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The Trials of Being a Hunter

As you probably know if you read my blog at all, I recently main switched from my Resto Druid to my Hunter. I’m the GM of my guild, but our main-switching rules apply to me too. I had to go through a 9-raid initiate period, complete with pitfalls of being on trial – last in priority for loot, get sat for a lot of progression kills.  I had an Initiate thread where people could comment on my hunter skills, though mine was different from most – I’m the guild forum admin, so the thread couldn’t be kept secret from me like it is for most people. Not too many people left comments in there, whether it was because they had nothing to say or because they were afraid to leave comments that I could see I can only speculate.

Thursday was my 9th raid, and on Sunday I officially passed my trial so Jasy is up to full raider status, and I made her the GM of Apotheosis. Yay!

It was a bit tough going at the start. I wasn’t really doing anything wrong (other than insisting on playing Survival in my first raid), but the gear gap between me and the rest of the raiders made such a huge difference. I think I was around ilvl 520 when I started my trial, with no legendary cloak or meta-gem, and a weapon from Terrace. My gear didn’t get a whole lot better in the first half of my trial. I won a few pieces of loot that no one else wanted in the first week – a helm, gloves I couldn’t wear because it would break my 2-piece bonus. I did get my legendary meta-gem quickly though, which helped a little. In the 2nd week I won a really shitty trinket (Female Dwarf tells me it’s better than the LFR Rentaki’s I was wearing, but it’s still not good). The first two weeks on my hunter were a bit demoralizing.

Finally, in my 7th raid, I hit bonus roll paydirt and coined a Warforged bow. Equipping it increased my top end damage by something ridiculous like 60% and my output skyrocketed. I wasn’t last anymore! My gear only improved from there, as I was able to get my legendary cloak in time for my 8th raid. In my 9th raid I coined a Warforged trinket of awesome and won some nice heroic thunderforged pants off Norushen. In 9 raids I went from terribly undergeared, to the 8th best geared dps in the raid. I really need to remember this next time I start whining about loot rolls, without them I’d still be using that Terrace weapon and have no good trinkets.

Jasy's first Malkorok kill - September 19th

Jasy’s first Malkorok kill – September 19th

 

Jasy's third Malkorok kill - October 17th

Jasy’s third Malkorok kill – October 17th

So I’m feeling much better about being a hunter now. My gear is good, and once I get my 4-set bonus and a 2nd, not terrible, trinket I’m pretty certain I’ll be able to beat the rest of the dps (gauntlet thrown).

Since I’ve passed my trial and have the gear to not be a liability I’m going to do some experimenting with the other specs on farm content. I’d really like to be anything other than Beast Master. I’m feeling good with my performance on single target fights and AoE fights. The only fights I have a bit of an issue with are fights like General Nazgrim – mostly single target, but often with 3 spread out mobs up at a time. I think I could be doing better on those. If anyone has tips for fights like that I’d love to hear them.

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

Gone Hunting

Anyone remember waaaay back when this used to be a blog about Druids and Hunters? For a long time my hunter (whose name was also Jasyla because I’m creative like that) was my second main. I spent a number of years raiding with two guilds and my Hunter was my Horde main for tiers 4, 5, 6, 9 and 10 (spent a couple tiers as a resto shaman before getting mad at class changes and going back to the hunter). Then, at the end of Wrath they took my mana bar away and poor Jasyla2.0 was abandoned and pretty much forgotten about.

A couple months ago I decided I wanted to get to max level with all professions so I could get the Master of All achievement. Since my hunter was my only LW/Skinner, I began playing her every once in a while. Mostly just killing and skinning dragons whenever I had nothing better to do. Then came the character services sale. Since hunter!Jas was just sitting in some random guild I didn’t know anyone in, and most of my other characters are Alliance on Eldre’thalas, I decided to transfer her over.  Then came the hard part. I stared at the character screen for so long. What race do I want to be? Female or male? And what will my name be? I hummed and hawed, I asked Twitter for their opinions. Finally, after way too long, Jasyla the Blood Elf became Jasy the Draenei (just can’t resist those booberific space goats).

As I leveled my way through Pandaria, I remembered how much I love my hunter. I love my old pets – Kitty the wolf, Toby the tiger, Guybrush the monkey and Trouser the snake. I love traps and kiting. I love Deterrence and Disengage. Finding new pets to tame was fun, though almost everything I wanted for a pet was couldn’t be tamed – no elder pythons, beavers or giraffes for me. But I did find some new pets I liked. I got a glowbutt bug and a t-rex (Don’t move! They can’t see you if you don’t move!).

I think I’ve spent more time playing WoW in the last week and a half than I usually do in a month. I quickly leveled to 90. The day I hit 90 I did something like 12 random dungeons, in which I had the worst loot luck possible. That first day only 2 usable pieces of loot dropped for me. So I bought Justice gear. I did some random BGs and bought PVP gear. My friends made me crafted gear (or loaned it to me so I could carry it around and cheat my ilvl), I bought gear from the AH. Finally I made my way up to 470 so I could queue for MSV. I did all 6 bosses, used coin rolls on every one of them and got… absolutely nothing. Clearly the gearing process was not going to be easy. My hunter has always had a bit of a curse when it comes to getting loot and it looked like that was going to continue.

This weekend I did LFR for HoF and Terrace (with an awesome guildy who  queues on his tank or healer – whichever makes it faster, whenever I need someone for LFR or dungeons). Finally my luck started turning around, to a ridiculous degree. I got 3 pieces of tier and some OS pieces. When it came time to fight Lei Shi, she gave me a trinket and a gun. I was getting gear from drops and coins (a few times I got the same piece twice). After all these drops I must be able to queue for ToT now, right? ilvl 478. /sigh. So it was back to PVP and dungeons. Purchased more honor gear, upgraded my gun (even though I really wanted to save my Valor so I could buy the 522 neck asap). Finally I was there – 480! I did the first part of ToT and got another new helmet (because I like having to buy 3 meta gems in 3 days), then I got distracted by other things and have yet to do the rest of the instance.

So that’s what I’ve been up to this week. For the first time in a long time I have a somewhat up-to-date alt that I enjoy playing. I may even go to my guild’s alt run sometimes. Now I just need to re-familiarize myself with SV so I’m comfortably bi-spectual and get all my gems and reforging done right, now that my gear is somewhat less likely to be so easily replaced.

I’m really liking how hunters play right now. I remember how I used to loathe BM in BC (steady shot, steady shot, steady shot) and went Marks or SV for raids out of spite (and because I could still beat the other hunters even in a sub-optimal  spec). Now BM is a lot of fun. All the cooldowns! I need to tweak my UI to make it more dps-friendly and find some good hunter addons (suggestions anyone?)

Happy… hunting?

Progress vs. Gear

How much raid time should be dedicated to farming for gear from bosses you’ve already killed and how much should be dedicated to learning and defeating new encounters?

I’m sure that’s a question that has plagued many raid and guild leaders. I’m also sure the answer depends on the type of guild. Blood Legion’s not going to clear through an instance multiple times on normal when they could be working on a new kill. Likewise, a more ‘casual’ guild is going to want, and maybe even need, that extra gear before they progress further in a lot of cases.

My guild falls somewhere in the middle of those two examples. We finished Tier 14 at 8/16H.

In Tier 14 we cleared all normal modes before doing any heroic modes. We did kill Heroic Stone Guard only a couple days after defeating Sha of Fear, but we never took a detour from normal mode content in HoF, for example, to work on MSV heroics. When I asked our raiders for feedback at the end of the tier, one of the most common responses I got was that we had spent too much time farming for gear and not enough time pushing progression. Noted.

In Tier 15 we’re currently sitting at 1/13H. This tier is a bit different than last. While Tier 14 consisted of 3 smaller raids, Tier 15 is one big raid. In Tier 14 if we wanted more time to work on a new hard mode in Heart of Fear we could skip one of the other raids for the week. We can’t do that in Throne of Thunder. With only 9 hours of raiding each week, we need to make some harder decisions about how we’ll be spending our raid time. At this point, it would take us about 1.5 raid nights (raids are 3 hours each) to fully clear on normal. I think we will get more efficient at that, but that’s where we’re at right now. Plus, repeating heroic kills will generally take a bit longer, so we want to give a bit of a time buffer so we can be sure to get all the way through Lei Shen.That only leaves us 3 hours (we can maybe push this to 4) to work on new things. That’s really not a lot of time.

Since so many people had said they wanted to spend more time on progression this tier, the officers tried to make good on that. The week after our first Lei Shen kill we spent half a raid on Heroic Jin’rokh, then went through the rest of the raid on normal to ensure we got a repeat kill of Lei Shen. My idea of just working on H. Jin’rokh until he was dead, even if that meant not full clearing that week, was outvoted. In hindsight, probably a good thing. The next reset we decided that we would keep our raid lockout for 2 weeks so we could spend a good 3-4 raids on progression fights, before wrapping up normal modes at the end of the following week. I thought this was the best idea. Everyone in the raid had a Lei Shen kill and everyone in the raid wanted to progress through this tier faster (I thought).

Apparently not. It seems, to some people, that farming for gear is more important than progress at this point. The officers got a number of complaints about how we were ‘wasting’ our raid lockout.

I think I have a pretty good idea about the capabilities of our raid. Yes, gear always helps, but having the best possible gear is not a requirement for getting down heroic bosses, especially the early ones. If we were failing dps checks, then definitely, we need more gear. But that’s almost never been our problem. More gear doesn’t make people not stand in Rockfall or hit their Crystal Shield at the right time. Practice does. (Also, if I’m going to upgrade my gear, I’d rather upgrade it to heroic gear).

You can’t please all the people all the time. But I try to. At this point I don’t know if anyone, besides the officers, liked the idea of extending the lockout. Because really, no one sends feedback when they’re happy about something, only when they have something to complain about.

So that brings us back to the original question. How do you split your raid time so your raiders get gear, but you can still make progress at a good pace? Where’s that magic point where doing farm content every week is no longer necessary? Do you wait for everyone to have their 4-set before you start extending lockouts or skipping normal mode kills? Until everyone has weapons? Until Lei Shen gives me that trinket I want?

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!)

MoP Pre-raid Resto Druid Gear

Mists of Pandaria is just 6 weeks away. Here’s a list of the level 90 gear that is available to you outside of raids. I have only included gear which is ilvl 450 or higher, so it includes gear from heroic dungeons, reputation and crafting.

I’ve included gear without Spirit, but whenever possible you’re going to want to prioritize getting the stuff with Spirit on it.

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.

Head

Item iLevel Location
Hood of Viridian Residue 463 Siege of Niuzao Temple – Vizier Jin’bak
Camouflage Retinal Armor 476 Engineering
Snowdrift Helm 489 Shadow-Pan rep – Revered

Shoulders

Item iLevel Location
Incardine Scarlet Spaulders 463 Scarlet Monestary – High Inquisitor Whitemane
Whitepetal Shouldergard 489 Golden Lotus rep – Revered

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

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 – Revered

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

Waist

Item iLevel Location
Hurricane Belt 463 Mogu’shan Palance – Kuai the Brute
Klaxxi Lash of the Harbinger 489 Klaxxi rep – Revered

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

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

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
Links of the Lucid 489 The Klaxxi rep – Revered

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
Sagewhisper’s Wrap 489 Shadow-Pan rep – Revered

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

Trinkets

Item iLevel Location
Zen Alchemist Stone 450 Alchemy
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
Scroll of Revered Ancestors 489 Shadow-Pan rep – Revered

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

Off-hand

Item iLevel Location
Bottle of Potent Potables 463 Stormstout Brewery – Hoptallus
Inscribed Red Fan 476 Inscription