When folks ask us on the podcast where they should spend those first valor points we usually tell them to buy whatever represents the current biggest upgrade. In my case it’s the Bracers of Forked Lightning. I’m not buying them first though.
I’m saving up for the Flamewaker’s Tunic, and my next purchase will be the Flamewaker’s Gloves. The tier bonuses are really good, and the sooner I can get to them the better. The chest is the more expensive than the gloves, and will take longer to get, but the gloves have a chance to drop from the new BH boss, which I’m doing every week, so it makes sense to grind badges towards the chest, and hope to get lucky with a drop in the meantime.
Furthermore the valor bracers are BoE which means if I scrape up the gold I can buy them on the AH or from a guildie. Also, there are the Hide-Bound Chains that drop from Firelands trash. We’re doing Firelands every week so there’s a good chance I’ll see these drop. I’ve already been lucky with the Lava Bolt Crossbow (love the gun sound on it btw).
If all else fails, I’ve got another level 85 toon that I’m not raiding on that I could run through some randoms and then use that toon’s valor to get the bracers. Right now that requires more game time that I have. I barely have enough time to get Darkbrew valor capped as it is.
So that’s my thinking right now. I’m going for two pieces of tier first, and then I’ll start filling in the gaps. How about you guys? What’s your priority for spending valor this tier?