View Full Forums : Is PvP gear viable for PVE?

02-28-2008, 10:33 AM
I'm fairly new to playing a druid. I've only been playing her for a few months. I'm resto specced, and play always with a paladin tank and a rogue. I'm almost 65, and starting to look ahead. I'm looking at doing the OL dungeons, and looking ahead toward heroics. My question I guess is, should I look at getting PvP gear? Or is it crap for PVE? I've looked up a lot of druids on the armory, and I rarely see any wearing pvp gear, so I'm guessing it's not something I need to worry about, but I am second guessing myself. I really would like you're opinions, please.

Thank you in advance!

02-28-2008, 10:44 AM
One stat that is completely lacking on most PvP items is Spirit as no one lasts long enough to benefit from its effects. Plus item points are spent on +res, +sta and additional armor which aren't really needed by a PvE healer.

That said, it can make for some nice gear to fill in the gaps while you wait for a "true" PvE piece (from a long quest chain and/or a dungeon drop). Check out he nearly free "starter" PvP sets (;ta=21) that will be made available once 2.4 is released. You just need to be honored with several PvE factions in order to purchase them. And that takes very little (if any) effort, just a bit of planning.

Edit: Now that I've looked at more of the caster/Resto PvP gear, it appears to be junk for PvE. You'd be better served buying "of the Prophet" , "of Intellect" , "of the Elder", or "of the Owl" gear from the AH. That said, PvP gear is nice for Feral PvE. But that's not what you are asking.

02-28-2008, 12:20 PM PvP sets are super nice if you are trying to get into Arena and lack that resilience and sta

02-28-2008, 06:39 PM
Simple answer is: Yes!

Slightly longer will end up with more Stamina than you need, and not enough Spirit. This can be addressed with gem choices, though...


02-28-2008, 07:46 PM
You could heal in your PvP gear, but for the longer fights you will struggle keeping mana.

02-29-2008, 07:09 AM
Thank you all for your replies. You have been very helpful.