Sunday, 12 July 2009

Beginning Disc Priest PvP Gear

I’m putting together some items for Fingle’s PvP set, and thought I’d document it here.

Fear the Failpriest!

The idea is to put together a set that’s as much crafted gear as possible (including rings and neck), to minimise the need to do PvP wearing nub PvE gear in order to get items with resilience.

Non-PvP gear that Fingle is starting with (due to a lack of alternatives):

Titansteel Guardian (with the +50SP enchant)
Prison Manifest
Gwyneth’s Runed Dragonwand
Darkmoon Card: Illusion
Mercurial Alchemist Stone

Now for the crafted items.  First, make your Frostsavage Battlegear, a cloak and some Jewelry

Frostsavage Belt
Frostsavage Boots
Frostsavage Bracers
Frostsavage Cowl
Frostsavage Gloves
Frostsavage Leggings
Frostsavage Robe
Frostsavage Shoulders
Cloak of Crimson Snow
Sky Sapphire Amulet
Savage Titanium Band + 1x Durable Monarch Topaz
Runed Mana Band

Total mats required to make that all: 

31x Bolts of Imbued Frostweave
73x Crystallized Fire
33x Crystallized Earth
4x Eternal Shadow
4x Iceweb Spider Silk
16x Eternium Thread
8x Titanium Bar
2x Twilight Opal
2x Sky Sapphire
1x Monarch Topaz (or buy the cut gem on the AH)

Time for enchants!  (Tip:  There’s a handy filter on WoWHead for item enhancements with resilience)

Head: Arcanum of Burning Mysteries
  (to eventually be replaced by the Arcanum of Dominance)
Shoulder: Lesser Inscription of the Crag
  (to eventually be replaced by the Inscription of Dominance)
Enchant Chest – Exceptional Resilience
Enchant Cloak – Greater Speed
Enchant Bracers – Superior Spellpower
Enchant Gloves – Exceptional Spellpower
Eternal Belt Buckle + Durable Monarch Topaz
Earthen Leg Armor
Enchant Boots – Tuskaar’s Vitality

(I’ll leave the mats for these for you to work out – if you’re like me, you will have picked up most of the enchants from the AH, which reduces mats to a sum of gold that varies depending on your server and when you’re buying)

But now for the taste-test.  Fingle’s stats in her normal gear (including one item with resilience) versus her stats in her shiny new PvP gear:

PvE Gear PvP Gear
12650 Health
16738 Mana
1655 SP
11.18% Crit
395 Haste
283 MP5
29 Resilience
16170 Health
14323 Mana
1557 SP
17.94% Crit
126 Haste
105 MP5
545 Resilience

There’s one last item that I expect will be very useful, the Lesser Flask of Toughness.  As Fingle is an alchemist, her Mixology buff increases the flask to 82 resilience and a 2-hour duration.  Sure she’s starting pretty cheaply, but 627 resilience should be enough to get her off on the right foot.  Time will tell what effect the substantial drop in MP5 (and lesser drop in mana) will have, but I guess the next step is to actually try it all out.  (Hmmm, I wonder what guildmates I could convince to participate?)

One other little change I’ve made (while farming the AH for all those mats), has been to dress Bingle, glyph vendor and bank alt extraordinaire, in a more appropriate fashion for her station.

I R Banker!

You can keep your tuxedos and fancy dresses, I’ll stick with my classy Netherweave.