This part of the guide is devoted to the important gear (not trinkets) from each tier of content. I have included what relics to focus on, what gear to really strive for, as well as a “Best in Slot” lists. These lists aren’t tested, they are my, albeit educated, guesses.

Gems vs Item Level

This list assumes that secondary stats you would use for gems are worth 60% of Agility which fluctuates depending on your gear and that item’s item level. This is how many item levels a gem socket is worth for each slot, assuming a 150 secondary stat gem:

  • Helm/Chest/Legs – 3 ilvl (7 ilvl for Agi gem)
  • Neck/Ring – 7 ilvl (16 ilvl for Agi gem)
  • Shoulders/Gloves/Waist/Boots – 4 ilvl (9 ilvl for Agi gem)
  • Cloak/Bracers – 6 ilvl (13 ilvl for Agi gem)
Nighthold

RELICS:

The best relics are Infused Chitin Fragment from Skorpyron and Tempest of the Heavens from Star Augur Etraeus.

GEAR TO FOCUS ON:

The Tier is worth getting:

The best tier items to get are:

The 2pc bonus is worth 45 total item levels, the 4pc bonus is worth another 75 total item levels. That is how many item levels you can drop across all your gear and have it still be an improvement.

“BEST IN SLOT”:

Trial of Valor

RELICS:

There aren’t any relics in Trial of Valor.

GEAR TO FOCUS ON:

There aren’t any gear items with set bonuses or procs that are worth focusing on.

“BEST IN SLOT”:

Emerald Nightmare

RELICS:

The best relics available in The Emerald Nightmare are Reverberating Femur from Ursoc and Scything Quill from Elerethe Renferal.

GEAR TO FOCUS ON:

There aren’t any gear items with set bonuses or procs that are worth focusing on.

“BEST IN SLOT”:

Karazhan

RELICS:

The two best relics in Karazhan are Gloomy Vortex from Elfyra and Star of Hollow Spite from Nightbane.

GEAR TO FOCUS ON:

There isn’t anything currently worth going out of your way over.

“BEST IN SLOT”:

Dungeons

RELICS:

The best relics available are Roiling Fog from Dresaron in Darkheart Thicket and Soulsap Shacklesfrom Inquisitor Tormentorum in Vault of the Wardens.

 

GEAR TO FOCUS ON:

Beyond trinkets, there are two items that, when paired are strong enough to focus on, these are Guileful Intruder Handguards from Patrol Captain Gerdo in Court of Stars and Tunnel Trudger Footguards from Ivanyr in The Arcway. The 2 piece set bonus is a decently strong Mastery proc that provides about a 3-4% improvement over other similar ilvl options.

 

 

“BEST IN SLOT”: