 Shoulders
Evergreen Wristbands 378 Wrists
Leggings of Blinding Speed 378 Legs
Cloak of Subtle Light 378 Back
Stalk of Corruption 378 Staff
Drapes of the Dragonshrine 378 Back

Dungeon Quest Rewards

Item iLevel Slot
Chronicler’s Chestguard 378 Chest
Boots of the Forked Road 378 Feet
Signet of the Twilight Prophet 378 Ring
Demonic Skull 378 Off-hand

Leatherworking

Item iLevel Slot
Bracers of Flowing Serenity 397 Wrist
Leggings of Nature’s Champion 397 Legs

4.2 Resto Druid Gear

4.2 brings all kinds of new gear for resto druids, available from raids, valor points, rep vendors and some new crafted loot too.

By Item Slot
By Location

I am not including a ‘best in slot’ list in this. I feel best in slot is a mostly meaningless term at this point. Which piece is best depends on what other gear you have, and with reforging most of it is interchangable anyways. When looking at upgrades look at:

  • Does it have more Intellect (which comes with a higher ilvl)? Then it’s likely an upgrade.
  • The only stat we have that is subject to caps or breakpoints is haste. If you are under 2005 haste, look for pieces with haste. If an ilvl upgrade will drop you below 2005 you may want to reconsider it.

The secondary stat priority I will be using for T12 is:
Haste to 2005 > Mastery > Crit > extra Haste

There is enough spirit on gear that I’m not factoring it in to the priority, I’ll just take it as it comes.

Here’s a sample of what my ideal (normal) gear setup would look like: Chardev profile – this would allow for the 4 set bonus and still retain 2005 haste.

*As 4.2 hasn’t released yet, some information may be missing or incorrect. I will update as things are confirmed*


Gear by Item Slot

Head

Item iLevel Location
Obsidian Arborweave Helm (heroic) 391 Firelands raid – Ragnaros
Obsidian Arborweave Helm 378 Firelands raid – Ragnaros
Cowl of the Clicking Menace (heroic) 391 Firelands raid – Beth’tilac
Cowl of the Clicking Menace 378 Firelands raid – Beth’tilac

Shoulders

Item iLevel Location
Obsidian Arborweave Mantle (heroic) 391 Firelands raid – Majordomo Staghelm (HM)
Obsidian Arborweave Mantle 378 Firelands raid – Majordomo Staghelm
Flickering Shoulderpads (heroic) 391 Firelands raid – Shannox (HM)
Flickering Shoulderpads 378 Firelands raid – Shannox

Chest

Item iLevel Location
Obsidian Arborweave Robes (heroic) 391 Firelands Raid – Alysrazor (HM)
Obsidian Arborweave Robes 378 Valor points
2200
Incendic Chestguard (heroic) 391 Firelands raid – Lord Rhyolith (HM)
Incendic Chestguard 378 Firelands raid – Lord Rhyolith

Wrist

Item iLevel Location
Glowing Wing Bracers (heroic) 391 Firelands raid – Baleroc (HM)
Glowing Wing Bracers 378 Firelands raid – Baleroc
Flickering Wristbands (heroic) 391 Firelands raid – Alysrazor (HM)
Flickering Wristbands 378 Firelands raid – Alysrazor
Smolderskull Bindings 378 Valor points
1250

Hands

Item iLevel Location
Obsidian Arborweave Handwraps (heroic) 391 Firelands raid – Baleroc (HM)
Obsidian Arborweave Handwraps 378
Valor points
1650
Cindersilk Gloves (heroic) 391 Firelands raid – Beth’tilac (HM)
Cindersilk Gloves 378 Firelands raid – Beth’tilac
Heavenly Gloves of the Moon 378 Leatherworking

Waist

Item iLevel Location
Firescar Sash 378 Avengers of Hyjal – Honored
Fireplume Girdle 365 Damek Bloombeard – Firelands dailies

Legs

Item iLevel Location
Obsidian Arborweave Legwraps (heroic) 391 Firelands raid – Shannox (HM)
Obsidian Arborweave Legwraps 378 Valor points
2200
Firecat Leggings (heroic) 391 Firelands raid – Majordomo Staghelm
Firecat Leggings 378 Firelands raid – Majordomo Staghelm

Feet

Item iLevel Location
Phoenix-Down Treads (heroic) 391 Firelands raid – Alysrazor (HM)
Phoenix-Down Treads 378 Firelands raid – Alysrazor
Ethereal Footfalls 378 Leatherworking

Neck

Item iLevel Location
Heartstone of Rhyolith (herioc) 391 Firelands raid – Lord Rhyolith (HM)
Heartstone of Rhyolith 378 Firelands raid – Lord Rhyolith
Flowform Choker (heroic) 391 Firelands raid – Majordomo Staghelm (HM)
Flowform Choker 378 Firelands raid – Majordomo Staghelm
Firemind Pendant 378 Valor points
1250
Nightweaver’s Amulet 365 Zen’Vorka –
Firelands Dailies

Back

Item iLevel Location
Wings of Flame (heroic) 391 Firelands raid – Alysrazor (HM)
Wings of Flame 378 Firelands raid – Alysrazor
Flowing Flamewrath Cape 378 Avengers of Hyjal – Friendly
Mantle of Desire 365 Quest – Elemental Bonds

Finger

Item iLevel Location
Quicksilver Signet of the Avengers 391 Avengers of Hyjal – Exalted
Crystal Prison Band (heroic) 391 Firelands raid – Shannox (HM)
Crystal Prison Band 378 Firelands raid – Shannox
Soothing Brimstone Circle 378 Valor points
1250
Spirit Fragment Band 365 Varlan Highbough – Firelands dailies

Trinkets

Item iLevel Location
Eye of Blazing Power (heroic) 391 Firelands raid – Alysrazor (HM)
Eye of Blazing Power 378 Firelands raid – Alysrazor
Jaws of Defeat (heroic) 391 Firelands raid – Majordomo Staghelm (HM)
Jaws of Defeat 378 Firelands raid – Majordomo Staghelm
Fiery Quintessence 378 Avengers of Hyjal – Revered
Moonwell Chalice 365 Ayla Shadowstorm – Firelands dailies

Relic

Item iLevel Location
Singed Plume of Aviana (heroic) 391 Crystalized Firestone + normalversion
Singed Plume of Aviana 378 Valor points
700
Soulflame Vial (heroic) 391 Crystalized Firestone + normalversion
Soulflame Vial 378 Valor points
700
Relic of Elune’s Light 365 Ayla Shadowstorm – Firelands dailies

Weapon

Item iLevel Location
Ko’gun, Hammer of the Firelord (heroic) 397 Firelands raid – Ragnaros (HM)
Ko’gun, Hammer of the Firelord 384 Firelands raid – Ragnaros
Chelley’s Sterilized Scalpel (Heroic)
391 Crystalized Firestone + normalversion
Chelley’s Sterilized Scalpel – 1H Dagger 378 Firelands raid – trash drop
Funeral Pyre (heroic) – 2H Staff 391 Firelands raid – Beth’tilac (HM)
Funeral Pyre – 2H Staff 378 Firelands raid – Beth’tilac
Smoldering Censer of Purity – 2H Staff (heroic) 391 Firelands raid – Any boss (HM)
Smoldering Censer of Purity – 2H Staff 378 Firelands raid – Any boss
Lightforged Elementium Hammer 365 Weapon – 1H Mace

Off-hand

Item iLevel Location
Goblet of Anger (heroic) 391 Firelands raid – Shannox (HM)
Goblet of Anger 378 Firelands raid – Shannox
Globe of Moonlight 365 Ayla Shadowstorm – Firelands dailies

Gear by Location

Firelands Raid

Beth’tilac

Item iLevel Slot
Cowl of the Clicking Menace (heroic) 391 Head
Cowl of the Clicking Menace 378 Head
Cindersilk Gloves (heroic) 391 Hands
Cindersilk Gloves 378 Hands
Funeral Pyre (heroic) 391 Weapon – 2H Staff
Funeral Pyre 378 Weapon – 2H Staff

Lord Rhyolith

Item iLevel Slot
Incendic Chestguard (heroic) 391 Chest
Incendic Chestguard 378 Chest
Heartstone of Rhyolith (herioc) 391 Neck
Heartstone of Rhyolith 378 Neck

Alysrazor

Item iLevel Slot
Obsidian Arborweave Robes (heroic) 391 Chest
Phoenix-Down Treads (heroic) 391 Feet
Phoenix-Down Treads 378 Feet
Wings of Flame (heroic) 391 Back
Wings of Flame 378 Back
Flickering Wristbands (heroic) 391 Wrist
Flickering Wristbands 378 Wrist
Eye of Blazing Power (heroic) 391 Trinket
Eye of Blazing Power 391 Trinket

Shannox

Item iLevel Slot
Obsidian Arborweave Legwraps (heroic) 391 Legs
Goblet of Anger (heroic) 391 Off-hand
Goblet of Anger 378 Off-hand
Crystal Prison Band (heroic) 391 Finger
Crystal Prison Band 378 Finger
Flickering Shoulderpads (heroic) 391 Shoulders
Flickering Shoulderpads 378 Shoulders

Baleroc

Item iLevel Slot
Obsidian Arborweave Handwraps (heroic) 391 Hands
Glowing Wing Bracers (heroic) 391 Wrist
Glowing Wing Bracers 378 Wrsit

Majordomo Staghelm

Item iLevel Slot
Obsidian Arborweave Mantle (heroic) 391 Shoulders
Obsidian Arborweave Mantle 378 Shoulders
Flowform Choker (heroic) 391 Neck
Flowform Choker 378 Neck
Firecat Leggings (heroic) 391 Legs
Firecat Leggings 378 Legs
Jaws of Defeat (heroic) 391 Trinket
Jaws of Defeat 378 Trinket

Ragnaros

Item iLevel Slot
Ko’gun, Hammer of the Firelord (heroic) 397 Weapon – 1H mace
Ko’gun, Hammer of the Firelord 384 Weapon – 1H mace
Obsidian Arborweave Helm (heroic) 391 Head
Obsidian Arborweave Helm 378 Head

Random Boss Drop

Chance to drop off any boss

Item iLevel Slot
Smoldering Censer of Purity (heroic) 391 Weapon – 2H Staff
Smoldering Censer of Purity 378 Weapon – 2H Staff

Trash Drops

Item iLevel Slot
Chelley’s Sterilized Scalpel 378 Weapon – 1H Dagger

Crystalized Firestone vendor

Crystalized Firestones, which drop from all Firelands heroic bosses can be used to upgrade:

  • Weapons and Relics from the 4.2 Valor point vendor
  • Firelands trash drops
Item iLevel Slot
Chelley’s Sterilized Scalpel 391 Weapon – 1H Dagger
Soulflame Vial 391 Relic
Singed Plume of Aviana 391 Relic

Valor Points

Item iLevel Slot
Obsidian Arborweave Robes 378 Chest
Obsidian Arborweave Handwraps 378
Hands
Obsidian Arborweave Legwraps 378 Legs
Smolderskull Bindings 378 Wrist
Firemind Pendant 378 Neck
Soothing Brimstone Circle 378 Finger
Singed Plume of Aviana 378 Relic
Soulflame Vial 378 Relic

Avengers of Hyjal – Rep Vendor

Avengers of Hyjal rep is gained by killing things in the Firelands raid.

Item iLevel Slot Rep level
Quicksilver Signet of the Avengers 378 Finger Exalted
Fiery Quintessence 378 Trinket Revered
Firescar Sash 378 Waist Honored
Flowing Flamewrath Cape 378 Back Friendly

Mark of the World Tree/Firelands Quests

These vendors are opened up one at a time by doing the new quests in Mount Hyjal. Open up the vendor with the most useful loot first (this will likely be Ayla Shadowstorm).

Item iLevel Slot Vendor
Fireplume Girdle 365 Waist Damek Bloodbeard
Globe of Moonlight 365 Off-hand Ayla Shadowstorm
Moonwell Chalice 365 Trinket Ayla Shadowstorm
Relic of Elune’s Light 365 Relic Ayla Shadowstorm
Spirit Fragment Band 365 Finger Varlan Highbough
Nightweaver’s Amulet 365 Neck Zen’Vorka
Mantle of Desire 365 Back Quest – Elemental Bonds

Leatherworking

Item iLevel Slot
Ethereal Footfalls 378 Feet
Heavenly Gloves of the Moon 378 Hands
Obsidian Arborweave Mantle

Blacksmithing

Item iLevel Slot
Lightforged Elementium Hammer 365 Weapon – 1H Mace

Resto Druid BiS List – all leather edition

All WotLK raid content has been released and we’ve got nothing left to do but kill it over and over and over again until Cataclysm comes out. Now is as good a time as any to make my final best in slot list.

When Wrath raiding wraps up, I’d like my druid to look just like this. I’ve got 6 of the 16 pieces right now. Not a bad start.

Here’s the full list of what I consider to be best in slot for a resto druid with access to 25-man hard modes.

WeaponTrauma (Rotface 25H) My opinion on Trauma has certainly changed over the last few months. Originally I thought it would be impossible to make up the haste I’d miss out on by using this, but it’s not too hard at all. The proc is great and can provide up to 10% of my healing on fights like Sindragosa.

OffhandSundial of Eternal Dusk (Sindragosa 25H)

HeadSanctified Lasherweave Helmet – Though T10 is rather heavy on crit as opposed to haste, the 4-set bonus is well worth getting.

NeckBone Sentinel’s Amulet (Marrowgar 25H)

ShouldersShoulders of Frost-Tipped Thorns (Blood Prince Council 25H) *

CloakGreatcloak of the Turned Champion (Deathbringer Saurfang 25H)

ChestSanctified Lasherweave Robes *

WristsPhaseshifter’s Bracers (Halion 25H) – Leather spell power bracers are a myth.

GlovesSanctified Lasherweave Gauntlets

WaistProfessor’s Bloodied Smock – Professor Putricide 25H

LegsSanctified Lasherweave Legplates

BootsBoots of Unnatural Growth (Gunship Battle 25H) *

Ring 1Ashen Band of Endless Wisdom (ICC Rep Ring)

Ring 2Memory of Malygos (Sindragosa 25H)

Trinket 1Althor’s Abacus (Gunship Battle 25H) – The proc on this provides only 2-3% of my healing on most fights, but since it’s a smart heal it’s always useful. The nice chunk of spell power is where this trinket really shines.

Trinket 2Solace of the Defeated (Lord Jaraxxus 25H – ToTC). 168 spell power and 144 mp5 which should stay up all the time. With this trinket I find mana a non-issue on most fights which makes me unwilling to give it up. Glowing Twilight Scale would provide a lot more spell power, but I’m not a fan of on-use trinkets (even though from what I’ve read, the use effect provides a huge amount of healing). I can’t really recommend this over Solace until I’ve tried it out.

IdolIdol of the Black Widow (Frost Emblem vendor)

4.0.1 Edit: Ignore the following. With the leather specialization in play, we should never wear cloth.
* Note: If you are not adverse to wearing cloth, Sanguine Silk Robes (Blood Princes 25H) are slightly better itemized than the T10 chest. If you wear them with the T10 shoulders you will gain 13 spell power, 4 haste and 4 mp5 while casting at the cost of 26 crit rating (dependent on how you gem of course). Plague Scientist’s Boots are also an option, you’d gain spell power (as most reckless ametrines could be traded out for runed cardinal rubies) at the cost of crit and mana regen.


Now, I’ll admit that I have a few hang-ups when it comes to gear. I know there are people who disagree with me on some of these things, but I am far too stubborn to change.

  1. I hate seeing mp5 on gear. The only mp5 piece I wear is the Ashen Band of Endless Wisdom, and it’s only because of the nice spell power proc. 
  2. I always gem for socket bonuses. I like when things match and the missing socket bonuses are an eyesore. Luckily most of the socket bonuses in resto druid gear are fairly good, and I need the haste from the yellow sockets anyway.
  3. I’m not overly concerned with being right at the haste cap. The setup I’ve listed here would give me 845 haste. I could replace a Reckless Ametrine with a Quick King’s Amber to bring me up to 855, but I don’t think I would ever be able to tell the difference in a raid.
  4. I will not wear cloth. I’m a complete snob about this – cloth is for priests. I am a proud leather-wearer.