Post by CalaelenDT
Ive been reading a lot, and im recently using RAWR for all my item upgrades.
Funny enough, according to RAWR, My current Khadgar gear is the best there is. All frost gear, ICC drops are lower in DPS then the Khadgar gear.
I find this hard to believe, so im asking you guys : What is the best next step for gear that i can take? Is it upgrading my cloak to the frost one?
Are there any other gear steps that i can easily take according to you guys?
The reason your Tier 9 set is rated so high, is because of the 4 piece bonus it provides. The T9 pieces individually will not be better than the T10 set or Frost badge gear, but the bonus the T9 set provides makes it better than any 1 single piece.
As takolin mentioned, if you manually remove one of your T9 piece so you lose your 4piece bonus, you'll see that the Tier 10 and Frost badge gear surpass your T9.
Basically, replacing T94piece for 1 T10 piece is not worth it, but once you get your hands on 2 pieces of T10 gear, you should instantly replace your T9.
As for your cloak, I personally wouldn't spend badges on it, as there are plenty of cloaks around that are very nice. For example: Cloak of Displacement
(It's a ToC25 drop, but it's BoE so you should see some on the AH, though the prices are probably pretty high, so it depends on your gold amount and willingness to spend it) or Deathchill Cloak
(Tailoring made, relatively cheap to make, and a very good cloak, I myself used to until I get the Shroud of Displacement).
I'd save your Frost Emblems for Tier 10 pieces, as you can't get them any other way (Legs and Gloves will drop from Toravon in VoA10/25 when he get's released, but that revolves around luck).
Your boots, get the crafted ones from Ulduar (Spellslinger's Slippers
) as they shouldn't be that expansive anymore and are very nice.
Bracers: Bejeweled Wizard's Bracers
, VERY good bracers and you won't replace them until you get into ICC 25.
Hope this helps a bit.