Aacr - Triumph Complete
Earlier today, I finally got to the end of Lathere’s Guide – 330 Triumph Badges later.
Another interesting thing to me in this 3.3-world: She is now exalted with the Kirin Tor, Argent Crusade, Wyrmrest Accord, and the Knights of the Ebon Blade – all without any sort of rep grind. When I think about how many dailies I did on my other toons to reach that point, this is pretty amazing.
I will still be buying things with frost badges for a while, of course, and will probably be working on her off-spec: Balance, I think.
I haven’t posted anything about her gear lately, but I thought tonight would be a good opportunity since I replaced her last blue piece tonight.
I have pretty much followed Lathere’s guide but the pvp items were easy pickups and it made sense waiting to replace the robe until the next round.
I also completed Heroic Pit of Saron with her tonight. That wasn’t easy, but it worth it.
Only one Heroic today and I got Azjol-Nerub. Actually, I got it twice.
The first time the tank decided to pull all the watchers at once, wipe the group, then zone back in, and pull them all again before any of the rest of us were ready. We finally got the boss down and the tank tries to do the trick on Hadronox and does it badly. After the first dps left, I decided to, also.
I queued again after a couple of minutes and got AN again. Second time: no deaths, no problems, no stopping, and I still was able to keep the group alive without using Innervate once.
And Ring of the Traitor King dropped. No haste but definitely an upgrade.
I was able to pick up 3 more pieces yesterdays. The Gaze of the Somber Keeper and tge Binding of the Tranquil Glade both came out of Normal Tournament of the Champion.
Later on, in Heroic Old Kingdom a Kilt of the Forgotten One dropped. Ironically, you can only tell that they are an upgrade for the cloth pants by reading the description as they share the same graphic.
I think I have now unlocked all but the last two heroics. And after 36 hours, have better gear than my Paladin namesake after 6 months. It is amazing what you can do in the game with a little help and a little experience.
Instead of GearScore, I guess I really should have been using Intellect, Crit Chance, Spellpower, and Haste (sort of like I do with my Paladin). So Int is now 908, Crit is 12.7%, SP is 1469, and Haste is 415. I will try and keep track of those as we move forward.
So last night, Aacr ran her first Heroic… Halls of Lightning. It was a bit of a challenge, but things worked out well in the end.
Today I queue and end up in Trial of the Champion – less than 24 hours after hitting 80. It went well, though, and I scored a Mariel’s Sorrow so I can’t complain.
The Confessor’s Binding dropped on my 5th run through ToC. GS is now 3467, or 1030 more points than I started a few hours ago.
So I was looking at the Rich Saplings gear and noticed the Bejeweled Wizard’s Bracers, I found some in the AH for 1500G. It took most of my available cash but I think it will be worth it, knowing I can keep those for a long, long time.
And the Gear Score number is now 3367.
It took 3 tries through Trial of the Champion but Tears of the Vanquished dropped on the third and Aacr won.
Gear Score – 3127.
Since I was looking for more haste and honor farming is so simple these days, Battlemaster’s Vicacity took care of one trinket issue for now.
Gear Score 3072 – although that may change, if I get some better trinkets with a lower ilevel.
One thing about having a high-level tailor… you can make things like a Wispcloak.
So… Gear Score is now 2796.
One thing about having a high-level jewelcrafter… you can make things like a Titanium Spellshock Ring.
So… Gear Score is now 2850.
and one quick trip back to the AH. Since we are gearing for Haste, 30G for a Dark Runic Mantle and Reckless Monarch Topaz isn’t a bad investment just in case. And the Great Speed enchant for the cloak, since we may be keeping this a while.
So… Gear Score is now 2893. Haste just went from 90 to 171.