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10-02-2008, 03:06 PM
I recently posted this on my website (, but I figured it might be worth tacking up here as well, especially if anyone else has suggestions. Note that these are tanking suggestions. I am admittedly too lazy to redo all the links, but they're all here at the original post (

This list only takes into account Rare or Epic quality items from Heroic dungeons, items obtainable through BoE World Drops, or BoE Leatherworking craftables. As was the case with Burning Crusade, I imagine we’ll see some quest items and/or Normal drops that will be on par or better than these (i.e. Umbrahowl’s Collar, Supple Leather Boots, Manimal’s Cinch, being better than initial pre-buffed Karazhan gear etc.), but remember that this list is rudimentary at best. All items are subject to change often, and may be edited to reflect stat revaluing. Suggestions are welcome, especially as we find out where some of these mystery items drop.


Mask of the Watcher
Eviscerator’s Facemask (BoE LW)


Pendant of the Nathrezim (CoT: Strat)
Shadowseeker’s Pendant


Sprinting Shoulderpads
Trollwoven Spaulders (BoE LW)


Cloak of the Enemy (Nexus)


Crystal Infused Tunic (Keristraza, Nexus)


Bindings of the Tunneler


Bile-Cured Gloves
Gilt-Edged Leather Gauntlets (King Ymiron, Utgarde Pinnacle)


Sharp-Barbed Leather Belt (Ingvar the Plunderer, Utgarde Keep)


Ravenous Leggings of the Furlbolg
Legguards of Swarming Attacks


Slag Footguards
Boots of the Neverending Path (Argent Crusade, Exalted)


Nerubian Shield Ring
Keystone Great Ring (Drak’tharon)
Signet of the Accord (BoE World Drop)


Essence of Gossamer (Azjul-nerub)
Offering of Sacrifice


Idol of Perspicacious Attack (30 Venture Coins)


Enraged Feral Staff (Utgarde Keep)
Staff of Trickery (Violet Hold)

10-02-2008, 03:11 PM
Nice. I've been looking for something like this....

10-02-2008, 03:14 PM
I tried to stat balance as much as possible and ended up placing value on STA a little higher than AGI. Regardless, there are other Heroic leather items out there, but not quite as dr00d centric, IMO. I'll try to keep this updated.

10-02-2008, 03:25 PM
I would assume there will be some group[3-5] items worth looking at as well. Does wowhead allow searching on quest rewards from group[3+] type quests? I don't recall.

10-02-2008, 03:51 PM
Remember how oddball our quest rewards were in BC. I'd personally evaluate all quest rewards and all dungeon drops.

I like the concept Runy, but I think I'm going to figure out how to get into Naxx sans Heroic. Heroic tends to be really painful until you have a lot of gear for it. (god I can see my next blog post and my weekend of research coming now....)

10-02-2008, 04:06 PM
I thought I read that blizzard is going to make heroics easier in the Xpac so they become part of the "progression".

10-02-2008, 04:10 PM
I imagine you probably can (search for group quest rewards on Wowhead), but I haven't gone that far just yet. I'll probably give this a decent overhaul in the next week or so. Let me know if you find anything.

And yes, Heroics are supposedly going to be considerably easier. If the normal runs I've participated in are any indication, they'll be total ez-mode.

EDIT: You also might be able to hold onto T6/Sunwell items, if you have any.

10-02-2008, 06:10 PM
Welcome to the boards Runy. I've read your blog off and on for a while now.

You definitely know your stuff so there's not much we can teach you here, and I'm sure you'll give some of us a new way to look at things. :) Were I not at work I'd browse through the quest items on Wowhead but we're in a bit of a crunch period right now, and once every few months I actually have to work XD

10-02-2008, 09:03 PM
Hey, thank you! I realize that this list is largely incomplete, but I'm trying to be proactive about...being prepared?


Flowing Cloak of Command (
Cloak of Tormented Skies (

Titanium Earthguard Chain (
Amulet of Wills (

10-02-2008, 10:10 PM
I realize that this list is largely incomplete, but I'm trying to be proactive about...being I for one really appreciate it.

10-03-2008, 02:54 AM
cheers Runy, i'll take a look at the links later as cant see wowhead etc via firewall.