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Epics for casual players in Burning Crusade

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The Burning Crusade has greatly increased the amount of high-quality items available to players who don't have a lot of time to spend (sometimes called casuals). This page consists of a overview of methods to obtain them.

World Drops

There are some level 70 epics available as world drops. These are typically considered as rather weak by players; they are often extremely small upgrades or sidegrades over rare quality loot from dungeons.

Quests

The Shartuul's Transporter and Terokk chains have a chance to drop epics, but these require a group to initially start with.

Reputation Rewards

Most Burning Crusade factions offer various epic rewards when your reputation reaches exalted. All factions have at least one weapon which are considered very good for the classes they are intended for.

Heroic Dungeons

The final bosses of heroic dungeons will always drop an epic item, as well as a  [Primal Nether] which can be used for crafting. In addition, all heroic bosses will drop [Justice Points], awarded to everyone in the group (if all are level 70), which can be turned in for additional rewards. Epic gems are also available as random drops from bosses.

Bind-on-Equip Craftables

Burning Crusade has added a lot of high-quality craftables. Most of these require the crafter to have a  [Primal Nether], as well as having the recipes themselves (which can be world drops, specific instance drops or in rare cases trainable). Additional higher level recipes dropping from raids requiring the crafter to have  [Nether Vortex] are available as well.

Blacksmithing

Bind on equip Blacksmithing craftables - Armor
Inv bracer 07.png [Black Felsteel Bracers] Inv bracer 06.png [Bracers of the Green Fortress]
Inv bracer 03.png [Blessed Bracers] Inv belt 28.png [Belt of the Guardian]
Inv belt 13.png [Red Belt of Battle] Inv boots plate 03.png [Boots of the Protector]
Inv gauntlets 29.png [Gauntlets of the Iron Tower] Inv gauntlets 26.png [Felfury Gauntlets]
Inv helmet 08.png [Helm of the Stalwart Defender] Inv helmet 38.png [Oathkeeper's Helm]
Inv boots chain 04.png [Red Havoc Boots] Inv gauntlets 29.png [Steelgrip Gauntlets]
Inv helmet 29.png [Storm Helm] Inv gauntlets 20.png [Sunblessed Gauntlets]
Inv chest plate07.png [Wildguard Breastplate] Inv pants plate 18.png [Wildguard Leggings]
Inv helmet 22.png [Wildguard Helm] Inv chest plate11.png [Iceguard Breastplate]
Inv pants plate 10.png [Iceguard Leggings] Inv helmet 06.png [Iceguard Helm]
Inv boots chain 08.png [Shadesteel Sabots] Inv bracer 13.png [Shadesteel Bracers]
Inv pants plate 21.png [Shadesteel Greaves] Inv belt 30.png [Shadesteel Girdle]
Inv bracer 15.png [Swiftsteel Bracers] Inv bracer 02.png [Dawnsteel Bracers]
Bind on equip Blacksmithing craftables - Weapons
Inv weapon shortblade 05.png [Dirge] Inv weapon shortblade 05.png [Eternium Runed Blade]
Inv axe 15.png [Fel Edged Battleaxe] Inv hammer 17.png [Fel Hardened Maul]
Inv sword 59.png [Felsteel Longblade] Inv axe 02.png [Felsteel Reaper]
Inv mace 41.png [Hammer of Righteous Might] Inv mace 16.png [Hand of Eternity]
Inv sword 08.png [Khorium Champion] Inv hammer 09.png [Runic Hammer]

Engineering

Bind on equip Engineering craftables
Inv weapon rifle 13.png [Gyro-Balanced Khorium Destroyer]

Jewelcrafting

Bind on equip Jewelcrafting craftables
Inv jewelry ring 55.png [Hard Khorium Band] Inv jewelry ring 35.png [Loop of Forged Power]
Inv jewelry ring 35.png [Ring of Flowing Life] Inv crown 01.png [Coronet of Verdant Flame]
Inv crown 02.png [Circlet of Arcane Might] Inv jewelry ring 70.png [The Frozen Eye]
Inv jewelry ring 69.png [The Natural Ward]

Leatherworking

Bind on equip Leatherworking craftables
Inv misc cape 20.png [Cloak of Darkness] Inv gauntlets 15.png [Cobrascale Gloves]
Inv helmet 38.png [Cobrascale Hood] Inv boots chain 02.png [Earthen Netherscale Boots]
Inv gauntlets 26.png [Felfury Gauntlets] Inv gauntlets 59.png [Fletcher's Gloves of the Phoenix]
Inv gauntlets 28.png [Gloves of Immortal Dusk] Inv gauntlets 25.png [Gloves of the Living Touch]
Inv helmet 32.png [Hood of Primal Life] Inv gauntlets 24.png [Leather Gauntlets of the Sun]
Inv helmet 13.png [Living Dragonscale Helm] Inv gauntlets 05.png [Netherdrake Gloves]
Inv helmet 06.png [Netherdrake Helm] Inv chest plate11.png [Shadowprowler's Chestguard]
Inv gauntlets 61.png [Sun-Drenched Scale Gloves] Inv chest plate08.png [Thick Netherscale Breastplate]
Inv helmet 29.png [Windscale Hood] Inv gauntlets 25.png [Windslayer Wraps]
Inv gauntlets 10.png [Windstrike Gloves]

Tailoring

Bind on equip Tailoring craftables
Inv helmet 27.png [Spellstrike Hood] Inv pants cloth 14.png [Spellstrike Pants]
Inv helmet 70.png [Battlecast Hood] Inv pants cloth 12.png [Battlecast Pants]
Inv helmet 53.png [Whitemend Hood] Inv pants cloth 07.png [Whitemend Pants]
Inv boots cloth 03.png [Frozen Shadoweave Boots] Inv chest cloth 08.png [Frozen Shadoweave Robe]
Inv shoulder 25.png [Frozen Shadoweave Shoulders] Inv belt 31.png [Primal Mooncloth Belt]
Inv chest cloth 04.png [Primal Mooncloth Robe] Inv shoulder 02.png [Primal Mooncloth Shoulders]
Inv belt 04.png [Spellfire Belt] Inv gauntlets 19.png [Spellfire Gloves]
Inv chest cloth 02.png [Spellfire Robe] Inv gauntlets 17.png [Soulcloth Gloves]
Inv shoulder 02.png [Soulcloth Shoulders] Inv chest cloth 12.png [Soulcloth Vest]
Inv misc cape 16.png [Manaweave Cloak] Inv misc cape 20.png [Night's End]
Inv misc cape 16.png [Resolute Cape] Inv misc cape 18.png [Vengeance Wrap]
Inv gauntlets 63.png [Hands of Eternal Light] Inv gauntlets 49.png [Sunfire Handwraps]

Bind-on-Pickup Craftables

There are also some Bind on Pickup craftables; these require a high skill in a crafting profession in order to craft and must be crafted by yourself. Most of these are trainable, but additional high level patterns (which are themselves not BoP and can be bought) are available in raid instances. These are typically considered extremely good items, focusing mainly on stats deemed important by players.

Alchemy

Trinkets
Spell nature healingway.png [Assassin's Alchemist Stone] Spell nature healingway.png [Guardian's Alchemist Stone]
Spell nature healingway.png [Redeemer's Alchemist Stone] Spell nature healingway.png [Sorcerer's Alchemist Stone]

Blacksmithing

Non-set shoulders
Inv shoulder 29.png [Swiftsteel Shoulders] Inv shoulder 66.png [Dawnsteel Shoulders]
Non-set chest
Inv chest plate14.png [Breastplate of Kings] Inv chest plate16.png [Bulwark of Kings]
Inv chest plate16.png [Bulwark of the Ancient Kings] Inv chest plate11.png [Hard Khorium Battleplate]
Inv chest plate02.png [Sunblessed Breastplate]
Non-set boots
Inv boots plate 03.png [Boots of the Protector] Inv boots chain 04.png [Red Havoc Boots]

Engineering

Bind on pickup Engineering craftables - Goggles

Bind on pickup Engineering craftables - Helmets

Jewelcrafting

Necklaces
Inv jewelry necklace 30.png [Amulet of Flowing Life] Inv jewelry necklace 35.png [Hard Khorium Choker]
Inv jewelry necklace 30.png [Pendant of Sunfire]
Trinkets
Ability hunter pet turtle.png [Figurine - Empyrean Tortoise] Inv jewelcrafting truesilverboar.png [Figurine - Khorium Boar]
Inv jewelcrafting rubyserpent.png [Figurine - Crimson Serpent] Inv jewelcrafting blackpearlpanther.png [Figurine - Shadowsong Panther]
Inv qirajidol obsidian.png [Figurine - Seaspray Albatross]

Leatherworking

Windhawk Set - Tribal Leatherworkers - Caster/Healer Leather
Inv belt 03.png [Windhawk Belt] Inv bracer 07.png [Windhawk Bracers]
Inv chest leather 01.png [Windhawk Hauberk]
Netherscale Set - Dragonscale Leatherworkers - Physical DPS Mail
Inv belt 29.png [Ebon Netherscale Belt] Inv bracer 19.png [Ebon Netherscale Bracers]
Inv chest plate08.png [Ebon Netherscale Breastplate]
Netherstrike Set - Dragonscale Leatherworkers - Caster DPS Mail
Inv belt 03.png [Netherstrike Belt] Inv bracer 12.png [Netherstrike Bracers]
Inv chest plate07.png [Netherstrike Breastplate]
Primal Intent Set - Elemental Leatherworkers - Melee DPS Leather
Inv belt 03.png [Primalstrike Belt] Inv bracer 07.png [Primalstrike Bracers]
Inv chest cloth 45.png [Primalstrike Vest]
Non-set boots
Inv boots cloth 04.png [Boots of Natural Grace] Inv boots 05.png [Boots of Utter Darkness]
Inv boots chain 07.png [Boots of the Crimson Hawk] Inv boots chain 06.png [Hurricane Boots]
Non-set shoulders
Inv shoulder 66.png [Living Earth Shoulders] Inv shoulder 07.png [Shoulderpads of Renewed Life]
Inv shoulder 66.png [Shoulders of Lightning Reflexes] Inv shoulder 23.png [Swiftstrike Shoulders]
Non-set chest
Inv chest plate02.png [Carapace of Sun and Shadow] Inv chest chain 17.png [Embrace of the Phoenix]
Inv chest chain 17.png [Embrace of the Twisting Nether] Inv chest plate08.png [Ebon Netherscale Breastplate]
Inv chest leather 01.png [Leather Chestguard of the Sun] Inv chest plate07.png [Netherstrike Breastplate]
Inv chest chain 17.png [Nether Plate Shirt] Inv chest cloth 45.png [Primalstrike Vest]
Inv chest mail 04.png [Sun-Drenched Scale Chestguard] Inv chest chain 17.png [Twisting Nether Plate Shirt]
Inv chest leather 01.png [Windhawk Hauberk]
Non-set belts
Inv belt 29.png [Ebon Netherscale Belt] Inv belt 03.png [Netherstrike Belt]
Inv belt 03.png [Primalstrike Belt] Inv belt 03.png [Windhawk Belt]
Non-set bracers
Inv bracer 19.png [Ebon Netherscale Bracers] Inv bracer 12.png [Netherstrike Bracers]
Inv bracer 07.png [Primalstrike Bracers] Inv bracer 07.png [Windhawk Bracers]

Tailoring

Non-set craftables
Inv chest cloth 51.png [Robe of Eternal Light] Inv chest cloth 02.png [Sunfire Robe]
Inv shoulder 02.png [Mantle of Nimble Thought] Inv shoulder 25.png [Swiftheal Mantle]
Inv boots cloth 14.png [Boots of the Long Road] Inv boots cloth 05.png [Boots of Blasting]

Karazhan

Making progress in Karazhan does not require a large amount of time; it is very well possible for a casual guild to clear Karazhan. Once mastered, it should not take longer than 5 hours (which can be spread over multiple nights if desired) to clear it.

Player versus Player

The S1 Arena sets have recently (as of 12/4/07) become open to anyone willing to spend some time in battlegrounds. The only problem may be the very high honor costs. However, they are comparable to gear in dungeons such as Karazhan, Gruul's, etc while also being considerably easier to farm up.

See also