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Friday, July 1, 2011

Firelands Druid Raid BIS

Hope everyone is getting some quality time out in the firelands. New gear is awesome, but i must say i'm a little disappointed with what i've experianced so far. The open arena feel is kinda meh, and there aren't any signifigant new fight mechanics i've come across, but i didn't get to steer fatty around yet.

 Any who, i present to you a list of BiS for us resto druids in firelands. this is gear from new bosses, new LW designs, or Valor gear. Do know this is a general bis, depending on what pieces your able to acquire you might sub different items to make haste break points. 1602 should be your minimum if you don't have anyone to give you haste buff, assuming your in a ten man like me this is a reality. if your blessed with the 5% haste buff from someone AND Dark intent from a warlock,you only need 1573 or so. 2005 is what you would like to be at in a ideal world, but until you get fully decked out in good gear it might be rough to hit this point.

Most of these are haste/spirit heavy to reflect my situation, every ones is different, restat accordingly. Don't be afraid to reforge spirit away if your comfortable with how much you have already.

It'll take a few weeks to be able to afford all the good Valor gear, just get gear to sub until then.

Head-Cowl of the Clicking Menace- dropped off Beth'tilac, haste, spirit, and a +30 int socket bonus makes this a great sub before you can nab a token off rag.

Shoulders- Flickering Shoulderpads- Drops of Shannox, hopefully you nab "of the undertow"  which carry spirit and haste. other then that your going with less then ideal stats, but still your only option before tier.

Cape- Flowing Flamewrath Cape- This is easily obtained by reaching friendly with avengers of hyjal, at 250 gold it's worth grabbing,

Neck-Firemend pendantHeartstone of Rhyolith Both of these are near identical, firemend will be easier to obtain as you can get it from the valor vendor.

TrinketJaws of Defeat*-Majordomo Staghelm, Eye of Blazing Power-AlysrazorFiery Quintessence-Valor Heroic Shard of Woe*-Sinestra
Ok lot of Trinkets to choose from these days. You want int. Period. SoW is still epic for it's mana reduction, snag it if you can.

RingSoothing Brimstone Circle-Valor Crystal Prison Band-Shannox Both these rings are good, don't be afraid to pick up stats your slacking with your rings.

WristGlowing Wing Bracers-Baleroc Spirit/Haste kinda only have one choice, least it doesn't have crit?

Gloves -Cindersilk Gloves-Beth'tila Heavenly gloves of the moon-LW Tier Gloves-valor. From a Stat perspective, the boe's offer haste/spirit and a red slot, and would give you more int. But The Tier gloves provide you with some nice bonuses.

Feet- Ethereal Footfalls-LW Phoenix-Down Treads-Alysrazor depending on what your haste, the choice should be easy for you. if your luck is thin though, farming the AH is better then betting on the rng. Personally, i wouldn't pass up the phoenix-down treads just cause of the name.

ChestIncendic Chestguard-Rhyolith Obsidian Arborweave Robes*-Valor Both of these offer damn near identical stats, and the tier piece should be a easy choice

Belt-Firescar Sash- only 378 for us so far, solid upgrade just less then ideal stats.

LegsTier pantys Clearly the best, if you happen upon the fire kitty ones before you have enough valor take em, but expect to buy the tier when you can.

Main Hand-

Kogun, Hammer of the Firelord*-Rag
Chelley's Sterilized Scapel-BoE
So drool over Kogun until your guild can take down rag. Until then Chelley's offers crit and mastery, so less then ideal but still a good upgrade. Running a Main hand/Off Hand will net you more int and stats overall then a staff. It is fairly harder to find a weapon for each hand, but it has it's rewards

2Hand- Smoldering Censer of Purity-Shannox So yea, staffs, a huge upgrade from any 359 setup, but not as good as a 378 mh/oh set up. Take it if you can get it

Offhand-Goblet of Anger-Shannox only choice thats 378 at the moment, hope you got shannox on farm.

I've recently started working again, so it'll be harder to find time to update, raid and work. I plan on doing a pre raid best in slot list highlighting gear you can get from the new dailys, but it might take a few


  1. wow this brings back memories from my druid and shaman, nothing like new hardmodes and a new BiS list to make you feel like its time to get busy!

  2. I used to play World of Warcraft all the time, brings back memories. But I sure ain't going back.

  3. nice post, needed it for my dr00d

  4. started getting into wow again recently, cataclysm has changed that game a lot. But it's defo an improvement on the game :) interesting and detailed blog x