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5-22-2009 @ 7:41PM
"And, when you're done with it, you can send it to another alt, even if they can't wear that specific armor type, because the item will automatically become the highest possible armor type for that specific character."Is that blimp accurate?! I've got the badges saved to buy a pair, but I've been questioning if I should, because I'm leveling a DK, and a mage, and a warrior. I've been considering just buying cloth and letting the Warrior and DK deal with off-spec shoulders, but if this is right, that would be great. Any confirmation?
5-22-2009 @ 7:45PM
What is means is that what shows as plate to a lvl 80 will be whatever the highest armor type the low level character can use at the time. Same w/ mail. Buying the cloth ones will not magically give your warrior/paladin/DK plate.
5-22-2009 @ 7:47PM
But swapping the cloth ones in as you turn in quests will probably net you the bonus XP, provided you're too lazy to just grind up the Shards or Emblems for the Plate ones...
5-22-2009 @ 8:06PM
Gonna have to call shennanigans on that. I've got a pair of cloth shoulders on a leather wearer and they are still cloth, sent a pair of plate shoulders to a priest and they are still plate.
5-22-2009 @ 8:30PM
From what I understood, the changing of an heirloom item from one armor type to another really only applied to classes that can upgrade armor at a certain level. Meaning, if you purchase mail shoulders and send them to your level 20 Shaman, they will equip as leather until the shaman levels up enough to wear mail, at which point they will equip as mail.I think. :)
5-22-2009 @ 9:40PM
tanek is right. The only shoulder armor class changes are the mail shoulders that will convert to leather for low-level toons and the plate shoulders that will convert to mail for low-level toons. Once those toons hit level 40, they convert back to their original types of mail and plate respectively.
5-23-2009 @ 1:29AM
If you're planning to get a pair of BoA Shoulders, and want the maximum use from them, then why not follow my BoA top tip:Get the Stained Shadowcraft Spaulders (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=42952). Why?Simple. Because they can be used by the most amount of classes to some degree of usefulness while providing their XP benefit. Rogues and Feral druids is what they were designed for, but DPS Warriors, Ret Paladins, Hunters, Enhancement Shammies and Death Knights will all fine their stats useful while levelling. Pick up an Exquisite Sunderseer Mantle for WG shards as well, and you have 2 pairs of shoulders that will serve every alt you make.
5-23-2009 @ 5:10AM
So glad I read the replies before investing.
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