Ways to Gear Up Fast in Early WOW Expansion Draenor
1. Warlords 5-man dungeons
Heroic: Gear from all heroic Warlords dungeons is ilvl 630, with a small chance for it to be Warforged ilvl 636 with an extra socket.
Challenge: completing the instance rewards Challenger's Strongbox, which contains ilvl 640 gear. This gear is appropriate for your class/spec but has randomized secondary stats.
2. Apexis Crystal
Apexis Crystals are used to purchase epic gear from Crystal Traders in capital cities. If you do the basic Apexis Crystal quest daily, you will earn 5600 per week.
The easiest way to get Apexis Crystal is to complete the daily quest from your Town Hall table, like 800 Apexis Crystal for Killing elites, 1000 for daily level 100 group quests, and 1000 for daily level 100 PvP quests.
But accessing these quests requires you to have a Level 2 or 3 Garrison. Besides, you can also get Apexis Crystal vy killing level 100 mobs or completing Garrison Work Orders.
3. PvP Gear
PvP gear is more powerful in PvP combat than PvE. Honor gear goes from 620 > 675 and Conquest gear goes from 660 > 690. Since PvP season will start on December 2nd, you cannot grab epic Conquest items at the start of Warlords. But Conquest gear may be decent gear in general after weeks, as it is ilvl 660 while Normal Highmaul loot is ilvl 655. You should collect 4000 Honor Points before Lvel 100 maps live.
4. Upgrading Profession Epics
Players with a crafting profession can make all the crafted gear listed above. Armor goes 640 > 655 > 665 and weapons go 630 > 640 > 655. But it will take you 10 days to buy recipes needed for the item level boosts, and other days to craft.
5. Invasions and Missions in Garrison
Invasion: completing Gold Victory successfully reward you with Invader's Forgotten Treasure which may contain an ilvl 645 helm, shoulder, weapon, or boots.
For mission, you should know:
1. It will take some time to level followers up.
2. Not all item level missions reward gear.
3. If your leveled-up followers are weak, you may be likely to fail it and not get gear.
6. World Drops
1. World-drop BoEs (Ring, Cape, Helm, Offhand, Neck, Shield, Shoulder, Trinket, and Beltare) ilvl 665. These items can be looted from mobs in Draenor or found at the Level 3 Salvage Yard via Big Crate of Salvage.
Besides, BoEs (Capes, Belt, Hands, Feet, Neck, and Wrist) come from Highmaul.
2. Gears drop from World Bosses
There are three world bosses in Warlords of Draenor and you can spend your Seal of Tempered Fate on before the raids open.
Drov the Ruiner drops ilvl 650 necks, belts, and gloves.
Tarlna the Ageless drops ilvl 650 chests, belts, and gloves.
Rukhmar drops ilvl 665 boots, rings, and pants.
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