Gearing up a fresh 80 Hunter in the brave new world of 3.3

Well here I am again.

My Troll Hunter just made level 80, joining the ranks of the other 80’s on my character page.

That part of the journey is over, and another has just begun.

The whole point of leveling this character was to run instances with friends. For that I need a bit of gear. I wrote up a guide shortly after Wrath launched that showed how I could gear a character without ever setting foot in an instance. If you have not seen it, and are truely new to Huntering check it out, it has good information on the hit cap as well as gem and enchant choices.

While that guide will still work, and for the most part I will follow it before I start running heroics, the looking for dungeon feature has greatly changed how I look at gearing up. I am not truly interested in pugging with my new Hunter, though I know some badge farming is in my future. Hopefully with friends, but we shall see.

With that in mind I decided to sit down and make up a list of the major upgrades I could manage to pick up  through various means that did not involve raiding.

These include:

  • Quest rewards (unless the quest requires raiding)
  • Bind on Equip drops
  • Bind on Equip craftable items (even those with insane mats costs)
  • Drops from five player instances, both normal and heroic
  • Gear purchased with badges (although if an item costs the same or more than a better one I left it out, I’ll just buy the better one.)

Since I went to all the trouble of making this list I figure I would toss it out there on the off-chance it might be of use to someone who wanders past.

Not to mention if I post it here it’s hard to misplace my list 🙂

Back:

 
264
 
Emblem of Frost (50)
 
219
 
Devourer of Souls – The Forge of Souls (N)
 
213
 
Emblem of Valor (25)
 
200
 
Erekem – The Violet Hold (H)
 
183
 
Maiden of Grief – Halls of Stone (N)
 
200
 
Leatherworking BoE

Chest:

 
264
 
Emblem of Frost (95)
 
245
 
Leatherworking BoE
 
232
 
Emblem of Triumph (50)
 
232
 
Marwyn – Halls of Reflection (H)
 
219
 
The Captain’s Chest – Halls of Reflection (N)
 
219
 
Champion’s Cache – Trial of the Champion (H)
 
245
 
Leatherworking BoE
 
232
 
Marwyn – Halls of Reflection (H)
 
200
 
Vendor
 
200
 
Zone drop – Drak’Tharon Keep

Feet:

 
264
 
Leatherworking BoE
 
264
 
Leatherworking BoE
 
226
 
Leatherworking BoE
 
232
 
Falric – Halls of Reflection (H)
 
232
 
The Captain’s Chest – Halls of Reflection (H)
 
213
 
Emblem of Valor (40)
 
200
 
Vendor
 
219
 
Falric – Halls of Reflection (N)
 
226
 
Leatherworking BoE
 
219
 
Champion’s Cache – Trial of the Champion (H)
 
200
 
Keristrasza – The Nexus (H)
 
200
 
Lavanthor – The Violet Hold (H)
 
200
 
PvP Reward
 
200
 
Champion’s Cache – Trial of the Champion (N)

Finger:

 
251
 
Quest
 
245
 
Emblem of Triumph (35)
 
232
 
Scourgelord Tyrannus – Pit of Saron (H)
 
219
 
Forgemaster Garfrost – Pit of Saron (N)
 
213
 
Emblem of Valor (25)
 
200
 
Chrono-Lord Epoch – The Culling of Stratholme (H)
 
200
 
Vendor
 
200
 
The Black Knight – Trial of the Champion (N)
 
187
 
Jewelcrafting BoE
 
200
 
World Drop
 
200
 
World Drop
 
200
 
Jewelcrafting BoE
 
187
 
General Bjarngrim – Halls of Lightning (N)

Hands:

 
251
 
Emblem of Frost (60)
 
232
 
The Captain’s Chest – Halls of Reflection (H)
 
232
 
Emblem of Triumph (30)
 
226
 
Emblem of Conquest (28)
 
219
 
The Black Knight – Trial of the Champion (H)
 
219
 
Marwyn – Halls of Reflection (N)
 
200
 
Cyanigosa – The Violet Hold (H)
 
200
 
Gal’darah – Gundrak (H)
 
187
 
Svala Sorrowgrave – Utgarde Pinnacle (N)
 
200
 
Eadric’s Cache – Trial of the Champion (N)
 
200
 
Prince Taldaram – Ahn’kahet: The Old Kingdom (H)

Head:

 
245
 
Emblem of Triumph (75)
 
251
 
Emblem of Frost (95)
 
219
 
The Black Knight – Trial of the Champion (H)
 
232
 
Emblem of Triumph (50)
 
232
 
Devourer of Souls – The Forge of Souls (H)
 
232
 
Bronjahm – The Forge of Souls (H)
 
245
 
Emblem of Triumph (75)
 
219
 
Scourgelord Tyrannus – Pit of Saron (N)
 
200
 
King Dred – Drak’Tharon Keep (H)
 
187
 
Cache of Eregos – The Oculus (N)
 
200
 
Drakkari Elemental – Gundrak (H)
 
200
 
Ingvar the Plunderer – Utgarde Keep (H)

Legs:

 
264
 
Leatherworking BoE
 
251
 
Emblem of Frost (95)
 
264
 
Leatherworking BoE
 
226
 
Emblem of Conquest (39)
 
232
 
Emblem of Triumph (50)
 
232
 
Scourgelord Tyrannus – Pit of Saron (H)
 
200
 
Eadric’s Cache – Trial of the Champion (N)
 
219
 
Marwyn – Halls of Reflection (N)
 
219
 
Scourgelord Tyrannus – Pit of Saron (N)
 
200
 
Gal’darah – Gundrak (H)
 
232
 
PvP Reward
 
174
 
Vendor
 
200
 
Sjonnir The Ironshaper – Halls of Stone (H)
 
200
 
Leatherworking BoE
 
200
 
Hadronox – Azjol-Nerub (H)
 
200
 
Varos Cloudstrider – The Oculus (H)

Main hand/ off hand: (much better to use a 2 hander)

 
219
 
The Black Knight – Trial of the Champion (H)
 
232
 
Devourer of Souls – The Forge of Souls (H)
 
232
 
Bronjahm – The Forge of Souls (H)
 
232
 
The Captain’s Chest – Halls of Reflection (H)
 
200
 
Vendor

 

Neck:

 
232
 
Forgemaster Garfrost – Pit of Saron (H)
 
219
 
Confessor’s Cache – Trial of the Champion (H)
 
226
 
Emblem of Conquest (19)
 
200
 
Jewelcrafting BoE

Ranged:

 
232
 
Ick – Pit of Saron (H)
 
219
 
The Captain’s Chest – Halls of Reflection (N)
 
219
 
Scourgelord Tyrannus – Pit of Saron (N)
 
219
 
The Black Knight – Trial of the Champion (H)
 
200
 
Ingvar the Plunderer – Utgarde Keep (H)

Shoulder:

 
232
 
Falric – Halls of Reflection (H)
 
232
 
Emblem of Triumph (30)
 
219
 
Confessor’s Cache – Trial of the Champion (H)
 
232
 
Forgemaster Garfrost – Pit of Saron (H)
 
200
 
Meathook – The Culling of Stratholme (H)

Trinkets:

 
264
 
Emblem of Frost (60)
 
245
 
Emblem of Triumph (50)
 
200
 
Emblem of Heroism (40)
 
200
 
Quest
 
200
 
Cyanigosa – The Violet Hold (H)
 
232
 
Devourer of Souls – The Forge of Souls (H)
 
200
 
Confessor’s Cache – Trial of the Champion (N)
 
245
 
Emblem of Triumph (50)
 
200
 
Keristrasza – The Nexus (H)
 
200
 
King Dred – Drak’Tharon Keep (H)
 
200
 
Quest

Two hander:

 
232
 
Marwyn – Halls of Reflection (H)
 
251
 
Quest
 
219
 
Devourer of Souls – The Forge of Souls (N)
 
219
 
Confessor’s Cache – Trial of the Champion (H)

 

Waist:

 
264
 
Emblem of Frost (60)
 
226
 
Leatherworking BoE
 
232
 
Scourgelord Tyrannus – Pit of Saron (H)
 
219
 
Ick – Pit of Saron (N)
 
226
 
Emblem of Conquest (28)
 
226
 
Leatherworking BoE
 
200
 
King Ymiron – Utgarde Pinnacle (H)
 
200
 
The Black Knight – Trial of the Champion (N)
 
200
 
Zone drop – Gundrak
 
200
 
Ionar – Halls of Lightning (H)
 
200
 
The Black Knight, Champion’s Cache – Trial of the Champion (H);
 
200
 
The Black Knight, Champion’s Cache – Trial of the Champion (H);
 
187
 
Salramm the Fleshcrafter – The Culling of Stratholme (N)
 
128
 
Leatherworking BoE
 
219
 
Forgemaster Garfrost – Pit of Saron (N)

Wrist:

 
245
 
Leatherworking BoE
 
232
 
Devourer of Souls – The Forge of Souls (H)
 
213
 
Gluth, Grobbulus – Naxxramas
 
213
 
Emblem of Valor (60)
 
219
 
Scourgelord Tyrannus – Pit of Saron (N)
 
232
 
Ick – Pit of Saron (H)
 
200
 
Keristrasza – The Nexus (H)
 
200
 
Confessor’s Cache – Trial of the Champion (N)
 
200
 
Tribunal Chest – Halls of Stone (H)
 
187
 
Leatherworking BoE
 
219
 
Confessor’s Cache – Trial of the Champion (H)
 
200
 
Novos the Summoner – Drak’Tharon Keep (H)
 
200
 
Leatherworking BoE
 
187
 
Ionar – Halls of Lightning (N)