Friday, March 13, 2009

Mr Moneybags: Ret Gear Options for the Rich & Famous

Are you inundated with gold? Is retribution not your main spec? Have you finished all the quests in Northrend all ready?

If you answered "yes" to one or more of the above questions and want to put together a retribution gear set, have I got a deal for you!

The following is a compilation of gear from Wowhead - all the gear referenced is from one of several sources:

  1. The Auction House
  2. Vendors
  3. Professions (not including profession-specific crafts); or
  4. Reputation
The list will go slot-by-slot and detail 1-3 options available. Remember, these are your "expensive" options, throwing cost and caution to the wind. My previous post detailed the economy stuff that you can grab on the cheap or from quests if you want to spring for something a bit more economical or have quests yet to complete. By taking from both lists, you can work yourself up a nice set of gear without ever entering an instance. If you stick to the one below, however, you may be able to put together a set without even leaving the comforts of Ironforge/Orgrimmar. Or at least without getting your hands all dirty with undead parts, blood, guts, and gore.

The following items are listed from most powerful to least powerful as according to Josh's gut instinct and relative item level from Wowhead, in the following format. Also, please note - some reputation items are listed, so if you do not have the appropriate rep with the noted faction, you may have to kill a few things to acquire that piece of gear. I included them for the sole reason that some of you fine readers are likely throwing a make-shift off-set together and might have the appropriate rep for the character anyway. Those items are ranked down their equipment slot lists, however, since I don't know whether you have the rep or not. Without further ado:

Equipment Slot
Item - Source
Item - Source

Spiked Titansteel Helm - Blacksmithing

Titanium Impact Choker - Jewelcrafting

Savage Saronite Pauldrons - Blacksmithing
Spaulders of the Giant Lords - Reputation (Revered, Sons of Hodir)
Gold Star Spaulders - Reputation (Revered, Oracles)

Cloak of Bloodied Waters - BoE (Auction House)
Ice Striker's Cloak - Leatherworking

Savage Saronite Hauberk - Blacksmithing

Wristbands of the Sentinel Huntress - BoE (Emblems of Valor. Buy them from a raider!)
Vengeance Bindings - Blacksmithing

Zeliek's Gauntlets - BoE (Auction House)
Savage Saronite Gauntlets - Blacksmithing

Savage Saronite Waistguard - Blacksmithing

Savage Saronite Legplates - Blacksmithing
Legplates of Bloody Reprisal - Reputation (Exalted, Wyrmrest Accord)

Iron-Spring Jumpers - BoE (Auction House)
Death-Inured Sabatons - Reputation (Exalted, Knights of the Ebon Blade)
Spiked Titansteel Treads - Blacksmithing

Surge Needle Ring - BoE (Auction House)
Ring of the Kirin Tor - Vendor (Dalaran)
Titanium Impact Band - Jewelcrafting

Darkmoon Card: Greatness - BoE (Nobles Deck)
Darkmoon Card: Death - BoE (Undeath Deck)
Darkmoon Card: Berserker! - BoE (Chaos Deck)

Titansteel Destroyer - Blacksmithing
Runeblade of Demonstrable Power - Reputation (Revered, Knights of the Ebon Blade)
Argent Skeleton Crusher - Reputation (Revered, Argent Crusade)

None available unless you quest, raid, instance, or PvP!


Jong said...

you should make this sticky. good guide for people who wants to solid starting gears.

Josh said...

I'll be adding all gear guides to my "Essential Posts" section once I've stopped editing them :)

Josh said...

To all that read this post - please note that this is out of date for patch 3.2 and way out of date for 3.3, and will not be updated. There are better craftables/BoE's that are available on the market, but I do not have the time/willpower to update this guide, plus the "tier for badges" availability makes it... complicated. If you have specific questions, contact me via e-mail.