Gear level for ICC Raids

Icecrown citadelWhat gear level is needed for raiding ICC?

Its a question that has been raised on chat, in our guild catch-ups, and all over the various community forums. And while I’ve seen a lot of wrong or misguided answers, there is really no short perfect answer either.

So instead here are my thoughts as guidelines for how to measure yourself against ICC’s requirements.

Firstly Gearscore is mostly ok, but flawed. It should be used as a guide only.

Short version: A good guideline for ICC is to aim for ilevel 232 in every gear location possible. This should be ok for entry into ICC. The reason for that is that ilevel 232 is what drops in the new 5 man ICC heroics and also in ToC, which are the places to gear up for ICC.

The other easy answer is to get the best gear you can from Triumph and Frost badges, and everything else on your character of the same level. Simple really, however… Continue reading

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Upcoming guest on Twisted Nether Blogcast

Twisted Nether BlogcastThis week I am rather chuffed to be a guest on the Twisted Nether Blogcast (TNB)!

In the WoW community they are one of the most interlinked and socially prevalent blogs, and I’m really looking forward to chatting live to the guys that I listen to every week. Long time listener, first time guest.

Tune in live Friday (USA time), Saturday (Australian time) on the UStream page, or here as a back-up.

It will be odd. Asking questions, or being able to jump in and say, “yes!, I thought that too…”. I just need to retain my self control and not climb too high on my soapbox.

Is it even possible to steal the microphone in a blogcast?