Those items are actually really nice, and while I'm usually not a huge fan of on use trinkets, the ones you can get here at revered are really nice. As an added bonus, the items look pretty darn cool and if you keep going to exalted you get a nifty helm for transmog
as well as a pretty kick-ass set of mounts
are mantid elders that are not part of the corruption and insanity that has come over the mantid swarm. They are trying to work with the races of Pandaria, and the new races just showing up, to release their queen from the grips of whatever has taken hold. You will run across them in the Dread Wastes
. They offer some nice rewards for players who take a little time to learn a little more about these fine insectoids.
I really like some of these rewards and the story behind the questing is pretty darn awesome.
The August Celestials are defenders of the temples of pandaria, players will gain reputation with them through questing in which you are sent to one of four temples. Temple of the White Tiger, Temple of the Jade Serpent, Temple of the Black Ox and Temple of the Red Crane. They hail from the four points of the compass, and each has it's own story and flavor.
These rewards are actually quite nice at both levels, they hit our core stats quite nicely and do keep us pretty balanced.
The Golden Lotus
are around to investigate the Mogu threat in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms
. To unlock the ability to help them, you will have to prove yourself to the Pandaren at the Temple of the White Tiger in Kun-Lai Summit
. This is accomplished by completing a series of trials for the factions, which then opens up the daily questing hubs.
Quite a bit of decent gear just from that faction, and while their revered level rewards might not offer spirit, they are still quite nice.
The really nice thing about all of these factions is the ease with which you can earn the gear. I know that reputation grinding can sometimes be a bit of a pain, but there are some key differences this time around even if you were to compare it to Cataclysm
. There is no awkward tabard system to use that forces you to run dungeon after dungeon to farm the necessary reputation. Here it's done through easy, and quite honestly fun, questing. The second component of these is that the best rewards as far as gear is concerned is given to you at the revered level. That's quite a bit of a difference when you consider the amount reputation you had to farm in Cataclysm
for The Earthen Ring just to get your hands on Earthmender's Boots
. Revered is a much more reasonable expectation.
These rewards are also itemized pretty well for pre raid gear, and offer you a good assortment of balanced stats that you can rely on, where as in the past we've seen a hodge-podge of gear with seeming random itemization, these are much more uniformed. The trade off to having to not having to level to exalted to get the best gear rewards is that you will be spending your JP and VP on these upgrades, but that's honestly no different than your first set of gear you could grab right at the beginning of Cata
. Now this is just something to keep in mind while you're leveling through the gorgeous new zones and enjoying this amazing expansion we have before us. After all, a well dressed shaman healer is a key to success!
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