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Eanin's Failsafe WotLK Gear Guide

Postby Eanin » Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:48 pm

Hi, everyone. I've decided it would be a good idea to create a gearing guide similar to the one I created for TBC. Times have changed. Uncrushability is a thing of the past. Instances are easier. However, some things never change. Players like me (and maybe you!) want to gear up for heroic and 10-man content as quickly as possible and don't want to rely on luck. We ground out gold from those dailies for a reason, darn it, and want to be raiding within a week or two of hitting eighty without cursing the loot gods.

If you're one of those people, then Eanin's Failsafe WotLK Gear Guide is for you!

Head:
Phase 1:
Tempered Saronite Helm (Crafted) or
The Crusader's Resolution (Quest: The Crusaders' Pinnacle)
Both could be upgraded to :-
Tempered Titansteel Helm (Crafted) or
Armored Titanium Goggles (Crafted Eng Only)

Enchant:
Phase 1:
Arcanum of the Defender (KoT revered)
Phase 2:
Arcanum of the Stalwart Protector (AC revered)

Neck:
Phase 1:
Reinforced Titanium Neckguard (Quest:The Admiral Revealed) or
Burning Skull Pendant (BoE Drop)

Shoulders:
Phase 1:
Tempered Saronite Shoulders (Crafted) or
Crusader's Square Pauldrons (BoE drop)
Phase 2:
Wapach's Shoulders of Solidarity (BoE Drop. Only if you're really rich or lucky; otherwise, the Crusader's are fine, but grind your SoH rep to exalted for the inscription)

Enchant:
Phase 1:
Greater Inscription of the Knight (Scryers Exalted) or
Greater Inscription of Warding (Aldor Exalted) or
Lesser Inscription of the Pinnacle (SoH Honored)
Master's Inscription of the Pinnacle (Inscription Only)
Phase 2:
Greater Inscription of the Pinnacle (SoH Exalted)

Back:
Phase 1:
Cloak of Peaceful Resolutions (WA Honored) or
Tattered Castle Drape (BoE Drop)
Phase 2:
Durable Nerub-Hide Cape (Crafted)

Enchant:

See Digrens Guide.

Chest:
Phase 1:
Silver-Plated Battlechest (Quest: Junk in my Trunk)
Phase 2:
Breastplate of the Solemn Council (WA Revered)

Enchants:

See Digrens Guide.

Wrists:
Phase 1:
Tempered Saronite Bracers or
Bracers of Reverance (Quest: A Wing and a Prayer)
Phase 2:
Bracers of Dalaran's Parapets (BoE EoV item).

Enchants:

See Digrens Guide

Hands:
Phase 1:
Daunting Handguards (Crafted) or
Refined Ore Gloves (33 BR) (BoE drop)
Phase 2:
Fireproven Gauntlets (KT Exalted)

Enchants:

See Digrens Guide

Belt:
Phase 1:
Tempered Saronite Belt (Crafted) or
Waistguard of the Risen Knight (BoE)

Enchant:
Eternal Belt Buckle

Leggings:
Daunting Legplates (Crafted) or
Special Issue Legplates (AC Honored)

Enchants:
Frosthide Leg Armor or
Jormungar Leg Armor (LW Only)

Feet:
Phase 1:
Toxin-Tempered Sabatons (EB Honored)
Phase 2:
Sabatons of Draconic Vigor (WA Revered) or
Tempered Titansteel Treads (Crafted)

Enchants:

See Digrens Guide

Rings:
Phase 1:
Two of:
Solid Platinum Band (Quest: For Posterity) and
Staunch Signet (Quest: The Struggle Persists) and
Ring of Earthen Might (Crafted)
Phase 2:
Titanium Earthguard Ring (Crafted)

Enchant:
Stamina (Enchanting Only)

Trinkets:
(As in TBC, there really aren't many starting trinkets available. You may be stuck with your TBC trinkets for a bit)
Phase 1:
Figurine: Monarch Crab (Crafted JC Only)
Indestructible Alchemist Stone (Crafted Alchemist Only)
Sonic Booster (Crafted Eng only)
Phase 2:
Darkmoon Card: Greatness (Quest: Nobles Deck. The Strength version is an incredible threat and mitigation trinket)

Weapon:
Hammer of Quiet Mourning (Quest: Wanted:Ragemane's Flipper)

Enchant:

See Digrens Guide

Shield:
Phase 1:
Blade-Binding Bulwark (27 BR) (BoE Drop) or
Saronite Bulwark (Crafted)
Phase 2:
Titansteel Shield Wall (Crafted) or
Crygil’s Discarded Plate Panel (35 EoH)

Enchant:

See Digrens Guide

Libram:
Phase 1:
Libram of Repentance (15 BoJ - good enough to stay on my list)
Venture Co. Library of Protection (30 Venture Coins)

I hope you've enjoyed my failsafe guide, redux. I'm welcome to any suggestions or advice on items I may have missed, but I guarantee that if you follow this guide, you'll be tanking heroics and raiding in only a couple of weeks.

Amended by Barathorn 8.2.10.
Last edited by Eanin on Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:18 pm, edited 18 times in total.
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