In any event, though I'll be comparing Expedition pieces in the mathes-off, I did first compile what Jal is wearing now, with its bonuses, etc. Here's what he's got.
|Head||Clefthoof Cover of Nature's Wrath||203||71 nat|
|Neck||Brooch of Heightened Potential||22||14||9|
|Shoulder||Clefthoof Shoulderguards of Nature's Wrath||188||54 nat|
|Back||Ogre Slayer's Cover (+18 Int, +11 Spr)||68||20||16|
|Chest||Windroc Shroud (squishie cloth)||130||26||21|
|Arm||Murkblood Bracers of Nature's Wrath||115||42 nat|
|Hands||Expedition Gloves of Nature's Wrath||169||58 nat|
|Waist||Murkblood Belt of Nature's Wrath||148||57 nat|
|Legs||Murkblood Pants of Nature's Wrath||231||75 nat|
|Feet||Dreghood Boots of Nature's Wrath||147||44 nat|
|Ring 1||Sedai's Ring (+12 int)||15||5|
|Ring 2||Wildlord's Band||25||11|
|Trinket 1||Glowing Crystal Insignia||26/104|
|Trinket 2||Vengeance of the Illidari||0/120||26|
|Weapon||Talbuk Sticker (+15 sta, +11 int)||58||10|
|Off-hand||Slavehandler Rod of Nature's Wrath||34 nat|
|Idol||Idol of Ferocity (worthless for balance)|
|Nordrassil Comparision Totals:||921||284 nat|
|Grand Totals:||1399 (without kits)||192|
Naturally there's not much past pure Nature damage. I can see why this would make Mera cry, but I can also see why, with roots or a good tank, this is some great stuff. It's a free crit every time I throw Wrath, and Wrath is powerful enough now that I lead with it instead of Starfire. Interesting to think there's still some room in the Nature's Wrath for improvement, as I could upgrade it all to Expedition, if those ever hit the AH.
Only real downside? Well, I do run out of mana occasionally, the armor isn't great (better than a Clothkin's, but not great), and it's not very flexible. If I need to emergency heal, I swap in my healing staff, but it's still pretty shoddy if I don't have time to change clothes. If I bump into the ever more common nature resistant mob, the DPS goes waaaaay down as I Starfire and Moonfire them to death (though I did just pick up an "of Arcane Wrath" cape questing last night *sigh*).
We'll see how the numbers cut out later, but thought this might be interesting, and following Jal's gear is something I'd been meaning to do more often.