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Kringe

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Found this nice spreadsheet of each classes BIS for each phase.


 

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docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10IV_3NEmZdhh8iQXrs2Ek77YyUJbjBMWO5UxIWLlZl0/edit#gid=1246215761

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Kringe

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Yea I couldn't figure it out either
 

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There is also WoW Classic BiS tool. Important thing to understand is that there are near BiS items as well and it is not always possible to have BiS combo.
I'm going through the tool right now and looking into this, because a lot of the pre-raid 1/2 BiS depends on World Epic BoEs (which would be better off funding guild bank given how quickly most of these are replaced in Dire Maul once pre-raid 2 kicks in) or some ridiculous rare drops in dungeons people tire of quickly.

Druid - Resto
Thuzadin Sash in lieu of Sash of Mercy (World Epic BoE), for Pre-Raid 1
Whipvine Cord in lieu of Sash of Mercy, for Pre-Raid 2

Druid - Bear
Slavedriver's Cane (yes I know it doesn't have armor) in lieu of Warden Staff (World Epic BoE), for Pre-Raid 1
Unyielding Maul in lieu of Warden Staff, for Pre-Raid 2
Unfortunately, that's it. After that, the only upgrade from Unyielding Maul is the Warden Staff, such was Classic WoW gearing for non-healing hybrids.

Hunter
Blackcrow in lieu of Dwarven Hand Cannon (World Epic BoE), for Pre-Raid 1
Nightbrace Tunic in lieu of Savage Gladiator Chain (Very rare drop from a 1 in 6 boss spawn during Ring of Law in BRD), for Pre-Raid 1
Ogre Forged Hauberk in lieu of Savage Gladiator Chain, for Pre-Raid 2
Quiver's were not listed, so Leathworking < Ribbly's Quiver or Ribbly's Bandolier < Ancient Sinew Wrapped Lamina
Pre-Rhok'delar but post DM
Blastershot Launcher, Sriker's Mark

Mage
Eye of Ogrimmar and Maiden's Circle in lieu of Freezing Band (World Epic BoE), for Pre-Raid 1 & 2
Robes of the Royal Crown in lieu of Robes of the Archmage (Tailor BoC) for Pre-Raid 1
Robe of Everlasting Night in lieu of Robes of the Archmage, for Pre-Raid 2

Priest - Holy
Robes of the Exalted in lieu of Truefaith Vestments (Tailor BoC), for Pre-Raid 1 & 2

Priest - Shadow
Robes of Servitude in lieu of Robe of Winter Night (Tailor BoE*) for Pre-Raid 1 & 2

Priest - Benediction/Anathema
Aurastone Hammer, Sorcerous Dagger, Fang of the Mystics (MH)
I know this is a touchy subject (believe me, as someone playing a Hunter and looking forward to Rhok'Delar), but averaging around 5 priests in a raid for rotating and the drop rate of the Eye of Divinity from Majordomo's chest and farming group farming Hederine Initiates in The Tainted Scar pre-Kazzak (he arrives in Phase 2, MC is available at launch), I would hope no one would be selfish enough to allow an upgrade to be disenchanted if none of the other classes are taking one of these items.

Rogue - Dagger
Bonescraper OH in lieu of Alcor's Sunrazor OH (Word Epic BoE), for Pre-Raid 1
Distracting Dagger OH in lieu of Alcor's Sunrazor OH, Pre-Raid 2

Shaman - Enhance
Tombstone Breastplate in lieu of Savage Gladiator Chain, for Pre-Raid 1
Ogre Forged Hauberk in lieu of Savage Gladiator Chain, for Pre-Raid 2

Shaman - Resto
Barrage Girdle in lieu of Sash of Mercy, for Pre-Raid 1
Whipvine Cord in lieu of Sash of Mercy, for Pre-Raid 2

Warlock
Robes of Servitude in lieu of Robe of the Void (Tailor BoC), for Pre-Raid 1
Robe of Everlasting Night in lieu of Robe of the Void, for Pre-Raid 2

Warrior - Fury
Tombstone Breastplate in lieu of Savage Gladiator Chain, for Pre-Raid 1
Ogre Forged Hauberk in lieu of Savage Gladiator Chain, for Pre-Raid 2
Devilsaur Gauntlets and Devilsaur Leggings in lieu of Edgemaster's Handguards and Cloudkeeper Legplates (World Epic BoEs), for Pre-Raid 1 & 2
Aged Core Leather Gloves in lieu of Edgemaster's Handguards, for Raid 1

Miscellaneous PITA BiS Alternates
Pristine Hide of the Beast - Primarily an early BiS item for Fury Warrior, Enhancement Shaman, and Feral DPS (Breastplate of Bloodthrist), but also not terrible for Spell DPS (Cap of the Scarlet Savant) and caster Druid/Shaman (Leggings of Arcana), the problem with the latter two items is they are quickly replaced vs the mileage that can gotten out of the Breastplate, as its the only comparable piece for Fury and Enhancement against Savage Gladiator Chain (until AQ) and Cadaverous Armor for Feral (until BWL), combined with the ultra rare drop rate of the Pristine Hide from someone skinning the beast.

Tailoring BiS patterns for chest slot are Bind on Equip but the items are Bind on Creation, with the exception of Robes of Winter Night which is a Bind on Pickup pattern that creates a Bind on Equip item.
  • Truefaith Vestments - Balnazaar (Stratholme SC)
  • Robes of the Archmage - Firebrand Pyromancer (LBRS)
  • Robe of the Void - Darkmaster Gandling (Scholo)
  • Robe of Winter Night - Cobalt Pyromancer (Winterspring)
    • I'm not even sure this will be available in Phase 1, as this mob was originally not added to the game until Azuregos was, who is being added in Phase 2
  • Belt of the Archmage - Dire Maul, Gordok Shackle Key required
  • Gloves of Spell Mastery - World Epic BoE Pattern, crafted item is BoE (class restricted to clothies, good for sbolt crit builds)

Errata
Slow weapon speed (i.e. Barman Shanker) for physical DPS is not the consideration it was in Vanilla, because Classic is launching at patch level 1.13 and weapon speed was normalized in patch 1.8, eliminating items like Barman and Dal'Rends from beating out MC (and some BWL) level epics. The exception to this Enhancement Shaman (Windfury Weapon enhancement procs 2 extra attacks), and MM Hunter (Slower weapon vs Aimed Shot cast time means less auto-attacks lost).

PvP rankings in Phase 2 introduce gear for some classes that are on par (or better) than their PvE Tier 1 counterparts, but requires grinding weekly PvP rankings to get up to General (Boots, Belt, Wrists, Gloves, Legs) and Warlord (Chest, Shoulders, Helm) to be able to purchase them. Since this happens the phase -before- any Battlegrounds are added, be ready to go back and forth between Crossroads and Tarren Mill/Southshore (Global Defense chat makes a comeback?!) to get enough HKs in to qualify, at least until Phase 3 starts.

Battlegrounds in Phase 3 make potential upgrades available from Warsong Gulch (Legs, Wrists) at Exalted, Alterac Valley (Quivers and Ammo Pouches @ 15% IAS without the Sinew from Onyxia!) at Revered and (Rings, OH, Weapons) at Exalted, and Phase 4 brings Arathi Basin with potential upgrades (Shoulders) at Exalted.

Phase 5 brings Tier 0.5 quests, which can fill in some blanks for some classes if you're playing catch up with gear for any reason (bad luck, less time for PvP, etc). You'll need to have banked your Tier 0 gear from UBRS, Strat, and Scholo though in order to be able to do these upgrade quests as they are required components. Additionally, reaching Exalted with The Cenarion Circle through the quest hub in Silithus as part of the AQ events can be fruitful too.

Phase 6 brings the Scourge Invasion for Naxxramas, which again can fill in some blanks by turning in Insignia of the Dawn and Insignia of the Crusade by doing the repeatable quests that become available at the Argent Dawn hub at Light's Hope Chapel in EPL
 

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Sidonis pretty good writeup. It is quite important to know which items are 2nd and 3rd best as some of the BiS items are not feasible to to get and the price for those can be astronomical early in server lifecycle.
 

Ghist

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Mage Pre-Raid Phase 1 BiS, good alternatives and where to get those
 

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