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Thursday, December 2, 2010

How to gear up in cata.

So you are honor point capped and justice point capped and are just waiting for cataclysm with nothing to do.

I found something to do. Basically, I found all the hunter gear from all pre-raid locations at 85 so I can decide the best way to gear my character before-hand.

There may be a few mishaps for you because I originally made this list for my personal use, and I am a JC/ENG

The entire list:
-CRAFTED-

Helmet: Agile Bio-optic Killshades, Engineering, http://www.wowhead.com/item=59455
Chest: Dragonkiller Tunic, Leatherworking, http://www.wowhead.com/item=56564
Belt: Corded Viper Belt, Leatherworking, http://www.wowhead.com/item=56539
Ring 1: (Rare)Elementium Destroyer's Ring, Jewelcrafting, http://www.wowhead.com/spell=73520
Ring 2: (Rare)Elementium Destroyer's Ring, Jewelcrafting, http://www.wowhead.com/spell=73520
Trinket 1: Darkmoon card: Hurricane, Inscription/Cards, http://www.wowhead.com/item=62051
Trinket 2: Figurine - Demon Panther, Jewelcrafting, http://www.wowhead.com/item=52199#comments
Necklace: (Rare)Brazen Elementium Medallion, Jewelcrafting, http://www.wowhead.com/item=52350
Ranged Weapon: Overpowered Chicken Splitter, Engineering, http://www.wowhead.com/item=59364


-JUSTICE POINTS-
CHEST: Vest of the True Companion, http://www.wowhead.com/item=58121
Gloves: Gloves of the passing night, http://www.wowhead.com/item=58125
Helmet: Willow Mask, http://www.wowhead.com/item=58123
Legs: Hillside Striders, http://www.wowhead.com/item=58122
Necklace: Amulet of the Dull Dreaming, http://www.wowhead.com/item=57931/amulet-of-dull-dreaming
Belt: Belt of the Dim Forest, http://www.wowhead.com/item=57916
Shoulder: Wrap of the Valley Glades, http://www.wowhead.com/item=58124


-REPUTATION-

-Ramkahen-
(Revered)HEAD ENCHANT: http://www.wowhead.com/item=62369
(Honored)Rare Belt: Belt of the Stargazer, http://www.wowhead.com/item=62439

-Guardians of Hyjal-
(Exalted)Boots: Treads of Malorne, http://www.wowhead.com/item=62385

-The Earthen Ring-
(Exalted)Ring: Signet of the Elder Council, http://www.wowhead.com/item=62362
(Revered)Cape: Softwind Cape, http://www.wowhead.com/faction=1135
(Honored)Shoulders: Spaulders of the Savage Beast, http://www.wowhead.com/item=66976

-Hellscream's Reach-
(Revered)Rare 1h melee: Ravening Slicer, http://www.wowhead.com/item=62457
(Exalted)Trinket: Unsolvable Riddle, http://www.wowhead.com/item=62463

-Therazane-
(Exalted)SHOULDER ENCHANT: http://www.wowhead.com/item=62346

-DUNGEON-

THRONE OF THE TIDES
Melee 1h: Lightning Whelk Axe: http://www.wowhead.com/item=56266
Gloves: Wrasee Handwraps: http://www.wowhead.com/item=56268

BLACKROCK CAVERNS
Trinket: Grave of the Herald: http://www.wowhead.com/item=56295
Helmet: Renouncer's Cowl: http://www.wowhead.com/item=56298
Ring: Skullcracker Ring: http://www.wowhead.com/item=58186

Grim Batol
Ring: Ring of Dung Algaz: http://www.wowhead.com/item=56445
Trinket: Skardyn's Grave: http://www.wowhead.com/item=56440
Helmet: Wildhammer Riding Helm: http://www.wowhead.com/item=56443

Halls of Origination
Boots: Boots of Crumbling Ruin: http://www.wowhead.com/item=57867
Ring: Ring of Blinding Stars: http://www.wowhead.com/item=56412

LOST CITY OF THE TOL'VIR
Legs: Balkar's Waders: http://www.wowhead.com/item=56386
Melee 1h: Barim's Main Gauche: http://www.wowhead.com/item=56390
Melee 2h: Seliza's Spear: http://www.wowhead.com/item=56382
Cloak: Kaleki Cloak: http://www.wowhead.com/item=56379
Ring: Mirage Ring: http://www.wowhead.com/item=55884
Trinket: Tia's Grace: http://www.wowhead.com/item=56394

SHADOWFANG KEEP
Feet: Haunting Footfalls: http://www.wowhead.com/item=63446
Helmet: Worgen Hunter's Helm: http://www.wowhead.com/item=63459
Gloves: Traitor's Grips: http://www.wowhead.com/item=63436

DEADMINES
Bracers: Bracers of Some Consequence: http://www.wowhead.com/item=63479
Melee 1h: Buzzer Blade: http://www.wowhead.com/item=65163
Melee 1h: Cruel Barb: http://www.wowhead.com/item=65164
Melee 1h: Thief's Blade:http://www.wowhead.com/item=65173
Melee 2h: Rockslicer: http://www.wowhead.com/item=65168
Back: Cape of the Brotherhood: http://www.wowhead.com/item=65177
Back: Cloak of Thredd: http://www.wowhead.com/item=63473

THE STONECORE
Melee 1h: Fist of Pained Senses: http://www.wowhead.com/item=56329
Melee 1h: Quicksilver Blade: http://www.wowhead.com/item=56335
Trinket: Key to the Endless Chamber: http://www.wowhead.com/item=56328
Necklace: Pendant of the lightless grotto: http://www.wowhead.com/item=56338

THE VORTEX PINNACLE
Gun: Lightningflash: http://www.wowhead.com/item=56366

So right off the bat I can use my extremely large stockpile of gold to get nearly a full set of gear from just crafting. Crafted gear is actually GOOD as well. Heroics don't drop epics, only blues.

The only things remaining are:
cape
shoulders
gloves
legs
boots
melee weapon
bracers

Now, there will be a blue PvP set available once cata comes out. Cannot find the prices, but they should be the same as the current pvp gear is for honor. The blue set will be bought with honor and the epic set with conquest, which you cant get until over a week in. You also have full justice points to spend.

I decided the best way to go about it would be to buy the shoulders and the legs with JP, and then you only need cape/gloves/boots/and bracers from honor. I currently have no way of knowing the proper costs of these items, as wowhead won't tell me, but currently relentless cape/boots/bracers are all 400-600 each, and there shouldn't be much of a reason for it to be much different as the blue is technically "last season's tier" and there is no last season so it is blue. I doubt you will be able to buy any of the epic pieces off the bat otherwise there would be no purpose for the blues.

Now I have an entire set except for melee weapons. The obvious choice to rectify that would be to run heroic deadmines. 3 different 1hs and a 2hr with hunter stats in one instance. But this is still speculation. The earthen ring faction offers two rare pieces at honored and revered. I don't know what reputations I will be at, or how close I will be once I am 85. I intend on following a leveling guide addon and doing at least 98% of the quests in each zone with it. But provided I am neutral with everyone, this is the path I will follow.

Reputations. Which to get first?
So you know, Ramkahen sells the hunter helmet enchant while Therazane sells the shoulder enchant. Other than that those two factions don't really give us anything juicy. Hellscream's Reach has a lovely trinket, but you cannot get that rep with a tabard and you have to do dailies, so it isn't included. The Earthen ring has an epic ring while guardian's of Hyjal have a pair of epic boots. I will probably go for one of these first due to the fact that I can still use the lvl 80 enchants, and the epic gear will be a bigger upgrade. Also, the value of those epics will decrease over time while the value of the enchants will stay the same, so the quicker you get them the more use you get. As for which of the two first, probably whichever I end up being closer to exalted with.

Also this list included all the hunter gear from heroics so you can have a quick access sheet on which heroic you want to run for what gear you need. That is pretty useful.

I killed a frost mage

But it didn't give me a statue in Dalaran. This upsets me because killing a frost mage was harder than killing the lich king by far. Didn't even get an 'cheevie for it.

Rebirth of the Temple

I have decided to start up again. The reason this died mainly was because it was an entire thread devoted to just hunter SV PvP. Not that much to talk about.

So I am getting rid of that. While this shall still be named Temple of Survivalism as a homage to days of yonder, I will extend to all aspects of the class so I will actually have something to talk about.

And the fact that SV is no longer the underdog it isn't as interesting.

P.S. your spec got owned Rilgon, eat it.