do you think i can go from 1-80/85 using this gear with no problems? or would i better be off in full leather gear for the 5% int bonus at level 50?
1: Never wear anything but leather after
level 50. Never ever. It's something you should get use to and rolling on cloth after that is in bad taste to your fellow party members. Can you wear other armor? Sure but again it's rude imo regardless of what other toons are doing. Wear your class armor because it's the right thing to do.
2: All cloaks are cloth.
3: You can purchase heirloom BOAs with Justice Points for -
Or even PvP Heirlooms.
You can purchase a Helm (Guild level 20) and cloak (Guild level 10) from your guild vendor. Pricey but well worth it.
4: You will obtain leather pieces from 5-mans early on. You can use cloth but I would even throw on leather with AGI as long as it's a higher ilevel. You won't have any mana issues whatsoever in BOAs. Not only that but your gear will always be superior to dungeon drops. The added armor and stam make all 5mans stupidly easy for you to heal. You'll spend the majority of your time helping dps that's how simple it is.
This is my 4th resto druid (Next poster) look at her gear and see.
Racials mean very little in reality. Resto druids don't really gain much from increased casting from Berserking for 20% for 10 sec on a 3min cool-down. Most of our healing are instant casts. Now, it can help out later on if you use it with Heart of the Wild to help dps in raids.
IMO Tauren with Warstomp! is more useful leveling up and running 5-mans. This will give you 2 interrupts instead of one.
The only reason I choose Troll over Tauren is because I really hate the big avatar whole raiding. I don't like the look of Taurens while casting either. And of course because trolls are so huggable ;)>.