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My Death Knight plays dual-wield Frost. It’s the best spec by far despite what other blogs will tell you. Actually, I play a DW Frost DK because it’s fun. I know, I know… crazy, right?

As a level 85 looking to level quickly and get into heroics, your best bet is to farm the auction house for either the Porter’s Tooth-Marked Mace or the Horrifying Meatsaw. These will set you back 2K-3K gold, but you’ll use one or both of them from level 85 to at least 89 if not 90. If you can hold out until 89, you can obtain a couple of decent options from quests.

When you hit level 90, you’ll want to pick up either the Amber Espada of Klaxxi’vess from The Klaxxi at Exalted, or buy/craft the Masterwork  Phantasmal Hammer. Both weapons have almost an identical DPS score, so pick whichever one suits your play style.

For best-in-slot, look no further than the Inelava, Spirit of Inebriation. This iLevel 476 axe drops in regular Stromstout Brewery. It has a very low drop rate, but well worth your troubles as you prepare for end game.

ITEM LVL SOURCE SCORE
Inelava, Spirit of Inebriation 90 Stormstout Brewery Yan-Zhu the Uncasked 22,320
Krol Scimitar 90 World Drop BoE 21,029
Ook’s Hozen Slicer 90 Stormstout Brewery (Heroic) Ook-Ook 19,721
Dubious Handaxe 90 Temple of the Jade Serpent (Heroic) Sha of Doubt 19,683
Amber Espada of Klaxxi’vess 90 The Klaxxi Exalted 19,634
Masterwork Phantasmal Hammer 90 Crafted Blacksmithing 19,632
Siege-Captain’s Scimitar 90 Siege of Niuzao Temple (Heroic) Commander Vo’jak 18,573
Gao’s Keg Tapper 90 Stormstout Brewery (Heroic) Yan-Zhu the Uncasked 18,572
Crescent of Ichor 90 Shado-pan Monastery (Heroic) Sha of Violence 18,541
Masterwork Ghost-Forged Blade 90 Crafted Blacksmithing 18,419
Amber Sledge of Klaxxi’vess 90 The Klaxxi Revered 18,394
Masterwork Forgewire Axe 90 Crafted Blacksmithing 18,241
Axe of the Rikkitun 89 The Horror Comes A-Rising (Quest) Dread Wastes 15,594
Bloodseeker’s Mace 89 The Scent of Blood (Quest) Dread Wastes 15,594
Porter’s Tooth-Marked Mace 84 World Drop BoE 15,183
Horrifying Meatsaw 83 World Drop BoE 14,720

It’s never too soon or too late to gear up for end-game in the World of Warcraft. In my first in a series of many posts, I will provide a list of upgrades by class, spec, and slot. I will also include some commentary to better explain how to itemize your gear as you level up through the Mists of Pandaria.
First up are helms for the Retribution Paladin. If you were a raider in Cataclysm, the Helmet of Radiant Glory will carry you all the way to level 90. The Visage of Petrification is another holdover from level 85 that you can use until you venture into MoP heroics. The BoE Davidian’s All-Seeing Eyes is available at level 82 and is a must pick up if you can afford it. The item was named after a WoW player that played the game completely blind. You can read the inspirational story on WoW Insider. Endwyn’s Toothy Visage is another BoE that you can keep an eye out for on the AH.
ITEM LVL SOURCE SCORE
Yi’s Least Favorite Helmet 90 Shado-Pan Revered 11,407
Sightfinder Helm 90 Siege of Niuzao Temple (Heroic) Commander Vo’jak 9,984
Meteoric Greathelm 90 Mogu’shan Palace (Heroic) Kuai the Brute 9,690
Meteoric Greathelm 88 Mogu’shan Palace Kuai the Brute 8,668
Contender’s Revenant Helm 90 Blacksmithing 8,313
Helm of Rising Flame 90 Scarlet Monastery (Heroic) Brother Korloff 8,300
Masterwork Spiritguard Helm 90 Blacksmithing 7,405
Palewind Helm 88 The Sha of Hatred (Quest) 7,386
Davidian’s All-Seeing Eyes 82 World Drop BoE 7,352
Coldbite Helm 89 Reunited (Quest) 7,209
Endwyn’s Toothy Visage 83 World Drop BoE 7,158
Sunset Armored Helm 89 Kor’thik Aggression (Quest) 7,091