Dailies - love them or hate them, they're an integral part of the Wow end-game these days. What I'm finding in Pandaria as opposed to previous expansions and content patches is that the sheer number of daily quests available is really quite overwhelming, especially for a casual player.
**Updated for patch 5.2, March 5**
I dinged 90 on Aoifen the other night, so it was time to ask the rather bewildering question - what next?
Goal settingMy goal is to heal heroics and eventually LFR raids on Aoifen. To do that I need a plan to upgrade my gear a little.
The first thing I did after dinging 90 was go to the AH and drop some gold on a set of Contender's Wyrmhide PvP gear to (hopefully) make me slightly less squishy while being ganked doing dailies. The joys of PvP realms, eh?
I'd like a few more pieces of healing kit before I go into heroics - the PvP gear is better than my quest greens but it has no spirit or haste and isn't really meant for PvE healing.
On average, I'm getting roughly 8 hours play time a week. Last night it took me two hours to complete my farming (on all toons), Tillers dailies and Golden Lotus dailies, and I only did the ones at the Golden Gate. So, what to do? The only thing I can do, as always for those with limited playtime, is to prioritise.
Let's take a look at the Pandarian factions to evaluate their reputation-based gear and other rewards.
If you'd like to know more about Resto gear or Balance gear, my full lists may help.
Justice Point GearJustice point gear no longer requires an honored reputation. Almost everything except the new Operation: Shieldwall and Dominance Offensive trinkets can be purchased from Quartermasters in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms and from Commander Lo Ping at Niuzao Temple:
- Pendant of Endless Inquisition - 1250 - Jaluu outside the front of Mogu'shan Palace
- Pressed Flower Cloak - 1250 - August Celestials Quartermasters in Shrine of Two Moons or Shrine of Seven Stars
- Vestment of the Ascendant Tribe - 2250 - August Celestials Quartermasters in Shrine of Two Moons or Shrine of Seven Stars
- Sudden Insight Bracers - 1250 - Klaxxi Quartermaster Ambersmith Zikk, Dread Wastes
- Wandering Friar's Gloves - 1750 - Jaluu outside the front of Mogu'shan Palace
- Brambleguard Leggings - 2250 - Rushi the Fox at Shado-Pan Garrison, Townlong Steppes
- Sorceror-King's Seal - 1250 - Rushi the Fox at Shado-Pan Garrison, Townlong Steppes
- Arcane Badge of the Shieldwall (A)/Dominator's Arcane Badge (H) - 1750 - from Operation: Shieldwall (Alliance) / Dominance Offensive (Horde)
Faction gear and other rewardsGolden Lotus
Need to get to Revered to unlock August Celestials and Shado-Pan dailies.
Honored: Leven's Circle of Hope
Revered: Whitepetal Shouldergarb, Mistfall Robes
Exalted: Riding Crane mounts
Honored: Links of the Lucid
Revered: Klaxxi Lash of the Harbinger, Wind-Reaver Greaves
Exalted: Amber Spine of Klaxxi'vess, Reins of the Amber Scorpion (mount)
Honored: Sagewhisper's Wrap
Revered: Snowdrift Helm, Scroll of Revered Ancestors
Exalted: Shado-pan Riding Tiger mounts
Honored: Clever Ashyo's Wristbands
Revered: Boots of the High Adept, Ogo's Elder Gloves
Exalted: Reins of the Thundering August Cloud Serpent (mount)
Operation: Shieldwall (Alliance) / Dominance Offensive (Horde)
(new factions added in patch 5.1)
Honored: Band of the Shieldwall (Alliance)/Dominator's Band (Horde) or
Loop of the Shieldwall (Alliance)/Dominator's Loop (Horde)
Revered: Statue Summoner's Treads (Alliance)/Treads of Rejuvenating Mists (Horde)
Soothing Straps (Alliance)/Bambrick's Striking Strap (Horde)
Shock-Charger Medallion (Alliance)/Static-Caster's Medallion (Horde)
Heartwarmer Medallion (Alliance)/Cutstitcher Medallion (Horde)
Exalted: Grand Armored Gryphon/Grand Armored Wyvern mounts
Shado-Pan Assault **New in 5.2**
Neutral: Mender's Battletags
Friendly: Hearthfire Armwraps, Soothing Talisman of the Shado-Pan Assault, Ring of the Shado-Pan Assault or Signet of the Shado-Pan Assault
Honored: Dreamweaver Drape, Gloves of Enduring Renewal, Trousers of Waning Shadow
Revered: Raiment of Silent Stars , Martiean's Splitleaf Girdle
Exalted: Heartroot Shoulderguards
Revered: The ability to grow consumables of all sorts on the farm, eg. Motes of Harmony, herbs, ore etc.
Exalted: Black Riding Goat mounts
Order of the Cloud Serpent
Exalted: Cloud Serpent mounts
Exalted: Flying Cloud mount
So, what to work on first? Aoifen is already Honored with the Klaxxi and almost Honored with the Shado Pan through quest lines in Townlong and Dread Wastes. I don't think it's worth finishing the quest lines just for the rep, since I wouldn't be getting Valor Points at the same time. I may finish them for story purposes in any case!
I think it will be important to get Golden Lotus to Revered first, then see what needs upgrading from that point on. I'll probably only work on one set of dailies a session to keep my sanity a little. It's going to take me a while, but I'll get there.
Did you have a plan in mind for attacking dailies? Do you have any advice for a new 90?