Patch 4.2: The Firelands – mage gear

Recently I have been working on my mage, and thought it was time to research the items that I can use on that character in the Firelands patch. This post has the same formatting as my Firelands druid post.

I’ve listed all the profession gear of interest, vendor gear from doing daily quests at the Molten Front, the Avengers of Hyjal reputation rewards and also raid drops that have been discovered so far.


Tailoring

Most of this PvP gear is ok, but it will not replace any epic gear (PvE or PvP) that has been obtained prior to the patch since it is just the entry level PvP set. The four epics are raid gear with expensive materials. Spirit gear is highlighted in red, since it is sub-optimal compared to other stats.

Jewelcrafting

Blacksmithing

  • Masterwork Elementium Spellblade: 155 Intellect, 103 Hit, 103 Crit, 2066 Spellpower
    This weapon is not as good as the Firelands raid gear, but is relatively cheap to make, only requiring materials that are available now. It may be worth saving up the materials for it now, but be aware that only people who have opened up the Molten Front vendors will have access to the plans, so it might be expensive for a while.



Molten Front dailies

The new quest lines in Mount Hyjal open up daily quests in the Molten Front, which in turn allow access to three vendors who sell epic gear, pets and mounts. These quests are similar to the Argent Crusade dailies, rewarding Mark of the World Tree tokens upon completion. The number of marks varies for each daily, but averages out to around 10 per day if all dailies are completed.

There is one vendor who is available once the Firelands is accessible; Zen’Vorka for the Horde or Captain Irontree for the alliance. This vendor sells some writs of commendation (that grant reputation) and the following mage item:

After unlocking all the Molten Front daily quests it is possible to unlock the vendors (at 125 Marks each), who have the following items of interest for mages. Each item is an ilevel 365 epic, half a tier better than normal mode drops from tier 11 raids.

Damek Bloombeard – Additional Armaments

Ayla Shadowstorm – Filling the Moonwell

  • Offhand – Globe of Moonlight: 201 Intellect, 134 Crit, 134 Mastery
  • Trinket – Moonwell Chalice, 340 Intellect and 1700 Mastery for 20 seconds on a 2 minute cooldown.

Varlan Highbough – Calling the Ancients


Avengers of Hyjal faction

This is the raid faction and reputation will be gained in the Firelands raid instance, with Exalted reputation requiring bosses to be killed, not just trash farming.


Firelands raid gear

Valor point rewards

The valor vendors are selling the following items, all ilevel 378 epics:

The Trail of Embers can be upgraded to a 391 heroic version using a Crystallized Firestone.


Boss drops

Here’s the list of epics that are applicable to mages. Items that may be upgraded to their heroic counterparts with a Crystallized Firestone have a  next to them.

I have included some items with Spirit on them in this list, but they are highlighted as items that are not ideal for mages.

Of course there is also the new legendary staff for people to drool over:
Dragonwrath, Tarecgosa’s Rest

The above items drop from the following bosses:

Beth’tilac, The Red Widow

Lord Rhyolith

Alysrazor

Shannox

Baleroc

Majordomo Staghelm

Ragnaros

Here’s a nice picture of the heroic gear vendor courtesy of mmo-champion.com:

Tier 12 gear


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One Response to Patch 4.2: The Firelands – mage gear

  1. Cameron says:

    Thank you for making a comprehensive Mage gear list like this, I remembered your site from a while back and used it to find out what reputations to grind out when Cataclysm first launched, I’m happy to see you’ve also made a similar list for 4.2. Thanks a lot again. 😀

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