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EU+US Veteran's Legion Gear Prep Guide

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  1. Original

    Original 100% GCD Hacker

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    Thanks to the help of @Kirise , this is the veteran 20 guide.
    Note: A lot of the bis gear is now Warforged legion invasion gear. This gear has a 20-30% drop chance 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 level 25 other than heirlooms no longer scale to 25.
    • 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.


    Cloth:

    Head: Gnomish Mind Control Cap (ilvl 47)
    Neck: Problem Solving Pendant (ilvl 80)
    Shoulders: Fel-Infused Spaulders (Warforged, ilvl 35). Faerie Mantle (ilvl 32, Alliance only) / Magician's Mantle / Darkcloth Shoulders / Tattered Dreadmist Mantle / Exquisite Sunderseer Mantle / Fel-Infused Spaulders (ilvl 25)
    Back: Parachute Cloak (ilvl 45)
    Chest: Fel-Infused Hauberk (Warforged, ilvl35). Je'neu's Robes (Horde only) / Robe of Kelris (Alliance only) / Auxiliary's Robe (Rare) (ilvl 28)
    Wrist: Fel-Infused Bracers (Warforged, ilvl 35). Auxiliary's Cuffs (Rare, ilvl 28)
    Hands: Fel-Infused Grips (Warforged, ilvl 35). Phoenix Gloves / Greenweave Gloves / Fel-Infused Grips (ilvl 25)
    Waist: Fel-Infused Cinch (Warforged, ilvl 35). Enumerated Belt / Ghamoo-Ra's Bind / Girdle of Nobility / Sanguine Belt / Fel-Infused Cinch (ilvl 25)
    Legs: Fel-Infused Leggings (Warforged, ilvl 35) / Haliscan Pantaloons / Tuxedo Pants (ilvl 35)
    Feet: Gnomish Rocket Boots / Goblin Rocket Boots (ilvl 45)
    Rings: The Rock (ilvl 60)
    Trinkets: Hook of the Master Angler (ilvl 65)
    Weapon (Mage/Warlock/Priest): MH = Inquisitor's Wand (Warforged, ilvl 35). Inquisitor's Wand / Dusk Wand / Burning Wand (ilvl 25)
    Wands provide 5% extra stats, making them BiS.
    OH = Stratholme Lily (ilvl 70)


    Leather:

    Head: Any headpiece sold by Griftah (ilvl 100, rogue only), Felshroud Hood (Warforged, ilvl 35). Rifle Commander's Eyepatch (ilvl 30, Alliance only). Preened Tribal War Feathers / Stained Shadowcraft Cap / Felshroud Hood (ilvl 25)
    Neck: Problem Solving Pendant (ilvl 80)
    Shoulders: Felshroud Shoulders (Warforged, ilvl 35). Forest Leather Mantle / Prospector's Pads / Cloaked Shoulderpads / Stained Shadowcraft Spaulders / Exceptional Stormshroud Mantle / Lasting Feralheart Spaulders / Preened Ironfeather Shoulders / Felshroud Shoulders (ilvl 25)
    Back: Parachute Cloak (ilvl 45)
    Chest: Felshroud Vest (Warforged, ilvl 35). Rookie's Tunic (Rare, ilvl 28)
    Wrist: Felshroud Bindings (Warforged, ilvl 35). Rookie's Bindings (Rare, ilvl 28)
    Hands: Felshroud Gloves (Warforged, ilvl 35). Felshroud Gloves / Naga Battle Gloves / Forest Leather Gloves (ilvl 25)
    Waist: Gnomish Harm Prevention Belt (ilvl 43)
    Legs: Felshroud Pants (Warforged, ilvl 35). Blackfathom Leggings (Horde only) / Blackfathom Leggings (Alliance only) / Rookie's Bindings (Rare, ilvl 28)
    Feet: Felshroud Boots (Warforged, ilvl 35). Rookie's Boots (Rare, ilvl 28)
    Rings: The Rock (ilvl 60)
    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): 2H = Fel Barbed Spear (Warforged, ilvl 35). 2H = Recruit's Staff (Rare, ilvl 28)
    Weapon (Balance/Restoration): MH = Corrupted Argus Gavel (Warforged, ilvl 35). Recruit's Hammer (Rare, ilvl 28), OH = Stratholme Lily (ilvl 70)
    Monk
    Weapon (Brewmaster): 2H = Recruit's Staff (Rare, ilvl 28)
    Weapon (Windwalker): MH = Brushwood Blade (Speed 3.0, Alliance only). For Horde: Sinister Scimitar (Speed 2.9), OH = Eredar Splitter (Warforged, ilvl 35). Recruit's Cleaver (Rare, ilvl 28)
    Weapon (Mistweaver): MH = Corrupted Argus Gavel (Warforged, ilvl 35). Recruit's Hammer (Rare, ilvl 28), OH Stratholme Lily (ilvl 70)
    Rogue
    Weapon (Outlaw): MH = Brushwood Blade (Speed 3.0, Alliance only). For Horde: Sinister Scimitar (Speed 2.9), OH = Eredar Splitter (Warforged, ilvl 35). Recruit's Quickblade (Rare, ilvl 28)
    Weapon (Subtlety/Assassination): MH = Jagged Wing Slasher (Speed 2.6), OH = Wyrmtongue Spiteblade (Warforged, ilvl 35). Recruit's Dirk (Rare, ilvl 28)


    Mail:

    Head: Goblin Mining Helmet (ilvl 41)
    Neck: Problem Solving Pendant (ilvl 80)
    Shoulders: Fel-Chain Spaulders (Warforged, ilvl 35). Champion Herod's Shoulder / Prized Beastmaster's Mantle / Aged Pauldrons of The Five Thunders / Mystical Pauldrons of Elements / Fel-Chain Spaulders / Azure Shoulderguards / Silvered Bronze Shoulders (ilvl 25)
    Back: Parachute Cloak (ilvl 45)
    Chest: Fel-Chain Hauberk (Warforged, ilvl 35). Greenhorn's Armor (Rare, ilvl 28)
    Wrist: Fel-Chain Bracers (Warforged, ilvl 35). Greenhorn's Armbands (Rare, ilvl 28)
    Hands: Fel-Chain Grips (Warforged, ilvl 35). Fletcher's Gloves / Deadly Serpentine Grips / Fortified Gauntlets / Fel-Chain Grips (ilvl 25)
    Waist: Fel-Chain Cinch (Warforged, ilvl 35). Earthbound Girdle / Chain Belt / Spiked Chain Belt / Algae-Twined Waistcord / Fel-Chain Cinch (ilvl 25)
    Legs: Fel-Chain Leggings (Warforged, ilvl 35). Greenhorn's Leggings (Rare, ilvl 28)
    Feet: Fel-Chain Boots (Warforged, ilvl 35). Greenhorn's Footguards (Rare, ilvl 28)
    Rings: The Rock (ilvl 60)
    Trinkets: Hook of the Master Angler (ilvl 65)
    ****Weapon Speed takes precedence over ilvl for melee and ranged melee****
    Hunter
    Weapon (Survival): 2H = Recruit's Staff (Rare, ilvl 28)
    Weapon (Beast Mastery/Marksmanship): Hellfury Longbow (Speed 3.0, Warforged, ilvl35). Recruit's Rifle (Speed 3.0, Rare, ilvl 28)
    Shaman
    Weapon (Elemental/Restoration): MH = Corrupted Argus Gavel (Warforged, ilvl 35). Recruit's Hammer (Rare, ilvl 28), 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 (Enhancement): MH = Venerable Mass of McGowan (Speed 2.8),
    OH = Eredar Splitter (Warforged, ilvl 35). Recruit's Cleaver (Rare, ilvl 28)


    Plate:

    Head: Felforged Helmet (Warforged, ilvl 35). Pristine Lightforge Helm / Polished Helm of Valor / Burnished Helm of Might / Felforged Helmet (ilvl 25)
    Neck: Problem Solving Pendant (ilvl 80)
    Shoulders: Felforged Pauldrons (Warforged, ilvl 35). Polished Spaulders of Valor / Burnished Pauldrons of Might / Pristine Lightforge Spaulders / Strengthened Stockade Pauldrons / Felforged Pauldrons (ilvl 25)
    Back: Parachute Cloak (ilvl 45)
    Chest: Felforged Chestplate (Warforged, ilvl 35). Front-Line Breastplate (Rare, ilvl 28)
    Wrist: Felforged Vambraces (Warforged, ilvl 35). Front-Line Armplates (Rare, ilvl 28)
    Hands: Felforged Gauntlets (Warforged, ilvl 35). Skeletal Gauntlets / Algae Fists / Felforged Gauntlets (ilvl 25)
    Waist: Felforged Waistplate (Warforged, ilvl 35). Brightplate Girdle (ilvl 32, Alliance only), Stalwart Belt / Felforged Waistplate (ilvl 25)
    Legs: Felforged Legplates (Warforged, ilvl 35). Plates of Aku'mai (Horde only) / Thaelrid's Greaves (Alliance only) / strongbox (ilvl 28)
    Feet: Felforged Warboots (Warforged, ilvl 35). Front-Line Warboots (Rare, ilvl 28)
    Rings: The Rock (ilvl 60)
    Trinkets: Hook of the Master Angler (ilvl 65)
    ****Weapon Speed takes precedence over ilvl for melee and ranged melee****
    Warrior
    Weapon (Arms): 2H = Emil's Brand (ALLIANCE ONLY, ilvl 32), Recruits Decapitator (Rare, ilvl 28)
    Weapon (Fury): 2H = Emil's Brand (ALLIANCE ONLY, ilvl 32), Recruits Decapitator (Rare, ilvl 28), OH = 2H = Recruits Decapitator (Rare, ilvl 28)
    Weapon (Protection): MH = Brushwood Blade (Speed 3.0, Alliance only). For Horde: Sinister Scimitar (Speed 2.9), 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 = Emil's Brand (ALLIANCE ONLY, ilvl 32), Recruits Decapitator (Rare, ilvl 28)
    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.
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2017
  2. DeLindsay

    DeLindsay 10s4Lyf Moderator

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    Sweet Guide!
     
  3. Rhaellia

    Rhaellia Has Been

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    I would argue both prot paladins as well as holy paladins should be using the SFK class quest weapon mace, it's speed is 3:30. I think the crate one is just too fast for holy. You're losing damage for a minor stat increase. If you plan to do any DPS as a holy paladin I would seriously consider other weapons.

    The damage bonus far outweighs the minor stat bonus imo.
     
  4. OP
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    Good catch.
     
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    Solid guide 10/10 :^)
     
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    Nice work thank you
     
  7. OP
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    Updated with the introduction of warforged invasion gear.
     
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    Idiot Vitor Belfort '97 hand speed

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    Awesome guide man. I feel like a few things are missing, though.
     
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    Idiot Vitor Belfort '97 hand speed

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    Oh, I'm in the wrong section. Awkward.
     
  10. Dragpz

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    Awesome guide, it's cool that you're updating it. Though I hate this warforged gear, 5 warforged out of 14 and 0 boosted ilvl grrr
     
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    Well written and informative guide.

    8.7/10 for substance.

    0/10 for information regarding endgame boosts and botting.
     
  12. Trialmop

    Trialmop Arena Ladder Coordinator Coordinator

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    I must agree.
     
  13. Tinorn

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    Is there any reason why Goblin Mining Hat wouldn't also be BiS for plate users? Or why Lucky Fishing Hat isn't considered Better than the ilvl 25 helms? I also think items like Net-o-Matic might be worthy of placement, though they are not strictly BiS.

    *I did not see the 5% bonus to using your best armor type.
     
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  14. Dragpz

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    Goblin Mining Hat is mail, not plate. Items that are not your appropriate armor type will not count towards calculation (at least for me it didn't) E.G. I have Tuxedo Pants on both my Rogue and Priest, but lose stats on my rogue for wearing it (You should have about 5.7k HP with all slots properly in instanced PVP, if you are below that, you have lost stats. Net/Gnomish Death Ray are good if you do not have AGM or Hook. The stats gained from ilvl are nearly negligible, and do not outweigh wearing things that are not your appropriate armor type. Despite how long this info has been known, I still see people wearing Mist-Piercing Goggles sitting at 5k hp, FailFish.
     
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    I see, Thanks. So Lucky Fishing Hat would only be a decent choice for Cloth-Wearers? I've also noticed that switching trinkets between Haste and Stamina ones don't actually change my stats at all. Are trinket stats not factored in BGs? Similar with switching between ilvl 25 heirlooms and legion gear. Nothing changes.
     
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    You get a pre-loaded stat sheet in instanced pvp. Trinkets dont give stats, but still factor into stat calculation. LFH is a good choice for F2P cloth wearers, yes. Heirloom gear and Legion gear are the same ilvl (assuming the Legion gear isn't Warforged or Titanforged), so there are no stat differences.
     
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    Amazing work here! Gonna go ahead and sticky this*
     
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    *****BREAKING NEWS******

    I have three level 29 disc priests one has ilevel 38 one has ilevel45 one has ilevel 50

    the difference between the 3?

    3 points of spellpower, 0.18% crit and 92 health.

    #truestory

    But keep obsessing on gear, because you will anyway. In your sleep. Forever.
     
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    Those who don't cannot truly call themselves twinks.
     
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    There are two ilvl25 wands for casters available from a vendor in SW/Org. One of them is called dusk wand. I forgot the other one. Charred razormane wand shouldn't be on the list. There is also ilvl 30 warforged invasion gear, but I doubt anyone cares whether that's listed or not.
     

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