Jacemora: Tuesday Leveling Update

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tuesday Leveling Update

Well, since I can't level I guess I will toss out an update...

I just hit 76 last night and then promptly ran Violet Hold a couple more times and found myself quickly 4 bubbles into 76 before I decided to get to bed.

Thus far the only upgrades I have stumbled upon have been from Violet Hold.

Jailer's Baton
Screeching Cape

I don't plan on going to the cape until the bonus armor from my Slikk's Cloak of Placation is no longer being multiplied.

By now I guess many people have ventured out into Northrend and are either real happy or really sad about the difficulty of the new content or lack thereof.

So far leveling has been very easy with the exception of a couple quest areas with few mobs and slow respawn times and 1 or 2 group elites that just can't be soloed. For the most part however respawns are fast for the crowds and group quests are soloable in T5 gear or better... at least for this feral druid.

So far I have tanked these instances and they have all been ridiculously easy... I am sure running them with all T5 or better geared toons didn't hurt.

The Nexus
The Violet Hold

The Violet Hold is a great way to instance grind XP if you are into that sort of thing. It runs much like Black Morass in TBC with portals and bossfights on a timer. You should be able to complete the instance in under 30 minutes easy.

So far I have not worked on leveling any professions or bought anything new and shiny from the new land especially since I prefer riding around on my Wintersaber you see above.

I started Northrend in Borean Tundra, moved on to Howling Fjord, and I am just finishing up Dragonblight getting the achievements in each zone for questing in the process.

I believe my next stop is Grizzly Hills.

One thing to note. The book for Heavy Frostweave drops all the time in instances but at 375 first aid you won't get to roll on it. Use some Frostweave and get your First Aid to 390 to make sure when the book falls you can pick it up.

I am currently using a mixed build of bear and cat talents for leveling and running instances. So far so good, I took OoC in the resto tree so I took berserk at 71 and then put points from 71-76 into rend and tear for the increase damage to maul and FB crit. Anyone interested can take a look at my talents and let me know if they have a better suggestion for a leveling feral druid.

Oh, and lastly. I learned savage roar at 75 but I don't use it for leveling... mobs die with just a couple mangles, a bleed, and a FB.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update. Yes, about the ease/difficulty, I think ppl have to remember just how long we all played TBC, and how epiced out we are. I'm sure if we'd just hit 70 in outlands & come to northrend, it would be entirely different.

Hmmm, what druid staff would I be using? Braxxis with all of 220 FAP??? If I was lucky. That's a long way behind a full t5/t6 set, enchanted & gemmed with epics. I'm waiting till we get to heroics before deciding if the content is too easy. There's no excuse at lvl 80 for easy heroic 5 mans.

Jacemora said...

I hear things start to get a little tougher come Gundrak.