Pingaan's Guide to Raiding



  • Hey!

    With the release date announced I have decided to re-post this guide once more, to hopefully help better browsing the sheet with less questions asked.
    This is both for you and for me in terms of saving time.
    The name of this topic is marely to point out that the sheet is under my supervision, the info itself has been discussed upon and fetched from every corner of the interwebs. Special thanks to the <Noctum> crew for helping me out and thank you everyone else who has contributed!

    - First off, I'd like to point out that it is highly recommended for all players to have engineering (gnomish or goblin,doesn't matter) as a second profession. The reason for this is simply because it is the only profession with true perks invanilla WoW, throughout the whole game. It s really helpful in both PvE- and PvP situtions.
    - There are links throughout the whole sheet, which pop up on the computer when you mouse-over the cell. On yourphone/table, you need to tap the cell twice to get up a menu with the links.
    - Everything in this guide covers the viable and partially viable PvE specs. To define partially viable, I mean hybrid classes that deal damage but are able to step up and heal/tank if needed during the encounter. I know that some of thespecs in the sheet is not considered to be viable in terms of outputting high enough DPS or TPS. But to be fair, to be able to clearthe game you don't have to min/max. This sheet is meant to be used by the community and not only the top tier raiding players.
    - While the "best-in-slot" section of this sheet contains the utter most best item for each slot, it is highly unlikely to getanywhere close to having this equipment. The only stage where it is remotely possible is phase 6. Therefore Irecommend you to compose your own set off lists using the links embedded in the avatar class pictures at the top of thesheet. Every "BiS"-item collected should be considered a bonus.
    - On the "Equipment & enchants" sub-sheet you find that some items are bracketed and plus symbols appear. Bracketeditems are items that are the actual BiS-items, but which are close to unobtainable to the average player. Curly bracketeditems are legendary items; items that are above all else. Cells that contains a + symbol indicates usage of multipletrinkets that are swapped between mid-fight using feign death (hunter) and vanish (rogue). "+ ..." indicates usage ofrandom passive trinket when you're done with the usable trinkets.

    There are three sub-sheets in this sheet:

    1. Raid encounters and guides
    This sheet contains all the raid encounters in the game, with links on info/lore for each boss, links to tactical guides to each boss, as well as links to guides on how to get attuned for each raid dungeon.

    2. Buffs & consumables
    Here all buffs and consumables for each class/specc are listed. The ones you do not see here are not here because they do not stack with the listed.

    3. Equipment & enchants
    The sheet contains every “best-in-slot” item for every stage (from release to Naxxramas) for every viable and partially viable specc, with the best possible enchant for each slot. There is also a bonus sheet containing various resistance items for each class in preparation for upcoming raid dungeons, as well as AoE-tankingitems.

    Guide to use the sheet:
    https://i.imgur.com/3I8QL3z.png

    Link to guide:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10IV_3NEmZdhh8iQXrs2Ek77YyUJbjBMWO5UxIWLlZl0/edit?usp=sharing

    The sheet will be updated with future Blizzard announcements and patches.

    Use the sheet as you wish and do not hesitate to leave feedback or post if you have any questions, alt. contact me on Discord - pingaan#5396.

    Link to original posts:
    https://eu.forums.blizzard.com/en/wow/t/a-guide-to-classic-raiding/40300

    Last updated:
    21 Aug (2019)

    Changelog:
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DjLg6IS1KhyBGLKPQc4lXUsfWTviSd6gKiaaIAKAIoA/edit?usp=sharing

    F.A.Q.
    I won't add PvP "BiS"-lists

    Extras:
    To top this up I would like to do some PR for our guild. We are a setup of mature ppl with a solid core on about 30 raiders. Many of us are family guys, but with a past vast experience in high-end raiding. Personally, I am one of the founders of Ad Noctum/Kreml High (vanilla-WotLK) and I have been acting as the guild master of this recent settlement. Along with players from past Nihilum, Method, Glamuor, Nightmares Asylum, Forte and more we have managed to create a laid-back guild with great atmosphere and decent raiding. We raid only twice a week and we raid hard! Keep and eye out for <Noctum> on the EU servers. We WILL be there!

    If you are interested in our guild please send me a PM on either these forums or Discord (pingaan#5396).

    I’ll happily invite you to our private Discord server for you to get a feel.

    Like my work? Thank me by donating a few dollars. Paypal: paypal.me/pingaan Bitcoin: 3A7AjceRTkJNdNWYqzg1ZUgNfLgoEf1p11

    Best regards,
    Pingaan.


  • Founder Shaman Horde

    This is spectacular @pingaan. I would like to design a thumbnail (or please provide one if you have one) so we can promote this on the guides section! Let me know!



  • @Melderon Hey!
    Thanks!
    Sorry, no I have none. If you feel like promoting it, please go ahead! 🙂


  • Founder Shaman Horde

    will do! thanks @pingaan



  • Update: Corrected bracers prot warrior pp2. Corrected hunter hit.



  • Update: I have extended the sheet to cover rets, prot paladins, enchancement shamans and moonkins.

    I have been giving it some thought and I know that the specs may not considered to be viable in terms of outputting high enough DPS or TPS. But to be fair, to be able to clear the game you don't have to min/max. This sheet is meant to be used by the community and not only the top tier raiding players.

    Full credit to Reddit user ghettojesusxx for compiling the ret column. My heart couldn't bare to add rets and not the rest which is why I've compsed the enhancement, moonkin and prot paladins myself. I have no experience playing either of the specs, so please help me out if you think they look totally off!


  • Initiate

    Hey this is a really comprehenisve consumable list i really like that. I just wanted to give you a heads up. For feral cat/bear
    +weapon damage stone and +weapon damage enchants will not have any effect on your dps. Instead only elemental sharpening stones, iron counter weights, and consecrated stones work. Elemental Slayer enchant does work. The bis enchant in phase 1 if u have a mace is iron counter weight, if u dont its elemental slayer. once 15/25 agi comes out, that becomes bis. On your weapon you can mana oil and the wizard oils on, you could maybe add mana oil to the mp5 section and the wizard oil to the try hard section. -a feral cat main



  • @Quanta
    Ye, I know that the melee dmg may not apply to druid damage. It didn't work like that on the last private mega server. I'll update when I know what it will be like on the live Classic servers.



  • Update: Removed 1h enchants from phys dps classes pre-BWL. 15 agi/str are not implemented until BWL hits. Also from peer pressure I changed the feral druid enchants from striking to agility/str and with this removed the weight/sharpening stones.



  • Update: Corrected the chest for elemental shamans and balance druids in pp1/2. Tunic of the Crescent Moon doesn't drop until "1.10".


  • Initiate

    @pingaan

    The damage stones and enchants have been tested on beta and have no effect.



  • Update: A lot of corrections: pp2-p3 healing neck, a ton of bear items pp1-p4, resto druid wrists pp1 and boots p3-4 (for 3-set bonus), caster gloves pp1-p2, fury warriors p6 shroud of dominion instead of cloak of the scourge, holy priest pp1-pp2 shoulders, resto shaman pp1 shoulders, prot paladin p4 boots, p3-5 weap, p5 bracers, prot warrior (defense, non-orcs) weap p3-4, ring p4.



  • update: bear - fallen defender p6, dark heart p4, restless dreams p4, lava belt
    spriest p3, cloak of the brood lord p3, jade inlaid vestments p4.
    Fixed enchants for bears, bears cats and hunters.


  • Druid Horde

    Hey, found a small error.. not major deal but.. The Stormrage belt is showing ring of entropy in the link when you click it. and the bloodfang belt shows the stormrage belt in link. just thought id mention it.

    Anyway, this guide is amazing.



  • @Glowing_Shard said in Pingaan's Guide to Raiding:

    Hey, found a small error.. not major deal but.. The Stormrage belt is showing ring of entropy in the link when you click it. and the bloodfang belt shows the stormrage belt in link. just thought id mention it.

    Anyway, this guide is amazing.

    Thanks!



  • Corrected enchants for casters, healers, hunters and ferals in pp1-p2. Updated prot paladin pp1-pp2.



  • Updated according to the last announcement, regarding dungeon loot tables pre phase 5.



  • @pingaan

    Maybe I am not seeing it, but did the latest classic new about earlier gearing get implemented?