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Recently leveled my Warlock to level 60. So I have been doing some research on gear sets and cloth armor so I can get a general direction on where I need to be going soon. I have found some info. on the 0.5 tier, or Deathmist Raiments, which I understand to be a Dungeon set. I have also found info. on Felhart, which I understand is tier 1, and drops in Molten Core. The third set I found for my approx. level is the Champions Dreadgear, which I understand is a PVP set. I did research the quests, drops, instances, and other criteria involved in getting each set, as well as the pros and cons each set allows me as a Warlock. However, I have also read that Molten Core is nearly obsolete, and Green gear drops or quests in BC can be as good, if not better, and easier to obtain. Plus, it just seems like there are a lot of instances and quests involved in each set, so it seems like the leveling involved from exp. by obtaining these items almost makes them obsolete by the time I get it all together. So would I be wasting my time with these sets? What would be the wisest set to first pursue or set goals for? Tier2, Tier3? At what level should I start being concerned with gear sets as far as raids, etc... What would be a good raid to start, getting raiding practice for a player like myself, who is just reaching some interesting levels, but with no real raid exp. Any input or direction would be appreciated. Not that it matters, but my lock is Horde, and I play on Borean Tundra.... Darkarion. --Darkarion (talk) 18:55, May 28, 2010 (UTC)

Pretty much yes, it would be a waste of time. The greens/quest blues/dungeon blues in outland far outweighs any items from Vanilla. IconSmall Dwarf MaleUi-charactercreate-classes paladinOkolorionTalk Contribs 18:58, May 28, 2010 (UTC)

"Green is the new Purple" was a saying that came out of the very early days of the Burning Crusade expansion. Unless you are on an exceptional server, you will have almost no chance at all in putting together a raid on Molten Core or Blackwing Lair, both instances where dungeon set items drop. Since you intend to continue leveling, yes, by all means go through the Dark Portal sooner rather than later.
Wrath of the Lich King was very much less that way, with epic items from Burning Crusade raids remaining comparable items clear into the mid 70s at least. On the down side, you'll have nearly as hard a time finding people for Burning Crusade raids as you would in the earlier jump. But then, you can simply continue questing and/or running instances in a near seamless fashion.
When you have a guild backing you, and are bored at the higher levels, you may want to gather a group to go back to Molten Core (etc). One thing about the items you got from there was their distinctive appearances. If you're into that sort of thing, then hitting the old content with 3+ of your level 80 friends will let you see things you were forced to pass up the first time. --Eirik Ratcatcher (talk) 23:20, May 28, 2010 (UTC)
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