Category: Warrior

World of Warcraft: Legion

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I promised the wife I would sleep early tonight so I am going to keep this short.  Now it isn’t because of the recent announcement at Gamescon that is making me not sleep.  My grandmother passed away and I’ve been trying to come up with memorable and fun stories, I can share at the funeral.  Even though my blog posts have been dormant since February, I’ve been continually active  with the World of Warcraft community on Twitter, so please follow me @Guntitan.

Back to the expansion announcement.  I am excited.  Let Hunters tame frogs and I’ll be all set! Just kidding.

Demon Hunters

The biggest announcement for me is Demon Hunters.  I’ve been waiting to play a Demon hunter since WotLK and I was first introduced to Illidan to farm for drops for  Warglaives of Azinoth and Cursed Vision of Sargeras.  I have successfully gotten the helm on  a few toons but unsuccessful at getting the Warglaives. Just to achieve that look would be awesome.  Now with the upcoming expansion we can!

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No Weapon Drops

I am also excited for no weapon drops.

Why?  I always felt progression should be about skill.  With gear drops you are also limited with progression by luck.  MoP and WoD changed this with personal loot system and changing raiding and introducing flex raiding.

When Guntitan was a full time raider back in WotLK and Cata sometimes we would not be able to move on to the next boss without getting more DPS out of weapon drops.  It was such a waste of time waiting week by week for a specific drop.

With the new weapon system we will be encourage to play the game and still be able to progress thru content by getting more powerful without depending on one specific item.  We are getting that major determining factor for our DPS from the start and the way for it to get stronger is to play the game.

No PVP Gear

Did you ever spend weeks farming Honor then Conquest just so you can be at the top of Arenas or Rated BGs?  It is work.  I did this for a gear set on my Warrior back in MoP.  I tried to do it in the beginning of WoD for the Warrior transmog set.  Frankly when a game becomes work just for an aesthetic look, it no longer becomes fun.  What is fun?  Smashing face while duel-wielding a set of your favorite looking two handed swords.  Getting off the kill shot on an almost dead Horde.  Out damaging almost every other class in the BG.  Heroic Leaping to your next victim and stunning them so you can dish out some damage. Outlasting a healer class because you are so in-sync with your toon that they cannot break you.  Not today you bastard Druid!

End of rant.

Did you enjoy your time in the BG or were you too squishy because you just started farming Honor?  I really hope this changes in Legion because I do enjoy PVP for the gameplay and not the Hunt for PVP gear. Especially PVPing on my Warrior.

I really hope with Legion we get to enjoy all aspects of the game without worrying about gear.  It already is a time consuming process just to level a toon but leveling is a gated experience meant to let you enjoy content.  With the upcoming improvements now we can really enjoy the content.  I am looking forward to the next expansion.

‘Til next time…

Guntitan

P.S.

I really hope Engineering gets a Fel Reaver combat pet.

 

Shado-Pan Plate Transmog

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It took me a while to figure out this transmog.  2 years in the making haha.  That Shado-Pan helmet looks so awesome.  I never thought I would use it on my Warrior.  My Hunter main has been Guntitan for so long.  I love Guntitan’s transmog and had no intentions of changing it to match the look of this helm.  I originally had no interest in making a Transmog set revolving around the Helmet for my Warrior.  It wasn’t until I found the Vicious Pyrium set that I decided it was time.

First I had to get the Replica Shado-Pan Helmet.  I still need gold for the Jeweled Onyx Panther, Depleted-Kyparium Rocket, and the Geosynchronous World Spinner so I figured might as well do the dailies.  You need to be Exalted with the Shado-Pan before you can purchase the helm.

I crafted the Black Smithing set.  You will need to 74 Elementium Bars and 60 Volatile Fire.  If you need to buy the recipes you will need around 80 Elementium Bars, 15 Pyrium Bars and 16 Volatile Earth.  You could purchase each piece for 1,000 G each.  I have a blacksmith, might as well get the recipes and have the option to sell them.  Long story short, I farmed for the mats and crafted the set.

To farm for Blade of Hanna I was running MC, BWL, and AQ 20/40.  It matches well with the set and has a brown hilt and dark metal blade. It never dropped so I looked for an alternative.

I settled for an easy to obtain quest item called Emil’s Brand, this blade has a light red hilt and a silver blade.  Enchanted it looks like a blue light saber.  The quest chain is in Ashenvale and starts with Reclaiming Felfire Hill.  You obtain the blade from completing the last quest in the chain Insane Druids.

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Helm
Replica Shado-Pan Helmet – Exalted with the Shado-Pan

Shoulder
Vicious Pyrium Shoulders – Crafted – there is an alternative from dugeon drops.

Chest
Vicious Pyrium Breastplate – Crafted – there is an alternative from dugeon drops.

Legs
Vicious Pyrium Legguards – Crafted – there is an alternative from dugeon drops.

Hands
Vicious Pyrium Gauntlets – Crafted – there is an alternative from dugeon drops.

Belt
Vicious Pyrium Belt – Crafted – there is an alternative from dugeon drops.

Boots
Vicious Pyrium Boots – Crafted – there is an alternative from dugeon drops.

Swords
Emil’s Brand(Quest) or Blade of Hanna(Vanilla Raid – Trash Drop)

Cape (Optional)
Any red cape. I usually turn my cape display off. Capes don’t match Warriors. I don’t recall seeing any Shado-Pan with capes.

Shirt
Red Workman’s Shirt – Even without the chest piece on, the shirt matches well with this set. The overalls give it the gear held together by straps appearance.

 

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Optional

Complete the achievement for the title “Shado-Master.”

‘Til next time…

! Guntitan

(I don’t feel like dropping my warrior’s name. It was a collaborative effort between Guntitan who originally got exalted with the Shado-Pan, my DK Empyreal who helped me farm the mats, and my rogue Gearsedge who purchased the recipes and crafted the set)

Gearing for PVP – Titan’s Grip Fury Warrior

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You are a Fury Warrior with Titan’s Grip and you are not sure how you should gear your toon for PVP. You want to have x2 2Hs.  You want to dual-wield the Greatsword.

So you were like me, looked all over the internet and found nothing.  You decide to ask your old Alliance friend from your first server who switched to Horde and currently PVPs, how do I gear my Fury Warrior.  You explain to him the whole reason why you rolled Warrior, you want to Transmog Armageddon x2, you figured PVP would be the easiest way to obtain x2 2H swords. You tell him your dilemmas(see below):

Dilemma one.

You don’t have Armageddon to transmog.

You need to run Naxxramas 25 weekly.

Dilemma two.

You need swords.

You need 7500 Honor before you purchase the aforementioned Greatsword.

Dilemma three.

You need to farm Honor quickly and efficiently.  You ask trade and receive a logical response.

Convert any extra Justice Points to Honor > Tol Barad(do the weekly quest) > Wintergrasp(do the weekly quests, destroy towers to speed up the process) > if possible solo Vault of Archavon 25 man > Alterac Valley or Isle of Conquest and/or Daily BG (depending if you are good or have a guild)

WoW 5.4.8: How To Get PvP Geared Fast and Fastest…: http://youtu.be/DAqmTxkpujI

Optional
Do the Grizzly Hill Dailies and the Thunder Isle Dailies for about 800 Honor.

Obtaining gear from Celestial and Ordos – Weekly
First go back to Timeless Isle before you queue cross realm raid finder. Queue and make sure you hit the world boss for a chance at free 550 PVP Gear. If you queue before you are at the boss they might kill it before you get there.

Dilemma four.

You need to know your gear priority but before you jump into BGs with a fresh 90.  Please obtain the following gear, not necessary in this order:

Crafted PVP gear (476 gear, optional, could be costly) > Timeless Isle Armor Tokens (a fast set of 496 gear especially if this is an alt and you have a bunch of plate tokens saved up) > Use Burden of Eternity on offset pieces(belt, feet, wrists, neck) first for a few 535s  > Timeless Isle Polearms x2.  The Yak-Herder’s Longstaff will cost you 40,000 Timeless Coin > upgrade Yak-Herder’s Longstaff fully to 505s for 2000 Valor Points total (don’t worry you will be converting Justice Points to Honor) > then Jump into the BGs

Now… your friend from your old server comes up with…

2 set > x2 2H Swords > 4 set > trinkets > offset (belt, feet, wrists, neck, rings, cape)

2 set Disarm Duration reduced by 50% and Increase PVP power by 500

Chest
Grievous Gladiator’s Plate Chestpiece (2250 Honor) >

Helm
Grievous Gladiator’s Plate Helm (2250 Honor) >

You can’t DPS without weapons

2H Sword
Grievous Gladiator’s Greatsword (3500 Honor) >

2H Sword
Grievous Gladiator’s Greatsword (3500 Honor) >

You can stop here (going forward is optional if you are only doing this for swords)

4 set Increases your speed by 70% for 3 sec after using Heroic Leap and Increase PVP power by 1000

Legs
Grievous Gladiator’s Plate Legguards (2250 Honor) >

Hands
Grievous Gladiator’s Plate Gauntlets (1750 Honor, reduces Hamstring by 3 sec) or

Shoulders
Grievous Gladiator’s Plate Shoulders (1750 Honor)

Trinket
x2 Trinkets gives 5,000 resilience – if you are Human get 2 DPS trinkets.  Depending on your play style pick up on use first.

Grievous Gladiator’s Badge of Victory

Grievous Gladiator’s Insignia of Victory

Grievous Gladiator’s Medallion of Cruelty

Offset offers no set bonus.

Belt
You can add a prismatic socket to your belt.
Grievous Gladiator’s Girdle of Prowess

Feet
Grievous Gladiator’s Warboots of Cruelty

Wrists
Grievous Gladiator’s Armplates of Proficiency

Cape
I would save Cape for last especially if you have obtained the legendary cloak from PVE.
Grievous Gladiator’s Cloak of Prowess

Ring
Grievous Gladiator’s Signet of Accuracy

Ring
Grievous Gladiator’s Signet of Cruelty

Neck
Grievous Gladiator’s Choker of Proficiency
or
Grievous Gladiator’s Choker of Accuracy

coming soon… Gearing for Prideful edition.

‘Til next time…

XOXO Maevalivia

Leveling as a Fury warrior, Heirlooms, BOEs, BOAs, etc

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Get them Tabards

Stormwind Tabard – Getting exalted with Stormwind will give you vendor discounts and discounts on riding/flying training. It will save you over 1,000 G while leveling. You will also be able to purchase a 16 slot bag.

Renowned Guild Tabard – Guild reputation will net you some more Heirlooms and other rewards. It will also help you contribute to any guild achievements used to unlock guild rewards.

You may want to continue to use reputation tabards for the remaining Alliance or Horde factions.

Obtain your Heirlooms

Helm

Polished Helm of Valor –  You may obtain this helm with a guild at level 20 and reaching Honored reputation with your guild. Purchase from a guild vendor for 1,500 G with no vendor discount. Require levels 1 to 85. No upgrade needed. +10% EXP

Cloak

Worn Stoneskin Gargoyle Cape – You may obtain this cloak with a guild at level 10 and reaching Honored reputation with your guild.  Purchase from a guild vendor for 1,200 G with no vendor discount.  Require levels 1 to 85. No upgrade needed. +5% EXP

Shoulder

Polished Spaulders of Valor – You may obtain this shoulder from an assortment of vendors for 2,175 Justice Points or 110 Darkmoon Prize Ticket, or 60 Champion’s Seals.  Require levels 1 to 80.  You may upgrade them to Gleaming Spaulders of Valor for 870 Justice Points or 44 Darkmoon Prize Ticket. +10% EXP

Chest

Polished Breastplate of Valor – You may obtain this chest from an assortment of vendors for 2,175 Justice Points or 110 Darkmoon Prize Ticket, or 60 Champion’s Seals.  Require levels 1 to 80.  You may upgrade them to Gleaming Breastplate of Valor for 870 Justice Points or 44 Darkmoon Prize Ticket. +10% EXP

Legs

Polished Legplates of Valor – You may obtain these leggings with a guild who has obtained the guild achievement Working Better as a Team.  Purchase from a guild vendor for 1,750 G with no vendor discount.  Require levels 1 to 85.  No upgrade needed. +10% EXP

Ring

Dread Pirate Ring – The Ring is obtained from the Fishing Tournament.  Good luck! Require levels 1 to 80. No upgrade option. +5% EXP

Main 2H Weapon

Bloodied Arcanite Reaper – You may obtain this weapon from an assortment of vendors for 3,500 Justice Points or 160 Darkmoon Prize Ticket, or 95 Champion’s Seals.  Require levels 1 to 80.  You may upgrade to Hardened Arcanite Reaper for 1,400 Justice Points or 64 Darkmoon Prize Ticket.

Off 2H Weapon

Bloodied Arcanite Reaper – You may obtain this weapon from an assortment of vendors for 3,500 Justice Points or 160 Darkmoon Prize Ticket, or 95 Champion’s Seals.  Require levels 1 to 80.  You may upgrade to Hardened Arcanite Reaper for 1,400 Justice Points or 64 Darkmoon Prize Ticket.

Trinket 1

Swift Hand of Justice – You may obtain this trinket from an assortment of vendors for 265 ,725 Justice Points or 130 Darkmoon Prize Ticket, or 75 Champion’s Seals.  Require levels 1 to 80.  You may upgrade the trinket to Forceful Hand of Justice for 1,090 Justice Points or 60 Darkmoon Prize Ticket. No EXP bonus.

Trinket 2

Swift Hand of Justice – You may obtain this trinket from an assortment of vendors for 2,725 Justice Points or 130 Darkmoon Prize Ticket, or 75 Champion’s Seals.  Require levels 1 to 80.  You may upgrade the trinket to Forceful Hand of Justice for 1,090 Justice Points or 60 Darkmoon Prize Ticket. No EXP bonus.

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Item Spotlight! – Hydrocane

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I rolled need on the Hydrocane while leveling my Fury Warrior. It is one of the earliest items you may obtain that will allow under water breathing. You can equip one 2H and this item as a Fury Warrior. You can swap out the cane for a weapon to reset your breathing.  You can also explore underwater areas without worry.  This is a must have item for any leveling class that is not a Warlock.  You can use it as long as you can equip a staff.  Good luck!

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