Monday, December 8, 2008

Pre Naxx Moonkin Gear Guide: Part 4

In part 4 of the gear guide I will look at Boots, Belts, Legs and Trinkets. All of the other slots are covered in Parts 1, 2, & 3. Click on the numbers to find those guides.

Boots (search)
1. [Sandals of Crimson Fury] - Exalted Rep Reward - Wyrmrest - Getting to exalted with Wyrmrest is going to take a while, but these are by far the best boots available pre raid. I've listed them first because I also think these are better then anything you will find in Naxx 10. I would start building this rep as soon as you get to revered with Kirin Tor.

2. [Stone-Worn Footwraps] - Heroic Krik'thir - Azjol Narub - These drop of the first boss in heroic AN so they shouldn't be hard to get. They have a good amount of spell power and crit and will serve you well while your grinding rep.

3. [Silky Iceshard Boots]
- BoE Crafted - Tailoring - I think the mats are a little expensive, but they have a good amount of DPS stats.

Legs (search)
1. [Woven Bracae Leggings] - Heroic Loken - Halls of Lightning - These are very good legs all around. They have high Spell Power and Crit. If you would like a haste version of these legs take a look at [Leggings of the Winged Serpent]. They drop from the last boss in heroic Drak'tharon Keep.

2. [Giant-Friend Kilt] - Revered Rep Reward - Sons of Hodir - You should be building rep with this faction already for the shoulder enchants. These are some nice legs you can pick up on the way. There are a couple of better blue options from heroics but the difference isn't huge.

3. [Black Duskweave Leggings] - BoE Crafted - Tailoring - The mats are cheap so these will be easy to get. There are better options out there but these are a good place to start.

Other notable legs: [Crenelation Leggings], [Sorrowgrave's Breeches],
[Kilt of Sewn Flesh]

Belt (search)

1. [Girdle of Bane] - Heroic King Ymiron - Utgarde Pinnacle - This is a fun instance with a nice belt at the end. If your looking for hit this belt is the way to go. The last boss also dorps a very nice tanking sword so you shouldn't have to much trouble finding a tank for this instance.

2. [Sash of Blood Removal] - Heroic Gal'darah - Gundrak - It is a haste belt, but it is the best belt available if you don't need the hit. Gundrak has always gone pretty quick for me also so it shouldn't be a big time commitment.

3. [Belt of Dark Mending] - Exalted Rep Reward - Knights of the Ebon Blade - Normally I would list a rep reward higher but I believe Kirin Tor and Wyrmrest have better reward then this. Not a bad belt, but the belts above are better.

4. [Sash of the Wizened Wyrm] - Honored Rep Reward - Wyrmrest - Getting to honored with Wyrmrest is very easy, and this belt has a good amount of hit on it.

Trinkets (search)
Note: There are not a lot of good trinkets in WotLK. I used a couple of my BC trinkets up until the very end, but here are a few you may want to look at.

[Mark of the War Prisoner] - Heroic Cyanigosa - Violet Hold - Which trinkets you pick have more to do with which stats you need since they generally provide you with just one stat. This trinket provides you with a 25% of the hit your going to need to get to the soft hit cap. I was lucky and this dropped on my first run, but I would have farmed VH for a while to get it. This trinket gives you a lot of flexibility in your other gear.

2. [Tome of Arcane Phenomena] - Normal Eregos - Oculus - I would prefer if the on use ability wasn't haste, but it is the best Spell Power trinket available before raiding.

3. [Pendulum of Telluric Currents] - Heroic Mage-Lord Urom - Oculus - If you want haste this is your trinket. The on equip ability isn't bad also. According to WoWhead it has a 15% proc chance and a 45 second internal cooldown. Its a nice ability because you don't have to think about it, but it won't increase your DPS much.

4. [Flame Ember] - Heroic Sjonnir - Hall of Stone - You may have a tough time getting a group for this because Sjonnir is after the event and the event is tough. However, if you get a good group this isn't a bad trinket.

5. [Mercurial Alchemist Stone] - BoP Crafted - Alchemy - I don't like listing BoP crafted things in this guide but this is a really nice trinket if your an Alchemist already. DO NOT change to Alchemy to pick up this trinket it is not worth that, but it is more well rounded then any other trinket you will find. I also don't have any problem with the mats as I picked up every thing I needed as I leveled.

Well that is it for the guide and I am glad it is finally done. Sorry it took a while. I've got quite a few ideas of what to do now. I need to go back and look at the old versus posts and update them for WotLK. I also want to look at the mana regen talents, and possible do a guide on naxx gear.

To be honest though I am looking forward to writing a little fluff. As I'm sure you can imagine a lot has happened. My guild so far has 10 bosses down in Naxx25. I've cleared Naxx10 and killed Sartharion with one drake up on 10man, and we also got some attempts in on normal Malagos, but more on that later.


Runycat said...

Excellent list! Because we're severely lacking in ranged DPS, I'll probably be adopting the bomb owl when dual specs are implemented. I saved a few items from the duster in Naxx, but these lists will really help me round out the set.

Thanks, yo.

ddm said...

I know that your lists -- which are a great resource, btw -- are hardly exhaustive, but for boots, I think it's worth checking out the Tundra Wolf Boots, a BOE zone drop in Utgarde Pinnacle (normal or heroic). I found them cheap(ish) on the AH and now I don't have to worry about rolling against other casters or hoping the item will drop in the first place. I'll take slightly lesser stats for peace of mind! :P

(and sorry for the double-post -- I had some formatting issues the first time around!)

Rankol said...

As far as belts go, what about the belt that comes from Kirin Tor rep, the "Ghostflicker Waistband"? I wasn't sure if this was meant to be included in the list or not. I'm big on trying to wear leather items if possible.

Eric said...

Can someone explain "soft hitcap" is that the hitrating you need with +hit specced (not Faeri fire I suppose ^^)?

Anonymous said...

soft hit cap is the hit rating which assures that you wont miss GIVEN than a shadow priest is in your group. It also assumes use of talents (2/2 Balance of power).

Of course having an optimal raid setup is not always possible and for these cases 262 is not enough.

Graylo has an excellent article on this:

Cdin said...

@ Rankol

The Kirin Tor rep belt isn't bad, its just not as good as some of the other belts available from rep grinds. If your going for exalted with them for another reason then definately go ahead and pick that belt up.

@ Eric

As anonymous said the soft hitcap is the hit cap with Misery (spriest) or imp FF. This should be a save assumption in 25 mans, but can be a little iffy in 10mans.

Alex said...

The Quest Mystery of the Infinite, Redux give by Chromie, at Dragonblight Temple at 80 after doing Mystery of the Infinite has a choice of 2 tickets, one which is the Rune of Infinite Power, which is the lesser version of Mark of the War Prisoner with 55 hit and 202 SP on Use.

paul said...

You said:

"In my opinion there are currently only 3 items that a moonkin would want from emblems, and in total they only cost 90 emblems. (In case your wondering the other two items are the off hand I mentioned in part one and [Plush Sash of Guzbah])"

However, when it came to your reccomendations for belts, you did not reccomend the Sash, why is that?

Thanks, Paul

Ilyda said...

Very nice guide :) I was wondering what your view on the Windripper boots and leggings is? I already had my eyes on these as the mats are fairly easy to come by. Would the crit instead of haste make these a bad choice to go for?

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for making this list. I've played a fire mage for about three years and wanted a change. So I rolled a druid last year. She's been Restoration forever now but since the dual speciallization option, she is now a resto/moonkin and oddly enough your post confirms for me that I need the same stuff, give or take, that I needed on my mage when she hit 80. Though, I must say you made the list much better than the one I had for the mage! Anyway. Awesome job and thank you.

Anonymous said...

I have some of these items already, and will look at some others. I understand about itemization, but because I Doomkin tank a fair bit (no, really), I try to stick with leather - I need the base for the armor for the survivability/peace of mind on the healer.

oh, and PLEASE remove gold farmbot post up a couple above me. This is a quality site, and info - hate to see people sneak in stuff like that!

This post may not be updated, but with 3.1 out, I also think the new AC rep stuff is worth a look, and a possible look at the glyph additions/changes.


Anonymous said...

oh - and what would your idol choices be, in order?

I find I am STILL using my Moonfire 70 one (because I am not a SF/W rotation boom; I am hurr/Starfall/broccoli brigade/typhoon).

Anonymous said...

I really like Windripper Leggings and Boots. I got them crafted as soon as I hit 80 on my druid alt. Of course, I also go more for crit than haste, mostly due to my extreme lag, which makes it difficult to fully utilize haste.

Doug McDonald said...

Although perhaps not as good as the ember, the [item]Cannoneer's Fuselighter[/item] is a pretty easy to obtain quest reward from early quests in Icecrown, might be worth adding to the trinket list