Sunday, June 21, 2015

The 19 Twink: Then and Now.

I used to enjoy the odd level 19 battleground with my bank alt Rowena when I had the time. Battlegrounds are easier when there are less spells to worry about, and the hunt for gear was so fun! Feeling a little nostalgic, I decided to bring Bryonia the savvy businesswoman to 19 and twink her out in the best of the most current gear and enchants. I decided that I wouldn't do the theorycrafting on my own, so I went to Google, and they sent me here.  Looking at their list, I cried a little inside. This was more about how much gold you had and less about what you could farm or quest for. Gone are the days of the fishing twink with engineering and maxed first aid. Say hello to heirlooms and bind on equip blues, with a couple of dungeon quest and random thrillseeker rewards tossed in. There wasn't even the danger of dinging looming over me with the tip I put in Slahtz' pocket. Here, take a look at Bryonia, missing one item (two if you count the Feet of the Lynx I must have).

Just missing her Gloves (of the fang or Metalworkers)
The biggest challenge I had was finding a transmog for such a low level character that covered all the slots. Experience locked, Bryonia did a few quests in Silverpine to cover her shameful heirlooms with something a little less, dirty. She looks ferocious and stylish. Here, for comparison, is sad little Rowena, in her way back machine twink gear.

The profile of the almost perfect 19 rogue twink, with vanilla and BC influences.
There was a time when many of Rowena's enchants were in red text, not even counting to her total. They worked when they were applied, but there was the nerf bat, then they removed the problem recently when they made enchants level appropriate. Is dodge even a stat anymore? I looted a cloak with dodge, and Rowena has her dodge ring, which I remember spending quite a large chunk of change on. I wonder what it would take to fix Rowena? Here's the link. I'm sure this site isn't the end all of twinking, and I am sure Rowena is still competitive, but let's face it, even her awesome Shadowfang can't compete with a Venerable Dal'Rends Sacred Charge. The difference with wearing what she has and switching to heirlooms would mean a large boost to her secondary stats of critical strike and haste. Here, I will post the extended stat weights for Bryonia first, then Rowena.

Bryonia is FAST! 75% haste?!
Rowena is slooooow. Almost 2% haste :(
The raw stats are comparable. They are both agility based classes, and their agility levels are practically the same. Rowena's attack power is higher, but look at all the fun critical strike chance and haste she is missing out on! Let me see if I can find the armory for a current level 19 rogue twink.

Just the stats, ma'am. You can find Unholytterro on Youtube.

The enchants this guy has are not what I would have thought to use, and means that he has put some thought into this character. His spec is Assassination, which is different from Rowena. That big chunk of critical strike chance looks like fun, doesn't it? I think Rowena may be up for a makeover. Some enchants can be done by Delgada, thanks to heirlooms. The hard ones will be the non heirloom slots, where I may have to make do with lesser enchants. Her look will remain unchanged. I plan on using her current gear to cover those nasty heirlooms.

I get an itch every once in a while to play the PvP side of the game, and this is the only way I want to play it, at low levels so that I have less spells to twiddle with. Did you know there is a tournament coming up for this bracket? I'm not competitive in the slightest, but I plan on watching this! What do you think? To me, this helps refresh my love for World of Warcraft, changing things up, making things new again. Tell me, what do you do when WoW starts to get a little stale? I'd love to hear from you!



3 comments:

NetherLands said...

Not to be rude or anything, but at first glance the site you linked looks outdated.

Since 6.0 most gear gets Scaled up while most enhancements get seriously Scaled down (on a level 10 you are talking +1 Secondary Stat bonusses and such)in Instanced PvP, the 'best' part being that there is little rhyme or reason to what levels this happens (eg one iLevel 10 Green Strength Mail Glove will get Scaled up more than the other).

You'll have to look for third party sites to know what your Gear will actually DO, the character sheet is pretty pointless.

Jeni Morton said...

Not rude in the slightest, I welcome comments, especially helpful ones! Thanks for the heads up. I might have to dig in a little deeper to find the gear I need. Could be fun...

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