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    Post Resto Shaman Pre-Raid BiS List

    Here's a list of the best restoration pre-raid gear!
    If you feel I have forgotten any items, please let me know.
    The list also includes gems, enchants and reforging. (Excluding all profession enchants/bonuses and items).

    *important* reforging is completely optional and somewhat based on preferences. It is best to balance out both Crit and Haste (Try to keep at least 916 haste minimum). If you feel mana is an issue for you, try swapping out the purified demonseye to pure spirit (sparkling ocean sapphire).



    Helm:


    Helm of the Inward Eye - 2,200 JP (Justice Points Vendor)
    Gems:
    Ember Shadowspirit Diamond or Revitalizing Shadowspirit Diamond
    Brilliant Inferno Ruby
    Enchant:
    Arcanum of Hyjal - 150g (Guardians of Hyjal Quartermaster, Revered)



    Neck:


    Lightning Flash Pendant - 20g 30s 51c (Wildhammer Clan Quartermaster, Exalted) *Alliance only*
    Yellow Smoke Pendant - 20g 30s 51c (Wildhammer Clan Quartermaster, Exalted) *Horde only*
    Reforge:
    Mastery to Haste

    Amulet of Tender Breath - (Altairus, Heroic Vortex Pinnacle)



    Shoulders:


    Burden of Lost Humanity - (Lord Walden, Heroic Shadowfang Keep)
    Reforge:
    Mastery to Haste or Crit
    Gems:
    Brilliant Inferno Ruby
    Enchant:
    Greater Inscription of Charged Lodestone 67g 50s (Therazane Quartermaster, Exalted)



    Cloak:


    Azureborne Cloak - (Drahga Shadowburner, Heroic Grim Batol)
    Enchant:
    Enchant Cloak - Greater Speed or Enchant Cloak - Greater Critical Strike


    Chest:


    Vest of the Waking Dream - 2,200 JP (Justice Points Vendor)
    Gems:
    Reckless Ember Topaz or Potent Ember Topaz
    Purified Demonseye
    Enchant:
    Enchant Chest - Exceptional Spirit or Formula: Enchant Chest - Peerless Stats

    Chromis Chestpiece - (Commander Ulthok, Heroic Throne of Tides)
    Reforge:
    Mastery to Haste or Crit
    Gems:
    Reckless Ember Topaz x2 or Potent Ember Topaz x2
    Enchant:
    Enchant Chest - Exceptional Spirit or Formula: Enchant Chest - Peerless Stats



    Bracers:


    Shackles of the Betrayed - (Vanessa VanCleef, Heroic Deadmines)
    Enchant:
    Enchant Bracer - Greater Speed or Enchant Bracer - Greater Critical Strike


    Manacles of Pain - (Rom'ogg Bonecrusher, Heroic Blackrock Caverns)
    Enchant:
    Enchant Bracer - Greater Speed or Enchant Bracer - Greater Critical Strike



    Gloves:


    Ionic Gloves - (General Husam, Heroic Lost City of Tol'Vir)
    Gems:
    Brilliant Inferno Ruby
    Enchant:
    Enchant Gloves - Haste

    Old Friend's Gloves (Helix Gearbreaker, Heroic Deadmines)
    Reforge:
    Haste to Crit
    Gems:
    Reckless Ember Topaz or Potent Ember Topaz
    Enchant:
    Enchant Gloves - Haste



    Belt:


    Sash of Prophecy - 32g 29s 38c (Ramkahen Quartermaster, Revered)
    Gems:
    Brilliant Inferno Ruby
    Reckless Ember Topaz or Potent Ember Topaz
    Enchant:
    Ebonsteel Belt Buckle

    Belt of Petrified Tears - (Temple Guardian Anhuur, Heroic Halls of Origination)
    Gems:
    Brilliant Inferno Ruby
    Reckless Ember Topaz or Potent Ember Topaz
    Enchant:
    Ebonsteel Belt Buckle

    Belt of the Still Stream - 1,650 JP (Justice Points Vendor)
    Reforge:
    Mastery to Haste or Crit
    Gems:
    Brilliant Inferno Ruby x2
    Enchant:
    Ebonsteel Belt Buckle



    Legs:


    Wilderness Legguards - 75g 91s 0c (Hyjal Quartermaster, Revered)
    Reforge:
    Haste to Crit
    Gems:
    Brilliant Inferno Ruby
    Reckless Ember Topaz or Potent Ember Topaz
    Enchant:
    Ghostly Spellthread

    Heat Wave Leggings - (Karsh Steelbender, Heroic Blackrock Caverns)
    Gems:
    Brilliant Inferno Ruby
    Purified Demonseye
    Enchant:
    Ghostly Spellthread

    Chaotic Wrappings - (Setesh, Heroic Halls of Origination)
    Reforge:
    Mastery to Haste or Crit
    Gems:
    Brilliant Inferno Ruby
    Purified Demonseye
    Enchant:
    Ghostly Spellthread



    Boots:


    Earthmender's Boots - 79g 88s 90c (Earthen Ring Quartermaster)
    Gems:
    Reckless Ember Topaz or Potent Ember Topaz
    Enchant:
    Enchant Boots - Haste



    Rings:


    Ring of Frozen Rain - (Asaad, Heroic Vortex Pinnacle)

    Band of Life Energy - (Ammunae, Heroic Halls of Origination)

    Diamant's Ring of Temperance - (Therazane Quartermaster, Revered)

    Rose Quartz Band - (Slabhide, Heroic Stonecore)


    Trinkets:


    Darkmoon Card: Tsunami - Darkmoon Tsunami Deck

    Blood of Isiset - (Isiset, Heroic Halls of Origination)
    Reforge:
    Mastery to Haste or Crit

    Tear of Blood - (High Priestess Azil, Heroic Stonecore)

    Gale of Shadows - (Erudax, Heroic Grim Batol)

    Witching Hourglass - (Ascendant Lord Obsidius, Heroic Blackrock Caverns)

    Rainsong - BoE drop in Heroic Vortex Pinnacle



    Weapon:


    Shimmering Morningstar - 85 Tol Barad Commendation (Tol Barad Quartermaster, Revered)
    Enchant:
    Enchant Weapon - Heartsong

    Scepter of Power - (Setesh, Heroic Halls of Origination)
    Enchant:
    Enchant Weapon - Heartsong

    Torturer's Mercy - (Rom'ogg Bonecrusher, Heroic Blackrock Caverns)
    Reforge:
    Mastery to Haste
    Enchant:
    Enchant Weapon - Heartsong



    Off-Hand:


    Elementium Stormshield - Blacksmithing (Pattern sold by vendor in Twilight Highlands)
    Reforge
    Haste to Crit
    Enchant:
    Enchant Off-Hand - Superior Intellect

    Crepuscular Shield - (Ascendant Lord Obsidius, Heroic Blackrock Caverns)
    Enchant:
    Enchant Off-Hand - Superior Intellect

    Shield of the Mists - 950 JP (Justice Points Vendor)
    Reforge:
    Mastery to Haste
    Enchant:
    Enchant Off-Hand - Superior Intellect



    Relic:


    Book of Dark Prophecies - (High Priestess Azil, Heroic Stonecore)
    Gems:
    Brilliant Inferno Ruby

    Book of the Well Sung Song - (Vanessa Vancleef, Heroic Deadmines)
    Gems:
    Brilliant Inferno Ruby




    Dungeon Breakdown:

    Blackrock Caverns: Pants, Shield
    Heroic Deadmines: Bracers
    Grim Batol: Cloak
    Halls of Origination: Belt, Trinket, Weapon
    Lost City of Tol'Vir: Gloves
    Heroic Shadowfangkeep: Shoulders
    The Stonecore: Trinket, Relic
    Throne of Tides: Chest, Ring
    The Vortex Pinnacle: Neck, Ring


    ~Good luck!
    Last edited by Nifra; 2011-02-09 at 06:20 AM. Reason: Added items.

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    I wouldn't say reforging everything to haste would be the smartest decision at this point.

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    Correct, maybe I'll try to make it more clear that reforging is optional, especially if you have non-regen trinkets.
    Otherwise it's good to keep a balance between Crit and Haste.

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    Would love to see your armory on this please

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    Explain the lack of Core of Ripeness or Dream Owl, the two best trinkets for resto.

    Stacking haste is stupid too. Crit is loads better since it doubles as a regen stat.

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    You have belt of the still dream, but not Sash of Prophecy? It has the exact same stats except for 130 mastery, it has 130 haste. If that isn't overall better I don't know what is, you were reforging the mastery on it anyways to haste.

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    :/ Now shaman are gonna read this list and think "OMG found the list I need, now to gear just like it and be great"..

    Stacking haste was good in WOTLK when there was pretty much no resource management needed. Therefor the thought process of healing more often = bigger HPS was valid. Add a resource management into the equation and mana becomes a limiting factor when thinking on more heal = HPS. Crit however increases the amount of healing therefore needing less casts and meaning mana is easier to manage. Plus Improved Water shields proc off crits for more mana. Not saying you should stack crit either with this. You should get a healthy balance of the stats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YBT View Post
    You have belt of the still dream, but not Sash of Prophecy? It has the exact same stats except for 130 mastery, it has 130 haste. If that isn't overall better I don't know what is, you were reforging the mastery on it anyways to haste.
    Thanks, added

    ---------- Post added 2010-12-14 at 06:08 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Illitti View Post
    Explain the lack of Core of Ripeness or Dream Owl, the two best trinkets for resto.

    Stacking haste is stupid too. Crit is loads better since it doubles as a regen stat.
    This is a pre-raid BiS list.
    Core of Ripeness cost Valor Points (raid badges)
    and I also stated that this list doesn't include any profession-specific items or enchants/bonuses

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    rose quartz band from h stonecore
    pretty much equivalent to the other non-spirit rings

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    Apart from being very wrong about reforging, this is not that bad.
    (Please don't reforge to haste, its going to cost alot to turn it back once you get into those raids and release that you can't keep mana going for 7minute fights).

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    This is not WotLK anymore. All of our problems can't be solved with haste.
    http://us.battle.net/wow/en/characte...monzi/advanced

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    You know you just wrote 7 paragraphs about some people you have never met, playing a computer game in a way you disagree with?

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    Hmm, I'm pretty sure that BoE randomdrops do not drop in ilvl 346 version, so especially the two random rings are not available.

    Also you should add in the leatherworking epics (they do exist!), as far as I can remember the crafted belt was BiS on my personal list.

    Good work in general

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    [Corrupted Egg Shell] may be good to list
    Last edited by Delois; 2010-12-15 at 02:47 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kargokk View Post
    Hmm, I'm pretty sure that BoE randomdrops do not drop in ilvl 346 version, so especially the two random rings are not available.

    Also you should add in the leatherworking epics (they do exist!), as far as I can remember the crafted belt was BiS on my personal list.

    Good work in general
    Yeah, I'll look into that - this was taken from Wowhead of course,
    I'll definitely add the BoE crafted epics as well and their costs (approx)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delois View Post
    [Corrupted Egg Shell] may be good to list
    Not really. 3k Mana in 30 Seconds with a 100k mana pool is nothing but a drop in the bucket.

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    Agreed. Corrupted Egg Shell isn't that hot. A pitiful shield + a weak regen tool. There are many better options.

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    Witching Hourglass from heroic BRC is probably worth mentioning.

    +285 Int, with a 1710 haste proc is pretty nice.

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    Another trinket option would be the Witching Hourglass from BRC.

    Haste is the "losing" stat in Cataclysm, but you should not neglect it at all. As I already posted in another thread, the Haste Proc is a powerful tool to speed up things (especially in combination with Hurricane weapon enchantment) without focusing on haste stat-wise on your equipment.

    ---------- Post added 2010-12-15 at 05:56 AM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Gladiator2009 View Post
    Witching Hourglass from heroic BRC is probably worth mentioning.

    +285 Int, with a 1710 haste proc is pretty nice.
    One minute faster, DANG IT!

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    Added more loot.

    I'd also like to put emphasis on Vixsyn's blog post, on itemization: http://lifeingroup5.com/?p=1599

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    My thoughts on this:

    Haste makes me go out of mana faster.
    Mastery helps me if someone is about to die.
    Crit helps me get more mana back (Tear of Blood) and have to cast less.

    In scenarios where the only person taking damage is the tank I'd take crit over all other stats. Riptide + Unleash Elements + Greater Healing Wave is healing for 35k ~ 60k currently depending on lucky crits.

    Where there's several persons getting hit (as in raid / boss AoE) haste could help but would evaporate my mana, mastery would help after people's HP starts getting really bad, crit would help all the time.

    From my point of view there isn't a good reason to gem / reforge haste at all and mastery isn't good enough yet (for the current level of raiding / gear). Personally I'm going for mail pieces with spirit + crit on them everywhere and socket Potent Ember Topaz (Int+Crit) or Purified Demonseye (Int+Spi).

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