In the lull between patches, I've been trying to update many of the old popular guides. I think most of the information in this guide is still pretty relevant a few patches later, and I'll add the archaeology weapons in :)
For those bashing the guide and complaining about how it will all be replaced quickly so no bother, you all obviously don't know what the general idea behind a twink is. Once at 85 you turn off xp, the idea is to pvp with these characters and their overpowered gear to destroy anyone who comes up against them. The plan isn't to level or help level faster, although if you do want to waste all the time and resources to get all that gear just to level and replace it be my guest. I am making a paladin 85 twink with this gear and I will be pvping with my xp turned off. It's a great guide and for most of you who don't lnow what you are talking about or know the purpose of twinking a toon, you need to keep your comments to yourself....you just look like an idiot.
Please update the new archeology items like the sword and the gun! :)
SO DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO GET THAT GLOWING GUITAR! I DONT KNOW THE NAME BUT I REALLY WANT IT!
SO DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO GET THAT GLOWING GUITAR! I DONT KNOW THE NAME BUT I REALLY WANT IT! I do believe the item you are referring to comes only from the bmah(black market auction house).
It should be noted that the MoP meta gems require an item level be 417. So even though Hexu's Amplifying Helm has a meta gem socket, it can only hold the Cataclysm level meta gem, Agile Shadowspirit Diamond which doesn't make up the difference between it and Deepwild Hunting Helm. It more than makes up for it when you consider the yellow socket, the socket bonus for the helm and the +3% crit damage.
Twinking used to be an art which required a lot of planning ahead (experience gained being one major concern). The Burning Crusade (including vanilla WoW) was the first and last expansion that offered overpowered enchants and armor kits for low level characters. The introduction of heirlooms and nerfing said enchants/armor kits obliterated whatever was left of the "real" twinking community. Does twinking five levels lower than max level even classify as twinking? /discuss
All of this stuff is garbage, anyone who is really worried about this crap is either OCD or new to the game. If you happen to get one for an alt great, if you pay top dollar for this, you're a moron. All of this will be replaced quickly with quest greens or instance blues. If you have a 90 who's revered with any faction, you'll get high level 90 blues or epics even faster. Guide out of sheer boredom is guide out of sheer boredom.You know what twinking is, don't you? I'm not sure you do, so let me spell it out for you: it is optimizing your toon's gear for its level, mainly to do well in PVP (that activity where you try to kill other players, in case you didn't know that either). Some players might like to turn off their xp for prolonged fun, others might like to level in BGs, and having great gear tends to make this process a lot more enjoyable. But you just carry on with your PVE, sonny. PVP is not for you.
Helped me alot, thanks!
It's a pity the enchants are so nerfed, even though they originally only required level 85 :( Now even some Cataclysm enchants beat the MoP ones.
or i have enough gold to afford them and like not having to replace anything until i hit 90
Sun-Lute of the Phoenix King - cannot be upgraded by 85 twink, cos there no way to gain valor before 90.i have players as low as level -19 with valor points...how? darkmoon faire...jeremy feasel daily quest pet battle gives 5 valor points per day when faire is up for 7 days
I wish I could show my hate and annoyance for this that much more. Twinking at 80 should be a bannable offense with how ridiculously broken it is. 80-84s should NOT have access to gear that tops end-game expansion gear in multiple ways.MoP gear all suffers from the same asinine issue of Blizzard's idiot dev team not knowing how to properly scale items in the next expac. Cata gear is bad enough for 80s with locked exp, or players who don't have Cataclysm. There is literally nothing the players who only have Wrath can do to fight back, except hope they can farm up ~100k and dump it all onto the AH for gear. That is not fun, nor is it fair to put a price tag on your 'skill' in PvP.My hunter is geared for Herald of the Titans and it's easier to grind honor than run dungeons for JP, and I can't tell you how many times I've been annihilated instantly by some *!@# rocking 400s in almost every slot. This is far different from the old style of twinking because those twinks don't have access to ridiculous gear. Hell, the only thing remotely OP about lower twinks was the enchantments you could put on them.I'm done my rant, for now. Suffice to say anyone making a twink for the 80-84 brackets, go play some other game. You are scum and you ruin this game with your giant flapping e-peen being the only thing you care about. Having fun at the expense of others is pretty much the definition of being a colossal %^&*.I'm personally twinking at 80 because im forming an 80 twink 3v3 team with a couple of guildies... you know.. coz arena at 90 feels dull after spending hours CCd. I'd rather play fast games that aren't so saturated with ridiculous CC.Suffice to say.. if I ever see you in a match i'll be sure to smile and wave before skewering you with my massively OP MoP weapon =o
Keep in mind that this is a TWINKING gear guide for level 80-85. It's not a leveling from 85-90 gear guide so stop suggesting things that require level 86. Please read before you post.