Aertimus has made her shopping list. I thought I would share it with the rest of the forest. (Looking here for gear from Hard Mode Ulduar.) Here are a few...er... many things to keep in mind:
~ This list does not include Hard-Mode drops. It does, however, include gear from 10-mans and T7 if I think its better.
~ I'm trying to keep the list down to 3 items for each slot. I include more if I think its a total tie. Personally, I do not spend more than the minimum DKP bid on any items that are below the top 3.
~ I include cloth gear. Your guild policy may vary. Please keep in mind, your relationship with the holy priests in your guild is probably more important than having the number one piece of gear. Bid, roll, or beg with other players in mind.
~ Here the controversial part: I always gem for socket bonuses. This means I assume socket bonuses and assume they will be filled as follows:
~ I ranked gear based on effective spellpower and mana regen, not raw stats:
- Effective spellpower assumes spellpower from spirit for being in Tree of Life.
- Effective mana regen includes raw MP5, replenishment, and regen from spirit and int. Mana regen is a rough estimate - but it should remain more or less proportional when comparing gear. It is a rough estimate since spi/int regen will vary slightly depending on the amount of spirit and int you have currently. I assumed 1250 spirit and 1050 int raid buffed before equipping the new gear. I went with lowish numbers, because you are taking off the piece of gear you are about to replace.
- Effective Int and Spirit for the above two calculations assume Blessing of Kings, Living Spirit, the 2% stat increase from Imp MotW, and the 2% Int meta gem.
~ After considering effective spellpower and mana regen I look at haste and crit - both are B stats. You want haste if you aren't going OOM and are not haste capped and crit if you are going OOM or you are haste capped.
~ If you think I'm missing an item that is better than one listed, please please let me know!!!
Item Name - Instance - Boss - Total Spellpower - Total MP5 - Crit - Haste
More ***'s means it is better.
(T) = Throughput; focuses on haste and crit after spellpower.
(L) = Longevity; focuses on mana and crit after spellpower.
***Cape of the Unworthy Wizard - Naxx - KT - 88 - 35 - 42 - 0
**Asimov's Drape - 25 Man Ulduar - Mimiron - 82 - 23 - 49 - 0
*Shawl of Haunted Memories - 25 Man Ulduar - Yogg-Saron - 83 - 27 - 36 - 0
**T8 - 25 Man Ulduar - Thorim (Also Buyable with 58 Emblems of Conquest) - 147 - 42 - 0 - 59
(*T) Unwavering Stare - 25 Man Ulduar - Auriaya - 147 - 41 - 0 - 59
(*L) Cowl of Dark Whispers - 25 Man Ulduar - Yogg-Saron - 150 - 45 - 59 - 0
***T8 - 25 Man Ulduar - Yogg-Saron - 121 - 35 - 0 - 48
**Malleable Steelweave Mantle - 25 Man Ulduar - Mimiron - 120 - 35 - 0 - 48
*Mantle of the Unknowing - 25 Man Ulduar - General Vezax - 111 - 36 - 41 - 0
*Spaulders of Catatonia - 25 Man Eye of Eternity - Malygos - 110 - 34 - 49 - 0
**T8 - 25 Man Ulduar - Hodir (Also buyable with 58 Emblems of Conquest) - 163 - 44 - 67 - 0
(*L) Blanketing Robes of Snow - 25 Man Eye of Eternity - Malygos - 155 - 54 - 0 - 4
(*T) Leash of Heedless Magic - 25 Man Eye of Eternity - Malygos - 112 - 29 - 0 - 62
***T8 - 25 Man Ulduar - Freya - 166 - 48 - 59 - 0
**Leggings of the Lifetender - 25 Man Ulduar - Freya - 160 - 49 - 0 - 59
*Leggings of Lost Love - 25 Man Ulduar - Thorim - 162 - 52 - 0 - 41
These are so close to Leggings of the Lifetender, but they are cloth so I put them last to save some loot for the preists. There is a squishy heart somewhere inside my hard wooden exterior.
For boots its mostly a matter of what pattern you can get your hands on for non-astronomical tipping fees.
(*T) Spellslinger's Slippers - 25 Man Ulduar - Multiple Bosses/Tailoring Pattern - 125 - 31 - 0 - 56
(*T) Bracers of the Broodmother - 25 Man Ulduar - Razorscale - 83 - 26 - 0 - 36
(*T) Esteemed Bindings - 25 Man Naxx - Razuvious - 82 - 22 - 0 - 37
(*L) Shackles of the Odalisque - 25 Man Ulduar - Razorscale - 83 - 26 - 42 - 0
***Grips of the Unbroken - 25 Man Ulduar - General Vezax - 122 - 23 - 0 - 34
**T8 - 25 Man Ulduar - Mimiron - 116 - 37 - 48 - 0
Grips of the Unbroken are much better than our T8 gloves (as long as you are not having mana issues) that this is the piece of T8 you likly want to leave out.
*Handgaurds of Potent Cures - 10 Man Ulduar - Flame Leviathan - 120 - 38 - 56 - 0
***Glowing Ring of Reclamation - 25 Man Ulduar - Flame Leviathan - 82 - 14 - 39 - 0
**Laby Maye's Sapphire Ring - 10 Man Ulduar - Dark Iron Council - 79 - 25 - 0 - 32
(*T/T) Pyrelight Circle - 25 Man Ulduar - Ignis - 74 - 9 - 46 - 36
(*T/L) Sanity's Bond - 25 Man Ulduar - Yogg-Saron - 74 - 29 - 0 - 31
(*L/L) Ring of the Faithful Servant - 25 Man Ulduar - Auriaya - 74 - 27 - 36 - 0
(**T) Evoker's Charm - Badges of Conquest - 19 Badges - 82 - 23 - 0 - 42
(**L) Unblinking Eye - 25 Man Ulduar - Dark Iron Council - 82 - 23 - 49 - 0
(*T) Freya's Choker of Warding - 25 Man Ulduar - Flame Leviathan - 74 - 28 - 0 - 39
(*L) Frozen Tear of Elune - Badges of Conquest - 19 Badges - 74 - 26 - 41 - 0
*Include enchants, ie the new Spell Power Staff Enchant
(**L)Guiding Star - 25 Man Ulduar - Razorscale - 613 - 25 - 0 - 49
(**T)Soulscribe - 25 Man Ulduar - Yogg-Saron - 613 - 10 - 28 - 48
**Ironmender - 25 Man Ulduar - Kologarn - 82 - 8 - 0 - 74
(*T) The Lifebinder - 25 Man Ulduar - Freya - 646 - 54 - 0 - 120
(*L) Rapture - 25 Man Ulduar - Dark Iron Council - 654 - 69 - 81 - 0
*Was my list not quite what you were looking for?
~My list for Hard Mode Ulduar is here. (June 11th)
~If you are a 10 man raider, Obital Bombardment lists her take on BiS from 10 man Ulduar. (June 16th)
~Do you socket everything with Runed Scarlet Rubies? Check out Goomps post on EJ. (May 5th)
~If you refuse to take potentially best in slot cloth gear from priests unless it is going to be sharded, check out Nerf this Druid's gear list. She has put a lot of work into it - its easy to read and I totally agree with it... accept that druid's should sometimes consider items that might have been meant for other classes. (May 17th)