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Need advice on which scrubby gear is better. :X

Postby Chiren » Tue Jul 24, 2007 8:25 am

Hello, I am new here, and this is my first post. ^^;

So I am about mid-way in my gearing up process since I've hit 70. I've gotten some decently nice items so far with my group, but am at the point where I'm not sure what item is "more optimal" than another item. We are on the cusp of starting to do heroics.

I'm finally starting to understand that Blizzard, while they had good intentions, they did not itemize for our class very well. It seems like there are a number of items that offer superior STA + DEF, but then have a lot of STR as well, whereas items that have +Spell damage often have less STA and DEF.

So... if you folks could provide some insight as to which item is better than another...


Please assume:

- I have an "okay" spell damage sword (Summoner's Blade http://www.thottbot.com/i31002 )
- I am an enchanter who makes my own wizard oils
- socket items get rare gems and meta-gems (18 STA 5%stun resist)

So....

1. Myrmidon's Headdress http://www.thottbot.com/i28180

vs.

Helm of the Righteous http://www.thottbot.com/i28285


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2. Gauntlets of the Chosen http://www.thottbot.com/i29134

vs.

Gauntlets of the Righteous http://www.thottbot.com/i27535

vs.

Felsteel Gloves http://www.thottbot.com/i23517


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3. Jade Skull Breastplate http://www.thottbot.com/i28262

vs.

Breastplate of the Warbringer http://www.thottbot.com/i25819



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4. Strength of the Untamed http://www.thottbot.com/i29173

vs.

Thalodien's Charm http://www.thottbot.com/i30378


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5. Felsteel Leggings http://www.thottbot.com/i23518

vs.

Legplates of the Righteous http://www.thottbot.com/i27839



So I guess a lot of it is about mitigation versus ... would I have too much spell damage if I took the bonafide "paladin' pieces? Seems like a waste to have so much +STR.

Should I go for avoidance over stamina?

Thanks in advance everyone - I'm still learning, so please feel free to offer up your sage wisdom.


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Postby Samildanach » Tue Jul 24, 2007 8:36 am

My personal preferences, this is based on you doing 5 man dungeons with some possible heroics. You'll need a completely different set for karaz:

1) Helm of the Righteous - Great helm, can socket for more def/stam if needed

2) Gauntlets of the Chosen for heroics and Gauntlets of the Righteous for 5 mans

3) Jade Skull Breastplate hands down really, although my personal pref is the Righteous Chest. I even tank in kara with it.

4) Thalodien's Charm - block rating is great, I use this a LOT, i only break out my Strength of the Untamed for Uncrushable moments.

5) Legplates of the Righteous, 5 man for sure, I use Time Wardens for heroics/kara, but you could sub in Felsteel I suppose. You could even use Righteous for heroics if you can find the stam elsewhere.

Hope that helps.
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Re: Need advice on which scrubby gear is better. :X

Postby Flex » Tue Jul 24, 2007 9:26 am

1) Righteous Helm
2) Probably get the most use out of Felsteel gloves due to the sockets. Righteous for threat fights.
3) Jade-Skull
4) Strength of the Untamed
5) Felsteel until you get Time Warden's

However, you're a tank. Get used to having many pieces of gear in your bank.
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Postby Chiren » Tue Jul 24, 2007 1:47 pm

Thanks folks - a nice bunch here. ^^

Bleh - guess I'll have to shell out for another meta-gem for ze Righteous Helm. :oops:
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Postby Samildanach » Tue Jul 24, 2007 10:29 pm

Hehe the helm is worth the metagem :)
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Postby Candiru » Thu Jul 26, 2007 6:20 am

I'd buy the fellsteel helm, its not that pricy, otherwise Myrmidons

2. Felsteel gloves

3. Jade skull

4 Thalodien's for heroics. Strength for kara

5 Felsteel leggings (get time warden's though! amazing, revered with CoT gets you contiuum blade too)


For non-heroics use the righteous set for more threat.
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Postby honorshammer » Thu Jul 26, 2007 6:57 am

Candiru wrote:
4 Thalodien's for heroics. Strength for kara



Whilst running Steamvaults for the umpteenth time to get my Devilshark, I got a neck called the Steam Hinge Chain of Valor. I use it over Thalodien's. Strength of the Untamed for Kara.
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Postby Candiru » Thu Jul 26, 2007 5:18 pm

Yeah I wanted that neck but it never dropped for me.
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