Draft 4.3 Gear List


For the record, I did this BEFORE Wowhead published theirs, which is also very good. (I wish they had done it earlier, it would have made getting links like 10x easier.)

Tiers are numbered, multiple items per tier denote sidegrades/offset pieces. That said, certain items have more/better gem slots than others, so go for those if you have a choice. I’ve tried to list more desirable items first in a tier.

Shoulders are the best bet for offset, neck, cloak or trinket for Valor Points.

Yes, you should upgrade from 4pT12 to T13 ASAP. Well, except H T12 to RF T13, but I assume if you had H T12, you’re able to figure that out.

PvP gear sucks (except weapons), but if you want to use it, assume -20 penalty to ilvl for armor, -5 for weapons to account for useless resi.

Trinket rankings are stolen from Tangedyn (the guy who does all the real work, I just type in a text box)

I’m planning on going back and adding some recommendations/explanations for each slot, but that’ll take me a few days.


  1. Kiril, Fury of Beasts (416), Heroic Madness of Deathwing
  2. Spire of Coagulated Globules (410), Heroic Yor’sahj
  3. Kiril, Fury of Beasts (403), Normal Madness of Deathwing
  4. Spire of Coagulated Globules (397), Normal Yor’sahj
  5. Fandral’s Flamescythe (391), Heroic Staghelm
    Ranseur of Hatred (391), Heroic Firelands (requires normal item + Crystallized Firestone)
    Kiril, Fury of Beasts (390), Raid Finder Madness of Deathwing
  6. Spire of Coagulated Globules (384), Raid Finder Yor’sahj
  7. Fandral’s Flamescythe (378), Normal Staghelm
    Ranseur of Hatred (378), Normal Firelands rare drop, BoE.
    Thornwood Staff (378), Minor Cache of the Aspects, Well of Eternity.


  1. Vial of Shadows (410), Heroic Dragon Soul Random Boss Drop
    Wrath of Unchaining (416), Heroic Spine of Deathwing
  2. Vial of Shadows (397), Normal Dragon Soul Random Boss Drop
    Wrath of Unchaining (403), Normal Spine of Deathwing
  3. Vial of Shadows (384), Raid Finder Dragon Soul Random Boss Drop
    Wrath of Unchaining (390), Raid Finder Spine of Deathwing
    Starcatcher Compass (410), Heroic Warmaster Blackhorn
  4. Starcatcher Compass (397), Normal Warmaster Blackhorn
  5. Kiroptyric Sigil (397), 1650 VP
  6. Matrix Restabilizer (397), Heroic Ragnaros
  7. The Hungerer (391), Heroic Staghelm
    Matrix Restabilizer (384), Normal Ragnaros
    Starcatcher Compass (384), Raid Finder Warmaster Blackhorn
    Ancient Petrified Seed (378), Revered with Avengers of Hyjal
  8. The Hungerer (378), Normal Staghelm
    Arrow of Time (378), Murozond, End Time


  1. Deep Earth Headpiece (410), Heroic Warmaster Blackhorn
    Deep Earth Headpiece (397), Normal Warmaster Blackhorn
    Nocturnal Gaze (397), 2200 VP
  2. Obsidian Arborweave Headpiece (391), Heroic Ragnaros
    Hood of Rampant Disdain (391), Heroic Lord Rhyolith
  3. Deep Earth Headpiece (384), Raid Finder Warmaster Blackhorn
  4. Obsidian Arborweave Headpiece (378), Normal Ragnaros
    Hood of Rampant Disdain (378), Normal Lord Rhyolith
    Helm of Thorns (378), Minor Cache of the Apects, Well of Eternity


  1. Deep Earth Legguards (410), Heroic Yor’sahj
  2. Deep Earth Legguards (397), Normal Yor’sahj
    Bladeshadow Leggings (397), Leatherworking BoE
  3. Obsidian Arborweave Legguards (391), Heroic Shannox
    Cinderweb Leggings (391), Heroic Beth’tilac
  4. Deep Earth Legguards (384), Raid Finder Yor’sahj
  5. Obsidian Arborweave Legguards (378), 2200 JP
    Cinderweb Leggings (378), Normal Beth’tilac
    Puppeteer’s Pantaloons (378), Queen Azshara, Well of Eternity


  1. Deep Earth Spaulders (410), Heroic Hagara
    Underdweller’s Spaulders (410), Heroic Morchok
  2. Deep Earth Spaulders (397), Normal Hagara
    Underdweller’s Spaulders (397), Normal Morchok
  3. Obsidian Arborweave Spaulders (391), Heroic Staghelm
    Shoulderpads of the Forgotten Gate (391), Heroic Baleroc
  4. Deep Earth Spaulders (384), Raid Finder Hagara
    Underdweller’s Spaulders (384), Raid Finder Morchok
  5. Obsidian Arborweave Spaulders (378), Normal Staghelm
    Shoulderpads of the Forgotten Gate (378), Normal Baleroc
    Desecrated Shoulderguards (378), Archbishop Benedictus, Hour of Twilight


  1. Deep Earth Raiment (410), Heroic Ultraxion
    Deep Earth Raiment (397), Normal Ultraxion
    Shadowbinder Chestguard (397), 2200 VP
  2. Obsidian Arborweave Raiment (391), Heroic Alysrazor
    Breastplate of the Incendiary Soul (391), Heroic Baleroc
  3. Deep Earth Raiment (384), Raid Finder Ultraxion
  4. Obsidian Arborweave Raiment (378), 2200 JP
    Breastplate of the Incendiary Soul (378), Normal Baleroc
    Time Twisted Tunic (378), Murozond, End Time


  1. Deep Earth Grips (410), Heroic Zon’ozz
  2. Deep Earth Grips (397), Normal Zon’ozz
    Lightfinger Handwraps (397), 1650 VP
  3. Obsidian Arborweave Grips (391), Heroic Baleroc
    Gloves of Dissolving Smoke (391), Heroic Shannox
  4. Deep Earth Grips (384), Raid Finder Zon’ozz
  5. Obsidian Arborweave Grips (378), 1650 JP
    Clutches of Evil (378), Leatherworking BoE
    Gloves of Dissolving Smoke (378), Normal Shannox
    Gloves of the Hollow (378), Echo (any of first two bosses), End Time


  1. Belt of Flayed Skin (410), Heroic Zon’ozz
  2. Belt of Flayed Skin (397), Normal Zon’ozz
    Belt of Hidden Keys (397), 1650 VP
    Nightblind Cinch (397), Normal Dragon Soul Random Drop, BoE
  3. Riplimb’s Lost Collar (391) Heroic Firelands Random Drop
  4. Belt of Flayed Skin (384), Raid Finder Zon’ozz
  5. Belt of the Fallen Brood (379), Sinestra
    Flamebinding Girdle
     (378), Honored with Avengers of Hyjal
    Riplimb’s Lost Collar (378), Normal Firelands Random Drop
    Peroth’arn’s Belt (378), Pero’tharn, Well of Eternity


  1. Molten Blood Footpads (416), Heroic Spine of Deathwing
  2. Interrogator’s Bloody Footpads (410), Heroic Yor’sahj
  3. Molten Blood Footpads (403), Normal Spine of Deathwing
  4. Interrogator’s Bloody Footpads (397), Normal Yor’sahj
    Rooftop Griptoes (397), 1650 VP
  5. Sandals of Leaping Coals (391), Heroic Staghelm
    Molten Blood Footpads (390), Raid Finder Spine of Deathwing
  6. Interrogator’s Bloody Footpads (384), Raid Finder Yor’sahj
  7. Sandals of Leaping Coals (378), Normal Staghelm
    Treads of the Craft (378), Leatherworking BoE
    Wayfinder Boots (378), Arcurion, Hour of Twilight


  1. Shadow Wing Armbands (410), Heroic Warmaster Blackhorn
  2. Shadow Wing Armbands (397), Normal Warmaster Blackhorn
    Bracers of Manifold Pockets (397), 1250 VP
    Bladeshadow Wristguards (397), Leatherworking BoE
  3. Shadow Wing Armbands (384), Raid Finder Warmaster Blackhorn
    Flamebinder Bracers (378), 1250 JP


  1. Dreadfire Drape (391), Heroic Lord Rhyolith
    Batwing Cloak (397), 1250 VP
  2. Dreadfire Drape (378), Normal Lord Rhyolith
    Sleek Flamewrath Cloak (378), Friendly with Avengers of Hyjal
    Cloak of the Banshee Queen (378), Echo of Sylvanas, End Time


  1. Cameo of Terrible Memories (397), 1250 VP.
    Choker of the Vanquished Lord (397), Heroic Ragnaros
  2. Choker of the Vanquished Lord (384), Normal Ragnaros
  3. Necklace of Smoke Signals (378), 1250 JP


  1. Seal of Primordial Shadow (410), Heroic Dragon Soul Random Boss Drop
    Signet of Grasping Mouths (410), Heroic Hagara
  2. Seal of Primordial Shadow (397), Normal Dragon Soul Random Boss Drop
    Signet of Grasping Mouths (397), Normal Hagara
    Emergency Descent Loop (397), 1250 VP
  3. Viridian Signet of the Avengers (391), Exalted with Avengers of Hyjal
  4. Widow’s Kiss (391), Heroic Beth’tilac
    Seal of Primordial Shadow (384), Raid Finder Dragon Soul Random Boss Drop
    Signet of Grasping Mouths (384), Raid Finder Hagara
  5. Splintered Brimstone Seal (378), 1250 JP
    Widow’s Kiss (378), Normal Beth’tilac
    Mannoroth’s Signet (378), Mannoroth, Well of Eternity
    Alurmi’s Ring
     (378), Quest Reward, Well of Eternity


  1. Ripfang Relic (397), 700 VP
  2. Covenant of the Flame (391), Heroic Firelands (requires normal item + Crystallized Firestone)
  3. Covenant of the Flame (378), 700 JP

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