Here is part 2 to the gear ranking. This post focuses on the jewelry and weapons available to moonkin. Please refer to part 1 to see how the list was built.
|*Drape of Mortal Downfall||212||142.3|
|Drape of the Messanger||192.5||139.8|
|Drape of the Sullen Goddess||140.3||140.3|
|Cape of the Unworthy Wizard||134.1||134.1|
|Dark Shroud of the Scourge||133.8||86.2|
|Shawl of Haunted Memories||131.6||131.6|
|Drape of the Spellweaver||129.2||129.2|
|Shroud of Luminosity||126.3||126.3|
|Disquise of the Kumiho||120.8||120.8|
|Shawl of the Old Maid||119.4||119.4|
|Shroud of Alteration||117.9||117.9|
|Shawl of the Caretaker||114.8||114.8|
|Shroud of the Citadel||114.6||114.6|
|Cloak of the Dying||107.3||107.3|
|Cloak of Averted Crisis||106.6||106.6|
|Cloak of Kea Feathers||101.9||101.9|
|Cloak of the Dormant Blaze||99.5||99.5|
|Drape of Surgery||91||91|
The Drape of Mortal Downfall is awesome if you can get a hold of it. If you were able to pick up the Pennant Cloak before Ulduar then you are going to be wearing it for a while. The lack of spirit and gem socket make it awesome. In reality there is only the Drape of Mortal Downfall is better and it drops off of a hard mode. That said, the Deathchill Cloak is perfect for alts and offspecs since it is so easy to obtain.
The quest rewards are still great, but they are loaded with hit rating. At this point I think it is better to get hit rating from other sources and therefore SAoR is best.
|Elemental Focus Stone||270.6||87|
|*Flare of the Heavens||221.8||221.8|
|*Illustration of the Dragon Soul||200||200|
|Eye of the Broodmother||183.1||183.1|
|Mark of the War Prisoner||181.8||57.7|
|Scales of Fates||176.4||176.4|
|Sundial of the Exiled||163.5||163.5|
|Embrace of the Spider||156.6||156.6|
|Show of Faith||140||140|
|Extract of Necromantic Power||113.4||113.4|
|Darkmoon Card: Illusion||100||100|
|The Egg of Mortal Essence||98||98|
|Vanquished Clutches of Yogg Saron||90.8||90.8|
|Darkmoon Card: Death||81.8||81.8|
|Soul of the Dead||63.4||63.4|
|Frenzyheart Insignia of Fury||50.7||50.7|
|Oracle Talisman of Ablution||47.4||47.4|
|Spark of Hope||33.6||33.6|
First of all, I urge you to use this trinket ranking with a little bit of skepticism. Most of the new trinkets haven’t been tested to my knowledge and how their procs work is unknown. In most cases I assumed that they would work in a similar manner to the trinkets we had in the 3.0 version of WoW. In cases like the Vanquished Clutches of Yogg Saron I had to ignore the proc completely because I have no clue as to how it works. I will update this list as more information is known.
The updated Flare of the Heavens is an awesome trinket. It is a clear upgrade to our current non-hit trinkets. The Illustration of the Dragon Soul is still an awesome trinket and is increadibly easy to get since it drops off of Sarth 0D. Imagine how good it would be if they hadn't nerfed it.
Finally, I want to make one little comment about hit trinkets. I generally don’t recommend using hit trinkets after early raiding. The reason is they just have way to much hit on them. A single trinket can provide 45% of the total hit rating you need. Unfortunately that makes you very inflexible and forces you to skip some other awesome trinkets that provide a ton of Spell Power, Crit rating or Haste rating.
The Signet of Manifested Pain is still an awesome ring. The Pyrelight Circle as almost identical stats to make it an awesome ring also. However, the two best rings currently available are the Conductive Seal and Nebula Band. The first is a Yogg hard mode drop, the second an Algalon 10man drop.
|Leviathan Fueling Manual||175.9||106.2|
|Ward of the Violet Citadel||152.9||88.3|
|Urn of Lost memories||105.2||105.2|
|Handbook of Obscure Remedies||103||103|
|Scepter of Murmuring Spirits||97||97|
Blizzard added only 3 Off Hand items in Ulduar. It is clear that Blizzard is pushing staves with the new staff enchant and the lack of MH/OH options. However, making the transition from MH/OH to Staff can be a little troubling. If your still using a MH/OH combo your Naxx Off Hands will still serve you well. In my pre-Naxx gear guide I recommended that you pick up the Ward of the Violet Citadel. It is still very highly ranked and is incredably easy to get.
One Hand Weapon:
|Val'anyr, Hammer of Ancient Kings||671.3||671.3|
|Aesuga, Hand of the Ardent Champion||629.4||629.4|
|Torch of Holy Fire||572.5||572.5|
|Hammer of the Astral Plane||527.5||527.5|
|The Impossible Dream||515.8||515.8|
|Ice Spire Scepter||510.6||510.6|
|Blade of Dormant Memories||468.1||468.1|
|Dagger of Lunar purity||456.3||456.3|
|Scalpel of the Royal Apothecary||456.3||456.3|
|War Mace of Unrequited Love||426.2||426.2|
I want to make one thing very clear up front. The Val'anyr, Hammer of Ancient Kings legendary Mace is a healer weapon. It is near perfectly itemized for a moonkin, and I've seen some people suggest that we should be able to get one, but I have to disagree. The proc is a healing proc, it is cleary best for healers. I have only included it on the list because I there are Resto Druids out ther that have a Moonkin secondary spec and will pick up this item.
Once again, Val'anyr is a healer weapon, and I don't want to hear any QQ about how your guild won't let you have the mace or its fragments. I agree with them. Giving this mace to a DPSer is a good way to break up a guild and look like a fool on websites like WoWInsider and MMO-Champion.
Since, my last update Starshard Edge and Constellus have been added loot tables. They make the MH/OH combo viable once again but I still prefer the staff below. these two weapons are nice because they are of 239 iLvL with 587 spell power. Soulscribe is also a great weapon if you can't get hour hand on the staff.
Two Handed Weapon:
|*Staff of Endless Winter||782.5||782.5|
|Greatstaff of the Nexus||743.4||581.9|
|Pillar of Fortitude||606.9||606.9|
|Staff of Restraint||592.7||592.7|
|Spire of Sunset||587.2||587.2|
|Staff of Draconic Combat||545.4||545.4|
For years I've said "don't use a staff." People have come to me and said "what about this staff? Its awesome." I respond "don't use a staff."
Well, much like they did with Eclipse, Blizzard is forcing us to use staves. Blizzard has provided very few MH/OH options in Ulduar and created some awesome staves. Couple this with the new two-handed spell power weapon enchant and you can see why I am now saying: use a staff. Just be careful how you make the transition. Not all staves are created equal, and you MH/OH combo may be better then some of them. That said, the Staff of Endless Winter is a truely awesome weapon if you can get your hands on one.
There arn't enough relics to really rank them, but I'm sure somebody would ask about them if I didn't put a section in the guide about them. I like most Moonkin go with [Idol of the Shooting Star] because it affects Starfire. Some will choose [Idol of Steadfast Renewal] if their rotation focuses on Wrath, but I don't recommend this. The [Idol of Crying Wind] is not a good option at anytime in my opinion. You can find my math here.
I also don't recommend using any of the idols from TBC. Both of the WotLK idols currently available will be purchaseable with Emblems in 3.1 and are much better then anything we found in Outland.