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Ask WoW Insider: When to gem and enchant?

Mark Crump

Welcome to today's edition of Ask WoW Insider, in which we publish your questions for dissection by the peanut gallery -- now with extra snark and commentary by one of our writers. This week Greta writes in:

Hi! After nearly two years of fiddling around with far too many alts, I finally got a rogue to 70. I'm working on gearing to be able to do heroics and maybe some of Kara with friends before Wrath comes out. My question is this: at what point is it worth it to drop money on nice gems and enchants? I'm mostly still in quest rewards and I'm still saving for my epic flyer, so I'm somewhat loath to drop the gold just yet. At the same time, I want to be a solid addition to my group and I know that maximizing gear is part of that. Any advice on when this is a practical expense?


Deciding when to gem and enchant items is a tough call. For you, if the item you would enchant/gem is going to be upgraded in Karazhan, I'd pass on upgrading it -- the extra little bit the gem/enchant would infer frankly isn't worth the cost. If the item you have won't be upgraded until after Karazhan, then feel free to gem/enchant it.

Now, since not only do I not play a rogue -- or even play one on TV -- I'll let the more knowledgeable Rogue players chime in.

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