Hellfire Citadel BiS Gear

I’ve been asked by several people to develop a BiS list. I will divide it into a Serenity list and Chi Explosion list as the gearing is different. I’ll also include the bosses and the next best item(s). Trinkets will be discussed in a separate post.

NOTE: The Tier items listed as #1 are BiS regardless of item level over any other item available. Ex. Normal Mask of the Hurricane’s Eye is better than Mythic Hood of Unknowable Secrets provided it completes your 4 set.


Serenity Icon Serenity

Agility > Multistrike > Versatility > Critical Strike > Haste >>>> Mastery

Head:

  1. Mask of the Hurricane’s Eye – Kormrok
  2. Hood of Unknowable Secrets – Xhul’horac
  3. Gurtogg’s Discarded Hood – Hellfire High Council

Neck:

  1.  Choker of the Great Betrayer – Archimonde
  2.  Faulty Detonator Cord – Hellfire Assault
  3.  Chain of Lidless Eyes – Fel Lord Zakuun

Shoulders:

  1.  Mantle of the Hurricane’s Eye – Xhul’horac
  2.  Blood-Tanned Pauldrons – Hellfire High Council
  3.  Rangefinder’s Spaulders – Hellfire Assault

Back:

  1.  Cloak of Desperate Temerity – Shadow-Lord Iskar
  2.  Windswept Wanderer’s Drape – Hellfire High Council
  3.  Forward Observer’s Camouflage Cloak – Hellfire Assault

Chest:

  1.  Tunic of the Soulbinder – Socrethar the Eternal
  2.  Chestguard of Gnawing Desire – Gorefiend
  3.  Robe of the Hurricane’s Eye – Mannoroth

Wrist:

  1.  Bloodcult Bracers – Kilrogg Deadeye
  2.  Manacles of the Multitudes – Fel Lord Zakuun
  3.  Terrorweave Wristwraps – Supreme Lord Kazzak

Hands:

  1.  Fistwraps of the Hurricane’s Eye – Socrethar the Eternal
  2.  Insulated Wirer’s Gloves – Iron Reaver
  3.  Felfinger Runegloves – Archimonde

Waist:

  1.  Waistwrap of Banishment – Archimonde
  2.  Flayed Demonskin Belt – World Drop
  3.  Belt of Misconcieved Loyalty – Shadow-Lord Iskar

Legs:

  1.  Legwraps of the Hurricane’s Eye – Gorefiend
  2.  Empowered Demonskin Kilt – Mannoroth
  3.  Leggings of Eternal Terror – Fel Lord Zakuun

Feet:

  1.  Jungle Assassin’s Footbads – World Drop
  2.  Spiked Irontoe Slippers – Iron Reaver
  3.  Oppressor’s Merciless Treads – Tyrant Velhari

Rings:

  1.  Maalus, the Blood Drinker – Legendary Quest
  2.  Portal Key Signet – Xhul’horac
  3.  Serrated Demontooth Ring – Gorefiend

Dual Wielding:

  1.  Hammer of Wicked Infusion – Xhul’horac
  2.  Demonblade Eviscerator – Fel Lord Zakuun
  3.  Voracious Souleater – Gorefiend

2-Handers:

  1.  Xu’tenash, Glaive of Ruin – Mannoroth
  2.  Bite of the Bleeding Hollow – Kilrogg Deadeye
  3.  Rune Infused Spear – Kormrok

Chi Explosion Icon Chi Explosion

Agility > Haste > Multistrike > Versatility > Critical Strike >>>>> Mastery

Head:

  1. Mask of the Hurricane’s Eye – Kormrok
  2. Helm of Imagined Horrors – Shadow-Lord Iskar
  3. Hood of Unknowable Secrets – Xhul’horac

Neck:

  1. Choker of the Great Betrayer – Archimonde
  2. Chain of Lidless Eyes – Fel Lord Zakuun
  3. Faulty Detonator Cord – Hellfire Assault

Shoulders:

  1.  Mantle of the Hurricane’s Eye – Xhul’horac
  2.  Blood-Tanned Pauldrons – Hellfire High Council
  3.  Rangefinder’s Spaulders – Hellfire Assault

Back:

  1. Forward Observer’s Camouflage Cloak – Hellfire Assault
  2. Cloak of Desperate Temerity – Shadow-Lord Iskar
  3. Cloak of Tangible Dread – Mannoroth

Chest:

  1. Chestguard of Gnawing Desire – Gorefiend
  2. Tunic of the Soulbinder – Socrethar the Eternal
  3. Robe of the Hurricane’s Eye – Mannoroth

Wrist:

  1.  Bloodcult Bracers – Kilrogg Deadeye
  2.  Manacles of the Multitudes – Fel Lord Zakuun
  3.  Terrorweave Wristwraps – Supreme Lord Kazzak

Hands:

  1.  Fistwraps of the Hurricane’s Eye – Socrethar the Eternal
  2.  Felfinger Runegloves – Archimonde
  3.  Insulated Wirer’s Gloves – Iron Reaver

Waist:

  1.  Waistwrap of Banishment – Archimonde
  2.  Flayed Demonskin Belt – World Drop
  3.  Belt of Misconcieved Loyalty – Shadow-Lord Iskar

Legs:

  1.  Legwraps of the Hurricane’s Eye – Gorefiend
  2.  Leggings of Eternal Terror – Fel Lord Zakuun
  3.  Empowered Demonskin Kilt – Mannoroth

Feet:

  1.  Jungle Assassin’s Footbads – World Drop
  2.  Oppressor’s Merciless Treads – Tyrant Velhari
  3.  Spiked Irontoe Slippers – Iron Reaver

Rings:

  1.  Maalus, the Blood Drinker – Legendary Quest
  2.  Serrated Demontooth Ring – Gorefiend
  3.  Portal Key Signet – Xhul’horac

Dual Wielding:

  1. Demonblade Eviscerator – Fel Lord Zakuun
  2. Hammer of Wicked Infusion – Xhul’horac
  3. Voracious Souleater – Gorefiend

2-Handers:

  1.  Xu’tenash, Glaive of Ruin – Mannoroth
  2.  Bite of the Bleeding Hollow – Kilrogg Deadeye
  3.  Rune Infused Spear – Kormrok
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Posted on August 11, 2015, in Warlords and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. So, the reason “Cloak of Desperate Temerity” is better than “Windswept Wanderer’s Drape” is just the mastery the later has? Or is it also/only because the ilvl of the first is bigger to compensate the less multi on it? (When running Serenity build)

    And as for “Forward Observer’s Camouflage Cloak” and “Cloak of Tangible Dread”, is it better to use the first just because the other one has mastery on it? (For ChiEx build)

    I’m trying to understand more things, since I don’t read so often about the class.

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    • These were all determined using the stat weights I got from simming my character. I will look at them again this weekend if I have time to see if any changes need to be made.
      However, yes. Mastery is generally poor enough to merit avoiding at nearly all costs.

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  2. I have a question. Is “Waistwrap of Banishment” really better than “Flayed Demonskin Belt”? I know it has more agi and higher ilvl in general. But the mastery stats makes it look bad compared to flayed?

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  3. So, question:
    Looking at the fact that DW stats don’t really add up to 2H stats in this expac, what’s technically better to be trying for? I mean, the 1H weapons from Zakuun DO have perfect stats, but there’s still always a loss of mainstat and potential offstat in comparison to any same-ilvl 2h weapon.

    It seems like 2H monk is definitely the way to go atm – or am I wrong?

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    • You’re wrong. Due to how the game adjusts attack speed and damage for 2H vs DW, DW is very marginally better at the same stats and ilvl. Because of how close they are, and how strong weapon dps is for WW, the higher ilvl wins out in just about every circumstance

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      • So, it shouldn’t really matter if I go with my BiS 2H from Mannoroth or the BiS 1Hs from Zakuun – you’re actually telling me I’ll potentially even do slightly better, right?

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      • They are very very close, you’re unlikely to notice a difference. If you can get the 1Hs from Zakuun/Xhul they have better stats since the Mannoroth staff has Mastery

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  4. Just curious if this is still current with item level upgrades. For example, if I have a MWF Oppressors feet and a M Jungle Ass, is the ten ilvl upgrade worth it (MS still not capped)for using the first for serenity?

    Another example would be using leggings of eternal terror H WF over H Tier and substituting H Tier in place of M Tunic of soulbinder.

    Basically, without breaking 4 piece, is there a set ilvl upgrade that pulls away from using say non tier legs in place of non tier chest for offpiece. .

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    • Assuming everything is upgraded to the same level it really doesn’t change because everything gains approximately the same power relative to other items in that socket.

      Tier legs and M Socrethar chest are BiS, No reason to go from H/M to H/HWF, thats a loss of ilvl and less optimal stats.

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  5. Hi, a quick question. Recently I got kilrogg’s weapon from mythic and I was deciding wether to just use it for my tank os or not, so I simmed my character and realized that enchanting it with thunderlord was literally just a 20 dps loss compared to frostwolf, is the difference supposed to be that low? Idk if I am doing something wrong in simulationcraft D:

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