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ABOUT LEVELS 10-20
The first ten levels truly do breeze past; it feels like only five minutes ago you were running errands for the blue space goats on your crashed outlier ship- and it was. But times change, and with them we must venture out beyond the structured and harmless world of our priestly infancy and into the Great Big World, where creatures attack you on sight.
As you move through levels ten through twenty, gear becomes more critical. The turning point truly is at 15, when you become eligible for dungeons, have a few talent points to assign, and can .
At this point, you’ll be challenged to find anything with decent Crit on it, and most gear will have less Spirit than you’ll want, but don’t fret. Maximize Intellect, grab Crit wherever you find it, don’t fear Spirit gear (you’ll get that stuff with less of a fight from the mages), and throw in a little Stamina to increase your survivability.
At this point, we want:
Spirit > Intellect > Critical > Stamina
Check out our Discultimate Leveling Guide: 0 – 20 In Six Seconds
FINDING & PURCHASING GEAR
Particularly for the first forty or so levels, the fastest way to gear up will be through the Auction House. If you’re playing the well-funded priest alt of a high roller, all well and good. If this is your only character, you are, as the British say, for it.
I’ve tried to include gear that comes from a variety of sources that may not be the absolute top stat gear to provide the non-high-rollers with a selection of gear that allows for some variation in following quest lines, and just plain personal preference (I refuse to set foot in Silithus, for example, no matter what Discipline Robe Of Shazaam might be there). And for those of you with a Daddy Warbucks alt suppling you with a steady stream of allowance packets, or far-reaching hopes, there’s a ‘Best In Show’ category as well.
Heirloom gear is not included in this list, but is dicussed here.
ENCHANTING LEVELING GEAR
An exhaustive list of enchantments would be too exhausting to contemplate, so for each piece I simply recommend one enchantment that I think gets the job done and will serve you well for most of your ten levels. Re-enchanting leveling gear is, I think, neither time nor cost effective given the relatively small benefit you’ll enjoy.
SECRET TIP O’ THE DAY: I always carry two extra pairs of gloves with me at lower levels. I buy the cheapest gloves I can find and then enchant one with [Enchant Gloves – Herbalism] and one with [Enchant Gloves – Mining] (my two professions), then make a macro to slip them on quickly. When I hit that “just a little too high!” herb or mine, I’ve got them in the bag and ready to go.
BEST DISCIPLINE PRIEST GEAR AND ENCHANTS: LVL 10-20
Best In Show: Tree Bark Jacket
Alternative 1: Corsair’s Overshirt
Alternative 2: Robe of the Moccasin
Alternative 3: Grey Woolen Robe BEST BUY!
Alternative 4: Robes of Arugal (20+)
Enchantment: [Enchant Chest – Greater Stats] or [Enchant Chest – Major Mana]
Best In Show: Darkweave Breeches
Alternative 1: Shimmering Trousers
Alternative 2: Buccaneer’s Pants
Alternative 3: Colorful Kilt BEST BUY!
Enchantment: [None until Level 50]
Best In Show: Spidersilk Boots
Alternative 1: Bright Boots
Alternative 2: Sanguine Sandals
Alternative 3: Woolen Boots BEST BUY!
Enchantment: [Enchant Boots – Minor Speed] or [Medium Armor Kit]
Best In Show: Ghostly Mantle
Alternative 1: Slime-encrusted Pads (20+)
Alternative 2: Rose Mantle
Alternative 3: Reinforced Woolen Shoulders BEST BUY!
Enchantment: [None until Level 60]
Best In Show: Bright Bracers
Alternative 1: Mindthrust Bracers (non-PvP only)
Alternative 2: Greenweave Bracers of Healing/ Eagle/ Owl
Alternative 3: Ivycloth Bracelets of Healing/ Eagle /Owl (20+)
Enchantment: Enchant Bracer – Mana Regeneration or Enchant Bracer – Greater Intellect
Best In Show: Bright Gloves
Alternative 1: Serpent Gloves
Alternative 2: Gold-flecked Gloves
Alternative 3: Gnoll Casting Gloves
Enchantment: [Enchant Gloves – Minor Haste]
Best In Show: Tumultuous Cloak of the Sorcerer (from Satchel of Helpful Goods)
Alternative 1: … of the Elder
Alternative 2: … of the Moon
Alternative 3: Pearl-Clasped Cloak BEST BUY!
Enchantment: [Enchant Cloak – Greater Resistance] or [Enchant Cloak – Greater Defense]
Best In Show: Lucky Fishing Hat
Alternative 1: Shadow Goggles
Alternative 2: Green Tinted Goggles
Enchantment: [None until Level 50]
Best In Show: Brilliant Necklace
Alternative 1: Ornate Tigerseye Necklace
Alternative 2: Thick Bronze Necklace
Best In Show: Ring of Iron Will (A) / Totemic Clan Ring (H)
Alternative 1: Black Widow Band (non-PvP only)
Alternative 2: Deep Fathom Ring (20+)
Alternative 3: Lavishly Jeweled Ring
Alternative 4: Ring of Defense
Enchantment: [None until Level 70 and then enchanters only]
Best In Show: Minor Recombobulator (Requires Eng 140)
Alternative 1: Rune of Perfection (20+)
Best In Show: Emberstone Staff
Alternative 1: Twisted Chanter’s Staff
Alternative 2: Crescent Staff
Alternative 3: Icicle Rod (20+)
Enchantment: [Enchant 2H Weapon – Major Intellect] or [Enchant 2H Weapon – Major Spirit] (or Lesser versions of either)