- Author: Judgement
- Date: April 2, 2021
- Updated: March 2, 2022
- Expansion: TBC Classic
You should always fully enchant and socket your gear. This will make a significant increase to your damage, and you are forced to socket correctly in order to keep your Meta gem active. It’s also needed to reach hit cap most of the time.
Consumables are also very important to your performance. Since there are no world buffs in TBC your consumables are more important then ever if you want to be competitive.
- Head: Glyph of Ferocity is the best enchant for helmets, you can buy it when revered with Cenarion Expedition in Zangarmarsh.
- Shoulder: Greater Inscription of Vengeance is the best shoulder enchant, requires exalted with The Aldor. If you are Scryer you will have to use Greater Inscription of the Blade instead.
- Cloak: +12 agility is the only good cloak enchant.
- Chest: Exceptional Stats is the only good chest enchant.
- Bracer: +12 Strength is the best enchant for bracers.
- Gloves: 15 Strength is the best glove enchant.
- Legs: Nethercobra Leg Armor is the best leg enchant. For a cheaper alternative take Cobrahide Leg armor.
- Boots: If you need Hit choose Surefooted, otherwise take +12 Agility.
- Rings: +4 all stats is the best ring enchant, but you can only get this if you are an Enchanter.
- Weapon: Mongoose is the best weapon enchant. If it’s not available you should get Crusader or Savagery instead.
Gems is a big help to reach Hit Cap. Unfortunately there are no Expertise gems, so after your hit cap is reached you should socket most other slots with mostly +strength.
The color of the socket only needs to be filled with the correct gem if you are interested in the socket bonus, nothing is stopping you from adding red gems in yellow sockets. Because of this you should only take socket bonuses that give you more power then you loose from socketing a non-optimal gem. You also have to factor in the gem requirements for your Meta gem when choosing gems.
In addition to the standard jewelcrafting crafted gems there are also epic gems that are slightly better dropping from heroic dungeon bosses. JCs can also craft a unique BoP gem that is better then the BoE versions.
- Meta: Swift Skyfire Diamond (Relentless earthstorm diamond is released in a later phase)
- Red: Bold Crimson Spinel, Bold Living Ruby
- Yellow: Rigid Lionseye, Rigid Dawnstone
- Blue: Use purple gems.
- Orange: Inscribed Pyrestone, Inscribed Noble Topaz
- Green: Jagged Seaspray Emerald, jagged Talasite
- Purple: Sovereign Shadowsong Amethyst, Sovereign Nightseye
Consumables are categorized as Battle and Guardian Elixirs in TBC and you can only have one of each effect active at the same time. Flasks counts as both Battle and Guardian elixirs,which means that the consumable requirements for raiding is quite small as you only need flask, potions and food for the most part. If you are not using flask there are other Battle elixir options to choose from, but they are significantly weaker in comparison except when fighting only demons.
Here is a list of the consumables that you should be using in PvE:
- Flask: Flask of Relentless Assault
- Battle Elixir: Elixir of Major Strength / Fel Strength Elixir / Elixir of Major Agility / Elixir of Demonslaying / Onslaught Elixir
- Guardian Elixir: Elixir of Draenic Wisdom / Elixir of Major Mageblood
- DPS Potions: Haste Potion / Insane Strength Potion
- Situational Potions: Super mana Potion, Super Healing Potion, Ironshield Potion and resistance potions.
- Weapon: Adamantite Sharpening Stone / Adamantite Weightstone (Does NOT stack with Windfury which is better)
- Food: Roasted Clefthoof, Spicy hot Talbuk
- Other: Super Sapper Charge, Drums of battle, Drums of War, Drums of Restoration, Rumsey Rum Black Label, Dark Rune / Demonic Rune