My intention is to make a list of good PvP gear recommendations for warlocks, gear that can be earned before playing any arena matches.
The first few pieces you should try to buy with your honor points belong to the 5-piece Deadly Gladiator’s Felweave set. Wearing at least 4 of these pieces will give you the set bonus that decreases the cast time of Fear by 0.2 seconds. Best way to acquire the following is from Blood Guard Zar’shi in Orgrimmar.
Head: Deadly Gladiator’s Felweave Cowl -> 49.6K Honor
Shoulder: Deadly Gladiator’s Felweave Amice -> 31.6K Honor
Chest: Deadly Gladiator’s Felweave Raiment -> 49.6K Honor
Or Titan-Forged Raiment of Salvation -> 40 WG Mark of Honor*
Hands: Deadly Gladiator’s Felweave Handguards-> 31.6K Honor
Legs: Deadly Gladiator’s Felweave Trousers -> 49.6K Honor
Or Titan-Forged Cloth Leggings of Salvation -> 40 WG Mark of Honor
*WG means Wintergrasp and you can find the quartermaster(Stone Guard Mukar) in the WG fortress when your faction controls the zone.
Note:Chest, Gloves and Legs are also dropped by Archavon in 25 man mode.
You can instead get the Furious Gladiator’s Felweave set with Emblem of Triumph from Magistrix Vesara in Dalaran. You need to PvE to get EoT.
Head: Furious Gladiator’s Felweave Cowl -> 75 EoT
Shoulder: Furious Gladiator’s Felweave Amice -> 50 EoT
Chest: Furious Gladiator’s Felweave Raiment -> 75 EoT
Hands: Furious Gladiator’s Felweave Handguards -> 50 EoT
Legs: Furious Gladiator’s Felweave Trousers -> 75 EoT
Next concentrate on Furious Gladiator’s Dominance set. Best way to acquire the following is from Sergeant Thunderhorn in Orgrimmar.
Neck: Furious Gladiator’s Pendant of Subjugation -> 38K Honor
Back: Furious Gladiator’s Cloak of Subjugation -> 38K Honor
Wrist: Furious Gladiator’s Cuffs of Dominance -> 31.6K Honor
Or Titan-Forged Cuffs of Salvation -> 15 WG Mark of Honor
Waist: Furious Gladiator’s Cord of Dominance -> 49.6K Honor
Feet: Furious Gladiator’s Slippers of Dominance -> 49.6K Honor
Check for the alternatives that have spirit/hit/crit/haste trade-offs. Pick what suits your spec/playstyle/rest of the gear. You definitely need to pick some hit alternatives, also there is a nice trinket at WG quartermaster with 95 hit.
Finger 1: Furious Gladiator’s Band of Dominance -> 38K Honor
Finger 2: Titan-Forged Band of Ascendancy -> 25 WG Mark of Honor
Trinket 1: Medallion of the Horde/Medallion of the Alliance -> 30.4K Honor
(Or) Titan-forged Rune of Audacity -> 25 WG Mark of Honor
Trinket 2: Platinum Disks of Sorcery – 25 WG Mark of Honor
Have to go with PvE weapons till you play arena.
If you are willing to spend gold, get a crafter to make these, or buy them from AH: Titansteel Spellblade and Iron-bound Tome
Blade of the Keening Banshee -> You need to do Argent Tournament dailies to become a champion before you can buy this weapon. Cost is 25 Champion’s Seals.
Grand Staff of Jordan -> 325 Stone Keeper’s Shards(WG)
Loved the gem suggestions by Rutiene in “Compendium of 80 PvP Gear” thread, thanks! If you are a beginner like me, ignore the ones without asterisk(+resilience) to keep things simple. Don’t forget to get a buckle in your belt.
Kharmaa’s Grace (Yellow, Unique Equipped, 20 Shards of the Stone Keeper(WG))
Bigger gem list in Rutiene’s post.
Thanks to Darklawdog’s post for the PvP Enchant recommendations:
Legs: Sapphire Spellthread (Tailoring) Or Earthen Leg Armor (Leatherworker)
Weapon: Mighty Spellpower – (cheaper: Major Spellpower)
How you balance spell power vs. stamina depends on your player style. Think of it like damage vs survivability trade-off. Generally though, go through list of enchantments for each slot on wowhead.com and pick stamina, spell power, or crit according to your preference. Resilience/Resistance/Penetration when available.
Section IV: Food, Elixirs and Potions*:
Spiced Mammoth Treats (we don’t have better pet buff food?)
Blackened Worg Steak (see alliance players on minimap, say in WG)
Powerful Rejuvenation Potion / Runic Healing Potion /Runic Mana Potion
Note: Updated with the suggestions from all the posts below, thank you folks!
Suggestions/corrections/criticism/improvements are most welcome and will be appreciated.