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ClassicWoW Fire Resistance Gear Guide
by pan0phobik • 30th August 2019


This is a Fire Resistance Gear Guide for World of Warcraft Classic players. I have done my best to compile and package information from various guides into an easy-to-read, singular one-stop-shop guide for any of your Classic Fire Resistance needs. My goal is for you to not have to need much information outside of what's in this guide to find what you need for FR in Classic. I consider this a work in progress with a lot of details to keep track of so please don't hesitate to let me know if I've gotten anything wrong and in regards to the guide in general, I am always open to constructive criticism.


I'd like to preface that it is a widely held belief that most players outside of Tanks don't need to stress much about Fire Resistance beyond getting your Onyxia Cloak and Fire Resistance potions. I feel that's worth noting out the gate but if you aren't a tank and still want information on fire resistance gear then this is still the guide for you.

How do Resistances work?

So I'm going to give a very generalized breakdown of how resistances work because I'm far from a theorycrafting expert. If you want a complete 100% technical breakdown of these mechanics, you are in the wrong spot and google can yield lots of what you are looking for. I'm just trying to amalgamate all these different chunks of info that I've found into something approachable by all skill levels of players.

Also this guide is assuming you are level 60. Resistance gear is valued differently as your character levels up. 100FR gear at level 20 has roughly the same affect as 300FR gear at level 60 for example. ANYWAY...

You have two chances to resist a spell.
  • The first is based on your character level. If you are significantly lower level than your target, you have a higher chance of your spell being flat-out resisted or missed (no effect whatsoever). If you are a significantly higher level than the person targeting you, there is a high chance of the spell being resisted.

    The effect is exponentially stronger as the level disparity grows. For example: Equal level mob = 4% chance to miss. 1 level above you = 5%, 2 levels = 5%, 3 levels = 17%, 4 levels = 28%, and for each additional level after that it's an additional 11%
    (For PVP folks it's 4%, 5%, 6%, 13%, 20%, and 7% for each additional level)

    Despite how this PVP math works out, I feel it's worth noting that in general this isn't much of an issue with PVP. A level 10 mage can typically land sheep on a level 60 player without missing much.
  • The second chance is based on what all of you beautiful people are here for: FIRE RESISTANCE
    Generally, it's believed that 4 resistance = 1%

    So up to the 30% mark (since that is the limit), it follows basic math:

    10 resistance = 2.5% chance to resist
    100 resistance = 25% chance to resist
    125 resistance = 30.125% chance to resist

    Note: 125 resistance does not mean you have as much resistance as you'll ever need. Monsters/players have an inherent 5%/level (this is a generally believed value) level-based resistance. So if we are dealing with a boss, they will have 3 more levels than you if they are max level which adds around 15% inherent resistance, mitigating your 125 resistance gear down to a 15% chance to resist.

Now on to the actual 'resist' part in action

When you receive damage from a spell you can receive either 0% (fully resisted), 25%, 50%, 75%, or 100% of it. Nothing in between

Let's say you have 125 FR gear on and you are fighting a Fire Elemental Boss that fires 2,000 fireballs at you.

You are NOT going to receive a flat 30.125% reduction in damamage from every one of those 2,000 fireballs at you.

What WILL happen is, throughout the course of receiving those 2,000 fireballs, you will get a mix of these 0%, 25%, 50%, 75% or 100% fireball damage hits that will AVERAGE out to 30% damage resisted roughly.

To reiterate: Once all 2,000 fireballs have been cast at you, the total damage of those 2,000 fireballs will have been lessened by 30% on average as you receive this aforementioned mix of 0/25/50/75/100% hits

Cloth

Engineering
  • Fire goggles +17
  • Goblin Construction Helmet +15
Wizardweave
  • Wizardweave Leggings +16
  • Wizardweave Robe +18
  • Wizardweave Turban +18
    Total FR: 52
Materials for Wizardweave
  • Rune Thread
  • Bolt of Runecloth
  • Dream Dust
  • Star Ruby
Flarecore
  • Flarecore Gloves +16
  • Flarecore Leggings +16
  • Flarecore Mantle +24
  • Flarecore Robe +15
  • Flarecore Wraps +7
    Total FR: 78
Core Materials for Flarecore
  • Bolt of Runecloth
  • Rune Thread
  • Illusion Dust
  • Fiery Core
  • Lava Core
  • Mooncloth
  • Essence of Fire
  • Ironweb Spidersilk
  • Enchanted Leather
Scarlet Monastery
  • Balnazzar
    • Fire Striders +15
Scholomance
  • Vectus
    • Skullsmoke Pants +10
Blackrock Depths
  • Ambassador Flamelash
    • Circle of Flame +15
  • Lord Incendius
    • Incendic Bracers +14
    • Flameweave Cuffs +10
  • Random Drop
    • Funeral Pyre Vestment +10
Upper Blackrock Spire
  • Warchief Rend Blackhand
    • Dragonrider Boots +10
Onyxia
  • Onyxia
    • Halo of Transcendence +10

Farming Goals:
  • Runecloth
    • High level humanoids
  • Fel Cloth
    • Azshara: Legashi Mobs in Legashi Encampment in Northern Azshara (52, 19)(65, 16)
    • Felwood: Jadefire/Satyr Mobs (level 53) at Jadefire Run, Northern Felwood (43, 20)
    • Blasted Lands: Felguard Mobs in Southern Blasted Lands near the Dark Portal
    • Dire Maul: Most demons drop Fel Cloth
Leather
Molten Helm +29
Volcanic
  • Volcanic Leggings +18
  • Volcanic Shoulders +20
  • Volcanic Breastplate +20
    Total FR: 58
Core Materials
  • Rune Thread
  • Rugged Leather
  • Essence of Fire
  • Essence of Earth
  • Core of Earth
Corehound
  • Corehound Belt +12
  • Corehound Boots +24
    Total FR: 36
Core Materials
  • Rune Thread
  • Lava Core
  • Fiery Core
  • Core Leather
  • Enchanted Leather
    • Rugged Leather
    • Lesser Eternal Essence
  • Cured Rugged Hide
    • Rugged Hide
    • Refined Deeprock Salt
      • Deeprock Salt
      • Salt Shaker
  • Ironweb Spidersilk

Dire Maul
  • Lethtendris
    • Felhide Cap +8
Sunken Temple
  • Multiple Bosses
    • Bloodfire Talons +10
Stratholme
  • Maleki The Pallid
    • Flamescarred Girdle +20
Blackrock Depths
  • Pyromancer Loregrain
    • Flamestrider Robes +10
  • Lord Incendius
    • Cinderhide Armsplints +10
  • Hurley Blackbreath
    • Coal Miner's Boots +10
Molten Core
  • Garr
    • Cenarion Helm +10
  • Multiple Bosses
    • Aged Core Leather Gloves +8
  • Trash Mobs
    • Nightslayer Belt +7

Blackwing Lair
  • Chromaggus
    • Stormrage Pauldrons +10
  • Broodlord Lashlayer
    • Stormrage Boots +10

Random World DRop
  • Cow King's Hide +10
Farming Goals:
  • Rugged Leather
    • High Level Beast Monsters
  • Ironweb Spidersilk
    • High Level Spider Monsters
  • Essence of Earth
    • High Level Earth Elementals
  • Essence of Fire
    • High Level Fire Elementals
  • Core Leather
    • Skinning Corehounds in Molten Core
  • Fiery Core
    • Molten Core Trash Mobs
  • Lava Core
    • Molten Core Trash Mobs
Mail
Blacksmithing
  • Fiery Chain Shoulders +25
  • Dark Iron Mail +12
  • Storm Gauntlets +10
  • Fiery Chain Girdle +24
Leatherworking
  • Red Dragonscale Breastplate +12
Black Dragonscale
  • Black Dragonscale Leggings +13
  • Black Dragonscale Breastplate +12
  • Black Dragonscale Boots +24
  • Black Dragonscale Shoulders +6
    Total FR: 55
Core Materials
  • Rune Thread
  • Enchanted Leather
  • Black Dragonscale
  • Fiery Core
  • Lava Core
Blackrock Depths
  • Lord Incendius
    • Pyremail Wristguards +10
  • Ambassador Flamelash
    • Molten Fists +10
  • Pyromancer Loregrain
    • Searingscale Leggings +10
Upper Blackrock Spire
  • Goraluk Anvilcrack
    • Flame Walkers +18
Molten Core
  • Trash Mobs
    • Giantstalker's Belt +7
  • Garr
    • Giantstalker's Helmet +10
  • Ragnaros
    • Crown of Destruction +10
Farming Goals:
  • Rugged Leather
    • High Level Beast Monsters
  • Enchanted Leather
    • Rugged Leather from high level beasts
    • Lesser Eternal Essence from disenchanting high level items
  • Black Dragonscale
    • Skinning Elite Dragonkin in Burning Steppes, UBRS, and Blackwing Lair
  • Fiery Core
    • Molten Core Trash Mobs
  • Lava Core
    • Molten Core Trash Mobs
Farming Goals: Level 50+ Skinnable Mobs, Skinning Elite Dragon mobs in Burning Steppes, UBRS, and Blackwing Lair
Plate
Blank
Thorium
  • Thorium Helm +10
  • Thorium Armor +8
  • Thorium Bracers +5
  • Thorium Belt +6
  • Thorium Leggings +10
  • Thorium Boots +7
    Total FR: 46
Runic Plate
  • Runic Plate Helm +13
  • Runic Plate Leggings +14
  • Runic Plate Shoulders +10
  • Runic Plate Boots +10
    Total FR: 47
Materials
  • Silver Ore
  • Truesilver Ore
  • Gold Ore
  • Thorium Ore
  • Star Ruby
  • Huge Emerald
  • Arcanite Bar
    • Thorium Bar
    • Arcane Crystal
Dark Iron
  • Dark Iron Boots +28
  • Dark Iron Bracers +18
  • Dark Iron Gauntlets +28
  • Dark Iron Helm +35
  • Dark Iron Leggings +30
  • Dark Iron Plate +19
    Total FR: 158
Materials
  • Dark Iron Bar
  • Fiery Core
  • Lava Core
  • Core Leather
  • Blood of The Mountain
  • Heart of Fire
Stratholme
  • Maleki The Pallid
    • Lavawalker Greaves +20

Molten Core
  • Trash Mobs
    • Belt of Might +7
  • Multiple Boss Drop
    • Flamewaker Legplates +11
  • Lucifron
    • Gauntlets of Might +7
  • Executus Majordomo
    • Core Forged Greaves +12
Random World Drop
  • Hydralick Armor +10
Blackrock Depths
  • Lord Incendius
    • Emberplate Armguards +10
Quest Reward
  • Winterspring
    • "Fiery Plate Gauntlets" +10

Farming Goals:
  • Silver Ore
    • High Level Beast Monsters
  • Truesilver Ore
    • Rugged Leather from high level beasts
    • Lesser Eternal Essence from disenchanting high level items
  • Gold Ore
    • Skinning Elite Dragonkin in Burning Steppes, UBRS, and Blackwing Lair
  • Mithril Ore
    • Molten Core Trash Mobs
  • Thorium Ore
    • Molten Core Trash Mobs
  • Dark Iron Ore
    • Molten Core Trash Mobs
  • Blood of The Mountain
    • Molten Core Trash Mobs
Weapons

  • Blacksmithing
    • Axes
      • Dark Iron Destroyer +6
    • Swords
      • Dark Iron Reaver +6
  • Two-handed Mace
    • Finkle's Lava Dredger +15 - Ragnaros - MC
    • Blanchard's Stout +5 - Random World drop BoE Blue
  • Polearm
    • Smoldering Claw +10 - Sunken Temple Multiple Bosses
  • Two-handed Sword
    • Chromatic Sword +7 - Scale Belly - Rare Mob in STV
  • Staff
    • Elemental Mage Staff +20 - Random World Drop
    • Kindling Stave +10 - Pyromancer Loregrain - BRD
    • Amberseal Keeper +5 - Lord Kazzak - World Boss
  • Dagger
    • Alcor's Sunrazor +10 - Random World Drop
  • Wand
    • Crimson Shocker +10 - Multiple MC Bosses
    • Torch of Austen +10 - Random World Drop
    • Flaming Incinerator - Zul'Farrak Boss
  • Shield
    • Skullflame Shield +10 - Random Epic World Drop
    • Draconian Deflector +10 - Drakkisath - UBRS
  • Off-hand
    • Magmus Stone +15 - Magmus - BRD
    • Skull of Burning Shadows +15 - Maleki The Pallid - Scholomance
    • Magebane Scion +10 - Eastern Plaguelands Quest Reward: Hidden Treasures
    • Father Flame +10 - Rookery in UBRS
Rings


Quest: "A Hero's Reward" in Azshara. It rewards Tidal Loop and Ocean's Breeze.
  • Molten Core
    • Baron Geddon
      • Seal of The Archmagus +6
  • Upper Blackrock Spire
    • "Seal of Ascension"
      • Seal of Ascension +10
  • Stratholme
    • "Ramstein"
      • Elemental Circle +10
  • Onyxia
    • "Head of Onyxia"
      • Dragonslayer's Signet +10
Trinkets


Quest: "Garona: A Study on Stealth and Treachery" in Dire Maul. It rewards Royal Seal of Eldre'Thalis
Quest: "Jailbreak!" in BRD. It rewards Ward of the Elements
Onyxia Head Turn-in: Rewards Onyxia Blood Talisman

Enchanting
  • Smoking Heart of The Mountain +7
    • 1x Blood of the Mountain
    • 1x Essence of Fire
    • 3x Small Brilliant Shard
Engineering
  • Hyper-Radiant Flame Reflector +18
    • 4x Dark Iron Bar
    • Truesilver Transformer
      • 2x Truesilver Bar
      • 2x Elemental Earth
      • 1x Elemental Air
    • 1x Essence of Water
    • 4x Star Ruby
    • 2x Azerothian Diamond
Random World Drop BoE
  • Blazing Emblem +15
Here I've compiled a spreadsheet with the materials you will need for crafting Fire Resistance gear from its corresponding tradeskill.

SpreadsheetShow
  • Enchant Cloak - Greater Fire Resistance +15
    • 3x Nexus Crystal
    • 8x Large Brilliant Shard
    • 4x Essence of Fire
  • Chromatic Mantle of The Dawn +5
    • Plaguelands Quest Reward
  • Flame Mantle of The Dawn +5
    • Argent Dawn Quest Reward
  • Lesser Arcanum of Resileince +20
    • Burning Steppes Quest: Libram of Resilience
    Potions
    • Fire Protection Potion
      • 1x Small Flame Sac
      • 1x Fire Oil
      • 1x Leaded Vial
    • Greater Fire Protection Potion
      • 1x Elemental Fire
      • 1x Dreamfoil
      • 1x Crystal Vial
    Onyxia Scale Cloak
    The Onyxia Scale cloak is one of the most go-to items in Vanilla WoW. To learn the recipe you have to have leatherworking at level 300 and turn in Onyxia's head. You will learn the recipe automatically upon turn-in. It offers +16 Fire Resistance as well as the Shadow Flame protection you will need in BWL.
    Ingredients
    • 1x Scale of Onyxia
    • Cindercloth Cloak (Made by Tailoring)
      • 5x Bolt of Runecloth
      • 1x Rune Thread
      • Essence of Fire
    • 1x Rune Thread



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    http://www.warcrafttavern.com
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