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Tier 3 Armor Guide

Each class has a Tier 3 armor set available from Naxxramas. They are token base like we saw in ZG and AQ. Trade good materials are needed to turn in Tier 3 armor tokens. A lot of materials for your whole Tier 3 armor set. The total value of which is high: 1,000-3,000 gold, depending on your class and server’s economy. This Tier 3 armor guide will help you identify the materials you need to gather. And the options available for getting everything, whether rich or paying for raids week by week.

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Druid | Hunter | Mage | Paladin | Priest | Rogue | Shaman | Warlock | Warrior

Do You Need Every Piece? | Cost of Materials

Tier 3 pieces require various “wartorn” items, which drop from the trash in Naxxramas. Expect your guild to collect and distribute these.

Also check out Frost Resistance Gear for Naxxramas, Consumables for Naxxramas, and Naxxramas Loot Guide.

Druid Tier 3 Armor Materials

Dreamwalker Raiment

Dreamwalker Raiment | Source: Wowhead

Total Materials To Gather for Druid Tier 3 Armor:

Hunter Tier 3 Armor Materials

Cryptstalker Armor

Cryptstalker Armor | Source: Wowhead

Total Materials To Gather for Hunter Tier 3 Armor:

Mage Tier 3 Armor Materials

Frostfire Regalia

Frostfire Regalia | Source: Wowhead

Total Materials To Gather for Mage Tier 3 Armor:

Paladin Tier 3 Armor Materials

Redemption Armor

Redemption Armor | Source: Wowhead

Total Materials To Gather for Paladin Tier 3 Armor:

Priest Tier 3 Armor Materials

Vestments of Faith

Vestments of Faith | Source: Wowhead

Total Materials To Gather for Priest Tier 3 Armor:

Rogue Tier 3 Armor Materials

Bonescythe Armor

Bonescythe Armor | Source: Wowhead

Total Materials To Gather for Rogue Tier 3 Armor:

Shaman Tier 3 Armor Materials

The Earthshatterer

The Earthshatterer | Source: Wowhead

Total Materials To Gather for Shaman Tier 3 Armor:

Warlock Tier 3 Armor Materials

Plagueheart Raiment

Plagueheart Raiment | Source: Wowhead

Total Materials To Gather for Warlock Tier 3 Armor:

Warrior Tier 3 Armor Materials

Dreadnaught’s Battlegear

Dreadnaught’s Battlegear | Source: Wowhead

Total Materials To Gather for Warrior Tier 3 Armor:

Do You Need Every Piece?

Before you dive into getting the list of materials from this Tier 3 armor guide take a look at the pieces, their stats, and the set bonus. Yes, overall Tier 3 armor is great. In vanilla, it lasted through much of the TBC leveling process. But it isn’t all great for all classes and specs.

The set bonus goes up to 8-piece. But there is a 9th set piece available to all classes. Kel’Thuzad drops class rings which are part of your Tier 3 armor and count toward the set bonuses. You may find you want that over a piece requiring materials. Adjust your mat shopping list accordingly.

We don’t know how much time we’ll have in Naxx. In vanilla TBC released 6 months later. There may not be enough time for everyone to get their full set. Waiting to buy materials at the last minute is going to cost you a lot more stress and gold. The gold you’ll want to save up for flying mounts in TBC later. That said, the value of these materials will likely start to drop as TBC approaches. You may be left holding materials not worth much. Personally, I’d rather get what I might need now. Then take the time we have to get the goal I want for TBC. It may end up being a bit more work in the end. But I won’t be worrying about materials while running Naxx. And I’ll have no hesitation hitting the need button when a Tier 3 token drops.

Cost of Materials

For many players the total cost of Tier 3 turn in materials is high. Especially for mail and plate wearers. That’s why it is important to start early. Right now, if you can. As a rule, prices go up over time. And once the rush to prep for Naxx begins you’ll likely see even faster price hikes. That said no one can 100% predict the future of the market.

Naxx Armor Cost Estimator – Copy this Google Sheets to your own Google account. Then enter material prices from your server’s auction house. It’ll give you an estimate of total material costs for all classes.

Professions – All Tier 3 armor materials come from professions. Leverage the ones you have. Made trade deals with your guildmates for the others you don’t. If you have more time than gold then think about leveling up an alt to run more profession cooldowns. A level 35 can create Arcanite Bars, Cured Rugged Hide, and Mooncloth. But you will need a bit of gold to buy the mats to skill them up.

When In Doubt, Run Scholomance – If every other form of gold farming fails for you then run Scholomance as much as possible. It is the most profitable 5-man dungeon for a group to run. Plus you get Argent Dawn rep (lowering the cost of Naxx attunement). Run with guildmates and put Dark Runes on round-robin (all need first drop, winners, pass on future drops until everyone has one, then repeat).

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