“Dear Greatfather Winter…”

Anj has been a good girl this year, totally, she’s worked very hard and been nice, helpful and generally Good To Have Around. Also given that Winter Veil, according to Smokywood Pastures, is about Wants not Needs, her wish list doesn’t look so bad since Wants don’t even get a look in. Pure need all the way, don’t even talk about Pass.

And so, with thanks to AtlasLoot and because similar information on Teh Interweb is so fragmented its annoying, here’s Anj’s Wishlist for gearing up for heroics and Naxxramas. Obviously it’s BM-specced so +hit is taken over +haste where possible.


Head: Headguard of Westrift (Eregos, Oculus).

Neck: Necklace of the Chrono-Lord (Chrono-Lord Epoch in The Culling of Stratholme).

Shoulders: Virulent Spaulders (leatherworking).

Back: Embrace of Sorrow (Maiden of Grief in Halls of Stone).

Chest: Razorstrike Breastplate (leatherworking).

Wrists: Eaglebane Bracers (leatherworking).

Hands: Tear-Linked Gauntlets (Svala Sorrowgrave in Utgarde Pinnacle).

Waist: Belt of Tasseled Lanterns (BoE drop in Gundrak, or around 50g at the AH).

Legs: Leather-Braced Chain Leggings (Loken in Halls of Lightning).

Feet: Dragonstompers (leatherworking).

If you don’t have access to leatherworking yourself, it’s worth befriending one since the items created have reasonably cheap-to-obtain mats and beat much of what is available pre-heroics. Leatherworking, it’s what’s for dinner. Anj says, “Thanks Winters!”. Winters replies, “Yeah yeah yeah, do you think I could, you know, make something for myself now?”.


Trophy Gatherer (Gortok Palehoof in Utgarde Pinnacle) is the best I’ve found so far as bows go, I’ve seen Nesingwary 4000 (engineering) equipped on more than a few hunters if unsubtle loud banging is your preferred way of fighting, costly mats though but that’s epic schematics for you. Crossbows… are pretty scanty as far as I can see.

Grab a couple of Fang of Truth from the Wyrmrest Accord quartermaster to boost the hit rating, you’ll need to be honoured but, let’s face it, you can do that pretty much on the quests alone.


Kurzel’s Rage is a quest reward from an adventure in Drak’tharon Keep, although you’ll need to do a brief Molotov Cocktail-chucking quest beforehand on behalf of Mack at Granite Springs in Grizzly Hills.

And that’s… pretty much all I’ve got so far. Plenty of trinkets have come and gone during the levelling phase, of which Automated Wepaon Coater has stayed along with Mighty Alchemist’s Stone.

Sphere of Red Dragon’s Blood though. Ooooh. Drops in heroic Nexus. Shouldn’t be too far away now since with most of the items listed already equipped, she’s already pulling her weight in heroics enough to be competitive.

Hopefully this is useful to someone else though. Remember, lists are good. Mmm.

Have a great Winter Veil ev’ryone!