Posts Tagged ‘prep’

Gear Check: Gearing Your Restoration Druid for Heroics

15 February 2011 | No Comments » | Barugaara

No longer relegated to a permanent tree form, choosing the right equipment for your Restoration Druid is more important than ever! But you’ll have to wait until you your gear is up to snuff before you start playing dress-up. As with all of our Cataclysm Gear Check guides, we’ve provided you with a variety of ways to hit that elusive 329 ilevel cap required for entrance to Heroic 5-man dungeons.

Remember that while it eventually evens out a bit once you outfit yourself with Heroic and raiding items, initial healing and mana management can be a little tricky in this expansion, even with the pieces shown below.

Stat Priority: Intellect > Spirit > Haste > Mastery > Crit

Generally, you are going to want all of your gear to have spirit on it. However, if a piece has a significant abundance of intellect, don’t hesitate grabbing it!

As a Druid, we are gifted with the nifty ability to wear cloth gear. Or more appropriately, we were. We now receive a intellect bonus for wearing all leather, so that is definitely worth going for.

Chances are if you have leveled to 85, you have ran into all of the six new factions this expansion. As it turns out, these guys are real nice and are willing to hand out some (more or less) free blues to get you started. I would recommend checking them out.

Gear Check: Loot that Will Prep Your Hunter for Heroics

14 February 2011 | 7 Comments » | Kershocker
Kersh

Kersh - Survival Hunter

DING! Your hunter just reached level 85 and, now that the level bar is gone, you have no clue what to do next. So where should you go to get the pieces of gear missing to reach an average iLvl of 329 — and be able to queue for Heroics? Let me help you! Here I’ll list the best pieces of Pre-Heroic hunter gear you can obtain so to get you prepared to step into heroics.

This list will include items you can obtain by quests, crafting, reputation rewards, regular dungeons and Justice Points. The reason why I’m including Justice Points and iLvl 359 Reputation gear is because you can technically get those without spending time in heroic dungeons.

To be honest, I’ve always been a Survival Hunter. While I’ve leveled as BM, SV is the only spec I use for End-Game Content, but, from what I’ve read, stat priority is pretty much the same between the 3 specs. Oh, and just like in WotLK, Agility is still the best stat.

Agility >Haste [Soft Cap] > Hit [Until Capped] > Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery

If you feel like investigating a bit more about Stat Priority for your spec, take a look at:

Beast Mastery – Elitist Jerks

Marksmanship – Elitist Jerks

Survival – Elitist Jerks

Head:

iLvl 346:

  1. Willow Mask – 2200 Justice Points
  2. Windhome Helm / Snarling Helm – Revered with Wildhammer Clan / Dragonmaw Clan

iLvl 333:

  1. Wildhammer Riding Helm - Grim Batol: General Umbriss

Shoulders:

iLvl 346:

  1. Wrap of the Valley Glades – 1650 Justice Points

iLvl 333:

  1. Bloodpetal Mantel – Halls of Origination: Ammunae
  2. Mantle of Moss – Honored with The Earthen Ring Continue Reading