With currency changes in the prepatch 6.0.2 and an item level requirement for the special version of UBRS, Wowhead.com put together a guide on some easy new ways to get gear. Here are the highlights …
Blasted Lands Quests
Completing the Level 90 Blasted Lands Quests rewards several pieces of gear.
- 515 rings: Invader’s Scarlet Seal, Portal-Breaker’s Band, Blackstone Signet, Ruby-Eye Seal, Sapphire Seal
- 515 necks: Skulltooth Collar, Necklace of Celerity, Gnawing Tooth, Emberfury Choker, Chain of Evasion
- 515 cloaks: Wildfire Windcloak, Butcher’s Wrap, Night Prowler’s Cloak, Armswake Greatcloak, Frostshaper Cape
- 520 trinkets: Talisman of the Invader, Bloodcaster’s Charm, Bladespike Charm, Ironmender’s Totem, Bloodburn Protector
Epic ilvl 522 Shado-Pan Assault gear formerly cost Valor points. While most of this gear requires Friendly, each boss in Throne of Thunder (raid) gives 300 reputation and trash gives reputation too from Neutral to Friendly. Plus, you can buy the ilvl 522 neck at Neutral. All slots are covered except weapons, with Shoulders requiring Exalted and probably not that practical for gearing up quickly. Sold by Ao Pye in Townlong Steppes.
Season 15 Prideful gear (ilvl 550) is now available for Honor Points in the prepatch from Starlight Sinclair and Shonn Su. The season total earned requirement for this gear has been removed.
Several shortcut ways of getting Honor Points have been removed in the prepatch–killing Krasarang rares, converting Justice to Honor Points. To get Honor Points in 6.0.2, you can run battlegrounds (bonus Honor Points from holiday ones), as well as skirmishes. You can also run Tol Barad, for 450 Honor Points per win and the additional 300 Honor Points from Victory in Tol Barad once per week. Wintergrasp is currently bugged, but when repaired, will be a great source for easy honor too.
The special level 90 version of UBRS drops ilvl 550 rings, gloves, chests, and select weapons (click here for loot tables). You can queue multiple times per day.
If you do not have an heirloom yet from Garrosh, you have a 100% chance with the Smash ‘n Grab buff to have an heirloom drop. This is ilvl 556 on Normal, ilvl 569 on Heroic, and ilvl 582 on Mythic. When Warlords of Draenor hits, these heirlooms will scale as you level, capping out at ilvl 620 at level 100. Click here to see all the heirlooms. Do keep in mind that you cannot queue wing by wing for Siege of Orgrimmar now–you either need a partially-cleared old lockout or you’re stick clearing the entirety of Siege of Orgrimmar to reach Garrosh. Also make sure you have the correct loot specialization selected so you get the heirloom you want.
You can take 50 Lesser Charm of Good Fortune to the upgrade vendor at the Mists of Pandaria shrines to upgrade your epic gear in 6.0.2, since Valor Points have now gone away. Farming frogs on Timeless Isle seems to be one of the quickest ways of gathering Lesser Charm of Good Fortune.
You can use the new Dungeon Finder in-game to find a Garrosh kill but I highly recommend using openraid.us instead. Openraid is a crossrealm FREE members website that allows raid leaders to schedule events. You will find Openraid has a lot to offer; farming runs, random achievement runs, pvp events, current/old raids, and Garrosh kills.
Sometimes people find it a little hard to get started with Openraid. My advice would be to signup for random events – be on time with a positive attitude. Leave people positive feedback and high ratings. The better your ratings the more often you will get approved for raids. Find a group or two and sign up weekly for their events. I’ve found raid leaders tend to re-invite people from previous weeks, so finding a group and sticking with them is the way-to-go.
I’d also add that with Hallow’s End currently active you might want to get those Alts into Headless Horsemen and get these ring upgrades while you can! This event runs October 18 – November 1, 2014.
Guide To Gearing lv90 Alts FAST in Patch 6.0.2 (WoD Pre-Patch)