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    Professions for me?

    Hey guys, well I started a priest on a new server for a fresh start. Contemplating best professions I can possibly level

    I'm planning to go shadow pvp mainspec, while disc pve offspec.

    I'm stuck between Engineering, Tailoring, and Jewelcrafting and trying to figure out which two would be the best for what I just said above. Any help would be greatly appreciated thanks!

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    Re: Professions for me?

    New servers suck when you don't have the gold to bring with you. Engineering and Tailoring are your best choices, but Engineering's a little expensive.

    Whatever you do, don't drop Tailoring. Not only is it the best caster profession in the game at the moment, it's also the method you'll need to "reforge" your gear for stat priority shifts come 4.0's launch.
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    Re: Professions for me?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelesti
    New servers suck when you don't have the gold to bring with you. Engineering and Tailoring are your best choices, but Engineering's a little expensive.

    Whatever you do, don't drop Tailoring. Not only is it the best caster profession in the game at the moment, it's also the method you'll need to "reforge" your gear for stat priority shifts come 4.0's launch.
    Sweet, they're giving tailoring stat re-allocation? And I know, but I went to it to pvp. I'll try hard to level it. Im fine with it being expensive though

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    Re: Professions for me?

    Tailoring, Leatherworking, and Blacksmithing are what's getting "Reforging" for your gear. Jewelcrafting may have benefit to your neckpeices and rings (unconfirmed), but generally you'll wear more cloth than off-peices anyways, thus you want Tailoring to work that cloth.
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    Re: Professions for me?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelesti
    Tailoring, Leatherworking, and Blacksmithing are what's getting "Reforging" for your gear. Jewelcrafting may have benefit to your neckpeices and rings (unconfirmed), but generally you'll wear more cloth than off-peices anyways, thus you want Tailoring to work that cloth.
    From what I've read, each profession will have a specific type of armor they can reforge, like tailoring can only reforge tailoring cloth. I think engineering was another one, but I am not confident.

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    Re: Professions for me?

    Engineering may get ranged slots, or even weapons/offhands/shields.
    And I think you meant to say "tailoring can only reforge cloth" :P
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    Re: Professions for me?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelesti
    Engineering may get ranged slots, or even weapons/offhands/shields.
    And I think you meant to say "tailoring can only reforge cloth" :P
    Yea I did, but if we assume that each one, Tailoring, LW, and BS, gets only 1 item to reforge, that would probably leave mail out. Again, I am not sure on the eng thing, but I think it was included in the 4 for the armor types.

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    Re: Professions for me?

    Not necessesarily, because Leatherworking altedy makes both Leather and Mail from 40 onward; it's not that far of a stretch for both
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    Re: Professions for me?

    Unless you plan to become a hardcore raider or PvPr, I'd say hold off man.

    I would usually never say this as I used to be/can be/probably still am an elitist bastard, but I've gone casual till Cata so my PoV has shifted. The expansion is close, Professions are getting make-overs which are still in Alpha so we can't be sure till pretty much release what they will be like. I'd honestly hold off because if you go for the two "best" ones, it will take ages on a new server or cost a lot of gold which you don't have to blow.

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    Re: Professions for me?

    Engineering and Jewelcrafting, without a doubt.
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    Re: Professions for me?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelesti
    Engineering may get ranged slots, or even weapons/offhands/shields.
    And I think you meant to say "tailoring can only reforge cloth" :P
    IIRC, Engineering will get to reforge trinkets.
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    Re: Professions for me?

    Quote Originally Posted by AetherMcLoud
    IIRC, Engineering will get to reforge trinkets.
    this is what i heard as well, but unconfirmed as of now
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    Re: Professions for me?

    It doesn't really matter what you pick to be honest. All professions bring you something. The only ones I'd recommend avoiding as a briest is LW and BS. Mostly because the output is utterly useless to you.

    Enchanting was a hit in WoTLK. Sure, it doesn't really get you much, and you automatically share your true benefit - disenchanting - with everyone. And the mats market is all but dead. But - it's not a bad profession. I definitively enjoy having it.

    On the other hand, tailoring was mostly useless. Naxx killed all crafted professions to be honest, and it took until 3.1 before the back enchants got any good. Worse, tailoring is like enchanting, only none of the stuff you make is useful, nobody want it, and there is no disenchanting-like benefit. Still, I don't really regret going tailoring. It just feels right to have a crafting profession somehow. In cataclysm, at least you have the reforging option. I think that is going to make tailors very popular.

    Also, I have all the recipes in the game. It just feels wrong to drop all that hard work to pick up minign
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    Re: Professions for me?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelesti
    New servers suck when you don't have the gold to bring with you. Engineering and Tailoring are your best choices, but Engineering's a little expensive.

    Whatever you do, don't drop Tailoring. Not only is it the best caster profession in the game at the moment, it's also the method you'll need to "reforge" your gear for stat priority shifts come 4.0's launch.
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    Re: Professions for me?

    Eng would be GREAT for PvP anything.

    Tailor would be nice for Priests (and as stated stat reforging) Enchanting is good but for pvp id go tailor/eng, even for pve as shadow. As disc eng is ok.

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    Re: Professions for me?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelesti
    Whatever you do, don't drop Tailoring. Not only is it the best caster profession in the game at the moment, it's also the method you'll need to "reforge" your gear for stat priority shifts come 4.0's launch.
    The reforge is useable on all players, so it's not only restricted to people who have the profession. Therefor it's not really a benefit if everybody can use it anyway.

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    Re: Professions for me?

    Quote Originally Posted by iLive
    The reforge is useable on all players, so it's not only restricted to people who have the profession. Therefor it's not really a benefit if everybody can use it anyway.
    But would you rather find a tailor to reforge your gear or do it yourself?

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    Re: Professions for me?

    Find a tailor. I prefer my professions to make me money AND be useful. Saving 100 gold every time I upgrade my pants or having yet another proc-based cooldown to watch is not worth it.

    Making ~200 gold once every day (Jewelcrafting) or being able to gather my own enchanting mats (DE) or simply overcharging people for 3g cost glyphs (Inscription), on top of a slightly lesser buff, is more important to me.

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    Re: Professions for me?

    Quote Originally Posted by fabian
    But would you rather find a tailor to reforge your gear or do it yourself?
    Then I would rather have enchanting and/or jewelcrafting for being able to enchant and gem myself, since these 2 professions are often most needed for gearing. You still get the stat bonus like from all professions, but you get more aswell: disenchant, dailies, easy money. Beside reforging won't be needed for all occations.

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