Fire Mage Patch 5.4.8 PvP Gearing Guide

by Olivia // June 4, 2014

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This guide is a collaborative effort with Hansol, produced by SkillCapped. All of our written guides are available for free, and we encourage you to post them wherever you’d like as long as you use a link back!

Table of Contents

  1. Stat Priority
  2. Getting Started
  3. Gear Purchase Order
  4. How to Reforge, Gem and Enchant your Gear
  5. Professions

Warlords of Draenor Stat Updates

by Olivia // June 4, 2014

There’s a lot of stat changes coming in Warlords of Draenor, what with the removal of Hit, Expertise, Dodge and Parry. There are new stats being added, too, to ensure that gear remains interesting, but those stats have changed since Blizzcon. The stat list now reads as follows:

  • Primary: Intellect/Strength/Agility
  • Secondary: Crit, Mastery and Haste
  • Secondary: Versatility – 1% Versatility grants a 1% increase to your damage, healing, and absorbs, and reduces the damage you take by 0.5%.
  • Secondary: Multistrike gives separate chances to hit each target an additional time for 30% damage
  • Tertiary stats are now called Minor stats:
    • Movement Speed: (New) Increases your movement speed
    • Indestructible: (New) Causes the item to not take durability damage
    • Leech: (New) Causes you to be healed for a portion of all damage and healing done
    • Avoidance: (New) Reduces your damage taken from area-of-effect attacks.
  • “Non-Armor Gear” is Neck, Back, Rings, Trinkets, and Weapons. These have additional stats, and all the aforementioned ones:
    • Bonus Armor is only found on tank-appropriate Non-Armor pieces. This increases the tank’s armor. Non-armor pieces that formerly had Dodge or Parry now have Bonus Armor
    • Spirit is now a secondary stat and is only found on healing pieces
  • Readiness has been removed as a secondary stat
  • Cleave has been removed as a tertiary or minor stat

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Unholy Death Knight PvP Gearing Guide for Patch 5.4.8

by Olivia // June 3, 2014

 

This guide is a collaborative effort with Ayra, produced by SkillCapped. All of our written guides are available for free, and we encourage you to post them wherever you’d like as long as you use a link back! This is a guide for Unholy Death Knight PvP Gearing in World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.4.8. You can also check out Hoggster’s detailed forum guide for more in-depth information!

Table of Contents

  1. Stat Priority
  2. Getting Started
  3. Gear Purchase Order
  4. How to Reforge, Gem and Enchant your Gear
  5. Professions

PvP Addons: Battleground Targets

by Olivia // June 3, 2014

BattlegroundTargets is a fantastically useful addon for random battlegrounds, and almost obligatory for rated battlegrounds. It’s a bit of a pain to set up, not having the most intuitive configuration menu, but it’s worth the trouble.

Enhancement Shaman PvP Gearing Guide for Patch 5.4.8

by Olivia // June 3, 2014

This guide is a collaborative effort with Tonystyle, produced by SkillCapped. All of our written guides are available for free, and we encourage you to post them wherever you’d like as long as you use a link back!

Table of Contents

  1. Stat Priority
  2. Getting Started
  3. Gear Purchase Order
  4. How to Reforge, Gem and Enchant your Gear
  5. Professions

Frost Mage Patch 5.4.8 PvP Gearing Guide

by Olivia // May 28, 2014

This guide is a collaborative effort with Stahp, produced by SkillCapped. All of our written guides are available for free, and we encourage you to post them wherever you’d like as long as you use a link back!

Table of Contents

  1. Stat Priority
  2. Getting Started
  3. Gear Purchase Order
  4. How to Reforge, Gem and Enchant your Gear
  5. Professions

A Beginners Guide To Rated Battlegrounds - Warsong Gulch

by Summer // May 28, 2014

Map: Warsong Gulch (WSG)

  1. Terminology
  2. Basics of the Map
  3. Team Composition
  4. Overall Strategy
  5. Defensive Strategy
  6. Offensive Strategy

Terminology:

  1. Base
  2. Ramp
  3. Tunnel
  4. Roof
  5. GY or Graveyard
  6. Mid or Midfield
  7. Enemy Base
  8. Berserking Buff
  9. Restoration Buff
  10. Flag Carrier (FC) The player who picks up, carries and captures the flag for your team
  11. Enemy Flag Carrier (EFC) The player who picks up, carries and captures the flag for the enemy team


The Basics

Warsong Gulch is a 10v10 capture the flag battleground. As WSG is a mirrored map, neither faction holds a geographical advantage. The objective for WSG is to cap the enemy flag 3 times within 20 minutes. Currently, capture the flag battlegrounds often end in ties or 1-0 wins. In the case of a draw, the team to cap last wins the game.

Balance Druid PvP Gearing Guide for Patch 5.4.8

by Olivia // May 27, 2014

This guide is a collaborative effort with FDB, produced by SkillCapped. All of our written guides are available for free, and we encourage you to post them wherever you’d like as long as you use a link back! This is a guide for Balance Druid PvP Gearing in World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.4.7.

Table of Contents

  1. Stat Priority
  2. Getting Started
  3. Gear Purchase Order
  4. How to Reforge, Gem and Enchant your Gear
  5. Professions

Welcome Summer to Skill Capped

by Olivia // May 27, 2014

You may have noticed a new writer’s stealth appearance on Skill Capped, with a piece on the changes to flag carrying in RBGs.

We hope you’ll join us in welcoming Summer to the Skill Capped team, where she’ll be focusing mostly on her area of expertise – Rated Battlegrounds.

Summer has been playing World of Warcraft since 2009. Starting in the Wrath of the Lich King expansion, she was an avid PvE player, heroic raiding throughout the Wrath of the Lich King, Cataclysm and Mists of Pandaria expansions. Having experienced three expansions of raiding content she has hung up her raiding boots in exchange of the new challenge of PvP content.

Summer is now part of the highest rated RBG guild in the US, with the opportunity to experience rated battlegrounds with some of the best players the US has to offer. Teamed with one of the best RBG groups in the world she is able to bring you up to date information about hotfixes, provide RBG guides and explain the latest content.

In her spare time Summer enjoys playing in team environments, trying to convince her friends to die with her in arena, drinking tea, learning as much as she can about PvP and of course being part of the Skill Capped English female writers team, because England is the best.

Mistweaver Monk PvP Gearing Guide for Patch 5.4.7

by Olivia // May 23, 2014

This guide is a collaborative effort with Smoove, produced by SkillCapped. All of our written guides are available for free, and we encourage you to post them wherever you’d like as long as you use a link back! This is a guide for Mistweaver Monk PvP Gearing in World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.4.7.

Table of Contents

  1. Stat Priority
  2. Getting Started
  3. Gear Purchase Order
  4. How to Reforge, Gem and Enchant your Gear
  5. Professions

 
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