What would it be?
A world first heroic group could probably do all flex bosses in 471 ilvl gear. Your average pug? 520 for first 2, 530 for last 2, 540 for garrosh.
People just dont give a shit about your exp, not many understand that a 520 that knows what to do will do alot better than a 535 that have no idea what he is doing.
At least reading or watching strategy videos for Normal mode is a good start. Flex is just undertuned Normal, after all.
As for gear, 520 sounds fine. I accepted people who were 530 in a SoO Normal raid last night (though they didn't exactly impress, but hey, we needed numbers and quickly).
I'm interested just how low a really good team could go with item level. Remember Undergeared during Wrath, doing as many raids as possible with nothing but blue gear? They did pretty good as well, all things considered. Though I suspect due to extreme amounts of AoE and massive tank hits you'd struggle to do Flex in anything less then 500 ilevel raid-wide, even if you had players capable of beating the enrage.
Judging by your response you are one of those who only look at the ilvl. If you owned a business that needed people, would you rather hire the one who has done that exact same thing for years and knows what to do in his sleep, or the one fresh out of school with the fancy degree but no knowledge about the actual job?
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DPS? Around 550 and you should be fine.
Healing? Anything above 500
Tank? Probably wont even Armory you
Supply and demand. My 510 healers can get a Flex group much easier than my 550 DPS can. I don't tank pugs, but given the quality of Tanks I've seen in some Flex runs, simply saying "I R Tank" seems to get you in.
Also "So you would want an ilvl thats the same that drops from the raid?" - It actually does make sense. With my legendary cloak, a flex weapon, flex gloves, crafted ilv 553 pants and belts, upgraded timelss head and shoulders, I hit ilv 540.
I still have chest, rings, off hand, trinket, bracers etc in ilv 522 quality so a flex run DOES make sense even at my ilv.