Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Limited Quantity

I've reached the point of my raiding career that I realize that I have to start picking and choosing the upgrades I go for. Everything is on a DKP basis now. I need to save my DKP for the things I really need and not use it on things I really don't.

What follows will be a slot by slot analysis of my current gear and the upgrades available to me from the Bosses we are killing. Then I will make a list of the stuff I should spend my hard earned DKP on.

Head: Tankatronic Goggles

Available: Hard Khorium Goggles (Engy) Crystalforged Faceguard (Vashj), Faceplate of the Endless Watch (Doomwalker), Battleworn Tuskguard (ZA)

Comment: Tankatronics should last me until I can get the recipie for Hard Khorium so I don't plan on spending much DKP on the T5 helm which I'm sure will go for max bids.

Neck: Barbed Choker of Discipline

Available: The Darkener's Grasp (Kael), Frayed Tether of the Drowned (Fathom Lord)

Comment: Both of these options are nice. We will only kill Kael a couple of times, if ever, so I will really need to save up my DKP for the neck.

Shoulders: Justicar Shoulderguards

Available: Crystalforge Shoulderguards (VR) Pauldrons of Stone Resolve (ZA)

Comment: Both would be nice, but Stone Resolve wouldn't cost me anything.

Cloak: Slikk's Cloak of Placation

Available: Pheonix Wing

Comment: I dig the Hit on Pheonix Wing, but it's not going to be a high priority.

Wrist: Bracers of the Ancient Phalanx

Available: Wristguards of Determination (VR)

Comment: I like the Wrirstuguards but again, I can't see spending much DKP on them.

Gloves: Iron Guantlets of the Maiden / Justicar Handguards

Available: Crystalforge Handguards (Leo), Royal Guantlets of Silvermoon (Kael)

Comment: Just like the necks, both of these are amazing upgrades.

Waist: Girdle of the Protector

Available: Belt of the Guardian (BoE Crafted)

Comment: All I need is for the pattern to drop and get the Vortexes for my favorite Blacksmith.

Legs: Unwavering Legguards

Available: Inscribed Legplates of the Aldor (100 Badges), Crystalforge Legguards (Fathom Lord)

Comment: Badge ones are better than the Teir 5, so hopefully the other tanks blow some major DKP on their T5 legs.

Feet: Sabatons of the Righteous Defender

Available: Solarian's boots

Comment: Not a real big need as Righteous Defender server me well.

Ring: Ring of Sundered Souls / Seventh Ring of Tirisfalen

Available: Ring of the Stalwart Defender (60 Badges)

Comment: Just takes Badges, so I'm set here.

Main Hand: Amani Punisher

Avaiable: Fang of the Levithan (Leo)

Comment: Punisher is good enough, I'll leave this for my mages and Warlocks.

Shield: Merciless Gladiator's Shield Wall

Avaialble: Aldori Legacy Defender, Bulwark of the Amani Empire

Comment: Really could use either one of these shields.

Trinkets: Darkmoon Card Vengenance, Moroe's Lucky Pocketwatch

Available: Battlemaster's Audacity (30k Honor), Commendation of Kae'thas (Heroic Magister's Terrace)


MKP Targets:

Royal Guantlets of Silvermoon (Hands - Kael'thalas)

Darkener's Grasp (Neck - Kael'thalas)

Crystalforge Handguards (Hands - Leotheras)

Frayed Tether of the Drowned (Neck - Fathom Lord)

Crystalforge Shoulderguards (Shoudler - VR)

Aldori Legacy Defender (Shield - Gruul)


Low bid targets:

Phoenix Wing Cloak (Back - Al'lar)

Wristguards of Determination (Wrist - VR)


So this is good. I can stockpile for DKP for a Neck, T5 Shoulder and Gloves and Gruul's shield. Meanwhile ZA provides a couple of upgrades.


Did I miss anything obvious?

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