So while we’re busy working on heroic Ragnaros and collecting the last bits of loot we need from Firelands, some of us have been popping onto the Public Test Realm and trolling Wowhead/Mmo-Champion to figure out what we will be wearing in Patch 4.3. Dragon Soul looks like an amazing raid, even if it’s a bit buggy at the moment and, possibly, under-tuned.
As Blizzard has promised, it looks like we will obtain our tier gear from raids, not the Valor Points vendor. But there are some interesting items at the vendor nonetheless, including our offset helm.
I’ll keep this post short, but first, a disclaimer:
This list is based on my first impressions of test-realm loot and stuff that has been datamined. All of it is subject to change, though you should watch Reesi and Arielle’s site for the latest comparisons based on math. All drops on my list correspond to the normal-mode Dragon Soul raid, and not the Raid Finder, unless otherwise noted.
Early Dragon Soul Raid Gear List
Helm: Nocturnal Gaze (VP)
Neck: Choker of the Vanquished Lord (Heroic Ragnaros)
Shoulder: Deep Earth Spaulders (Tier 13, Hagara the Stormbinder)
Cloak: Dreadfire Drape (Heroic Rhyolith)
Chest: Deep Earth Raiment (Tier 13, Ultraxion)
Bracer: Bracers of Manifold Pockets (VP)
Weapon: Staff/Spire of Coagulated Globules (Yor’sahj the Unsleeping)
Relic: Ripfang Relic (VP)
Gloves: Deep Earth Grips (Tier 13, Warlord Zon’ozz)
Belt: Belt of Flayed Skin (Warlord Zon’ozz)
Legs: Deep Earth Legguards (Tier 13, Yor’sahj the Unsleeping)
Feet: Rooftop Griptoes (VP)
Ring 1: Signet of Grasping Mouths (Hagara the Stormbinder)
Ring 2: Seal of Primordial Shadow (All bosses except Deathwing)
Obviously, this list is open to folding, spindling and even mutilation (and debate, too!). As I said before, things may change somewhat before trade chat is filled with the obligatory “Where is the Deathwing raid???!!!!ONE!!” spam. But I thought I would at least put together a kind of road map for now.