Elemental Shaman Pre-Raid Cataclysm BiS Lists
Hey there fellow elemental shamans!
I prepared some pre-raid gear lists for y'all, which are obtained through Justice Points, Reputation and Heroic Dungeons.
Justice List is our first list, which can be found here.
This list only consists of Justice Point gear. We will be able to buy some these items right off the bat when we reach 85 with the JP we carried over 80 (hopefully), and the rest while we are doing the heroics. This will help us advance to the better items.
Even though JP gear has the same iLevel with the heroic gear, because that Heroic Gear has better stats overall, all of these items will eventually get replaced. The only items that carries out to the next list are the neck and the belt, thus those might be considered the first items to get.
Other than those items, we should prioritize on getting the items we will get full use from, and in this matter we should prefer mastery or haste above critical rating.
Also, once we start getting the gear from the next list, we can just purchase JP items for the slots that we are missing, to fill the gaps.
Blue List is our second list, which can be found here.
This list consists of Heroic Dungeon items, and two Justice Point items (the belt and the neck) which costs 1,650 and 1,250 JP respectively.
This is the nearly final BiS list. It prioritizes Mastery + Haste, while keeping the hit above cap.
With all the proper enchants (without any unnecessary +hit enchanting) and no gemming we reach 1744 Hit Rating, which is just 2 points above cap.
With proper intellect + mastery/haste kind of gemming, we will get way over the hitcap thanks to the socket bonuses. The excess hit should be reforged to mastery or haste, whichever proves to be more useful.
Optional Items for this set:
Shoulders: Burden of Lost Humanity
Belt: Sash of Prophecy - Ramkahen Revered
Legs: Leggings of Soothing Silence - Justice Points
Rings: Ring of the Great Whale
Weapon: Scepter of Power
Purple List is our third and final list, which can be found here.
This list includes the epics from the Reputation vendors on top of the previous list. While we will be aiming for the second list when doing our heroic dungeons, we will eventually get the epics from reputation while grinding the heroics. So get those tabards ready!
With all the proper enchants (without any unnecessary +hit enchanting) and no gemming we reach 1697 Hit Rating.
This is lower than the last list, and thus we will have to rely on socket bonuses (which will give +60 hit rating just themselves) and gems. We should be able to get above the cap easily this way aswell.
Here's the list of which dungeon drops what item, so you can prioritize your farming:
Throne of the Tides: Cloak, Chest, Ring
The Stonecore: Helm, Trinket
The Vortex Pinnacle: Shoulders, Relic
Deadmines: Bracers, Gloves
The Lost City of Tol'vir: Shield, Ring
Halls of Origination: Trinket, Legs
Blackrock Caverns: Weapon
Grim Batol: Feet
Shadowfang Keep: N/A
Here's the list of which reputation gives what, so you can prioritize your grinding:
Guardians of Hyjal: Head Enchant
Therazane: Shoulder Enchant
Hellscream's Reach / Baradin Wardens: Epic Trinket
Dragonmaw Clan / Wildhammer Clan: Epic Neck
Earthen Ring: Epic Boots
Enchants: (without unnecessary hit enchants)
Head: Arcanum of Hyjal
Shoulder: Greater Inscription of Charged Lodestone[
Weapon: Enchant Weapon - Power Torrent
Boots: Enchant Boots - Haste or Enchant Boots - Mastery
Legs: Powerful Ghostly Spellthread
Bracer: Enchant Bracer - Greater Speed
Chest: Enchant Chest - Peerless Stats
Cloak: Enchant Cloak - Greater Intellect
Gloves: Enchant Gloves - Greater Mastery
Off hand: Enchant Off-Hand - Superior Intellect
Meta: Chaotic Shadowspirit Diamond
Red: Brilliant Inferno Ruby
Orange: Artful Ember Topaz or Reckless Ember Topaz
Purple: Purified Demonseye