WoW Fire Resist Guide

Hello all-

I posted this to the SGA forum in hopes of helping people get outfitted with fire resist gear for Ragnaros. It sort of focuses on mages/priests/warlocks, but take a look at the rings/cloaks/trinkets and the enchants section if you don't meet that criteria, hopefully it'll still help.

Welcome to the the SGA fire resist gear guide! Please note that this is not a definitive list by any means, so please chime in if you have something of note.

Okay, the first thing we need to realize is how resists work. If you don't know already, follow this link and educate yourself:

http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/info/...

So know that we know the numbers behind resistances, the question remains - how do we get there? Two ways - enchants and gear. Here's a few suggested enchants to get (please post if you are an enchanter who can do either of these, or know of others).

Enchants:

Flame Mantle of the Dawn (5 to Shoulder):
- Revered with the Argent Dawn
- 10 Argent Dawn Valor Tokens
- 9 gold

This is an easy enchant to get provided you've run Strat/Scholo a few times in your WoW career... it's also quite important given the lack of of attainable shoulder items with fire resist built-in. Right now it's immensely easy to get rep from AD... go farm those Scourge Invasion areas. With a mage or two in your group, a healer, and an epic mount, you can gather almost the entire shard and aoe them for 5 rep per mob. The shadows of doom give you 50 rep, and all of the mobs have a chance to drop scourgestones. So get out there and save Azeroth and earn yourself an enchant while you do it.

Enchant Cloak - Greater Resistance (5):
- 2 Lesser Eternal Essence
- 1 Heart of Fire
- 1 Core of Earth
- 1 Globe of Water
- 1 Breath of Wind
- 1 Ichor of Undeath

Cheap and easy, slap this on your fire resist cloak for a little extra boost.

Enchant Cloak - Greater Fire Resistance (15):
- 3 Nexus Crystal
- 8 Large Brilliant Shards
- 4 Essence of Fire

Not so cheap, but you may want to consider it if you have one of the better epic cloaks like the Onyxia Scale or Fireproof Cloaks.

Lesser Arcanum of Resilience (+20 FR to Head/Leg):
- Libram of Resilience
- 1 Burning Essence (BRD Coffers)
- 1 Black Diamond
- 4 Crystal Spire (Un'Goro)
- 30 gold

If you have some great FR item for your head or legs and the cash lying around, I'd suggest this. The only problem is getting the Libram for a cheap enough price; you might want to let your guildies know that you want this, you might be able to get their help.

http://www.thottbot.com/?i=18770

Gear:

Please note that the items on this list are geared towards everything that squishes... mages, locks, and priests. Locks and priests, just replace the Arcanist item with the appropriate Felheart or Prophecy item; the resist number should be the same. The rings, trinkets, cloaks, etc. should apply to everyone, however. Perhaps I'll focus on a leather, chain, and plate guide in the future, but I'm really not all that familiar with that gear. If you'd like to add to this, just take a few minutes and go through thott while by using the search function.

Another thing to note is that I didn't include items that were unattainable to the SGA. You may know about some nice FR items from BWL, Kazzak, etc., but since the SGA has is not capable of this yet, I left them out. This includes most Tier 2 items as well.

A word of caution - when deciding to outfit yourself for FR gear, don't discount your other stats. Some of these items (like the Wizardweave) are greens with no other stats, which could hurt you more then help. You may want to put one green in your FR gear, but don't include them all. You may also want to get some nice enchants on your FR gear once it's completed.

In order to make the gear guide slightly more user-friendly, I've indicated how much FR the item has after it's name, plus the mob that drops it and it's location. So if you want to find everything that drops in BRD before a BRD run, just search for BRD and note those mobs. Or if you want to outfit yourself from the AH, just look for those items that are BOE. Take a look.

Gear:

Head:
- Wizardweave Turban (18) - Tailoring Recipe, BOE
http://www.thottbot.com/?i=19318
- Fire Goggles (17) - Engineering Level 205
http://www.thottbot.com/?i=9898
- Goblin Construction Helmet (15) - Engineering 205
(Use: Absorbs 300-500 Fire Damage)
http://www.thottbot.com/?i=10407
- Eye of Flame (15) - World Drop, BOE
http://www.thottbot.com/?i=15481
- Circle of Flame (15) - Ambassador Flamelash, BRD
http://www.thottbot.com/?i=18755
- Arcanist Crown (10 - Garr, MC
http://www.thottbot.com/?i=37308
- Starfire Tiara (10) - Jed Runewatcher, UBRS (Rare Spawn)
http://www.thottbot.com/?i=18623

Neck:
- Drakefire Amulet (15) - Quest Reward (Onyxia Key)
http://www.thottbot.com/?i=4829
- Elder Magus Pendant (10) - Magister Kalendris, DM
http://www.thottbot.com/?i=35769
- Necklace of Sanctuary (10) - Quest Reward, Blasted Lands
http://www.thottbot.com/?i=7755
- Emberfury Talisman (7) - Pyroguard Emberseer, UBRS
http://www.thottbot.com/?i=19212

Shoulders:
- Flarecore Mantle (24) - Crafted, BOE
http://www.thottbot.com/?i=27182

Cloaks:
- Wildfire Cape (20) - Pyroguard Emberseer, UBRS
http://www.thottbot.com/?i=20121
- Fireproof Cloak (18) - Majordomo, MC
http://www.thottbot.com/?i=37320
- Onyxia Scale Cloak (16) - Crafted, BOE
http://www.thottbot.com/?i=36050
- Cape of the Fire Salamander (12) - Abassador Flamelash, BRD
http://www.thottbot.com/?i=5157
- Smokey's Drape (10) - Quest Reward, EPL
http://www.thottbot.com/?i=38728
- Mageflame Cloak (10) - World Drop, BOE
http://www.thottbot.com/?i=16749
Chromatic Cloak (9) - Crafted, BOE
http://www.thottbot.com/?i=36124

Chest:
- Wizardweave Robe (18) - Crafted, BOE
http://www.thottbot.com/?i=22574
- Flarecore Robes (15) - Crafted, BOE
http://www.thottbot.com/?i=40649
- Arcanist Robes (10) - Golemagg, MC
http://www.thottbot.com/?i=27157
- Funeral Pyre Vestment (10) - World Drop, BOE
http://www.thottbot.com/?i=15663
- Elemental Raiment (5) - World Drop, BOE
http://www.thottbot.com/?i=10587

Wrist:
- Incendic Bracers (14) - Lord Incendius, BRD
http://www.thottbot.com/?i=10578
- Flarecore Wraps (7) - Crafted, BOE
http://www.thottbot.com/?i=36425
- Flameweave Cuffs (10) - Lord Incendius, BRD
(Has random attribute, some of which are quite nice)
http://www.thottbot.com/?s=Flameweav...

Hands:
- Arcanist Gloves (7) - Shazzrah, MC
http://www.thottbot.com/?i=27514
- Flarecore Gloves (25) - Crafted, BOE
http://www.thottbot.com/?i=27334

Waist:
- Arcanist Belt (10) - MC Drop, BOE
http://www.thottbot.com/?i=27040

Legs:
- Flarecore Leggings (16) - Crafted, BOE
http://www.thottbot.com/?i=40679
- Skullsmoke Pants (10) - Vectus, Scholo
http://www.thottbot.com/?i=24703
- Wizardweave Leggings (16) - Crafted, BOE
http://www.thottbot.com/?i=8127

Feet:
- Fire Striders (15) - Balnazzar, Live Strat
http://www.thottbot.com/?i=12957
- Dragonrider Boots (10) - Rend, UBRS
http://www.thottbot.com/?i=38529

Rings:
- Jasper Link of Fire Resistance (19-20) - World Drop, BOE
http://www.thottbot.com/?i=18064
- Dimly Opalescent Ring of Fire Resistance (17) - Scholo Bosses
http://www.thottbot.com/?i=37407
- Tidal Loop (15) - Quest Reward, Hydraxian Waterlords
(Everyone should get this one)
http://www.thottbot.com/?i=35685
- Elemental Circle (10) - Quest Reward, Dead Strat
http://www.thottbot.com/?i=6918
- Dragonslayer's Signet (10) - Quest Reward, Onyxia
http://www.thottbot.com/?i=36041
- Ring of Binding (10) - Onyxia
http://www.thottbot.com/?i=37339
- Seal of the Archmagus (6) - Geddon, MC
http://www.thottbot.com/?i=27567

Trinkets:
- Blazing Emblem (15) - World Drop, BOE
http://www.thottbot.com/?i=3765
- Royal Seal of Eldre'Thalas (10) - Quest Reward, DM
http://www.thottbot.com/?i=38614
- Ward of the Elements (8) - Quest Reward, BRD
http://www.thottbot.com/?i=15385
- Smoking Heart of the Mountain (7) - Encanting 265
http://www.thottbot.com/?i=10516

Weapons:
- Elemental Mage Staff (20) - World Drop, BOE
http://www.thottbot.com/?i=19842
- Kindling Stave (10) - Pyromancer Loregrain, BRD
http://www.thottbot.com/?i=14266
- Alcor's Sunrazor (10) - World Drop, BOE
http://www.thottbot.com/?i=25618

Off-hands:
- Skull of Burning Shadows (15) - Maleki the Pallid, Dead Strat
http://www.thottbot.com/?i=21708
- Magmus Stone (15) - Magmus, BRD
http://www.thottbot.com/?i=11412
- Father Flame (10) - Father Flame, UBRS
http://www.thottbot.com/?i=19204
- Magebane Scion (10) - Quest Reward, EPL
http://www.thottbot.com/?i=15681
- Basilisk Bone (6) - World Drop, BOE
http://www.thottbot.com/?i=17564

Wands:
- Crimson Shocker (10) - MC Boss Drop
http://www.thottbot.com/?i=27002
- Torch of Austen (10) - World Drop, BOE
http://www.thottbot.com/?i=6748
- Flaming Incinerator (8) - Hydromancer Velratha, ZF (BOE)
http://www.thottbot.com/?i=21426

Whew. If you know of something that's missing and would like it added, just post it below. I also challenge some of you with better knowledge of your classes to set up gear guides for armor and weapons. Hopefully this helps someone and we can take down Rag soon!

Now that you are getting hot and heavy into the endgame stuff here's a site you might find infinitely usefull. Not only does it have all the mob goodies but it's got a breakout for all the classes as well.

It's even helpful if your on the way up and are looking for the very best gear.

http://www.wow-loot.com/index.htm

This is terribly useful, can we get this added to a book or a sticky or whatever it is we call them here?