I decided to create this topic so fellow Captains have a single place to research when looking for level 85 Jewellery and Armour after U10.
Once finished, Captains will find the stats and drop location of desired items to use at current level cap. This includes but is not limited to U10, U9 and U8 items.
Here we will consolidate gear information for all slots and most possible builds. The idea is to list at least 3 choices of gear for each slot and build, complete with stats info and where to obtain the item. If a level 75 item is still OK on a given slot, it will be listed as well. We will avoid double post info on items, so items already listed in DPS build will not appear on tank or heal lists and vice-versa.
edit: please add info on drop tables of In Their Absence, Fornost, Halls of Night.
I'm using arial size 2 font , and linking sources to info when available. Items without images or drop confirmation will be listed in bold.
I will edit the reserved posts as information surfaces. My proposed builds are:
A DPS build for solo/off-DPS duty focused on Physical Mastery and Critical rating.
A healing build focused on Criticals and Tactical Mastery.
A build for tank duty focusing on Mitigations and B/P/E. Edit: critical defense is necessary to avoid one-shots in selected instances.
Later we can try to select among the suggestions a "balanced build" with items that are truly usable on most situations, this "best of the best" gear will be listed on this first post.
Hoary Platinum Band +150 Might +38 Vitality +1940 Critical Defence
Drops from: Library at Tham Mirdain
I realize it seems an odd choice for the very first item in our best of the best list but this ring works really well. If you ever made parses from Smaug or BfE you certainly noticed tact criticals are the main source of incoming damage in those so called hard instances. Having 150 Might means that DPS build works fine, Tactical Masteriy for healers and Block, Phys Mitigation coupled with Critical Defense for Tanks. At least one of these can be included in most situations without making many compromises.
Shiny Wyrmfire Necklace of Defence +122 Might +81 Vitality +827 Tactical Mitigation +1030 Critical Defence On every Harmful skill If in combat, 15% chance to Apply to the target(s): 245 - 350 Damage
rare Recipe drop from erebor 6-12 man instances
All the arguments made in favor of the ring are present in this necklace: you get an impressive amount of Might coupled with even more hardyness. If you don't need critical here, and if following this guide you won't need, this Necklace is a keeper. The only reason why it is not listed before the ring is because the bracelet recipe is very rare and the non-critical version is not that useful.