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Not a Hunter Trinket

Dear inexperienced hunter,

I understand that you find it difficult to replace trinkets while leveling in Cataclysm. I had the same problem as well when I started the expansion. After all, it’s hard to let go of some of those nice trinkets you got from Icecrown Citadel.

When you started entering Cataclysm dungeons, you may have picked up [Grace of the Herald] from Blackrock Caverns. While it’s a good starter for hunters, don’t think the heroic equivalent is that good. You’ll eventually run into other items such as [Key to the Endless Chamber], [Schnott’z Medallion of Command], and [Blood-Soaked Ale Mug]. None of this, however, is as good as [Tia’s Grace]. Even its name sounds deadly!

You’re lucky if you can find [Heart of the Vile] early on, but if you’re not, don’t settle for a cop out like [Left Eye of Rajh]. Using that and [Heart of Solace] will just make you a laughing stock. Do yourself a favor and get [Skardyn’s Grace] instead. Now you’re all set and can start doing heroics to get the heroic version of those two trinkets.

Once you start accumulating valor points, do yourself a favor and buy [Fluid Death]. No, you may not have [Unheeded Warning] from the guild bank! If you’re that desperate, stop complaining about cost and spend that time collecting money for [Darkmoon Card: Hurricane]. Don’t even think about wasting commendations on [Unsolvable Riddle]. Your thinking of doing that is a riddle itself. Only once you get [Essence of the Cyclone], will you be all set.

And for the love of Elune, why are you wearing an [Elementium Moebius Band]?


4 responses

  1. Fluffy

    Huh? Why knock Grace of the Herald, and then mention Schnottz’s Medallion (basically, Unheeded Warning-lite?) And Unsolvable Riddle is a perfectly viable placeholder if you can’t get Heroic Tia’s Grace.

    21 April 2011 at 12:08

    • Grace of the Herald is usually the first good trinket hunters see in Cataclysm, and it’s one that can help you get to the 329 item level needed for heroics faster. The non-heroic version is actually pretty good for its level. The heroic version, however, is substantially lacking compared to its direct successor Essence of the Cyclone.

      Schnottz’s Medallion of Command, while being a predecessor to Unheeded Warning, is easy to get because it’s a quest reward. The unfavorable secondary features is more tolerable than if you were using it to start raiding. It’s more of a stepping stone to get into the level 85 normal dungeons and will easily get replaced by Tia’s Grace or Skardyn’s Grace.

      21 April 2011 at 21:47

  2. Cayro

    nice article and thank you. The ones you are saying that will make one a laughing stock (for a cop out like [Left Eye of Rajh]. Using that and [Heart of Solace] will just make you a laughing stock) are linked to the Heart of the Vile. : )

    21 April 2011 at 13:57

    • Thanks for noticing that! I have fixed the link for Left Eye of Rajh to properly direct to the item.

      21 April 2011 at 21:48

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