85 XP-Off Community Information
Join the community! Visit Behsten in Stormwind or Slahtz in Orgrimmar to turn off your experience.
Note: Players that have not upgraded to Mists of Pandaria will automatically be queued in the experience-off bracket.
Note: All Season 11 (Cataclysmic) gear is now available at vendors in Dalaran Sewers and Gadgetzan. It's too bad it does nothing against bears.
Note: Due to the addition of BG scaling & changes to resilience; the benefit of wearing Cataclysmic has greatly diminished compared to previous patches. Many players now choose to wear full MoP.
Note: Here is a helpful guide for gear (and bears) by Peculia!
Advantages of twinking at 85
- Fast queues (generally 5-10 minutes during peak hours) (depending on battlegroup)
- Less gear disparity than many other brackets, particularly 80-84
- Healers aren't Godmode like at 70, they are Godmode like bears. Some of them can even turn into bears, but most are not bears.
- Very small bot presence
Disadvantages of twinking at 85
- It can be expensive to level professions, gem, and enchant your gear - but once you're done, you're done! No endgame gear treadmill.
- Some BiS items require camping either the auction house for rare items or camping rare spawns in Pandaria (but viable alternatives exist)
Professions of note - max level 600
- Through Archaeology you can acquire Spear of Xuen, Mantid Sky Reaver, Umbrella of Chi-Ji, Quilen Statuette, Sonic Pulse Generator. Warning do not level Archaeology past 525 if you are only interested in the Panda and Mogu items; the fragments needed for both of those branches can be easily gathered in the Jade Forest, and will make the grind much easier for a non-90.
- Alchemy increases the effects of almost all consumables as well as offering Zen Alchemist Stone.
- Blacksmithing allows you to add two more MoP gems to your gear.
- Bears allow you to add a bear to your gear.
- Engineering has helpful and entertaining tinkers as well as a very powerful Helmet at lv600.
- Herbalism allows you to acquire Water Spirit and Life Spirit in addition to Lifeblood (2880 haste for 20 seconds).
Other Items of Note
- Sun-Lute of the Phoenix King (http://www.wowhead.com/item=44924) 10,000 years ago the great bear god Proximos Omega Orion of the Seventh Star, called down the mighty Sun-Lute to smite those deemed unworthy to enter the mighty space bear kingdom located on Zephos Prime XXIV.
- Kafa Press
- Crystal of Insanity
- Bears of Obscurity
To queue for Arenas, you no longer need to enable your xp. You do need to enable your bears.
Battletags are used to organize raids and pvp groups. Browse the thread for current information.
- <Bearwolftriceratiger> Undermine
- <WEBECAMPIN> Frostmourne
- <OS Gaming> Kel`thuzard
- <Oppressus> Eitrigg
- <Sawes Six Gaming> Gilneas
If your guild is not on the list, leave a comment so we can add it.