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In Which I Rant About…Belts?

Yes, folks.  The latest cause of Amber rage is one particular aspect of gear design…belts. Specifically, cloth belts.

See, I spend a lot of time staring at my character.  Why do you think you get spammed with so many screen shots of her?  I admire her cute little tail, or her boobs (why do you think I refuse to wear a tabard?  Her current disc robes are hawt), or…I don’t know.  I just get bored and stare at her a lot, okay?  Anyway, it drives me nuts when her gear doesn’t match.  Naturally it’s a total mishmash of Naxx25 and Ulduar gear at the moment, so I get driven nuts pretty much all the time…but nothing drives me crazier than her belt.  Because, see…it’s not even really a belt.

In Naxx, my belt looked like an actual individual piece-you know, something actually put on over my robes.  You know what the hell Ulduar belts look like?  …slices of robe.  What the fuck, Blizz?

This is a close-up of Kyr’s priest, Maedchen, next to my paladin Ambrosyne.  See how Ambro’s belt…looks like a belt?  And how Maed’s (her name is GIRL, Ky, seriously?) just looks like someone sliced a bit of the same robe out but in different colors?  I mean it looks great if you have the matching robe!  It just seamlessly flows but…uh…how often do you have the matching robe?  The one that matches Lyr’s belt is…a DPS robe.  With hit on it.  Don’t tempt me to do silly things in order to match, Blizz!  Just don’t!

How HARD it is to like…add some definitive lines there and make it it’s own, distinct peice and not something I could do with a pair of scissors?

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Friday Fun in Pictures

A guildie ran my bebeh mage (frosty bubbles!) though Scholo the other night and hilarity ensued.  No wonder I flailed my way through vanilla WoW not paying much attention to item stats-some of this stuff made no sense.

Also, I dug up some of my screenies regarding that terribad OS pug.

If you can logically explain that spell mix to me, I’d love to hear it.  There was enough healing to go around, trust me. 

And now…to the flow chart.  Now I seriously took to heart the criticism for my previous attempt, so this time I downloaded a program just to make flowcharts so that I could be sure that they would be properly labeled and complete with arrows.  Naturally this program didn’t want to save in a useful format, so I pulled the SS-and-Paint maneuver.  I didn’t really notice the spell check squiggles at the time, but you know what?  Suck it up and deal.  IT HAS ARROWS THIS TIME.

Will the DPS Get Heals?

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Thoughts on Iron Council and Freya

Begin Rambling Here

First off, I have to call out for Steve being a scrub here-he didn’t research the Freya fight because he didn’t think we’d get past the Iron Council.  We downed the Iron Council in only 3-4 attempts, one of which didn’t count because Josh and I DC’d moments after the pull.   Granted, they apparently gave group 1 a bit of trouble before, but I still mock his lack of confidence.

Naturally this meant that we got to Freya’s room, started cluelessly pulling trash and…OW.  Cue me putting in /rw, “Trash is srs bzns!”  Yeah, no more blindly wandering into even trash…though nothing shall compare to C’thun trash.  Ever.  …I hope.

After we recovered from unsolicited attentions from over-sized flowers, we stared at the boss and went “Hmmm.”   Then we went and looked for videos (my google-fu is better than Steve’s-I found the 10 man video!), and had three people describe the fight while showing obvious signs of having tuned out half of the previous commentary (“Did you talk about the Touch of Eonar?”  “Yes, Josh.  I said to kill the trees.”)

One day I should record me explaining a boss fight.  “At that point, you’ll see these green trees spawn.  You need to kill them OH MY GOD QUICKLY, because otherwise they’ll heal the boss and we’ll want to hunt you down and stab you in the face.  So kill the trees, mmkay?”  I don’t bother to get into technical terms like Touch of Eonar.  Who the hell is going to know what that is?!  I like to translate things into “raider speak”.   Also, it amuses me. 

Anyway.  At some point, after wave after wave of flowery chaos, I lost it and just started going “badger badger badger badger MUSHROOM, MUSHROOM” to the complete bafflement of everyone in the raid.  I can’t say how much progress we made-we only got a couple of attempts in, and it was rather chaotic.  It can be summed up with “adds did not die like they were supposed to.”  Hopefully a week to mull over things and do further research will be the magic trick, as it was with Iron Council.  I really…don’t quite GET the Freya fight, perhaps because as a healer all I’m worried about is my little green bars and the location of the nearest mushroom.

If nothing else, I was there for one progression boss kill AND got a dagger out of it-woo!  No more H Nexus mace! 

Begin Somewhat Useful Observation Here

Freya aside, I enjoyedIron Council for reasons not related to shiny loot they handed over.  For one thing, I had to dig out skills I remember perfecting back in the days of AQ40-mana management.  Only back then I was chain drinking pots, and now I’m jugging ability cooldowns.

At 75%, use shadow fiend.  When I dip back down again (“down” meaning sub-75%, not almost OOM…the intent is to prevent being OOM, after all) I scoot over to my other healers (assuming I’m not already near them) and use Hymn of Hope.   If you have multiple priests, sharing your Hymn of Hope really helps. 

And then…I wait.  If I hit the 50% mark and my cooldowns aren’t up soon, I go for a mana pot.  By the time my mana bar is dwindling into the “uh-oh!” stages, my shadow fiend should be back up.  In the final “oh god oh god the boss is almost dead but my mana is almost gone!” part I usually have my Hymn back up. 

 I toss Pain Supression on the tank while channeling Hymn to try to prevent any unhappy “oh SHIT!” moments.

It’s really “fun” to be on a tank “and raid.”  Mmhmm.

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Amber’s Weekend Adventures

I didn’t play a lot of WoW over the weekend, though I did manage to sneak in a 25 man Naxxand a 25 man Vault.  Amazing things happened in both.

For the Naxx, I was invited as shadow.  Holy shit.  I got to DPS in a 25 man, guys!  I picked up some nice gear, too-DPS bracers and a dagger (forgot which-it’s a trash drop, and we got two, one right after the other).  Using those two items enabled me to ditch the blue +hit robes I was wearing, so now I wear…my healing robes…to DPS.  I also scored 7.5 pants, which means I can ditch the DPS pants I was wearing for healing and…wear…the shadow pants.  To heal with.  Dude, anyone inspecting me must really scratch their heads sometimes.  Hell, I look at my gear and scratch my head sometimes.

It’s funny.  I have 5/5 t7, of which all but my helm are 7.5.  Of those, 3 of them are from the shadow set-gloves, pants, and helm.  I think it says something about the quirks of gearing a disc priest that this would be the case.  Naturally I’d prefer it if Blizzard just bit the bullet and made three priest sets, but that’s not going to happen.  Instead I’ll be glad that I’m not really interested in the healing 4 piece bonus (greater heal?  if I’m using that much, we’re all in trouble).   I’m also now contemplating using the DPS dagger to heal with, as it’s a nice jump in spell power compared to my Mace of I’m Fucking Tired of Carrying This Thing, aka “That Heroic Nexus Mace.”  Seriously, I’m taking that thing into Ulduar?  REALLY?    I also snagged new boots, Serene Echos, giving me even more crit.  I’m now actually up to a point where I’m happy with it (~25% self buffed).   Am I toting around BiS items?  Only a couple, but I’ve still got some good shit.  I have had to make up for bad loot luck in strange ways here and there (see: inner debate on weapons!), but I’m not exactly a shame to disc priests everywhere, either.   Or even shadow priests.  I hope.

So, the 25 man Vault-Emalon. I had done nothing but wipe on this guy, and at first this group didn’t look to promising.  For one thing I asked the holy priest to stop bubbling and he asked, why?  When I said I benefited more from it, his response was, “But my bubble heals them too!”

Uuuuugh.  After a dismal wipe, several people bailed early…but the people that replaced them seemed to really shift the tide.  While I may not think much of some members of Benediction, for example, a few of them and a few members of Too Drunk To Raid (who ran that Naxx25) and all of a sudden we looked like we had a chance at this.  We had one wipe at 8%, then reformed for another try.

We were doing this with 5 healers-1 PvE disc priest (myself), 1 shadow priest who went PvP disc, the holy priest, and 2 resto shamans.  One resto shaman DC’d.  Another died early on.  I figured we were pretty well screwed but…we kept going.  And going.  The other disc priest called out he was OOM.  I was sitting on maybe 30% mana.  The holy priest was also bordering on OOM.  The only druid we had, the OT, “bear danced” me an innervate and then…died not long after.  So one tank on everything, 3 healers almost all OOM and…

…the fucker died.

It was some seriously INTENSE healing, and ohgoditwasfun.  No loot for me, but hell if I cared.

And last but not least:

If you manage a Heroic: Culling of Stratholme timed run, the mount will go to THE most scrub DPS in the group.  The one who doesn’t even have epic flying.  Mmhmm.  Trufax.

I wasn’t really intending on TRYING for a timed run, or I wouldn’t have brought the idiot.

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Hi I’m A Disc Priest and I Wanna Play In Naxx!

Ambrosyne was part of the initial “rush” to 80-I dinged roughly two weeks after release.  Not a server first by any means, but enough ‘ahead’ to recall somemany exceedingly painful heroics, and to throw myself at Naxx with whatever blues I had managed to collect.  I didn’t have a stat goal for getting into Naxx.  I didn’t have a list of gear/instances to grab.  I just followed everyone else where they wanted to go (bonus of being a healer-you can get dragged anywhere) and grabbed shiny healing plate.

Now I have a priest I’m graduating from alt status to main.  Since replacing a healer geared with many Naxx25 epics when Naxx25 is still progression for us is a tough wall to scale, I’m taking a more measured approach.  I have a gear list, and a rough stat marker-though finding said stat goal involved some digging.  1500 spell power, 15% crit, and 250 mp5 while casting.   I’m almost there, but there’s a definite push to top that.  Unfortunately we’re not running Naxx10 as a guild anymore, leaving me facing…pugs.  Ew, pugs. 

/shudder

It doesn’t help that any day I plan to do many heroics, I end up doing VH and Nexus and…that’s it.  Did I mention that a lot of the gear I want is in AN?  Yeah.  Fuck you, VH, for being the daily yesterday.  I hate that instance and its stairs and their LoS issues, complete with mobs that fling me back and interrupt heals.  

/grumbles

Anyway, here’s a gear list.  My original source is here, but I’ve gone through and pared it down to be a little more disc specific.  If there’s one particular item I think is win! over the others, it’s in a shiny color.

Head

Crown of Unbridled Magic
Eregos
Oculus Heroic

Binds when picked up
236 Armor
+46 Stamina
+62 Intellect
+52 Spirit
Meta Socket
Yellow Socket
Socket Bonus: +8 Critical Strike Rating
Requires Level 80
Equip: Increases spell power by 81.
The spirit is meh, but that’s a lot of int and the meta is good to have.  On the other hand, good luck getting a group for Occ. 

Forgotten Shadow Hood
Solramm
Culling of Stratholme Heroic

Binds when picked up
236 Armor
+54 Stamina
+44 Intellect
+66 Spirit
Meta Socket
Blue Socket
Socket Bonus: +8 Haste Rating
Requires Level 80
Equip: Increases spell power by 82.
It’s probably easier to get a group for HCoS, but it has so much less int and even more spirit.  And the socket bonus isn’t great at this stage of the game even for a socket bonus.

Elder Headpiece
Elder Nadox
Old Kingdom Heroic

Binds when picked up
236 Armor
+58 Stamina
+77 Intellect
+55 Spirit
Requires Level 80
Equip: Increases spell power by 91.
Yes, yes, more spirit: but high spell power and int still make it an option.

Volkhan’s Hood
Volkhan
Halls of Lightning Normal

Binds when picked up
228 Armor
+51 Stamina
+68 Intellect
Requires Level 78
Equip: Improves haste rating by 53 (1.87% @ L78).
Equip: Increases spell power by 81.
At lower gearing levels, more spell power to increase thoroughput is good…but the haste on this is not great at those same levels.  I much prefer the option below.

Static Cowl
Sjonnir
Halls of Stone Normal

Binds when picked up
225 Armor
+57 Stamina
+68 Intellect
Requires Level 77
Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 53 (1.44% @ L77).
Equip: Increases spell power by 61.
Same amount of int as the above.  Although it has less spell power, it does have crit.  This is my current goal for a head piece, because heroic occ can do die in a fire.

Shroud of Temptation
Drak’Tharon Keep Normal Quest Reward
Binds when picked up
Head Cloth
212 Armor
+45 Stamina
+46 Intellect
+59 Spirit
Durability 50 / 50
Equip: Increases spell power by 69.
This is a great starter helm for us until we get one of the above options.  Lyr’s currently sporting it.

Neck

Dragon Prow Amulet
World Drop
Binds when equipped
Unique-Equipped
Neck
+31 Stamina
+33 Intellect
+43 Spirit
Requires Level 80
Equip: Increases spell power by 50.
You can usually find this on the AH for reasonable prices, so this is a great piece to grab for your early forays into heroics. 

Lattice Choker of Light
Arcanist Ivranne in Dalaran for 25 Emblems of Heroism
Binds when picked up
+37 Stamina
+38 Intellect
Requires Level 80
Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 34 (0.74% @ L80).
Equip: Increases spell power by 59.
Equip: Restores 13 mana per 5 sec.

Amulet of the Spell Flinger
Amanitar
Ahn’kahet: The Old Kingdom Heroic

Binds when picked up
+40 Stamina
+31 Intellect
Requires Level 80
Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 42 (0.91% @ L80).
Equip: Increases spell power by 50.

Amulet of Dazzling Light
Anomalus
Nexus Heroic

Binds when picked up
+51 Stamina
+34 Intellect
Requires Level 80
Equip: Increases spell power by 50.
Equip: Restores 14 mana per 5 sec.
I believe that this is what I have on Lyr, currently.  Mp5 isn’t spectacular but better than spirit, and the extra stam helps this poor, squishy healer who dies.  A lot.

Shoulders

Runecaster’s Mantle
World Drop
Binds when equipped
Shoulder Cloth
218 Armor
+43 Stamina
+47 Intellect
+44 Spirit
Yellow Socket
Socket Bonus: +5 Spell Power
Durability 50 / 50
Requires Level 80
Equip: Increases spell power by 68.
The original list had more options, but I say just buy this on the AH and move on.  It’s the best option and the easiest to get.

Back

Reanimator’s Cloak
World Drop
Binds when equipped
Back
145 Armor
+37 Stamina
+31 Intellect
+38 Spirit
Red Socket
Socket Bonus: +4 Intellect
Requires Level 80
Equip: Increases spell power by 41.
This one is a great, cheap starter option.  As opposed to, you know, the one below it.  Which is a great starter option but not cheap.

Wispcloak
Crafted
Binds when equipped
Back
150 Armor
+43 Stamina
+36 Intellect
Requires Level 80
Equip: Restores 20 (12.7 at 70) mana per 5 sec.
Equip: Increases spell power by 59.
Omnomnom spellpower.

Shroud of Moorabi
Moorabi
Gun’Drak Heroic

Binds when picked up
145 Armor
+31 Stamina
+43 Intellect
+32 Spirit
Requires Level 80
Equip: Inc
Hmm, looks like part got cut off.  Would look it up but work is mean.  Later.

Ancient Dragon Spirit Cape
Eregos
Oculus Normal

Binds when picked up
145 Armor
+42 Stamina
+29 Intellect
Requires Level 80
Equip: Improves haste rating by 42 (1.28% @ L80).
Equip: Increases spell power by 51
It’s an option, but you know what I think of haste by now.

Shroud of Dedicated Research

Kirin Tor-Honored
Binds when picked up
140 Armor
+28 Stamina
+29 Intellect
Requires Level 78
Requires Kirin Tor – Honored
Equip: Improves haste rating by 38 (1.34% @ L78).
Equip: Increases spell power by 46.
See above.

Shroud of Resurrection
Gortok Palehoof
Utgaarde Pinnacle Normal

Binds when picked up
Back
140 Armor
+28 Stamina
+29 Intellect
Requires Level 78
Equip: Increases spell power by 44.
Equip: Restores 15 mana per 5 sec.

Chest

Heroes’ Robe of Faith (T7)
Arcanist Ivranne in Dalaran for 80 Emblems of Heroism
Binds when picked up
Chest
300 Armor
+67 Stamina
+60 Intellect
+68 Spirit
Red Socket
Blue Socket
Socket Bonus: +6 Spirit
Durability 100 / 100
Classes: Priest
Requires Level 80
Equip: Increases spell power by 85.
Equip: Restores 17 mana per 5 sec.
Great, but by the time I have that many badges I’m usually in Naxx already.  However, if you’re not…

Moonshroud Robe
Crafted
Binds when equipped
300 Armor
+67 Stamina
+68 Intellect
+89 Spirit
Equip: Increases spell power by 105
Honestly, the KT rep robe is better.

Raiments of the Titans
Loken
Halls of Lightning Normal

Binds when picked up
Chest Cloth
280 Armor
+51 Stamina
+52 Intellect
+59 Spirit
Yellow Socket
Socket Bonus: +6 Stamina
Durability 80 / 80
Requires Level 78
Equip: Increases spell power by 81.
Not a bad choice and easier to farm since it’s in a normal.  The yellow socket is nice.

Ornate Woolen Stole
Loken
Halls of Lightning Heroic

Binds when picked up
290 Armor
+67 Stamina
+74 Intellect
Durability 80 / 80
Requires Level 80
Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 60 (1.31% @ L80).
Equip: Increases spell power by 91

Robes of Crackling Flame
Requires Kirin Tor – Exalted
Binds when picked up
Chest Cloth
300 Armor
+66 Stamina
+73 Intellect
Durability 100 / 100
Requires Level 80
Requires Kirin Tor – Exalted
Equip: Improves haste rating by 42 (1.28% @ L80).
Equip: Increases spell power by 104.
Equip: Restores 26 mana per 5 sec.
It’s good, but again: haste.  I think the Ornate Woolen Stole is the better option due to higher crit, but this one isn’t bad if the loot gods decide they hate you.

Vestments of the Scholar

Eregos
Oculus Normal

Binds when picked up
Chest
280 Armor
+51 Stamina
+52 Intellect
Durability 80 / 80
Requires Level 78
Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 69 (1.74% @ L78).
Equip: Increases spell power by 81.
A solid choice and in a normal instance to boot.  Just…you know…that Occ place again.

Egg Sac Robes
Hadronox
Azjol-Nerub Heroic

Binds when picked up
Chest
290 Armor
+60 Stamina
+61 Intellect
Red Socket
Yellow Socket
Socket Bonus: +6 Intellect
Durability 80 / 80
Requires Level 80
Equip: Improves haste rating by 62 (1.89% @ L80).
Equip: Increases spell power by 73.
Oh hey, TWO sockets.

Drakewing Raiments
Drakos the Interrogator
Oculus Heroic

Binds when picked up
Chest
290 Armor
+49 Stamina
+69 Intellect
Yellow Socket
Red Socket
Socket Bonus: +6 Intellect
Requires Level 80
Equip: Improves haste rating by 59.
Equip: Increases spell power by 73.
Two sockets, but haste again, and Occ can still die in a fire.

Wrist

Cuffs of Winged Levitation

Eregos
Oculus Heroic

Binds when picked up
Wrist
131 Armor
+37 Stamina
+38 Intellect
+32 Spirit
Durability 35 / 35
Requires Level 80
Equip: Improves haste rating by 33 (1.01% @ L80).
Equip: Increases spell power by 59.
I won’t bother repeating myself.

Cuffs of the Trussed Hall
Svala Sorrowgrave
Utgarde Pinnacle Heroic

Binds when picked up
Wrist
127 Armor
+37 Stamina
+31 Intellect
+43 Spirit
Requires Level 80
Equip: Increases spell power by 50

Azure Cloth Bindings
Cyanigosa
Violet Hold Heroic

Binds when picked up
Wrist
131 Armor
+36 Stamina
+38 Intellect
Requires Level 80
Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 50 (1.09% @ L80).
Equip: Increases spell power by 59.
What’s not to love?

Ancestral Sinew Wristguards
Wyrmcrest-Revered
Binds when picked up

Wrist
127 Armor
+31 Stamina
+33 Intellect
+27 Spirit
Blue Socket
Socket Bonus: +4 Intellect
Requires Level 80
Equip: Increases spell power by 50.
Not a bad stand in until Cyanigosa coughs up your epics.

Demonic Fabric Bands
Malganis
Culling of Stratholme Normal

Binds when picked up
Wrist
123 Armor
+27 Stamina
+34 Intellect
+38 Spirit
Durability 30 / 30
Requires Level 78
Equip: Increases spell power by 44

Flame Sphere Bindings
Prince Taldaram
Ahn’kahet: The Old Kingdom Heroic

Binds when picked up
Wrist
127 Armor
+37 Stamina
+45 Intellect
Durability 30 / 30
Requires Level 80
Equip: Increases spell power by 51.
Equip: Restores 12 mana per 5 sec.

Savage Wound Wrap
King Dred
Drak’Tharon Keep Heroic

Binds when picked up
Wrist
127 Armor
+31 Stamina
+32 Intellect
Durability 30 / 30
Requires Level 80
Equip: Improves haste rating by 43.
Equip: Increases spell power by 51

Hands

Heroes’ Gloves of Faith (T7)
Arcanist Ivranne for 60 Emblems of Heroism
Binds when picked up
Hands
188 Armor
+45 Stamina
+48 Intellect
+49 Spirit
Red Socket
Socket Bonus: +4 Haste Rating
Classes: Priest
Requires Level 80
Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 35 (0.76% @ L80).
Equip: Increases spell power by 68.
I’m pretty sure the DPS gloves are the better choice for us-yes, even though the set bonuses won’t match.  Thank Blizz for being tardbuckets. 

Moonshroud Gloves
Crafted
Binds when equipped
188 Armor
49 Stamina
51 Intellect
67 Spirit
Equip: Increases spell power by 76

Gloves of Glistening Runes 
Keristrasza
Nexus Heroic

Binds when picked up
Hands
188 Armor
+49 Stamina
+51 Intellect
+44 Spirit
Red Socket
Socket Bonus: +4 Critical Strike Rating
Requires Level 80
Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 36.
Equip: Increases spell power by 68.
Good shit right here, and what Lyr is lucky enough to be sporting.  Mmm, crit.

Overlook Handguards
The Prophet Tharon’ja
Drak’Tharon Keep Heroic

Binds when picked up
Hands
188 Armor
+49 Stamina
+51 Intellect
+66 Spirit
Requires Level 80
Equip: Increases spell power by 77
If you’re too lazy or cheap to get the mats for the Moonshroud.

Gloves of Distorted Time

Epoch
Culling of Stratholme Heroic

Binds when picked up
Hands Cloth
181 Armor
+42 Stamina
+44 Intellect
+53 Spirit
Yellow Socket
Socket Bonus: +6 Stamina
Durability 30 / 30
Requires Level 80
Equip: Increases spell power by 59

Gloves of the Crystal Gardener

Ormorok the Tree-Shaper
Nexus Heroic

Binds when picked up
Hands
181 Armor
+43 Stamina
+44 Intellect
+58 Spirit
Requires Level 80
Equip: Increases spell power by 68

Sterile Flesh-Handling Gloves
Knights of the Ebon Blade – Revered
Binds when picked up
Hands Cloth
181 Armor
+49 Stamina
+58 Intellect
+41 Spirit
Durability 30 / 30
Requires Level 80
Equip: Increases spell power by 68.

Muddied Crimson Gloves
Frenzyheart Tribe – Revered
Binds when picked up
Hands Cloth
175 Armor
+37 Stamina
+40 Intellect
+51 Spirit
Durability 30 / 30
Requires Level 78
Equip: Increases spell power by 60
You know, these gloves are all…pretty similar.  As if loot lists weren’t boring enough.

Gloves of the Azure-Lord
Varos Cloudstrider
Oculus Normal

Binds when picked up
Hands
175 Armor
+37 Stamina
+51 Intellect
+40 Spirit
Requires Level 78
Equip: Increases spell power by 60

Giant-Hair Woven Gloves 
Volkhan
Halls of Lightning Heroic

Binds when picked up
Hands Cloth
181 Armor
+42 Stamina
+58 Intellect
Durability 30 / 30
Requires Level 80
Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 44 (0.96% @ L80).
Equip: Increases spell power by 68
Not a bad second fiddle for the Gloves of Glistening Runes.

Traditionally Dyed Handguards
General Bjarngrim
Halls of Lightning Heroic

Binds when picked up
Hands Cloth
181 Armor
+42 Stamina
+53 Intellect
Yellow Socket
Socket Bonus: +4 Haste Rating
Durability 30 / 30
Requires Level 80
Equip: Improves haste rating by 44 (1.34% @ L80).
Equip: Increases spell power by 59.

Silken Bridge Handwraps
Amanitar
Ahn’kahet: The Old Kingdom Heroic

Binds when picked up
Hands
181 Armor
+49 Stamina
+41 Intellect
Yellow Socket
Socket Bonus: +4 Intellect
Durability 30 / 30
Requires Level 80
Equip: Improves haste rating by 50 (1.52% @ L80).
Equip: Increases spell power by 59.
Is it just me or do they apologize for haste with a socket a lot?

Waist

Elegant Temple Gardens’ Girdle
Arcanist Ivrenne in Dalaran for 40 Emblems of Heroism

Binds when picked up
Waist
169 Armor
+57 Stamina
+48 Intellect
+43 Spirit
Yellow Socket
Socket Bonus: +4 Spirit
Requires Level 80
Equip: Increases spell power by 68.
Equip: Restores 13 mana per 5 sec.

Sash of the Servant
Anub’arak
Azjol-Nerub Heroic

Binds when picked up
Waist Cloth
169 Armor
+58 Stamina
+52 Intellect
Durability 35 / 35
Requires Level 80
Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 64 (1.39% @ L80).
Equip: Increases spell power by 76.
A disc priest’s best option from this list.

Sash of Phantasmal Images
Mage-Lord Urom
Oculus Heroic

Binds when picked up
Waist Cloth
163 Armor
+43 Stamina
+44 Intellect
+57 Spirit
Durability 30 / 30
Requires Level 80
Equip: Increases spell power by 68.

Fishy Cinch
The Oracles – Revered
Binds when picked up
Waist Cloth
158 Armor
+42 Stamina
+37 Intellect
+51 Spirit
Requires Level 78
Equip: Increases spell power by 60

Belt of Dark Mending
Knights of the Ebon Blade – Exalted
Binds when picked up
Waist
169 Armor
+64 Stamina
+50 Intellect
Durability 35 / 35
Requires Level 80
Equip: Improves haste rating by 55 (1.68% @ L80).
Equip: Increases spell power by 77.

Legs

Woven Bracae Leggings
Loken
Halls of Lightning Heroic

Binds when picked up
Legs Cloth
263 Armor
+67 Stamina
+68 Intellect
Durability 75 / 75
Requires Level 80
Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 89 (1.94% @ L80).
Equip: Increases spell power by 105.
Mmm mmm good.

Cyanigosa’s Leggings
Cyanigosa
Violet Hold Heroic

Binds when picked up
Legs Cloth
254 Armor
+58 Stamina
+59 Intellect
+78 Spirit
Durability 65 / 65
Requires Level 80
Equip: Increases spell power by 91
Not a bad option until you can get through the “harder” heroics.

Breeches of the Caller

Ingvar the Plunderer
Utgaarde Keep Heroic

Binds when picked up
Cloth
Legs
254 Armor
+58 Stamina
+74 Intellect
+52 Spirit
Red Socket
Blue Socket
Socket Bonus: +6 Haste Rating
Durability 65 / 65
Requires Level 80
Equip: Increases spell power by 73

Sorrowgrave’s Breeches
Svala Sorrowgrave
Utgarde Pinnacle Heroic

Binds when picked up
Legs
254 Armor
+66 Stamina
+71 Intellect
Red Socket
Socket Bonus: +4 Critical Strike Rating
Durability 65 / 65
Requires Level 80
Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 59.
Equip: Increases spell power by 82.
Crit AND a socket!

Leggings of Burning Gleam
Krystallus
Halls of Stone Normal

Binds when picked up
Legs Cloth
242 Armor
+42 Stamina
+68 Intellect
+59 Spirit
Durability 65 / 65
Requires Level 77
Equip: Increases spell power by 61.
A nicely farmable option until the heroics play nice.

Leggings of the Ruins Dweller
Eck
Gun’drak Heroic

Binds when picked up
Legs Cloth
254 Armor
+55 Stamina
+45 Intellect
Blue Socket
Blue Socket
Socket Bonus: +7 Spell Power
Durability 65 / 65
Requires Level 80
Equip: Restores 25 mana per 5 sec.
Equip: Increases spell power by 73.
If for some reason you’re hurting for mana…

Skirt of the Old Kingdom

Herald Volazj
Ahn’kahet: The Old Kingdom Heroic

Binds when picked up
Legs Cloth
263 Armor
+67 Stamina
+68 Intellect
Durability 75 / 75
Requires Level 80
Equip: Increases spell power by 104.
Equip: Restores 36 mana per 5 sec.
…like, REALLY hurting for mana…

Feet

Aurora Slippers
Crafted
Binds when equipped
Feet Cloth
193 Armor
+37 Stamina
+40 Intellect
+51 Spirit
Durability 40 / 40
Requires Level 80
Equip: Increases spell power by 60.
Good item to start out with.

Stone-Worn Footwraps 
Krik’thir the Gatewatcher
Azjol-Nerub Heroic

Binds when picked up
Feet Cloth
199 Armor
+33 Stamina
+52 Intellect
Durability 40 / 40
Requires Level 80
Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 57 (1.24% @ L80).
Equip: Increases spell power by 68
AN: The instance you will come to hate. 

Slithering Slippers
Slad’ran
Gundrak Heroic

Binds when picked up
Feet Cloth
199 Armor
+43 Stamina
+44 Intellect
Durability 40 / 40
Requires Level 80
Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 57 (1.24% @ L80).
Equip: Increases spell power by 68.

Footwraps of Teleportation

Xevozz
Violet Hold Heroic (random boss)

Binds when picked up
Feet Cloth
199 Armor
+45 Stamina
+57 Intellect
+39 Spirit
Yellow Socket
Socket Bonus: +5 Spell Power
Durability 40 / 40
Requires Level 80
Equip: Increases spell power by 59.

Sandals of Crimson Fury

The Wyrmrest Accord – Exalted
Binds when picked up
Feet Cloth
206 Armor
+49 Stamina
+50 Intellect
Blue Socket
Socket Bonus: +4 Intellect
Durability 50 / 50
Requires Level 80
Equip: Improves haste rating by 51 (1.56% @ L80).
Equip: Increases spell power by 77.

Rings

Ring of the Traitor King
Anub’arak
Azjol-Nerub Heroic

Binds when picked up
Unique-Equipped
Finger
+27 Stamina
+34 Intellect
Requires Level 80
Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 43 (0.94% @ L80).
Equip: Increases spell power by 51.
Hi, I have tasty crit.

Ring of Temerity
Oculus Quest Reward
Finger
+34 Stamina
+45 Intellect
Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 35 (0.95% @ L77).
Equip: Increases spell power by 54.
Crit and a quest reward, even if it is…Occ.

Globule Signet
Ichoron
Violet Hold Heroic (random boss)

Binds when picked up
Unique-Equipped
Finger
+31 Stamina
+33 Intellect
Requires Level 80
Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 42 (0.91% @ L80).
Equip: Increases spell power by 51.
Less int that above, but more crit.

Enchanted Wire Stitching
Meathook
Culling of Stratholme Normal

Binds when picked up
Unique-Equipped
Finger
+33 Stamina
+27 Intellect
+38 Spirit
Requires Level 78
Equip: Increases spell power by 46.

Ringlet of Repose
Maiden of Grief
Halls of Stone Normal
Binds when picked up
Unique-Equipped
Finger
+31 Stamina
+27 Intellect
+36 Spirit
Requires Level 77
Equip: Increases spell power by 43.

Signet of Hopeful Light
Requires Argent Crusade – Exalted
Binds when picked up
Unique
Finger
+42 Stamina
+50 Intellect
Requires Level 80
Equip: Improves haste rating by 36 (1.1% @ L80).
Equip: Increases spell power by 58.

Band of Enchanted Growth
Mage-Lord Urom
Oculus Heroic

Binds when picked up
Unique-Equipped
Finger
+37 Stamina
+31 Intellect
Requires Level 80
Equip: Increases spell power by 50.
Equip: Restores 17 mana per 5 sec.

Band of Guile
Malganis
Culling of Stratholme Heroic

Binds when picked up
Unique-Equipped
Finger
+49 Stamina
+34 Intellect
Requires Level 80
Equip: Improves haste rating by 50 (1.52% @ L80).
Equip: Increases spell power by 59.

Annhylde’s Ring
Ingvar the Plunderer
Utgaarde Keep Heroic

Binds when picked up
Finger
+50 Stamina
+33 Intellect
Requires Level 80
Equip: Improves haste rating by 49.
Equip: Increases spell power by 59.
WTF haste.  Again.

Solitaire of Reflecting Beams
Moragg
Violet Hold Heroic(random boss)

Binds when picked up
Unique-Equipped
Finger
+37 Stamina
+31 Intellect
Requires Level 80
Equip: Improves haste rating by 43 (1.31% @ L80).
Equip: Increases spell power by 50.

Ring of the Frenzied Wolvar
Gortok Palehoof
Utgaarde Pinnacle Heroic

Binds when picked up
Unique-Equipped
Finger
+42 Stamina
+28 Intellect
Requires Level 80
Equip: Improves haste rating by 43.
Equip: Increases spell power by 51.
…!

Signet of Ranulf
King Ymiron
Utgaarde Pinnacle Normal

Binds when picked up
Unique-Equipped
Finger
+28 Stamina
+29 Intellect
Requires Level 78
Equip: Improves haste rating by 38.
Equip: Increases spell power by 46.
Oh FFS.

Trinket

Soul Preserver
Malganis
Culling of Stratholme Normal

Binds when picked up
Unique-Equipped
Trinket
Requires Level 78
Equip: Increases spell power by 75.
Equip: Your healing spells have a chance to make your next heal cast within 15 sec cost 800 less mana.
Not a bad choice, and is in a non-Heroic.

Forge Ember
Sjonnir
Halls of Stone Heroic

Binds when picked up
Unique-Equipped
Trinket
Requires Level 80
Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 73 (1.59% @ L80).
Equip: Your spells have a chance to increase your spell power by 512 for 10 sec. 
Shame H HoS is supposed to suck.

The Egg of Mortal Essence
Arcanist Ivranne in Dalaran for 40 Emblems of Heroism
Binds when picked up
Unique
Trinket
Requires Level 80
Equip: Increases spell power by 98.
Equip: Your direct healing and heal over time spells have a chance to increase your haste rating by 505 for 10 secs.
I’m tired of bashing haste, so let me point this one out as a good option once your other stats are in order and you can begin stacking haste.  It’s not that haste is unimportant, or bad: just that when you’re starting out, haste can wreck your longevity without sufficient quantities of other stats to help you out.  If you’re raiding with people who don’t out-gear good bit, then you want longevity. 

Winged Talisman

Ionar
Halls of Lightning Heroic

Binds when picked up
Unique-Equipped
Trinket
Requires Level 80
Equip: Restores 29 (18.4 at 70) mana per 5 sec.
Use: Increases spell power by 346 for 20 sec.
Cooldown: 2 min

Tome of Arcane Phenomena
Eregos
Oculus Normal
Binds when picked up
Unique-Equipped
Trinket
Requires Level 78
Equip: Increases spell power by 68.
Use: Increases your haste rating by 256 for 20 sec. (2 Min Cooldown)

Spark of Life

Sjonnir
Halls of Stone Heroic

Binds when picked up
Unique-Equipped
Trinket
Requires Level 80
Equip: Improves haste rating by 73 (2.23% @ L80).
Equip: Each time you cast a spell, there is chance you will gain up to 176 mana per 5 for 15 sec. (40 second Cooldown)

Mainhand

War Mace of Unrequited Love
Keristraza
Nexus Heroic

Binds when picked up
Mace
Main Hand
+49 Intellect
Durability 105 / 105
Requires Level 80
Equip: Increases spell power by 408.
Equip: Restores 19 mana per 5 sec.
That’s a lot of int and spellpower.

Gavel of the Brewing Storm
The Wyrmrest Accord – Revered
Binds when picked up
Main Hand
Mace
+49 Stamina
+26 Intellect
Durability 90 / 90
Requires Level 80
Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 24 (0.52% @ L80).
Equip: Improves haste rating by 25 (0.76% @ L80).
Equip: Increases spell power by 355.
If Keri hates you or you need crit, this is not a bad option.

Beguiling Scepter
Malganis
Culling of Stratholme Normal

Binds when picked up
Main Hand
Mace
+43 Stamina
+29 Intellect
Durability 90 / 90
Requires Level 78
Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 30 (0.76% @ L78).
Equip: Increases spell power by 314.

Totemic Purification Rod
Kaluak-Revered
Binds when picked up
Main Hand
Mace
+37 Stamina
+39 Intellect
Durability 90 / 90
Requires Level 78
Requires The Kalu’ak – Revered
Equip: Improves haste rating by 32 (1.13% @ L78).
Equip: Increases spell power by 314.

Offhand

Handbook of Obscure Remedies
Binds when picked up
Emblem of Heroism Vendor
Held In Off-hand
+43 Stamina
+36 Intellect
+38 Spirit
Requires Level 80
Equip: Improves haste rating by 25 (0.76% @ L80).
Equip: Increases spell power by 59.
If you have the emblems and don’t need the crit from the Tome of Salramm, this is a good choice.

Prison Manifest

World Drop
Binds when equipped
+33 Stamina
+42 Intellect
+34 Spirit
Equip: Increases spell power by 51

Tome of Salramm
Salramm
Culling of Stratholme Normal

Binds when picked up
Held In Off-hand
+28 Stamina
+21 Intellect
+19 Spirit
Requires Level 78
Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 38 (0.96% @ L78).
Equip: Increases spell power by 46.

Temple Crystal Fragment
Novos the Summoner
Drak’Tharon Keep Heroic

Binds when picked up
Held In Off-hand
+37 Stamina
+31 Intellect
Requires Level 80
Equip: Improves haste rating by 42 (1.28% @ L80).
Equip: Increases spell power by 51.

Seal of Valgarde
Gortok Palehoof
Utgaarde Pinnacle Normal

Binds when picked up
Held In Off-hand
+16 Stamina
+35 Intellect
Requires Level 78
Equip: Improves haste rating by 38.
Equip: Increases spell power by 44.

Wand

Wand of Ahnkahet
Herald Volazj
Ahn’kahet: The Old Kingdom Heroic

Binds when picked up
Ranged Wand
332 – 617 Shadow Damage Speed 1.80
(263.6 damage per second)
+24 Stamina
+20 Intellect
+27 Spirit
Requires Level 80
Equip: Increases spell power by 33.

Wand of Sseratus

Slad’ran
Gundrak Heroic

Binds when picked up
Ranged Wand
301 – 560 Shadow Damage Speed 1.80
(239.2 damage per second)
+18 Stamina
+18 Intellect
+24 Spirit
Requires Level 80
Equip: Increases spell power by 28.

Rod of the Fallen Monarch
Anub’arak
Azjol-Nerub Heroic

Binds when picked up
Wand
332 – 617 Shadow Damage Speed 1.80
(263.6 damage per second)
+21 Stamina
+21 Intellect
Durability 75 / 75
Requires Level 80
Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 27 (0.59% @ L80).
Equip: Increases spell power by 33.
Remember when I said you’d come to hate AN?

Brazier Igniter
Svala Sorrowgrave
Utgarde Pinnacle Normal

Binds when picked up
Wand
Speed 1.80
278 – 516 Shadow Damage
(220.6 damage per second)
+15 Stamina
+17 Intellect
+21 Spirit
Requires Level 78
Equip: Increases spell power by 26.

Shinygem Rod
Requires The Oracles – Revered
Binds when picked up
Ranged Wand
278 – 516 Nature Damage Speed 1.80
(220.6 damage per second)
+31 Stamina
Durability 65 / 65
Requires Level 78
Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 16 (0.4% @ L78).
Equip: Increases spell power by 26.
You know you want the egg anyway.  Shame it lacks int, though.

Purifying Torch

Argent Crusade – Revered
Binds when picked up
Ranged Wand
247 – 459 Fire Damage Speed 1.60
(220.6 damage per second)
+21 Stamina
Requires Level 78
Equip: Restores 8 mana per 5 sec.
Equip: Increases spell power by 26.
Other rep option, though also lacking int.

Staff

Staff of Draconic Combat
Eregos
Oculus Heroic

Binds when picked up
Staff
+67 Stamina
+90 Intellect
+69 Spirit
Durability 120 / 120
Requires Level 80
Equip: Improves haste rating by 88 (2.68% @ L80).
Equip: Increases spell power by 408.

Staff of Wayward Principles

Skadi the Ruthless
Utgaarde Pinnacle Heroic

Binds when picked up
Staff
+67 Stamina
+77 Intellect
+56 Spirit
Requires Level 80
Equip: Improves haste rating by 78.
Equip: Increases spell power by 355.

Staff of Sinister Claws
Herald Volazj
Ahn’kahet: The Old Kingdom Heroic

Binds when picked up
Staff
+76 Stamina
+77 Intellect
+51 Spirit
Durability 100 / 100
Requires Level 80
Equip: Improves haste rating by 78 (2.38% @ L80).
Equip: Increases spell power by 355.

Malygos’ Favor

Eregos
Oculus Normal

Binds when picked up
Staff
+61 Stamina
+55 Intellect
+95 Spirit
Requires Level 78
Equip: Increases spell power by 314.

Sempiternal Staff

Epoch
Culling of Stratholme Normal

Binds when picked up
Staff
+51 Stamina
+68 Intellect
+53 Spirit
Durability 100 / 100
Requires Level 78
Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 68 (1.71% @ L78).
Equip: Increases spell power by 314.

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