Sunday, 14 March 2010

Disc Priest PvP Gear – 3.3 Edition

Post soundtrack: “I Put A Spell On You” by Nina Simone

Update: new list for 4.0.1 here

Well, this post has been a long time coming – I blame the distraction of Star Trek and being put off WoW by ICC. (For reference see the old guide, parts 1, 2, 2.5 and 3)

For the final tier of pvp gear of the expansion...  it's oddly disappointing, isn't it?

This is simply a list of what’s now available in each slot, where to get it, and how much the items cost. I’m also including 5-man PvE weapons, off-hands and wands for players new to 80 who need to get items from somewhere. For enchants and gems for your gear, my old list here should still be accurate enough.

For reference, don’t forget the good old crafted Frostsavage set when you’re starting out. It may be pretty awful in comparison to the current tiers of gear, but resilience is still pretty much essential for any form of longevity.

The new top tier PvP gear is the Wrathful Gladiator’s Investiture. The introduction of this set means the previous top tier, Relentless Gladiator, is now available for purchase with emblems of frost or honor+arena points. Furious Gladiator, the tier below, can now be purchased with emblems of triumph or honor points. The lower tiers are now effectively obsolete, thanks to the ease of acquiring triumph emblems, and won’t be included in the list.

Also note that, in the interest of brevity, I’ve only listed a single item (usually Salvation) where there are multiple variants (such as wrathful cloaks, which have Ascendancy, Deliverance, Dominance, Salvation and Subjugation variants for casters).

AP = Arena Points
AR = Arena Rating Required
CS = Champion's Seal
Frost = Emblem of Frost
HP = Honor Points
Triumph = Emblem of Triumph
WGMoH = Wintergrasp Mark of Honor

Head ilvl Cost
Wrathful Gladiator’s Mooncloth Hood 270 2370AP (1950ARR)
Relentless Gladiator’s Mooncloth Hood 251 95 Frost or 13200HP+770AP
Furious Gladiator’s Mooncloth Hood 232 75 Triumph or 54500HP
Titan-Forged Hood of Salvation 200 40 WGMoH
Frostsavage Cowl 187 Crafted

The Wintergrasp helm isn’t really worth bothering with – save your marks for other Titan-Forged items.

Shoulder ilvl Cost
Wrathful Gladiator’s Mooncloth Mantle 270 1930AP (2000ARR)
Relentless Gladiator’s Mooncloth Mantle 251 60 Frost or 10550HP+600AP
Titan-Forged Shoulderpads of Salvation 251 40WGMoH
Furious Gladiator’s Mooncloth Mantle 232 50 Triumph or 34700HP
Frostsavage Shoulders 187 Crafted

The Wintergrasp item this time is actually well worth the cost. Recommended pick.

Chest ilvl Cost
Wrathful Gladiator’s Mooncloth Robe 270 2370 AP (1600ARR)
Relentless Gladiator’s Mooncloth Robe 251 95 Frost or 13200HP+770AP
Furious Gladiator’s Mooncloth Robe 232 75 Triumph or 54500HP
Titan-Forged Raiment of Salvation 213 40WGMoH
Frostsavage Robe 187 Crafted

You’re better off missing the Wintergrasp chest this time, unless you have marks to spare.

Hands ilvl Cost
Wrathful Gladiator’s Mooncloth Gloves 270 1430AP (1400ARR)
Relentless Gladiator’s Mooncloth Gloves 251 60 Frost or 8000HP+440AP
Furious Gladiator’s Mooncloth Gloves 232 50 Triumph or 43300HP
Frostsavage Gloves 187 Crafted

No Wintergrasp alternative? What a pity…

Legs ilvl Cost
Wrathful Gladiator’s Mooncloth Leggings 270 2370AP (1500ARR)
Relentless Gladiator’s Mooncloth Leggings 251 95 Frost or 13200HP+770AP
Furious Gladiator’s Mooncloth Leggings 232 75 Triumph or 34700HP
Titan-Forged Cloth Leggings of Salvation 232 40WGMoH
Frostsavage Leggings 187 Crafted

It’s a toss-up – 40 marks is costly, but they are ilvl232…

Back ilvl Cost
Wrathful Gladiator’s Cloak of Salvation 264 52200HP
Relentless Gladiator’s Cloak of Salvation 245 26100HP
Titan-Forged Cloak of Ascendancy 245 25WGMoH
Cloak of Crimson Snow 200 Crafted

Another good purchase.

Wrist ilvl Cost
Wrathful Gladiator’s Cuffs of Salvation 264 43400HP
Relentless Gladiator’s Cuffs of Salvation 245 21700HP
Titan-Forged Cuffs of Salvation 226 15WGMoH
Frostsavage Bracers 187 Crafted

Up to you – 21k honor doesn’t take long to make, but then neither does 15 marks…

Waist ilvl Cost
Wrathful Gladiator’s Cord of Salvation 264 68200HP (1300ARR)
Relentless Gladiator’s Cord of Salvation 245 34100HP
Titan-Forged Cord of Salvation 213 15WGMoH
Frostsavage Belt 187 Crafted

Another one where convenience decides.

Feet ilvl Cost
Wrathful Gladiator’s Treads of Salvation 264 68200HP (1400ARR)
Relentless Gladiator’s Treads of Salvation 245 34100HP
Titan-Forged Slippers of Salvation 200 15WGMoH
Frostsavage Slippers 187 Crafted

15 marks for ilvl 200? If you have marks to spare, go for it. Otherwise spend the honor for the shiny pair of ilvl 245 boots.

Amulet ilvl Cost
Wrathful Gladiator’s Pendant of Salvation 264 52200HP
Relentless Gladiator’s Pendant of Salvation 245 26100HP
Titan-Forged Pendant of Ascendancy 245 25WGMoH
Sky Sapphire Amulet 200 Crafted

Another good WG pick.

Rings ilvl Cost
Wrathful Gladiator’s Band of Dominance 264 52200
Relentless Gladiator’s Band of Ascendancy 245 26100
Titan-Forged Band of Ascendancy 226 15WGMoH
Runed Mana Band 200 Crafted
Savage Titanium Band 187 Crafted

As a placeholder, the WG ring is useful until you can afford the Wrathful and Relentless rings.

Trinkets ilvl Cost
Battlemaster’s Ruination 245 34100HP
Medallion of the Alliance (horde version) 226 68200HP
Platinum Disks of Sorcery 213 25WGMoH
Titan-Forged Rune of Audacity 213 25WGMoH
Flow of Knowledge 200 25WGMoH
Jouster’s Fury (horde version) 200 10CS

The Rune of Audacity is a great early pick, for the on-use freedom effect, and either Flow of Knowledge or the Platinum Disks are a easy way to pick up extra resilience.

PvE Weapons ilvl Source
Surgeon’s Needle 232 Pit of Saron (H)
Spectral Kris 219 Trial of the Champion (H)
Chilled Heart of the Glacier 219 Halls of Reflection (N)
Titansteel Spellblade 200 Crafted
Mariel’s Sorrow 219 Trial of the Champion (H)
Bone Golem Scapula 219 Halls of Reflection (N)
War Mace of Unrequited Love 200 The Nexus (H)
Titansteel Guardian 200 Crafted
Engraved Gargoyle Femur 232 Pit of Saron (H)
Blood Boil Lancet 219 The Forge of Souls (N)
Staff of Draconic Combat 200 The Oculus (H)

The crafted weapons are convenient (and probably a little less expensive, with the changes coming to titansteel creation), but still may be costly for some players. LFD is your friend!

PvE Off-hands ilvl Source
Shriveled Heart 232 Halls of Reflection (H)
Iron-bound Tome 200 Crafted
Frostbridge Orb 200 The Oculus BoE
Prison Manifest 200 Violet Hold BoE

A few options, but the Heart is your best bet (provided it wants to drop for you).

PvE Wands ilvl Source
Nightmare Ender 264 ICC BoE Drop
Brimstone Igniter 245 25 Triumph
Soulsplinter 232 Halls of Reflection (H)
Coffin Nail 219 FoS/PoS/HoR (N)
Rod of the Fallen Monarch 200 Azjol-Nerub (H)
Wand of Ahn’kahet 200 The Old Kingdom (H)
Incessant Torch 175 Violet Hold BoE
Gwyneth’s Runed Dragonwand 174 World BoE

It’s worth grinding out the emblems to buy the Igniter (and likely won’t take that long).

And there you go. Hopefully it’ll be of use to someone out there.


[updated to add the Brimstone Igniter – thanks for pointing that out Spiritu!]