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  • Author: Nevermore
  • Date: January 31, 2024
  • Updated: February 2, 2024
  • Expansion: Cataclysm

Equipment will be the main source of your character’s power, contributing the biggest bulk of your stats. It is therefore very important that you choose the correct equipment for each slot — commonly referred to as “best in slot” equipment – to maximize your power.

This section of the guide will be divided into two parts: the first part of the section will have a simple BiS list. The second part of the section will have the best items along with all possible alternatives and extended explanations for their use.

As we currently are not aware of how Blizzard will implement Heroic+ Dungeons in Cataclysm Classic, we will only display the known versions of the items from their original format back from Cataclysm Retail.

This list is a current WIP until further information regarding item changes becomes available!

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Progressive Best-in Slot

Pre-Raid

Item
Source
Reinforced Bio-Optic Killshades
Heroic Anomuran Helm
Throne of the Tides Heroic Erunak Stonepeaker & Mindbreaker Ghur’sha
Helm of Easeful Death
2200 Justice Points
Heroic Stonemason’s Helm
The DeadminesHeroic Vanessa VanCleef

Best-in-Slot

Item
Source
Heroic Reinforced Sapphirum Helmet
Blackwing DescentHeroic Nefarian (Crown of the Forlorn Conqueror)
Reinforced Sapphirum Helmet
Blackwing DescentNefarian (Helm of the Forlorn Conqueror)
Reinforced Bio-Optic Killshades
Heroic Dragon Bone Warhelm
Blackwing DescentHeroic Maloriak
Heroic Helm of Maddening Whispers
The Bastion of TwilightHeroic Cho’gall
Dragon Bone Warhelm
Blackwing DescentMaloriak
Helm of Maddening Whispers
The Bastion of TwilightCho’gall

Pre-Raid

Item
Source
Buc-Zakai Choker
World DropBoE
Gift of Nadun
RamkahenExalted Rep
Heroic Seedling Pod
Halls of OriginationHeroic Ammunae, Construct of Life
Pendant of Quiet Death
1250 Justice Points
Heroic Red Sky Pendant
The Vortex PinnacleHeroic Grand Vizier Ertan

Best-in-Slot

Item
Source
Heroic Rage of Ages
Blackwing DescentHeroic Nefarian
Rage of Ages
Blackwing DescentNefarian
Buc-Zakai Choker
World DropBoE
Gift of Nadun
RamkahenExalted Rep

Pre-Raid

Item
Source
Pauldrons of the High Requiem
1650 Justice Points
Heroic Raz’s Pauldrons
Blackrock CavernsHeroic Ascendant Lord Obsidius
Heroic Missing Diplomat’s Pauldrons
The DeadminesHeroic Glubtok

Best-in-Slot

Item
Source
Heroic Reinforced Sapphirum Shoulders
The Bastion of TwilightHeroic Cho’gall (Shoulders of the Forlorn Conqueror)
Reinforced Sapphirum Shoulders
The Bastion of TwilightCho’gall (Mantle of the Forlorn Conqueror)
Heroic Pauldrons of the Great Ettin
The Bastion of TwilightHeroic Halfus Wyrmbreaker
Pauldrons of the Great Ettin
The Bastion of TwilightHalfus Wyrmbreaker
Pauldrons of the High Requiem
1650 Justice Points

Pre-Raid

Item
Source
Drape of Inimitable Fate
World DropBoE
Heroic Burned Gatherings
Blackrock CavernsHeroic Karsh Steelbender
Heroic Geordan’s Cloak
Lost City of the Tol’virHeroic Siamat
Heroic Shadow of the Past
The Deadmines Heroic Giubtok

Best-in-Slot

Item
Source
Heroic Glittering Epidermis
The Bastion of TwilightHeroic Ascendant Council
Glittering Epidermis
The Bastion of TwilightAscendant Council
Floating Web
1250 Valor Points
Drape of Inimitable Fate
World DropBoE
Heroic Burned Gatherings
Blackrock CavernsHeroic Karsh Steelbender

Pre-Raid

Item
Source
Elementium Deathplate
BlacksmithingPlans: Elementium Deathplate
Heroic Phantom Armor
Shadowfang KeepHeroic Lord Walden
Heroic Breastplate of the Risen Land
Halls of OriginationHeroic Earthrager Ptah
Heroic Lord Walden’s Breastplate
Shadowfang KeepHeroic Lord Godfrey
Breastplate of Raging Fury
2200 Justice Points

Best-in-Slot

Item
Source
Heroic Battleplate of Ancient Kings
Blackwing DescentHeroic Atramedes
Heroic Reinforced Sapphirum Battleplate
The Bastion of Twilight Heroic Halfus Wyrmbreaker (Chest of the Forlorn Conqueror)
Battleplate of Ancient Kings
Blackwing DescentAtramedes
Elementium Deathplate
BlacksmithingPlans: Elementium Deathplate
Reinforced Sapphirum Battleplate
2200 Valor Points

Pre-Raid

Item
Source
Heroic Alpha Bracers
Halls of OriginationHeroic Anraphet
Terborus’s Rotating Bands
Terborus – BoE
Alpha Bracers
Halls of OriginationAnraphet
Heroic Bracers of Cooled Anger
Blackrock CavernsHeroic Karsh Steelbender

Best-in-Slot

Item
Source
Heroic Bracers of the Mat’redor
The Bastion of TwilightHeroic Sinestra
Heroic Electron Inductor Coils
Blackwing DescentHeroic Omnitron Defense System
Electron Inductor Coils
Blackwing DescentOmnitron Defense System
Heroic Alpha Bracers
Halls of OriginationHeroic Anraphet

Pre-Raid

Item
Source
Heroic Gear-Marked Gauntlets
The Deadmines – Heroic Helix Gearbreaker
Heroic Hematite Plate Gloves
The StonecoreHeroic Slabhide
Endwyn’s Flickering Gauntlets
World DropBoE

Best-in-Slot

Item
Source
Heroic Reinforced Sapphirum Gauntlets
Blackwing DescentHeroic Magmaw (Gauntlets of the Forlorn Conqueror)
Heroic Plated Fists of Provocation
Blackwing DescentHeroic Chimaeron
Reinforced Sapphirum Gauntlets
1650 Valor Points
Heroic Gravitational Pull
The Bastion of TwilightHeroic Ascendant Council
Plated Fists of Provocation
Blackwing DescentChimaeron

Pre-Raid

Item
Source
Elementium Girdle of Pain
BlacksmithingPlans: Elementium Girdle of Pain
Belt of the Ferocious Wolf
Guardians of HyjalExalted
Beech Green Belt
1650 Justice Points
Garr’s Girdle of Memories
Mount HyjalGarr (BoE)
Heroic Belt of the Forgemaster
Grim BatolHeroic Forgemaster Throngus

Best-in-Slot

Item
Source
Heroic Belt of Absolute Zero
Blackwing DescentHeroic Maloriak
Belt of Absolute Zero
Blackwing DescentMaloriak
Elementium Girdle of Pain
BlacksmithingPlans: Elementium Girdle of Pain
Belt of the Ferocious Wolf
Guardians of HyjalExalted

Pre-Raid

Item
Source
Corefire Legplates
World DropBoE
Heroic Legguards of the Winnowing Wind
The Vortex PinnacleHeroic Asaad, Caliph of Zephrys
Redsteel Legguards
BlacksmithingTrainer
Legguards of the Winnowing Wind
The Vortex PinnacleAsaad, Caliph of Zephrys

Best-in-Slot

Item
Source
Heroic Reinforced Sapphirum Legplates
Blackwing DescentHeroic Maloriak (Leggings of the Forlorn Conqueror)
Heroic Terrastra’s Legguards
The Bastion of Twilight – – Heroic Ascendant Council
Reinforced Sapphirum Legplates
2200 Valor Points
Corefire Legplates
World DropBoE
Terrastra’s Legguards
The Bastion of Twilight – – Ascendant Council

Pre-Raid

Item
Source
Waywatcher’s Boots
Guardians of HyjalRevered
Heroic Greaves of Wu the Elder
Lost City of the Tol’virHeroic General Husam
Greaves of Wu the Elder
Lost City of the Tol’virGeneral Husam

Best-in-Slot

Item
Source
Heroic Massacre Treads
Blackwing DescentHeroic Chimaeron
Massacre Treads
Blackwing DescentChimaeron
Treads of Savage Beatings
Blackwing DescentThrash Mobs
Woe Breeder’s Boots
1650 Valor Points

Pre-Raid

Item
Source
Blauvelt’s Family Crest
World DropBoE
Heroic Skyshard Ring
The Vortex Pinnacle Heroic Altairus
Heroic Ring of the Darkest Day
Lost City of the Tol’virHeroic High Prophet Barim
Heroic Signet of Transformation
Blackrock CavernsHeroic Corla, Herald of Twilight
Heroic Nova Band
Halls of OriginationHeroic Isiset, Construct of Magic
Heroic Circle of Bone
Grim BatolHeroic Erudax, the Duke of Below
Skyshard Ring
The Vortex Pinnacle Altairus
Ring of the Darkest Day
Lost City of the Tol’virHigh Prophet Barim
Signet of Transformation
Blackrock CavernsCorla, Herald of Twilight
Nova Band
Halls of OriginationIsiset, Construct of Magic
Circle of Bone
Grim BatolErudax, the Duke of Below

Best-in-Slot

Item
Source
Heroic Dargonax’s Signet
The Bastion of TwilightHeroic Sinestra
Heroic Ring of Rivalry
The Bastion of TwilightHeroic Theralion and Valiona
Ring of Rivalry
The Bastion of TwilightTheralion and Valiona
Blauvelt’s Family Crest
World DropBoE
Band of Bees
1250 Valor Points
Heroic Skyshard Ring
The Vortex Pinnacle Heroic Altairus
Heroic Ring of the Darkest Day
Lost City of the Tol’virHeroic High Prophet Barim
Heroic Signet of Transformation
Blackrock CavernsHeroic Corla, Herald of Twilight
Heroic Nova Band
Halls of OriginationHeroic Isiset, Construct of Magic
Heroic Circle of Bone
Grim BatolHeroic Erudax, the Duke of Below

Pre-Raid

Item
Source
Fury of Angerforge
Blackwing DescentTrash Mobs (BoE)
Darkmoon Card: Hurricane
Darkmoon Faire – Darkmoon Nobles Deck
Impatience of Youth
Baradin’s Wardens/Hellscream’s ReachExalted Rep + 125 Tol Barad Commendations
Heroic Mark of Khardos
Grim BatolHeroic Erudax, the Duke of Below
Heroic Heart of Solace
Lost City of the Tol’virHeroic Lockmaw
Heart of Solace
Lost City of the Tol’virLockmaw
Mark of Khardos
Grim BatolErudax, the Duke of Below

Best-in-Slot

Item
Source
Heroic Heart of Rage
Blackwing DescentHeroic Chimaeron
Heroic Crushing Weight
The Bastion of TwilightHeroic Ascendant Council
Heart of Rage
Blackwing DescentChimaeron
Fury of Angerforge
Blackwing DescentTrash Mobs (BoE)
Crushing Weight
The Bastion of TwilightAscendant Council
Darkmoon Card: Hurricane
Darkmoon Faire – Darkmoon Nobles Deck
Heroic Mark of Khardos
Grim BatolHeroic Erudax, the Duke of Below
Heroic Heart of Solace
Lost City of the Tol’virHeroic Lockmaw
Heroic Essence of the Cyclone
The Bastion of TwilightHeroic Halfus Wyrmbreaker
Heroic Prestor’s Talisman of Machination
Blackwing DescentHeroic Nefarion
Essence of the Cyclone
The Bastion of TwilightHalfus Wyrmbreaker
Prestor’s Talisman of Machination
Blackwing DescentNefarion
Unheeded Warning
The Bastion of TwilightTrash Mobs

Pre-Raid

Item
Source
Zin’rokh, Destroyer of Worlds
ArchaeologyTroll Artifacts Reward
Blade of the Fearless
Baradin’s Wardens/Hellscream’s ReachRevered Rep + 85 Tol Barad Commendations
Heroic Sword of the Bottomless Pit
The StonecoreHeroic Ozruk
Forged Elementium Mindcrusher
BlacksmithingPlans: Forged Elementium Mindcrusher
Heroic Foe Reaper
The DeadminesHeroic Foe Reaper 5000
Heroic Arced War Axe
Shadowfang Keep – Heroic Commander Springvale

Best-in-Slot

Item
Source
Heroic Reclaimed Ashkandi, Greatsword of the Brotherhood
Blackwing DescentHeroic Nefarian
Heroic Akirus the Worm-Breaker
Blackwing DescentHeroic Maloriak
Heroic Shalug’doom, the Axe of Unmaking
The Bastion of TwilightHeroic Cho’gall
Reclaimed Ashkandi, Greatsword of the Brotherhood
Blackwing DescentNefarian
Zin’rokh, Destroyer of Worlds
ArchaeologyTroll Artifacts Reward
Akirus the Worm-Breaker
Blackwing DescentMaloriak
Shalug’doom, the Axe of Unmaking
The Bastion of TwilightCho’gall

Pre-Raid

Item
Source
Heroic Relic of Arathor
Shadowfang KeepHeroic Lord Godfrey
Heroic Sandshift Relic
Blackrock CavernsHeroic Ascendant Lord Obsidius
Sandshift Relic
Blackrock CavernsAscendant Lord Obsidius

Best-in-Slot

Item
Source
Relic of Aggramar
700 Valor Points
Heroic Relic of Arathor
Shadowfang KeepHeroic Lord Godfrey
Heroic Sandshift Relic
Blackrock CavernsHeroic Ascendant Lord Obsidius

 

About the Author

Nevermore

Hey there folks, I am Nevermore and have been deeply passionate about WoW for more than a decade. Whether we talk about the hidden mysteries of Azeroth or the otherworldly Outland, my journey brought me here to share the things that I have experienced with you all.
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