A Totally Different Mage in 10 Days
If you can remember, not even 3hrs after hit the Wrath of the Lich King level cap of 80, I was already thrown into the world of raiding again, and had already started picking new gear. Pretty much every 25 man raid I attended this last almost two weeks, I’ve picked up a new piece of gear. Now my Mage looks so different I could barely recognize her. Prior to hitting 80, she had only a few upgrades within the last 5 months. Now shes has gotten one or two every two to three days.
Here is a look at my Mage the day she hit 80. Only one piece of gear had been replaced, and all the stats had taken a big hit except Spell Power. Even that stat was now considered low. I went from Spell Hit capped, to only 9% Spell Hit. My Frostbolts went from a 2.02 second cast, to a 2.23 second cast. My Spell Critical Strike Rating dropped 10%.
10 days later, I’ve replaced all but 2 pieces of gear. First stat I concentrated on was Spell Hit, which I am now 99% by myself. Being in a group with a Draenei will put me at the Hit cap, but I carry Hit Rating food just in case there isn’t a Draenei, Shadow Priest and Moonkin in the Raid. I haven’t had the need to use it yet, but it helps to be prepared. My Spell Power also jumped 400 points, and my Spell Critical Strike went up almost 5%. I’ve been neglecting Haste, and I won’t start gearing and gemming for it until my Spell Critical Strike is at least 25% self buffed.
Usually if a vendor received this many epics in such a short time, he would have alerted the WoW Police, cause this guy is getting hacked! This was the painful to do, but it had to be done. I am usually a pack rat when it comes to gears and trinkets, but my bag and bank space were at an all time low. I still kept all my tier gear, but got rid of some others. Plus I was getting super broke with gemming and enchanting all my new gear.
Now my Mage has all these new toys to play with. There was originally a single post for each day I got new gear, but you would have been bored of me by then. Here is a list of them from head (well no new helm yet) to toe:
- [Necklace of Taldaram]
- [Mantle of Deceit]
- [Cape of Seething Stream]
- [The Sanctum's Flowing Vestments]
- [Plush Sash of Guzbah]
- [Valorous Frostfire Gloves]
- [Ring of the Traitor King]
- [Voodoo Signet]
- [Mercurial Alchemist Stone]
- [Sundial of the Exaulted]
- [Staff of Restraint]
- [Plague Igniter]
- [Leggings of the Wanton Spellcaster]
- [Cleric's Linen Shoes]
I went from “Not ready for Naxxramas” to “Ready for Ulduar Raid” according to WoW Heroes. Ulduar will be the next raiding instance to be added in a future update, and is located where Halls of Stone and Halls of Lightning is. The new instance will delve deeper into the Titan’s lore.