If like me, you are main changing to a DK then now is the best time to get prepared. This thread will contain a number of things you can collect ahead of WOTLK release for your DK.
I have put together information from elsewhere to make this list (deathknight.info and some blogs I can't remember).
(please note there is a mailbox in the DK start zone, it's on the farm just below the Necropolis)
Any suggestions/improvements etc I will be happy to hear them.
Every DK starts with 4 x 12 slot bags, here is what I recommend you get instead:
4 x Imbued Netherweave Bag
7 x Netherweave Bag
Money to buy bank slots:
10s + 1g + 10g + 25g + 25g + 25g + 25g = 111g 10s
Cloth Hand in Quests:
For the cloth hand in quests for each major city, I am personally skipping Thunderbluff so I will be collecting 240 of each instead of 300.
300 Wool Cloth
300 Silk Cloth
300 Mageweave Cloth
LHC Hand In Quests
You start very near to Light's Hope Chapel so I recommend getting some of the materials for the hand in quests there. Please note if you are going straight to Outlands after you leave the start zone at level 58 then you can probably ignore these.
You need Honoured reputation with the Argent Dawn to hand these in so you will only get this by doing the cauldron quests.
30 Bone Fragments
30 Crypt Fiend Parts
30 Core Of Elements
30 Dark Iron Scraps
30 Savage Fronds
This is for the quest That's Asking A Lot That's Asking A Lot - Quest - World of Warcraft
2 Thorium Bars
1 Golden Rod
8 Hi-Explosive Bombs
8 Unstable Triggers
Badlands Hand In Quests
On the way to the portal to Outlands why not complete the hand in quests?
5 Snickerfang Jowl (Hyenas)
6 Blasted Boar Lung (Boars)
6 Scorpok Pincer (Scorpions)
11 Basilisk Brain (Basilisks)
14 Vulture Gizzard (Vultures)
1 Imperfect Draenethyst Fragment
1 Flawless Draenethyst Sphere
Zangarmarsh Hand in Quests
5 Sanguine Hibiscus
10 Fertile Spores
6 Bog Lord Tendril
10 Unidentified Plant Parts (ignore if you are getting them for Cenarion rep below anyway)
First Aid Levelling
30 Runecloth (Runecloth Bandage 275 - 290)
160 Runecloth (Heavy Runecloth Bandage 290 - 330)
50 Netherweave Cloth (Netherweave Bandage 330 - 360)
50 Netherweave Cloth (Heavy Netherweave Bandage 360 - 375)
1 300 - Master First Aid - Doctor in the House
1 330 - Manual: Netherweave Bandage
1 360 - Manual: Heavy Netherweave Bandage
Cenarion Circle Rep
I am going blacksmithing so I need some rep with the Cenarion Circle for the adamantite patterns, these along with the quests in Zangarmarsh should get me to revered.
360 x Unidentified Plant Parts
In order to get shoulder enchants you need to be honoured with Aldor or Scryer, to facilitate this you should get the following:
220 Mark of Kil'jaeden
220 Firewing Signet
You will then need 2 x Arcane Tome (scryer) or 2 x Fel Armament (Aldor) for each shoulder enchant you want to acquire, I suggest stacking 6-8 of these so you can put new ones on shoulders you get on the way to 80.
I am levelling as Unholy so these seem like the best Glyphs to get:
1 Glyph of Ghoul (Major)
1 Glyph of Deathstrike (Major)
1 Glyph of Pestilence (Minor)
1 Glyph of Horn of Winter (Minor)
I am welcome to recommendations for Glyphs for other specs
Gear - the most important thing!
Items marked with ** are from rarespawns and shouldn't be focused on too much.
Items marked with $$ are crafted.
items marked with !! are for the super rich.
There are some very nice BOE's you can buy/steal to help you on your way to 80, here is a selection:
62 - Pendant of Cunning (Pendant of Cunning - Item - World of Warcraft)
67 - Necklace of Trophies (Necklace of Trophies - Item - World of Warcraft)
70 - !!Ripfiend Shoulderplates (Ripfiend Shoulderplates - Item - World of Warcraft)
62 - Shroud of Frenzy (Shroud of Frenzy - Item - World of Warcraft)
66 - Cloak of the Craft (Cloak of the Craft - Item - World of Warcraft)
70 - !!Cloak of Darkness (Cloak of Darkness - Item - World of Warcraft)
60 - **Demon-Forged Chestguard 'of the Beast' (Demon-Forged Chestguard - Item - World of Warcraft)
67 - $$Adamantite Breastplate (Adamantite Breastplate - Item - World of Warcraft)
70 - !!Chestguard of Exile (Chestguard of Exile - Item - World of Warcraft)
66 - Adamantite Plate Bracers (Adamantite Plate Bracers - Item - World of Warcraft)
70 - !!Swiftsteel Bracers (Swiftsteel Bracers - Item - World of Warcraft)
64 - Gauntlets of the Skullsplitter (Gauntlets of the Skullsplitter - Item - World of Warcraft)
70 - !!Gloves of Immortal Dusk (Gloves of Immortal Dusk - Item - World of Warcraft) or !!Hard Khorium Battlefists (Hard Khorium Battlefists - Item - World of Warcraft)
63 - Girdle of Siege (Girdle of Siege - Item - World of Warcraft)
70 - !!Red Belt of Battle (Red Belt of Battle - Item - World of Warcraft)
61 - **Nagascale Legplates 'of the Beast' (Nagascale Legplates - Item - World of Warcraft)
70 - Legguards of the Shattered Hand (Legguards of the Shattered Hand - Item - World of Warcraft)
60 - Boots of the Decimator (Boots of the Decimator - Item - World of Warcraft)
68 - **Abyssal Plate Sabatons 'of the Beast' (Abyssal Plate Sabatons - Item - World of Warcraft)
61 - $$Fel Iron Blood Ring (Fel Iron Blood Ring - Item - World of Warcraft)
66 - **Arcane Loop 'of the Soldier' (Arcane Loop - Item - World of Warcraft)
70 - !!Hard Khorium Band (Hard Khorium Band - Item - World of Warcraft)
70 - !!Ring of Reciprocity (Ring of Reciprocity - Item - World of Warcraft)
60 - Blade of Misfortune (Blade of Misfortune - Item - World of Warcraft)
Enchants to put on BOE items/scrolls for later:
Enchant Cloak - Greater Agility (Enchant Cloak - Greater Agility - Spell - World of Warcraft)
Enchant Chest - Exceptional Stats (Enchant Chest - Exceptional Stats - Spell - World of Warcraft)
Enchant Bracer - Brawn (Enchant Bracer - Brawn - Spell - World of Warcraft)
Enchant Gloves - Major Strength (Enchant Gloves - Major Strength - Spell - World of Warcraft)
Enchant Boots - Surefooted (Enchant Boots - Surefooted - Spell - World of Warcraft)
Cobrahide Leg Armor Cobrahide Leg Armor - Item - World of Warcraft
Glove Reinforcements Glove Reinforcements - Item - World of Warcraft
Heavy Knothide Armor Kit Heavy Knothide Armor Kit - Item - World of Warcraft
Roasted Clefthoof (Roasted Clefthoof - Item - World of Warcraft)
Adamantite Sharpening Stone (Adamantite Sharpening Stone - Item - World of Warcraft) - I heard these were being removed in WOTLK but I hope not...
Elixir of Major Agility (Elixir of Major Agility - Item - World of Warcraft)
Elixir of Major Strength (Elixir of Major Strength - Item - World of Warcraft)
Elixir of Major Fortitude (Elixir of Major Fortitude - Item - World of Warcraft)
Elixir of Major Defense (Elixir of Major Defense - Item - World of Warcraft)
Flask of Relentless Assault (Flask of Relentless Assault - Item - World of Warcraft)