Pre-Naxx 1: A Gear Guide For The Starting Rogue (AKA The Better Late Than Never Post)

Posted by on Jul 17, 2009 in Guides |

Ding! Congratulations, you’re level 80. Now you want better gear so you can do heroic instances and 10-man raids. Here’s a gear guide to help you get there. We’ll start with the best blues you can get from quest rewards. These will be enough to get you through most if not all of the heroic 5-man dungeons. From there, we can move on to epic gear so you can become Naxx 10 ready.

What I like about quest rewards is that they’re guaranteed loot. The catch here is that most of them come from either group or dungeon quests.

Head Tirion’s Headwrap
Headguard of Retaliation
Neck The Severed Noose of Westwind
Shoulder Charred Leather Shoulderguards
Shoulderpads of Fleshwerks
Back Bloodbane Cloak
Chest Exotic Leather Tunic
Hardened Tongue Tunic
Wrist Njorndar Furywraps
Hand Rough Climber’s Grips
Handwraps of Preserved History
Waist Strange Voodoo Belt
Legs Tattooed Deerskin Leggings
Feet Rhino Hide Kneeboots
The Darkspeaker’s Treads
Finger Band of Motivation
Ring of Foul Mojo
Frog-Toe Band
Jagged Ice Band
Signet of Bridenbrad
Trinket Fezzik’s Pocketwatch


You can get good gear through professions. For the BoE stuff, I suggest you either check the auction house or ask a friend/guildmate to craft them for you.

Head (BoP) Weakness Spectralizers Engineering
Neck (BoE) Titanium Impact Choker Jewelcrafting
Shoulder (BoE) Trollwoven Spaulders Leatherworking
Back (BoE) Ice Striker’s Cloak Leatherworking
Waist (BoE) Trollwoven Girdle Leatherworking
Finger (BoE) Titanium Impact Band Jewelcrafting
Trinket (BoP) Figurine – Emerald Boar Jewelcrafting
Trinket (BoP) Gnomish Lightning Generator Engineering
Trinket (BoP) Mighty Alchemist’s Stone Alchemy

If you have gold to spare, watch out for these BoE items to appear in the auction house.

Wrist Drake-Champion’s Bracers
Waist Treasure Seeker’s Belt
Legs Chain Gang Legguards
Finger Signet of Edward the Odd
Stained-Glass Shard Ring
Trinket Tears of Bitter Anguish

We’ll cover weapons and heroic dungeon drops in the next installments. As always, feedback is appreciated.