I finally got around to moving my Shaman to Pandaria in World of Warcraft. I was a lazy Shaman during Cataclysm, only leaving Orgrimmar on special occasions. He’s my primary Jewelcrafter and backup Alchemist and leveled from 80 to 85 by doing the Jewelcrafting daily quest. While I still perform the daily, the Jewelcrafting recipes and rewards that MoP provides are too enticing to pass up.
Getting my Shaman over to the Jade Forest doesn’t mean he’s still not a lazy Shaman. He’s spec’d as Elemental/Restoration, and I don’t bother gearing him up with two sets of gear. I prefer to focus on picking up spirit-friendly gear, heal regular instance PUGs, and casually quest in my Elemental spec. It’s slow and inefficient, so it’s perfect for me.
If you’re into raiding, you’ll want to make sure you have your best-in-slot chest piece. This can be an interesting choice on how you want to spend your time gearing up when you hit level 90. You can hope that you stumble over Galleon with 39 other people in Valley of the Four Winds. Good luck with that. You can also consider Leatherworking for a number of options. Two epic-level items can be crafted for Resto Shamans, but one requires Blood Spirits and the other does not. While the crafted Robes of the Setting Sun is an upgrade over the Lifekeeper’s Robe, they are very similar and either one will probably be your pre-raid chest piece that you end up going with.
|Armor of the Single Cloud||90||Galleon||World Boss||16,347|
|Robes of the Setting Sun||90||Golden Lotus||Revered – 2,250 Valor||15,356|
|Uncasked Chestguard||90||Yan-Zhu the Uncasked||Stormstout Brewery (Heroic)||12,454|
|Crackling Chain of the Golden Lotus||90||Battle Axe of the Thunder King (Quest)||Vale of Eternal Blossoms||11,283|
|Mountain Stream Ringmail||90||Justice Quartermaster||2,250 Justice||11,147|
|Shivbreaker Vest||90||Lilian’s Soul||Scholomance (Heroic)||10,113|
|Contender’s Scale Chestguard||90||Crafted||Leatherworking||9,378|
|Earthmover Armor||88||The Point of No Return (Quest)||Townlong Steppes||9,031|
|Patchwork Flesh Armor||90||An End to the Suffering (Quest)||Scholomance (Heroic)||8,578|