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Gearing a restoration druid, part 3, page 2



One-handed weapons


Enchant Power Torrent or Heartsong, as you prefer. At current levels of gear, I would tend to recommend Heartsong.

One-handed weapons with an offhand continue to be the better choice if you're on the lookout for raw stats, particularly because offhands can now be enchanted.
  1. Incineratus (heroic) Every caster in the raid will be rolling on this. Dropped by heroic Magmaw in Blackwing Descent.
  2. Twilight's Hammer (heroic) Dropped by heroic Cho'gall in the Bastion of Twilight.
  3. Andoros, Fist of the Dragon King (heroic) Finally, something with spirit on it! Too bad there's no haste. Dropped by heroic Nefarian in Blackwing Descent.
  4. Blade of the Witching Hour (heroic) Dropped by heroic Theralion/Valina in the Bastion of Twilight.
  5. Incineratus The normal version of the dagger above. Dropped by Magmaw in Blackwing Descent.
  6. Twilight's Hammer The normal version of the mace above. Dropped by Cho'gall in the Bastion of Twilight.
  7. Andoros, Fist of the Dragon King The normal version of the mace above. Dropped by Nefarian in Blackwing Descent.
  8. Blade of the Witching Hour The normal version of the dagger above, dropped by Theralion/Valiona in the Bastion of Twilight.
  9. Scepter of Power (heroic) Perfect itemization; too bad it's not a raid drop. Dropped by Setesh in heroic Halls of Origination.
  10. Elementium Hammer A BoE from blacksmithing.
  11. Torturer's Mercy (heroic) Dropped by Rom'ogg Bonecrusher in heroic Blackrock Caverns.
  12. Shimmering Morningstar (Alliance) or Shimmering Morningstar (Horde) Available at revered with Baradin's Wardens and Hellscream's Reach, respectively.
  13. Biting Wind (heroic) Dropped by Grand Vizier Ertan in heroic Vortex Pinnacle.
  14. Scepter of Power The normal version of the mace above. Dropped by Setesh in normal Halls of Origination.
  15. Gurgthock's Garish Gorebat Quest reward from The Crucible of Carnage: The Twilight Terror! in the Twilight Highlands.
  16. Mace of Apotheosis A BoE world drop from the higher-level Cataclysm zones and dungeons.
  17. Lifeforce Hammer A BoE from blacksmithing (considerably cheaper to make than the Elementium Hammer above).
  18. Biting Wind The normal version of the dagger above. Dropped by Grand Vizier Ertan in normal Vortex Pinnacle.
  19. Torturer's Mercy The normal version of the mace above. Dropped by Rom'ogg Bonecrusher in normal Blackrock Caverns.
  20. Geomancer's Mace Quest reward from Sealing the Way from Deepholm.
  21. Glyphtrace Ritual Knife Quest reward from The Third Flamegate in Mount Hyjal.
  22. Clam Shucker (Alliance) or Filet Knife (Horde) Quest reward from Bellies Await in Vashj'ir (Alliance) or Something Edible in Vashj'ir (Horde).
  23. Druidic Channeler's Mace Quest reward from The Return of Baron Geddon in Mount Hyjal.
Two-handed weapons

Enchant Power Torrent or Heartsong, as you prefer. At current levels of gear, I would tend to recommend Heartsong.

Two-handed weapons (which is to say staves) are generally better if you're on the lookout for a particular secondary stat (which is to say haste).
  1. Chelley's Staff of Dark Mending (heroic) Very nice, but man, I wish it had haste. Theoretically this should be a zone drop in heroic Bastion of Twilight.
  2. Staff of Sorcerer-Thane Thaurissan Another very nice piece from archaeology, but you'll probably put dozens of dwarven artifacts together before it pops up. Sadly, no spirit. Just as sadly, it reuses an old Outland model, which is curious indeed given that dwarves had no presence in Outland until the events of The Burning Crusade ... and you kids GET OFF MY LAWN.
  3. Chelley's Staff of Dark Mending The normal version of the staff above, and a BoE zone drop in normal Bastion of Twilight. At some point down the line, you might find this on the auction house, but for the time being, don't bet on it.
  4. Staff of Ammunae Another archaeology project, and better than the Thaurissan piece if you're worried about your mana. Again, too bad it's got crit and not haste.
  5. Soul Releaser (heroic) A very nice piece. Dropped by Earthrager Ptah in heroic Halls of Origination.
  6. Insidious Staff (Alliance) or Insidious Staff (Horde) Available at revered with either Baradin's Wardens or Hellscream's Reach.
  7. Staff of Isolation (heroic) Dropped by Lord Godfrey in heroic Shadowfang Keep.
  8. Staff of Siphoned Essences (heroic) Dropped by Erudax in heroic Grim Batol.
  9. Emberstone Staff (heroic) Dropped by Foereaper 5000 in heroic Deadmines.
  10. Soul Releaser The normal version of the staff above. Dropped by Earthrager Ptah in normal Halls of Origination.
  11. Officer's Formal Baton A surprisingly good quest reward from The Great Escape in Uldum.
  12. Very Manly Staff Uh, okay. There's a filthy joke just begging to be made here, but this is a family blog. Another reward from the quest The Crucible of Carnage: The Twilight Terror! in the Twilight Highlands.
  13. Staff of Solemn Secrecy A BoE world drop from the higher-level Cataclysm zones and dungeons.
  14. Staff of Siphoned Essences The normal version of the staff above. Dropped by Erudax in normal Grim Batol.
  15. Sealing Heartstaff A BoE world drop from the lower-level Cataclysm zones and dungeons.
  16. Breathpipe A quest reward from Quicksilver Submersion in Deepholm.
  17. Repurposed Twilight Stave A quest reward from War on the Twilight's Hammer in Mount Hyjal.
  18. Staff of Post-Facto Preparation (Alliance) or Staff of Post-Facto Preparation (Horde) Quest reward from Come Prepared in Vashj'ir (Alliance) or Come Prepared in Vashj'ir (Horde).
  19. Medusoid Staff Quest reward from Come Hell or High Water in Vashj'ir.
  20. Heraldcall Censer A quest reward from An Ancient Reborn in Mount Hyjal.
Offhands

Enchant As offhands can be enchanted now, you can (and should) slap Enchant Off-hand -- Superior Intellect on yours.
  1. Scepter of Ice (heroic) Dropped by the Elementium Monstrosity in heroic Bastion of Twilight.
  2. Scepter of Ice The normal version of the above. Dropped by the Elementium Monstrosity in normal Bastion of Twilight.
  3. Heartbound Tome A BoE zone drop from Cataclysm heroics and the Bastion of Twilight. You can always try your luck on the auction house, but it's likely to be snapped up by casters gearing up for the forseeable future.
  4. Apple-Bent Bough Available for 950 justice points. Another recycled model, but at least it's got haste.
  5. Divine Companion Almost as good as the Bough and technically better for regen with a tad more spirit, this is a BoE piece from inscription.
  6. Prophet's Scepter Dropped by High Priestess Azil in heroic Stonecore.
  7. Bioluminescent Lamp Dropped by Neptulon's Cache in heroic Throne of the Tides.
  8. Skyflight Beacon (Alliance) or Air Raid Beacon (Horde) Quest reward from Doing It Like a Dunwald in the Twilight Highlands (Alliance) or Krazz Works! in the Twilight Highlands (Horde).
  9. Book of Origination A BoE zone drop in Halls of Origination.
  10. Bone-Inlaid Sarcophagus Key A BoE zone drop from higher-level Cataclysm dungeons.
  11. Lord Rottington's Pressed Wisp Book I was unaware that wisps could be pressed. A BoE from inscription.
  12. Prophet's Scepter The normal version of the Scepter above. Dropped by High Priestess Azil in normal Stonecore.
  13. Book of Blood A BoE Inscription piece.
  14. Bioluminescent Lamp The normal version of the Lamp above. Dropped by Neptulon's Cache in normal Throne of the Tides.
  15. Broken Emergency Brake Quest reward from Close Escort in Deepholm.
  16. Bottled Neurons Quest reward from All That Rises in Vashj'ir.
  17. Claw of Corroded Hope Quest reward from Disassembly in Mount Hyjal.
Relics

Fortunately for us, we have more choices available these days now that relics aren't class-restricted or tied to individual spells/talents.
  1. Relic of Norgannon Available for 700 valor points.
  2. Relic of Eonar Available for 700 valor points. Pick this up instead of Norgannon if you want/need the spirit.
  3. Captured Lightning (heroic) Dropped by Asaad in heroic Vortex Pinnacle.
  4. Book of the Well-Sung Song (heroic) Dropped by Vanessa Van Cleef in heroic Deadmines.
  5. Book of Dark Prophecies (heroic) Dropped by High Priestess Azil in heroic Stonecore.
  6. Tattooed Eyeball A BoE from inscription.
  7. Book of Dark Prophecies The normal version of the Book above. Dropped by High Priestess Azil in normal Stonecore.
  8. Captured Lightning The normal version of the item above. Dropped by Asaad in normal Vortex Pinnacle.
  9. Fetish of the Fiery Sands A BoE world drop from the lower-level Cataclysm zones and dungeons.
  10. Spearwarden's "Lucky" Charm (Alliance) or Spearwarden's Unlucky Charm (Horde) Quest reward from Precious Goods in the Twilight Highlands (Alliance) or Precious Goods in the Twilight Highlands (Horde).
  11. Cannon Stabilizer Quest reward from Riding Shotgun! in Uldum.
  12. Goblin Surgeon's Kit A BoE world drop from lower-level Cataclysm zones.
  13. Fine-Toothed Comb Quest reward from A Case of Crabs in Vashj'ir.




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