World of Warcraft - Druid Outland Gear Guide
Finally, you’ve set your furry little paw on the blasted, wartorn territory of Outland! The feeling is always great, as is gearing up your character from thereone. Up until Outland, all classes get breadcrumbs of gear boosts with each level, but in the new world, gear will not only get a huge increase in stats, but also a very cool makeover, design-wise. Too bad you’ll be stuck in cat or bear form most of the time though :( You are leveling as feral, right? So off you go into the low part of Hellfire Peninsula, hopefully while you’re still level 58 (no point in dragging it along till level 60 in Azeroth to be honest). At this point, getting the last two “classic” levels until 60 is a walk in the park, as you get huge amounts of experience from mobs and quests and the XP cap is still quite low. I wouldn’t worry about instancing or questing right now, so just go and nuke some mobs, maybe getting some rep in the process. If you do somehow get the mood to complete some quests, try to focus on the ones that get you good gear upgrades, such as the Jerkin of the Untamed Spirit (from the quest Zeth’Gor Must Burn!) , the Studded Green Anklewraps (from Natural Remedies) or the Darkstorm Tunic (from Drill the Drillmaster). The better half of the Peninsula has a quest you should focus on ASAP, because it brings you the first DPS trinket, a major boon for any damage class: you can get Bladefist’s Breadth from the quest Overlord, which, admittedly, isn’t the easiest one to complete at that level (but you should find plenty of willing helpful hands if you’re on a moderately populated server). When you feel you’re ready to start instancing, Hellfire Ramparts and Blood Furnace offer a lot of stuff you could aim for as feral: Bracers of Finesse (Watchkeeper Gargolmar in Ramparts) for the cat in you, Shifting Sash of Midnight and Ursol’s Claw from Vazruden & Nazan, Pendant of Battle-Lust from The Maker in Blood Furnace or the Mantle of the Dusk Dweller (Keli’dan the Breaker) are all awesome items you should be drooling for. Here’s a tip for you: try not to get too many groups with rogues :). Zangarmarsh and Terokkar don’t offer that many quality feral druid items from quests, but the instances here will provide you with a pawful. Of note, the Deft Handguards from Quagmirran in Slave Pens, the Skulldugger’s Leggings from The Black Stalker in The Underbog and the awesome Idol of the Claw from Pandemonius in Mana Tombs (an instance you should start grinding heavily at level 64-65). Levels 65-67 should have you going through Nagrand and Blade’s Edge Mountains most likely, where you can find some items that you might end up using all the way to level 70, such as the Staff of Beasts from The Ring of Blood: Final Challenge quest in Nagrand, the Clefthoof Hide Leggings from Blade’s Edge’s quest Showdown and a couple of lovely neck pieces from The Hound-Master quest: Natasha’s Pack Collar or Natasha’s Choker. Actually, I found Blade’s Edge to be a bit scarce on leather gear, apart the pieces that I mentioned, so if you have a choice, I’d go Nagrand all the way. Besides being great fun and having a lot of druid drops, Nagrand is also a heaven for skinner/leatherworkers due to the large amount of skinnable wildlife. After you’re done here, it’s off to the races. When you reach level 68, you gain access to a bunch of new instances, such as Sethekk Halls, Old Hillsbrad Foothils or Th Black Morass, which have a huge list of awesome items just waitng for you to pick them up. Personally, I loved grinding my furry ass in Morass (pun intended), due to the speed of the instance, the lovely drops and the rep bonus.Good luck out there!