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6-05-2010 @ 5:26PM
I would just like to mention that it was always Daffy who posted the signs on hunting seasons. We know how that usually turns out. Just sayin.Oh and for all the heirloom wearers, do pay attention to the stats vs level. Not sure how the mage heirlooms compare, but my 27 priest is not wearing a large portion of his heirloom gear because the stats are better on drops and rewards.
6-05-2010 @ 6:54PM
While there are sometimes quest rewards and dungeon gear that is slightly better for a level or two, I find the xp bonus on the heirloom chest/shoulders and the high-powered enchants (at lower level anyway- the AGI and spellpower chants especially are quite op) you can put on the weapons make it more worthwhile to just stick with those items.
6-05-2010 @ 6:55PM
sligthly better stats vs. potentailly 20% bonus exp from heirloom...easy choce mate
6-05-2010 @ 7:21PM
Because chest and shoulders are the only heirloom gear... >_>Also, it may seem slight because we are used to an upgrade being at least +44, but at low levels even +2 makes a difference. And most well itemized blues are taking 4 or more levels to become worse than heirloomc on my priest. YMMV. Like I said, I don't know about mages.Although, I will say I didn't think about enchants. I will have to look into that.
6-05-2010 @ 10:37PM
I have a friend that only equips heirlooms to turn in quests. But that's when the non-heirloom item is better than the heirloom item.
6-05-2010 @ 11:07PM
Speaking of heirlooms, is the Dignified Headmaster's Charge the best PvE weapon while leveling a mage? It's two-handed, and I was wondering if an heirloom main hand weapon would allow for better stats overall.
6-06-2010 @ 1:15AM
If you have the stone keeper's shards, I personally would suggest getting the Grand Staff of Jordan as a heirloom weapon...sure, it doesn't have intellect or spirit, and the resiliance won't help in PvE, but it has hit (the other heirloom staff has crit instead), which is always helpful, especially when solo questing...having that critical frost nova miss or your pyroblast opener miss...sucks. Same amount of spellpower as the other staff, too.But if you don't want to spend shards on that, then the Dignified Headmaster's Charge is good too.None of the one-handed weapons are good for mages (the only caster one is a mace, which we can't use, and the rest are for non-casters)
6-06-2010 @ 5:18PM
Thanks. I actually do have the Grand Staff of Jordan (My lock bought full PvE and PvP gear for my mage) but had only been using it in PvP. I'm frost spec, with 2 points in precision already, but yeah, I can see the need for extra hit. Especially if I'm in dungeons, where easing back on the spellpower is not a bad thing for now :)
7-20-2010 @ 6:01AM
I doubt this is true; heirlooms are very potent, especially something like a staff with a +30 SP on it! I noticed only a few blues and some boe epics that were better than Heirlooms and even then only for a little while. I've got the heirloom ring as well and with a +25% experience boost and no need to ever repair them, the only problems with heirlooms are:1) You outlevel new friends2) You get fed up looking at the same robe for so long3) It reduces your enthusiasm for new gear somewhat knowing that you have 'those seven slots covered' (staff-trinket x 2-shoulders-robe-ring)Don't forget that you can use two spellpower trinkets at once too, which is pretty OP considering the poor ones everyone else has access too (and even then not for a long time).I notice a lot of people have Wintergrasp PvP heirlooms even if they don't level in BGs because they don't know the PvE ones in Dalaran exist and judge them on those somewhat less-effective ones.The crafted Spidersilk boots and cape are excellent for levelling mages.And finally, after level 18 and especially 28+ some of the handiest levelling items come from honor at the three BG vendors (such as the epic bracers at 40). A quick BOA honor boost of 2000 points and your alt is ready to go. Many people don't realise these even exist, or where the vendors are.
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