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[Druid] Level 80, Pre-Heroic gear for Bears and Trees

PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 9:30 am
by sherck
Just throwing this out since I know there are a number of people leveling Druids on the MTankadinservers.

My 2 cents is that I am not going to use a ton of gold on this guy since he will probably only hit 80 a month or two before Cata drops and will probably only be running Heroics and low level raids for weekly.

Primary concern was to limit the gear to quested gear, BoE available on AH for pretty cheap or Item Level 200/213 crafted gear that only used Frozen Orbs and lower level mats so they are not that expensive. You can obviously upgrade every slot pre-raid but these will get you just fine in Heroics.

My goal was to be able to drop this gear on the MINUTE my Druid hits level 80 so all of it is available either prior to level 80 or is BoE and can be equipped within the first minute of dinging.

[NOTE = The Tree set is woefully lacking in Haste and is pretty heavy in Spirit since I am anticipating still being in much of this gear when the 4.0 stat changes hit and healers need Spirit]

Pre-Heroics Bear Gear:
Head: Headguard of Retaliation, 187 Rare, Quest - Vengeance Be Mine! (UP: 77)
Neck: Titanium Earthguard Chain, 200 Epic, Crafted
Shoulders: Trollwoven Spaulders, 200 Epic, Crafted
Back: Durable Nerubhide Cape, 200 Epic, Crafted
Chest: Exotic Leather Tunic, 187 Rare, Quest - Junk in my Trunk (UP: 77)
Wrists: Drake Champion's Bracers, 200 Rare, BoE World Drop
Hands: Handwraps of Preserved History, 187 Rare, Quest - A Royal Escort (CoS: 78)
Waist: Trollwoven Girdle, 200 Epic, Crafted
Legs: Chain Gang Legguards, 200 Rare, BoE World Drop
Feet: Rhino Hide Kneeboots, 175 Rare, Quest - One of a Kind (Gund: 74)
Weapon: Silvery Sylvan Stave, 200 Epic, 25x Argent Champion Seals
Ring#1: Titanium Earthguard Ring, 200 Epic, Crafted
Ring#2: Titanium Frostguard Ring, 213 Epic, Crafted
Trinket#1: Figurine - Monarch Crab, 200 Rare, Crafted (Lvl 75)
Trinket#2: Figurine - Ruby Hare, 200 Rare, Crafted (Lvl 75)
Idol: Idol of Perspicacious Attacks, 30x Venture Coins (Lvl 74)

Pre-Heroics Tree Gear:
Head: Shroud of Temptation, 171 Rare, Quest - Cleansing Drak'Tharon Keep (DTK: 73)
Neck: Dragon Prow Necklace, 200 Rare, BoE World Drop
Shoulders: Runecaster's Mantle, 200 Rare, BoE World Drop
Back: Reanimator's Cloak, 200 Rare, BoE World Drop
Chest: Moonshroud Robe, 200 Epic, Crafted
Wrists: Ancestral Sinew Wristguards, 200 Rare, Revered - Wyrmrest Accord
Hands: Moonshroud Gloves, 200 Epic, Crafted
Waist: Belt of the Never-Forgotten, 174 Rare, Quest - Light within the Darkness (IC: 77)
Legs: Earthgiving Legguards, 200 Epic, Crafted
Feet: Earthgiving Boots, 200 Epic, Crafted
Weapon: Gavel of Brewing Storms, 200 Rare, Revered - Wyrmrest Accord
Off-Hand: Faces of Doom, 200 Epic, Crafted (Lvl 77)
Ring#1: Titanium Spellshock Ring, 200 Epic, Crafted
Ring#2: Lion's Head Ring, 174 Rare, Quest - For Posterity (Gund: 75)
Trinket#1: Darkmoon Card: Illusion, 200 Epic, Crafted
Trinket#2: Figurine - Sapphire Owl, 200 Rare, Crafted (Lvl 75)
Idol: Idol of Pure Thought, 30x Venture Coins (Lvl 74)

Yeah, I know I "cheat" on the trinkets by being a JC but I took him JC pretty much solely because the tanking trinkets at 80 SUCK until you run Heroics.

Cheers,

Re: [Druid] Level 80, Pre-Heroic gear for Bears and Trees

PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 11:11 am
by Shyrtandros
That's pretty cool. I took a few of your items listed as a mental note for while i'm leveling up (like the venture coin purchase) since my alt is already 70.

I'm currently boomkin / tree while leveling and some of that tree stuff will help out.

Re: [Druid] Level 80, Pre-Heroic gear for Bears and Trees

PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 11:39 am
by warden
I probably mention this a lot, but if you have a lot of Stone Keeper Shards to turn in for BoA honor tokens, or level mostly through pvp, many of the pvp pieces are huge upgrades over the Ilvl 187/200 crafted gear. I'd strongly suggest picking up some of the wrathful offset pieces (neck/ring/cloak), the 251 WG shoulders (you can start doing WG at 75), and maybe even the relentless belt/boots (my starter set was stupidly high on hit, making the 226 crafted pieces unattractive). Also, despite the cost, I'd really reccomend looking at the 245 crafted chest/wrists for both sets. They may cost a bit more, but will see you into ICC.

I'll try to link the other discussion thread for you when I find it.

EDIT: http://maintankadin.failsafedesign.com/ ... =viewtopic should have some of the info you're looking for.

Re: [Druid] Level 80, Pre-Heroic gear for Bears and Trees

PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 2:18 pm
by Kelaan
<3

Thank you, Sherck. :) Could you perchance link a wowhead item comparison with all the items in one stack?

Re: [Druid] Level 80, Pre-Heroic gear for Bears and Trees

PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 2:33 pm
by bldavis
Pre-Heroics Bear Gear:
Head: Headguard of Retaliation, 187 Rare, Quest - Vengeance Be Mine! (UP: 77)
Neck: Titanium Earthguard Chain, 200 Epic, Crafted
Shoulders: Trollwoven Spaulders, 200 Epic, Crafted
Back: Durable Nerubhide Cape, 200 Epic, Crafted
Chest: Exotic Leather Tunic, 187 Rare, Quest - Junk in my Trunk (UP: 77)
Wrists: Drake Champion's Bracers, 200 Rare, BoE World Drop
Hands: Handwraps of Preserved History, 187 Rare, Quest - A Royal Escort (CoS: 78)
Waist: Trollwoven Girdle, 200 Epic, Crafted
Legs: Chain Gang Legguards, 200 Rare, BoE World Drop
Feet: Rhino Hide Kneeboots, 175 Rare, Quest - One of a Kind (Gund: 74)
Weapon: Silvery Sylvan Stave, 200 Epic, 25x Argent Champion Seals
Ring#1: Titanium Earthguard Ring, 200 Epic, Crafted
Ring#2: Titanium Frostguard Ring, 213 Epic, Crafted
Trinket#1: Figurine - Monarch Crab, 200 Rare, Crafted (Lvl 75)
Trinket#2: Figurine - Ruby Hare, 200 Rare, Crafted (Lvl 75)
Idol: Idol of Perspicacious Attacks, 30x Venture Coins (Lvl 74)

Pre-Heroics Tree Gear:
Head: Shroud of Temptation, 171 Rare, Quest - Cleansing Drak'Tharon Keep (DTK: 73)
Neck: Dragon Prow Necklace, 200 Rare, BoE World Drop
Shoulders: Runecaster's Mantle, 200 Rare, BoE World Drop
Back: Reanimator's Cloak, 200 Rare, BoE World Drop
Chest: Moonshroud Robe, 200 Epic, Crafted
Wrists: Ancestral Sinew Wristguards, 200 Rare, Revered - Wyrmrest Accord
Hands: Moonshroud Gloves, 200 Epic, Crafted
Waist: Belt of the Never-Forgotten, 174 Rare, Quest - Light within the Darkness (IC: 77)
Legs: Earthgiving Legguards, 200 Epic, Crafted
Feet: Earthgiving Boots, 200 Epic, Crafted
Weapon: Gavel of Brewing Storms, 200 Rare, Revered - Wyrmrest Accord
Off-Hand: Faces of Doom, 200 Epic, Crafted (Lvl 77)
Ring#1: Titanium Spellshock Ring, 200 Epic, Crafted
Ring#2: Lion's Head Ring, 174 Rare, Quest - For Posterity (Gund: 75)
Trinket#1: Darkmoon Card: Illusion, 200 Epic, Crafted
Trinket#2: Figurine - Sapphire Owl, 200 Rare, Crafted (Lvl 75)
Idol: Idol of Pure Thought, 30x Venture Coins (Lvl 74)


yes im bored

Re: [Druid] Level 80, Pre-Heroic gear for Bears and Trees

PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:58 am
by Aanar
Original post:

Ack! Necro thread! Anyone have an update for 85? :p

Edit 27Jan2011

Hmm Someone resurrected this thread ahead of this post but apparently has now deleted it.

Re: [Druid] Level 80, Pre-Heroic gear for Bears and Trees

PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:37 pm
by bldavis
Aanar wrote:Ack! Necro thread! Anyone have an update for 85? :p

i might get bored and do a cat/bear one
my druid is feral/feral and has been since 40
was resto for 19.6 - 20.5 or so ....so ya im not the best to pick tree/boomkin gear

Re: [Druid] Level 80, Pre-Heroic gear for Bears and Trees

PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:49 pm
by sherck
Aanar wrote:Ack! Necro thread! Anyone have an update for 85? :p


Ahhh...I got a list at home. My Druid is next to level. I will see if I can dig it out update it.

Cheers,

Re: [Druid] Level 80, Pre-Heroic gear for Bears and Trees

PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 1:25 pm
by bldavis
started working on a failsafe gear guide for ferals, if anyone is working on it, let me know
or if anyone wants to help.... :twisted:

Re: [Druid] Level 80, Pre-Heroic gear for Bears and Trees

PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 1:46 pm
by Amirya
bldavis wrote:started working on a failsafe gear guide for ferals, if anyone is working on it, let me know
or if anyone wants to help.... :twisted:

Not after you tried to tell me that agility for bear tanks is a threat stat only.

Re: [Druid] Level 80, Pre-Heroic gear for Bears and Trees

PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:10 pm
by bldavis
Amirya wrote:
bldavis wrote:started working on a failsafe gear guide for ferals, if anyone is working on it, let me know
or if anyone wants to help.... :twisted:

Not after you tried to tell me that agility for bear tanks is a threat stat only.

HEY!

that was a one time (hopefully) brainfart
and also proves that i spent WAY too much time as a purely plate tank

Re: [Druid] Level 80, Pre-Heroic gear for Bears and Trees

PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:20 pm
by Amirya
bldavis wrote:
Amirya wrote:
bldavis wrote:started working on a failsafe gear guide for ferals, if anyone is working on it, let me know
or if anyone wants to help.... :twisted:

Not after you tried to tell me that agility for bear tanks is a threat stat only.

HEY!

that was a one time (hopefully) brainfart
and also proves that i spent WAY too much time as a purely plate tank

/disbelief

Re: [Druid] Level 80, Pre-Heroic gear for Bears and Trees

PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:26 pm
by bldavis
Amirya wrote:/disbelief

hush it you

Re: [Druid] Level 80, Pre-Heroic gear for Bears and Trees

PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:28 am
by Aanar
bldavis wrote:started working on a failsafe gear guide for ferals, if anyone is working on it, let me know
or if anyone wants to help.... :twisted:


I'd be interested in seeing what you have as I'm just starting to work on my feral.

Re: [Druid] Level 80, Pre-Heroic gear for Bears and Trees

PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:29 pm
by bldavis
i ran out of time yesterday after class, but i have about 1/4 done now

should have it up later this week, will start a new thread for it

Re: [Druid] Level 80, Pre-Heroic gear for Bears and Trees

PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:20 am
by sherck
New thread started with a level 85 Resto / Boomkin list.

Cheers,