So what am I (not) wearing (yet)? A particularly Heroic shopping list.

Posted in Feral, Guide, WotLK on Oct 02, 2008

Out in the real world, it’s a goddamn miracle when I manage to throw together professional-looking attire before the sun comes up. Most of my wardrobe color coordinates in such a fashion that I’d need to make a grievous error in judgment to look like a fool, and that suits me just fine. Unless there’s a particularly important meeting in which I need to impress my decades-older colleagues, I never plan my outfits in advance. I haven’t even looked at wedding dresses yet.

In game, however, where the cool factor of any armor is hopelessly shrouded by a large-assed, gaping mouth bear, I carefully consider each option. I make lists. I (occasionally) use a calculator and cross-reference rating values. WoW is geared, no pun intended, toward end-game content, where there’s little room for improving your character beyond armor and weapons. Thus, to prepare for Naxxramus, I’ve been following the lead of my fellow Crushtaceans and have assembled a preliminary tanking “wishlist.”

This list only takes into account Rare or Epic quality items from Heroic dungeons, items obtainable through BoE World Drops, or BoE Leatherworking craftables. As was the case with Burning Crusade, I imagine we’ll see some quest items and/or Normal drops that will be on par or better than these (i.e. Umbrahowl’s Collar, Supple Leather Boots, Manimal’s Cinch, being better than initial pre-buffed Karazhan gear etc.), but remember that this list is rudimentary at best. All items are subject to change often, and may be edited to reflect stat revaluing. Suggestions are welcome, especially as we find out where some of these mystery items drop.

Head:

Mask of the Watcher
Eviscerator’s Facemask (BoE LW)

Necklace:

Pendant of the Nathrezim (CoT: Strat)
Shadowseeker’s Pendant
Titanium Earthguard Chain (BoE JC)
Amulet of Wills (Normal, Halls of Stone)

Shoulders:

Sprinting Shoulderpads
Trollwoven Spaulders (BoE LW)

Back:

Cloak of the Enemy (Nexus)
Flowing Cloak of Command (Normal CoT: Stratholme)
Cloak of Tormented Skies (BoE LW)

Chest:

Crystal Infused Tunic (Keristraza, Nexus)

Wrists:

Bindings of the Tunneler

Gloves:

Bile-Cured Gloves

Gilt-Edged Leather Gauntlets (King Ymiron, Utgarde Pinnacle)

Waist:

Sharp-Barbed Leather Belt (Ingvar the Plunderer, Utgarde Keep)

Legs:

Ravenous Leggings of the Furlbolg
Legguards of Swarming Attacks

Feet:

Slag Footguards
Boots of the Neverending Path (Argent Crusade, Exalted)

Rings:

Nerubian Shield Ring
Keystone Great Ring (Drak’tharon)
Signet of the Accord (BoE World Drop)

Trinkets:

Essence of Gossamer (Azjul-nerub)
Offering of Sacrifice

Idol:

Idol of Perspicacious Attack (30 Venture Coins)

Weapon:

Enraged Feral Staff (Utgarde Keep)
Staff of Trickery (Violet Hold)

It’s a start. What are you wearing?

10 Comments

  • At 2008.10.02 14:11, Stef said:

    Nice list (it’s good to dream / set yourself goals :))
    What you forgot imho are the amulets and cloaks featuring additional armor. Speaking about that, what a trinket !!

    • At 2008.10.02 15:42, Runycat said:

      Like I said, it’s still a partial list (and one that I admittedly created at work). If they’re items obtainable before Naxx, I’d love it if you could link them for me.

      • At 2008.10.02 16:29, Kal said:

        Cloaks: flowing cloak of command (from normal CoTStrat)
        Cloak of Tormented Skies (LW recipe)

        Amulets:
        Titanium Earthguard Chain (BoE JC)
        Amulet of Wills (Normal Halls of stone)

        Really nice list, btw. I need to do my own shopping list soon, but I figured I’d do it when it got closer to the end. And hey! I got Enraged feral staff nerfed. :p

        • At 2008.10.02 17:54, Runycat said:

          Weird, Akismet flagged your comment as spam. BUT I SAVED IT. Thanks for the links; I’ll tack them on. I hadn’t scanned all the normal dungeons as of yet.

      • At 2008.10.02 15:18, Karthis said:

        *bookmarks* Damn – good plan! I’ve oogled all of the neat new gear, but never actually made a list…. and I ALWAYS have a gear list.

        • At 2008.10.02 15:42, Runycat said:

          I plan to win, bro.

          • At 2008.10.02 15:47, Runycat said:

            But yeah, I’m going to try and keep it as updated as possible. I have a feeling that we’ll end up pushing Naxx before we totally kit ourselves out in our “dream” Heroic gear, and I’ll just be wearing a crazy amalgamation of quest gear, T6, and random dungeon blues.

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