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Cataclysm Gear: Mail
Casters & Healers in Mail
- Elemental Shaman
- Restoration Shaman
In Cataclysm, Elemental and Restoration Shamans tend to wear the same gear. Any mail item with Intellect on it should work for both subclasses. Like other spellcasters, caster Shamans benefit from Haste, Crit, Mastery, and pure Spellpower. What separates their accessories from rings and necklaces more suited to Mages or Warlocks is the Shamans' preference for Spirit rather than Hit.
Thanks to Meditation, Spirit regenerates mana for Resto Shamans during battle. Conversely, unless contributing some extra dps, healers do not benefit from Hit. Elemental Shamans do need Hit but can derive it from Spirit (credit a talent, Elemental Precision), and the standard out-of-combat regeneration makes Spirit a better bargain than pure Hit Rating.
|Zone or Dungeon||Item||Quest||Questgiver|
|Grim Batol||Shoulders||Kill the Courier||Farseer Tooranu|
|Halls of Origination|
|Lost City of the Tolvir||Bracers||Targets of Opportunity||Captain Hadan|
|Mount Hyjal||Cloak||Elemental Bonds: The Vow||(none)|
|Necklace ||Through the Gates of Hell||Malfurion Stormrage|
|Feet ||Additional Armaments||Damek Bloombeard|
|Ring ||Calling the Ancients||Varlan Highbough|
|Filling the Moonwell||Ayla Shadowstorm|
|Orgrimmar||Chest||Traitor's Bait||Garrosh Hellscream|
|Twilight Highlands||Gloves||Fury Unbound||Zaela|
|Ring||Battle of Life and Death||Calen|
|The Crucible of Carnage:
The Twilight Terror!
- Upon completion of the quest, you must purchase this (for roughly 70-90g, depending on your reputation with the Guardians of Hyjal) from Zen'Vorka, who is next to Malfurion Stormrage, inside the cave.
- Upon completion of the quest, you must purchase this from the questgiver (and vendor).
- If you have access to a decent offhand item, the 1H Mace is a better choice than the Staff: You get Spirit and a potential Intellect boost by enchanting the offhand item.
|Guardians of Hyjal||Cloak||
|The Earthen Ring||Necklace||Cloak||Feet|
|Therazane||Shoulder Enhancement||Ring||Shoulder Enhancement|
- Only for Elemental Shamans.
- Only for Restoration Shamans.
|Profession||333/Other||Rare 346+||Epic 359+|
|Blacksmithing||1H Mace||1H Mace
||Vicious Charscale ||Belt
|Tailoring||Leg Enhancement||Leg Enhancement|
- Only for Elemental Shamans. Although technically this is a quest reward from the Darkmoon Faire, Scribes (inscriptionists) make the Embers cards that compose the Volcanic Deck, which is exchanged for the trinket.
- Only for Restoration Shamans. As above, this is a Darkmoon Faire quest reward given in exchange for the Tsunami Deck after its assembly from Waves cards.
- This is PvP gear but, even for PvE, may be an upgrade for PvE items whose level is 346 or below. (Resilience has no effect in PvE encounters, but the other stats of this 377 PvP gear may outweigh the total stats of lower-level PvE gear.)