Thursday, June 17, 2010

Emblem Gear for the New Level 80 Part 2: The Moonkin

It has been a while since I have had to think about starter moonkin gear for a new level 80.  However, sometimes, it is good to look back and see where you came from to where you are now as well as help newer players who are just hitting level 80 and wanting to go moonkin.   So with that in mind, I bring you part 2 in the series, with this part focusing on moonkins.

Head:  Hood of Fiery Aftermath - 75 Emblems of Triumph
Neck:  Evoker's Charm - 19 Emblems of Conquest = 19 Emblems of Triumph
Shoulder:  Malfurion's Mantle of Conquest - 30 Emblems of Triumph
Back:  Disguise of the Kumiho - 25 Emblems of Valor = 25 Emblems of Triumph
Chest:  Malfurion's Vestments of Conquest - 50 Emblems of Triumph
Wrist:  Wraps of the Astral Traveler - 60 Emblems of Valor = 60 Emblems of Triumph
Hands:  Malfurion's Gloves of Conquest - 30 Emblems of Triumph
Waist:  Belt of the Living Thicket - 28 Emblems of Conquest = 28 Emblems of Triumph
Legs:  Malfurion's Trousers of Conquest - 50 Emblems of Triumph
Feet:  Xintor's Expeditionary Boots - 40 Emblems of Valor = 40 Emblems of Triumph
Ring 1:  Band of the Invoker - 35 Emblems of Triumph
Ring 2:  Heartmender Circle - 35 Emblems of Triumph
Trinket 1:  Talisman of Resurgence - 50 Emblems of Triumph
Trinket 2: Shard of the Crystal Heart - 50 Emblems of Triumph
Relic:  Idol of Lunar Fury - 25 Emblems of Triumph

A few notes about the items chosen here.  First, I decided to link to Wowhead this time.  Second, the headpiece is still the same headpiece as for mages due to the itemization which is good for DPS casters in general.  Third, I only went with one leather off-tier piece, which was the Belt of the Living Thicket.  The main reason I chose this one was because of the need for druids to reach the soft haste cap of 408.  Also, since druids can wear leather, it opened up more choices for this slot than the mage.  Fourth, the rings and trinkets are not the most ideal, but when you limit yourself to 213+ emblem gear, you kind of are stuck on those.  Finally, this does not include a weapon. 

So how much does this cost?  It is actually the same price as the mage, at 602 Emblems of Triumph.  What do you get for this?

Intellect = 906
Spirit = 550
Spellpower = 1137
Critical Strike Rating = 166
Haste = 411
Hit = 353

In other words, you get hit capped, soft haste capped, full 4T9, and the second best moonkin relic with a good amount of spellpower before the first gem, enchant, or racial.  And since our spirit is converted into critical strike rating, it also gives you a healthy amount of spirit to start.

For tomorrow, I will be doing part 3 of this series on gearing up the new level 80 bear.  And I will tell you, get ready for some surprises there on what gear is chosen.

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