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« on: May 11, 2016, 04:48:49 pm »

The Boomkin Arsenal:
A Balance Druid gearing guide.

By: Askalon
Special Thanks to: Zugzwang


Are you constantly bored of button mashing the Quickheal button during raids on your Resto druid?



Tired of cleaning up cat and bear shit from doing mediocre Feral DPS?



Does your partner not look you in the eyes anymore when you make love because of your new-found chicken costume/electrocution fetish?




If you answered yes to at least one of these questions, then consider turning yourself in to the crazy house, or even better, refuse to take off your chicken suit and become a boomkin!

Merely putting all your talent points in the balance druid tree isn't enough to get you started, as it takes a decent amount of gear for you to begin showing the world that you're more than just a semi-comatose 3% spell crit slut to them. As a result, in order to help new players and veterans interested in getting started as a Boomkin, I have assembled a wide list of recommended gear for raiding.

I will not go into much detail on optimal strategies for Boomkin DPS, as I'm saving that for an upcoming, more elaborate guide. Instead, I will just provide some quick, brief tips on raiding as a Boomkin.



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Enchants: +55 Healing on Weapon, +30 Healing on Gloves, +25/+15 Agi on Weapon, +4 Stats on Chest, etc.

附魔:+55治疗的武器, +30治疗的手套, + 25 / + 15敏捷的武器, +4统计上胸部等。
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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2016, 04:52:31 pm »

The Boomkin Arsenal:
A Balance Druid gearing guide.


"If it can be moonfired, we can kill it."

- Arnold Schwarzanegger (1947 - 1991), 'To Catch a Predator: Bolivia'
Inspiring, powerful words to live by.

After meditating on these wise words for 7 and a half years during a spiritual retreat at a Tibetan monastery run by vegan paraplegic monks, I ascended and learned the secrets of boomkin DPS (with the help of some MatLab simulations).
If there's 4 or more adds, MOONFIRE THE FUCK OUT OF EVERYTHING and make the tanks regret not going fury.
(Otherwise, just moonfire, 5x starfire, rinse and repeat).



There's no one-size-fits-all build that gives boomkins all-around consistent DPS for both mobs and bosses.
For mobs use gear with lots of crit and abuse that Nature's Grace proc like an alcoholic husband with a closet full of wifebeaters abuses his family.
For bosses use gear with lots of hit (aim for 16% spell hit cap if possible).


Note: This does not include nor represent all the caster DPS gear available boomkins, just very useful ones, ranging from pre-raid BiS gear to Naxx-tier BiS. I am not responsible for personal injuries, loss of sanity, or DKP deductions incurred as a result of following this guide.




Let's get started.




Head
+1% Spell HitSpellweaver's Turban (Tunak Tunak mode)
+2% Spell HitBloodvine Goggles
+1% Spell CritBloodvine Goggles
Crown of the Ogre King
+2% Spell CritMish'Undare, Circlet of the Mind Flayer
Cap of the Autistic Scarlet Savant
High SP/MP5/etc.Klansman's Preceptor's Hat
Crimson Pimp Hat

Shoulder
+1% Spell HitAbyssal Cloth Amice of the Sorcerer
+2% Spell Hit
+1% Spell CritRime Covered Mantle
Shroud of the Nazthrezim
+2% Spell Crit
High SP/MP5/etcMantle of the Blackwing Cabal
Genesis Shoulderpads

Chest
+1% Spell Hit
+2% Spell HitBloodvine Vest
Garb of Royal Ascension
+1% Spell CritGenesis Vest
Vestments of the Shifting Sands
Earthpower Vest
Tunic of the Crescent Moon
+2% Spell CritRobe of Volatile Power
High SP/MP5/etcCrystal Webbed Robe
Robes of the Battleguard

Legs
+1% Spell HitBloodvine Leggings
+2% Spell Hit
+1% Spell CritLeggings of the Black Lives Matter protest that shut down my university for 3 hours Blizzard
Abyssal Cloth Pants of the Sorcerer
+2% Spell CritLeggings of Bi-Polarity
High SP/MP5/etcLeggings of Immersion

Feet
+1% Spell HitBloodvine Boots
Kayser's Boots of Precision
+2% Spell Hit
+1% Spell Crit
+2% Spell Crit
High SP/MP5/etcBoots of Epiphany
Snowblind Shoes
Genesis Boots
Betrayer's Boots

Hands
+1% Spell HitDankStorm Gauntlets
Menstrual fluid Tinged Gloves
+2% Spell Hit
+1% Spell CritGloves of Ebru
Taut WTF is this itemization, Blizzard Dragonhide Gloves
Gordok's Handwraps
Gordok's Gloves
+2% Spell Crit
High SP/MP5/etcHands of Power
Gloves of Earthen Power

Waist
+1% Spell HitClutch of Andros(No not the monkey from Starfox)
Ban'Thok Sash
+2% Spell HitAngelista's Grasp
+1% Spell CritEyestalk Waist Cord
Magma Igniting Cord
Dad's Leather Belt
Belt of the Archmage
Southwind's Grasp
+2% Spell Crit
High SP/MP5/etc

Wrist
+1% Spell HitBracers of too lazy to farm rockfuries Arcane Accuracy
I'm not grinding 30 hours for this shit Rockfury Bracers
+2% Spell Hit
+1% Spell CritThe Soul Harvester's Bindings
Blacklight Bracers
Arena Wristguards
+2% Spell Crit
High SP/MP5/etc

Neck
+1% Spell HitSoul Corrupter's Necklace
Star of Mystaria
Diana's 'BiS till Naxx' Pearl Necklace
+2% Spell Hit
+1% Spell CritAmulet of Vek'Nilash
Tempest Talisman
+2% Spell Crit
High SP/MP5/etcChoker of the Fire Lord
Choker of Enlightenment

Fingers
+1% Spell HitRing of the Fallen God
Seal of the Damned
Band of the Inevitable
Band of Adderal/Ritalin/Vyvanse/Concerta
Zanzil's Seal
Zanzil's Band
Rune Band of Wizardy
+2% Spell Hit
+1% Spell CritFuck warlock prio Seal of the Damned
10 Euro Crit Ring Mindtear Band
Ritssyn's Ring of Chaos
Band of Rumination
Ring of the Desert Winds
Don Mauricio's Band of Domination
Band of Earthen Wrath
+2% Spell Crit
High SP/MP5/etcRing of Blackrock
Ring of Zugzwang
Maiden's Circlet

Trinkets
+1% Spell Hit
+2% Spell HitBoomies will never win this shitNeltharion's Tear
+1% Spell Crit
+2% Spell CritEye of Diminuition
Eye of the Beast
High SP/MP5/etcTalisman of Ephemeral Power
Zandalarian Hero Charm
Shard of the Scale
Draconic Infused Emblem
Mindtap Talisman
Briarwood Reed
Burst of Knowledge

Back
+1% Spell HitCloak of the Necropolis
Cloak of the Hentai Survivor
Cloak of Tuberculosis Consumption
Shroud of Arcane Mastery
+2% Spell Hit
+1% Spell CritCloak of the Necropolis
Chromatic Cloak
Heliotrope Cloak
+2% Spell Crit
High SP/MP5/etcCloak of the Hakkari Worshippers

Weapons (2-Handed)
+1% Spell HitStaff of the Ruins
Lord Valthalakk's Staff of Command
+2% Spell HitBlessed Qiraji Acolyte's Staff
Brimstone Staff
Jindo's Judgement
+1% Spell CritBlessed Qiraji Acolyte's Staff
Brimstone Staff
Staff of the Ruins
Staff of Dominance
Moonshadow Stave
Rod of the Ogre Magi
+2% Spell CritFist of Cenarius
Staff of the Shadow Flame
High SP/MP5/etcZulian Ceremonial Staff

Weapons (MH + OH)
+1% Spell HitSapphiron's Left Eye
Royal Scepter of Vek'Lor
Jindo's Bag of Weed Whammies
Scepter of Interminable Focus
+2% Spell Hit
+1% Spell CritPrison Shank Fang of the Mystics
The Lost Kris of Zedd
Stinger of Ayamiss
Talon of Furious Concentration
Sapphiron's Left Testicle Eye
Royal Scepter of Vek'Lor
Scepter of Interminable Focus
+2% Spell Crit
High SP/MP5/etcThe End of Dreams
Lok'amir il Romathis
Claw of Chromaggus
Aurastone Hammer
Mace of Unending Life



All feedback and criticism on how I can improve this guide would be greatly appreciated!
Make what you will of this guide, and may it hopefully get you started on a disastrous, but exciting experience towards becoming a VG Legend (or a waste of oxygen and raid slots)!
« Last Edit: May 12, 2016, 12:39:37 pm by Whataburger » Logged



Enchants: +55 Healing on Weapon, +30 Healing on Gloves, +25/+15 Agi on Weapon, +4 Stats on Chest, etc.

附魔:+55治疗的武器, +30治疗的手套, + 25 / + 15敏捷的武器, +4统计上胸部等。
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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2016, 05:25:41 pm »

Great guide! Very helpful for the Druids, who would like to join our ranks!
Ps. Add the Garb of Royal Ascension for the +2% Hit, this is the one i'am using.
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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2016, 03:56:35 am »

lol
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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2016, 07:51:54 am »

10/10
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« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2016, 05:02:51 am »

+1

Although the random item name changes are confusing =(
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« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2016, 08:19:07 am »

+1

Truckz- that is a nice guide
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« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2016, 08:25:01 am »

Great guide Whataburger.
It's probably worth noting the Bloodvine Garb set bonus of 2% crit requires 300 in tailoring.
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