Legion Raiding: Enchants, Buffs (Food, Flasks, Runes), and Potions

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Although each individual enchant or buff may seem inconsequential, the overall performance increases for proper gearing/buffing/potion usage can be quite high.

For those of you who are still wondering what pieces of gear you need to enchant for Legion raiding (or what buffs/food/flasks/potions/items you need to be prepared with each raid night), here is a short list of items and slots that are of great importance and mandatory for raiding with Coram Populo.

The items listed below are not optional (except for the glove and shoulder enchants). It is expected that each raid team member acquire their own enchants, food, buffs, and potions before each raid night and that each raid member have enough of each to last for an entire progression raid night.

Many guild and raid team members are enchanters, alchemists, and chefs so you should check in guild chat first before attempting to look for these items on the auction house. There are a lot of people in the guild who are willing to help you. Most times, you just need to provide the mats!

Enchants

“Binding of” enchants are more powerful versions of “Word of” enchants in Legion. Please be sure to get the most powerful version of the enchants that are best in slot for your class and spec.

  1. Neck: Random effects, depends on what role you are performing in the raid.
    1. Example: http://www.wowhead.com/spell=228408/mark-of-the-ancient-priestess
  2. Cloak: +200 to a primary stat
    1. Example: http://www.wowhead.com/spell=190879/binding-of-intellect
  3. Ring 1: +200 to a secondary stat
    1. Example: http://www.wowhead.com/spell=190871/binding-of-haste
  4. Ring 2: +200 to a secondary stat
    1. Example: http://www.wowhead.com/spell=190872/binding-of-mastery
  5. Gloves (Utility): Great for increasing the speed of collecting raw materials and archaeology fragments.
    1. Example: http://www.wowhead.com/spell=190991/legion-surveying
  6. Shoulders (Utility): Great for farming materials for professions. Acquired from various quests and factions.
    1. Example: http://www.wowhead.com/spell=190954/boon-of-the-scavenger

Glove and shoulder enchants are not mandatory for raiding. However, they do provide useful benefits throughout the Broken Isles and highly recommended for player utility and farming useful materials.

Buffs

Please note that there are multiple tiers of food buffs and you should be using the food buff that provides the highest increase to your preferred secondary stat as possible. You should also carry enough food, augment runes, and flasks to last throughout the evening. This may include up to 20+ pulls on a progression raid night.

  1. Food: +375 to a secondary stat
    1. Example: http://www.wowhead.com/spell=201507/nightborne-delicacy-platter
  2. Flask: +1300 to a primary stat
    1. Example: http://www.wowhead.com/item=127847/flask-of-the-whispered-pact
  3. Augment Rune: +325 to a primary stat
    1. Example: http://www.wowhead.com/item=140587/defiled-augment-rune

Potions

Everyone should carry enough DPS potions to last for an entire raid night. This includes using a DPS potion BEFORE each boss is pulled (pre-potting) AND during an appropriate situation for a second use of your preferred DPS potion.

In addition, everyone should carry enough health or rejuvenation potions to last for 20+ pulls on a progression raid night. This will be necessary especially when we do not have any warlocks in the raid on a given night.

  1. Health/Rejuvenation Potions
    1. Example: http://www.wowhead.com/item=127834/ancient-healing-potion
    2. Example: http://www.wowhead.com/item=127836/ancient-rejuvenation-potion
  2. DPS Potions
    1. Example: http://www.wowhead.com/item=127843/potion-of-deadly-grace

Guild Enchanters

Tarcanus (the player and character) has high-level enchanting and most of the Legion recipes unlocked.

If you require a specific enchant, please mail Tarcanus the mats along with the name of the enchant that you are looking for/require so that it can be made and sent back to you in a timely manner.

PLEASE NOTE that you must include the name of the enchant that you are looking to acquire in your in-game mail so that Tarcanus can craft the appropriate item.

Please ensure that you have the right materials before sending Tarcanus (or any guild crafter) an enchanting request.

Guild Chefs

Tarcanus (the player and character) has high-level cooking and most of the Legion recipes unlocked.

If you require a specific food, please mail Tarcanus the mats along with the name of the food that you are in search of so that it can be prepared and sent back to you in a timely manner.

PLEASE NOTE that you must include the name of the food that you are looking to acquire in your in-game mail so that Tarcanus can cook the appropriate dish.

Please ensure that you have the right materials before sending Tarcanus (or any guild crafter) a cooking request.

Guild Alchemists

Vyctor (the player and character) has high-level alchemy and most of the Legion recipes unlocked.

If you require a specific flask or potion, please mail Vyctor the mats along with the name of the flask/potion that you need so that it can be made and sent back to you in a timely manner.

PLEASE NOTE that you must include the name of the flask or potion that you are looking to acquire in your in-game mail so that Vyctor can craft the appropriate item.

Please ensure that you have the right materials before sending Vyctor (or any guild crafter) an alchemy request.

Overall Performance Responsibility

Remember, it is up to you to research which food, buffs, and potions are appropriate for your role, spec and class (and to acquire them before raid night begins). Warcraft Logs and other tools we use to determine team performance and improvement do track the use of such items, so we will be able to see who has and has not been following instructions.

Save Some Coin!

We also realize that the prices for some of these items on the auction house are ridiculous at the moment. Therefore, please do not be afraid to ask a guild member to assist you with acquiring these items. As stated before, often times you need only provide them with the raw materials required to make that item!