My Enhancement Shaman just dinged 70 and i want to get it geared to get better chances in battlegrounds and am more usefull in instances.
One of the ways to get better gear is by crafted gear and that's what i will discuss in this post, other options may follow later.
How much an item costs depends on yourself... most of my gear i (plan to) grind the mats for myself, either on my Shaman or an other toon.
For some materials you can perhaps make a deal with friends or guildmembers, you grind herbs and trade them for leather.. or sell your stuff and buy whatever you need on AH. In such a way your new gear shouldn't have to require much of your gold.
I've avoided items which require items from SSC/TK/BT as those are quite expensive.
Most Epic items do require Primal Nethers for which you will need to pay a fee, still a small price for an Epic tho. Also you might to be able to craft yourself some nice BOP Epics if you have a crafting profession and got it near max. level)
The above counts for any class ofcourse, in my list below i've focused on both mail and leather items.. as most leather items (for rogue's or feral druids) give good Enhancement Shaman stats aswell. In raids your armor is less of a concern then in PvP so i'm personally not too worried.
- Head: Stylin' Crimson Hat (LW) or Netherdrake Helm (LW) or Storm Helm (BS)
Shoulders: -Nothing available-
Chest: Fellstalker Breastplate (LW) or Thick Netherscale Breastplate (LW)
Bracers:Felstalker Bracers (LW)
Hands: Fel Leather Gloves (LW) or Windstrike Gloves (LW) or Swiftsteel Gloves (BS) or Felfury Gauntlets (BS) or Windslayer Wraps (LW)
Waist: Felstalker Belt (LW)
Legs: Fel Leather Leggings (LW)
Feet: Fel Leather Boots (LW) or Earthen Netherscale Boots (LW)
Back: Cloak of Darkness (LW) or Vengeance Wrap (Tai)
One hand: Runic Hammer (BS) or Fel Edged Battleaxe (BS)
Above combined with instance drops and quest rewards should get your Shaman more then able to dish out a good beating, at least.. that's what i'm working to. ;)