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How to Easily Gear Up at 80: Gearing Up Your Fresh Level 80 Guide!

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How to get gear at level 80 easily in world of warcraft.

Below is an overview video and detailed walkthrough on how to easily gear up your fresh level 80. In this guide, I'll be showing how to start gearing up your fresh 80 with some of the fastest ways possible. The guide will cover simple avenues of pursuing easily obtainable high level epic gear that will ultimately get you into a decent guild or PUGs so you can raid high level content quickly even if you're new to level 80. This Gearing Up At Level 80 Guide is up-to-date for Patch 3.3.5! Please enjoy this Gearing Up At Level 80 Guide and if you have any questions or feedback feel free to post them in the comment section below or on our forums.

  • This guide will show you how to easily gear up your fresh level 80.

Gearing Up Your Fresh Level 80: Getting Started

  • Getting started you'll want to first head to your class trainer and learn all the new skills possible. If you have dual-spec, make sure you learn skills for your offspec as well. Also make sure you're spec'd appropriately, you have selected the right talents, glyphs, and you have a basic understanding of how to play your character in a raid or dungeon. Soon you'll be able to find this info here on my website.
  • Once you've gotten all that situated, you can start getting your character some gear. Start off by checking to see if Wintergrasp is about to start. If it is, queue up for it. Once you get ported into Wintergrasp, pick up all the quests. Wintergrasp is one of the quickest ways of getting honor. Not only do the quests reward honor but, they also reward [Stone Keeper's Shard] which can be exchanged for honor tokens. It's also pretty fun to play with a lot of PvP chaos to enjoy. Don't worry too much if you get owned. You're fresh to 80 and likely in some pretty whack gear compared to others. Just try to have fun, survive, and get your quests completed.
  • After the battle finishes and your team wins, you can try finding a group for VoA. Go to any group willing to take you. Remember your gear is horrible so if a leader is nice enough to let you in, stay quiet and be as helpful as possible. If you're lucky, you can pick up some easy PvP and PvE epics. If you have horrible luck like me, you'll walk away with only emblems. Either way it's worth it.

Gearing Up Your Fresh Level 80: Random Dungeons & Battlegrounds

  • From there, you can choose which path you want to take for gear by queue'ing up for random battlegrounds or random dungeons. I like to mix it up and do both. Once you get a good amount of honor, you can buy some PvP gear. Even if you never plan to PvP, the gear is good enough to raid with until you replace it. It's much better to get made fun of for wearing epic PvP gear in a raid than for wearing blues or greens. Try picking pieces of gear that will give you the largest upgrade or will be the most difficult to replace.
  • Once you get a decent gear set going, you'll want to start gemming and enchanting your gear with atleast the rare gems and lower tier level enchants. If you have any problems with making gold, see the tons of guides to the left in the navigation.

Gearing Up Your Fresh Level 80: Weekly Raid Quest & Daily Routine

  • After you get a decent amount gear, you can start looking for raids. The easiest place to start is with the weekly raid quest located in Dalaran. This week's was Lord Jaraxxus in Trial of the Crusader. Typically, noone checks gear for weekly raid quests unless it's Icecrown Citadel. Since your gear is likely horrible, you can do both 10m and 25m to try and get some gear and emblems without the worry of leaders being too picky. If you're even more lucky, you can get a group that actually wants to finish the whole instance. Places like ToC are awesome to full clear since the gear is good and it's an easy fifteen emblems.
  • Everyday you'll want to follow some sort of routine until you get enough gear to raid Icecrown Citadel. Start by queue'ing up for a random dungeon. Before the queue pops you'll want to make sure you have your helm enchant's reputation tabard. For casters, Kirin Tor's helm enchant is the typical choice but yours maybe somewhere else. I've listed the different ones below.

    [Arcanum of Blissful Mending] - Healing
    [Arcanum of Burning Mysteries] - Caster/Healing
    [Arcanum of the Stalwart Protector] - Tanking
    [Arcanum of Torment] - Melee/Range

  • Alright back to dungeons. WoW's random dungeon queue system is a great way to start getting gear since the queues aren't terribly long on most servers and you get bonus emblems. If you're a healer or tank they are almost instant. While you wait, it's a good idea to check the Auction House for any cheap pieces of gear you can buy. I'll grab these cheap epic gloves to replace the ones I have. I wouldn't spend too much on crappy gear though since you'll be replacing it very quickly if you plan to raid or PvP. At this point you shouldn't worry about PvP gear, unless you like PvP, and instead focus on running random dungeons and the Icecrown heroic dungeons, Forge of Souls, [item]Pit of Saron[/item], and Halls of Reflection. Make sure to start the Icecrown heroic dungeon quest line in Dalaran or the instance so you'll be able to get some extra frost emblems and unlock the proceeding dungeons. Each of the Icecrown heroic dungeons have decent iLvl232 gear, are pretty easy to do, and well worth your time.

Gearing Up Your Fresh Level 80: Icecrown Citadel Raiding

  • Next, you can start getting in pug raids for Icecrown Citadel and looking for a decent guild who raids ICC 10 and 25 man every week. Unless you get into a good guild or are extremely lucky, don't expect to down too many bosses in the first few weeks at 80. It's cool though, you're just trying to get to a decently geared level and shouldn't expect to be downing the Lich King anyway.
  • Finally, after a few weeks of grinding raids and heroic dungeons, you should have enough gear to be advancing through Icecrown Citadel content and maybe even sketchily downing Sindragosa in 25 man. Ya never know.

    Well, that's it for this Gearing out your Fresh 80 Guide and I hope you liked it.

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