Category: Instances

The difficulty path you seek is entirely up to you.  You can obtain gear from Raid Finder, regular Dragon Soul, or Heroic Dragon Soul. Weapons in Raid Finder are only available from Madness of Deathwing.  Each part of Raid Finder Dragon Soul gives you 250 Valor Points, giving you a easy way to obtain half of the valor you can get per week.

Here is the list:

Morchok

Hand
Sporebeard Gauntlets ( RF | Normal | Heroic )

Morchok is the lottery boss in Looking for Raid. He has a chance to drop every Raid Finder token.  Too bad he doesn’t drop the same tokens in regular or heroic DS.

Gauntlets of the Corrupted Protector turn in for Wyrmstalker’s Gloves.
Leggings of the Corrupted Protector turn in for Wyrmstalker’s Legguards.
Shoulders of the Corrupted Protector turn in for Wyrmstalker’s Spaulders.
Chest of the Corrupted Protector turn in for Wyrmstalker’s Tunic.
Crown of the Corrupted Protector turn in for Wyrmstalker’s Headguard.

Warlord Zon’ozz

Hand
Gauntlets of the Corrupted Protector ( RF | Normal | Heroic ) turn in for
Wyrmstalker’s Gloves ( RF | Normal | Heroic )

Range
Horrifying Horn Arbalest ( Normal | Heroic )

Yor’sahj the Unsleeping

Legs
Leggings of the Corrupted Protector ( RF | Normal | Heroic ) turn in for
Wyrmstalker’s Legguards ( RF | Normal | Heroic )

Two-Hand
Spire of Coagulated Globules ( Normal | Heroic )

Hagara the Stormbinder

Shoulder
Shoulders of the Corrupted Protector ( RF | Normal | Heroic ) turn in for
Wyrmstalker’s Spaulders ( RF | Normal | Heroic )

Feet
Treads of Dormant Dreams ( RF | Normal | Heroic )

Finger
Signet of Grasping Mouths ( RF | Normal | Heroic )

Ultraxion

Chest
Chest of the Corrupted Protector ( RF | Normal | Heroic ) turn in for
Wyrmstalker’s Tunic ( RF | Normal | Heroic )

Wrist
Bracers of Looming Darkness ( RF | Normal | Heroic )

Warmaster Blackhorn

Head
Crown of the Corrupted Protector ( RF | Normal | Heroic ) turn in for
Wyrmstalker’s Headguard ( RF | Normal | Heroic )

Trinket
Starcatcher Compass ( RF | Normal | Heroic )

Waist
Belt of the Beloved Companion ( RF | Normal | Heroic )

Spine of Deathwing

Trinket
Wrath of Unchaining ( RF | Normal | Heroic )

Madness of Deathwing

2-Hand
Kiril, Fury of Beasts ( RF | Normal | Heroic )

Range
Vishanka, Jaws of the Earth ( RF | Normal | Heroic )

Shared Boss Loot

Trinket
Vial of the Shadows ( RF | Normal | Heroic )

Trash Mobs

Range
Ruinblaster Shotgun – For a dwarf hunter, this is a powerful range weapon, because of the racial. It only drops from trash mobs in Normal Dragon Soul.

I hope the list helps. Good luck in the newest raid and good luck when it comes to drops. Raid finder is evil.

‘Til next time…

! Guntitan

Note: I realized after I originally posted the post that I forgot to add in the links to the tier sets themselves. I will come around to do so in the near future.  At least I hope to do so, probably could have done it by now if I didn’t type up this disclaimer. Done!  I do have a nice little write up about the tier set bonuses right here.

It is now a lot easier to hit Valor cap.  You can get 500 Valor Points from LFR (Looking For Raid) from doing both parts. If you are raiding you can accumulate the rest from the Dragon Soul raid or the new 5 mans (Well of Eternity, End Time, and Hour of Twilight).  With that I’ll leave you with a new valor point priority list:

Neck
Cameo of Terrible Memories – 1,250 Valor Points

Ring
Emergency Descent Loop – 1,250 Valor Points

The neck and ring slots are best in slot and should be the first items you get.

Waist
Cord of Dragon Sinew – 1,650 Valor Points

Back
Batwing Cloak – 1,250 Valor Points

Depending on what you have the waist can take priority over getting the back.  If you obtained Dreadfire Drape from normal Lord Rhyolith there isn’t much improvement except a nice chunk of stamina, if you have the heroic version of Dreadfire Drape then you wouldn’t waste any Valor on a new cloak.  The heroic version of Dreadfire Drape is BiS.

Boots
Boneshard Boots(BOE) – 1,650 Valor Points or Gold

Wrist
Dragonbelly Bracers(BOE) – 1,250 Valor Points or Gold

The feet and wrist are both BoE. I recommend using a alts Valor or gold to obtain both.  These 2 slots are dependent on what you already have or if you obtained gear from normal Dragon Soul or Dragon Soul LFR.  The wrist isn’t that good and you can refrain from getting them until the prices go down.

Trinket
Kiroptyric Sigil – 1,650 Valor Points

For the Trinket Slot it really depends on what you already have or if you obtained any from normal Dragon Soul, Dragon Soul LFR, or Firelands.  I personally play as a BM hunter and would rather enjoy this on use proc of thick agility and use it combined with Kill Command.  Frostheim wrote a nice write up on the new trinkets at Wow Insider.

Head, Chest, Hands

The priority of what pieces you obtain is impacted by the order you obtain the tier 13 pieces from regular Dragon Soul, Dragon Soul LFR, or Alizabal in Baradin Hold. For BM hunters the head, Zeherah’s Dragonskull Crown(2,200 Valor Points), is BiS. It is especially sexy since it’s named after Zeherah from FemaleDwarf.com.  The chest, Dragonflayer Vest(2,200 Valor Points), would be of the highest priority if your luck is running low.  I would save the hands, Arrowflick Gauntlets(1,650 Valor Points), for absolutely last since you might be able to get the tier gloves, Wyrmstalker’s Gloves, from either version of DS or BH.

Well… I’m pooped.

‘Til next time…

! Guntitan

Time to look at the loot from the new 5-mans coming out in 4.3.

Well of Eternity

Peroth’arn
Has nothing useful for a hunter.

Queen Azshara
Breastplate of the Queen’s Guard – A nice chest piece.  This will not replace your tier 12.

Mannoroth and Varo’then
Thornwood Staff – Cheap alternative to Ranseur of Hatred.

Mannoroth’s Signet – Sexy new ring that will be good for BM hunters.

Legguards of the Legion – A nice leg piece.  This will not replace you tier 12.

Hour of Twilight

Acurion
Has nothing useful for a hunter.

Asira Dawnslayer
Dawnslayer Helm – For those unfortunate enough who did not win a head token from Ragnaros.  Does not replace tier 12.

Archbishop Benedictus
Betrayer’s Pauldrons – For those unfortunate enough who did not win a head token from Majordomo Staghelm.  Does not replace tier 12.

End Time

Echos Shared Loot
Dead End Boots – If you did not get the boots off of Gatekeeper Baleroc.

Sylvanas
Cloak of the Banshee Queen – Sylvanas is a hunter at heart.  She is the only boss that drops stuff for us hunters.

Windrunner’s Bow – Sexy ass bow from a sexy boss.  She can string my bow anytime she wants.  Even if she is undead.

Murozond
Arrow of Time – This trinket will replace any 359s and 365s.

That’s the list.  Should give you a good idea which slots you can replace.

‘Til next time…

! Guntitan

9.14.11 EDIT: Fixed grammar and other errors. No more rushed posts.
EDIT: I forgot a neck and some links.

Better late than never huh? I really didn’t want to post a list until I got in to Firelands and started to raid more. Actually most of my time has been spent playing the game. I recently server transferred to a high pop server and expect to see more action soon. More on that later… for now the list.

Shannox

Head – Scalp of the Bandit Prince – 2nd BIS until you get your tier 12 token from Ragnaros. This helm is easy to get considering it’s pretty much the first boss you can take on. Firelands is odd like that where you can choose which boss you want to fight.

Beth’tilac

Shoulders – Flickering Shoulders – Drops with 4 random enchants. This piece is also 2nd BIS until you get your tier 12 token from Majordomo Staghelm. Based on stat priority a MM or SV hunter would want the “of the Windflurry” and BM would want the “of the Windstorm” shoulder. It really is a matter of personal preference but it also depends on luck.

Ring – Widow’s Kiss – An easy ring to get and you don’t need valor to purchase it, unlike Splintered Brimstone Seal.

Lord Rhyolith

Back – Dreadfire Drape – This will replace your rep cloak, Sleek Flamewrath Cloak, if you haven’t got it already. It is especially useful for its 2 gem slots. Stick 2 Delicate Inferno Rubys in there and you win with a 100 Agility increase over the rep cloak.

Chest – Flaming Core Chestguard – 2nd BIS until you get your tier 12 chest, Flamewaker’s Tunic, from Valor points. If you are lucky enough to get this while raiding with your guild then save your Valor points for the other stuff and get your tier 12 chest piece last.

Crossbow – Arbalest of Erupting Fury a nice drop to get unless you have already obtained Lava Bolt Crossbow from trash. BM hunter will prefer Arbalest over the Lava Bolt. Dwarves will still want their PVP gun.

Baleroc, The Gate Keeper

Feet – Decimation Treads – The only set of boots you can get from this patch.

Alysrazor

Legs – Moltenfeather Leggings – 2nd BIS until you get your tier 12 legs. If you are lucky to obtain these use your Valor points on the other stuff before you get your teir 12 legs, Flamewaker’s Legguards. I was lucky enough to get my legs from BH.

Majordomo Staghelm

Shoulders – Flamewaker’s Spaulders is from the token Mantle of the Fiery Protector. They will replace the shoulders from Beth’tilac.

Hands – Grips of Unerring Precision – 2nd BIS until you get your tier 12 gloves, Flamewaker’s Gloves. If you are fortunate enough to get this while raiding with your guild then save your Valor points for the other stuff and get your tier 12 hands last.

Trinket – The Hungerer – A good trinket. Debatable but still good. I would take it just for the more consistent agility.

2H Weapon – Fandral’s Flamescythe – If there is a feral druid with you please pass on this so they can turn in to fire kitties. If there isn’t one, stand in Stormwind and mock the druids. Hunter’s will want the polearm Ranseur of Hatred which is from trash.

Ragnaros

Head – Flamewaker’s Headguard is from the token Helm of the Fiery Protector. They will replace your helm from Shannox.

Neck – Choker of the Vanquished Lord – It is better than the one you get from valor points, Necklace of Smoke Signals.

Trinket – Matrix Restabilizer – BIS trinket.

Bow – Arathar, the Eye of Flame – BIS range weapon and it’s sexy.

Trash

Polearm – Ranseur of Hatred – This is for the hunters not the druids.

Bracers – Hide-Bound Chains – It’s good especially if you need hit. The Valor point ones are better.

Crossbow – Lava Bolt Crossbow – Since they changed it, the bow is now better for MM and SV.

Reputation Rewards – Avengers of Hyjal

Friendly – Cape – Sleek Flamewrath Cloak 2nd BIS until you get the drop from Lord Rhyolith.

Honored – Belt – Firearrow Belt – BIS. There aren’t anymore belts after this one.

Revered – Trinket – Ancient Petrified Seed – For this guy I would say try it. As BM I can see this being beneficial during Bestial Wrath. If you are MM or SV I would skip it.

Exalted – Ring – Viridian Signet of the Avengers – BIS slot ring.

If you want to gear up some before Firelands I recommend doing the Molten Front dailies. They offer some good 365s. There are 3 patterns that a hunter would need. The vendors are unlocked after you turn in a bunch of Marks of the World Tree.

Molten Front Rewards from the Vendors

Trinket – Ricket’s Magnetic Fireball

Ring – Matoclaw’s Band – Replace any 359 ring you might still have.

Ring – Band of Glittering Lights – Replace any 359 ring you might still have.

Feet – Lancer’s Greaves – Replace any stinky 359 shoes you might still be wearing.

Molten Front rewards from the patterns, 8 Truegold, 5 Chaos Orbs, and some other stuff…

Gun – Extreme-Impact Hole Puncher – This gun does less DPS than a 378 if you are a dwarf.

Scope – Flintlocke’s Woodchucker – BIS scope.

Polearm – Witch-Hunter’s Harvester – I would get this if you are still wielding a Jindo’s Verdict.

This list should prepare you for what drops you should be expecting from Firelands and some gear you could easily obtain before hand. Good luck and Happy Hunting.

‘Til next time…

! Guntitan

EDIT: Updated for 4.2 to reflect the changes to Valor and Justice Points.  You can get better gear from Firelands trash runs and daily quests.

The revamped instances have good gear that will replace your 346 items.  Even earning 140 Valor Points per instance will help you get 359s a little bit easier.  Beware the new instances can take a few hours to complete.

Zul’Aman

Akil’zon
Wristguards of the Predator – A good piece until you get the wrist from Chimaeron in Blackwing Descent.

Nalorakk
Pauldrons of Nalorakk – A good shoulder piece until you get your tier 11 token from Cho’gall in Bastion of Twilight.

Halazzi
Breastplate of Primal Fury – A good chest piece until you get your tier 11 with 2200 Justice Points.

Hex Lord Malacrass
Waistband of Hexes – Most of us should use the crafted item Corded Viper Belt.  If you didn’t have a leatherworker friend or enough gold to make the 359 then get this belt.

Daakara
Headdress of Sharpened Vision – Unless you are a engineer pick up this piece until you get your tier 11 helm token from Nefarian who is in Blackwing Descent or Arion’s Crown from Bastion of Twilight.

For completing Zul’Aman in a timely matter you could win the most famous cloak of them all the Recovered Cloak of Frostheim.

Zul’Gurub

Bloodlord Mandokir
Amulet of the Watcher – The neck you will pick up until you replace it with a 359.

Edge of Madness
Handguards of the Tormented – Grab it until you replace it with the tier 11 gloves.

High Priestess Kilnara
Arlokk’s Signet – Easily replaceable.

Zanzil
Zombie Walker Legguards – Grab it until you replace it with the tier 11 legs.

Jin’do the Godbreaker
Jin’do’s Verdict – Until you get Malevolence grab this staff.

Mandokir’s Tribute – This bow is good for every single race except Dwarves.  The Gun from arena’s Vicious Gladiator’s Rifle is still better for dwarves.

That is all for now.  I’m thinking of making a list for feral druids.  I haven’t found any online but decked out my druid in epics from these 2 instances. Sadly I’ve been running them for Chaos Orbs so I could craft and sell some BoEs to make some gold.  But that, my friends, is another post or two posts.

‘Til next time…

! Guntitan

 

Aye!

One of these posts?  Now listen closely…

I think I had a hard time adjusting to my level 80 status.  As a follower of the Wowhead forums, I knew I needed level 200 gear to raid and easily run Heroics.

Level 80 Pre-Raiding Hunter Gear, Enchant & Gem 3-in-1 Guide

I didn’t know what to do after and how to get geared for the next step, Raids!  What do I mean?  When each patch comes out Blizzard introduces bigger and badder raids.  Starting from Naxxramas, to everything in between, then all the way to Ulduar.

I am a late bloomer when it comes to Wow.  I didn’t start during Vanilla.  I burned my levels through Outland never really experiencing Outland instances. I never experienced any Outland raids.  I got to Northend maybe a few weeks after the WotLK expansion came out and was behind veteran players in my guild at the time.  Hail to the Sentinels of Dalvengyr!

For now I decided to tell you what I think, found out, and learned during my time period of being a NOOB level 80 Hunter.

To get geared without having my fellow hunter’s go to everything before and between Naxx and Ulduar I say unto thee:

Emblem of Conquest

Yes click the freaking link.  After you get few crafted 200 level pieces or gear from regular instances, run Heroics and get the emblems to get the gear.  Start with the Crown of the Wayward Protector and then purchase Breastplate of the Wayward Protector.  Turn them in at the Langrom’s Leather and Links vendor in Dalaran.  Follow with the other pieces of gear like the leggings and the gloves.

Do you know of the Heroic Dailies?  Go to the Violet Hold in Dalaran and grab them.  Do them everyday.

Now here is the mistake I made.  Do not go to the Emblem currency trader in the sewers to trade whatever Emblems of Triumph you get from the daily just so you get the gear from the Conquest badges faster.  When 3.3 hits the Triumph gears will be much easier to get but for now don’t trade them in.  As you can see the items and gear you can get from Triumph gear is better than the ones from Conquest gear.  You can get more Emblems of Triumph by running or pugging raids start with 10 mans.

If you are thinking to yourself, “I didn’t know that.”  You’re welcome Noob.  Now pat yourself on the back.  You just joined Guntitan’s new guild called the Young Guns.  Clever huh?

Just to show you how important Triumph gear is to Conquest gear or anything else listen to this example:

Yes I’ve been running Heroics. I was in Ulduar 10 with my guild today and something good for Hunters dropped.  There were 2 hunters in this run.  Me and someone else named Forcemonkey.

Ironaya’s Discarded Mantle dropped but the other hunter had shoulders from triumph badges.  I rolled a 1.  Yes a freaking 1.  A one I tell you.  He didn’t roll and someone who was goofing off rolled.  I panicked.  In vent I kept saying I want them so bad.  The druid couldn’t use it.  I got them with a roll of O-N-E.  If Forcemonkey didn’t have better gear he would of rolled and beat my roll. I was lucky he knew what he was doing.  Now don’t give up those Emblems of Triumph, do some Heroics and the Heroic dailies, and go pug some raids.

‘Til next time…

! Guntitan

P.S.

Thanks Urburning for showing me the way.

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First off…

This is a nice instance to go to get geared.  It’s not that hard to do and not that hard to get a group.

Second…

Hunters can wear leather.  The drops in here have good leather drops for hunters so grab it if it is an upgrade.

Third…

This instance is easy and only takes about 30 minutes to do.

Lastly…

Don’t be greedy.  Only need on upgrades, pass if it is an upgrade for someone else, greed if no one else cares.

Here is the list from Wowhead.

Here are my suggestions:

Head

Helm of the Silver Ranger

Sunreaver Ranger’s Helm

Mask of Distant Memory (H)

Helm of the Silver Ranger (H)

Sunreaver Ranger’s Helm (H)

Neck

Ancient Pendant of Arathor (H)

Shoulder

Shoulderpads of the Infamous Knave

Pauldrons of Concealed Loathing (H)

Chest

Chestguard of the Ravenous Fiend (H)

Wrist

Bracers of the Silent Massacre

Bracers of the Silent Massacre (H)

Bracers of the Untold Massacre

Bracers of the Untold Massacre (H)

Wristguards of Ceaseless Regret

Armbands of the Wary Lookout (H)

Hands

Gloves of the Argent Fanatic

Gloves of the Silver Assassin

Gloves of the Silver Assassin (H)

Sunreaver Assassin’s Gloves

Sunreaver Assassin’s Gloves (H)

Gloves of the Dark Exile (H)

Waist

Belt of Fierce Competition

Belt of Merciless Cruelty

Legs

Leggings of Brazen Trespass

Feet

Icewalker Treads

Icewalker Treads (H)

Scale Boots of the Outlander

Treads of the Icewalker

Treads of the Icewalker (H)

Treads of Dismal Fortune (H)

Finger

Band of Callous Aggression

Ring of Callous Aggression

Ring of Callous Aggression (H)

Uruka’s Band of Zeal

Trinket

Banner of Victory

2H Weapon – Polearm

Marrowstrike (H)

Ranged – Gun

True-aim Long Rifle (H)

I think that’s it.  If I missed anything let me know.  This list includes leather and mail armor.  Some of the drops are hard to come by, you’ll mostly get them by luck.  A lot of the leather armor includes Hit so use them until you reach the Hit cap or find something better.  A guide I’m currently reading is Endgame DPS/Mechanics Guide Reborn on the Wowhead forums.  Like I said in the previous post, “Gearing up Sucks.”  Good luck and happy hunting.

EDIT:

I forgot the weapons and some Heroic drops.  Found out while looking at MMO-Champion’s list.

‘Til next time..

! Guntitan

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Look my Devilsaur is perched on the bench like a parrot.