I have saved up this item in my bank for raid use [Valonforth's Folly]. In Wowhead there is some debate on how its obtained but I'm pretty sure I received it as a quest reward (ally side). I tested it solo and works pretty decent. 222 spirit proc and solid 50 SP is nothing to sneer at and together with our old [Bangle of Endless Blessings] it promises to solve a lot of mana problems. Since alchemy trinket is not very useful anymore, solid mp5 or such spirit on proc or use trinkets look more promising, as they can be used or they can proc more than once in any given fight, giving a more mana value than %40 more mana on a single pot. I thought you might add it to pre-raid gear.
Also another good item is [Badge of the Infiltrator]. Its pretty solid with 46 int and spellpower bonus and easily available as a quest reward.
I made a wowhead filter that I think covers all the weapons we would be rolling on. I made some assumptions because I don't remember, but I don't think druids can wear polearms or swords and can wear fist weapons. These are Non-pvp non-hit rating items that are rare or better. I also removed anything with resilience on it. The hateful stuff pops up as pve since it can be obtained through badges.
Will be about the easiest to get when you're considering time invested / RNG / quality of the piece
Its only 6 saronite bars, 6 titansteel bars, and 2 frozen orbs. Seems pretty reasonable to me, and what you lack in spirit and mp5 on the item is more than made up for by the 490 spell damage. Unless of course you're one of those lucky enough to be farming Kel'Thuzad on heroic mode already
I'm wondering this one as well. The cloth one has MP5, More spirit. The Leather belt appears poorly itemized for both Resto and Boomkin. I'm at a loss as to why someone would recommend the leather one over the cloth one. Am I missing something here?
Also, how does [Robes of Crackling Flame] compare? Lack of spirit, but the rest of the stats appear very competitive to the chest items you have listed.
The Kirin Tor chest is surprisingly good. I'd rate it over the rest on the list up to the T7 one, though the heroic UP one on the list is very good. With two [Purified Twilight Opal] in the T7.10 chest, [Robes of Crackling Flame] have the 11 less spell power (due to the spirit on T7), same haste, 9 more int, and 26 mp5 vs. 85 spirit on the T7 piece. I actually hadn't realized they were so close until now, and as much as I'd rather have 85 spirit than 26 mp5, I think I'll wait on the drop instead of blowing 80 badges on such a marginal upgrade.
I added a bunch of weapons and off-hands. I've been consciously skipping items that have only int/spirit/spellpower, though - just concentrating on items that offer int/sta/spirit/spellpower, or MP5 in place of spirit. As I see it, there are going to be few places where we can freely sacrifice stamina for regeneration. Do people feel that I should cover the items that omit one or two of the primary stats?
I'm waffling on the cloth subject. Taking cloth into consideration doubles the size of the 'search set' that I'd have to cover - it would be easier to just link to a priest 'pre-raid healing gear list'.
Just use the 'best' stuff pre-raiding which comes from Heroics/crafting/vendors then?
Level <78 blues are rarely going to be any use unless there is nothing to take their slot from when you hit 80.
It shouldn't even be that much of an issue as Heroics tend to be started as soon as you ding 80 regardless.
While raiding with Replenishment Intellect is superior to Spirit in terms of regeneration in a pure MP5 conversion*.
Thus if you would socket Spi/SP in a blue slot, there should be nothing stopping you from using Int/SP in a yellow slot.
* this does not factor in large amounts of time in the OO5SR which will eventually make Spi come out in front (I assume, haven't mathed it yet).