Last night, I made the push and got Astalder, my DK, to 85. He now needs some serious gear upgrades to get him ready for heroics, and I hope to get that done as quickly as possible, because now with leveling up his Blacksmithing, I need some serious mats, including Elementium Bars en masse, Truegold Bars, and Chaos Orbs that can only be attained from final bosses in heroic dungeons. I’m working first on a purple belt, that costs 4 Hardened Elementium Bars (i.e. 40 Elementium Bars [i.e. 80 Elementium Ore] and 16 Volatile Earth), 3 Truegold Bars (i.e. 9 Volatile Fire, 9 Volatile Water, 9 Volatile Air, and 9 Pyrium Bars), and 2 Chaos Orbs. I’ll be making one for myself eventually, and hopefully get enough Orbs to make another for Draken
Despite my eagerness to get him geared up, I also want to do heroics on my shaman, to build up enough Justice Points to get the heirloom items I want for a new rogue. However, I think I’ll just put that on hold for now, and start gearing up my DK. Though at the same time, I do need to get some better gear for my Shaman as well, to get him performing better in raids.
Speaking of raids! I finally got to go to Bastion of Twilight on Friday night. Now, I didn’t do nearly as much preparing as Francesca from The Girl Plays WoW did, but we did manage to take down Halfus. Unfortunately, the only piece of healy gear that dropped, was plate. And there was a mail agility piece of gear for a hunter or enhance shammy. I’m Resto and Elemental, so I called out… “Move the stats from the mail to the plate, and the stats from the plate to the mail….” I’m goofy like that. So, no gear for me. We cleared the trash up to Valiona and Thalidon but we couldn’t down them just yet.