MoP Heirloom Legs

11 Sep

When you don’t pay attention to patch notes or explore the game as much as you should, you miss out on things like the fact that heirloom legs have been added to the game!

I will get these added into the primary heirloom guide soon, after I have time to make sure they haven’t slipped in any other heirlooms that I just haven’t noticed yet. We’ve known for quite a while now that there are a number of heirloom rings that have been data mined at the same time the legs first were, so I’m going to make sure those are not included before I edit the original guide. But until that time, here’s your guide for leg armor.

New Heirloom Legs
These heirlooms are going to cost you roughly 1,750g each. I don’t have a character that is Exhalted with a guild right now since I haven’t played in forever, so I can’t confirm the exact costs for those of you who get high enough to get the maximum discount. However, it’s pretty safe to assume they’ll cost you somewhere around 1,500-1,750g. I know gold is easier to come by these days than it used to be, but for those of you who will need to put forth a real effort to save up the gold, there you have it. The requirement to purchase them is Honored reputation with your guild.

You purchase these heirlooms from the guild vendor (I believe), and they require your guild to have gotten the “Working Better As a Team” achievement which is getting every profession leveled up to 600 skill level, which won’t be possible until MoP launches. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t start planning today, right?

These heirlooms are good all the way up to level 85, so we’re sticking with the Cap – 5 thing we’ve been seeing since the introduction of heirlooms. As you look at the table below, note that the stats you see here on my blog are the stats as they appear in-game on a level 85 character. The stats on Wowhead are significantly higher than the in-game version, as is the case with the new Monk staff. So don’t look at the stats there and think they’re mindblowingly great, stick to the numbers you see here or what you see for yourself in the game.

Burnished Legplates of Might Plate +267 Str, +401 Stam, +191 Parry, +156 Hit, +10% Exp
Polished Legplates of Valor Plate +267 Str, +401 Stam, +178 Crit, +178 Expertise, +10% Exp
Tarnished Leggings of Destruction Mail +267 Agi, +401 Stam, +178 Crit, +178 Haste, +10% Exp
Mystical Kilt of Elements Mail +401 Stam, +267 Int, +178 Spirit, +178 Crit, +10% Exp
Stained Shadowcraft Pants Leather +267 Agi, +401 Stam, +178 Crit, +178 Haste, +10% Exp
Preened Wildfeather Leggings Leather +401 Stam, +267 Int, +178 Spirit, +178 Crit, +10% Exp
Tattered Dreadmist Leggings Cloth +401 Stam, +267 Int, +178 Crit, +178 Haste, +10% Exp

As you can see, we have Plate legs for both Tanks and DPS but still nothing new for plate casters. We also have Mail legs for both Melee DPS and Caster DPS as well as Heals. Leather legs cover the DPS and Heals well, though there’s nothing particularly tanky available for the Monks and Druid out there. You’ll get by just fine without a tanking stat for your leather legs, but for the sake of covering all the bases there it is. Cloth naturally only has one leg choice and it follows the same pattern we’ve seen with all of the other heirloom armor up to this point, meaning that all of the cloth casters have a piece to turn to but the gear has stats for DPS more so than healers as there is no Spirit available.

Enchanting Heirloom Legs
I’m going to hold off on posting the enchants right now because even though there are a lot of leg enchants that appear to be available for these heirlooms, some of them do have item level requirements that don’t show up on their tooltips. That being the case, I’m going to try to do some more in-depth research on the leg enchants before I go ahead and post the information. Unfortunately, I don’t know of a good place to find the information on those hidden tooltips, so I’m going to have to either experiment in game or find another source online.

For now, just know that your only low level options offer a nearly worthless amount of bonus Armor rating which is decent if you’re going to have a low level twink but otherwise a waste of materials. The higher level enchants offer much better stats, but the drawback of their stats not being in effect until you reach a higher level. So do you want good stats for 25 levels, or do you want crappy stats for all 85? That’s up to you, but I’ll take the good stats for 25.

Collecting More Information
If any of you happens to know specifically of any of the enchants that have hidden item level requirements, I would appreciate the help cutting down the list.


Posted by on September 11, 2012 in World of Warcraft


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9 responses to “MoP Heirloom Legs

  1. mrnaaru

    September 11, 2012 at 9:10 AM

    Hi, nice thing you got here, i’m running my little blog too and this is something i can say i look forward to have in the future! Cheers!

    • Psynister

      September 11, 2012 at 9:15 AM

      Thanks for stopping by MrNaaru. I think your’s is the first Portuguese blog I’ve seen for WoW.

  2. aggrazel

    September 11, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    Do you know what the minimum guild rep level required to purchase the leggings is? You mention exalted but is that just for maximum discount or is that what you need to be?

    Either way, getting exalted with a guild these days is pretty easy, since the weekly cap was removed and the rep gain from quests was greatly boosted.

    • Psynister

      September 11, 2012 at 9:30 AM

      The actual requirement is Honored, so I’ll get that added in there. Thanks for pointing it out for me.

      • aggrazel

        September 11, 2012 at 2:14 PM

        Nice, honored takes fewer than 50 quests these days to obtain I think.

  3. Mayola Mihor

    September 21, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    I want to to thank you for this wonderful read!! I certainly loved every little bit of it. I have got you bookmarked to look at new things you post…

  4. qamarqamar

    November 25, 2012 at 6:16 PM

    Hi thanks for the guide :)
    Ive seen low-level (around level 40) players with the heirloom legs enchanted with the powerful enchanted spell thread enchant which requires level 85 to use. I would have thought this enchant would simply remain inactive until the player reaches required level, but battlenet armory shows them as having the intel bonus this enchant would provide. Any idea if this actually works in game?
    Im thinking of having my tailor make one and test it on my leveling caster……..

    • Psynister

      November 26, 2012 at 10:02 AM

      Enchants are supposed to remain inactive until you reach the requirements for them, but I’ve had a couple of people posting on the heirloom guides mentioning that there is a glitch right now that is causing leg enchants in particular to work at any level. I did a little testing over the weekend and did not find that to be the case for me, but I was using purchased enchants rather than tailoring-specific enchants so maybe that’s the real exploit. Enchants that a tailor can make a sell do not work according to my own testing, but maybe the kind you can only make for yourself will.


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