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krick

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Aldor vs. Scryer - which are you choosing, and why?
« on: August 26, 2007, 12:32:29 AM »

The subject says it all.  Which are you choosing and why?

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Re: Aldor vs. Scryer - which are you choosing, and why?
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2007, 08:01:18 PM »

Scryers, I always feel it has better gear and is easier to farm rep for  :-\
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Re: Aldor vs. Scryer - which are you choosing, and why?
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2007, 03:10:27 PM »

I chose Aldor.  Mainly for my dislike of the blood elves, but that's an RP choice.  With regards to rewards:

Scryers get Thalodien's Charm http://www.wowhead.com/?item=30378 which is a mighty fine tanking necklace piece.  Also the;
Bloodguard's Greaves http://www.wowhead.com/?item=30386  Those are each from their faction only quests.

However, Aldor get the Lightwarden's Girdle http://www.wowhead.com/?item=30371 and Kaylaan's Spaulders http://www.wowhead.com/?item=30381 as quest rewards, each with both defense and +spell damage.

With regards to vendor items.  Other than specific trade skill items the main difference for a tankadin is:
Vindicator's Hauberk http://www.wowhead.com/?item=29127 from Aldor vs.
Gauntlets of the Chosen http://www.wowhead.com/?item=29134 from Scryers

At least, those are the major differences I could find that would interest a tanking paladin.  I would love to hear what others have found to be important when choosing a faction.
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Re: Aldor vs. Scryer - which are you choosing, and why?
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2007, 09:08:16 PM »

I chose Aldor at first because I didn't really research it thoroughly. However I will be respeccing back to Scryers simply because their inscriptions are better for any role we may choose. I think it's great that I'm Aldor since I can do their quests and grab the reward items like Lightwarden's Girdle and stuff and then when I no longer have any use for them I'm going to switch back to Scryers. Sure it takes some time but it's worth it really. And I think your choice should be dictated by the usefulness of the inscriptions really, since all the other items are replaceable but the inscriptions will last you well into Wrath of the Lich King.
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krick

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Re: Aldor vs. Scryer - which are you choosing, and why?
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2007, 11:17:41 PM »

I've thought about just going one way, getting all the stuff, then grinding back the other way, but I just KNOW that the second I hit exalted the other way, blizzard will add some rewards to the other faction just to break my spirit.

I just spent a little time looking at the Wowwiki page comparing Aldor and Scryer...
http://www.wowwiki.com/Comparison_of_Aldor_and_Scryer_rewards

As for reputation rewards, the only things I think I would want for my pally are from Scryer...

Design: Runed Blood Garnet
+7 Spell Damage

Seer's Signet
+24 Stamina
Equip: Improves spell critical strike rating by 12.
Equip: Increases damage and healing done by magical spells and effects by up to 34.


But like Mallik mentioned, the quest rewards are much better from Aldor...

quest reward
Kaylaan's Spaulders
Plate Shoulder
787 Armor
+27 Stamina
Equip: Increases defense rating by 18.
Equip: Increases damage and healing done by magical spells and effects by up to 30.

quest reward
Lightwarden's Girdle
Plate Waist
622 Armor
+30 Stamina
+14 Intellect
Equip: Increases defense rating by +23.
Equip: Increases damage and healing done by magical spells and effects by up to 28.


I think Aldor also has the better spell damage inscription, if you're going for maxim spell damage for AOE goodness...

Greater Inscription of Discipline
  Use: Permanently adds up to 18 spell damage and healing and 10 spell critical strike rating to a shoulder slot item. Does not stack with other enchantments for the selected equipment slot.



Luckily, I can get the JC recipe from Scryper at Friendly, then switch over to Aldor I want.

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Re: Aldor vs. Scryer - which are you choosing, and why?
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2007, 05:45:52 AM »

my dislike of the blood elves

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Re: Aldor vs. Scryer - which are you choosing, and why?
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2007, 05:28:33 PM »

However I will be respeccing back to Scryers simply because their inscriptions are better for any role we may choose.

I actually prefer the Aldor exalted tanking enchants over the the Scryer one. (39% to exalted, woot!) I like the extra dodge over def. The chest piece is also nice at revered, unless you enjoy farming Mech for the one of the fire mage.
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Mallik

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Re: Aldor vs. Scryer - which are you choosing, and why?
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2007, 01:38:11 PM »

my dislike of the blood elves

/angryfist

It's not our fault we're addicted to magic.

Except for you, Magic.  You are alright.  :P
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Re: Aldor vs. Scryer - which are you choosing, and why?
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2008, 03:19:30 PM »

What if one was to chose scryer, go revered, get http://www.wowhead.com/?item=29134 . After this abandon scryer and get aldor reputation. Would one still be able to use the gloves?
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krick

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Re: Aldor vs. Scryer - which are you choosing, and why?
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2008, 04:46:31 PM »

What if one was to chose scryer, go revered, get http://www.wowhead.com/?item=29134 . After this abandon scryer and get aldor reputation. Would one still be able to use the gloves?

I'm pretty sure I read that the answer is NO. You can equip it, but you get zero stats from it.  Can anyone else confirm?

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Re: Aldor vs. Scryer - which are you choosing, and why?
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2008, 06:50:54 PM »

Can't confirm, but I would imagine that it only takes the rep to get the item, not use it.  I'll have to check this when I log tonight for rep items I have gotten.  But I would also imagine that the rep grind to get from Hated to Neutral/Friendly would take forever, so it might not be worth it just for the gloves.
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Re: Aldor vs. Scryer - which are you choosing, and why?
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2008, 07:49:48 PM »

that is correct, it's the same as a tailor who makes the mooncloth gear, unlearns tailoring, it will be ok to use until you have to repair, the item(s).... they can not be repaired, and you have to get new gear.  I made this mistake on my priest... :( had to learn the hard way
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Re: Aldor vs. Scryer - which are you choosing, and why?
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2008, 11:03:45 AM »

Thx for the info guys
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