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Patch 8.2: Benthic Gear from Nazjatar

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Blizzard added new Benthic tokens to the game in the latest Patch 8.2 build to make gearing up easier while in Nazjatar. This article goes through Benthic gear, item effects, and upgrading.

Benthic Gear Tokens

Benthic tokens are similar to Relinquished tokens in Legion and they're here to provide a gear catchup. The base item level is 385. All slots except for weapons, trinkets, and rings are available. Helm, Shoulders, and Chest pieces obviously provide Azerite gear.

Benthic Gear has predetermined stats and there's no RNG involved.

The following tokens can be purchased from Artisan Itanu (Alliance) or Finder Palta (Horde) in Nazjatar for 5 Nazjatar Manapearls:

Benthic Gear (ilvl 385) can also come from Nazjatar World Quests (Source).

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Finder Plata <Treasures of the Unshackled> vendor in Nazjatar. She sells gear tokens for Nazjatar Manapearls, a new currency rewarded from various activities in Nazjatar.

Buffs

Benthic Gear comes with interesting effects in various slots:

Back

  • Fishy Fiends Fishy Fiends - You have a chance to loot a random fish from creatures in Nazjatar and The Eternal Palace.
  • Frost Resistance Frost Resistance - Frost damage taken is reduced by 2% while in Nazjatar and the Eternal Palace.
  • Resurrect Health Resurrect Health - Increases health gained when resurrected by 30% while in Nazjatar and the Eternal Palace.
  • Trader's Stock Trader's Stock - You have access to the Murloc traders' special stocks.

Feet

Hands

  • Elemental Instincts Elemental Instincts - You are more likely to find strange resources related to Mardivas.
  • Shadow Resistance Shadow Resistance - Shadow damage taken is reduced by 2% while in Nazjatar and The Eternal Palace.

Legs

  • Seabed Runner Seabed Runner - Your Speed is increased by 95 while in Nazjatar and the Eternal Palace.
  • Swimmer's Legs Swimmer's Legs - You are 5% larger while in Nazjatar and The Eternal Palace.

Waist

Wrists

  • Exploding Pufferfish - NYI Exploding Pufferfish - NYI - Your spells and abilities have a chance to summon a pufferfish that explodes, dealing 0 damage to targets within 8 yards of you.
  • Intra-Ocean Navigation Intra-Ocean Navigation - Your swim speed is increased in Nazjatar and The Eternal Palace by 5%.

Upgrading Benthic Gear

The base item level of Benthic items is 385, but you can upgrade them all the way up to item level 430.

Last Update: May 14th

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Yes this is how alt gearing should be. The ability to bring a fresh alt to raid ready level just by playing on your main. Doing WQ to slowly gear isnt fun and not everyone has a guild group to carry their alt through M+

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9 hours ago, Xaethron said:

Yes this is how alt gearing should be. The ability to bring a fresh alt to raid ready level just by playing on your main. Doing WQ to slowly gear isnt fun and not everyone has a guild group to carry their alt through M+

Did I miss something?  The containers are BoP and the items are BoP.  You'll still have to do it via playing the alt.  The only upside is that you won't have to gradually scale it up.

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10 hours ago, Xaethron said:

Yes this is how alt gearing should be. The ability to bring a fresh alt to raid ready level just by playing on your main. Doing WQ to slowly gear isnt fun and not everyone has a guild group to carry their alt through M+

this is exactly the opposite of how it should be..

get heroic lvl loot for every character by afk farming

WoW realy has become like a loot shooter ......

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On 5/3/2019 at 4:51 AM, Ghash said:

Did I miss something?  The containers are BoP and the items are BoP.  You'll still have to do it via playing the alt.  The only upside is that you won't have to gradually scale it up.

The Pearling Kits said BoA for me. Way I saw it was you could buy them on your main and send them to an alt after your alt got the gear to just level up the gear.

On 5/3/2019 at 5:56 AM, Sombra said:

this is exactly the opposite of how it should be..

get heroic lvl loot for every character by afk farming

WoW realy has become like a loot shooter ......

Stop being critical? This is literally how the legendaries worked at the end of legion. 

First of all you have no idea how many it will take to deck out a whole charcter in heroic level gear. However long it takes though, even 1 piece of gear will be a boost. You call it afk farming but thats better than what it currently takes to gear an alt alone. Get to 120, do a few M0s for 370 gear, then WQ slowly to gradually get up to 385 and do normal, then heroic. No one takes you for an M+10 when youre below ilvl 400. 

With this method im able to essentially just get the gear then upgrade it from my main. Its easier and less time consuming. If i wanted to spend as much time gearing the alt as my main id play the alt when the content released.

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