Lath and I PVP very little (I’m sure this comes as no surprise if you frequently read our posts!). I’ve been known to do an Alterac Valley late at night as Discipline but that’s pretty much it.
Lath has been very brave and taken up Arena in her spare time and does 2v2 side by side with her RL partner, Mardinas, as well as a bit of 3v3 and 5v5. But she’s got a bit of a problem – 0 resilience.
We (Lathere, Mardinas and I) got to chatting and I mentioned that I had a couple pieces of PVP stuff in the bank. You know, VoA drops that were going to be disenchanted anyway. Mardinas, a PVPer, was suitably impressed when I dug up out of the depths of my bank three pieces: Furious Gladiator’s Mooncloth Gloves, Furious Gladiator’s Mooncloth Leggings and Deadly Gladiator’s Cloak of Dominance. No enchants, no gems, nothing, since I’d dumped them in my bank to clear out my bags after a raid.
It turns out that you can just buy a bunch of PVP gear with Emblems so (after checking out, and approving, how the whole set actually looks) Lath took me shopping and we bought Hateful Gladiator’s Satin Hood, Hateful Gladiator’s Satin Mantle, Hateful Gladiator’s Satin Robe with some Emblems of Valor.
There was a small hiccup when I realised there was a choice – 2 sets of cloth gear (Satin or Mooncloth), essentially forcing you to choose between +Crit or +Spirit. Now in my mind +Crit is definitely the better of the two for Discipline in PVP or PVE. Yet we armory’ed a bunch of priests on our server and some had picked the Mooncloth, some had picked the Satin and most had a mixture of the two. Perhaps these folks were like me and were using items they’d won by chance in a VoA run? Or is, say, the Mooncloth shoulders significantly better in some way to the Satin shoulders? I feel like I’m missing out on something here.
I’m slightly disturbed by the ease at which I’d acquired a full Hateful/Deadly/Furious PVP set since I’m told you usually have to do well in Arenas to qualify for some of it. But I’m also happy that I found something to spend my Emblems of Valor on. It’s very nice not having to compare my raiding epics with PVP starting gear to try and find a balance of defensive stats without shedding too much spellpower.
Anyway, with gems and enchants these are my PVP stats (self buffed with Inner Fire/Fort):
- Spell Power: 2253
- Resilience: 489
- Health: 20,800
- Crit: 513 (20.18%)
- Haste: 108 (3.29%)
- Spell Penetration: 0
- Hit: 68
I’m focusing on Resilience and, to a lesser degree, Stamina with gems because I think that’s where I’m lacking at the moment. Perhaps some readers with PVP knowledge can point me in the right direction for a Discipline Priest at my level?
PS. did a Wintergrasp with a couple friends this morning and it was actually quite fun!
PPS. do you think if I do all my dailies in my PVP gear people will be less likely to attack me?