Much like Forrest Gump, I am not a smart man. Unlike Forrest Gump, I cannot play the Hell out of Ping Pong. I do like playing the Hell out of World of Warcraft though, which means making the most of my character. All roads lead to gearing, plain and simple.
There’s three ways to gear up in MoP – Heroic Dungeon drops, Raid drops, and Valor points (well, four including questing but you can practically fall into that equipment). Each has their own gateway to the goods. Heroics means getting in there, getting your ass kicked, hoping your loot drops, and then hoping you win the random roll for it. Raiding provides better gear, tougher mobs to get through, tougher bosses to drop, hoping your epic loot drops, and THEN praying to the RNG gods that you beat the nine to twenty-four other people who may be rolling on it.
Valor gear has its own grind, mostly involving rep. Blizzard has spread out Valor gear across several Pandaren reputation vendors, and tucked most of them in behind the sexy Revered tag. This makes it potentially more time consuming to get Valor geared up. Oh joy.
So where do you go for what? Well, over at WoW Insider, Daniel Whitcomb posted an excellent article on Rep gear for Death Knights in Mists of Pandaria. Since I’m a huge fan on not reinventing the wheel, I thought it’d be easiest just to use that list to find the appropriate rep gear. By all means, head over to the Lichborne post too for some great background information and just clever writing. I’m sure they would appreciate the page hits too… all both of those hits that would be coming from this site.