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I reached lvl 90 (max) and want to try raids. But all of them require gear at least lvl 460. This is quite frustrating, since when I do quests (in Pandaria), dungeons (random Mists of Pandaria (heroic)) and scenarios (random Mists of Pandaria) I get 429/442 lvl gear.
I don't want spend days earning money to buy this at auction (and I simply refuse to believe that this is how the game works. Is it?) and I don't have a team to do heroic scenarios.

So how do I get 460 lvl stuff with lvl 90 character?

  • Are you playing on live servers? If so, I don't think you'll find many people playing Mists end-game, as Warlords of Draenor has been released. – two bugs May 27 '15 at 14:13
  • @originaluser, how is number of people related here? – klm123 May 27 '15 at 14:19
  • If you're looking for people who only play Mists end-game content, I don't know if there are hard numbers for that. Generally, when a new expansion comes out the player-base migrates to it. I have a good suggestion for earning Mists gear though which I'll add as an answer in a moment – two bugs May 27 '15 at 14:26
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This answer will refer specifically to Mists of Pandaria end game (level 90 content). As of writing, World of Warcraft has been updated to 6.0 and a new expansion has been released - Warlords of Draenor, which provides a slew of opportunities to earn more powerful gear at level 100.

Probably the fastest way to earn Mists of Pandaria end-game gear is to make a trip to the Timeless Isle. Timeless Isle is an island with a lot of treasures on it. These treasures, when looted, will give you some currency that can be used on the island as well as a chance for item level 496 loot tokens. Making a quick circuit around Timeless Isle is a fast and efficient way to obtain entry level gear.

There are several guides for doing this. Here is one of the more popular ones: Timeless Isle Hidden Chest Guide! enter image description here

Basically, the idea is to loot all the chests. The map shows the location, and divides them into groups (higher number chests have a better chance to contain tokens). I really recommend checking the linked content, as it has a lot of information that is difficult to summarize.

Hitting all of the chests is likely to earn you numerous item level 496 pieces, as well as enough coins to buy another token or two and a guaranteed item level 535 upgrade token from the blazing chest (marked 7 on the map). This should greatly boost your item level. Also note that the Amphitheater of Anguish scenario rewards an item level 450 weapon.

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  • Thanks! Actually I was not quite right about heroic dungeons, I managed to get there 463 lvl gear, just was unlucky first time. – klm123 May 27 '15 at 18:08
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    I don't think you can refer to timeless isle loot which is the same ilvl as the entry tier raid as "end-game gear", more like starter gear for 90s as it is almost a 100 ilvls behind the actual end-game gear that is currently available not to mention it will with a high probability be with really bad stats. Other than that nice answer +1. – Slyre Jun 3 '15 at 6:02
  • That is correct, @Slyre, and I noted it in my comment on the question but not in the answer itself. I'll edit things to make it more clear. Thanks for pointing that out. – two bugs Jun 3 '15 at 12:18

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