[Resto] Cloud9's Shaman Pre-Raid Gear Guide

Cloud9's picture

Hello and welcome to my pre-raid gear guide for restoration shamans. This guide is dedicated to you shamans who have just turned level 80 and want to start raiding as quickly as possible. Well, before you can enter raid instances like Naxxramas and preforme well, you need good gear. In this guide I have added the best gear you can get outside of raids, it is recommended that you attain most of the gear for each slot added in this guide before starting raids.


Head:
Helm of the Lightning Halls Bind on Equip
Battlemap Hide Helm HC Utgarde Keep
Helm of the Majestic Stag Kirin Tor - Honored

Neck:
Lattice Choker of Light 25 Emblems of Heroism
Titanium Spellshock Necklace Crafted
Amulet of Dazzling Light HC Nexus

Shoulders:
Epaulets of Market Row Bind on Equip
Mantle of the Tribunal HC Halls of Stone
Spaulders of the Violet Hold HC Violet Hold

Back:
Wispcloak Crafted
Shroud of Resurrection Utgarde Pinnacle Normal
Ancient Dragon Spirit Cape HC Oculus

Chest:
Robes of Crackling Flame Kirin Tor - Exalted
Dalronn's Jerkin HC Utgarde Keep
Revenant's Breastplate Crafted

Wrist:
Bands of Channeled Energy HC Nexus
Limb Regeneration Bracers HC DTK
Cuffs of Winged Levitation HC Oculus

Hands:
Grips of Fierce Pronouncements The Wyrmrest Accord - Exalted
Lightning-Charged Gloves HC Halls of Stone
Fiery Obelisk Handguards HC Old Kingdom

Waist:
Mail Girdle of the Audient Earth HC Halls of Lightning
Beadwork Belt of Shamanic Vision 40 Emblems of Heroism
Slad'ran's Coiled Cord HC Gundrak

Legs:
Kilt of Dark Mercy Knights of the Ebon Blade - Exalted
Skirt of the Old Kingdom HC Old Kingdom
Frozen Forest Kilt HC Nexus

Feet:
Sandals of Crimson Fury The Wyrmrest Accord - Exalted
Revenant's Treads Crafted
Cleric's Linen Shoes HC Nexus

Rings:
Band of Enchanted Growth HC Oculus
Titanium Spellshock Ring Crafted
Signet of Hopeful Light Argent Crusade - Exalted
Band of Guile HC The Culling of Stratholme

Trinkets:
Winged Talisman HC Halls of Lightning
Soul Preserver The Culling of Stratholme Normal
Spark of Life HC Halls of Stone
The Egg of Mortal Essence 40 Emblems of Heroism

2 Hand:
Staff of Draconic Combat HC Oculus
Staff of Wayward Principles HC UK
Staff of Sinister Claws HC Old Kingdom

1 Hand:
War Mace of Unrequited Love HC Nexus
Titansteel Guardian Crafted
Gavel of the Fleshcrafter HC The Culling of Stratholme

Off hand:
Zom's Crackling Bulwark Bind on Equip
Protective Barricade of the Light 35 Emblems of Heroism
Facade Shield of Glyphs HC Azjol'Nerub


Preforming good in PVE is not just about gear, it is also important that you choose the right spec, that you are using the best spell rotation and that you gem and enchant your gear correctly.
For talent spec, i recommend looking up at some good specs at wowhead, wowwiki and other sites, but you can't really go so much wrong in resto,
For gems you should be stacking Spell Power gems, forget the socket bonus, just throw in red gems, they will increase your healing the most. For totem you will be using Totem of Forest Growth which can be purchased for 15 Emblems of Heroism.

Thank you for reading and good luck raiding.

Comments

Jiyambi's picture

Needs an update

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Any Update in Sight

With the new badge changes to the Heroics, I was wondering if this guide would be updated to include the new gear that is available through heroics.

Tag's picture

Another thing

I also totally disagree on your gem advice. There are few healers who would stack pure SP with gems. Druids often do but that's the exception (and even a lot of them won't since the patch). I think its all about balance. Popular gems with raiding shamans tend to be Pure SP for red slots, Haste for yellow and SP/MP5 (purple gem) for blue slots.

Its quite simple. If you need a bit more haste or MP5 then go for those gems (if you have the correct coloured socket) otherwise go ahead and stack SP. Bear in mind that as your haste increases you MP5 needs to as well. As I'm constantly reminded by shamans haste = oom quicker.

Tag. Smiling

Tag's picture

Totem!

Totem of the bay is a good choice if you don't struggle for mana. Most shamans I know (admittedly they are well geared) go for this totem rather than the emblem one.

Tag. Smiling

Well laid out, quick typo

Thanks and congrats on the Resto Shaman pre-raid gear guide! Laughing out loud

I've just noticed a small typo in your opening paragraph, where you've spelt 'perform' as 'preforme'. Puzzled

lunargecko's picture

My suggestions to make this

My suggestions to make this guide better:

  • Make it clear that the guide is for Restoration Shaman. From the title picture, it seems like you cover all classes.

  • Read through the guide and fix your typos, such as "i" not being capitalized.

  • Make bullets for the items, like I used in this comment.

  • Finally, if you want to go above and beyond, get item icons for every single item. Here's some examples of it in action: Kirin Tor Rep Guide, Frenzyheart Rep Guide
Anyway, those are my suggestions for you. You can choose to follow them or not, but I think it would make the guide better if you do. Overall I suppose it's a nice guide, albeit rather misleading.

War is not about who is right, it is about who is left.

Trollvink's picture

Hello, I am currently

Hello, I am currently working on a guide to get raid ready as a Warlock. In that guide I will add Gear, Glyphs, Spec and Rotation. I was wondering if you can add these too, if you already had this on the ToDo, then forget this Smiling

Good guide; a little bit of... 'unedited' but the info is good.

Quote:
Preforming good in PVE is not just about gear, it is also important that you choose the right spec, that you are using the best spell rotation and that you gem and enchant your gear correctly.
For talent spec, i recommend looking up at some good specs at wowhead, wowwiki and other sites, but you can't really go so much wrong in resto,
For gems you should be stacking Spell Power gems, forget the socket bonus, just throw in red gems, they will increase your healing the most. For totem you will be using Totem of Forest Growth which can be purchased for 15 Emblems of Heroism.

First of all, you shouldn't vagualy(?) point where someone should get their specs. Just copy it and paste that here as a quote, that looks alot better and safes the hassle.

About gems, just create a little section for this, explaining why we would only stack this gem (A little bigger then just a few words, pl0x).

Then as last, for the totem or ranged slot, just add that slot to the gear list, I can't understand why it isn't there.

~Trollvink