HoTs and DoTs: A Restoration Druid and Shadow Priest

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Gear Upgrade Flowchart (Cataclysm Style)

The answer to any gear dilemma is simple: Reforge!

But I Can’t Use a Sword?

What do the Torch of Holy Fire and Guiding Star have in common? Mp5. Even Shadowpriest.com classify it as a “healing” weapon. Mp5 has no damage-increasing value to a Shadow Priest. We have scads of mana regenerating abilities, passive and active, at our disposal. Trust me, we don’t need Mp5. So guess what the new Shadow Priest best-in-slot weapon is from Icecrown Citadel?

Patch 3.3 Resto Druid Gear Guide
For the 25 Man Raider

This gear guide is a follow up from my Patch 3.3 Gear Guide for the Casual/10 Man Raider. The guide is focused on raiders who have access to 25 man content through their guild. I’ve included 5-6 options for each slot to ensure that there is both heroic and non heroic items available for those raiders who don’t progress through 25 man heroic content.

Patch 3.3 Resto Druid Gear
for the Casual/10 Man Raider

While Icecrown Citadel has been gated, most gear and boss details have already been data mined which is great because we can start planning and making decisions about what gear upgrades are most achievable even before the bosses are available. Something to keep in mind is that the gear you gather at this final step of raiding will probably also form your leveling set when Cataclysm is released.

Patch 3.2 Resto Druid Gear Guide: For the 25 Man Raider

OK, this post has been much harder to collate than I expected. Blizzard have made this especially difficult considering they have the same items with different names for Horde & Alliance. They have also named items that drop from both normal and heroic versions of the Trial of the Crusader raid the same… but given them different stats arghhh! To top this off items that have been data mined by MMO Champion, are not showing in Wowhead yet so its hard to get a full view of which items are best.

Instead of waiting for everything to be added properly, I’m still releasing this now, however will most likely edit the post with an update in a few weeks after all the bosses are unlocked to ensure the information is still accurate. For any Horde looking that this post, all the items I’ve listed are the Alliance versions – do not fear! You also have the same items available to you, the names are just slightly different.

Patch 3.2 Resto Druid Gear Guide: For the Casual/10 Man Raider

With the changes to mana regen (again) and the boost to MP5, I’ve been scouring through Elitist Jerks posts and articles to try and find some consensus on resto druid gear weightings for Patch 3.2. It took me ages, and I ended up going into Northrend Beasts last week with absolutely no idea if there was an potential drop I should be looking out for.

Now that I’ve finished my reading & research I want to make it easier for other trees out there,and have created a gear wish list so you know what to look out for.