As a part of the on-going evaluation of Looking For Raid and the loot system, we have recently implemented a change to the Looking For Raid Need Plus system. Weapons, trinkets, rings, neck pieces, shields, offhand items, and the Robe of Glowing Stone are now class-restricted to their intended users. With the speed at which a Raid Finder group moves through a zone, we’ve found that it makes it challenging for players to evaluate loot decisions – by class restricting these items, we hope that the natural behavior will have a more positive set of results for everyone involved. This change will not apply to normal or heroic raid or dungeon loot rules.
– Blizzard, 13 Dec 2011
Bold emphasis mine.
As a result, the following items are available to warlocks:
- Finger of Zon’ozz — wand
- Rathrak, the Poisonous Mind — dagger
- Ti’tahk, the Steps of Time — staff
- Cunning of the Cruel — trinket
- Will of Unbinding — trinket
- Insignia of the Corrupted Mind — trinket
- Infinite Loop — ring
- Ring of the Riven — ring
The spirit cloth isn’t on that list. The spirit jewelery and offhands are not on that list. The healing-focus trinkets are not on that list.
All the pieces I thought would be on that list when I did my spreadsheet that does not include spirit or healer-focus gear is on that list. It’s not that hard to tell the difference between a healing piece and a DPS piece (though, every once in a while a trinket can be both).
Some people say you can use spirit items and reforge off the spirit, but you’re still left with 60% of an utterly useless stat. I’ll let it slide if someone uses a place-holder while leveling, but at end-game, spirit as a pure DPS is stupid.
Now, if only Blizzard would fix their stupid Dungeon Journal loot list so people wouldn’t be so misguided about using Spirit cloth as a warlock or mage.