Shades of Kae

Caster Shaman Gear List MOP Edition

This is NOT a BIS list, or even a BIS pre-raid list. The items are not ranked in a specific order. I have simply included a selection of gear to look out for as I level and begin heroic dungeons on my resto/elemental shaman. Use your own judgement as to which combination of these pieces actually makes up your own person BIS set.

The quest items are included to ensure a solid baseline of gear as you work toward rep items and drops.

Most items can be used by both Resto and Elemental casters, as they require similar stats. Trinkets are specific to spec and are listed separately. Items that do not have spirit, and items that have hit are clearly marked (see the key below).

Reputation gear has a new twist in Mists – the best level rep gear is actually purchased withValor points instead of gold, so it may take longer to acquire than in the past, depending on your play style.

Resto stat priority: Intellect [= Spellpower] > Spirit >Haste (Until 1194)> Mastery rating (50%) > Crit

Elemental stat priority: Intellect [= Spellpower] > Hit /Spirit(until 15%) > Mastery >= Haste > Crit

I did not include PVP gear, but if you have some easily accessible, it can be a decent stand-in. I also did not include Raid-Finder gear, however I may add it at a later date. Raid-Finder gear should not be necessary to begin Normal raiding, and will typically only provide minor upgrades, however it may fill in certain gear gaps for you.

Leveling Gear Shortcut: Each zone has a ‘set’ of gear with the same name, as well as sharing a similar visual appearance. They do not have actual set bonuses. The items in the set vary in iLevel, and some are blues while others are greens. If you’re looking to just blast through to raiding, however, the ‘Withered’ set out of Dread wastes is probably your best bet. The list of sets is listed below.

  • Dread Wastes: Withered set
  • Townlong Steppes: Earthmover set
  • Kun-Lai Summit: Dreaming Spirit set
  • Valley of the Four Winds: Huangtze Scale set
  • Krasarang Wilds: Deepwild set
  • The Jade Forest: Jade Witch set

Key
  • * Indicates that the item does not have spirit.
  • ^Indicates that the item has hit

Head

Crafted

Reputation

Dungeon Drops

BOE

Quest

Shoulders

Reputation

Dungeon Drops

Quest

Chest

Crafted

Reputation

Dungeon Drops

Quest

Waist

Reputation

Dungeon Drops

Quest

Legs

Reputation

Dungeon Drops

BOE

Quest

Hands

Crafted

Reputation

Dungeon Drops

Quest

Feet

Reputation

Dungeon Drops

Quest

Wrist

Reputation

Dungeon Drops

Quest

Cloak

Reputation

Dungeon Drops

BOE

Quest

Neck

Crafted

Reputation

Dungeon Drops

BOE

Quest

Rings

Crafted

Reputation

Dungeon Drops

BOE

Quest

Weapon – Mainhand

Crafted

Reputation

Dungeon Drops

BOE

Quest

Offhand

Crafted

Dungeon Drops

BOE

Quest

Two-Handed Weapons

Crafted

Dungeon Drops

Quest

Trinkets – Resto

Crafted

Reputation

Dungeon Drops

Quest

Trinkets – Elemental

Crafted

Reputation

Dungeon Drops

Quest

I will continue to edit the list as I find mistakes and as the Wowhead database of items for Mists is stabilized.

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2 Comments

  1. Boobah says:
    September 14, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    A minor point, but for elemental you can substitute spirit and/or expertise at a 1:1 ratio for hit; this is mostly important early on, because as you struggle to make your hit cap you can always reforge every piece for extra hit.

    1. Kaelynn says:
      October 1, 2012 at 11:43 am

      The spirit=hit concept is so ingrained in me that I forgot to mention it. Expertise equating to hit, however, is new as of 5.0.4 and is an interesting way to maximize your gear for hit. It’s unlikely you’ll want to look for gear with expertise on it, but it can be useful to reforge an item to have multiple “kinds” of hit on it.

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