My rogue hit level 85 the other night and she wasn’t at the right item level to que up for the Mist of Pandaria dungeons. Sound familiar?
It was time go get them BOEs. Some of the ones I obtained at level 80 were still on my toon. I really didn’t replace gear until I hit level 84 and started to quest in Twilight Highlands.
The quest rewards from Twilight Highlands are no where near the item level required to play in the Mists.
The BOE armor was too expensive on the AH(200+G). I logged on to my leather working Druid and looked at what I could craft, which was almost every slot. My Druid did have a ton of mats so I crafted a Misthide set and a Cloak of the Mists.
The Cloak stats are random so I actually don’t recommend crafting it. They do sell well on the AH, if you don’t mind farming the mats and taking a gamble. I crafted about 9 of them until I got the one I could use.
I was still short 1 point so I ended up buying a BOE necklace, Shadowfire Necklace of the Galeburst. Then headed through the mists. When I did que up the quest rewards from Jade Temple replaced my legs and bracers. I made the gear to que, don’t expect the gear to last you long.
‘Til next time…
I’ve been leveling a rogue with the same heirlooms(plus Stained Shadowcraft Pants) I used for Scythebitten(my feral druid) and just recently hit 80. The exception are the heirloom daggers. This means that when I hit 80, I had a few 174s and my item level wasn’t sufficient enough to run through the Cataclysm dungeons.
Obtain the BOEs
If you are leveling with the heirloom daggers Sharpened Scarlet Kris and Balanced Heartseeker you can easily upgrade them with the regular version of the Toxidunk Dagger which you can obtain from Blackrock Caverns. You could try to get them with your Main or buy them off the AH. I purchased a pair for about 250 G.
Then you could always check the AH for Darkbrand gear to replace your belt and bracers. Then pick up the chest and shoulders to replace your Stained Shadowcraft Tunic and Stained Shadowcraft Spaulders. A pair of Darkbrand Gloves and a pair of Darkbrand Boots will help with item level too. If you already have a leather worker and a miner like me. Then it shouldn’t take long to farm the mats and craft a pair for your Rogue alt. The Volatile Fire for the gloves can still be fished.
After a few quests in Mount Hyjal. I had the right item level to que for the first set of Cataclysm dungeons.
So why a post about my Rogue?
These same tips can be applied to your leveling Feral Druid, Monk, or even your Hunter alt.
‘Til next time..
Transmog or Transmogrification is something new to the World of Warcraft and a part of Patch 4.3. When it was first announced, my first thought was, “Well… that’s useless.”
The new feature was first announced back in August and a little after you would see in trade chat “/2 LFG BWL for transmog run” or “/2 LFG BT transmog run.” Everyone and their sons were doing old raid content from vanilla to BC and beyond. It was amazing! Trade was alive again. People and their toons had a reason to do old raids.
Trade is still alive with people putting together old raids. After Patch 4.3 went live, everyone and their mothers were honing some oldie but goodie gears. People were unique in the game, people were putting together matching sets, and they just look amazing. I never thought a feature that was so useless to me would actually make the game richer.
No one inspired me more than my guild leader. We decided to do a Firelands pug after the patch went live and she went in wearing a truly unique matching set. It looked so good. I was impressed. Someone that I knew actually used this feature and it works.
So here she is in all her priest sexiness and glory:
The Gear - Absolution Regalia
The Weapon – Frostscythe of Lord Ahune
The Mount – Deathcharger’s Reins
Then I decided to make my own transmog set. I came up with:
The Gear – Nordrassil Harness
The Weapon - Pillar of Ferocity
Well there you go. You can now enjoy killing old raid bosses for fun and obtain really old entirely useless gear except to use as a transmog item, create an entirely new outfit, and look amazing. Especially now with Patch 4.3.2 you can enjoy doing these raids with some IRL friends that you have on real ID that you never play with because you are on different servers. Good job Blizzard. This is why World of Warcraft is the top MMO in the industry. They keep just sucking you back in to the game.
‘Til next time…
While leveling fishing on my druid and fishing for feast mats for our guild run(which we didn’t get to go on due to lack of people online), I came across the famous Mysterious Camel Figurine, figured it was going to turn in to dust. It didn’t. Instead it ported me to somewhere in the middle of no where.
There Dormus was standing in all his camel-hoarding glory with a golden dragon around his portrait. I feral charged in and attacked him with heavy paws. He dropped the mount Reins of the Grey Riding Camel, got the Feat of Strength Scourer of the Eternal Sands, and the title “the Camel-Hoarder.”
This Druid is officially luckier than Guntitan.
‘Til next time…
Druid Leveling Guide from Restokin. Covers Feral Leveling Talent Spec, Spells & Abilities, Glyphs & Gear.
Baby Feral Druid Kitty Heirlooms
Zone (Level range)
Important Quest Chains
Gilneas City (1-5)
You are very limited and can’t leave the zone until you finish all the quests in the zone. Just grab the leather pieces with Agility and Stamina if you are leveling feral.
Finish off the zone with The Battle for Gilneas City and pick up Mace of the Blood Price.
Make sure you do Disturbing Connections and grab Silver Embossed Boots. Then do The Battle for Darkshore and grab Bracers of the Ancient Grove.
I still have to make my way to Duskwood. Why not Ashemvale? It’s now a Horde invested wasteland that’s why! On a serious note, for alliance there isn’t enough quests there with good enough rewards.
This should get you started. If you get lost just look at the bulletin boards in any main city, and it can put you on a quest to get you to your next zone.
Why druid? Feral Druids, rogues, and baby hunters (up to level 40) compete for the same gear in low level dungeons. Hunters will want leather gear up to level 40 and will follow the same questing path until then. I figured why not? I am having fun leveling my baby worgen feral druid kitty so much that I had to blog about it. Keep in mind that Hunters can use the same heirlooms up to level 40.
You could use some of these pieces for you hunter like the head, shoulders and chest until level 40. Then use the cape all the way until 85.
‘Til next time…