Now I realize he says...
This list is a tool, not a blue print for how to gear. I’ve never intended these lists to be the definitive guide on how to gear a raiding moonkin.
... and I get it. But I just don't have the time to do this right. Let's cherry pick from the excellent research and posting Graylo and Cowtarus have done to see what direction a part-timer should go with their emblems.
So though he says not to, I'm going to pretend that Graylo's lists are hierarchical BiS lists (BiS, I've learned, meaning "Best in Slot") so that I can save some time. I really don't have the energy to figure out how close to accurate he is. He's done better than I could by miles and miles, and I'm happy enough as is.
I'm taking Graylo's list and only including items that fit one of these "part-timer accessible" categories.
- Bought with emblems that you can grab from 5-man dungeons.
- Craftables that aren't BoC (ie, items you could find in the AH)
- Fall from a 5-man instance, heroic or normal.
- Rep rewards (though I think the ICC (Icecrown Citadel) rep is beyond us).
- The Kirin Tor will sell it to you for enough gold to buy most of Shattrath.
|Leggings of Woven Death||Crafting||399.2||399.2|
|Legwraps of Unleashed Nature||Crafting||381.5||381.5|
|Sanctified Lasherweave Trousers||95 EoF + Conq Mark||533.7||351.6|
|Lasherweave Trousers||95 EoF||473.2||314.9|
|Malfurion's Trousers of Triumph||75 EoT + 1 ToC||429.6||251.5|
|Malfurion's Trousers of Conquest||50 EoT||384||225.7|
|Helm of Clouded Sight||75 EoT||430.8||430.8|
|Helm of Abundant Growth||75 EoT||417.5||417.5|
|Fallen Sentry's Hood||Falric 5man||398.4||398.4|
|Hood of Fiery Aftermath||75 EoT||536.4||390|
|Malfurion's Cover of Conquest||50 EoT||519.1||376.6 |
|Sightless Crown of Ulmaas||Marwyn - H 5man||490.9||368.3|
|Tattered Glacial-Woven Hood||Halls Chest 5man||363.6||363.6|
|Lasherweave Mantle||60 EoF||263.7||263.7|
|Shoulders of the Fateful Accord||45 EoT||231.6||231.6|
|Malfurion's Mantle of Conquest||30 EoT||207.4||207.4|
|Mantle of Tattered Feathers||Trash 5man||173.6||173.6|
|Grim Lasher Shoulderguards||Halls Chest 5man||167.2||167.2|
|Very Fashionable Shoulders||Bronjahm - H 5man||284.2||161.5|
|Meteor Chaser's Raiment||95 EoF||399.2||399.2|
|Ermine Coronation Robes||95 EoF||388.2||388.2|
|Vestments of Spruce and Fir||95 EoF||363.9||363.9|
|Lasherweave Vestment||95 EoF||337||337|
|Malfurion's Vestments of Conquest||50 EoT||295.2||295.2|
|Mord'rethar Robes||Devourer - H||259.8||259.8|
|Chestguard of Broken Branches||Halls Chest - H||234.2||234.2|
|Ancient Polar Bear Hide||Ick - H||347.5||226.8|
|Robes of the Cheating Heart||Bronjahm||216||216|
|Gloves of False Gestures||60 EoF||299.6||299.6|
|Gloves of the Great Horned Owl||60 EoF||288.1||288.1|
|Gloves of Ambivalence||60 EoF||280.3||280.3|
|Malfurion's Gloves of Conquest||30 EoT||200.6||200.6|
|Suspiciously Soft Gloves||Marwyn - H 5man||197.6||197.6|
|Marwyn's Macabre Fingertips||Falric 5man||181.9||181.9|
|Essence of Desire||Devourer - H 5man||181.5||181.5|
|Cold Sweat Grips||Bronjahm 5man||250.2||157.2|
|Bejeweled Wizard's Bracers||Pattern from 25man [mats includes 60 EoT; 3339g at AH today - Panzer] ||182||182|
|Ghostly Wristwraps||Trash - H 5man||148.2||148.2|
|Bracer of Worn Molars||Falric - H 5man||217.6||132.5|
|Wristguards of Subterranean Moss||Ick 5man||121.1||121.1|
This is an interesting slot, as Graylo explains that if you can get this to drop, from the top of the list, that you, as a boomkin, shouldn't have too much competition for the piece. Bad in that there's nothing on this list that's from EoT or EoF. The Bejeweled Bracers look like about it, as I think you could swipe a crafted pair from the AH.
|Bracers of Eternal Dreaming||Valithria - 25||204.5||204.5|
There's also limited evidence that you can bag the Bracers for playing Bejeweled, or at could at one point (man, that'd be nice, but I don't see it corroborated anywhere). Note also that the mats for those gloves require 60 EoT themselves! (15 EoT times four Crusader Orbs).
|Belt of Petrified Ivy||60 EoF||303||303|
|Cord of the White Dawn [4586g on AH today - Panzer]||Crafted H||207.9||207.9|
|Strip of Remorse||Halls Chest - H 5man||206.9||206.9|
|Braid of Salt and Fire||Ick - H 5man||182.7||182.7|
|Sash of Ancient Power||Crafted H||263.1||178.1|
|Essence of Anger||Devourer 5man||230.1||141|
|Sandals of Consecration [15k on AH today -Panzer]||Crafting||280.3||280.3|
|Blessed Cenarion Boots||Crafting||267.5||267.5|
|Deathfrost Boots [18k on AH today]||Crafting||391.4||264.8|
|Boots of Wintery Endurance||Crafted H||204.8||204.8|
|Savior's Slippers||Crafted H||199.8||199.8|
|Spellslinger's Slippers||Crafted H||195.6||195.6|
|Prelate's Snowshoes||Tyrannus - H 5man||183.1||183.1|
|Barkhide Treads||Eadric's Cache - H||231.4||164.1|
|Ice-Steeped Sandals||Garfrost 5man||161.1||161.1|
|Volde's Cloak of the Night Sky||50 EoF||208.8||208.8|
|Arcane Loops of Anger||Devourer - H 5man||155.2||155.2|
|Coil of Missing Gems||Devourer 5man||193.1||117.9|
|Sundial of the Exiled||40 EoH||171||171|
|Nevermelting Ice Crystal||Tyrannus - H 5man||156.4||156.4|
|Talisman of Resurgence||50 EoT||151.3||151.3|
|Maghia's Misguided Quill||60 EoF||420.7||120|
|Shard of the Crystal Heart||50 EoT||297.4||44.1|
Disclaimer: I urge you to view the trinkets with some level of skepticism. A lot of the trinkets have proc with unknown rates and cooldowns. Additionally, the trinkets that proc mobs to fight for you are hard to evaluate.
|Ashen Band of Endless Destruction||Ashen Verdict Exalted||319.8||218.9|
|Ashen Band of Unmatched Destruction||Ashen Verdict Revered||294.3||195.4|
|Runed Signet of the Kirin Tor||10,750 Gold||184.5||184.5|
|Polished Dragonslayer's Signet||Onyxia Head||163.7||163.7|
|Ashen Band of Greater Destruction||Ashen Verdict Honored||259.3||160.4|
|Band of the Invoker||35 EoT||155.6||155.6|
|Ashen Band of Destruction||Ashen Verdict Friendly||241.7||148.8|
|Shriveled Heart||Halls Chest - H 5man||156.8||156.8|
|Ward of the Violet Citadel||25 EoH||166.7||91.6|
|Hammer of Purified Flame||5man Quests||752.9||752.9|
|Chilled Heart of the Glacier||Halls Chest 5man||608.5||553.1|
|Dagger of Lunar purity||25 Champion's Seals||451.9||451.9|
|Unspeakable Secret||Garfrost 5man||673.2||673.2|
|Engraved Gargoyle Femur||Tyrannus - H 5man||885.8||662.2|
|Blood Boil Lancet||Devourer 5man||644.8||644.8|
Fun to see that I've already got the Blood Boil Lancet. I'm on the list!
At this point you should only be thinking about two idols. The [Idol of Lunar Eclipse] is the best and it is purchasable with Emblems of Frost. However, you may be saving your Emblems for your Tier Set or another item. In such a case you should at least have the [Idol of Lunar Fury]. It is purchase able with Emblems of Triumph. Since it is incredibly easy to farm EoTs at the moment, using anything less then the Idol of Lunar Fury is pretty stupid.
Wow. Graylo's list is wonderful. And I'm also able to quit irrationally leaving out slots that I usually ignore, like rings and trinkets. So now I'm not so interested in shoulders and gloves anymore -- those are the only things I could even get enough EoF to grab at the rate I'm going. They're tabled. Although the following back item:
|Volde's Cloak of the Night Sky||50 EoF||208.8||208.8|
... is probably the first thing to grab with Frost. It's the only cloak on Graylo's list that fits part-timer accessible gear.
After some thinking, I'm down to a ring or a helm. Here's the comparison. The order shouldn't matter too much; it's the same number of emblems (duh) no matter what I buy first. Since I already have 43, the question is if I'd rather have neither for three days, max, or the ring for those three extra days and the helm later.
Ring gives me 58 Int, 39 Sta, 50 Spi, 50 Haste (1.52%), and 56 Spell Power over what I have now for 35 emblems.
The helm gives me 92 Int, 56 Sta, 313 Armor, 13 Crit (0.28%), 72 Hit (2.2%), 31 Spell Power, and 1 Socket over what I have now for 50 EoTs.
I'm tempted to go helm. 92x15 mana is nice, and that's 34x15 more mana than the ring. Extra hit, a little crit, and armor is also nice. Downside is minus 15 spell power and a little haste. Yeah, I think I go helm (though I should've given idols more thought).
What a waste of time. Sheesh. How can this possibly be fun?! ;^)