20-29 party-sync pvp spec guide

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    Andre R1 Candle Thief Moderator

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    INTRO
    disclaimer
    : this is a work in progress!

    hey, twinks!

    i decided to put together a list of all the abilities that are available to each class (and spec) when scaled down to level 29 through the party-sync mechanic. the idea is to give people with active accounts something fun to do (queue bgs, duh!) than just sit and farm shit for 30 days.

    the viability of each class varies based on what skills are available at level 32 for each spec (with some exceptions). party-sync toons are different from leveling 29s in multiple ways:
    • as expected, none of the enchants on your gear will work (like pure f2p toons)
    • almost all "on use" & "equip" effects on gear does not work also (i found 1 exception)
    • all "on use" & "equip" effects on heirlooms do work, though!
    • whatever gear you are wearing is squished to ilvl 33 (unless it's default ilvl is lower than 33, than it retains it's original ilvl)
    • however, ilvl seems to have no bearing on actual stats, so the above condition can be ignored
    • for whatever reason: your party-sync toons have access to lvl 32 abilities, which opens a lot of potential for new meta of crowd control (waiting to conclude if it's all specs)
    • party-sync toons retain the ability to use most consumables accessible to them @ their default level (with a few exceptions). this includes the alchemy flask, engineering bombs, but not engineering trinkets (as those are equipment) a lot of testing still to be done with engineering items

    jump to section:
    SPECS
    GEAR
    TIER LIST
     
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    Andre

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    SPECS
    here is the list of classes and their respective specs, along with all the available abilities in the 20-29 bracket:
    majority of the entries will be blank to start out until i (or others) play more classes...
    i encourage you all to contribute!

    DEATH KNIGHT:
    • BLOOD - [TBD]
    • FROST - [TBD]
    • UNHOLY [*] - [TBD]
    DEMON HUNTER:
    • HAVOC - [TBD]
    • VENGEANCE - [TBD]
    DRUID: (all specs get https://www.wowhead.com/spell=339/entangling-roots)
    • BALANCE - [TBD]
    • FERAL - [TBD]
    • GUARDIAN - [TBD]
    • RESTORATION - [TBD]
    HUNTER: (all specs get https://www.wowhead.com/spell=186257/aspect-of-the-cheetah, https://www.wowhead.com/spell=109304/exhilaration & https://www.wowhead.com/spell=5384/feign-death)
    MAGE: (all specs get https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=2139/counterspell & https://www.wowhead.com/spell=475/remove-curse)
    MONK: (all spec get https://www.wowhead.com/spell=115078/paralysis, https://www.wowhead.com/spell=8647/mystic-touch)
    • BREWMASTER - [TBD]
    • MISTWEAVER - [TBD]
    • WINDWALKER - [TBD]
    PALADIN: (all specs get https://www.wowhead.com/spell=190784/divine-steed)
    • HOLY - [TBD]
    • PROTECTION - [TBD]
    • RETRIBUTION - [TBD]
    PRIEST: (all specs get https://www.wowhead.com/spell=21562/power-word-fortitude)
    ROGUE: (all specs get https://www.wowhead.com/spell=1804/pick-lock, but who cares...)
    • ASSASSINATION - [TBD]
    • OUTLAW - [TBD]
    • SUBTLETY - [TBD]
    SHAMAN: (all specs get https://www.wowhead.com/spell=20608/reincarnation)
    • ELEMENTAL - [TBD]
    • ENHANCEMENT - [TBD]
    • RESTORATION - [TBD]
    WARLOCK: (all spec get https://www.wowhead.com/spell=755/health-funnel, https://www.wowhead.com/spell=126/eye-of-kilrogg, https://www.wowhead.com/spell=5697/unending-breath, https://www.wowhead.com/spell=712/summon-succubus)
    • AFFLICTION - [TBD]
    • DEMONOLOGY - [TBD]
    • DESTRUCTION - [TBD]
    WARRIOR: (all specs get https://www.wowhead.com/spell=6552/pummel & https://www.wowhead.com/spell=6544/heroic-leap)


    [*] - (https://www.wowhead.com/spell=49206/summon-gargoyle talent is usable if switched to the https://www.wowhead.com/spell=278107/valkyr variant @ DK trainer)
    [**] - (https://www.wowhead.com/spell=47540/penance is bugged, and only ticks once)
    [***]
    - pretty sure there is a bug that lets you benefit from all passive upgrades on abilities (rank 2 & 3) when you get said rank upgrade inside the BG. it reverts back to previous rank upon entering new BGs, though.
     
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    GEAR
    a great resource for party-sync gear/consumables can be found here:
    https://xpoff.com/threads/party-sync-battlegrounds-consumables-and-usables-compendium.91969/

    check it out, a lot of good info on how to gear/prepare your party-sync is available there.
    (thanks, @ohti & @Somfas for compiling the list, and getting this party-sync-train rollin')

    i'll provide the basic, easy-to-get must-haves:


    DEATH KNIGHT
    :
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=20950/pendant-of-the-agate-shield/https://www.wowhead.com/item=21755/aquamarine-pendant-of-the-warrior as support, or...
    ... heirloom necklace of choice
    heirloom trinket of choice X2
    (https://www.wowhead.com/spell=53344/rune-of-the-fallen-crusader, https://www.wowhead.com/spell=53343/rune-of-razorice, https://www.wowhead.com/spell=62158/rune-of-the-stoneskin-gargoyle are the only "enchants" that work for party-sync toons, so DKs stand out in this field, especially FROST spec, which can benefit from two enchants at a time)


    DEMON HUNTER:
    heirloom necklace of choice
    heirloom trinket of choice X2

    DRUID
    :
    heirloom necklace of choice
    heirloom trinket of choice X2

    HUNTER
    :
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=20950/pendant-of-the-agate-shield/https://www.wowhead.com/item=21755/aquamarine-pendant-of-the-warrior as ranged DPS
    heirloom trinket of choice X2
    • BEAST MASTER - any available 2-handed ranged weapon, ilvl 33+c
    • MARKSMAN - any available 2-handed ranged weapon, ilvl 33+
    • SURVIVAL - any available 2-handed weapon, ilvl 33+

    MAGE
    :
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=20950/pendant-of-the-agate-shield/https://www.wowhead.com/item=21755/aquamarine-pendant-of-the-warrior as ranged DPS or support
    heirloom trinket of choice X2

    MONK
    :
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=20950/pendant-of-the-agate-shield/https://www.wowhead.com/item=21755/aquamarine-pendant-of-the-warrior as healer, or...
    ... heirloom necklace of choice
    heirloom trinket of choice X2

    PALADIN
    :
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=20950/pendant-of-the-agate-shield/https://www.wowhead.com/item=21755/aquamarine-pendant-of-the-warrior as healer, or...
    ... heirloom necklace of choice
    heirloom trinket of choice X2

    PRIEST
    :
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=20950/pendant-of-the-agate-shield/https://www.wowhead.com/item=21755/aquamarine-pendant-of-the-warrior as healer or DPS
    heirloom trinket of choice X2

    ROGUE
    :
    heirloom necklace of choice
    heirloom trinket of choice X2

    SHAMAN:
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=20950/pendant-of-the-agate-shield/https://www.wowhead.com/item=21755/aquamarine-pendant-of-the-warrior as healer, or...
    ... heirloom necklace of choice
    heirloom trinket of choice X2

    WARLOCK
    :
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=20950/pendant-of-the-agate-shield/https://www.wowhead.com/item=21755/aquamarine-pendant-of-the-warrior as ranged DPS or support
    heirloom trinket of choice X2

    WARRIOR
    :
    heirloom necklace of choice
    heirloom trinket of choice X2




    notes:
    1. https://www.wowhead.com/item=122371/inherited-insignia-of-the-alliance&bonus=0 & https://www.wowhead.com/item=122370/inherited-insignia-of-the-horde&bonus=0 are bugged, and only work for some classes.
    2. https://www.wowhead.com/item=122530/inherited-mark-of-tyranny&bonus=0 + heirloom necklace's heal is a huge combo! (further amplified if you have a warlock healthstone, which doesn't share GCD with necklace's heal)
    3. https://www.wowhead.com/item=128318/touch-of-the-void&bonus=0 is a must have for any class/spec in AB, as it helps prevent flag caps. (also useful in EotS mid fights)
    4. https://www.wowhead.com/item=20950/pendant-of-the-agate-shield/https://www.wowhead.com/item=21755/aquamarine-pendant-of-the-warrior is generally reserved for ranged DPS & ranged support, as they (ideally) stay in groups, as opposed to highly mobile & melee classes
     
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    TIER LIST - [TBD]
     
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    ohti madman Moderator

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    Looking forward to the finished product, I wanted to make something like this myself but I just couldn't find it it me (or the time really) to actually look at every class / spec. I appreciate the amount of work something like this takes to put together.

    Good stuff!
     
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    Very happy to see someone bringing attention to party sync! It's an amazing and truly unique way of playing the bracket with the increased utility.
     
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    bump! interesting development:
     
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    Thats right! I never played priest. I was excited to make a 29 spriest a few weeks prior to them removing xpoff queues. I can totally just party sync one to get the feel for it!
     
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    It's... ok I guess. Need long fights to sort of wind up and show your true potential, otherwise all you're rly good for is fortitude and necklace stam buff for your buddies (and mind flay slow ig.)
     
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    btw, thanks for this, dude. priest is one of the things i was kind of dreading to test out, even though i have one ready to go.
     
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    Yeah, it's a lot of ramp up time, and the damage will most likely be sub par with template stats and no enchants =/
     
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    Yeah! It definitely has some lots of style points, but I think the spell might be not impactful after all.

    I was not using damage addons to see if her base damage was good enough, but the bracket's time-to-kill is too fast and Runic Power generation is too slow to really pump it (and the cooldown is 3 Minutes!).

    Funny enough, I was talking about some of oddities a few weeks ago.

    Me as well! I believe I got all the class spells until lvl 60, as depicted in Wowhead's talent calculator. Might be true for the other specs.
     
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