Avvy’s ICC mutilate gear list as of 3.3

January 8, 2010

*Disclaimer: as my guild only raids normal-mode 10/25 mans, this will be a list of gear obtainable for noobs like me who don’t have access to the uber mode stuff. As much as I would like to have shiny green HEROIC! text on my gears, I’m also soul-crushingly realistic.

Moving on!

This is an attempt to gather together a grab-bag list of mutilate upgrades for Avvy as of 3.3, following the mutilate stat hierarchy of AP, haste, and also hit and expertise. A star (*) indicates the highest-rated item (non-Heroic) for mutilate.

A note on Tier 10: EJ posters recommend grabbing the gloves and shoulders first, the offset chest or helm, and then the pants. The T10 helm and chest aren’t itemized the best for mutilate (ew, ArP!) and so would be your last upgrades unless you really want the 4 piece bonus asap and/or have no other options.

Cloaks

*Shadowvault Slayer’s Cloak – 25-man Gunship battle
Shawl of Nerubian Silk – 10-man Lord Marrowgar

Chest

*Ikfirus’ Sack of Wonder – 25-man Gunship battle
Shadow Seeker’s Tunic – 95 Frost emblems, Dalaran
Chestguard of the Frigid Noose – 10-man Lady Deathwhisper (has ArP, but also a lot of Haste.)

Feet

*Footpads of Impending Death – Leatherworking
Frostbitten Fur Boots – 25-man Morrowgar (also have ArP, but there’s not a lot of non-ArP boot options out there!)

Rings

Ashen Band of Endless Vengeance – Exalted rep with the Ashen Verdict
Seal of Many Mouths – 25-man Rotface
Band of the Bone Colossus – 25-man Morrowgar
Seal of the Twilight Queen – 10-man Blood Queen Lana’thel

Hands

*Tier 10 – Sanctified Shadowblade Gauntlets – Dalaran vendor (tokened-up version)
Aldriana’s Gloves of Secrecy – 25-man Rotface (have ArP, but decent AP and Haste)
Tier 10 – Shadowblade Gauntlets – 60 Frost emblems, Dalaran

Head

*Geistlord’s Punishment Sack – 25-man Prince Valanar
Discarded Bag of Entrails – 10-man Professor Putricide (icky ArP paired with delicious Haste again)

PANTS!

*Tier 10 – Sanctified Shadowblade Legplates – Dalaran vendor (token-empowered version)
Gangrenous Leggings – 25-man Festergut
Tier 10 – Shadowblade Legplates – 95 Frost emblems, Dalaran
Plague-Soaked Leather Leggings – 10-man Festergut

Neck

*Wodin’s Lucky Necklace – trash drop in ICC
Sindragosa’s Cruel Claw – 25-man Sindragosa (that Haste with ArP thing again)
Precious’ Putrid Collar – 10-man Festergut

Shoulders

*Cultist’s Bloodsoaked Spaulders – 25-man Lady Deathwhisper
Tier 10 – Sanctified Shadowblade Pauldrons – Dalaran vendor (tokened-up version)
Tier 10 – Shadowblade Pauldrons – 60 Frost emblems, Dalaran

Waist

Vengeful Noose – 60 Frost emblems, Dalaran
Soulthief’s Braided Belt – 10-man Lady Deathwhisper
Astrylian’s Sutured Cinch – 25-man Prof Putricide

Wrist

Toskk’s Maximized Wristguards – 25-man Deathbringer
Vambraces of the Frost Wyrm Queen – 10-man Sindragosa

Daggers

Heaven’s Fall, Kryss of a Thousand Lies (1.8 speed mainhand) – 25-man Lich King
Stormfury, Black Blade of the Betrayer (1.8 speed mainhand) – 10-man Lich King
Lungbreaker (1.4 speed offhand) – 25-man Valithria Dreamwalker
Heartpierce (1.8 speed mainhand) – 25-man Lady Deathwhisper
Rib Spreader (1.8 speed mainhand) – 25-man Rotface
Bloodsipper (1.8 speed mainhand) – 10-man Blood Queen Lana’thel
Flesh-Carving Scalpel (1.4 speed offhand) – 10-man Prof Putricide

That’s it for now, but this post will surely be edited as gear is added (or differs from the PTR). May the RNG have favor!

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One note before I hit the hay

January 6, 2010

I just saw in Blizz’s posted updates for today that the Heartpierce dagger from Lady Deathwhisper has been buffed:

The Invigoration buff from melee attacks using the Heartpierce dagger will now grant twice as much resources as before. It now grants 2 rage, 4 energy, or 120 mana every 2 seconds for 10 seconds.

I think my rogue (currently wielding this gnarly-lookin’ thing) just did a little backflip of joy.

Nightyo!


new stuffs

January 3, 2010

I was invited to a pug ICC 25 man with 5-6 other folks from my guild tonight. When I came in the group was on Deathwhisper and we cleared all the way through Saurfang. (I am still totally digging the Gunship battle and have to stifle the overwhelming urge to shout “weeeeee!” every time I launch back and forth between the ships.) I picked up the Heartpierce dagger which is a drop in stats for me, but has waaay better dps than the dagger I was using. Elitist Jerks seems to be up in the air so far as to whether on-proc weapons like this one will be better than their statted-up counterparts, but compared to what I had, I think it’ll be a DPS increase…  a guildie friend enchanted it for me after I got it and I was able to use it on the Saurfang fight, and pulled 8+k DPS o_O (previously only attainable by me on fights like XT and ToC  Twins) so it’s looking good so far!

I also finally gemmed up my new chestpiece (I was using T8.5 up until I got the cloak yesterday in an attempt to keep my Expertise at an acceptable level) and immediately noticed it looks a little different on me than my fellow guildie rogue (a male NE)… another classic example of Blizz’s gender-neutral armor design :P Needless to say Avvy now has her stylish black shirt equipped at all times.

is it too much to ask for armor that's actually... armor ;p

(This is what is looks like on a dude-toon)

Because yeah, being melee and all, I want to go charging into battle with my boobies hanging out.. maybe I can distract the boss long enough to steal his lewts!

Anyway, I noticed after the raid I’d finally accumulated enough Frost emblems to pick up the awesome trinket (for mutilate anyway) – so basically in a matter of 2 days Avvy’s gear went from “kinda ok” to decent!

My expertise is a little below cap at this point (23/26) but that should go up slightly once I get some T10 gear… and I think it won’t matter tooo much unless I reach the gear level where I start to approach the dreaded crit cap.

Afterward I did a few quests on my nearly-80 pally (can’t wait to have another toon at that fresh-80-kicked-from-every-pug point) and got to surf on a crocolisk.. weee!

crocosurfing

Aside from randomly disconnecting from WoW every 20-30 minutes or so (what IS causing this?!) it was a pretty decent evening!