(WIP) 59s & You - A Bracket Primer

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    Hopefully, this guide will server as a good primer for the 59 bracket. This guide is a work in progress and will change as time goes on. If you think there is a topic that warrants its own section or see a mistake, please let me know. This is an iterative process. This guide covers all phases - I will not make the distinction between them. That's up to you.

    Topics I plan to cover

    Dungeons
    Dungeon Set 1
    Dungeon Set 2
    PvP Ranks and R11
    Zul'Gurub - Reputation / Rewards
    Molten Core
    Reputation
    Things to Do Before 58
    Things to Do After 58

    Note that I only plan to do a brief overview of each topic. This guide is meant to put all the pertinent information in one spot - not to go into detail about every little item / interaction / strategy. and for this reason, I plan on avoiding comparing individual pieces of gear for each class for the sake of brevity.

    Updates -
    12/13 - Initial Post + Dungeon Set 1 / Dungeon Set 2 / Molten Core / Zul'Gurub
    12/23 - Things to Do Before 58
    1/13 - Relevant BoEs - Added initial thoughts of PvP pre 59

    Decided I'm not gonna go through and list reputation rewards
     
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    Dungeon Set 1

    Completing your class's dungeon set will be a goal that practically every 59 will share. It is a solid starting point for your twink, and it is a prerequisite for the powerful Dungeon Set 2 gear. Since completion of Dungeon Set 2 requires level 58 + a full Dungeon Set 1, it is highly recommended to acquire this gear before level 58.

    DRUID - https://classic.wowhead.com/item-set=185/wildheart-raiment

    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16716/wildheart-belt (Scholo - Zone Drop)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16715/wildheart-boots (LBRS - Mother Smolderweb)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16714/wildheart-bracers (Strat - Zone Drop)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16720/wildheart-cowl (Scholo - Darkmaster Gandling)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16706/wildheart-vest (UBRS - General Drakkisath)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16718/wildheart-spaulders (LBRS - Gizrul the Slavener)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16719/wildheart-kilt (Strat - Baron Rivendare)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16717/wildheart-gloves (BRS - Zone Drop)

    HUNTER - https://classic.wowhead.com/item-set=186/beaststalker-armor

    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16680/beaststalkers-belt (BRS - Zone Drop)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16675/beaststalkers-boots (Strat - Nerub’enkan)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16681/beaststalkers-bindings (Strat - Zone Drop)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16677/beaststalkers-cap (Scholo - Darkmaster Gandling)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16674/beaststalkers-tunic (UBRS - General Drakkisath)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16678/beaststalkers-pants (Strat - Baron Rivendare)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16679/beaststalkers-mantle (LBRS - Overlord Wyrmthalak)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16676/beaststalkers-gloves (LBRS - War Master Voone)

    MAGE - https://classic.wowhead.com/item-set=181/magisters-regalia

    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16685/magisters-belt (Strat - Zone Drop)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16683/magisters-bindings (BRS - Zone Drop)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16686/magisters-crown (Scholo - Darkmaster Gandling)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16684/magisters-gloves (Scholo - Zone Drop)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16687/magisters-leggings (Strat - Baron Rivendare)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16689/magisters-mantle (Scholo - Ras Frostwhisper)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16688/magisters-robes (UBRS - General Drakkisath)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16682/magisters-boots (Strat - Postmaster Malown)

    PALADIN - https://classic.wowhead.com/item-set=188/lightforge-armor

    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16723/lightforge-belt (Strat - Zone Drop)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16725/lightforge-boots (Strat - Balnazzar)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16722/lightforge-bracers (Scholo - Zone Drop)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16726/lightforge-breastplate (UBRS - General Drakkisath)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16724/lightforge-gauntlets (BRD - Emperor Thaurissan)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16728/lightforge-legplates (Strat - Baron Rivendare)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16729/lightforge-spaulders (UBRS - The Beast)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16727/lightforge-helm (Scholo - Darkmaster Gandling)


    PRIEST - https://classic.wowhead.com/item-set=182/vestments-of-the-devout

    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16696/devout-belt (BRS - Zone Drop)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16691/devout-sandals (Strat - Maleki the Pallid)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16697/devout-bracers (Strat - Zone Drop)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16693/devout-crown (Scholo - Darkmaster Gandling)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16692/devout-gloves (Strat - Archivist Galford)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16695/devout-mantle (UBRS - Solakar Flamewreath)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16694/devout-skirt (Strat - Baron Rivendare)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16690/devout-robe (UBRS - General Drakkisath)

    ROGUE - https://classic.wowhead.com/item-set=184/shadowcraft-armor

    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16713/shadowcraft-belt (BRS - Zone Drop)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16711/shadowcraft-boots (Scholo - Rattlegore)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16710/shadowcraft-bracers (Scholo - Zone Drop)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16721/shadowcraft-tunic (UBRS - General Drakkisath)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16708/shadowcraft-spaulders (Strat - Cannon Master Willey)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16709/shadowcraft-pants (Strat - Baron Rivendare)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16712/shadowcraft-gloves (LBRS - Shadow Hunter Vosh'gajin)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16707/shadowcraft-cap (Scholo - Darkmaster Gandling)

    SHAMAN - https://classic.wowhead.com/item-set=187/the-elements

    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16673/cord-of-elements (BRS - Zone Drop)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16670/boots-of-elements (UBRS - Urok Doomhowl)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16671/bindings-of-elements (Strat - Zone Drop)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16667/coif-of-elements (Scholo - Darkmaster Gandling)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16672/gauntlets-of-elements (UBRS - Pyroguard Emberseer)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16668/kilt-of-elements (Strat - Baron Rivendare)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16669/pauldrons-of-elements (UBRS - Gyth)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16666/vest-of-elements (UBRS - General Drakkisath)

    WARLOCK - https://classic.wowhead.com/item-set=183/dreadmist-raiment

    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16702/dreadmist-belt (Strat - Zone Drop)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16703/dreadmist-bracers (BRS - Zone Drop)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16699/dreadmist-leggings (Strat - Baron Rivendare)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16701/dreadmist-mantle (Scholo - Jandice Barov)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16700/dreadmist-robe (UBRS - General Drakkisath)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16704/dreadmist-sandals (Strat - Baroness Anastari)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16698/dreadmist-mask (Scholo - Darkmaster Gandling)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16705/dreadmist-wraps (Scholo - Zone Drop)

    WARRIOR - https://classic.wowhead.com/item-set=189/battlegear-of-valor

    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16736/belt-of-valor (LBRS - Highlord Omokk)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16734/boots-of-valor (Scholo - Kirtonos the Herald)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16735/bracers-of-valor (BRS - Zone Drop)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16730/breastplate-of-valor (UBRS - General Drakkisath)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16737/gauntlets-of-valor (Strat - Ramstein the Gorger)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16731/helm-of-valor (Scholo - Darkmaster Gandling)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16732/legplates-of-valor (Strat - Baron Rivendare)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16733/spaulders-of-valor (UBRS - Warchief Rend Blackhand)

    Dungeon Set 2

    Completing Dungeon Set 2 will be the ultimate end game for many 59s. It is of comparable power to Molten Core gear, and, depending on itemization, provides potentially 6+ BiS for many classes. Acquiring this set will be a feat and will require multiple 60s to do.

    DRUID - https://classic.wowhead.com/item-set=513/feralheart-raiment
    HUNTER - https://classic.wowhead.com/item-set=515/beastmaster-armor
    MAGE - https://classic.wowhead.com/item-set=517/sorcerers-regalia
    PALADIN - https://classic.wowhead.com/item-set=516/soulforge-armor
    PRIEST - https://classic.wowhead.com/item-set=514/vestments-of-the-virtuous
    ROGUE - https://classic.wowhead.com/item-set=512/darkmantle-armor
    SHAMAN - https://classic.wowhead.com/item-set=519/the-five-thunders
    WARLOCK - https://classic.wowhead.com/item-set=518/deathmist-raiment
    WARRIOR - https://classic.wowhead.com/item-set=511/battlegear-of-heroism

    https://classic.wowhead.com/guides/dungeon-set-2-quest-walkthrough-classic-wow

    Molten Core

    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=18875/salamander-scale-pants
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=17074/shadowstrike
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=18861/flamewaker-legplates
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=17077/crimson-shocker
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=18870/helm-of-the-lifegiver
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=18872/manastorm-leggings

    Zul'Gurub - Reputation / Rewards

    Requiring level 58 to enter, Zul'Gurub is a huge point of interest for anyone who really wants to take it to the next level. While all the actual gear drops in the zone require level 60, the quests and reputation do not. Gaining reputation with the Zandalari will unlock a host of powerful sets - each with a fairly unique amulet for each class at exalted. Accomplishing this on a 59 will require a dedicated group or tons of gold (probably both).
    - Icy-Veins https://www.icy-veins.com/wow-classic/zandalar-tribe-reputation-farming-guide
    Note that even though the class trinkets will be obtainable, they will require level 60 to use.

    ZG Sets + Necklace

    DRUID - https://classic.wowhead.com/item-set=479/haruspexs-garb + https://classic.wowhead.com/item=19613/pristine-enchanted-south-seas-kelp
    HUNTER - https://classic.wowhead.com/item-set=477/predators-armor + https://classic.wowhead.com/item=19621
    MAGE - https://classic.wowhead.com/item-set=482/illusionists-attire + https://classic.wowhead.com/item=19601/jewel-of-kajaro
    PALADIN - https://classic.wowhead.com/item-set=475/freethinkers-armor + https://classic.wowhead.com/item=19588/heros-brand
    PRIEST - https://classic.wowhead.com/item-set=480/confessors-raiment + https://classic.wowhead.com/item=19594/the-all-seeing-eye-of-zuldazar
    ROGUE - https://classic.wowhead.com/item-set=478/madcaps-outfit + https://classic.wowhead.com/item=19617/zandalarian-shadow-mastery-talisman
    SHAMAN - https://classic.wowhead.com/item-set=476/augurs-regalia + https://classic.wowhead.com/item=19609/unmarred-vision-of-voodress
    WARLOCK - https://classic.wowhead.com/item-set=481/demoniacs-threads + https://classic.wowhead.com/item=19605/kezans-unstoppable-taint
    WARRIOR - https://classic.wowhead.com/item-set=474/vindicators-battlegear + https://classic.wowhead.com/item=19577/rage-of-mugamba

    Hakkar

    Just like Onyxia, Hakker drops a single quest item on death -https://classic.wowhead.com/item=19802/heart-of-hakkar which rewards the player with either

    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=19948/zandalarian-hero-badge
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=19950/zandalarian-hero-charm
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=19949/zandalarian-hero-medallion

    Reputation Rewards

    Revered + 1x https://classic.wowhead.com/item=19858/zandalar-honor-token

    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=20080/sheen-of-zanza
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=20079/spirit-of-zanza
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=20081/swiftness-of-zanza

    Exalted + 15x https://classic.wowhead.com/item=19858/zandalar-honor-token

    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=20077/zandalar-signet-of-might
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=20076/zandalar-signet-of-mojo
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=20078/zandalar-signet-of-serenity

    While obtainable, ZG arcanums require a level of 60 to use.

    Relevant BoEs

    Weapons

    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=12784/arcanite-reaper
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=20698/elemental-attuned-blade
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=2243/hand-of-edward-the-odd
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=12783/heartseeker
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=2244/krol-blade
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=22384/persuader
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=2100/precisely-calibrated-boomstick
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=22383/sageblade

    Armor

    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=18405/belt-of-the-archmage
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=18509/chromatic-cloak
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=14554/cloudkeeper-legplates
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=14146/gloves-of-spell-mastery
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=18510/hide-of-the-wild
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=12640/lionheart-helm
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=2246/myrmidons-signet
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=14553/sash-of-mercy
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=1168/skullflame-shield
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=12639/stronghold-gauntlets
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=22385/titanic-leggings

    Before 58

    Exploration


    Exploration is an often overlooked aspect of twinking. Before hitting 58, you will want to have explored every single zone you ever plan on going to. The XP thresholds for this bracket are really tight, so make sure to do this! The following zones are notable because of their relevance to the Dungeon Set 2 questline.

    Burnning Steppes
    Dustwallow Marsh
    Eastern Plaguelands
    Silithus
    Tanaris
    Winterspring

    Personally, I would just bite the bullet and explore every zone.

    Quests

    Classic has a plethora of unique quest rewards that all do something that you can't really find anywhere else. While most of the rewards are niche, they still are valuable additions to any twinks toolkit.

    Engineering Specialization - https://classic.wowhead.com/quest=3643/show-your-work / https://classic.wowhead.com/quest=3639/show-your-work

    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=19024/arena-grand-master - https://classic.wowhead.com/quest=7908/arena-master (First turn in only)
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=14023/barov-peasant-caller - https://classic.wowhead.com/quest=5342/the-last-barov / https://classic.wowhead.com/quest=5344/the-last-barov
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=11122/carrot-on-a-stick - https://classic.wowhead.com/quest=2770/gahzrilla
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=11905/linkens-boomerang - https://classic.wowhead.com/quest=3962/its-dangerous-to-go-alone
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=19141/luffa - https://classic.wowhead.com/quest=7727/incendosaurs-whateverosaur-is-more-like-it
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=17774/mark-of-the-chosen - https://classic.wowhead.com/quest=7067/the-pariahs-instructions
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=2820/nifty-stopwatch - https://classic.wowhead.com/quest=778/this-is-going-to-be-hard
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=4984/skull-of-impending-doom - https://classic.wowhead.com/quest=737/forbidden-knowledge

    https://classic.wowhead.com/guides/unique-quest-rewards-classic-wow

    Reputation

    https://classic.wowhead.com/guides/wow-classic-neutral-faction-and-reputation-overview

    PvP

    At rank 11, you gain the ability to purchase PvP mounts. This is significant because this is one of the only ways to get a 100% mount before level 60. That being said, it is a huge grind.

    You can get started as early as you want, but lower levels receive less honor and have a harder time gaining ranking points each week.

    AV is essentially off limits to most 59s because of the small bits of XP you get every match, but you can get started as early as 51.
    This is when you currently have the advantage over a 'finished' 59. You can do AV.

    This process will probably take over 2 months of spamming AV daily so I can't really recommend it.

     
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    I just found this post and wanted to say thank you for it <3.
     
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