49's Gear Guide (best practice) + Rares to farm

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  1. DeLindsay

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    **Starting The Maw denies you access to Chromie Time, possibly forever (until they fix the Bug), so grab any Gear you might want from past XPacs via Chromie Time 1st**

    First thing you MUST to do after getting through The Maw and into Oribos is continue on with the Storyline that sends you to Bastion. That entire Aspriants section (SE corner of the Zone) gives iLvL 88-110 Gear, higher than you'll get once you're on the Threads of Fate Campaign. I cannot stress this enough, you absolutely cannot take the Quest for Threads of Fate until you've finished every Quest possible in Bastion as part of the main Story.

    Completing Bastion will net you nearly full iLvL 88/90 gear, but you'll be missing a few slots. These can be taken up with normal Questing throughout the 4 Zones while on Threads of Fate (iLvL 84 Greens base), Treasures and Rares. The Rares are repeatable daily, for the most part. You WILL get Loot each day, but not always the Gear the Rare drops, after the 1st kill. Certain Rares drop their Gear every single day, others drop it daily but only for certain Classes (because reasons) and further Rares just don't seem to want to drop Gear past the 1st kill.

    This Thread will be mostly about the Rares since that's the only way to potentially get multiple pieces of 104/110 Epics. As of this writing, no Gear drops with Sockets/Tertiary via Quests/Treasures/Rares. BoE Greens/Blues DO have the chance of dropping with at least a Socket, but that's of no use to 49's as all BoE Greens are Character Level 50+. Also, while 49's CAN Que for Dungeons, and the Gear DOES say Level 48+, we cannot actually get into the Dungeon even when the Group forms, it fails to port you inside. This means no access to that sweet iLvL 88 Gear. Hopefully Blizz fixes that also.

    Lastly, I won't get into whether HoA + Azerite Gear will be superior to SL Gear in this Thread. There's far too many different options and Specs that benefit differently from Azerite Traits. There's also a possibility that iLvL 60 Neck/Trinket from Legion BoE Epics will outperform SL Gear if they have a Socket/Tertiary, since the Neck can be Enchanted and the proc from Six-Feather Fan is quite valuable.

    If a Rare isn't shown below it's either because Wowhead has no listing for that Rare or it's Loot (undiscovered) or it's Character Level is 60+, meaning no Loot for 49's.

    Legend:
    • Farmable = Drops daily/weekly for most
    • Farmable = Drops daily for some
    • Farmable = I've never seen it drop more than once
    • Unknown = Haven't had a chance to test if it drops daily
    CLOTH
    LEATHER
    MAIL
    PLATE
    • LEGS (Crit/Mast): Maldraxxus - Knee-Obstructing Legguards from Indomitable Schmitd [Unk if procs Epic] Farmable* Doesn't spawn during the World Event in that area
    • LEGS (Vers/Mast): Revendreth - Smolder-Tempered Legplates from Azgar [Unk if procs Epic] Farmable
    CLOAK
    • Unknown at this time
    NECK
    • Unknown at this time
    RING
    • Ardenweald - Slumberwood Band from The Slumbering Emporer [procs Epic 104] Farmable
    TRINKET
    WEAPON
    • 1H MACE (Agi): Bastion (Aspirant's 4) - Sigilback's Smashshell from Sigilback [procs Epic 110] Farmable
    • FIST (Int): Bastion (Aspirant's 4) - Cloudtail's Paw from Cloudtail [procs Epic 110] Farmable
    • WARGLAIVE: Bastion (Aspirant's 4) - Aethon's Horn from Aethon [procs Epic 110] Farmable
    • DAGGER (Agi): Bastion (Aspirant's 4) - Fang of Nemaeus from Nemaeus [procs Epic 110] Farmable
    • CROSSBOW: Maldraxxus - Arbalest of the Colossal Predator from Gristlebeak [Unk if procs Epic] Farmable
    • 1H MACE (Agi) Maldraxxus - Slobber-Soaked Chew Toy from Deepscar [Unk if procs Epic] Unknown
    • 2H MACE (Str): Ardenweald - Kelox's Eggbeater from Egg-Tender Leh'go [procs Epic 104] Farmable
    • STAFF (Int): Ardenweald - Soultwister's Scythe from Soultwister Cero [procs Epic 104] Farmable* Only spawns DURING the World Event in the area.
    • POLEARM (Agi): Ardenweald - Thornsweeper Scythe from Wrigglemortis [Unk if procs Epic] Unknown
    • 1H Axe (Str): Ardenweald - Faeflayer's Hatchet from Faeflayer [procs Epic 104] Farmable
    SPECIAL MENTION
    • CHEST (all Classes): Revendreth from Amalgamation of Light [procs Epic 104] Farmable
    • OFF HAND: Bastion - Evernote Vesper from Sophia's Aria [Unk if procs Epic] Unknown (seems to share a Loot table with another 3-Person summoned Rare in Bastion)
    ENCHANTS
    • RING: BfA Accord for +9 Secondary
    • WEAPONS: BfA various or have a 50+ Enchant SL through Trade window
    • GLOVES: BfA/SL Profession Gathering
    • BELT: BfA/SL Engineering
    • BOOTS: SL 10% Fall damage reduction
    • *NECK (iLvL 60 max): Hidden Satyr [Legion BoE Epic with Socket/Tertiary]
    • *CLOAK (iLvL 60 max): BfA Main Stat [Legion BoE Epic with Socket/Tertiary]
    • *BOOTS (iLvL 50 max): Minor Speed [Legion BoE Epic with Socket/Speed]
    • *CLOAK (iLvL 47 max): WoD Gift for +2% Speed [Legion BoE Epic with Socket/Speed]
    There are also a fair bit of decent Gearing options from Treasures but they're a one-and-done type of situation and some drop scaled to 49, others have fixed Character Levels starting around LvL 53 and up to 60. Also, HoA + Azerite gear is likely BiS for those pcs regardless of being lower iLvL than SL gear. If anyone finds things I missed please reply and I'll add them, thanks.

    EDIT: Chromie Time Quest rewards are iLvL 58 Green/Blue/Purple and iLvL 57 for Dungeon Blues.

    EDIT2: Blizzard stealth changed the Tool Tip for Reputation purchased Gear to 48 from the various Levels they all used to be. That opens up a potentially huge amount of very high iLvL Gear (with a massive PITA grind of daily WQ). I will post more about it as it's confirmed.
     
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    --- Double Post Merged, Dec 6, 2020, Original Post Date: Dec 5, 2020 ---
    Added color coding to which Rares are Farmable daily or not.
     
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    I've been farming it since I found out about it, your picture just proves that the Chest DOES drop at least at 50, although that 3 charge Use is terrible.
     
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    So now on my third toon that cant farm the weapon cycle in bastion. My locked 49 DH and druid do not get loot daily and my rogue I leveled through there did not get loot the next day, although he was level 55 or something by then...

    edit- my druid can farm the leather belt and INT trinket just fine daily, just no go on the weapons. :(

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    any of you gotten any of the farmable items from daily rares that can proc epic, with a socket or tertiary?
     
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    No, just rare/epic nothing else.
     
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    Updated the OP with @Warglave finds.
    --- Double Post Merged, Dec 6, 2020, Original Post Date: Dec 6, 2020 ---
    Has anyone seen any BoE Blue "World drops" that scale to 49 yet? I have no idea if there even is any, just curious.
     
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    I have not, but I did see something odd today... the BoE warglaive i posted a pic of in another thread that I got on my 49 was level 56 required (disappointing). Saw the same item on the AH today with a level 50 requirement. Kinda wtf?

    Didnt grab it cuz dont care much about 50 (or 49 for that matter anymore) but it did raise my interest on how.

    edit- Ok... even worse now I just went to look
     
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    @Warglave I've had that Glaive loot on 4 diff 49's, all gave diff Character Levels from 53 to 60.
     
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    I know it's not going below 50 but was curious how it worked out the number at drop.

    I probably should have bought it, it's gone now. Didnt even think that it's pretty good for non-SL accounts. :confused:
     
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    @monstertank Here is the Quest for that 2nd Warglaive my DH has.
    https://shadowlands.wowhead.com/quest=59726/its-a-trap#
    --- Double Post Merged, Dec 7, 2020, Original Post Date: Dec 7, 2020 ---
    So here's an interesting thing. I've been gearing a 49 Shammy in TBC (Dungeons + weird Quest drops) and finding that at iLvL ~52, I already have almost as much Main Stat as my iLvL 89 Hunter in full SL gear. I'm doing this because of the stupid Chromie Time bug and to see what I can achieve without SL gear. Sure, I have loads less HP than a SL 49 but my DPS is close to on par with a fully geared SL 49. And I'm not anywhere close to BiS, I don't have a single piece actually, just a few close-enough with 3x Sockets and +7 Mastery in every Socket.
     
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    BfA azerite would likely boost you even further with favorable traits. That stuff is pretty fun... of course blizz killed it.
     
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    Indeed, that will be my next thing to work on after I'm happy enough with her gear from Chromie Time (Sockets-a-plenty). As for DPS, I'm pushing a sustained ~650 ST and burst just over 1000. My 49 Hunter at iLvL 89 has sustained ~850 DPS and burst around 1100, so it's oddly close for being -30 iLvLs. Health wise my Shammy is about 2600 HP lower. Secondaries are reasonable also, but obviously lower than full SL gear.
     
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    I still feel more powerful at 40-45 than at 49, they beef up the mobs pretty good closer to SL levels. Not sure yet what benefit there even is to going 49... but wasnt much of interest at 45 either lol. ;)

    At least there's new content with SL. Also already forgot to check on my 48 to see if the flight master appeared yet. :rolleyes:

    Feeling it's level gated for 48 to keep them out cuz blizz is just plain fucked up. I *guess* it could be to keep players from locking/gearing at 48 and face-smashing to 50 in BG, but that just seems over the top control-freaky.
     
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    I don’t think they would put that much thought into it. It’s all buggy as heck, I tried party sync on my 49 with my 50, that made the flight master phase out too.

    I got loads of bugs just trying to quest in TOF, for example I am given a quest to loot items yet the mobs are unlootable (same level as me). I agree with them being underwhelming too my 90ilvl rogue was behind all the 60 party syncers in a bg earlier.
     
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    I have the same issue on a few Quests, have Bug reported them so hopefully Blizz fixes it but I don't have high hopes.
    --- Double Post Merged, Dec 8, 2020, Original Post Date: Dec 7, 2020 ---
    So I've been doing a bunch of Dungeons with a few of my 49's, one of which is very well SL geared (DPS) and I gotta admit I'm not at all impressed. This is in comparison to my 10's, my 30 and 39. Now my 49 Hunter is usually #1 DPS on Bosses but sucks in AOE and even at #1 ST his DPS is only ~1200. Compare that to my 10 Hunter (which is near BiS) and his ST DPS was pushing 3.5K on a 44's Skada without Lust/Buffs.

    While I don't regret taking my old 101's to 49, I'm also no longer as excited now that I have several of them fully SL geared.
     
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    Found another Rare that drops up to Epic 104 at 49, Faeflayer in Ardenweald. This one is a Str 1H. OP has been updated.
     
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    @monstertank I might have found a Stam Trinket for your 49 DH. Reliquary of the Damned if you can get the iLvL 60 variant has 24 Stam, then get it with Socket+Leech and it'd be a decent Trinket. The Shield looks like it'd be ~25% of your HP once you get to ~20K and at iLvL 50+ you can toss a BfA 7 Versa Gem in it for example.. I'm not gonna say it would outperform a SL Trinket but you did ask for Stam.
     
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    This is how bad my luck is on my 49 DH getting the Ring and Trinket from Ardenweald. Including the Blues he's wearing, that's 16 days in a row with no Epic.

    Illidancing 16 day farm.jpg
     

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