A WoW Blog. By Shakarr of Extra Bag Space, Saurfang

Pre-Firelands BiS Restoration Shaman and more……..


It’s that time again! Firelands 4.2 patch is rapidly approaching, and much of the gear to come from it has been announced. So it has been tasked to the Extra Bag Space members to once again wake up our collective minds and come up with a list of the best in slot items for your Firelands to do lists! On today’s list, we have available Best in Slot lists for Retribution Paladin, Holy Paladin, Holy Priest, Destruction/Affliction Warlock, Feral Druid(Bear and Cat), and of course my own Restoration Shaman. All of our guides are put together, and posted in our public forums at www.extrabagspace.org. And I promise, they have Item Links!

As a focus going in to 4.2, Blizzard has seemed to put an emphasis on healers to focus on crit as a secondary stat. This seems to be even more so for resto shamans Daritos Food For Thought. With these changes in mind, I’ve weighed the BiS gear to:
Intellect>Spirit>Haste>Crit>Mastery.

Head: Erupting Volcanic Faceguard (Tier 12)/Crown of Flame – Ragnaros

Neck: Heartstone of Ryolith – Lord Rhyolith

Shoulders: Craterflame Spaulders – Alysrazor/Erupting Volcanic Mantle(Tier 12)

Back: Flowing Flamewrath Cloak – Avengers of Hyjal (Friendly): Upgraded via a Crystallized Firestone, dropped by Fireland bosses in heroic mode

Chest: Erupting Volcanic Tunic (Tier 12)

Wrist: Cauterizing Wristbands – Lord Rhyolith

Weapon: Hammer of the Firelord – Ragnaros/Dragonwrath, Terecgosa’s Rest: While the int on Dragonwrath makes this item incredible, even for healers despite the hit on it, this should still unquestionably go to casters first.

Shield: Ward of the Red Widow – Beth’tilac

Relic: Singed Plume of Aviana – 700 Valor Points: Upgraded via a Crystallized Firestone, dropped by Fireland bosses in heroic mode

Hands: Erupting Volcanic Handguards (Tier 12)

Waist: Girdle of the Flaming Foothold – Avengers of Hyjal (Honored): Upgraded via a Crystallized Firestone, dropped by Fireland bosses in heroic mode

Legs: Thoracic Flame Kilt – Beth’tilac/Erupting Volcanic Legwraps (Tier12)

Feet: Footwraps of Quenched Fire – Leatherworking Crafted/Treads of Implicit Obedience – Shannox

Rings: Quicksilver Signet of the Avengers -Avengers of Hyjal (Exalted)/Soothing Brimstone Circle 1250 Valor Points: Upgraded via a Crystallized Firestone, dropped by Fireland bosses in heroic mode

Trinkets: Jaws of Defeat – Majordomo Staghelm/Eye of Awareness – Alysrazor

Restoration Shaman Guide

Retribution Paladin Guide

Holy Paladin Guide

Holy Priest Guide

Destruction/Affliction Warlock Guide

Feral Druid Guide (Bear)

Feral Druid Guide (Cat)

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2 responses

  1. yoyo

    I couldn’t disagree more with the current weighting of stats. I’m 20 mastery 2200 spirit 1400 haste and like 14% crit and destroy other healers on 25 mans. Those stats seem to be better for 10 mans but for 25s I’ll ignore the fads.

    July 22, 2011 at 1:02 PM

  2. Alas this post was actually written some time before the launch of the patch. Much of it as MMO-Champ released the info and much was based on speculation still. A couple weeks before the patch hit my life was basically uprooted and I found myself moving from Australia back to the states. To make a long story short, I have no idea what the stat weight currently is, I have not gotten to see the Firelands raids as yet, and may not be able to for some time, so I can’t really confirm or deny your findings. I do keep up on several blogs though, and I have seen plenty of arguments for both styles of raiding in 25 man. It seems to be a split jury when it comes to weighing our stats for Mastery and Crit (or previously, and perhaps still, Haste). I’m not really sure that Blizzard even knows where we should focus our stats, and I don’t see this changing during this expansion at least. At this time I’m not certain if my guild has another shaman to take over updating our class information, so by all means, if you know of a better BiS list, please share a link, as I know there are people who come here to read these posts.

    July 22, 2011 at 6:17 PM

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