I know this is kind of strange timing what with 4.2 just around the corner and all, but I’ll do my best to integrate the new gear in this list and I’ll (hopefully, ha!) update as I get more information.
In case you were wondering, this list was spawned from another post I was writing, where I caught myself listing every single piece of non-instance gear. So if you’ve just dinged 85, are rolling in gold and rep and want to give yourself a head start for heroics, this post is for you.
Or if you’re just loocking to replace a sticky piece and want a quick reference, this post is also for you.
As for the post that spawned this one, it may or may not see the light of day, depending on my motivation.
How this list works
This is all gear that doesn’t come from dungeons or raid bosses. There are some BoEs from raids, but you should able to get your hands on any of these through having a lot of gold, gathering rep, crafting or PvPing. (I did, however, include quest rewards that may involve killing a 5-man boss.)
Each slot is sorted by 4.2 PvE, current PvE, PvP (4.2 and current mixed) and gear requiring a profession. Each subsection is more or less sorted by ilevel. The pieces are not listed in order of usefulness. You’ll have to use your own judgement to decide which ones you prefer. (General rule for PvE is that Spirit and Haste are preferred over Crit and Mastery. If you don’t know whether you want Spirit or Haste, you probably want Spirit.)
As usual, if you notice any mistakes or linkage errors, you’re welcome to yell at me. (But only a little bit.)