Top Crafted Gear – No Longer Out of Your Price Range

After my last post on Emblem of Conquest gear, commenter Illianeth reminded me of another source of gear upgrades.  Those high-end leatherworking recipes that drop in Ulduar have been out of the average player’s reach for a while.  They each require 6 Runed Orbs to craft.  At typical auction house prices, that would run you 8000-10000 gold.

Well, Runed Orbs can be purchased with Emblems of Conquest!  It costs 18 Emblems for one Runed Orb.  That means that after the patch, anyone that can run heroics can conceivably get the Footpads of Silence and Death-Warmed Belt.  The Footpads are best in slot, and the belt is pretty close (although not as good as the one you can buy directly with Emblems).

Since each recipe requires 6 Runed Orbs, it would take 108 Emblems for each of those items.  That makes them by far the most expensive EoC-related gear, and certainly not worth that much.  Instead, you’ll probably do better buying the Runed Orbs from the auction house after the price plummets due to their new availability.


3 Responses to “Top Crafted Gear – No Longer Out of Your Price Range”

  1. 1 Illianeth
    July 30, 2009 at 10:49 am

    On my server, orbs go from 950-1200, depending on the day of the week. I’m really hoping that drops to the 200-400 gold range, so the boots wouldn’t cost more than 1500-3000. Having not raided tier 8 on my rogue, all of these are tremendous upgrades over my tier 7.

  2. July 30, 2009 at 10:59 am

    On my server they have been at least 1500g. They are coming down in price now in anticipation of the patch.

  3. 3 Slink
    July 31, 2009 at 2:33 am

    I’d go so far as to say that the Death Warmed Belt is actually quite a bit better than the Emblem bought one (who’s name escapes me), at least for someone like me who has hit the Expertise cap.

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