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What to Wear: a Shadow Priest's Guide to 5-man Cataclysm Heroic Dungeon Gear

What to Wear: a Shadow Priest's Guide to 5-man Cataclysm Dungeon Gear

Before you dive into Heroics, you'll need to get yourself a solid set of dungeon blues to get started.

Now I do need to warn you of one thing: don't be fooled by the level requirements on the items. That blue that only requires level 78 to wear? Don't turn your nose up at it if it's ilvl 279 and you are sporting ilvl 200 level 80 WotLK epics. If you're in ICC25 gear, you're probably not going to be taking any of the 279 ilvl pieces, but will want to start looking at the 300+ pieces to see if the piece better meets your itemization needs.

Note: if you plan on using the LFD finder, you'll need an average ilvl of over 279 to use it after the two introductory instances, so it is best to make your peace now about ditching your beautiful Icecrown epics for questing greens..

Also note:

  • ilvl 279 requires level 78 to wear.
  • ilvl 316 requires level 81 to wear.
  • ilvl 333 requires level 83 to wear.
  • ilvl 346  requires level 85 to wear.

And finally, if you are wondering why I have included items with spirit in this list, please go read The Changing Face of Spirit. If you have taken the Twisted Faith talent, you will want to use spirit items to help reach your hit cap as needed.

Details after the jump.

Blackrock Caverns

Grim Batol

Halls of Origination

Lost City of the Tol'vir

  • Spirit Creeper Ring. Spellcaster ring (ilvl 333). No hit and no spirit means this will be a sought-after piece.
  • Sand Silk Wristband. Cloth DPS spellcaster wrist (ilvl 333).
  • Veneficial Band. Spellcaster spirit ring (ilvl 333). 
  • Tauntka's Necklace. Spellcaster neck (ilvl 333) No hit and no spirit means this will be a sought-after piece.
  • Mantle of Master Cho. Cloth spellcaster shoulders (ilvl 333). No hit and no spirit means this will be a sought-after piece.
  • Evelyn's Belt. Cloth spellcaster spirit waist (ilvl 333).
  • Sorrowsong. Spellcaster DPS trinket (ilvl 333). Increases your mastery rating by 252. Spells that damage a target below 35% health grant 1512 spellpower for 10 seconds. 10 sec CD after bonus expires.

The Stonecore

Throne of Tides

  •  Aurelian Mitre. Cloth spellcaster spirit head (ilvl 279).
  • Periwinkle Cloak. Spellcaster cloak (ilvl 279).  No hit and no spirit means this will be a sought-after piece.
  • Cerith Spire Staff. DPS Spellcaster staff (ilvl 279).
  • Anthia's Ring. DPS Spellcaster ring (ilvl 279).
  • Mnemiopsis Gloves. Cloth DPS spellcaster hands (ilvl 279). 
  • Sea Star. Spirit trinket (ilvl 279). More likely to see healers wearing this than DPS. +153 spirit. Use: Increase  spellpower by 765 for 20 seconds (2 min CD.)
  • Pipefish Cord. Spellcaster necklace (ilvl 279). No hit and no spirit means this will be a sought-after piece.
  • Bioluminescent Lamp. Spellcaster spirit off-hand (ilvl 279).

Vortex Pinnacle

 

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