While you're blazing your way through the Sunwell Plateau, don't forget about the other items you can nab along the way. In addition to the gear and items that drop in the raid, bosses drop Sunmotes, which can be traded along with various loot drops in Sunwell Plateau for other loot items. To trade these items, look for the NPC Yrma aboard the boat in Sunwell Harbor.
In addition, there is also plenty of unique-looking gear on Smith Hauthaa over in the armory section of the Isle. Unlike the other gear to be found on the Isle, everything that Hauthaa has can be purchased for justice points rather than fished out of an instance. If you've got a glut of justice points, it may be worth it to check out Hauthaa's wares and see if there's anything that catches your eye for transmogrification.
Gallery: Sunwell Plateau armor sets
Last week, we finished up the first section of Sunwell Plateau with Felmyst. After the dragon is dead, the way is then cleared to the next boss. Head up the ramp and fight your way through a gauntlet of fel-riddled elves and imps that don't drop any loot, all the way up to the trash packs that do drop loot. You'll soon find yourself above the next encounter in the zone.
Alythess and Sacrolash
Alythess and Sacrolash, otherwise known as the eredar twins, used to be a technically complex fight that required one twin to be tanked at range by a caster and the other tanked on the floor. These days, the debuffs they apply to party members are nuisances at best; if you have a healer or two with your party, there's nothing to worry about. Both twins share the same loot table; each twin will drop items from that table. Be sure you loot both of them!
Tier drops The twins have a chance of dropping either a belt, bracer, or boot tier token for all classes, but it's random.
Other items of interest The eredar twins have a lot of shoulder pieces for all classes. The Shawl of Wonderment and the Amice of the Convoker are both cloth shoulder items, while leather-wearing classes have the Shoulderpads of Vehemence and the Spaulders of Reclamation to choose from. Mail-wearing classes can pick from Equilibrium Epaulets or the Mantle of the Golden Forest, and plate classes should look for the Spaulders of the Thalassian Savior or the Pauldrons of Perseverance.
In addition, the twins have some nice weapons. The Golden Bow of Quel'Thalas is an impressive phoenix-themed bow, and the Shiv of Exsanguination is a one-handed black and gold dagger with delicate accents. The Grip of Mannoroth is an off-hand fist weapon in red, gold and green, and Archon's Gavel is a one-handed mace with the same blood elf theme. Lastly, the Stanchion of Primal Instinct is a particularly interesting staff with green and blue accents and a leaf detail, perfect for druids.
Continue onward into the final section of the Sunwell, and you'll run into the second to last boss in the zone.
M'uru was one of the hardest bosses in Sunwell Plateau, back when he was current content. After killing M'uru, he will transform into Entropius, and you get to start the killing process all over again. The amount of damage taken by players during this fight today can easily be mitigated by having a healer along -- simply kill M'uru, kill Entropius, and collect your loot.
Tier drops Entropius has no tier loot.
Other items of interest Entropius does have all the chest pieces for those various Sunwell sets. Cloth users, look for the Robes of Faltered Light or Fel Conqueror Raiments, while leather classes should take a look at the Harness of Carnal Instinct or the Sunglow Vest. For mail, you can nab the Garments of Serene Shores or the Vicious Hawkstrider Hauberk, and for plate, there's the Heroic Judicator's Chestguard or the Warharness of Reckless Fury. In addition to this, leather classes can pick up the Shadowed Gauntlets of Paroxysm, and for plate, there's the Gauntlets of the Soothed Soul. M'uru doesn't have a lot of weapons, but Muramasa is a gorgeous one-handed sword, and the Aegis of Angelic Fortune is a sin'dorei-themed shield in red, green and gold.
Continue down the ramp past M'uru's room and head to the Sunwell itself for the final confrontation of the raid.
Kil'jaeden was an amazing and ridiculously complicated fight when it first came out. This makes it all the more saddening that it is so easy to bulldoze through these days. While there are a ton of varying mechanics, if you simply DPS the heck out of Kil'jaeden, he will be diving back into the Sunwell and leaving loot behind before the fight's RP sequences have finished playing out. Sit back, divvy out your loot and watch Velen appear and save the day for all sin'dorei by reigniting the Sunwell.
Tier drops Kil'jaeden doesn't drop any tier.
Other items of interest Kil'jaeden is carrying more gloves and the helms for all of the Sunwell sets. For cloth classes, there is the Cowl of Light's Purity or the Dark Conjuror's Collar, while leather classes can choose from Duplicitous Guise or the Cover of Ursol the Wise. For mail classes, there is the Cowl of Gul'dan or the Coif of Alleria, and plate classes can check out the Crown of Anasterian or the Helm of Burning Righteousness. For gloves, cloth classes can pick up the Handguards of the Dawn or the Handguards of Defiled Worlds, while mail classes can pick up Thalassian Ranger Gauntlets, and Borderland Paingrips are the plate option here.
Kil'jaeden offers two different daggers -- Sunflare, a main-hand dagger in red and gold, and Crux of the Apocalypse, a one-handed dagger in silver black and gold with green accents. Hand of the Deceiver is the main-hand fist weapon that serves as a match to the Grip of Mannoroth from the eredar twins, and the Hammer of Sanctification is a pretty cool-looking main-hand mace option. The Golden Staff of the Sin'dorei is a pretty iconic blood elf staff, and last but certainly not least is Apolyon, the Soul-Render -- a massive, two-handed sword with ornate details that definitely take their influence from the sin'dorei.
In addition, Kil'jaeden has a small chance to drop Thoridal, the Stars' Fury. This legendary weapon cannot be used for transmogrification, but it will give you an achievement if you can wield it!
That's it for Sunwell, The Burning Crusade, and old world content. Most people should be pretty familiar with Wrath content and how to clear it, but if you need a little refresher, check out the guides below.
- Naxxramas Arachnid Quarter / Construct Quarter / Plague Quarter / Military Quarter / Kel'Thuzad
- Ulduar Flame Leviathan / Razorscale, Ignis and XT / Kologarn, Iron Council and Auriaya / Hodir / Freya / Thorim / Mimiron / General Vezax / Yogg-Saron
- Trial of the Crusader Northrend Beasts / Lord Jaraxxus / Faction Champions / Twin Valk'yr / Anub'arak
- Icecrown Citadel Lord Marrowgar / Lady Deathwhisper / Gunship Battle / Deathbringer Saurfang / Festergut / Rotface / Professor Putricide / Blood Princes / Blood Queen / Valithria Dreamwalker / Sindragosa / The Lich King