At least cats shouldn't be so surprising, right? RIGHT? Sure.
While I'd like to do a list of gear with and without hit/expertise rating and how they're valued, the truth is that at level 80, pre-naxx you're likely not going to be at either cap, and the differences between the gear pieces are fairly minor. I've put the overall gear ranking in to allow you to judge how much better something is than something else, but keep in mind that the gear values for you, specifically, are going to vary as you get closer to the hit/expertise cap. For dealing with this most optimally I recommend using Rawr when it gets done with a cat model for Wrath.
The hit cap is 296 at level 80. The Expertise cap is 214 rating without primal precision, 148 with it.
The same rules for gear for bears apply to cats too:
- If it costs arena points, list only the best of the arena points
- If it costs honor, list only the best of the honor
- List the best heroic drop
- List the best non-heroic drop
- List the best craftable
- List the best quest reward
- List the best BoE
- List the best and often second-best item from BC
The basic rankings for values are centered around agility, and take heavily from Toskk's research on the druid wiki and Nightcrowler's values on EJ:
Hit: 1.1 effective Agility points before cap, 0 after
Expertise: 1.1 effective agility points before cap, 0 after
Strength: 1.05 EAP
Agility: 1.00 EAP (duh)
Crit: .9 EAP
AP. .45 EAP
Haste: .65 EAP
ArPen: .2 EAP
Onto the rankings!
- Greater Inscription of the Axe - Exalted with Sons of Hodir
- Greater Inscription of the Blade - Exalted with Scryer
- Lesser Inscription of the Axe - Honored with Sons of Hodir
- Greater Inscription of Vengeance - Exalted with Aldor
- Arcanum of Torment - Revered with Knights of the Ebon Blade
- Arcanum of Ferocity - Revered with Cenarion Expedition
- Staff of Trickery -146.92. Heroic Violet Hold
- Lightning Giant Staff - 129.59. Heroic Halls of Lightning.
- Stave of Shrouded Mysteries - 112.86. Revered with Kirin Tor
- Hewn Sparring Quarterstaff - 111.64. Normal Halls of Lightning
- Staff of the Sorrowful Chieftain - 95.67. Quest in Zul'drak.
- Stanchion of Primal Instinct - 93.70. Sunwell Plateau
- Staff of the Forest Lord - 85.31. 150 Badges
- Idol of Worship - Naxx-25 badges
- Idol of the Ravenous Beast - 15 Emblems of heroism.
- Deadly Gladiator's Idol of Resolve - Arena points, arena ranking
- Savage Gladiator's Idol of Resolve - honor
- Idol of the Wastes - Quest in Dragonblight
- Idol of Terror - 15 Badges
- Surge Needle Ring - 24.13. Raid BoE
- Hemmoraging Circle - 19.02. Heroic Gundrak
- Band of the Kirin Tor - 18.57. 8000 gold, Dalaran
- Ring of Scarlet Shadows - 16.69. Jewelcrafting BoE.
- Mobius Band - 15.94. Heroic CoT Strat
- Titanium Impact Band - 14.10. Jewelcrafting BoE.
- Signet of Edward the Odd - 13.50. Raid BoE
- Deadly Gladiator's Band of Victory - 13.46. Arena points, arena rating.
- Bjarngrim Family Signet - 13.04. Normal Halls of Lightning
- Signet of Bridenbrad - 12.91. Quest in Icecrown
- Hard Khorium Band - 10.64. Jewelcrafting BoE (from Sunwell)
- Pendant of the Outcast Hero - 18.13. 25 emblems of heroism.
- Necklace of Arcane Spheres - 15.40 . Heroic Violet Hold
- Titanium Impact Choker - 14.13. Jewelcrafting BoE.
- Necklace of the Chrono-Lord - 13.78. Normal CoT Stratholme
- The Severed Noose of Westwind - 13.64. Quest in Icecrown
- Hateful Gladiator's Pendant of Victory - 12.03. Arena rating, Honor
- Choker of Endless Nightmares - 11.65. Black Temple
- Draconic Choker of Ferocity - 10.93. World BoE.
- Mirror of Truth - 40 emblems of heroism.
- Darkmoon Card: Greatness. From Darkmoon Nobles deck
- Meteorite Whetstone. Heroic Utgarde Pinnacle.
- Sphere of Red Dragon's Blood. Heroic Nexus.
- Oracle Talisman of Ablution - Exalted with the Oracles.
- Incisor Fragment - Heroic Drak'tharon Keep
- Vestige of Haldor - normal Utgarde Pinnacle.
- Fezzik's Pocketwatch - Quest in Icecrown.
- Chuchu's Tiny Box of Horrors - Quest in Icecrown
- Cloak of the Gushing Wound - 14.51. Heroic Violet Hold
- Embrace of Sorrow - 14.22. Normal Halls of Stone
- Ice Striker's Cloak - 13.58. Leatherworking BoE
- Hateful Gladiator's Cloak of Victory - 11.94. Arena rating, honor
- Cloak of Unforgivable Sin - 11.58. Sunwell Plateau
- Bloodbane Cloak - 10.75. Quest in Icecrown.
- Shadowmoon Destroyer's Drape - 10.54. Black Temple
- Heroes' Dreamwalker Rainments - 37.33. 80 emblems of heroism
- Custodian's Chestpiece - 35.77 - Heroic Azjol-Nerub
- Carapace of Sun and Shadow - 29.87. BoP Leatherworking in Sunwell
- Hateful Gladiator's Dragonhide Robes. 27.49 Arena points, arena ranking
- Bladed Chaos Tunic - 26.71. Sunwell Plateau
- Darkheart Chestguard - 26.66. Exalted with Knights of the Ebon Blade
- Savage Gladiator's Dragonhide Robes - 24.04. Honor
- Exotic Leather Tunic -22.48. Quest in Utgarde Pinnacle
- Boots of the Neverending Path - 26.06. Exalted with Argent Crusade
- Boots of the Whirling Mist - 22.19. Heroic Halls of Stone
- Hateful Gladiator's Boots of Triumph - 20.10. Arena ranking, honor.
- Slag Footguards - 19.68. Heroic Halls of Lightning
- The Darkspeaker's Treads -18.10. Quest in Icecrown
- Thunderheart Treads - 17.38. Sunwell Plateau
- Jormscale Footpads - 17.37. Leatherworking BoE.
- Nyn'jah's Tabi Boots - 16.85. 60 badges
- Gloves of Fast Reactions - 28.71. Raid BoE.
- Gilt-Edged Leather Gauntlets - 26.28. Heroic Utgarde Pinnacle
- Heroes' Dreamwalker Handgrips- 25.24. 60 emblems of heroism.
- Handwraps of Preserved History - 22.92. Quest in CoT Stratholme
- Gloves of Immortal Dusk - 19.37. Leatherworking BoE (from Sunwell)
- Shadowed Gauntlets of Paroxysm - 19.14. Sunwell Plateau
- Hateful Gladiator's Dragonhide Gloves - 18.92. Arena points, arena ranking.
- Sidestepping Handguards - 17.12. Normal Oculus
- Eviscerator's Gauntlets - 16.38. Leatherworking BoE
- Weakness Spectralizers - 31.88. Engineering BoE, Engineering rating
- Mask of the Watcher - 30.26. Heroic Oculus
- Duplicitous Guise - 28.20. Sunwell Plateau
- Cursed Vision of Sargeras - 27.01. Black Temple
- Hateful Gladiator's Dragonhide Helm - 26.10. Arena points, Arena rating
- Headguard of Retaliation - 24.39. Quest in Utgarde Pinnacle
- Savage Gladiator's Dragonhide Helm - 22.66. Honor
- Eviscerator's Facemask - 22.16. Leatherworking BoE
- Gored Hide Legguards - 33.17. Heroic Gun'Drak.
- Mind-Expanding Leggings - 31.14. Revered with Kirin Tor
- Hateful Gladiator's Dragonhide Legguards - 27.49. Arena points, arena rating.
- Azure Strappy Pants - 27.36. Revered with Frenzyheart Tribe
- Leggings of the Immortal Night - 26.98. Sunwell Plateau
- Leggings of Visceral Strikes - 25.58. Leatherworking BoE
- Savage Gladiator's Dragonhide Legguards - 24.04. Honor
- Trousers of the Scryer's Retainer - 23.06. 100 badges
- Spaulders of Egotism - 27.88. Raid BoE.
- Trollwoven Spaulders - 22.50. Leatherworking BoE
- Spaulders of the Careless Thief - 21.85. Heroic Nexus
- Hateful Gladiator's Dragonhide Shoulders - 20.10. Arena rating, arena points
- Demontooth Shoulderpads - 19.75. Sunwell Plateau
- Savage Gladiator's Dragonhide Spaulders - 17.62. Honor
- Charred Leather Shoulderguards - 17.07. Quest in Halls of Lightning.
- Thunderheart Pauldrons - 16.96. Black Temple
- Jorach's Crocolisk Skin Belt - 28.18. 40 Emblems of heroism
- Sharp-Barbed Leather Belt - 24.71. Heroic Utgarde Keep.
- Trollwoven Girdle - 24.41. Leatherworking BoE.
- Hateful Gladiator's Belt of Triumph - 20.10. Arena rating, honor.
- Ley-Whelphide Belt - 19.09. Normal Oculus
- Belt of One-Hundred Deaths - 18.25. Serpentshrine Cavern
- Thunderheart Waistguard - 18.08. Sunwell Plateau
- Belt of Deep Shadow - 17.04. Leatherworking BoE
- Belt of Njorndar - 15.96. Quest in Icecrown.
- Dragonfriend Bracers - 18.71. Exalted with Wyrmrest Accord.
- Drake-Champion's Bracers - 16.58. BoE from Heroic Oculus
- Wristwraps of the Cutthroat - 16.50. Raid BoE
- Advanced Tooled-Leather Bands - 16.32. Heroic Halls of Lightning
- Hateful Gladiator's Armwraps of Triumph - 14.92. Arena rating, honor.
- King's Square Bracers - 14.23. BoE drop from Stratholme
- Eviscerator's Bindings - 12.39. Leatherworking BoE
- Insidious Bands - 12.39. Black Temple
- Shackles of Dark Whispers - 12.20. Quest in Drak'Tharon Keep.
- Thunderheart Wristguards - 11.10. Sunwell Plateau