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F2P Legion Gear Prep Guide

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  1. Original

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    Thanks to the help of @Kirise , this is the f2p 20 guide.
    Note: There is no GFd gear on this list and will be kept up to date. A lot of the bis gear is now Warforged legion invasion gear. This gear was a 20-30% drop chance to give +5ilvl and another 20-30% chance to give +10ilvl.

    The arrival of the Legion prepatch brought significant changes to optimizing gear for XP-off players. Here's what you need to know for playing in instanced PvP (arenas and battlegrounds, not world PvP). Please let me know if this guide needs any corrections/additions/deletions.
    • All characters in instanced PvP will receive stats based on a stats template predetermined by Blizzard, based on class and spec. Stats and enchantments on gear will no longer matter. Trinkets and weapon/gear procs will no longer work.
    • Characters continue to temporarily boost to 29. All item levels on gear below item level 34 no longer scale to 34.
    • For every average item level you achieve above 25, you will receive a 0.1% bonus to all of your stats e.g. if you get your average item level to 45, you will receive a 2% bonus to your stats.
    • Characters can now use their best armor types i.e. shamans and hunters can wear mail, and warriors and paladins can wear plate. Likewise, all characters now receive around a 5% boost to stats for wearing their native armor type.
    The following list covers what we know (so far) as BiS items. Any slot stating "strongbox" means that the gear comes from blue drops out of battleground rewards (ilvl 28), gained from winning a random battleground. This list excludes grandfathered gear.

    BiS gear is the same within each armor type; weapon and offhand differences are separated by class within each armor type. Please see @StS Ralso 's great weapon guide for more details about weapons and offhands.

    DISCLAIMER: Legion Invasion is bis in every slot for +5 and +10 but is not included on this list and the helmets are the only armor type available besides for alliance leather/mail eye patches. If you don't have Felforged Helmet or are not alliance, tough luck. You do not get the 10% stat increase and are completely out of the picture.

    Cloth:

    Head: Lucky Fishing Hat (ilvl 40). Flying Tiger Goggles (ilvl 20)
    Neck: Brilliant Necklace (ilvl 25)
    Shoulders: Faerie Mantle (ilvl 32, Alliance only). Magician's Mantle / Tattered Dreadmist Mantle / Exquisite Sunderseer Mantle (ilvl 25)
    Back: Tumultuous Cloak (ilvl 25)
    Chest: Je'neu's Robes (Horde only) / Robe of Kelris (Alliance only) / Auxiliary's Robe (Rare) (ilvl 28)
    Wrist: Auxiliary's Cuffs (Rare, ilvl 28)
    Hands: Phoenix Gloves / Greenweave Gloves (ilvl 25)
    Waist: Enumerated Belt / Ghamoo-Ra's Bind / Girdle of Nobility / Sanguine Belt (ilvl 25)
    Legs: Auxiliary's Leggings (Rare, ilvl 28)
    Feet: Auxiliary's Treads (Rare, ilvl 28)
    Rings: Argas Ring (ilvl 32) + Silver Piffeny Ring (ilvl 30)
    Trinkets: Hook of the Master Angler (ilvl 65)
    Weapon (Mage/Warlock/Priest): MH = Dusk Wand (ilvl 25)
    Wands provide 5% extra stats, making them BiS.
    OH = Bouquet of Black Roses (ilvl 60)


    Leather:

    Head: Any headpiece sold by Griftah (ilvl 100, rogue only), Rifle Commander's Eyepatch (ilvl 30, Alliance only).
    Neck: Brilliant Necklace (ilvl 25)
    Shoulders: Forest Leather Mantle / Prospector's Pads / Stained Shadowcraft Spaulders / Exceptional Stormshroud Mantle / Lasting Feralheart Spaulders / Preened Ironfeather Shoulders (ilvl 25)
    Back: Tumultuous Cloak (ilvl 25)
    Chest: Rookie's Tunic (Rare, ilvl 28)
    Wrist: Rookie's Bindings (Rare, ilvl 28)
    Hands: Naga Battle Gloves / Forest Leather Gloves (ilvl 25)
    Waist: Vigorous Belt (ilvl 25)
    Legs: Blackfathom Leggings (Horde only) / Blackfathom Leggings (Alliance only) / Rookie's Pants (Rare) (ilvl 28)
    Feet: Rookie's Boots (Rare, ilvl 28)
    Rings: Argas Ring (ilvl 32) + Silver Piffeny Ring (ilvl 30)
    Trinkets: Hook of the Master Angler (ilvl 65)
    ****Weapon speed takes precedence over ilvl for melee and ranged melee except guardian and feral druid****
    Druid
    Weapon (Feral/Guardian druid): 2H = Recruit's Staff (Rare, ilvl 28)
    Weapon (Balance/Restoration druid): Recruit's Hammer (Rare, ilvl 28), OH = Bouquet of Black Roses (ilvl 60)
    Monk
    Weapon (Brewmaster): Grand Staff of Jordan (Speed 3.7)
    Weapon (Windwalker): MH = Brushwood Blade (Speed 3.0, Alliance only). For Horde: Sinister Scimitar (Speed 2.9), Recruit's Cleaver (Rare, ilvl 28)
    Weapon (Mistweaver): Recruit's Hammer (Rare, ilvl 28), OH = Bouquet of Black Roses (ilvl 60)
    Rogue
    Weapon (Outlaw): MH = Brushwood Blade (Speed 3.0, Alliance only). For Horde: Sinister Scimitar (Speed 2.9), OH = Recruit's Quickblade (Rare, ilvl 28)
    Weapon (Subtlety/Assassination rogue): MH = Jagged Wing Slasher (Speed 2.6), OH = Recruit's Dirk (Rare, ilvl 28)


    Mail:

    Head: Thelwaters Steelwoven Eyepatch (ilvl 30, Alliance only)
    Neck: Brilliant Necklace (ilvl 25)
    Shoulders: Grunt's Pauldrons / Cutthroat Pauldrons / Champion Herod's Shoulder / Mystical Pauldrons of Elements / Aged Pauldrons of The Five Thunders (ilvl 25)
    Back: Tumultuous Cloak (ilvl 25)
    Chest: Greenhorn's Armor (Rare, ilvl 28)
    Wrist: Greenhorn's Armbands (Rare, ilvl 28)
    Hands: Fletcher's Gloves / Deadly Serpentine Grips / Fortified Gauntlets (ilvl 25)
    Waist: Earthbound Girdle / Spiked Chain Belt / Algae-Twined Waistcord (ilvl 25)
    Legs: Greenhorn's Leggings (Rare, ilvl 28)
    Feet: Greenhorn's Footguards (Rare, ilvl 28)
    Rings: Argas Ring (ilvl 32) + Silver Piffeny Ring (ilvl 30)
    Trinkets: Hook of the Master Angler (ilvl 65)
    ****Weapon speed takes precedence over ilvl for melee and ranged melee****
    Hunter
    Weapon (Survival): Bloodied Arcanite Reaper (Speed 3.8)
    Weapon (Beast Mastery/Marksmanship): Recruit's Rifle (Rare, ilvl 28)
    Shaman
    Weapon (Elemental/Restoration): Recruit's Hammer (Rare, ilvl 28), OH = (Shield of the Stockades (Alliance only, ilvl 30) is bis however, if you do not already have a mail helmet it is more important to choose Thelwaters Steelwoven Eyepatch as it is in the same quest reward. Also, if you do have a mail helmet take into account that this shield is only 2 more ilvl then other shields). Shield Against the Evil Presence (Horde only) / Shield Against the Evil Presence (Alliance only) / Recruit's Redoubt (Rare) (ilvl 28)
    Weapon (enhance shaman): MH = Venerable Mass of McGowan (Speed 2.8),
    OH = Recruit's Cleaver (Rare, ilvl 28)


    Plate:

    Head:
    Neck: Brilliant Necklace (ilvl 25)
    Shoulders: Polished Spaulders of Valor / Burnished Pauldrons of Might / Pristine Lightforge Spaulders / Strengthened Stockade Pauldrons (ilvl 25)
    Back: Tumultuous Cloak (ilvl 25)
    Chest: Front-Line Breastplate (Rare, ilvl 28)
    Wrist: Front-Line Armplates (Rare, ilvl 28)
    Hands: Skeletal Gauntlets / Algae Fists (ilvl 25)
    Waist: Brightplate Girdle (ilvl 32, Alliance only). Stalwart Belt (ilvl 25)
    Legs: Plates of Aku'mai (Horde only) / Thaelrid's Greaves (Alliance only) / Front-Line Legguards (Rare, ilvl 28)
    Feet: Front-Line Warboots (Rare, ilvl 28)
    Rings: Argas Ring (ilvl 32) + Silver Piffeny Ring (ilvl 30)
    Trinkets: Hook of the Master Angler (ilvl 65)
    ****Weapon speed takes precedence over ilvl for melee and ranged melee****
    Warrior
    Weapon (Arms): 2H = Bloodied Arcanite Reaper (Speed 3.8)
    Weapon (Fury): MH = Bloodied Arcanite Reaper (Speed 3.8), Recruit's Decapitator (Rare, ilvl 28)
    Weapon (Protection): Sinister Scimitar (Speed 2.9, Horde only), OH = Shield of the Stockades (Alliance only, ilvl 30). Shield Against the Evil Presence (Horde only) / Shield Against the Evil Presence (Alliance only) / Recruit's Redoubt (Rare) (ilvl 28)
    Paladin
    Weapon (Retribution): 2H = Bloodied Arcanite Reaper (Speed 3.8)
    Weapon (Holy): MH = Mace of the Order (Alliance only) / Mace of the Sunwalker (Horde only) / Morningstar of the Order (Horde only) (Speed 3.3) OH = Shield of the Stockades (Alliance only, ilvl 30). Shield Against the Evil Presence (Horde only) / Shield Against the Evil Presence (Alliance only) / Recruit's Redoubt (Rare) (ilvl 28)
    Weapon (Protection): MH = Mace of the Order (Alliance only) / Mace of the Sunwalker (Horde only) /Morningstar of the Order (Horde only) (Speed 3.3), OH = Shield of the Stockades (Alliance only, ilvl 30). Shield Against the Evil Presence (Horde only) / Shield Against the Evil Presence (Alliance only) / Recruit's Redoubt (Rare) (ilvl 28)


    Thanks @Redgreenblur and @SikTh for posting about the engineering items, @Kryptonite for confirming the gear sold by Griftah, @raziel83 and @Holythane for the Stratholme Lily info, @AlisterCrow for the heads up on the STV trinket @Purj and @Trice for the info about rare gear from battleground strongboxes, and special thanks to @Amelletta for the information on warforged invasion gear.
     
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  2. Prooney

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    best one I've seen yet! ty!
     
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    Why of all the necklaces you chose the one with Mastery stat on, aka the most useless stat at 20? Mastery doesn't even become an active stat until level 80, whether you wear gear with Mastery or not.
     
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    Still tweaking some items which were copied from the veteran guide. Feedback is appreciated :)

    I just wanted to link one of the necks as an example. I am not going to fix this detail as the Love is in the Air necks will be removed soon when the event ends.
     
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    It's so trucking stupid there are NO plate helmets at 20 except for BoA...
     
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    SPQR Have You Been To Dover?!

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    Much appreciated, @Original. Thank you for the work. I'll update the gear section sometime this week.
     
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    Added mail and plate satchel belts as they have been confirmed to drop.
     
  12. SPQR

    SPQR Have You Been To Dover?!

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    speeeeed
     
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    1.7 is awful?
     
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    Well let's hope the Halloween event this year will allow us to get the plate head.

    Good job on the list mate!
     
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    SPQR Have You Been To Dover?!

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    still find it more efficient that slower of hand for any spec.
     
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    A) That's just not true and i'd need proof.
    B) It's not even the fastest dagger.
     
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    Great guide dude
     
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    so i was bankin on the darkmoon blue quest shoulders from the gnoll guy. these not available for f2p?
     
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    Requires inscription 125, sorry for the inconvenience.
     
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    ahhhhh alright fair enough! so im guessin those http://www.wowhead.com/item=12998/magicians-mantle 's are pretty hard to come across eh? i would hate to spend tix or honor marks for the boa shoulders haha
     

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