Jun 302011

This update to my gear list focuses on items from new 4.2 content, and bottoms out with ZA gear. If you’re just starting out, check my part one list.

A few notes before we get to the items on PVP/Tier:

Thankfully, the leveling out of secondary stats makes rough gear comparisons quite easy. Looking at PvP gear, I’d say a PvP piece is roughly equal to a PvE piece 1.5 tiers lower (about 20 pts in ilvl). An ilvl 371 Vicious item, for example, will work about as well as a 353 item from ZA. This is not considering the PvP set bonuses; add half a tier to each PvP item in terms of estimation if you have the 2p set bonus, or a full tier for 2p and 4p. Finally, If you’re planning which item to use as an offset going into T12, I’d recommend the hands or legs, due to superior socket coloration. Definitely try to stick with 2pT11 as long as you can, though; the 2pT11/2pT12 combination is very strong, and only a bit behind full 4pT12.


  1. Fandral’s Flamescythe, Staghelm.
  2. Ranseur of Hatred, Firelands trash drop.
  3. Malevolence, H Halfus.
  4. Witch-Hunter’s Harvester, Blacksmithing BoE.
  5. Malevolence, Halfus.
  6. Mobus’s Dripping Halberd, Vash’jir World Boss.
  7. Jin’do’s Verdict, ZG.

Let the hunters get the Ranseur, you get Fandral’s. K? K. The Witch-Hunter’s Harvester is one of the new unlockable craftables from the Molten Front – don’t expect to see these for a while, but as the base materials aren’t overly expensive, it should come down in price pretty quickly.


  1. Obsidian Arborweave Headpiece, Firelands token. (Probably Staghelm or Baleroc.)
  2. Hood of Rampant Disdain, Lord Rhyolith.
  3. Stormrider’s Headpiece, H Nefarian.
  4. Membrane of C’Thun, H Cho’gall.
  5. Tsanga’s Helm, Bastion of Twilight BoE.
  6. Agile Bio-Optic Killshades, Engineering-only BoP.
  7. Stormrider’s Headpiece, Nefarian.
  8. Membrane of C’Thun, Cho’gall.

For what it’s worth, I really dislike the look of the T12 headpiece; yay for “hide helm.”


  1. Obsidian Arborweave Legguards, Occu’thar/2200 VP (assumed).
  2. Cinderweb Leggings, Beth’tilac.
  3. Stormrider’s Legguards, H Maloriak.
  4. Wind Stalker Leggings, H Al’Akir.
  5. Aberration’s Leggings, H Maloriak.
  6. Stormrider’s Legguards, Argaloth/2200 JP.
  7. Wind Stalker Leggings, Al’Akir.
  8. Aberration’s Leggings, Maloriak.
  9. Leggings of Dancing Blades, ZA.

And the BH slot machine starts up again! Note that Occu’thar drops and VP costs for T12 gear are still unknown.


  1. Obsidian Arborweave Raiment, 2200 VP. (assumed)
  2. Breastplate of the Incendiary Soul, Baleroc.
  3. Sark of the Unwatched, H Atramedes.
  4. Stormrider’s Raiment, H Halfus.
  5. Morrie’s Waywalker Wrap, World Drop.
  6. Sark of the Unwatched, Atramedes.
  7. Stormrider’s Raiment, 2200 JP.
  8. Assassin’s Chestplate, Leatherworking BoE.
  9. Shadowtooth Trollskin Breastplate, ZA.

I suspect quite a few raiders have the Heroic Stormrider’s piece (H Halfus is the easiest, after all) so this will probably be a lower priority spot for VP.


  1. Matrix Restabilizer, Ragnaros.
  2. The Hungerer, Staghelm.
  3. Ancient Petrified Seed, Avengers of Hyjal Revered.
  4. Prestor’s Talisman of Machination, H Nefarian.
  5. Essence of the Cyclone, H Halfus.
  6. Fluid Death, 1650 JP.
  7. Unheeded Warning, Bastion of Twilight trash drop.
  8. Prestor’s Talisman of Machination, Nefarian.
  9. Essence of the Cyclone, Halfus.
  10. Unsolvable Riddle, Baradin Hold Revered.

Just my personal opinions on these; many could use more testing. UW, in particular, sims really well but I’m not convinced of its’ actual value. I’m also holding off on ranking Ricket’s Magnetic Fireball until I get some more info on the proc.


  1. Obsidian Arborweave Grips, 1650 VP. (assumed)
  2. Gloves of Dissolving Smoke, Shannox.
  3. Clutches of Evil, Leatherworking BoE.
  4. Double Attack Handguards, H Chimaeron.
  5. Stormrider’s Grips, H Magmaw.
  6. Aviana’s Grips, Molten Front dailies.
  7. Double Attack Handguards, Chimaeron.
  8. Liar’s Handwraps/Stormbolt Gloves, Dragonmaw/Wildhammer Exalted.
  9. Stormrider’s Grips, 1650 JP.
  10. Knotted Handwraps, ZA.

Good choice for (eventually) using offset, due to the blue socket on Tier. I believe the recipe for the LW BoE drops in Firelands, though that’s unconfirmed.


  1. Obsidian Arborweave Spaulders, Firelands token. (Probably Ragnaros.)
  2. Shoulderpads of the Forgotten Gate, Baleroc.
  3. Poison Protocol Pauldrons, H Omnitron Council.
  4. Stormrider’s Spaulders, H Cho’gall.
  5. Poison Protocol Pauldrons, Omnitron Council.
  6. Stormrider’s Spaulders, Cho’gall.
  7. Tusked Shoulderpads, ZA.

Unlike the helm, I like the T12 shoulders.


  1. Belt of the Fallen Brood, Sinestra.
  2. Flamebinding Girdle, Avengers of Hyjal Honored.
  3. Riplimb’s Lost Collar, Shannox.
  4. Dispersing Belt, H Twilight Council.
  5. Wind Stalker Belt, H Council of Wind.
  6. Dispersing Belt, Twilight Council.
  7. Wind Stalker Belt, Council of Wind.
  8. Belt of Nefarious Whispers, Leatherworking BoE.
  9. Belt of Slithering Serpents, ZG
  10. Belt of a Thousand Gaping Mouths, Akma’hat(Rare Uldum mob).

Congratulations! If you were one of the very few guilds who successfully defeated Sinestra in 4.0/4.1, you have a belt that’s a tiny bit better than a 4.2 Honored rep belt. Don’t you feel accomplished?


  1. Sandals of Leaping Coals, Staghelm.
  2. Treads of the Craft, Leatherworking BoE.
  3. Storm Rider’s Boots, H Halfus.
  4. Storm Rider’s Boots, Halfus.
  5. Treads of Fleeting Joy, 1650 JP.
  6. Fasc’s Preserved Boots, ZG.

Yay, an offset that isn’t named the same as the set! As with the gloves, I expect the Treads to be a Firelands drop recipe.


  1. Choker of the Vanquished Lord, Ragnaros.
  2. Necklace of Smoke Signals, 1250 VP. (assumed)
  3. Necklace of Strife, H Valiona.
  4. Necklace of Strife, Valiona.
  5. Don Rodrigo’s Fabulous Necklace, World Drop.
  6. Amulet of the Watcher, ZG.

Boring neck slot as always. The Rag gear is a half-tier higher, which is nice, I suppose.


  1. Viridian Signet of the Avengers, Avengers of Hyjal Exalted.
  2. Widow’s Kiss, Beth’tilac.
  3. Splintered Brimstone Seal, 1250 VP.
  4. Lightning Conductor Band, H Omnitron.
  5. Mistral Circle, H Council of Wind.
  6. Matoclaw’s Band, Molten Front dailies.
  7. Band of Glittering Lights, Molten Front dailies.
  8. Band of Ghoulish Glee, Hallow’s End (HH).
  9. Signet of the Elder Council, Earthen Ring Exalted.
  10. Hornet-Sting Band, 1250 JP.
  11. Mistral Circle, Council of Wind.
  12. Lightning Conductor Band, Omnitron.
  13. Gilnean Ring of Ruination, World Drop.
  14. Arlokk’s Signet, ZG.
  15. Quickfinger Ring, ZA BoE.

Well, time to work on Ashen…no Earthen…no Avengers rep for a nice ring. If you can hold off until Halloween, there looks to be a new Headless Horseman one also.


  1. Dreadfire Drape, Lord Rhyolith.
  2. Sleek Flamewrath Cloak, Avengers of Hyjal Friendly.
  3. Mantle of Doubt, Elemental Bonds quest reward.
  4. Cloak of Biting Chill, H Maloriak.
  5. Cloak of Biting Chill, Maloriak.
  6. Dory’s Finery, World Drop.
  7. Viewless Wings, 1250 JP.
  8. Recovered Cloak of Frostheim, ZA.
  9. The Frost Lord’s War Cloak, Midsummer Festival (Ahune).

I believe the developers are overcompensating for the lack of cloaks in Wrath. You’ll get your good cloak just by following the Elemental Bonds quest line. A better one is shortly to follow via Avengers rep, though.


  1. Flamebinder Bracers, 1250 VP.
  2. Flickering Wristbands, Alysrazor.
  3. Parasitic Bands, H Magmaw.
  4. Parasitic Bands, Magmaw.
  5. Amani’shi Bracers, ZA.

The boring slot. At least it’s a BoE this time, so you can buy/sell as you need. Hopefully it has a reasonable drop rate.


  1. Covenant of the Flame, 700 VP.
  2. Relic of Elune’s Shadow, Molten Front dailies.
  3. Relic of Golganneth, 700 JP.

Still the last place to put VP’s.

 Posted by at 2:26 pm

  20 Responses to “4.2 Feral gear list, part 3: ZA to Firelands”

  1. The Flamebinder Bracers are actually purchased with VP – bracers are this tier’s BoE valor piece.

  2. Awesome write up thanks for putting in the time.

    The shoulder tokens drop off Stag while the helm tokens drop off Rag.

    As far as wrist go we had a random stat wrist drop off of alysrazor (agi/crit/mastery) Speaking to some buddies of mine they had similar random stat items drop off other bosses, leading me to believe any boss has potential to drop conclave like items along with their normal loot tables. Of course that still needs more verification.

  3. Thanks for the list.
    I can confirm that the LW BoE Hands pattern drops off Firelands trash having picked it up last night.

    • I got three BoE LW patterns from trash so far – they seem to drop pretty often (we also got two of the BoE mail agil bracers, a cloth pattern and a couple BS plans so far, and we were not farming trash – just clearing to bosses)

      • Same deal here. I got both the DPS and healer LW patterns for gloves – good night to be the only LW – and we also picked up a couple of tailoring patterns while clearing to the bosses.

  4. How can you like the tier shoulders, when the offset has a red socket?

    • I believe Alaron is choosing the Tier shoulders over the offset because replacing the Tier Pants (two yellow sockets vs 1 red 1 yellow) or Gloves (1 blue vs 1 red) are looking to be the better option to be the offset item. With so much hit on gear I like the off set pants myself.

  5. I’m a little confused…UW is worse than H Cyclone, H Prestor, and FD now? Especially with the recent buffs to our direct attacks, I would think that it would make it even more valuable?

    I’m not really buying/getting how a 365 quest cloak is better than the H Maloriak drop either…

    • It has been brought up a few times on the forums. The problem with the Unheeded Warning is it’s proc is very short and is easily wasted if you happen to be refreshing bleeds, SR, energy starved (pooling after a berserk) or changing targets. The proc can also delay and isn’t very dependable for burn phases. When everything lines up perfect in a patchwork fight this trinket can be VERY effective. But when the proc isn’t lining up in the fight perfect, the big loss of agility isn’t being made up for.

      • Hmm…so would you recommend getting FD then since I’m just wasting my JP otherwise on bags of herbs? The way you put it it’s kinda tempting now…

  6. “I’m also holding off on ranking Ricket’s Magnetic Fireball until I get some more info on the proc.”

    You didn’t see the comment I put in Mew’s source? (MewPivot/src/yawning/mew/pivot/feraldruid/Procs85.json)

  7. There’s another pair of bracers (random stat) available which drop from Alysrazor. One of our rogues got Flickering Wristbands of the Zephyr last night.

    • 2 raids 25 (one full main, and one mains +rerolls), we dropped twice Flickering Wristbands of the Zephyr (agi/haste/mastery), on alysrazor

      Riplimb’s Lost Collar (ilvl 378) is a boe trash loot, upgradable to ilvl391

  8. Thanks for all the replies.

    Flamebinder Bracers corrected, Flickering Wristbands added. (Those random leather shoulders off Shannox appear to be int only, Isaiah.)

    Yawning, yes, I just read your comment in the code, and I hope your monitor is fine. :P (BTW, you misspelled your blog title on your google code page.)

    +1 to everything Tinder said.

    • Oh so it is, fixed.

      The monitor is ok for now, though I had a few moments of extreme annoyance and frustration getting the 2t12 quirk handling right.

      Blizzard headquarters, mid-4.2 development:
      Dev A: “Hey you know how we never managed to make Ignite work properly?”
      Dev B: “Yeah what about it? We kludged a fix for that a while ago…”
      Dev A: “We should make tier bonuses that act exactly like Ignite for most classes.”
      Dev B: “Brilliant!”

  9. I just also realized something…about every meaningful upgrade is tied behind Staghelm and Ragnaros >.>

    Man it sucks to be getting gear this raid tier…

  10. Am I seeing things, or is there nothing in the #3 position for the shoulder slot?

    • I think he probably just did the spacing/numbering a bit wrong lol. H PPP should be 3rd, H T11 4th, etc etc.

  11. Cheers for the list, much appreciated ;)

    Any chance you could update the item links? -they’re pointing to ptr.wowhead so they are no longer functional :)

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