Tuesday, September 25, 2007

A little more Dark

Thing where looking up a little but they are looking down again. My guild Wandering Alliance had an exodus of about 5 Class Leaders and Class Assistants along with a few other regular members. The main reason they gave was lack of progression which I can understand but I also think it was a bit premature. A couple of bad weeks isn't a great reason to abandon a guild that helped build you, especially when there aren't many other alternatives. In fact the guild that most of them ended up with has had its own issues with progression in the recent past.
I also find it a little telling that they were all between ages 16 and 18. Granted they were all RL friends I think, but I think a little more loyalty should be expected.

As for WA, I am optimistic. We had a guild meeting last night and everyone seems to want to continue. We are also changing the way we raid a little bit to focus more on quality instead of quantity. We will now be entirely focused on Progression on Raid nights and the remaining stuff will be done on off nights. We will also call raids sooner if we are not picking up a fight. No more 5 hour sessions. If we can do a little recruitment to get a few more good people I think we will be fine.

Toon Update:
Graylo - Kara was awesome this week for Graylo. The [Trial-Fire Trousers] finally dropped for me and I was the only one that wanted them. I am now Blue Free except for My Idol for which there is no Epic replacement. I also got the back off of Prince and the caster belt off of Illhoof. My spell hit is finally getting up to a respectable level. Because of all this I probably won't be getting a whole lot of loot in the future. My need has dropped significantly and tier loot I want will probably be given to tanks and Healers first, and I will have more competition for the non tier stuff I want.

Graypal - He is now level 47 but he is not quite as far ahead as he was. I think he is only about half a level ahead of the guide I am using. The main reason is that the guide I am using wants you to do level 46 in Uldaman. I did run Uldaman but I don't get all of the quests done and I really don't like that instance so I wasn't trying to go in and out to do all of the quests. Anyway, I am sure that with rested experience I will get back up to a level or so ahead. I will also need to get someone to run me through ST so that I can the the wand from the Class quest.

Also, I doubt anyone is reading this but if you are, Please drop me a line in the comments section. Would just like to know that some one sees it.

Monday, September 17, 2007

A little more Light

As I said in my last post times have been a little ruff lately. Last week we didn't down VR or even step foot into SSC. This week we were having big issues with Mag when we had one or two shotted him in the past couple of weeks. Things are looking up though. We still haven't downed Mag this week but we did down VR and Lurker. I'm not sure what we are doing tonight. I assume that we will go to Mag if we have the tanks and try and do Tidewalker after words.

Toon Update:
Graylo - This weekend was a mainly farming and PVP. I desided to try out the Gatherer Mod this weekend and so far I am impressed but I really need to build my database. One of the nice things about it is that it syncs with your guild members, so when they farm a node it populates your data base. Unfortunately for me the only people farming with the mod in my guild were all Miners. So I will be prepared if I ever level my Warrior up from level 16.
From a PvP perspective, I did get enough AB marks for the [Veteran's Wyrmhide Belt] which was my biggest whole for PvP gear. I think I am going to go for the caster ring or caster neck next. I have enough marks for both, but need about 5000 more honor.
Just a quick comment on battlegrounds. I think I've decided that I am only going to do AB or WSG if I am in a premade. It just sucks otherwise. A couple of weeks ago I was trying to farm 20 WSG marks but I didn't have a group. I ended up playing 18 games and went 1 - 17. When the next WSG weekend game around I got a group and played 5 games. We went 4 - 1. This weekend I did a lot of AB. I played 4 or 5 games by my self and lost all of them despite some of them being close. After my guild got a group together we played 9 games won all of them with 4 of them 5 caps.
From a PvE perspective, I was there for the Lurker downing and had a really good night. First of all I got the [Velvet Boots of the Guardian], so I will no longer be looking for the Boots of Foretelling. These Feet aren't perfect because I would like a little more Stam and Int, but from a DPS standpoint they are a definite improvement over the PVP boots I was using. The other amazing thing was that I lead the DPS meter on several different peoples damage meter during the Lurker fight. I have always thought that Moonkin were underrated by most people but I have also always thought of Moonkin as more of DPS support class. Meaning that we help other people do more damage and do decent damage our selves, but never leading damage when compared with equally geared damage dealers like Locks, Mages, or Rogues. Anyway Yay for me.

Graypal - I got Graypal to 44 but didn't really play him much this weekend. He has mainly been building rested experience. Other than that there isn't really anything else to talk about.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

College Blues

The start of the school year seems to have hurt our raiding a little bit. Not as many people are coming on as did over the summer, and we are not downing bosses as easily as we have in the past. For example, last week we had a lot of trouble on High King of all people and didn't down Void Reaver at all. And the cause seems to be small personnel differences. For the High King fight we had new mage tanking the Mage and he kept dying. For VR we either didn't have enough tanks on or we had a tough time healing the melee because our resto Shammy was gone

Last night we had a lot of trouble with Mag, even though we one shotted him the last two weeks. We had a few new people on tanking and heals but the real problem was one of our mages DCed inside the instance and we could replace him. I never realize how important just one DPS is to that fight. Ultimately what happened was we weren't getting the adds down fast enough and the enfernals really stacked up. There fore we couldn't make it though phase 1 with out a few deaths. Once you get through the adds that fight is really not that hard. We just couldn't get through the adds.

Toon Update:
Graylo - Not much to say here, but I am frustrated that my T4 Legs token hasn't dropped in a little while. I think I have a good shot at getting them when the do drop because my legs are the biggest hole in my gear and most everyone else has them that needs them. On a happier note I am only a few AB marks away from getting my PVP belt. With an AB weekend coming up I should get it this weekend if not before.

Graypal - Got him to 43 but that wasn't hard given how close he was. I have been using Brian Kopps Alliance Leveling guide and I must say that it is very helpful and worth the 35 bucks. On the downside though, I tend to get ahead of it. Right now I am about a level to a level and a half a head of it. I think this happens because I get a lot of Rested XP since Graypal is not my main, and I also have gotten quite a bit of XP from having guildies run me through instances. On the plus side I have not had to do any grinding yet and I can skip optional quests when they come up.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Stupid Ninjas

Over the weekend I heard the worst case of Ninja Looting ever. It happened to a couple of guildies in Heroic Ramparts. I was not in the group so I am not 100% on the details, but most of this stuff was uncontested by Mr Ninja when I talked to him. Here is what happened:

For those of you that don't know, in Ramparts the second boss is guaranteed to drop a Nether instead of the last boss. When the Nether dropped Mr Ninja and a guildie wanted it so they rolled, and Mr Ninja won the roll. My guildie then when to loot his badge and accidentally looted the Nether instead, before Mr Ninja could get it. Now, I can fully understand Mr Ninja being mad, he is completely justified in that. I can even understand if he believed that it wasn't an accident, but how he responded is just over the top. From what I heard, after my guildie Ninjed the Nether, he apologized repeatedly and the group offered to run him through Heroic Sethekk Halls to get him the Nether. However, instead of listening and being reasonable he desides to loot the rest of the items off the second boss which was 2 blue items. While this response is some what immature, it was in my opinion some what fair since he was wronged. What happened next is what put it over the top.

Even after he looted the 2nd boss he continued to rant and rave and be generally unreasonable, so my guildies booted him from the group and replaced him with a guildie. Now I am not a 100% on the technical details of the next part, and I am very surprised that it is even possible. Some how he managed to stay in the instance bringing the total number of people in the instance to 6. I was told it is possible if you form another group right after you are kicked but are still in the instance. He then waited for my guildies to kill the third boss and when in and looted the chest before my guildies could taking all of the items in it. Lets remember that it included at least 2 blue items, one epic item, and very likely one epic gem. So in all he took 4 blue items, and one or two epics for one nether.

Well a couple of guildies decided to talk to his guild GM about it. As it turns our Mr Ninja is a guild officer so the GM defended him saying it was an "Eye for an Eye". Looting the second boss might have been an Eye for an Eye, but looting the third boss also was just over the top, especially considering how easy Nethers are to get now.

I may be a little bit bias in this situation but I don't think so. Let me know what you guys think.

Since my last post:

Graylo had a pretty uneventful weekend. Mainly did some Arena, WSG Premades, and Daily quests.

Graypal on the other hand was quite busy. I leveled him from 39 to just 1500 xp from level 43. I was able to get a couple of guildies to run me through SM Cath so I was finally able to get [Whitemane's Chapeau] as well as a lot of cloth and enchanting mats. It was also great to finally hit 40 so I don't have to walk every where anymore. The blue mounts are definitely not as fast as I am used to but they are much better than nothing

Friday, September 7, 2007

Graylo in Depth.

Since my last post:

Last night was a bit of an odd night. We had more than enough people on to raid but not enough of the right people. Usually when this happens you need just one or two more healers or an extra tank. Last night was different though. Only 1 tank showed up, and he was a little late. We are not a hardcore guild that expects everyone to show up every night, but it is just a strange coincidence that all the tanks decided not to come.

Since we didn't raid I decided to try and level Graypal a little. He is really close to 40 and I want to get his mount so that I don't have to walk around anymore.

I also ran Graylo through Heroic Sethekk Halls with some guildies. I already have my Epic Flight form so this run was just for badges and rep. I did pick up the [Belt of the Raven Lord] for my feral set. This run also gave me enough badges to get the [Icon of the Silver Crescent]. I am not a 100% sure I want to give up [Xi'ri's Gift] for the [Icon of the Silver Crescent]. I have read many times and believe that +damage is better than +crit especially for moonkin. It is just hard to see you crit chance drop 1.5%.

The History of Graylo:

Graylo was the first toon I created when I started playing WOW in Dec of 06 right as the 2.0 patch was coming out. At the time I did not know anyone who played the game but decided to pick it up because I liked the other Warcrafts and Starcraft.

I picked a druid because they seemed easy to solo. Since I didn't know anyone who played the game I expected to have to do most of the things by myself. I also liked the fact that druids can heal but didn't have to heal. However, to be completely honest I really didn't know anything about druids or any of the other classes. It was kind of a random choice.

I guess the true question is if I could go a back and change my decision would I. The answer is some where between Maybe and Probably. There are also quite a few things I would do differently talent and gear wise while leveling. Its not that I don't like Graylo or druids in general. Its just that the way I play him does not suit as many roles as other classes or specs do.

Talent build: I fell into a balance build by accident. When I looked at the 6 tier one talents available to me when I hit level 10, Starlight Wrath was the clear choice. I think anyone that doesn't have much experience with the game would make the same choice. Three of the talents are feral talents when you can't go into Bear form yet because you haven't done the quest. Improved Mark of the Wild is great but it doesn't help you in an obvious way. I also am not a big fan of Natures Grasp, so the only choice was Starlight Wrath and the rest of the balance tree.

In Graylo's early 20's I decided that I wanted him to be able to heal an instance so I started to put some points in Restoration. At the same time I started to see some of the value of the Feral tree and Cat form in general, but I didn't put any points into it. What resulted is what I consider my dark period.

It lasted from the mid 20's to Graylo's early 50's and I don't think I was all that affective with anything I did. Here is why. First I didn't understand the importance of gear and how different stats affected my DPS. Second, instead of buying water and drinking when I ran out of Mana I would switch to cat form and continue that way for a little while. Third, I still wanted to heal instances so that I could get into more of them. Fourth, I used the same set of gear for all 3 rolls. What resulted was that I my talents and my gear never really fit the roll I was trying to play, and I was crippled by indecision. Do I or don't I commit to feral? Should I put more in to resto so that I can heal better? I like balance but am I going to be viable at the higher levels?

I started to realize how important gear is in the high 40's and decided to make a change in the low 50's. I saw another druid that was lower level than me in Moonkin form and realized I had the points to do it if I wanted to respec. So that is when I made the decision to commit to balance and not worry about Feral or instance healing. Since then I haven't realy looked back. I did consider going resto when I first started raiding because of a need for healers but I don't have any high level experiance with it and I never really enjoyed it.

I am happy to be moonkin and have been lucky enough to find two guilds that were willing to give me a show despite the negative reputation of the spec.

I will do another post with my thoughts on the balance talents later. Talk to you later.


Thursday, September 6, 2007

Welcome to Gray Matter

Hello everyone. Welcome to my World of Warcraft blog.

I have created this blog so that I can write down some of my thoughts on the game. I don't have any real life friends that play the game so I don't really have any one to discuss it with. I will use it to record my game experience and to express some of my thoughts on the my toons, guild, and the game in general. So here is a little about my toons and such.


Graylo - lvl 70 NE Balance Druid - This is my main character. I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with him. I love him because I think moonkin are awesome in the right circumstances and he is my only 70. The down side though is that he is a moonkin which makes it hard to get groups some times due to their reputation. Anyway, I will right a longer post on his history later.

Graypal - lvl 39 Draenei Shadow Priest - This is my main alt. I started him a couple of months ago for a few reasons. 1. I wanted to see some of the Draenei starting area. 2. My guild at the time really needed healers. 3. Since Draenei also have Fear Ward I thought he was a nice alternative to a dwarf. My original intention was to level him to 60 or so as a Shadow priest to speed up the process then switch to Holy so that I could learn priest healing. However, since I have seen the importance of shadow priests in my current guild I am thinking of keeping him shadow.

Graydin - lvl 16 Human Warrior - I started this guy when I first started the game. I intended to make him into a tank, but I don't have a lot of interest in leveling him right now.

Graybon - lvl 13 Dwarf Hunter - I created this guy a long time ago because I thought hunters had an easier time leveling because they have pet. However, I lost interest in him because Graylo was a higher level and was able to do instances. I've just never really gone back to him.

All of these toons are on the US Eitrigg Server. I also have a few guys on other servers but they were created when Eitrigg was down and are not serious efforts.


Dpt of Homeland Security - I don't why I am even mentioning it but I was only in this guild for a day or two in Graylo's early 20's. I joined it because I guy I instanced with a lot invited me, but he quit the day after I joined. Also, even at that low level I was one of the highest level members of the guild. It just wasn't what I wanted.

Lost Souls - Graylo joined Lost Souls in his mid 20's and stuck with them until 70. It is a very casual guild with some good people, but there wasn't much to do with them after you hit 70. Kara was out of the question because of numbers and class make up. So I made a switch because I wanted to raid.

Full of Crit - Graylo joined this guild at 70 when the guild was still fairly new. It was a great guild with a lot of great players. I am sad that it no longer exists. The guild started out great. We progressed through Kara very quickly and started Gruul's Lair, but then we hit a wall and the guild fell apart. It fell a part for a couple of reasons. First, a good chunk of the guilds original leadership got burned out and stopped playing as much. Second a few key players quit the game slowing our progression because we had to use less experienced players. Third, the guild developed a bit of a bad reputation (for both good and bad reasons) and most of the people the guild attracted were not the type of people a guild would want. Ultimately the Guild leader that was holding it all together decided that it wasn't worth it any more and left for another guild. This cause a chain reaction and all of the core members (including myself) of the guild split off and went to new guilds. FoC was then disbanded.

Wandering Alliance: This is an endgame raiding guild that Graylo and Graypal are members. (Graydin and Graybon are unguilded) I have only been a member of this guild for 2 or 3 weeks but I am very happy with it so far. It is definatly a step up from FoC. Gruul's and Mag are on Farm and we are progressing nicely through SSC and TK. As an add bonus quite a few of my friends from FoC ended up here also, and I have been able to get some great gear up grades including T4 chest and T5 Shoulders

Well, I guess that is enough for now. Please check back as I expand on my thoughts and leave comments if you have something to say.

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.

The ToC Raiding Gearl List: Part 1 (Horde)

Update: This list has been updated to account for my revaluation of haste rating.
Update2: Updated for Onyxia.

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

My Gear lists are some of the most popular posts on my blog. I get very frequent requests to up date it, but real life concerns and the availablity of information often prevent me from getting it out quickly.

These posts aren't completely done because I haven't had a chance to make comments or come up with a BiS list, but I want to get it out there for you guys to start sifting through it.

Part 2 can be found here.

Special Thanks:
This updated list would not be posted as early as it is if it weren't for the help of Cowtarus on Stormscale-US. He did all of the data entry for the ToC instances saving me a lot of time and sanity. So if you appreciate the existance of this list please send him a fruit basket or something.

I should also thank Chris C. He came to me several months ago and offered to look up all of the locations for the gear on the gear list. He did quite a lot of work and sent me locations for about half the list. He said he was working on the other half but I didn't hear from him again. Since Cowtarus included locations in his list, I desided to include Chris C's as well eventhough it is incomplete. Edit: Chris C. actually sent me the rest of the locations recently, so they should all be there now.

Format Changes:
As you can tell, this list is starting to get excedingly long. My goal is to give you useful information but not to crit you with a wall of text. With that goal in mind I've made some changes and executive decisions.

  1. Purges: I dropped some items from the list. The basic goal was to drop items that were clearly healing focused and not very useful to a moonkin of that level. So I came up with some rule to try and eliminate some records. For example, if it had Mp5 I don't include it on the list because it sucks for moonkin. If Spell Power was the only DPS stat on the item I dropped it. That sort of thing.

  2. Set Bonuses: There used to be two columns on the end that tried to include the value of set bonuses. Well, I needed the space, and desided that the two extra stats didn't add much value. If you're really researching your gear you know which set bonuses are better then others.

A few comments:
  1. These rankings are purely based upon DPS. Yes, Stam and Mp5 have value, but there is no way to directly translate them into DPS. By the same token Intelligence and Spirit have both mana and DPS benefits, but only the DPS is considered.

  2. The use of this list require's some thought. It is a general ranking intended to to give you an ideal on how items realate to each other. It is up to you to manage your Hit and Haste caps. Do not take every number one item on the list. Also realize that these values are an estimate. Two items with a similar value, can be assumed to be equal.

  1. To rank these items I used the following weights Hit Rating - 1.8213, Spell Power - 1, Haste Rating - 0.8159, Crit Rating - 0.7824. These weights assume a high level of Ulduar Gear. It also assumes your are at or above the Haste Cap. If your below the haste cap, haste will be more valueable to you.

  2. I assume that all socket bonus will be met using Eqic quality gems. This is how I socket each gem: Meta = [Chaotic Skyflare Diamond], Red = [Runed Cardinal Ruby], Yellow = [Potent Ametrine], Blue = [Purified Dreadstone]. Yes, ignoring socket bonus will improve some of the items. However, the shifts would be small and it's easier manage this way.

Ranking Legend:
Black - DPS stat ranking
Red - DPS stat ranking minus Hit rating


Breeches of the Deepening Void Anubarak 25 - H504.1332.9
Runetotem's Trousers of Triumph - H 1 RotGV467.5281.7
Breeches of the Deepening Void Anubarak 25441291.7
Leggings of the Enslaved Idol Freya25 H417289.5
Runetotem's Trousers of Triumph 75 EoT + 1 ToC416.3252.4
Leggings of the Awakening Anubarak 25 - H409.6409.6
Leggings of the Wanton Spellcaster Malygos25372.8223.5
Runetotem's Trousers of Conquest 50 EoT372.2226.5
Overload Legwraps Iron Council25 H368.6221
Pants of the Soothing Touch Jaraxxus 25 - H362.9362.9
Conqueror's Nightsong Trousers Freya25359.3251.8
Leggings of the Awakening Anubarak 25358.8358.8
Valorous Nightsong Trousers Hodir10334.2235.9
Legwraps of the Demonic Messenger Jaraxxus 10 - H316.7316.7
Pants of the Soothing Touch Jaraxxus 25310.5310.5
Leggings of Atrophy Anub'Rekhan25300.5209.4
Legwraps of the Defeated Dragon Sapphiron25289.7187.7
Leggings of Profound Darkness Vezax10 H284.5284.5
Zodiac Leggings Algalon10281.1281.1
Leggings of the Snowy Bramble Champion's Cache - H270.4270.4
Wildstrider Legguards Emblem of Conquest267.7267.7
Legwraps of the Demonic Messenger Jaraxxus 10265.8265.8
Legwraps of the Master Conjurer Emblem of Conquest265.6265.6
Leggings of the Lifetender Freya25262.2262.2
Leggings of Mortal Arrogance Kel'Thuzad25261.3261.3
Valorous Dreamwalker trousers Thaddius25245234.1
Legguards of the Boneyard Sapphiron25242.6242.6
Leggings of the Unstable Discharge Thorim10229.7229.7
Distorted Limbs Maexxna25221221
Heroes' Dreamwalker Trousers Thaddius10219208.1
Leggings of the Instructor Razuvious10214.4214.4
Leggings of the Haggard Apprentice Confessor's Cache 213.8213.8
Legguards of Composure Sartharion10 H211.9211.9
Leggings of the Winged Serpent Tharon'ja5 H205.3205.3
Woven Bracae Leggings Loken5 H202.5202.5
Windripper Leggings Crafted200.8200.8

You could make a very good arguement for Breeches of the Deepening Void here, but I went with the Tier piece in my Alliance BiS list. The Tier pants have a little more Hit rating on them and I was a few points shy of of the cap if I didn't pick them up. Being a little bit below the cap is mathimatically ok if you're getting enough stats elsewhere, but misses are annoying.


Runetotem's Cover of Triumph - H 1 RotGV597.4426.2
Runetotem's Cover of Triumph 75 EoT + 1 ToC540.8391.5
Hood of Fiery Aftermath 75 EoT530.8396
Runetotem's Cover of Conquest 50 EoT492.3361.1
Stormrage Crown Onyxia25474.9474.9
Gaze of the Unknown Black Knight - H470.7352.3
Collar of the Wyrmhunter Razorscale25453.9361
Conqueror's Nightsong Cover Thorim25437.1327.9
Cowl of Icy Breaths Hodir10436.7312.8
Stormrage Antlers Onyxia10435.2435.2
Valorous Dreamwalker Cover Kel'Thuzad25427350.5
Helm of Abundant Growth 75 EoT421.5421.5
Stormrage Cover Onyxia25419.4419.4
Helm of the High Mesa Twin Valkyrs 10 - H415.4415.4
Helm of Clouded Sight 75 EoT415.4415.4
Valorous Nightsong Cover Mimiron10414.3314.1
Crown of Luminescence Mimiron25 H400.7400.7
Stormrage Hood Onyxia10385.9385.9
Helm of the High Mesa Twin Valkyrs 10382.1382.1
Headpiece of Reconciliation Sartharion25 H377.7377.7
Heroes' Dreamwalker Cover Kel'Thuzad10376.5310.9
Unwavering Stare Auriaya25373.7373.7
Cover of the Keepers Auriaya10367.1367.1
Gothik's Cowl Gothik25363.2363.2
Cowl of Vanity Grobbulus25362.7362.7
Lifespark Visage Flame Leviathan10351351
Cowl of the Absolute Auriaya25346189.4
Gaze of the Somber Keeper Confessor's Cache 330.4330.4
Cowl of Winged Fear Sapphiron10312.5312.5
Noth's Curse Noth10312.5312.5
Faerlina's madness Faerlina25279.3173.7
Cowl of the Perished Maexxna25219.1219.1

This is an easy choice since Tier pieces hold 3 of the 4 top spots in my ranking. It's a great source of hit. Plus, since the T8 helm has hit on it this is an easy way to transition to Tier 9 with out messing up your caps to much.


Mantle of Catastrophic Emanation 45 EoT333.5211.5
Pauldrons of the Glacial Wilds Northrend Beasts 10 - H268268
Runetotem's Mantle of Triumph - H 1 RotGV262.8262.8
Soot-Covered Mantle Ignis25248.1153.4
Pauldrons of the Glacial Wilds Northrend Beasts 10238238
Valorous Dreamwalker Mantle Loatheb25234.6170.8
Shoulders of the Fateful Accord 45 EoT234234
Runetotem's Mantle of Triumph 45 EoT + 1 ToC234234
Pauldrons of Revered Mortality 45 EoT231.5231.5
Shoulderpads of Dormant Energies Flame Leviathan25 H228.4228.4
Amice of Inconceivable Horror Yogg-Saron10 H227.6227.6
Mantle of the Corrupted Gluth25222.4155
Mantle of Gnarled Overgrowth Eadric's Cache211.8131.7
Runetotem's Mantle of Conquest 30 EoT209.5209.5
Heroes Dreamwalker Mantle Loatheb10204.7151.9
Mantle of the Fatigued Sage Grobbulus25203.8140
Malleable Steelweave Mantle Mimiron25198.9198.9
Conqueror's Nightsong Mantle Yogg-Saron25196.8196.8
Mantle of the Eternal Sentinel Sartharion25187.8187.8
Mantle of the Unknowing Vezax25187.3187.3
Mantle of Dissemination Malygos25186.6186.6
Underworld Mantle Vezax10185.8185.8
Valorous Nightsong Mantle Thorim10183.7183.7
Spaulders of Catatonia Malygos25182.9182.9
Shoulderguards of Assimilation Mimiron10174.7174.7
Mantle of the Preserver Auriaya10174174
Iceshear Mantle Ulduar10172.6172.6
Mantle of Shattered Kinship Maexxna25167.6167.6
Mantle of Inconsolable Fear Black Knight166.2166.2
Miasma Mantle Grobbulus10146.3146.3
Spaulders of the Monstrosity Maexxna10143.9143.9

Once again it is a Tier slot and that makes the choice easy.


Skyweaver Vestments Twin Valkyrs 25 - H499342.4
Robes of the Sleepless Anubarak 10 - H454.6279.8
Skyweaver Vestments Twin Valkyrs 25440.6291.2
Runetotem's Vestments of Triumph - H 1 RotGV403.3403.3
Robes of the Sleepless Anubarak 10395.9239.2
Flowing Robes of Ascent Northrend Beasts 25 - H367.4367.4
Merlin's Robe Pattern from 25man365.4365.4
Robes of the Shattered Fellowship Faction Champs 25 - H363.6363.6
Runetotem's Vestments of Triumph 75 EoT + 1 ToC358.8358.8
Raiments of the Corrupted Auriaya10351.2205.5
Gown of the Spell-Weaver Malygos10331.1199.9
Lunar Eclipse Chestguard Pattern from 25man325.8325.8
Flowing Robes of Ascent Northrend Beasts 25322.6322.6
Royal Moonshroud Robe Pattern from 25man322.2322.2
Runetotem's Vestments of Conquest 50 EoT320.4320.4
Robes of the Shattered Fellowship Faction Champs 25318.1318.1
Vestments of the Blind Denizen Vezax25 H309.3309.3
Heigan's Putrid Vestments Heigan25303.6214.3
Robes of the Umbral Brute Kologarn25290.8290.8
Conqueror's Nightsong Vestments Hodir25279.3279.3
Valorous Dreamwalkers Vestments Gluth25268.4268.4
Raiments of the Iron Council Iron Council25267.7267.7
Ebonweave Robe Crafted265.3141.4
Gown of Blaumeux 262.9181
Phaelia's Vestments of the Sprouting Seed Iron Council25262.4262.4
Valorous Nightsong Vestments Yogg-Saron10260.6260.6
Embrace of Madness Black Knight - H258.6258.6
Vest of the Glowing Crecent XT-002 Deconstructor10255.9255.9
The Sanctum's Flowing Vestments Sartharion25 H244.8244.8
Heroes' Dreamwalker Vestments Four Horsemen10238.7238.7
Robes of Mutation Noth25232.1232.1
Vesments of the Piercing Light Vezax10231.2231.2
Digested Silken Robes Maexxna25227.7227.7
Spellweave Robe Crafted222.3222.3
Tunic of Pregudice Faerlina25221221
Fungi Stained Coverings Loatheb10205.9205.9

This is another good spot to transition to T9 from T8. There is a big stat improvement from t8 to T9 and it won't mess up your cap balancing. Plus, if you exclude Hit Rating from the valuation then the Tier 9 chest is the most highly rated.


Looming Shadow Wraps Twin Valkyrs 10 - H332.5239.6
Pulsar Gloves Algalon10304.8202.8
Handwraps of the Lifeless Touch Anubarak 25 - H303.5303.5
Looming Shadow Wraps Twin Valkyrs 10297.4217.2
Pharos Gloves Algalon25274.1274.1
Runetotem's Gloves of Triumph - H 1 RotGV272.1272.1
Handwraps of the Lifeless Touch Anubarak 25261.7261.7
Conqueror's Nightsong Gloves Mimiron25256.5152.7
Handwraps of the Vigilent Vezax25 H247.5247.5
Runetotem's Gloves of Triumph 45 EoT + 1 ToC243243
Static Sharge Handwraps Mimiron10237.3128
Valorous Nightsong Gloves Freya10236.9142.2
Gloves of the Frozen Glade Hodir25 H224.3224.3
Runetotem's Gloves of Conquest 30 EoT218.3218.3
Gloves of Grandeur Sapphiron25214.2145
Handguards of Potent Cures Flame Leviathan10 H203203
Gloves of Dismal Fortune Eadric's Cache - H201201
Ebonweave Gloves Crafted196.9104
Handwraps of Plentiful Recovery Kologarn25188.9188.9
Constructor's Handwraps Flame Leviathan25187.6187.6
Touch of the Occult Emblem of Conquest184.7184.7
Grips of the Secret Grove Emblem of Conquest183.1183.1
Handwraps of Resonance Thorim10182182
Gloves of the Fallen Wizard Noth25178.9133.3
Valorous Dreamwalker Gloves Sartharion25177.6177.6
Gloves of the Dark Gestures Anub'Rekhan10176130.4
Gloves of the Dancing Bear Heigan25174.1174.1
Gloves of Token Respect Faerlina25164.2164.2
Spellweave Gloves Crafted162.8162.8
Heroes' Dreamwalker Gloves Sartharion10159.5159.5
Gloves of Glistening Runes Keristrasza5 H158158
Handwraps of Surrendered Hope Black Knight 157.9157.9
Contagion gloves Patchwerk10148.2148.2

This is where I broke the tier set in my Alliance BiS List. Your basically trading Spirit for Crit Rating which is a very good trade. Horde may do it a little differently to balance their hit rating.


Dark Essence Bindings Twin Valkyrs 25 - H265.3187
Felspark Bracers Jaraxxus 10 - H232.5172.4
Dark Essence Bindings Twin Valkyrs 25227.3158.1
Felspark Bracers Jaraxxus 10205.2139.7
Bindings of the Autumn Willow Jaraxxus 25 - H200.9200.9
Bejeweled Wizard's Bracers Pattern from 25man197.8197.8
Bindings of the Ashen Saint Anubarak 25 - H197.1197.1
Bracers of Unleashed Magic Kologarn25192.7127.1
Moonshadow Armguards Pattern from 25man178.2178.2
Grips of Chaos Ulduar25175.1109.5
Royal Moonshroud Bracers Pattern from 25man173.8173.8
Bindings of the Ashen Saint Anubarak 25170.3170.3
Bindings of the Autumn Willow Jaraxxus 25170.3170.3
Grasps of Reason Flame Leviathan25 H168.6168.6
Bindings of the Expansive Mind Razuvious25165.2114.2
Combustion Bracers Flame Leviathan10159.8101.6
Bindings of the Wicked Champion's Cache159.199
Unsullied Cuffs Sartharion25149149
Wraps of the Astral Traveler Emblem of Valor147.296.2
Preceptor's Bindings Heigan10146.186
Shackles of the Odalisque Razorscale25140.5140.5
Esteemed Bindings Razuvious25137.8137.8
Bracers of the Broodmother Razorscale25137.7137.7
Bands of Impurity Noth25135.3135.3
Bindings of the Depths Vezax10135135
Runetouch Handwraps Iron Council10131.9131.9
Punctilious Bindings Faerlina25126.9126.9
Swarm Bindings Anub'Rekhan25126.4126.4
Azure Cloth Bindings Cyanigosa5 H112.9112.9
Cuffs of Winged Levitation Eregos5 H112.2112.2
Plauge-Infected Bracers Mal'Ganis5 H112.1112.1

I go with the Dark Essence Bindings here to meet the hit cap in my Alliance List. They area great source of hit rating in a reasonable amount. That said, you may also want to take a look at the Bejeweled Wiszard's Bracers. They are an awesome set of crafted bracers that are almost perfectly itemized. On top of that your guild should have no problem with you using them since they are crafted cloth rather then dropped cloth.


Belt of Biting Cold Faction Champs 25 - H357.3251.7
Icehowl Binding Northrend Beasts 10 - H339.9228.8
Belt of Biting Cold Faction Champs 25317.9225
Icehowl Binding Northrend Beasts 10297.6193.8
Belt of Pale Thorns Twin Valkyrs 25 - H273.5273.5
Sash of Ancient Power Crafted H270.8192.5
Belt of the Tenebrous Mist Northrend Beasts 25 - H269269
Belt of the Darkspeaker Vezax25254.6152.6
Belt of Pale Thorns Twin Valkyrs 25236236
Cincture of Polarity Thaddius25232.9154.6
Belt of the Bloodhoof Emissary Jaraxxus 10 - H232.3232.3
Belt of the Tenebrous Mist Northrend Beasts 25231.5231.5
Star-beaded Clutch Algalon25231.1231.1
Belt of the Eternal Anubarak 10 - H230.3230.3
Starwatcher's Binding Algalon25225.2225.2
Belt of the Churning Blaze Eadric's Cache218.1127.1
Plush Sash of Guzbah Emblem of Heroism210.8143.4
Cord of the White Dawn Crafted H209.9209.9
Belt of the Bloodhoof Emissary Jaraxxus 10205.9205.9
Belt of the Eternal Anubarak 10205.5205.5
Belt of Arctic Life Crafted H205.2205.2
Girdle of Bane Ymiron5 H198.1110.6
Leash of Heedless Magic Malygos25194.3194.3
Belt of the Crystal Tree Iron Council10 H190.1190.1
Belt of the Living Thicket Emblem of Conquest189.1189.1
Embrace of the Leviathan Flame Leviathan25186.3186.3
Flamewrought Cinch Ignis25186.2186.2
Belt of the Sleeper Ulduar25185.7185.7
Belt of the Dragon Matriarck Razorscale10173.9173.9
Shackled Cinch Gothik25169169
Conductive Cord XT-002 Deconstructor10167.3167.3
Belt of False Dignity Faerlina25163.5163.5
Belt of Potent Chanting Noth25163.5163.5
Vine Belt of the Woodland Dryad Emblem of Heroism154.1154.1
The Confessor's Binding Confessor's Cache 153.6153.6
Sash of Blood Removal Gal'darah5 H151.7151.7
Binding of the Tranquil Glade Champion's Cache151.5151.5
Sash of the Servant Anub'arak5 H147.4147.4
Sash of Mortal Desire Faerlina10147.2147.2
Agonal Sash Anub'Rekhan10144.4144.4
Girdle of Lenience Razuvious10144.2144.2
Belt of Dark Mending Ebon Blade rep H142.3142.3
Ghostflicker Waistband Kirin-Tor Rep H134.3134.3

Belt of Pale Thorns is an awesome leather belt. As such this is one of the rare times where I will tell you not to roll on cloth. The Belt of the Tenebrous Mist has almost identical stats, but it is cloth. Since both are relatively easy to get and very similar, it would be better for you to pass the cloth belt to the clothies and foster some goodwill for the future.



Boots of the Icy Floe Anubarak 25 - H365.8256.6
Boots of the Icy Floe Anubarak 25323215.5
Sunreaver Magus' Sandals Faction Champs 10 - H322.1236.5
Sandals of the Mourning Widow Faction Champs 25 - H285.6285.6
Boots of the Harsh Winter Northrend Beasts 25 - H275.5275.5
Sunreaver Magus' Sandals Faction Champs 10274.1201.3
Sandals of Rash Temperament XT-002 Deconstructor25271.2167.4
Boots of the Crackling Flame Black Knight - H247.7176.7
Boots of Fiery Resolution Flame Leviathan25 H245.6245.6
Treads of the False Oracle Yogg-Saron25 H244.7244.7
Boots of the Harsh Winter Northrend Beasts 25237.6237.6
Sandals of the Grieving Soul Twin Valkyrs 10 - H235.4235.4
Sandals of the Mourning Widow Faction Champs 25231.5231.5
Barkhide Treads Eadric's Cache - H228.2166.3
Boots of Impetuous Ideals Loatheb25223.6156.2
Starlight Treads Algalon10217.5217.5
Spellslinger's Slippers Crafted H212212
Xintor's Expeditionary Boots Emblem of Valor208.1129.8
Boots of Wintery Endurance Crafted H206.6206.6
Savior's Slippers Crafted H201.4201.4
Sandals of the Grieving Soul Twin Valkyrs 10200.4200.4
Boots of the Servant Freya25200200
Footsteps of Malygos Malygos10189.1189.1
Boots of Hasty Revival XT-002 Deconstructor25188188
Sandals of the Ancient Keeper Auriaya25184.4184.4
Treads of the Dragon Council Yogg-Saron10176.6176.6
Boots of the Excaped Captive Naxx25173.1173.1
Boots of Persuasion Patchwerk25167.3167.3
Boots of Septic Wounds Patchwerk25164.4164.4
Sandals of Crimson Fury Wyrmrest Accord rep H156.1156.1
Windripper Boots Crafted148.3148.3
Sullen Cloth Boots Patchwerk10146.8146.8
Saltarello Shoes Heigan10141.9141.9

Again I pick a leather boot over a cloth boot and this time the cloth boot is actually a little better mathimatically. I do so for a couple of reasons. First the values of the two boots are so close that it is hard to say which one is actually better. They are roughly equal. Second, the leather boots are a little easier to obtain since they drop off an easier boss. Finally, this is another good opportunity to foster a little good will with the clothies at little expense to yourself.

Ok, that is all of the primary armor evaluated. My next post will be out early next week and list all of the Jewelry and weapons.

Once again, as you can see there are a lot of links and values in this post. It is quite possible that I messed some of them up. If you find an incorrect link or a valuation just doesn't look right, please let me know so that I can correct it.