Veteran Quick Start Gearing Guide [BFA]

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    Introduction

    Welcome to the veteran's quick start gear guide. The purpose of this guide is to give new veterans a solid reference when gearing their toons. Some of this can apply to pure free to play players aswell, but not all of it.

    This was a doozy to write, so I needed some help. Proper thanks and acknowledgement will be given to those who helped put this thread together.

    Starting Notes
    • Twinks that use a pair of BoE gloves are going to want to put Glove Reinforcements on them for +7 stamina, which is an extra 70 hp. This enchant is generally considered BiS if you're using BoE gloves.
    • If you can't manage a trade glitch on your shoulders the Heavy Knothide Armor Kit is an armor kit that adds +2 stamina (scales to +4 in bgs) and does not bind your BoE meaning you can apply it safely with a high level and send it to your twink. The difference is almost unrecognizable, for some specs, the +3 stamina is actually better.
    • Mandatory professions are Engineering and Alchemy. Engineering gives you access to engineering goggles which even though they're all cloth, are still bis for most all specs. Alchemy gives you the Alchemist's Flask which is a flask that gives +11 main stat in bgs, best for all specs, and it is not consumed on use, aka you can use it forever.
    • Bis bandages at this level are Heavy Runecloth Bandages
    • If you are lucky enough to receive a rare adaptable piece you can almost always replace whatever piece you have on with it.
    • When searching for enchants it might be a better idea to use your level 20 to buy them, because the stat values of some enchants scale to your level. An enchant might say it gives you 23 stamina, when in reality at level 20 itll only give 2. Using the Auction House on your twink makes finding bis easier and saves you relogging time / gold.
    Legend
    • [E] beside the name of an item means that it is only viable in the priority hierarchy if it is the epic version.
    • "Any" at the end of a category means that there are no other noteworthy pieces in that slot for that particular set, meaning you can put anything in that slot with stats and it will be viable until you get BiS.
    Druid - Balance
    Balance druids are actually fucking crazy rn. Their instant cast dots make for some heavy pressure in fights. If they're using elemental force and mark of the hidden satyr they're forces to be reckoned with. They're top tier damage and have been for a long time. They have some of the best off heals, aswell as secondary FC capability if you are missing a resto druid on your team.

    Stat Priority: Intellect > Versatility > Crit > Haste
    Gear
    Helm: Green Lens > Spellpower Goggles Xtreme Plus > Stained Shadowcraft Cap
    Necklace: Eternal Amulet of the Redeemed
    Shoulders: Lasting Feralheart Spaulders > Cloaked Shoulderpads
    Cloak: Cape of the Brotherhood > Any
    Chest: Armor of the Fang
    Bracers: BG Crate > Vigorous Bracers > Any
    Gloves: Gloves of the Fang
    Belt: Belt of the Fang
    Legs: Leggings of the Fang
    Boots: Footpads of the Fang
    Rings: BG Crate > Advisor's / Lorekeeper's Ring
    Trinkets: Lacquered Carving > Returning / Defending Champion > Discerning Eye of the Beast
    Weapon: BG Crate > The Blessed Hammer of Grace > Any
    Off Hand: BG Crate > Musty Tome of the Lost > Any


    Enchants
    Necklace: Mark of the Hidden Satyr
    Shoulders: Greater Inscription of Charged Lodestone > Greater Inscription of Faith > Crane Wing Inscription
    Cloak: Gift of Versatility > Intellect
    Chest: Glorious Stats
    Bracers: Major Stamina
    Gloves: Glove Reinforcements
    Legs: Powerful Ghostly Spellthread
    Boots: Minor Speed > Boar's Speed
    Rings: Accord of Versatility
    Weapon: Major Spellpower
    Off Hand: Major Intellect
    Druid - Feral
    Veteran feral druids have little burst damage, but they make up for it in utility. Feral druids have great pressure with bleeds, possibly even better spread pressure than moonkin. Feral druids build up combo points and can be a part of a bigger burst with multiple twinks if timed right with a full ferocious bite. Feral druid is quite possibly the most mobile spec in the bracket, making for good FC capabilities. Feral druids can also be good when helping rogues ambush EFCs and ninja bases. Feral shines more at 29, but is still useful as a veteran.

    EDIT: thanks to recent findings it turns out feral is an amazing spec if you use the +3 damage to weapon enchant. There is some weird scaling, fero bites have potential to consistently crit for 800+.


    Stat Priority: Agility > Versatility > Crit > Haste
    Gear
    Helm: Feathered Headdress [E] > Master Engineer's Goggles > Any
    Necklace: Eternal Woven Ivy Necklace
    Shoulders: Boulder Pads [E] > Cloaked Shoulderpads > Stained Shadowcraft Spaulders
    Cloak: Parachute Cloak > Sporid Cape > Any
    Chest: BG Crate > Cinderstitch Tunic > Any
    Bracers: BG Crate > Wolf Bracers > Krom'gar Legionnaire's Leather Bracers > Any
    Gloves: Sparkproof Gloves [E] >
    Gloves of the Fang > Forest Leather Gloves
    Belt: Dark Leather Belt > Vigorous Belt > Any
    Legs: Boarhide Leggings [E] > BG Crate > Dark Leather Pants
    Boots: BG Crate > Standard Issue Prisoner Boots > Krom'gar Sergeant's Hide Boots > Any
    Rings: BG Crate > Tumultuous Ring > Admiral Taylor's Loyalty Ring
    Trinkets: Lacquered Carving > Defending / Returning Champion > Dusk Powder
    Weapon: BG Crate > Impaling Harpoon > Spear of Rethu > Any


    Enchants
    Necklace: Mark of the Hidden Satyr
    Shoulders: Tiger Claw Inscription > Knothide Armor Kit
    Cloak: PvP Power
    Chest: Glorious Stats
    Bracers: Major Stamina
    Gloves: Glove Reinforcements > Major Agility
    Legs: Shadowleather Leg Armor
    Boots: Minor Speed > Assassin's Step
    Rings: Accord of Versatility
    Weapon: Superior Impact


    Thank you to @Kórnikus20 for his feral information
    Druid - Guardian
    Guardian druids are almost never seen in bgs, simply because of the 50% damage taken nerf all tanks receive in instanced pvp, this makes all tank specs less viable in instanced pvp. Guardian druids have high hp and an aoe that does not use any rage which can be useful to spam around a FC to keep stealthies away, however feral druids get this same aoe spell when in bear form. Guardian druids shine in pve based content, and is one of the best specs to farm with. Whether it be dungeons, open world mobs, or high level mobs, guardian druids are right for the job as they have good damage negation, and off heal potential to keep themselves alive if there is no healer.

    Stat Priority: Agility > Verse > Crit > Haste
    Gear
    Helm: Master Engineer's Goggles > Feathered Headress [E] > Stained Shadowcraft Cap > Rifle Commander's Eyepatch > Any
    Necklace: Eternal Woven Ivy Necklace
    Shoulders: Cloaked Shoulderpads > Stained Shadowcraft Spaulders
    Cloak: Parachute Cloak > Tumultuous Cloak > Sporid Cape > Any
    Chest: BG Crate > Cinderstitch Tunic > Any
    Bracers: BG Crate > Wolf Bracers > Krom'gar Legionnaire's Leather Bracers
    Gloves:
    Gloves of the Fang > Forest Leather Gloves > Sparkproof Gloves [E]
    Belt: Dark Leather Belt > Vigorous Belt > Any
    Legs: Boarhide Leggings [E] > BG Crate > Dark Leather Pants
    Boots: BG Crate > Standard Issue Prisoner Boots > Krom'gar Sergeant's Hide Boots
    Rings: BG Crate > Tumultuous Ring > Admiral Taylor's Loyalty Ring
    Trinkets: Lacquered Carving > Defending / Returning Champion > Dusk Powder
    Weapon: BG Crate > Impaling Harpoon > Spear of Rethu > Any


    Enchants
    Necklace: Mark of the Hidden Satyr
    Shoulders: Tiger Claw Inscription > Knothide Armor Kit
    Cloak: Protection
    Chest: Glorious Stats
    Bracers: Major Stamina
    Gloves: Glove Reinforcements
    Legs: Shadowleather Leg Armor
    Boots: Assassin's Step > Minor Speed
    Rings: Accord of Versatility
    Weapon: Elemental Force
    Druid - Restoration
    Restoration druid is an all around great spec. They make for the best FC spec in the bracket with their multiple hots and mobility, good healers in mid with their hots if accompanied by a main healer (i.e. a priest, monk, or paladin,) And despite them being healers, have some of the best damage output in the bracket. However, restoration druids might want to look into having multiple circumstantial gear sets and can have a high skill cap (i.e. a dedicated FC set, damage set, team fight set, etc.) However, every dedicated twink will have multiple gear sets like this.

    Stat Priority: Intellect > Verse > Haste > Crit
    Gear
    Helm: Green Lens > Spellpower Goggles Xtreme Plus > Stained Shadowcraft Cap > Any
    Necklace: Eternal Amulet of the Redeemed
    Shoulders: Cloaked Shoulderpads > Lasting Feralheart Spaulders > Any
    Cloak: Cape of the Brotherhood > Any
    Chest: Armor of the Fang
    Bracers: BG Crate > Wolf Bracers
    Gloves: Gloves of the Fang
    Belt: Belt of the Fang
    Legs: Leggings of the Fang

    Boots: Footpads of the Fang
    Rings: BG Crate > Tumultuous Ring > Singet of the Third Fleet
    Trinkets: Returning / Defending Champion > Lacquered Carving > Discerning Eye of the Beast
    Weapon: BG Crate > The Blessed Hammer of Grace > Any
    Off Hand: BG Crate > Mystic's Sphere > Musty Tome of the Lost > Any


    Enchants
    Necklace: Mark of the Hidden Satyr / Mark of the Ancient Priestess
    Shoulders: Greater Inscription of Charged Lodestone > Greater Inscription of Faith > Crane Wing Inscription
    Cloak: Gift of Versatility
    Chest: Glorious Stats
    Bracers: Major Stamina
    Gloves: Glove Reinforcements
    Legs: Powerful Ghostly Spellthread
    Boots: Minor Speed
    Rings: Accord of Versatility
    Weapon: Major Spellpower
    Off Hand: Major Intellect
    Hunter - Beast Mastery
    Beast master hunters weakest the weakest of the three hunter specs in terms of burst damage output, but still do a decent amount of damage. Beast master has tons of utility with their traps, range, and most importantly to the spec, pets. BM hunter pets are one the of the most unique aspects of the bracket, with an extra three pet specs to choose from your pet itself can surprisingly be a force to be reckoned with.

    BFA also brought pet spec specific buffs which adds a whole extra layer to a beast masters utility. Ferocity specced pets give a static 10% leech buff which helps in sustaining your own health if there is lack of healers. Cunning gives a static 8% move speed buff, and tenacity give a static 5% hp bonus, and an on use spell which reduces damage taken by 20% for 6 seconds, this is also one of the only heavy defensive spells out of every spec at level 20. With the addition of mounts in the 20-29 bracket cunning pets are not as mandatory as they are in 10-19s, for pets I'd suggest swapping between a tenacity pet and a ferocity pet circumstantially
    Ripped out of @necroaqua's 19 quick start guide, this tidbit of information can be valuable to BM hunters.


    Stat Priority: Agility > Versatility > Crit > Haste
    Gear
    Helm: Master Engineer's Goggles > Feathered Headdress [E]> Worgen Hunter's Helm > Any
    Necklace: Eternal Woven Ivy Necklace
    Shoulders: Veiled Pauldrons >
    Champion Herod's Shoulder > Any
    Cloak: Parachute Cloak > Sporid Cape > Any
    Chest: BG Crate > Rough Bronze Cuirass Any
    Bracers: BG Crate > Wolf Bracers
    Gloves: Slither-Scale Gauntlets > Sparkproof Gauntlets [E] Thorbia's Gauntlets
    Belt: Fortified Belt > Slither-Scale Cord
    Legs: Foreman's Leggings [E] > Tarnished Leggings of Destruction
    Boots: BG Crate > Slither-Scale Boots
    Rings: BG Crate > Tumultuous Ring > Admiral Taylor's Loyalty Ring
    Trinkets: Lacquered Carving > Defending / Returning Champion > Dusk Powder
    Weapon: Upgraded Dwarven Hand Cannon > Any epic


    Enchants
    Necklace: Mark of the Hidden Satyr
    Shoulders: Tiger Claw Inscription > Heavy Knothide Armor Kit
    Cloak: PvP Power
    Chest: Glorious Stats
    Bracers: Greater Assault
    Gloves: Glove Reinforcements > Major Agility
    Legs: Shadowleather Leg Armor
    Boots: Assassin's Step
    Rings: Accord of Versatility
    Weapon: Incendiary Ammunition > Flintlocke's Woodchucker > Gale-Force Striking
    Hunter - Marksmanship
    Marksmanship is similar to beast master, but focuses mainly on the ranged weapon aspect of it, some marksmanship hunters don't even use pet utility. If no pet is summoned while in marksmanship spec, you receive the Lone Wolf buff, which gives you a static 10% damage increase to all your abilities. However, as a marksmanship hunter you should still be swapping in and out of your pet buffs circumstantially

    Stat Priority: Agility > Verse > Crit > Haste
    Gear
    Helm: Master Engineer's Goggles > Feathered Headdress [E] > Worgen Hunter's Helm > Thelwater's Steelwoven Eyepatch > Any
    Necklace: Eternal Woven Ivy Necklace
    Shoulders: Veiled Pauldrons >
    Champion Herod's Shoulder > Any
    Cloak: Parachute Cloak > Sporid Cape > Any
    Chest: BG Crate > Rough Bronze Cuirass > Any
    Bracers: BG Crate > Wolf Bracers > Any
    Gloves: Slither-Scale Gauntlets > Sparkproof Gauntlets [E] > Thorbia's Gauntlets
    Belt: Slither-Scale Cord > Any
    Legs: Foreman's Leggings [E] > BG Crate > Tarnished Leggings of Destruction
    Boots: BG Crate > Slither-Scale Boots
    Rings: BG Crate > Tumultuous Ring > Admiral Taylor's Loyalty Ring
    Trinkets: Lacquered Carving > Defending / Returning Champion > Dusk Powder
    Weapon: Upgraded Dwarven Hand Cannon > Any epic


    Enchants
    Necklace: Mark of the Hidden Satyr
    Shoulders: Tiger Claw Inscription > Heavy Knothide Armor Kit
    Cloak: PvP Power
    Chest: Glorious Stats
    Bracers: Major Stamina
    Gloves: Glove Reinforcements > Major Agility
    Legs: Shadowleather Leg Armor
    Boots: Assassin's Step
    Rings: Accord of Versatility
    Weapon: Incendiary Ammunition > Flintlocke's Woodchucker > Gale-Force Striking
    Hunter - Survival
    Legion left a bad rep for any survival hunter twinks. In BFA survival was almost completely revamped at level 20, yet it is still considered a top tier dps. Survival hunters are considerably more dependent on their pets for damage. One of their hardest hitting abilities is Kill Command complemented with the talent that gives it two charges. Survival hunters use weapon swapping to their advantage, duel wielding one handed weapons for double the elemental force procs, and only swapping into a 2 handed weapon when they need to harpoon or use raptor strike. It is highly recommended you set up weapon swap macros as a survival hunter.

    This can be considered an advanced play tactic, if you are not comfortable with weapon swapping you can be viable with just a two hander, but you will be missing out on extra damage potential.

    Stat Priority: Agility > Versatility > Crit > Haste
    Gear
    Helm: Master Engineer's Goggles > Feathered Headdress [E] > Worgen Hunter's Helm > Any
    Necklace: Eternal Woven Ivy Necklace
    Shoulders:
    Veiled Pauldrons > Champion Herod's Shoulder > Any
    Cloak: Parachute Cloak > Sporid Cape > Any
    Chest: BG Crate > Rough Bronze Cuirass > Any
    Bracers: BG Crate > Wolf Bracers > Any
    Gloves: Slither-Scale Gauntlets > Sparkproof Gauntlets [E] > Thorbia's Gauntlets
    Belt: Slither-Scale Cord > Any
    Legs: Foreman's Leggings [E] > BG Crate > Tarnished Leggings of Destruction
    Boots: BG Crate > Slither-Scale Boots
    Rings: BG Crate > Tumultuous Ring > Admiral Taylor's Loyalty Ring
    Trinkets: Lacquered Carving > Defending / Returning Champion
    Weapon: BG Crate = Any epic


    Enchants
    Necklace: Mark of the Hidden Satyr
    Shoulders: Tiger Claw Inscription > Heavy Knothide Armor Kit
    Cloak: PvP Power
    Chest: Glorious Stats
    Bracers: Major Stamina
    Gloves: Glove Reinforcements > Major Agility
    Legs: Shadowleather Leg Armor
    Boots: Assassin's Step
    Rings: Accord of Versatility
    Weapon: Elemental Force
    Mage - Arcane, Fire, and Frost
    Mages are heavy duty damage dealers, and have lots of utility with slows, polymorph, blinks, mage food, CC, etc. Mages lack in self healing, having not a single self heal spell. Mages make for amazing damage as of right now, arcane in particular is ridiculous, however the stat priority differs depending on the spec you play

    Arcane Stat Priority: Intellect > Versatility > Haste > Crit
    Fire Stat Priority: Intellect > Versatility > Crit > Haste
    Frost Stat Priority: Intellect > Versatility > Haste > Crit

    If you are playing fire, prioritize the quickblade suffix over the aurora suffix. If you are frost or arcane prioritize aurora pieces over quickblade pieces.

    Gear
    Helm: Green Lens > Spellpower Goggles Xtreme Plus > Tattered Dreadmist Mask > Any
    Necklace: Eternal Amulet of the Redeemed
    Shoulders: Darkcloth Shoulders = Slime-Encrusted Pads > Any
    Cloak:
    Cape of the Brotherhood = Sporid Cape > Any
    Chest: BG Crate = Silvermoons Robes [E] > Any
    Bracers: BG Crate > Mindthrust Bracers > Any
    Gloves: Phoenix Gloves > Greenweave Gloves > Any
    Belt: Enumerated Wrap > Slumersilk Waistcord
    Legs: BG Crate > Phoenix Pants > Any
    Boots: BG Crate > Krom'gar Sergeant's Linen Footwraps > Any
    Rings: BG Crate > Lorekeeper's / Advisor's Ring > Tumultuous Ring
    Trinkets: Lacquered Carving > Defending Champion > Discerning Eye of the Beast
    Weapon: BG Crate
    Off Hand: BG Crate
    Alternative Weapons: Foamspittle Staff [E] > Any


    Enchants
    Necklace: Mark of the Hidden Satyr
    Shoulders: Crane Wing Inscription
    Cloak: PvP Power
    Chest: Glorious Stats
    Bracers: Major Stamina
    Gloves: Glove Reinforcements
    Legs: Powerful Ghostly Spellthread
    Boots: Boar's Speed
    Rings: Accord of Versatility
    Weapon: Major Spellpower
    Off Hand: Major Intellect

    Thank you to @Tollo for the mage help
    Monk - Brewmaster
    Brewmaster, being a tank spec, makes it automatically "unviable." Brewmaster has mobility and off heals, possibly even fcing potential w/ the rolls, but will easily be taken down due to the 30% extra damage they take. Brewmaster has one of the only aoe slows in the bracket with keg smash, which can be situationally useful if your FC is being bombarded and needs peels. Brewmaster monks, like guardians, are still good pve tanks with their off heals, damage negation, and aoe abilities.

    Stat Priority: Stamina > Versatility > Agility > Crit > Haste
    Gear
    Helm: Master Engineer's Goggles > Stained Shadowcraft Cap > Any
    Necklace: Eternal Woven Ivy Necklace
    Shoulders: Cloaked Shoulderpads > Stained Shadowcraft Spaulders > Any
    Cloak: Sporid Cape > Any
    Chest: BG Crate > Cinderstitch Tunic > Any
    Bracers: BG Crate > Wolf Bracers > Any
    Gloves: Gloves of the Fang > Any BoE
    Belt: Gnomish Harm Prevention Belt > Belt of the Fang > Any
    Legs: Boarhide Leggings [E] > BG Crate > Any
    Boots: BG Crate > Standard Issue Prisoner Boots > Krom'gar Sergeant's Hide Boots
    Rings: BG Crate > Tumultuous Ring > Admiral Taylor's Loyalty Ring
    Trinkets: Defending Champion / Returning Champion > Lacquered Carving > Dusk Powder
    Weapon: BG Crate = Any epic > Impaling Harpoon > Spear of Rethu > Any


    Enchants
    Necklace: Mark of the Hidden Satyr
    Shoulders: Tiger Claw Inscription > Heavy Knothide Armor Kit
    Cloak: Protection
    Chest: Glorious Stats
    Bracers: Major Stamina
    Gloves: Glove Reinforcements
    Legs: Shadowleather Leg Armor
    Boots: Earthen Vitality
    Rings: Accord of Versatility
    Weapon: Elemental Force
    Monk - Mistweaver
    In BFA mistweavers are currently a top tier healer, along with some surprisingly bursty damage. For damage output it might be worth looking into a staff with a high weapon damage for more burst damage. Casting Soothing Mist on a target makes your normally casted spells, (vivify and enveloping mist) insta casts which prove to be life savers in team fights.

    Stat Priority: 1900 - 2000 hp > Intellect > Versatility > Crit > Haste
    Gear
    Helm: Green Lens > Spellpower Goggles Xtreme Plus > Any
    Necklace: Eternal Amulet of the Redeemed
    Shoulders: Cloaked Shoulderpads > Stained Shadowcraft Spaulders
    Cloak: Sporid Cape > Any
    Chest: Armor of the Fang
    Bracers: BG Crate > Wolf Bracers > Krom'gar Legionnaire's Leather Bracers
    Gloves: Gloves of the Fang
    Belt: Belt of the Fang
    Legs: Leggings of the Fang
    Boots: Footpads of the Fang
    Rings: BG Crate > Lorekeeper's / Advisor's Ring > Tumultuous Ring > Singet of the Third Fleet
    Trinkets: Defending / Returning Champion > Lacquered Carving > Discerning Eye of the Beast
    Weapon: BG Crate
    Off Hand: BG Crate
    Alternatives: Foamspittle Staff [E] > Any


    Enchants
    Necklace: Mark of the Hidden Satyr
    Shoulders: Greater Inscription of Charged Lodestone > Heavy Knothide Armor Kit
    Cloak: PvP Power
    Chest: Glorious Stats
    Bracers: Major Stamina
    Gloves: Glove Reinforcements
    Legs: Light Armor Kit
    Boots: Earthen Vitality
    Rings: Accord of Versatility
    Weapon: Major Spellpower


    Thank you to @Dcm for his Mistweaver information
    Monk - Windwalker
    Windwalker is a mid tier dps, with decent burst and off heal potential they're a well balanced spec. Windwalker, like the other monk specs, also has good mobility with their rolls.

    Stat Priority: 1900 - 2000 hp > Agility > Versatility > Haste = Crit
    Gear

    Helm: Master Engineer's Goggles > Stained Shadowcraft Cap > Any
    Necklace: Eternal Woven Ivy Necklace
    Shoulders: Cloaked Shoulderpads > Stained Shadowcraft Spaulders
    Cloak: Parachute Cloak > Sporid Cape / Cape of the Brotherhood > Any
    Chest: BG Crate > Cinderstitch Tunic > Any
    Bracers: BG Crate > Wolf Bracers > Krom'gar Legionnaire's Leather Bracers
    Gloves: Gloves of the Fang > Sparkproof Gloves [E]
    Belt: Dark Leather Belt > Belt of the Fang > Vigorous Belt
    Legs: Boarhide Leggings [E] > BG Crate > Dark Leather Pants > Any
    Boots: BG Crate > Standard Issue Prisoner Boots > Krom'gar Sergeant's Hide Boots

    Rings: BG Crate > Tumultuous Ring > Admiral Taylor's Loyalty Ring
    Trinkets: Lacquered Carving > Defending / Returning Champion > Dusk Powder
    Weapon: BG Crate > Any epic > Darkwater Talwar

    Enchants

    Necklace: Mark of the Hidden Satyr
    Shoulders: Tiger Claw Inscription > Knothide Armor Kit
    Cloak: PvP Power
    Chest: Glorious Stats
    Bracers: Greater Assault > Stats
    Gloves: Glove Reinforcements > Crusher
    Legs: Shadowleather Leg Armor
    Boots: Assassin's Step
    Rings: Accord of Versatility
    Weapon: Elemental Force


    Editor's note: "I haven't personally done much testing with haste or crit for WW so honestly it's just personal pref, i'd probably go haste > crit"

    Thank you to @Dcm for his Windwalker information
    Paladin - Holy
    Holy paladins are great healers, and have the most gearing options out of any class @ level 20 with potential to armor mix. As holy you're going to want to farm out a full slitherscale set, but you'll need the help of some friends, or extra accounts. You need other level 20 mail users to queue with you so that they can trade you the fang pieces when they drop, or, you can have a character level 61 or above carry you through wailing caverns, pieces of all armor types will drop for you because legacy loot mode will be enabled. The carry will not be able to trade pieces with you though. All paladin specs have good utility.

    Stat Priority: Intellect > Versatility > Haste > Crit
    Gear

    Helm: Green Lens > Spellpower Goggles Xtreme Plus > Blackfathom Ascendant's Helm > Any
    Necklace: Eternal Amulet of the Redeemed
    Shoulders: Strengthened Stockade Pauldrons > Any
    Cloak: Cape of the Brotherhood > Any
    Chest: Slither-Scale Chest
    Bracers: BG Crate > Fire Hardened Shackles > Wolf Bracers > Any
    Gloves: Slither-Scale Gauntlets
    Belt: Slither-Scale Cord
    Legs: Slither-Scale Britches
    Boots: Slither-Scale Boots

    Rings: BG Crate > Tumultuous Ring > Singet of the Third Fleet
    Trinkets: Defending / Returning Champion > Lacquered Carving > Discerning Eye of the Beast
    Weapon: BG Crate > The Blessed Hammer of Grace > Any
    Off Hand: BG Crate > Flamscarred Draconian Deflector > Any


    Enchants
    Necklace: Mark of the Ancient Priestess
    Shoulders: Greater Inscription of Charged Lodestone
    Cloak: PvP Power
    Chest: Glorious Stats
    Bracers: Major Stamina
    Gloves: Glove Reinforcements
    Legs: +1 Armor Kit
    Boots: Earthen Vitality
    Rings: Accord of Versatility
    Weapon: Major Spellpower


    Editor's Note: "Gives about 205 int and a good amount of secondaries"

    Thanks to @tence for his Holy Paladin information
    Paladin - Protection
    I sound like a broken record here, but as is with all other tank specs, protection is "not viable" for instanced pvp play. A geared veteran paladin can still actually take out levelers with a small amount of burst considering Shield of the Righteous does not share a GCD with other abilities. However, protection paladin will be melted by other twinks in bgs. They have the same great utility as the other paladin specs with HoJ, bubble, off heals, etc. So there's not much reason outside of aoeing stealthies to help defend FC to go protection. Prot pallies are good for pve though, (my personal favorite dungeon farming spec.) So if that's something you're into it might be worth making a prot just for that reason.

    Stat Priority: Stamina > Versatility > Crit > Haste
    Gear

    Helm: Master Engineer's Goggles > Blackfathom Ascendant's Helm > Any
    Necklace: Eternal Talisman of Evasion
    Shoulders: Polished Spaulders of Valor > Any
    Cloak: Sporid Cape > Any
    Chest: BG Crate > Flameseared Carapiece > Any
    Bracers: BG Crate > Collarspike Bracers
    Gloves: Slither-Scale Gauntlets > Any BoE Gloves (preferably mail)
    Belt: Gnomish Harm Prevention Belt > Any
    Legs: BG Crate > Polished Legplates of Valor
    Boots: BG Crate > Aku'mai Worhipper's Greatboots
    Rings: BG Crate > Demon Band > Captain Sander's Returned Band
    Trinkets: Returning / Defending Champion > Lacquered Carving > Inherited Talisman of Tyranny > Inherited Insignia of the Alliance
    Weapon: Petrified Shinbone [E] > Any epic > Darkwater Talwar > Any
    Shield: BG Crate > Flamescarred Draconian Deflector > Any


    Enchants
    Necklace: Mark of the Hidden Satyr
    Shoulders: Ox Horn Inscription
    Cloak: Protection
    Chest: Glorious Stats
    Bracers: Stats
    Gloves: Glove Reinforcements
    Legs: Angerhide Leg Armor
    Boots: Boar's Speed
    Rings: Accord of Versatility
    Weapon: Elemental Force
    Shield: Vitality
    Paladin - Retribution
    I would consider retribution paladins to be around the same tier of damage that a windwalker outputs, they're by no means terrible but they're also not your average BFA arcane mage. Ret has utility as the other specs do, HoJ, off heals, bubble, etc. Works well with crusader and elemental force weapon swapping.

    Stat Priority: Strength > Versatility > Crit > Haste
    Gear

    Helm: Master Engineer's Goggles > Blackfathom Ascendant's Helm > Any
    Necklace: Eternal Talisman of Evasion
    Shoulders: Polished Spaulders of Valor
    Cloak: Cape of the Brotherhood > Lambent Scale Cloak > Ripped Sandstorm Cloak
    Chest: BG Crate > Flamseared Carapiece > Polished Breastplate of Valor > Any
    Bracers: BG Crate > Rift Bracers
    Gloves: Gloves of the Greymane Wall > Any
    Belt: Stalwart Belt > Cast Iron Waistplate > Cobrahn's Grasp
    Legs: BG Crate > Polished Legplates of Valor
    Boots: BG Crate > Aku'mai Worshipper's Greatboots > Savage Trodders
    Rings: BG Crate > Tumultuous Ring > Demon Band > Captain Sander's Returned Band
    Trinkets: Defending / Returning Champion > Lacquered Carving > Dusk Powder
    Weapon: BG Crate > Any epic


    Enchants
    Necklace: Mark of the Hidden Satyr
    Shoulders: Tiger Fang Inscription
    Cloak: PvP Power
    Chest: Glorious Stats
    Bracers: Stats > +3 Strength
    Gloves: Crusher
    Legs: Angerhide Leg Armor
    Boots: Earthen Vitality
    Rings: Accord of Versatility
    Weapon: Crusader > Elemental Force
    Priest - Discipline, Holy, and Shadow
    Priests have always been (and probably always will be) viable twinks. There's always at least one spec that's top tier dps or healing. Holy is a sedentary bursty healing spec, you sacrifice your bubble to give such big heals though. Discipline is a more mobile, hybrid dps healing spec, gives good heals while dishing out damage similar to a mid tier dps spec. Shadow has mid tier burst damage, but has great dot spread pressure. Level 20 shadow priests don't get VT either so they're a lot more mobile than a 29 shadow priest because of that.

    Stat Priority Discipline: Intellect > Versatility > Crit = Haste
    Stat Priority Holy: Intellect > Versatility > Haste > Crit
    Stat Priority Shadow: Intellect > Versatility > Crit > Haste
    Gear

    Helm: Green Lens > Spellpower Goggles Xtreme Plus > Tattered Dreadmist Mask
    Necklace: Eternal Amulet of the Redeemed
    Shoulders: Darkcloth Shoulders > Tattered Dreadmist Mantle > Any
    Cloak: Cape of the Brotherhood > Glowing Thresher Cape > Any
    Chest: BG Crate = Silvermoons Robes [E] > Any
    Bracers: BG Crate > Mindthrust Bracers (ilvl23)
    Gloves: Greenweave Gloves > Enumerated Handwraps > Phoenix Gloves > Any BoE
    Belt: Enumerated Wrap > Slumbersilk Waistcord > Keller's Girdle
    Legs: BG Crate > Tattered Dreadmist Leggings
    Boots: BG Crate > Any
    Rings: BG Crate > Advisor's / Lorekeeper's Ring > Tumultuous Ring > Singet of the Third Fleet
    Trinkets: Returning / Defending Champion > Lacquered Carving > Discerning Eye of the Beast
    Weapon: BG Crate > The Blessed Hammer of Grace > Any
    Off Hand: BG Crate > Musty Tome of the Lost > Any


    Enchants
    Necklace: Mark of the Hidden Satyr / Mark of the Ancient Priestess (use both situationally)
    Shoulders: Greater Inscription of Charged Lodestone > Greater Inscription of Faith > Crane Wing Inscription
    Cloak: PvP Power
    Chest: Glorious Stats
    Bracers: +4 Stamina
    Gloves: Glove Reinforcements
    Legs: Powerful Ghostly Spellthread
    Boots: Boar's Speed
    Rings: Accord of Versatility
    Weapon: Major Spellpower
    Off Hand: Major Intellect
    Rogue - Assassination
    Assassination veterans are rare to see now adays, I think I've seen a total of one since the beginning of legion. Assassination rogues can have decent dot pressure. Poison and dots both proc ele force and satyr so it'd keep enemy healers on their toes. Assassination has all the same cc as the other two specs, but lacks a slow which makes outlaw the "better" spec.

    Stat Priority: Agility > Versatility > Crit > Haste
    Gear

    Helm: Master Engineer's Goggles > Stained Shadowcraft Cap > Any
    Necklace: Eternal Woven Ivy Necklace
    Shoulders: Cloaked Shoulderpads > Stained Shadowcraft Spaulders > Any
    Cloak: Parachute Cloak > Sporid Cape > Any
    Chest: BG Crate > Cinderstitch Tunic > Any
    Bracers: BG Crate > Wolf Bracers > Krom'gar Legionnaire's Leather Bracers
    Gloves: Gloves of the Fang > Sparkproof Gloves [E] > Forest Leather Gloves
    Belt: Dark Leather Belt > Vigorous Belt
    Legs: Boarhide Leggings [E] > BG Crate > Dark Leather Pants > Any
    Boots: BG Crate > Standard Issue Prisoner Boots > Krom'gar Sergeant's Hide Boots
    Rings: BG Crate > Tumultuous Ring > Admiral Taylor's Loyalty Ring
    Trinkets: Lacquered Carving > Defending / Returning Champion > Dusk Powder
    Weapon: BG Crate = Any epic > Darkwater Talwar


    Enchants
    Necklace: Mark of the Hidden Satyr
    Shoulders: Tiger Claw Inscription > Knothide Armor Kit
    Cloak: PvP Power
    Chest: Glorious Stats
    Bracers: +3 AP > +4 Stamina
    Gloves: Glove Reinforcements > Major Agility
    Legs: Shadowleather Leg Armor
    Boots: Assassin's Step
    Rings: Accord of Versatility
    Weapon: Elemental Force
    Rogue - Outlaw
    Outlaw is the most popular spec among 20 twinks, f2p and veterans alike. Outlaw has some of the highest burst damage output of any spec at level 20 with their free pistol shot procs. If you're lucky enough to get the proc (the proc chance is pretty damn high) you'll be able to build up to like 5 combo points within a few seconds then finish with a dispatch, this combo can sometimes totally oneshot levelers. Alongside this damage outlaw's pistol shot slows the target, so its quite hard to outkite an outlaw rogue if you're in rage of their pistol shot. Rogues are great for ambushing EFCs, ninjaing bases, etc. Rogues also have a good CC chain with sap, cheap shot, and kick.

    Stat Priority: Agility > Versatility > Crit > Haste
    Gear
    Helm: Master Engineer's Goggles > Stained Shadowcraft Cap > Any
    Necklace: Eternal Woven Ivy Necklace
    Shoulders: Cloaked Shoulderpads > Stained Shadowcraft Spaulders
    Cloak: Parachute Cloak > Sporid Cape > Any
    Chest: BG Crate > Cinderstitch Tunic > Any
    Bracers: BG Crate > Wolf Bracers > Krom'gar Legionnaire's Leather Bracers
    Gloves: Gloves of the Fang > Sparkproof Gloves [E] > Forest Leather Gloves
    Belt: Belt of the Fang > Dark Leather Belt > Any
    Legs: Boarhide Leggings [E] > BG Crate > Dark Leather Pants
    Boots: BG Crate > Standard Issue Prisoner Boots > Krom'gar Sergeant's Hide Boots
    Rings: BG Crate > Tumultuous Ring > Any
    Trinkets: Lacquered Carving > Defending / Returning Champion > Dusk Powder
    Weapon: BG Crate > Any epic > Darkwater Talwar
    Enchants

    Necklace: Mark of the Hidden Satyr
    Shoulders: Tiger Claw Inscription > Knothide Armor Kit
    Cloak: PvP Power
    Chest: Glorious Stats
    Bracers: +3 AP > +4 Stamina
    Gloves: Glove Reinforcements > Crusher
    Legs: Shadowleather Leg Armor
    Boots: Assassin's Step
    Rings: Accord of Versatility
    Weapon: Elemental Force
    Rogue - Subtlety
    Subtlety is barely every played at 20. Most if not all sub level to 29 because they're signature ability, shadowstep, is learned after level 20. Subtlety has no slow just like assassination so its easy to kite them if they're not 29.

    Stat Priority: Agility > Versatility > Crit > Haste
    Gear

    Helm: Master Engineer's Goggles > Stained Shadowcraft Cap > Any
    Necklace: Eternal Woven Ivy Necklace
    Shoulders: Cloaked Shoulderpads > Stained Shadowcraft Spaulders
    Cloak: Parachute Cloak > Sporid Cape > Any
    Chest: BG Crate > Cinderstitch Tunic > Any
    Bracers: BG Crate > Wolf Bracers > Krom'gar Legionnaire's Leather Bracers
    Gloves: Gloves of the Fang > Sparkproof Gloves [E] > Forest Leather Gloves
    Belt: Belt of the Fang > Dark Leather Belt > Any
    Legs: Boarhide Leggings [E] > BG Crate > Dark Leather Pants > Any
    Boots: BG Crate > Standard Issue Prisoner Boots > Krom'gar Sergeant's Hide Boots
    Rings: BG Crate > Tumultuous Ring > Any
    Trinkets: Lacquered Carving > Defending / Returning Champion > Dusk Powder
    Weapon: BG Crate = Any epic > Any


    Enchants
    Necklace: Mark of the Hidden Satyr
    Shoulders: Tiger Claw Inscription > Knothide Armor Kit
    Cloak: PvP Power
    Chest: Glorious Stats
    Bracers: +3 AP > +4 Stamina
    Gloves: Glove Reinforcements > Major Agility
    Legs: Shadowleather Leg Armor
    Boots: Assassin's Step
    Rings: Accord of Versatility
    Weapon: Elemental Force
    Shaman - Elemental
    Elemental is a solid mid to top tier dps. It has nice burst and like ferals can be timed with other twinks bursts to make for a nasty one shot. 20s don't get thundershock so you won't be knocking enemies a million miles off of LM or shooting them into the abyss that is the Eye of the Storm. For this reason alone most if not all elemental shamans go 29. Elemental is still good at 20, but it is overshadowed by restoration. Shamans in general are one of the most mobile classes in the bracket, only to fall short to druids imo because of dash.

    Stat Priority: Intellect > Versatility > Crit = Haste
    Gear

    Helm: Green Lens > Krom'gar General's Mesh Mask > Any
    Necklace: Eternal Amulet of the Redeemed
    Shoulders: Aged Pauldrons of The Five Thunders > Veiled Pauldrons
    Cloak: Cape of the Brotherhood > Any
    Chest: Slither-Scale Hauberk
    Bracers: BG Crate > Fire-Hardened Shackles
    Gloves: Slither-Scale Gauntlets
    Belt: Slither-Scale Cord
    Legs: Slither-Scale Britches
    Boots: Slither-Scale Boots
    Rings: BG Crate > Advisor's / Lorekeeper's Ring > Tumultuous Ring > Signet of the Third Fleet
    Trinkets: Returning / Defending Champion > Lacquered Carving > Discerning Eye of the Beast
    Weapon: BG Crate > Devout Aurastone Hammer > Any
    Off Hand: BG Crate > Flamescarred Draconian Deflector = Weathered Observer's Shield > Any


    Enchants
    Necklace: Mark of the Hidden Satyr
    Shoulders: Greater Inscription of Charged Lodestone > Crane Wing Inscription
    Cloak: PvP Power
    Chest: Glorious Stats
    Bracers: Stats > +3 Spellpower
    Gloves: Glove Reinforcements
    Legs: +1 Armor Kit
    Boots: Earthen Vitality
    Rings: Accord of Versatility
    Weapon: Major Spellpower


    Editors note: "Aurora is much more important for resto than ele. Resto doesnt really want crit. For ele you can pretty much very anything depending on what you prefer all secondaries are good options."

    Thank you to @Goesid for his Elemental information
    Shaman - Enhance
    Enhancement shaman does lackluster dps, but does have its utility, however, the utility is not far off from the other specs. Enhancement shaman is still a mobile spec, and has a purge. Shamans alongside rogues are the only classes in the whole bracket with a kick at level 20.

    Stat Priority: Agility > Versatility > Crit > Haste
    Gear
    Helm: Masters Engineer's Goggles > Feathered Headdress [E] > Krom'gar General's Mesh Mask > Any
    Necklace: Eternal Woven Ivy Necklace
    Shoulders: Mystical Pauldrons of Elements > Any
    Cloak: Parachute Cloak > Sporid Cape > Any
    Chest: BG Crate > Slither-Scale Hauberk > Any
    Bracers: BG Crate > Serra'kis Scale Wraps > Dark Lupine Wraps > Fire-Hardened Shackles
    Gloves: Gloves of the Fang > Sparkproof Gauntlets [E] > Deadly Serpentine Grips
    Belt: Slither-Scale Cord > Any
    Legs: Foreman's Leggings [E] > BG Crate > Dark Leather Pants > Any
    Boots: BG Crate > Slither-Scale Boots > Any
    Rings: BG Crate > Tumultuous Ring > Admiral Taylor's Loyalty Ring
    Trinkets: Lacquered Carving > Returning / Defending Champion > Dusk Powder
    Weapon: BG Crate = Any epic > Any


    Enchants
    Necklace: Mark of the Hidden Satyr
    Shoulders: Tiger Claw Inscription
    Cloak: PvP Power
    Chest: Glorious Stats
    Bracers: Stats
    Gloves: Glove Reinforcements > Major Agility
    Legs: Shadowleather Leg Armor
    Boots: Assassin's Step
    Rings: Accord of Versatility
    Weapon: Elemental Force


    Editor's Note: "I put slither as a filler bit any dungeon drop should work in those slots until unscaled fortified or bg blues can be acquired."

    Thank you to @Goesid for his Enhance information
    Shaman - Restoration
    Restoration shaman is a top tier healer and honestly might very well be a top tier dps. It has amazing heals and big damage to compliment it. It has totem utility, with earthbind being another aoe slow, and healing stream totem which is one of the few aoe healing abilities in the bracket. On top of all of this is has ghost wolf and a purge just as the other two shaman specs do.

    Stat Priority: Intellect > Versatility > Haste > Crit
    Gear

    Helm: Green Lens > Krom'gar General's Mesh Mask > Any
    Necklace: Eternal Amulet of the Redeemed
    Shoulders: Aged Pauldrons of The Five Thunders > Any
    Cloak: Cape of the Brotherhood > Any
    Chest: Slither-Scale Hauberk
    Bracers: BG Crate > Fire-Hardened Shackles
    Gloves: Slither-Scale Gauntlets
    Belt: Slither-Scale Cord
    Legs: Slither-Scale Britches
    Boots: Slither-Scale Boots
    Rings: BG Crate > Advisor's / Lorekeeper's Ring > Signet of the Third Fleet
    Trinkets: Returning / Defending Champion > Lacquered Carving > Discerning Eye of the Beast
    Weapon: BG Crate > The Blessed Hammer of Grace > Any
    Off Hand: BG Crate > Flamescarred Draconian Deflector = Weathered Observer's Shield > Any


    Enchants
    Necklace: Mark of the Hidden Satyr
    Shoulders: Greater Inscription of Charged Lodestone
    Cloak: PvP Power
    Chest: Enchant Chest - Glorious Stats
    Bracers: Enchant Bracers - Stats > +3 Spellpower
    Gloves: Glove Reinforcements
    Legs: +1 Armor Kit
    Boots: Earthen Vitality
    Rings: Accord of Versatility
    Weapon: Major Spellpower


    Editors note: Aurora is much more important for resto than ele. Resto doesnt really want crit. For ele you can pretty much very anything depending on what you prefer all secondaries are good options.

    Thank you to @Goesid for his Restoration information.
    Warlock - Affliction, Demonology, and Destruction
    Affliction warlocks can be somewhat compared to a balance druid, but are heavily overshadowed by moonkins. Affliction is good for spread dot pressure just as any dot spec is to maximize elemental force / hidden satyr enchants. This can give the enemy healers a bad time. Destruction can prove to be decently bursty, my personal favorite of the three specs, I would classify it as mid tier damage, just as feral and elemental shaman it would shine alongside other bursty twinks rather than solo queuing. Demonology is the black sheep spec of the class. I have a good time playing it but the damage is low to mid tier. All three warlock specs have great utility, though. They can fear and bring cookies to your bg group. Always invite a warlock to your pugs if you can help it the cookies are life savers ^_^

    Stat Priority Affliction: Intellect > Versatility > Haste > Crit
    Stat Priority Demonology: Intellect > Versatility > Crit = Haste?
    Stat Priority Destruction: Intellect > Versatility > Crit > Haste
    Gear

    Helm: Green Lens > Any
    Necklace: Eternal Amulet of the Redeemed
    Shoulders: Darkcloth Shoulders > Exquisite Sunderseer Mantle > Any
    Cloak: Cape of the Brotherhood
    Chest: BG Crate > Silvermoons Robes [E] > Any
    Bracers: BG Crate > Any
    Gloves: Greenweave Gloves > Enumerated Handwraps > Phoenix Gloves
    Belt: Enumerated Wrap > Slumbersilk Waistcord
    Legs: BG Crate > Tattered Dreadmist Leggings > Any
    Boots: BG Crate > Any
    Rings: BG Crate > Advisor's / Lorekeeper's Ring > Singet of the Third Fleet
    Trinkets: Returning / Defending Champion > Lacquered Carving > Discerning Eye of the Beast
    Weapon: BG Crate
    Off Hand: BG Crate
    Alternative: Foamspittle Staff [E] > Any


    Enchants
    Necklace: Mark of the Hidden Satyr
    Shoulders: Greater Inscription of Charged Lodestone > Greater Inscription of Faith > Crane Wing Inscription
    Cloak: PvP Power
    Chest: Glorious Stats
    Bracers: Stats > +3 Spellpower
    Gloves: Glove Reinforcements
    Legs: Powerful Ghostly Spellthread
    Boots: Boar's Speed
    Rings: Accord of Versatility
    Weapon: Major Spellpower
    Warrior - Arms
    Warriors are strong twinks mostly every bracket they step foot in, and 20-29 is no exception. Warriors have utility like charge to close gaps and slow enemies for your team, execute and victory rush for decent sustainability if you can get the kills, the most armor in the bracket, etc. However, at 20 all warrior specs miss out on their jump ability so if there's an enemy player than can bait your charge they can have a pretty easy time kiting you. Both f2p and veteran warriors are going to want to look into having speed potions on them at all times because of this. Arms works really well in pug vs pug bgs, be sure to focus on the same target as your fellow twinks because mortal strikes 15% healing debuff can really end the team fight in your favor.

    Stat Priority: Stamina => Strength > Versatility > Crit > Haste
    Gear

    Helm: Master Engineer's Goggles > Blackfathom Ascendant's Helm > Any
    Necklace: Eternal Talisman of Evasion
    Shoulders: Polished Spaulders of Valor > Any
    Cloak: Sporid Cape > Any
    Chest: BG Crate > Flameseared Carapiece
    Bracers: BG Crate > Collarspike Bracers
    Gloves: Gloves of the Greymane Wall
    Belt: Stalwart Belt > Any
    Legs: BG Crate > Polished Legplates of Valor
    Boots: BG Crate > Aku'mai Worshiper's Greatboots
    Rings: BG Crate > Deep Fathom Ring > Silverlaine's Family Seal > Any
    Trinkets: Returning / Defending Champion > Lacquered Carving > Inherited Talisman of Tyranny
    Weapon: BG Crate = Any epic


    Enchants
    Necklace: Mark of the Hidden Satyr
    Shoulders: Tiger Fang Inscription
    Cloak: Gift of Versatility
    Chest: Glorious Stats
    Bracers: Stats
    Gloves: Crusher
    Legs: Angerhide Armor Kit
    Boots:
    Boar's Speed
    Rings: Accord of Versatility
    Weapon: Crusader
    Warrior - Fury
    Fury warrior is quite fucking ridiculous right now, their burst damage output is through the roof they can easily one shot levelers and do some serious damage to other twinks whether they're veterans or 29s. Enrage proc is ridiculous. A good fury warrior that knows how to weapon swap can seriously put an end to you in seconds.

    Stat Priority: Stamina => Strength > Versatility > Haste > Crit
    Gear

    Helm: Master Engineer's Goggles > Blackfathom Ascendant's Helm > Any
    Necklace: Eternal Talisman of Evasion
    Shoulders: Strenghtened Stockade Pauldrons
    Cloak: Cape of the Brotherhood > Any
    Chest: BG Crate > Flameseared Carapace

    Bracers: BG Crate > Collarspike Bracers
    Gloves: Gloves of the Greymane Wall
    Belt: Stalwart Belt of the Aurora > Any
    Legs: Polished Legplates of Valor
    Boots: BG Crate > Aku'mai Worshiper's Greatboots
    Rings: BG Crate > Silverlaine's Family Seal > Deep Fathom Ring > Any
    Trinkets: Returning / Defending Champion > Lacquered Carving > Inherited Talisman of Tyranny
    Weapon: BG Crate > Any epic


    Enchants
    Necklace: Mark of the Hidden Satyr
    Shoulders: Tiger Fang Inscription
    Cloak: Gift of Versatility
    Chest: Glorious Stats
    Bracers: Stats
    Gloves: Crusher
    Legs: Angerhide Armor Kit
    Boots: Boar's Speed
    Rings: Accord of Versatility
    Weapon: Crusader
    Warrior - Protection
    I personally believe that warriors are the least effective of all the tank specs. They have no healing abilities so they provide no off heals. The only protection warrior twinks you'll ever see in the bracket is 29 protection warrior FCs, which were fun in Legion but I have yet to see a single protection FC since then so I am not even sure if they're viable anymore. Intervene is alright I guess. Protection warriors can still do fine in PvE instances and farming but are not as effective as the other tanks that can do a lot of it solo, you might need a group or need to queue on a protection warrior i'm not sure its one of the only specs I have yet to give a try myself as a veteran.

    Stat Priority: Stamina > Versatility > Strength > Crit > Haste
    Gear

    Helm: Master Engineer's Goggles
    Necklace: Eternal Talisman of Evasion
    Shoulders: Polished Spaulders of Valor
    Cloak: Sporid Cape
    Chest: BG Crate > Flameseared Carapace

    Bracers: BG Crate > Collarspike Bracers
    Gloves: Slither-Scale Gauntlets
    Belt: Gnomish Harm Prevention Belt
    Legs: BG Crate > Polished Legplates of Valor
    Boots: BG Crate > Aku'mai Worshiper's Greatboots
    Rings: BG Crate > Deep Fathom Ring = Silverlaine's Family Seal
    Trinkets: Returning / Defending Champion > Inherited Talisman of Tyranny > Lacquered Carving
    Weapon: Petrified Shinbone [E] > Darkwater Talwar

    Shield: BG Crate > Flamescarred Draconian Deflector = Weathered Observer's Shield

    Enchants
    Necklace: Mark of the Hidden Satyr => Mark of the Heavy Hide
    Shoulders: Ox Horn Inscription
    Cloak: Protection
    Chest: Glorious Stats
    Bracers: a
    Gloves: Glove Reinforcements
    Legs: Angerhide Leg Armor
    Boots: Earthen Vitality
    Rings: Accord of Versatility
    Weapon: Crusader
    Shield: Vitality
    Sources
    Information sources are littered throughout the entire thread, but since I can't thank the help enough here is a complete list of contributions made

    • Thank you to @necroaqua for letting me rip his 19 quick start guide, cool guy
    • Thank you to @Goesid for the shaman help
    • Thank you to @tence for the paladin help
    • Thank you to @Dcm for the monk help
    • Thank you to @Tollo for the mage help
    • Thank you to @DoByG for the druid help
    • Thank you to @Kórnikus20 for the feral druid help
    • Thank you to @Chainz for help with boot enchants for druids / shamans
    I can't find it in me to fetch all these links. Maybe one day I'll finish them, but for now, the guide is fine.
     
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    reserved just in case idk

    also like if you were going to send me a set and you haven't found the time to but theres some random set there dont worry send me it when you can I just put the random one there as a filler
     
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    Dcm idc

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    Very organized guide man, and great job
     
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    I have always loved go to gearing guides. Im not being a nay-sayer, I am genuinely curious ( I dig doing long math at theorycrafting ) what makes Vers the best stat for all specs of warrior?
     
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    vers is both a static damage increase and a damgae reduc and the way it scales makes it great for lower levels

    its the main secondary stat literally every spec prioritizes to my knowledge
     
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    Awesome, really good work and very useful for me!

    2 questions / suggestions :

    - Engineering goggles vs. Green Lens of Aurora vs. Spellpower extreme goggles. Aren't all 3 decent options for some classes? For Balance Druids for example? I see all three used by twinks in my bgs.

    - Does the rarity of BG crate weapons and armor matter? Like, is a green weapon just as powerful as a blue one when scaled in bgs?
     
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    yes the spell power goggles can be viable depending on your playstyle. I'm not done with the guide though I still have some stuff to add here and there so they'll probably make an appearance

    it depends on the piece. For example there is no difference between green and blue BG rings so if you get a green ring with bis stat roles its bis don't worry about farming out a blue version, but the other pieces will be off by a few stat values here and there. I'm pretty sure rings are the only pieces that are exactly the same but i'm not certain about that

    some of the gear pieces are pretty close though like a few stamina off just compare to what other pieces you can find
     
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    Bracers are also the same stat value for our level
     
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    Well done homie! :)
     
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    Green lens for most situations. Spellpower xtreme if enemy teams dps isnt on you for some reason or you got plenty of heals to keep you up. Master engi for FCing.

    Blue weapon is much better. Bracers and rings are equal. Rest are slightly better as blue.
     
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    i know even faster way to gear up as a veteran.

    1. Make allied race.
    2. Create heirlooms.
    3. You done.
     
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    grossly accurate
     
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    Dont forget Krom'gar shoulders and bracers for leather and mail casters looking to stack int. The shoulders have +8 int (one more than BoA + enchant) and the bracers are +8 int.
     
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    You wanna use minor speed instead of boar's speed on a druid/shaman when you're using cat, travel form and ghost wolf cus' boar's speed doesn't stack with those 3 forms.
     
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    This guide is for how to gear your char the first days you make it, not a bis guide.
     
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    You're acting like I'm telling him to put a super rare ilvl 28 blue in his guide. I'm just saying you gain nothing from boar's speed except in normal form. It has nothing to do with bis guide or not, but everything to do with either get minor speed or boar speed if u wanna be lazy or get both.

    "Green lens for most situations. Spellpower xtreme if enemy teams dps isnt on you for some reason or you got plenty of heals to keep you up. Master engi for FCing.

    Blue weapon is much better. Bracers and rings are equal. Rest are slightly better as blue."

    You're posting this and telling me I'm trying to make it out to be tryhard bis xddd
     
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    I just think it's a bit highbrow for the guide but Ohti will make the call, sure it's not the most complicated thing but it does involve getting multiple pairs of boots, it might be more important as a druid than a shaman but I wouldn't put it high on the list of things to do. But if you feel that strongly about it I will back off and trust you that it's an important part of gearing a druid.

    That was me answering someone whom from how I interpretated the question wanted to know what BiS was, it not a critique of the guide or any of the content within the guide.
     
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    A lot of people don't even seem to know boar's speed doesn't stack with forms and 10% might not seem much, but after a bit of kiting it'll add up more than the 3 sta u get from boar's. Also he put aurora BG pieces etc.. in the guide which is harder to get than 2 pair of fang/slither boots from WC. You said in the post I previously quoted that u should use green lens in most cases and the SP extreme head when u aren't getting focussed. How is that any different than what I'm saying? It both requires u to make 2 diff sets or right click it in ur bags to swap to the other pair.

    PS: he even put black widow band in the gear list so I definitely don't think my suggestion of 2 pair of boots is too much.
     
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    Sure, aurora pieces probably shouldnt be there, atleast not the blues.

     
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    This post is not a critic on a flaw of the guide concerning gear, but to point out a misconception about a specific spec of Paladin.

    I would like to point out a misconception concerning protection paladins. Although it's very true for a vet, or f2p paladin of any spec to combat a 29 twink with limited spells, and sub-par gear would have a bad time. I would argue that even a f2p prot paladin can in fact defeat vet rogues with double ele force and hidden satyr under the conditions that they don't panic when being ganked and have a cool head during the duel. A seasoned prot paladin is highly underappreciated and I would encourage for more people to try it and theory craft on it.

    The Rebout talent when used allows you to raise your block chance by 75% (going to 85% with the passive 10% when simply holding a shield) to negate roughly 1/3 of inc dps. Then with the Shield of the Righteous spell, you raise your armor up by roughly 180 armor points (last I was aware, might be different now) which also greatly reduces damage. The Talent lasts for roughly 10 seconds or until you use the shield of the righteous spell, and the spell lasts for about 4 seconds, but also you have three charges on it. So in conclusion you can negate roughly 1/3 of someones dps and possibly more so for a fair chunk of time. Giving you the 'tankiness' you need to cast off flash heal, and when needed, to chug a single mana potion to cast a few more times.
     
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