Regional FlagGear guide to get ready for KarazhanSource
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#0 - 2008/04/09 12:37:46 PM
"Am I ready for Karazhan?"

The question keeps popping so yet another gear guide, maybe it'll help someone. I stuck to stuff that's easily quested or crafted, without entering heroics and through minimal instancing.

This is a guide, I'm not providing a dozen options for every slot but tried to stick to best-in-slot blues. There may be better options for some slots but follow this and your gear will be fine to start Karazhan.

Head: Stalker's Helmet of Second Sight http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31106 from a quest chain that starts here http://www.wowhead.com/?quest=10642. Ignore the socket bonus and fill up with agility gems, enchant with the Glyph of Ferocity (requires Revered with Cenarion Expedition)

Neck: Natasha's Choker http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31695 from a quest chain in Blade's Edge Mountains that starts here http://www.wowhead.com/?quest=10810

Shoulders: No good quest option here so Beast Lord Mantle http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27801 from Warlord Kalithresh, the end boss in The Steamvault. Gem with agility/hit in the yellow slot and agility in the red slot if you want the stamina bonus. Pretty much the best blue shoulders from PvE, if you like PvP go for the Gladiator Spaulders http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28333. Make sure you put an Inscription on them from your Aldor or Scryer rep.

Back: Delicate Green Poncho http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28032 from the Bring Me The Egg! quest in Nagrand http://www.wowhead.com/?quest=10111 for a nice item for little effort. The hit rating will be invaluable when raiding. Enchant with +12 agility (Greater Agility, materials are 1 Greater Planar Essence, 4 Arcane Dust and 1 Primal Air)

Chest: The easiest is probably Felstalker Breastplate
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=25696 practically any leatherworker can make it, just need to grind those 8 Primal Air, gem up with all agility unless you care about the bonus. New option is the drop from Kael'thas in Magister's Terrace, Hauberk of the Warbringer http://www.wowhead.com/?item=34799 which is easily better. Enchant with +6 to all stats (Exceptional Stats, mats are fairly hefty at 4 Large Prismatic Shards, 4 Greater Planar Essence and 4 Arcane Dust).

Wrists: Get a pair of Felstalker Bracers
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=25697 for quick and easy, however the PvP option Vindicator's Chain Bracers http://www.wowhead.com/?item=33876 is significantly better. Enchant with +24 attack power (Assault, materials are 6 Arcane Dust).

Hands: Beast Lord Handguards http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27474 from the end boss in Shattered Halls. As ever, there's the PvP option though the gloves are lackluster. Enchant with +26 attack power (Assault, materials are 8 Arcane dust) for now, that'll do until you get something better.

Waist: Felstalker Belt http://www.wowhead.com/?item=25695 is pretty decent. For those who enjoy PvP, Vindicator's Chain Girdle http://www.wowhead.com/?item=33877 is excellent, also for PvE.

Legs: Scaled Greaves of Patience http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27430 from the second boss in Old Hillsbrad, gem with agility in all slots and stick a Cobrahide Leg Armor http://www.wowhead.com/?item=29533 on for PvE.

Feet: Duro Footgear http://www.wowhead.com/?item=30273 from the quest Rightful Repossession in Netherstorm http://www.wowhead.com/?quest=10267 are surprisingly good and dps-wise pretty much on par with the level 70 blue drops, so might as well use them until a raid or heroic drop. Stick a +10 stamina armor kit on since these boots are placeholders.

Fingers: Slayer's Mark of the Redemption http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31077 from a SMV group-quest chain that starts with the solo-able http://www.wowhead.com/?quest=10750
If you're Aldor you can get Kaylaan's Signet http://www.wowhead.com/?item=30860 with the same stats from a short group-quest chain that starts with http://www.wowhead.com/?quest=10407. A non-faction option for the second ring slot is Band of Anguish http://www.wowhead.com/?item=30973 from the SMV quest News of Victory, the last in a short chain. Same hit and AP, 2 agi less though.

Trinkets: Bladefist's Breadth http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28041 from the Hellfire Peninsula quest Overlord http://www.wowhead.com/?quest=10400 for Alliance and Cruel's Intentions http://www.wowhead.com/?quest=10136 for Horde, end of a short chain that starts from a guaranteed drop http://www.wowhead.com/?item=29589.
Hourglass of the Unraveller http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28034 drops from the second boss in Black Morass, it's a pain because an instance drop but worth it. And the same boss drops a nice chest too so maybe you'll get lucky.
For those who enjoy PvP, there's the underappreciated Mark of Conquest A: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27921 H: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27920 from Hellfire/Zangarmarsh PvP marks.

Melee: Crystalforged War Axe http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31291 is your friend because you can buy it on the AH for 45G or less even though what you really want is Sonic Spear http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27903 from the last boss in Shadow Labyrinth -- good luck. Slap on Savagery http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=27971 because it's cheap or Major Agility http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=27977 if you're flush with cash/shards, it's slightly better.

Ranged: Valanos' Longbow http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31303 should be easy to find on the AH for 35G or less and it's actually very good. Stick on an Adamantite Scope http://www.wowhead.com/?item=23764 and save more expensive scopes for your epic upgrade.


*edit* fixed link, thanks Urmand.
*edit2* added trinkets, melee, ranged
*edit3* added 2nd ring option for non-Aldor

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#9 - 2008/04/15 01:18:35 PM
This thread has been added to the “Informative and useful Hunter threads” compilations sticky:
http://forums.wow-europe.com/thread.html?topicId=304172592