This guide will offer you the information to put a gear set together
with reputation rewards as a Warlock. Once you get this gear
together, along with some heroic and emblem gear you will be ready to
start raiding. Keep in mind that even though gear matters a
lot, to find groups for raiding you should really put the time into
getting some enchants and leveling your professions to gain a sense of
respect from the players looking you up on the armory.
Reputations earned by wearing the respected faction’s tabard during heroic level 5 man dungeons-
This is the default Alliance reputation in Wrath of the Lich King. You earn reputation with this faction by not wearing a tabard during heroic level 5 man dungeons.
Orb of the Eastern Kingdoms (Revered)- Off-Hand
This item is identical to its Horde counterpart. It’s a decent choice as an off-hand until you get the emblem one. This is the only off-hand from rep rewards.
Gnomish Magicians Quill (Revered)- Wand
This Item is also identical to its Horde counterpart. This is more of a healing wand but if you don’t have anything better it could be a reasonable choice.
This is the default horde reputation in Wrath of the Lich King. You earn reputation with this faction by not wearing a tabard during heroic level 5 man dungeons.
Darkspear Orb (Revered)- Off-Hand
This item is identical to its Alliance counterpart. It’s a decent choice as an off-hand until you get the emblem one. This is the only off-hand from rep rewards.
Charged Wand of the Cleft (Revered)- Wand
This Item is also identical to its Alliance counterpart. This is more of a healing wand but if you don’t have anything better it could be a reasonable choice.
This is a faction stemming off from the Argent Dawn. The main base is located on the border of Storm Peaks and Icecrown. You can find the quartermaster there, in Argent Vanguard.
Signet of Hopeful Light (Exalted)- Ring
This is a top notch choice. The only downside here is that it takes time reach exalted, and in that time you will probably have gathered more rings than you can find.
The Kirin Tor is a collection of the most powerful mages in the world. The quartermaster is located in the Violet Citadel in Dalaran.
Shroud of Dedicated Research (Honored)- Back
This is a great cloak for the time invested. You can easily hit honored and grab this cloak as a quick filler.
Flameheart Spell Scalpel (Revered)- Main-Hand
This is first priority. Hit rating is the biggest thing when you start putting your gear sets together. Get this as quick as you can so your hit rating starts off strong.
Robes of the Crackling Flame (Exalted)- Chest
This is mainly a healing robe. I wouldn’t recommend going out of your way to receive this.
Knights of the Ebon Blade-
This faction originates from a renegade Death Knights. The Knights of the Ebon Blade quartermaster is located in the Shadow Vault in northern Icecrown.
Dark Soldier Cape (Honored)- Back
Once again, this is a great choice because of the hit rating. Get your hit rating as high as you can as fast as you can.
Sterile Flesh-Handling Gloves (Revered)- Hands
These are great gloves for any spec. They’re just basic gloves with all the basic stats.
Belt of Dark Mending (Exalted)- Belt
This is a great belt. Unfortunately the belt from the emblems and the belt from Wyrmrest Accord are arguably better.
The Wyrmrest Accord-
Is a combination of different dragonflights against the blue dragonflight. You can find the quartermaster in Wyrmrest Temple located in the center of Dragonblight.
Sash of the Wizened Wyrm (Honored)- Belt
40 hit on a blue belt is unbelievable. You may actually already be honored just from doing quests in Coldarra and Dragonblight. Check your reputations tab and see if you can go pick up this belt ASAP.
Ancestral Sinew Wristguards (Revered)- Wrists
These are more of healing bracers but still a viable option if you can’t seem to get your hands on anything better. Also, the blue socket isn’t the best for DPS, it might be worth it to skip the socket bonus and use a 19 spell power gem.
Sandals of Crimson Fury (Exalted)- Feet
These may come across as healing boots, but in reality they are top notch DPS boots too. The socket might not be the right color but the bonus is worth skipping.
Reputations earned by completing daily quests-
Just like the Oracles you can find the Frenzyheart Tribe in Sholazar Basin. Key here is you need to choose one or the other. As you gain reputation with one faction you lose with the other. In addition you can only use the trinket if you are still exalted with that faction. I advise you to choose which trinket you would rather have and go for. Keep in mind if you switch back it will take 5 times longer.
Muddied Crimson Gloves (Revered)- Hands
These are more healing gloves than DPS gloves. If you are going for the trinket you could pick these up along the way but don’t count on keeping them.
Frenzyheart Insignia of Fury (Exalted)- Trinket
This is a good choice because trinkets are so hard to find. Problem here is the time… it’s a quest grind to exalted.
The same applies here as the above Frenzyheart Tribe explanation.
Shinygem Rod (Revered)- Wand
This is an awesome wand for PvP and PvE. Has lots of stamina and crit which screams PvP.
Fishy Cinch (Revered)- Belt
Once again, this is a better healing belt but it could be used for DPS if you don’t have better for the time being.
Oracle Talisman of Ablution (Exalted)- Trinket
Here we have an awesome trinket. Crit is always good plus a tad of mana regeneration in the proc.
Sons of Hodir-
You can find the Sons of Hodir in Dun Niffelem, which is located in eastern Storm Peaks. Sons of Hodir offer the best shoulder enchants in the game.
Lesser Inscription of the Storm (Honored)- Enchant
This is a must have. Get to this as fast as possible.
Greater Inscription of the Storm (Exalted)- Enchant
This is the best shoulder enchant you can get in the game. Make sure you pick up the lesser version of this enchant while you continue to do daily quests for Sons of Hodir on your way to exalted.
The Kalu’ak base city is located in southern Dragonblight. The top reward the Kalu’ak offer is a fishing pole. Since there isn’t any gear you need higher than honored this is some pretty gear to earn.
Turtle-Minders Robe (Honored)- Chest
This is a great robe. The hit rating on a piece of gear you can get so quickly and easily is perfect for the situation your in.