Monday, January 23, 2012

397 Valor BoE Auctionator List

Kneebreaker Boots

I love lists! Ever since I finally started putting shopping lists together outside of the game, I've been looking for more items to group in to neat little packages to make gold related decision making quicker and easier.

So while the 397 valor list isn't that useful to me (I don't have time to farm excess valor (and if I did my alts would gobble it up)) I hope someone gets better bang for their valor thanks to this list.

Keep in mind that boots cost 1650 valor and bracers only 1250 valor. Remember too that bracers have to compete with the list (here we go, another list to do) of 397 crafted bracers, for which itemisation being equal are better due to the extra sockets.

Class and spec knowlege comes in handy when selling epic gear. Many players will grab an item for the added iLvl (and therefore major stat (strength, agility, intellect)) or a minor upgrade if the itemisation is poor. However, the better the item is for the largest number of specs, the more likely it is to sell well.

Take [Heartcrusher Wristplates] for example. Haste isn't a great stat for either Warrior DPS spec or Retribution Paladins. So that leaves DPS Death Knights. Haste is a highly desired stat for both specs, but the bracers still have stiff compeition from other sources. Firstly, [Bracers of Destructive Strength] while expensive is pretty much BiS for all specs with a massive two sockets. It is more expensive, containing four [Essence of Destruction], but gets even better if you are willing to plug epic gems in them. Secondly, [Rockhide Bracers] drop from Morchok on normal Dragon Soul. I find that players will often put off buying a piece of valor gear particularly when an alternative drops from the very first, delightfully undertuned boss in an instance. If you are raiding Dragon Soul each week, you are going to see this boss die a LOT in any level of regular raid team.

Does this mean the plate bracers won't sell? No. There is still definitely a good market for them, but with analysis, the market might be smaller than you first think.

If you'd like to learn more about how different classes value itemisation, I recommend heading over to Ask Mr Robot. Having not played my Death Knight in a DPS capacity for what seems like forever, I jumped into their "Generic Characters" feature to have a look at stat weights and BiS lists. It has an increasingly user friendly interface, and the different gearing strategies are well explained.

Here's the list (as a bonus, here's the search in wowhead I used to make the list):

*** valor_397
Bladeshatter Treads
Boneshard Boots
Boots of Fungoid Growth
Bracers of Manifold Pockets
Bracers of the Black Dream
Bracers of the Spectral Wolf
Bracers of Unrelenting Excellence
Chronoboost Bracers
Dragonbelly Bracers
Flashing Bracers of Warmth
Heartcrusher Wristplates
Kavan's Forsaken Treads
Kneebreaker Boots
Luminescent Bracers
Rooftop Griptoes
Sabatons of the Graceful Spirit
Silver Sabatons of Fury
Splinterfoot Sandals

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