Patch 4.3: Dragon Soul raid loot for feral druids

I have looked over the loot for the new raid in patch 4.3 and this post summarizes the items for feral druids. The spread of loot is pretty similar to Firelands, with each boss having one or two items of interest, and a few rings and trinkets scattered across the instance on top of that.

Check out the full list after the break.

Boss list

  1. Morchok
  2. Warlord Zon’ozz
  3. Yor’sahj the Unsleeping
  4. Hagara the Stormbinder (the two previous bosses must be killed to reach Hagara, but they may be done in any order)
  5. Ultraxion
  6. Warmaster Blackhorn
  7. The Spine of Deathwing
  8. The Madness of Deathwing

The raid finder will split this raid into two halves, one including the first 4 bosses and the other the last 4 bosses. The second half will be especially popular since the first 2 bosses drop the tier 13 chest and helm tokens, and both Deathwing fights have higher ilevel loot.

The Tier 13 set bonuses are as follows:

Given how good the 2 piece set bonuses are, I think it will be common for people to use the raid finder to get to the lower level tier items more easily.

Common loot

These items may drop from any of the first six bosses in the instance.

Item Slot Details
Indomitable Pride Trinket 687 Stamina
Equip: Attacks which reduce your health below 50% grant you an absorb shield equal to 50% of the damage done by the attack for 6 sec.  This effect cannot trigger more often than once every 60 sec.
Vial of Shadows Trinket 458 Agility
Equip: Your melee and ranged attacks have a chance to trigger an additional attack for 12084 to 18127 physical damage.
Seal of Primordial Shadow Ring 251 Agility
162 Expertise rating
176 Mastery rating
1 red socket (+10 Agility socket bonus)

Morchok

Drops shoulders that will be a good place holder for the tier shoulders, which are available from a harder boss.

Item Slot Details
Underdweller’s Spaulders Shoulder 321 Agility
231 Haste rating
210 Mastery rating
2 red sockets (+20 Agility socket bonus)

Warlord Zon’ozz

Item Slot Details
Tier 13 Glove token
Deep Earth Grips
Hands 341 Agility
1 red socket (+10 Agility socket bonus)
245 critical strike rating
215 expertise rating
Belt of Flayed Skin Waist 321 Agility
211 critical strike rating
231 expertise rating
2 red sockets (+20 Agility socket bonus)

Yor’sahj the Unsleeping

With the weapon and three other good drops for tanks, this is a great boss to encourage your raid to do early. The itemization on the armour is better for kitties, but the ilvl upgrades alone will be attractive.

Item Slot Details
Tier 13 legs token
Deep Earth Legguards
Legs 426 Agility
2 Red Sockets
1 Blue Socket
Socket Bonus: +30 Agility
206 hit rating
350 expertise rating
Spire of Coagulated Globules Weapon 466 Agility
234 hit rating
362 mastery rating
1 red socket (+10 Agility socket bonus)
Interrogator’s Bloody Footpads Feet 321 Agility
192 hit rating
240 haste rating
2 red sockets (+20 Agility socket bonus)
Soulshifter Vortex Trinket 687 Stamina
Equip: When you deal damage you have a chance to gain 2904 mastery rating for 20 sec.

then battle Hagara the Stormbinder in the Well of Eternity.

Item Slot Details
Tier 13 shoulder token
Deep Earth Spaulders
Shoulders 321 Agility
2 red sockets (+20 Agility socket bonus)
171 expertise rating
258 mastery rating
Signet of Grasping Mouths Finger 251 Agility
1 red socket ( +10 Agility socket bonus)
179 critical strike rating
157 haste rating

then defend the Wyrmrest temple from Ultraxion.

Item Slot Details
Tier 13 chest token
Deep Earth Raiment
Chest 426 Agility
2 red sockets
1 yellow socket
Socket Bonus: +30 Agility
359 critical strike rating
197 mastery rating

Stop Warmaster Blackhorn from destroying the gunship you use to assault Deathwing.

Item Slot Details
Tier 13 helm token
Deep Earth Headpiece
Head 426 Agility
Meta Socket
Red Socket
Socket Bonus: +30 Agility
314 hit rating
268 haste rating
Shadow Wing Armbands Wrists 251 Agility
1 red socket (+10 Agility socket bonus)
186 critical strike rating
146 haste rating

The Spine of Deathwing.

Item Slot Details
Resolve of Undying Trinket Equip: Your melee attacks grant 88 dodge rating for the next 10 sec, stacking up to 10 times.
Molten Blood Footpads Feet 342 Agility
2 red sockets (+20 Agility socket bonus)
275 haste rating
168 expertise rating
Wrath of Unchaining Trinket Equip: Your attacks grant 88 Agility for the next 10 sec, stacking up to 10 times.

The Madness of Deathwing

Item Slot Details
Kiril, Fury of Beasts Weapon  514 Agility
Equip: Your melee and ranged attacks have a chance to trigger Fury of the Beast, granting 107 Agility and 10% increased size every 1 sec. This effect stacks a maximum of 10 times and lasts 20 sec.

Clearly this weapon will be best in slot. The stacking agility buff will be impressive.

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4 Responses to Patch 4.3: Dragon Soul raid loot for feral druids

  1. Bajista says:

    I believe that with the 2p T13 feral Druids will start to value exp=hit> crit. Now keeping stacks of lacerate up for pulverize, not to mention the ticks can reset mangle, will be much more important and a missed mangle could mean SD doesn’t go up as often. I personally won’t reforge for hit, but leaving exp on gear, at least till the soft cap, might be something I concider.

    • Antony says:

      The uptime of the Pulverize buff will certainly be more important with the 2-piece bonus. The major change will be that it could be worth getting Pulverize up with a single Lacerate stack, and then getting the full 3 stack version up later.

      There is absolutely masses of expertise on leather gear for this tier, and 3 of the tier set items have expertise on them. It shouldn’t be a problem getting to the expertise soft cap at all. As you pointed out, that will be a good thing for mitigation.

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  3. Naga says:

    “then battle Hagara the Stormbinder in the Well of Eternity.”
    Shouldnt it be “The Eye” ? 🙂

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