Sunday, September 2, 2007

The ToC Raiding Gear List: Part 2 (Horde)

Update: Updated for Onyxia.

I've turned off the comments for this post because I would like to keep all of the comments in one place if possible. Please go to the Alliance version if you would like to comment.

Edit: This is the Horde version of this list. If you would like the Alliance version click here.

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.


Shroud of Displacement Faction Champs 25 - H278.2188.9
Aethas' Intensity Tribute Chest 25 - H260.6260.6
Shroud of Displacement Faction Champs 25244.6153.5
Lady Liadrin's Conviction Tribute Chest 25 - H231.6231.6
Drape of the Sunreavers Tribute Chest 10 - H230.2230.2
Drape of Mortal Downfall Iron Council25 H229154.3
Drape of the Messenger Algalon10208.4151.9
Shawl of the Devout Crusader Tribute Chest 10 - H204.7204.7
Drape of the Refreshing Winds Northrend Beasts 25 - H201.6201.6
Kurisu's Indecision Eadric's Cache - H193.1113
Flowing Sapphiron Drape Onyxia25178.8178.8
Drape of the Refreshing Winds Northrend Beasts 25170.3170.3
Pennant Cloak Sartharion25 H164.1164.1
Sunglimmer Cloak Algalon25 H158158
Fluttering Sapphiron Drape Onyxia10156.5156.5
Asimov's Drape Mimiron25143.6143.6
Cape of the Unworthy Wizard Kel'Thuzad25140.5140.5
Dark Shroud of the Scourge Noth10138.687.6
Sunglimmer Drape Algalon25 H138.4138.4
Drape of the Spellweaver Ulduar10138.1138.1
Shawl of Haunted Memories Yogg-Saron25137.5137.5
Deathchill Cloak Crafted135.9135.9
Shroud of Luminosity Grobbulus, Heigan, Gothik, Maexxna25135.2135.2
Disquise of the Kumiho Emblem of Valor126.4126.4
Shawl of the Old Maid Grobbulus, Heigan, Gothik, Maexxna25125.3125.3
Shroud of the Citadel Sapphiron10122.9122.9
Cloak of the Dormant Blaze Ulduar10104104

The Tribute Run Cloaks are awesome, but lets face it. They are not going to be easy to get. Blizzard hasn't been great about getting us many good cloak options in the past couple of patches, but the ones that are there are good sources of Hit. Therefore you you want to switch some stuff around this is a great place to do it.


Darkbane Amulet Twin Valkyrs 10 - H237.9161.4
Pendant of Fiery Havoc Flame Leviathan25 H237.9154.1
Cry of the Val'kyr Twin Valkyrs 25 - H222.1222.1
Darkbane Amulet Twin Valkyrs 10208.4142.9
Wyrmrest Necklase of Power Quest - Sapph, Malygos25 199.2139.1
Pendant of the Piercing Glare Kologarn10 194.9111.1
Cry of the Val'kyr Twin Valkyrs 25189.1189.1
Pendant of Focused Energies Ulduar Zone Drop25 187.1103.3
Chain of the Ancient Wyrm Quest - Sapph, Malygos10 178.8124.1
Pendant of the Shallow Grave Thorim10 H171.9171.9
Chain of Latent Energies Naxx Zone Drop10 163.8101.9
Sapphire Amulet of Renewal Steelbreaker25 H163.3163.3
Brilliant Hailstone Amulet Confessor's Cache 162.8117.3
Watchful Eye Steelbreaker10 H156.8156.8
Circle of Arcane Streams Sartharion10 15295.5
Thunderstorm Amulate Naxx Zone Drop25 146.495.4
Unblinking Eye Iron Council25 143.7143.7
Cosmic Lights Sapphiron25 143143
Evoker's Charm 19 EoC 139.6139.6
Encircling Burnished gold Chains 25 EoH 131.586
Necklace of the Glittering Chamber Malygos10 124.6124.6
Titanium Spellshock Necklace Crafted 120.4120.4
Bone-Linked Amulet Grobbulus10 118118
Veiled Amulet of Life Gothik10 112.9112.9

There are not a lot of good necks in ToC, and that makes Cry of the Val'kyr an easier choice.


Reign of the Dead Anubarak 25 - H331331
Shard of the Crystal Heart 50 EoT300.867.7
Reign of the Dead Anubarak 25295295
Elemental Focus Stone Auriaya10 283.787
Living Flame Razorscale25 278.984
Dying Curse Various Naxx Bosses25 268.5139.2
Flare of the Heavens General Vezax25 H235.6235.6
Illustration of the Dragon Soul Sartharion25 200200
Eye of the Broodmother Razorscale10 193.1193.1
Mark of the War Prisoner Cyanigosa5 190.657.7
Scales of Fates Thorim25 183.7183.7
Pandora's Plea Mimiron25 178.2178.2
Sundial of the Exiled 40 EoH 173.1173.1
Abyssal Rune Eadric's Cache168.5168.5
Solace of the Fallen Jaraxxus 25 - H168168
Embrace of the Spider Maexxna10 164.9164.9
Talisman of Resurgence 50 EoT152.4152.4
Shiny Shard of the Flame # Onyxia25150150
Shiny Shard of the Scale # Onyxia25150150
Solace of the Fallen Jaraxxus 25150150
Fetish of Volatile Power Faction Champs 10 - H150150
Purified Shard of the Flame # Onyxia10134134
Purified Shard of the Scale # Onyxia10134134
Fetish of Volatile Power Faction Champs 10132.4132.4
Extract of Necromantic Power Sapphiron25 124.3124.3
Forethought Talisman Various Naxx Bosses25 111111
Sif's Rememberance Thorim10 H110110
Vanquished Clutches of Yogg Saron Yogg10 H106.4106.4
Je'tze's Bell World Drop 106106
The Egg of Mortal Essence 40 EoH 9898
Soul of the Dead Sapphiron25 74.374.3
Frenzyheart Insignia of Fury Reputation - Frenzyheart 57.957.9
Oracle Talisman of Ablution Reputation - Oracles 55.655.6

# The value of the Onyxia trinkets is the value of the set divided by 2. If you do not have the set, these trinkets are virtually worthless in terms of DPS. On top of that I don't have any hard numbers on the damage proc. I assumed the DoT has a 25% uptime.

As usual, 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.

That said, when it comes to the best trinkets available the debate is very one sided. Both versions of the Reign of the Dead are clearly the best choices available. The best thing is, it looks like you can equip both of the at the same time.

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.


Firestorm Band Jaraxxus 10 - H260158
Firestorm Band Jaraxxus 10218.5127.4
Frozen Loop Hodir25 206122.2
Shimmering Seal Flame Leviathan10 203.1126.6
Lurid Manifestation Anubarak 25 - H200.7200.7
Sinner's Confession Confessor's Cache - H194.4114.2
Ring of the Vacant Eye General Vezax25 183.4106.9
*Nebula Band Algalon10177.1177.1
Signet of the Malevolent Gothik10 176.186.8
Band of the Invoker 35 EoT170.3170.3
Polished Dragonslayer's Signet Onyxia Head165.5165.5
Lurid Manifestation Anubarak 25169.8169.8
Conductive Seal Mimiron25 H168168
Emerald Signet Ring Kologarn10 166104.1
Signet of Manifested Pain Kel'Thuzad25159.4159.4
Etched Signet of the Kirin Tor Vendor158.8158.8
Pyrelight Circle Ignis25 156.6156.6
Signet of Soft Lament Yogg10 H145.3145.3
Inscribed Signet of the Kirin Tor 9750 gold 141.5141.5
Glowing Ring of Reclamation Flame Leviathan25 139.4139.4
Lady Maye's Sapphire Ring Iron Council10 129.5129.5
Band of Channeled Magic 25 EoV 127.6127.6
Lost Jewel Various Naxx Bosses25 125.8125.8
Signet of the Kirin Tor 8500 gold 123.9123.9
Titanium spellshock Ring Crafted 123.4123.4
Ring of the Fated Noth10 119.1119.1
Ring of Holy cleansing Heigan10 113.7113.7
Band of Guile Mal'Ganis5 113.7113.7
Annhylde's Ring Ingvar5 112.5112.5
Timeworn Silken Band Maexxna10 112.1112.1
Signet of Hopeful Light Reputation - Argent Crusade 107.8107.8

Originally I would have equipped both versions of the Lurid Manifestation, but my revaluation of haste really helped the Nebula Band. You will also notice that the Emblem ring is very highly rated, but I would hold off picking it up until you have all of the tier piece you need.

Off Hand:

Talisman of Heedless Sins Jaraxxus 25 - H275171.2
Lightbane Focus Twin Valkyrs 10 - H247.3168.9
Talisman of Heedless Sins Jaraxxus 25242.9151.9
Cosmos Algalon25231.5138.6
Lightbane Focus Twin Valkyrs 10217.6150.2
Mystifying Charm Twin Valkyrs 25 - H190.4190.4
Leviathan Fueling Manual Flame Leviathan25 182.6107.9
Surplus Limb Patchwerk25 172.3114
Mystifying Charm Twin Valkyrs 25168.7168.7
Ward of the Violet Citadel 25 EoH 161.792.5
Ironmender Kologarn25 137.7137.7
Watchful Eye Steelbreaker10 H137.686.6
Igniter Rod Ignis10 131.3131.3
Accursed Spine Noth25 126.2126.2
Matriarch's Spawn Maexxna25 123.3123.3
Antediluvian Cornerstone Grimoire Onyxia25117.5117.5
Handbook of Obscure Remedies 25 EoH 106.9106.9
Antique Cornerstone Grimoire Onyxia10100.8100.8

I'm back to favoring a Main Hand/Off Hand combo and the Talisman of Heedless Sins is the best Off Hand if you can use the hit. The two Onyxia offhand are a little better then what I've listed here due to the skeleton. Unfortunately I have no way to evaluate the DPS of the Skeleton. That said, I doubt it will be good enough to make these offhands that good in terms of DPS.

Main Hand:

Barb of Tarasque Northrend Beasts 25 - H878.4785.5
Suffering's End Anubarak 25 - H816.3816.3
Barb of Tarasque Northrend Beasts 25774692.1
Heartsmasher Tribute Chest 10 - H745745
Sunreaver Disciple's Blade Faction Champs 10 - H743.5743.5
Val'anyr, Hammer of Ancient Kings Quest - Ulduar25 723.4723.4
Suffering's End Anubarak 25722.6722.6
Starshard Edge Algalon or Mimiron H25 710.3639.3
Sunreaver Disciple's Blade Faction Champs 10661.2661.2
Aesuga, Hand of the Ardent Champion General Vezax10 643.9643.9
Soulscribe Yogg25 631.1631.1
Spectral Kris Black Knight - H568.1568.1
Haunting Call Naxx Zone Drop25 567.5485.5
Stormtip Iron Council10 556556
Plasma Foil XT-002 Deconstructor10 548.3548.3
The Soulblade Kel'Thuzad10 547.8493.1
Wraith Strike Maexxna25 537.5537.5
Hammer of the Astral Plane Kel'Thuzad10 537.2537.2
The Impossible Dream Loatheb25 522.3522.3
Ice Spire Scepter Malygos10 516516
Titansteel Spellblade Crafted 504.1449.5
Titansteel Guardian Crafted 479.7479.7
Blade of Dormant Memories Patchwerk10 476.9476.9
Scalpel of the Royal Apothecary 25 Champion's Seals 460.8460.8

Again, I am back to favoring MH/OH combos and this is the best Main hand without Hit rating

Two Handed Weapon:

Perdition Anubarak 10 - H914.4914.4
Illumination Twin Valkyrs 10 - H933.6933.6
Perdition Anubarak 10800.3800.3
Illumination Twin Valkyrs 10822.3822.3
Sufferance Tribute Chest 25 - H956.1956.1
Pillar of Fortitude Ulduar Zone Drop10 617.1617.1
Devotion Yogg10 644.8644.8
Unraveling Reach Freya10 775567.4
Icecore Staff Hodir10 H763.3763.3
The Lifebinder Freya25 742.3742.3
Staff of Endless Winter Hodir25 H806.7806.7
Rapture Iron Council25 720.7720.7
Intensity Ignis25 865646.4
Greatstaff of the Nexus Malygos10 768.4595.4
Staff of Restraint Sartharion25 604.6604.6
Damnation Four Horsemen25 614614
Sulfur Stave Loatheb10 600.2492.7
Staff of Draconic Combat Eregos5 557.8557.8

I am back to favoring MH/OH combos but Staves are still a viable option since Blizzard now seems to be itemizing them better.

Currently the best Moonkin idol in game is the [Idol of Lunar Fury]. The others don't even come close, so buy it as soon as you can. If you can't get your hands on that one right a way the [Idol of the Shooting Star] is your best bet. It is of a higher ilevel then the [Idol of Steadfast Renewal] and you get a little more damage from using it. The last idol you will see is [Idol of Crying Wind]. It is not a good option in my opinion. The problem is that you will not be using IS enough to really make use of the idol. There may be some situations where it is better then the SF or Wrath idol but it will never beat the Idol of Lunar Fury.

I also don't recommend using any of the idols from TBC. All of the WotLK idols currently available will be purchaseable with Emblems in 3.2 and are much better then anything we found in Outland.


9-tailed fox said...

Please explain to me why sundial trinket is better than the scales of fate trinket in terms of dps I always thought sp > than any other stat but hit. Is the proc rate on sundial so great that it ends up doing more dps than the scales of fate?

Crusader said...

Great list,I have put together a basic (read very basic) guide for new moonkins to get them setup and into raiding which i linked into lootrank for the gear choices. If it's ok i'd like to include this post as well as a better option.

Basic Moonkin Raiding Starter Guide

Anonymous said...

I have a comment on this trinket :

as far as i can say this is great trinket for moonkins. If you read the comments ewery1 satys its crap for mages/ priests /locks, but its perfect for boomkin.. why? it procs from each starfall hit and you an get full 8 stacks in 1 gcd. and OFFCORSE use it when Starfire eclipseis proced.. it gives nice haste and realy big dmg increase. + it has huge crit rating.

Parasha - Aszune EU