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ABOUT LEVELS 20-30
Now that you have your first twenty levels under your belt, it’s time to branch out. If you’ve accumulated enough gold you’ll be purchasing your mount at some point during this leveling block. Increased speed equals increased questing equals more money, which translates into MOAR STUFF!
At this point you’ll be looking at more serious business gear. Your discipline specialization is starting to become more pronounced as you add in talents, and your gear less disposable. You’ll be looking at it a lot longer too, so do try and get something that looks pretty. Last but not least, real headgear is now available to you.
At this point, we still want:
Spellpower > Intellect > Spirit or MP5 or Stamina
Check out our Discultimate Leveling Guide: Levels 20 – 30 In Five Minutes
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 discussed 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 20-30
Best In Show: Robes of Arugal (Usable at 20!)
Alternative 1: Green Silk Armor
Alternative 2: Azure Silk Vest BEST BUY!
Alternative 3: Death Speaker Robes
Enchantment: [Enchant Chest – Greater Stats] or [Enchant Chest – Major Mana]
Best In Show: Gaze Dreamer Pants
Alternative 1: Azure Silk Pants BEST BUY!
Alternative 2: Sanguine Trousers
Alternative 3: Leech Pants
Enchantment: [None until Level 50]
Best In Show: Acidic Walkers
Alternative 1: Spider Silk Slippers BEST BUY!
Alternative 2: Silver-thread Boots
Alternative 3: Boots of Darkness
Enchantment: [Enchant Boots – Minor Speed] or [Medium Armor Kit]
Best In Show: Batwing Mantle
Alternative 1: Resilient Mantle
Alternative 2: Luminescent Amice
Alternative 3: Silver-thread Amice
Enchantment: [None until Level 60]
Best In Show: Glowing Magical Bracelets
Alternative 1: Nightsky Wristbands
Alternative 2: Fingerbone Bracers
Alternative 3: Silver-thread Cuffs
Enchantment: Enchant Bracer – Mana Regeneration or Enchant Bracer – Greater Intellect
Best In Show: Hotshot Pilot’s Gloves
Alternative 1: Gloves of Old
Alternative 2: Hands of Darkness
Alternative 3: Phoenix Gloves BEST BUY!
Enchantment: [Enchant Gloves – Minor Haste]
Best In Show: Cloak of the Faith
Alternative 1: Cloak of Rot
Alternative 2: Yeti Fur Cloak
Enchantment: [Enchant Cloak – Greater Resistance] or [Enchant Cloak – Greater Defense]
Best In Show: Electromagnetic Gigaflux Reactivator
Alternative 1: Shadow Hood BEST BUY!
Alternative 2: Moonsoul Crown
Alternative 3: Azure Silk Hood
Enchantment: [None until Level 50]
Best In Show: Darkmoon Necklace (30+)
Alternative 1: Crystal Starfire Medallion
Alternative 2: Amulet of the Moon
Alternative 3: Brilliant Necklace BEST BUY!
Best In Show: Advisor’s Ring [H] / Lorekeeper’s Ring [A]
Alternative 1: Electrocutioner Lagnut
Alternative 2: Seal of Argas
Alternative 3: Wicked Moonstone Ring BEST BUY!
Alternative 4: The Queen’s Jewel
Enchantment: [None until Level 70 and then enchanters only]
Best In Show: Defiler’s Talisman [H] / Talisman of Arathor [A]
Alternative 1: Rune of Perfection
Alternative 2: Gnomish Universal Remote (Requires Engineering 125)
Alternative 3: Minor Recombobulator (Requires Engineering 140)
Best In Show: Kam’s Walking Stick
Alternative 1: Bloodscalp Channeling Staff
Alternative 2: Wind Spirit Staff
Alternative 3: Rod of the Sleepwalker
Enchantment: [Enchant 2H Weapon – Major Intellect] or [Enchant 2H Weapon – Major Spirit] (or Lesser versions of either)