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What ilvl does gear have to be before YOU gem/enchant it?

#1Over_9000_Posted 3/17/2013 10:24:37 PM
I won't gem/enchant anything below 463 personally.

How about you? What lvl does an item have to be for you to put gems/enchants on it?
#2DawnshadowPosted 3/17/2013 10:31:19 PM(edited)
I'll gem and enchant anything I expect to last at least two weeks, assuming I actually intend to play that character in group content.

Granted, it's not always expensive gems and enchants; I have a JC and enchanter with their professions maxed. For pre-current tier gear, I'll typically use the cheap stuff-- I'll save the really expensive things for a character I plan to pug raids on.
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#3MorgasaurusPosted 3/17/2013 10:30:39 PM
My enchanter has an entire bank including 2x 32 slot enchanting bags full of junk. I dump it by sending level 85's several copies of their enchants which I use whenever they get an upgrade.

I'm pretty sure gem slots don't even appear until level 463. When they appear, I use them unless I know I can craft something for that slot soon enough.

I don't do living steel belt buckle or sha crystal enchants until I hit epics, and sometimes don't do them on my alts at all.
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#4Black_Mage_MeeePosted 3/17/2013 10:51:05 PM
Has to be epic. With the new patch I'm not sure I'd enchant anything below 483
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#5monkey_man0Posted 3/17/2013 10:54:15 PM
Blue, but I'd stick with cheap enchants (such as windsong instead of jade spirit), but there aren't really very many expensive enchants anymore. But, those expensive enchants take epic gear I know I'll get some use out of.
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#6Wookie_Is_BackPosted 3/17/2013 11:19:51 PM
I won't enchant anything I can upgrade within the month. I'll gem whatever item, unless it's a meta.
#7Toi1etDuckPosted 3/17/2013 11:42:00 PM
Usually I'll enchant anything above 463 but unless it's something I won't replace anytime soon I will stick to the cheaper enchants.
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#8BushidoMusashiPosted 3/18/2013 2:29:37 AM
A socket for gems and a purp or boa for enchants.
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#9ElaeusPosted 3/18/2013 3:14:02 AM
Anything I will raid with, which is usually raid entry level gear.

Early WotLK: lv187/200.
Early Cata: lv346
Early MoP: lv463

In Cata and since everything was on catch up for alts, I enchanted lv378+ gear when I geared my rogue for DS. So yeah.
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#10RentedToolboxPosted 3/18/2013 5:03:37 AM
I'll throw the cheap stuff on 450 to make heroics smoother. My main gets top of the line stuff all the time.