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Resto pre-raid gear

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Update: added EoV, EoC, and EoT items, and Trial of the Champion normal/heroic. For brevity, I am listing Alliance versions of items, rather than doubling the number of added items with Horde-named versions, so Horde druids will need to take that into account - specifically, Malfurion's vs Runetotem's T9-232 set items.

Note: at this time I do not include cloth in this list, but cloth pieces are well worth picking up for a resto druid just beginning to gear up. My thought was that this list serves as a shopping list - things that you're especially going out of your way to get. For instance, EoT items are listed here because you can get two a day from the daily heroic.

Head:

Spirit:

[item]Helm of Abundant Growth[/item] / 75 EoTs

[item]Malfurion's Headpiece of Conquest[/item] / 50 EoTs

[item]Conqueror's Nightsong Headpiece[/item] / 58 EoCs (Crown of the Wayward Vanquisher)

[item]Gaze of the Somber Keeper[/item] / Trial of the Champion(N)

[item]Berserker's Horns[/item] / Trollgore, Drak'tharon Keep (N)

[item]Overcast Headguard[/item] (BOE) / LW rare craft

[item]Battlemap Hide Helm[/item] / Prince Keleseth, Utgarde Keep(H)

[item]Helm of Anomalus[/item] / Anomalus, Nexus(H)

MP5:

[item]Greensight Gogs[/item] / BOP Engineering 400

[item]Helm of the Majestic Stag[/item] / Kirin Tor (honored)

Chest:

[item]Malfurion's Robe of Conquest[/item] - 50 EoTs

[item]Conqueror's Nightsong Robe[/item] - 58 EoCs (Breastplate of the Wayward Vanquisher)

[item]Heroes' Dreamwalker Robe[/item] - 80 EoHs (Chestguard of the Lost Vanquisher)

[item]Phaelia's Vestments of the Sprouting Seed[/item] (BOE) / Ulduar(H)

[item]Dark Iceborne Chestguard[/item] (BOE) / LW rare craft

[item]Tunic of the Unduly Victorious[/item], Q: Battle at Valhalas: Final Challenge (Icecrown)

[item]Insect Vestments[/item] / Anub'arak, Azjol-Nerub (H)

[item]Overcast Chestguard[/item] (BOE) / LW rare craft

[item]Ymirjar Physician's Robe[/item] (BOE) / trash, Utgarde Pinnacle (H)

[item]Heroes' Dreamwalker Robe[/item] (80 EoHs)

Shoulders:

[item]Epaulets of the Fateful Accord[/item] / 45 EoTs

[item]Malfurion's Spaulders of Conquest[/item] / 30 EoTs

[item]Valorous Dreamwalker Spaulders[/item] / 60 EoVs (Mantle of the Lost Vanquisher)

[item]Mantle of Gnarled Overgrowth[/item] / Trial of the Champion(N)

[item]Mantle of the Eternal Sentinel[/item] (BOE) / Sartharion, Obsidian Sanctum(H)

[item]Spinneret Epaulets[/item] / Hadronox, Azjol-Nerub (N)

[item]Overcast Spaulders[/item] (BOE) / LW rare craft

[item]Silent Spectator Shoulderpads[/item] / Svala Sorrowgrave, Utgarde Pinnacle(H)

Legs:

[item]Valorous Dreamwalker Leggings[/item] - 75 EoVs (Legplates of the Lost Vanquisher)

[item]Malfurion's Leggings of Conquest[/item] - 50 EoTs

[item]Wildstrider Legguards[/item] / 39 EoCs

[item]Leggings of the Snowy Bramble[/item] / Trial of the Champion(H)

[item]Leggings of Heightened Renewal[/item] / Q: The Iron Colossus (Storm Peaks)

[item]Overcast Leggings[/item] (BOE) / LW rare craft

[item]Kilt of the Forgotten One[/item] / Herald Volazj, Ahn'kahet(H)

[item]Earthgiving Legguards[/item] (BOE) / LW epic craft

Boots:

[item]Boots of Wintry Endurance[/item] (BOE) / Leatherworking, requires Runed Orbs (Ulduar)

[item]Boots of Septic Wounds[/item] (BOE) / Patchwerk, Naxxramas(H)

[item]Rainey's Chewed Boots[/item] / 40 EoVs

[item]Scytheclaw Boots[/item] (BOE) / trash, Drak'tharon Keep

[item]Bugsquashers[/item] (BOE) / LW rare craft

[item]Overcast Boots[/item] (BOE) / LW rare craft

[item]Boots of Transformation[/item] / Gal'darah, Gundrak(H)

[item]Earthgiving Boots[/item] (BOE) / LW epic craft

Gloves:

[item]Malfurion's Handguards of Conquest[/item] / 30 EoTs

[item]Grips of the Secret Grove[/item] / 28 EoCs

[item]Gloves of Dismal Fortune[/item] / Trial of the Champion(H)

[item]Heroes' Dreamwalker Handguards[/item] / 60 EoHs (Gloves of the Lost Vanquisher)

[item]Overcast Handwraps[/item] (BOE) / LW rare craft

[item]Grotto Mist Gloves[/item] / Hadronox, Azjol-Nerub(H)

[item]Heroes' Dreamwalker Handguards[/item] (60 EoHs)

Belts:

[item]Belt of the Living Thicket[/item] / 28 EoCs

[item]Belt of Arctic Life[/item] (BOE) / LW, requires Runed Orbs (Ulduar)

[item]Binding of the Tranquil Glade[/item] / Trial of the Champion(N)

[item]Sash of Shattering Heart[/item] / Argent Tournament, Alliance, 10 Champion's Seals

[item]Wrap of the Everliving Tree[/item] / Argent Tournament, Alliance, 10 Champion's Seals

[item]Sash of Trumpted Pride[/item] / Argent Tournament. Horde, 10 Champion's Seals

[item]Waistguard of Equine Fury[/item] / Argent Tournament. Horde, 10 Champion's Seals

[item]Belt of the Never-Forgotten[/item] / Q: Light within the Darkness (Icecrown)

[item]Overcast Belt[/item] (BOE) / LW rare craft

[item]Belt of Vivacity[/item] / Volkhan, Halls of Lightning(H)

[item]Ghostflicker Waistband[/item] - Kirin Tor exalted

[item]Vine Belt of the Woodland Dryad[/item] (40 EoHs)

Bracers:

[item]Bindings of the Depths[/item] (BOE) / General Vezax, Ulduar

[item]Bands of the Great Tree[/item] (BOE) / 60 EoVs

[item]Putrescent Bands[/item] (BOE) / Grobbulus, Naxxramas

[item]Overcast Bracers[/item] (BOE) / LW rare craft

[item]Wound-Binder's Wristguards[/item] / Ebon Blade (Revered)

[item]Handler's Arm Strap[/item] / King Dred, Drak'tharon Keep(H)

[item]Plague-Infected Bracers[/item] / Mal'ganis, CoT(H)

Rings:

Spirit:

[item]Etched Loop of the Kirin Tor[/item] - 8500g for [item]Loop of the Kirin Tor[/item], 1250g to upgrade to

[item]Band of Channeled Magic[/item] - 25 EoVs

[item]Inscribed Loop of the Kirin Tor[/item], 1250g to upgrade to this ring

[item]Signet of Purity[/item] / Trial of the Champion(N)

[item]Band of Eyes[/item] / Moragg, Violet Hold

[item]Lion's Head Ring[/item] / Q: For Posterity (Gundrak)

[item]Ring of Repose[/item] / Maiden of Grief, Halls of Stone (N)

[item]Enchanted Wire Stitching[/item] / Meathook, CoT (H)

[item]Spectral Seal of the Prophet[/item] / Prophet Tharon'ja, Drak'tharon Keep(H)

MP5:

[item]Renewal of Life[/item] - 25 EoVs

[item]Kurzel's Angst[/item] / Q: Search and Rescue (Drak'tharon Keep)

[item]Twisted Puzzle Ring[/item] (BOE) / world drop

[item]Band of Enchanted Growth[/item] / trash, Oculus(H)

Haste:

[item]Signet of Hopeful Light[/item] - Argent Crusade exalted

Necklaces:

Spirit:

[item]Evoker's Charm[/item] / 19 EoCs

[item]Necklace of Valiant Blood[/item] / Argent Tournament, Alliance, 10 Champion's Seals

[item]Pendant of Emerald Crusader[/item] / Argent Tournament, Horde, 10 Champion's Seals

[item]Timeless Beads of Eternos[/item] / Drakos the Interrogator, Oculus (N)

[item]Chaotic Spiral Amulet[/item] / Loken, Halls of Lightning (N)

[item]Necromancer's Amulet[/item] / Salramm the Fleshcrafter, CoT(H)

[item]Zuramat's Necklace[/item] / Zuramat, Violet Hold(H)

[item]Dragon Prow Amulet[/item] (BOE) / trash, Utgarde Keep(H)

[item]Encircling Burnished Gold Chains[/item] - 25 Emblems of Heroism *

* (while it has +hit, which is wasted itemization, the other stats are very useful)

MP5:

[item]Frozen Tear of Elune[/item] / 19 EoCs

[item]Symbol of Redemption[/item] / Trial of the Champion(H)

[item]Crystal Pendant of Warding[/item] / Novos the Summoner, Drak'tharon (N)

[item]Amulet of the Crusade[/item] / Q: The Admiral Revealed (Icecrown)

[item]Chain of Fiery Orbs[/item] / Maiden of Grief, Halls of Stone (N)

[item]Amulet of Dazzling Light[/item] / Anomalus, Nexus (H)

[item]Lattice Choker of Light[/item] (25 EoHs)

Cloaks:

Spirit:

[item]Disguise of the Kumiho[/item] / 25 EoVs

[item]Mantle of Keristrasza[/item] / Q: Prisoner of War, Nexus

[item]Reanimator's Cloak[/item] (BOE) / trash, Drak'tharon Keep

[item]Shroud of Moorabi[/item] / Moorabi, Gundrak(H)

[item]Subterranean Waterfall Shroud[/item] / Jedoga Shadowseeker, Ahn'kahet (H)

MP5:

[item]Cloak of Kea Feathers[/item] / 25 EoVs

[item]Cloak of the Darkcaster[/item] / Jedoga Shadowseeker, Ahn'khaet (N)

[item]Bloodbane Shroud[/item] / Q: The Fate of Bloodbane (Icecrown)

[item]Shroud of Resurrection[/item] / Gortok Palehoof, Utgarde Pinnacle (N)

[item]Wispcloak[/item] / Tailoring epic craft

Trinkets:

Spellpower:

[item]Soul Preserver[/item] / Mal'ganis, CoT (N)

[item]Egg of Mortal Essence[/item] (40 EoHs)

[item]Je'Tze's Bell[/item] / BOE world drop

[item]Mercurial Alchemist Stone[/item] / BOP, requires 400 alchemy

Spirit:

[item]Futuresight Rune[/item] / Q: Mysteries of the Infinite, Redux (Dragonblight)

[item]Talisman of Troll Divinity[/item] / Prophet Tharon'ja, Drak'tharon Keep (H)

Int:

[item]Tears of the Vanquished[/item] / Trial of the Champion(N)

MP5:

[item]Mender of the Oncoming Dawn[/item] / Q: Return to Atuik (Howling Fjord)

[item]Sailor's Knotted Charm[/item] / Q: The Jig is Up (Howling Fjord)

[item]Cannoneer's Morale[/item] / Q: The Last Line of Defense (Icecrown)

[item]Winged Talisman[/item] / Ionar, Halls of Lightning (H)

Haste:

[item]Spark of Life[/item] / Sjonnir the Ironshaper, Halls of Stone (N)

Weapons:

Two-handed Weapons:

[item]Sempiternal Staff[/item] / Chrono-Lord Epoch, CoT(N)

[item]Malygos' Favor[/item] / Ley-Guardian Eregos, The Oculus(N)

[item]Staff of Wayward Principles[/item] / Skadi, Utgarde Keep(H)

[item]Staff of Sinister Claws[/item] / Herald Volazj, Ahn'kahet(H)

[item]Staff of Draconic Combat[/item] / Ley-Guardian Eregos, The Oculus(H)

One-Handed Weapons, Spirit:

[item]Spectral Kris[/item] / Trial of the Champion(H)

[item]Dagger of Lunar Purity[/item] / Argent Tournament, Alliance, 25 Champion's Seals

[item]Scalpel of the Royal Apothecary[/item] / Argent Tournament, Hored, 25 Champion's Seals

[item]Netherbreath Spellblade[/item] / Skadi the Ruthless, Utgarde Pinnacle(H)

One-Handed Weapons, MP5:

[item]Mariel's Sorrow[/item] / Trial of the Champion(H)

[item]Screw-Sprung Fixer-Upper[/item] / Q: The Champion of Anguish, Zul'Drak

[item]Hammer of Wrenching Change[/item] / Q: Tirion's Gambit, Icecrown

[item]Gavel of the Fleshcrafter[/item] / Salramm the Fleshcrafter, CoT: Stratholme(H)

[item]War Mace of Unrequited Love[/item] / Keristrasza, Nexus(H)

Offhands:

Spirit:

[item]Handbook of Obscure Remedies[/item] - 25 Emblems of Heroism

[item]Prison Manifest[/item] (BOE) - trash, Violet Hold(H)

[item]Tome of Salramm[/item] - Salramm the Fleshcrafter, Cot: Stratholme(N)

MP5:

[item]Frostbridge Orb[/item] - trash, Oculus(H)

Idols:

[item]Idol of Flaring Growth[/item] - 25 EoTs

[item]Idol of the Flourishing Life[/item] - 19 EoCs

[item]Idol of Awakening[/item] - 25 EoVs

[item]Idol of Lush Moss[/item] - 15 EoHs

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I can tell you that after I get in some raid experience. In general, the expectation is that you can start doing raids once you have ilevel 187 blues in each slot, a little more or a little less won't hurt.

Leatherworkers can produce a full set of armor (Overcast) provided you have a large supply of leather and eternal water. There's a little wasted itemization on resilience of course. In addition, if you're willing to spend a little more on the frozen orbs and eternal water and life required, high-level leatherworkers can produce epic legs and boots, plus you can pick up a variety of BOE pieces from the AH. It's never been so easy to prepare for raids, provided you have money.

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There is no cons on going cloth for pve. You may like a bit of extra armor (even considering ToL bonus) when going 5 mans but is such a small bonus in survivability that can be easly outplayed.

In fact there quite a few very good resto druid cloth items out there.

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some good faction rewards and vendor items are missing:

[item]Signet of Hopeful Light[/item] - Argent Crusade exalted

[item]Ghostflicker Waistband[/item] - Kirin Tor exalted

[item]Encircling Burnished Gold Chains[/item] - 25 Emblems of Heroism

[item]Handbook of Obscure Remedies[/item] - 25 Emblems of Heroism

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some good faction rewards and vendor items are missing:

[item]Encircling Burnished Gold Chains[/item] - 25 Emblems of Heroism

Anything with hit rating isn't considered resto gear.

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It's actually a reasonably good resto piece, if you look at the stats, more or less on par with the healing badge neck. From memory, you lose a bit of in combat regen and 0.74% crit in return for more healing and a chunk of spirit. It's not as ridiculous a choice as it seems, with the small benefit of being a good offset piece.

[edit] If the hit rating was removed entirely without changing the stats, it'd be on the list as an option as it's barely different from the other badge neck. Throwing on your blinkers just because it has some hit on it doesn't contribute to the discussion. [/edit]

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It's actually a reasonably good resto piece, if you look at the stats, more or less on par with the healing badge neck. From memory, you lose a bit of in combat regen and 0.74% crit in return for more healing and a chunk of spirit. It's not as ridiculous a choice as it seems, with the small benefit of being a good offset piece.

Honestly, I have to disagree. The item is pretty comparable to blue gear pieces that drop from heroics, such as [item]Dragon Prow Amulet[/item]. I could understand getting an epic item with hit if it comes between DEing/vendoring and equipping, or if it comes from a faction vendor that you just happen to have high rep with, but for an item that costs badges, it seems like an awful waste.

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Honestly, I have to disagree. The item is pretty comparable to blue gear pieces that drop from heroics, such as [item]Dragon Prow Amulet[/item]. I could understand getting an epic item with hit if it comes between DEing/vendoring and equipping, or if it comes from a faction vendor that you just happen to have high rep with, but for an item that costs badges, it seems like an awful waste.

The sheer amount of badges one gets right now if they try is what puts the item on the list for me. My first day of turning 80 I retired with something akin to 32 badges just from that night. If you wish to avoid buying your tier gear (since it will drop) there's truly a lack of things to buy. Even avoiding it I've now got most of my moonkin, resto, and feral badge gear and am back up to almost 60 badges.

So yes, while it does come from badges its badges that are amazingly simple to get, and with limited other returns.

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Added Thrinde's recommendations. Noticed that I forgot to put weapons and offhands on the list. Silly me.

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As far as badge belts go, I prefer [iTEM]40697[/iTEM] over [iTEM]40695[/iTEM].

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How about this craftable cloak: [iTEM]Wispcloak[/iTEM]

Mats are:

  • 5x [iTEM]Bolt of Imbued Frostweave[/iTEM]
  • 6x [iTEM]Eternal Life[/iTEM]
  • 4x [iTEM]Eternal Water[/iTEM]
  • 1x [iTEM]Siren's Tear[/iTEM]
  • 1x [iTEM]Frozen Orb[/iTEM]

Ive just started raiding so I don't know if its that good due to missing spirit.

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I also opted for the cloth badge belt. I know mp5 is generally not a great stat for the item budget, but I'd rather have a little of it when it comes with a little more spirit and by eliminating crit rating, which I care even less about. I'm not sure if Tuftears wants to add cloth to his list though. If so, I'd be happy to suggest some cloth items from heroics I've picked up that are comparable to, and in some cases better than, the leather alternatives.

The [item]Wispcloak[/item] is pretty nice. It certainly doesn't have anything on the OO5SR regen on [item]Subterranean Waterfall Shroud[/item], but the I5SR regen is better, it has more spellpower, and more secondary stats. I ended up having it made because it's a guaranteed equivalent-ish piece of gear, and it got a friend a point in tailoring. :D

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I have saved up this item in my bank for raid use [iTEM]38383[/iTEM]. In Wowhead there is some debate on how its obtained but I'm pretty sure I received it as a quest reward (ally side). I tested it solo and works pretty decent. 222 spirit proc and solid 50 SP is nothing to sneer at and together with our old [iTEM]28370[/iTEM] it promises to solve a lot of mana problems. Since alchemy trinket is not very useful anymore, solid mp5 or such spirit on proc or use trinkets look more promising, as they can be used or they can proc more than once in any given fight, giving a more mana value than %40 more mana on a single pot. I thought you might add it to pre-raid gear.

Also another good item is [iTEM]39811[/iTEM]. Its pretty solid with 46 int and spellpower bonus and easily available as a quest reward.

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I have saved up this item in my bank for raid use [iTEM]38383[/iTEM]. In Wowhead there is some debate on how its obtained but I'm pretty sure I received it as a quest reward (ally side). I tested it solo and works pretty decent. 222 spirit proc and solid 50 SP is nothing to sneer at and together with our old [iTEM]28370[/iTEM] it promises to solve a lot of mana problems. Since alchemy trinket is not very useful anymore, solid mp5 or such spirit on proc or use trinkets look more promising, as they can be used or they can proc more than once in any given fight, giving a more mana value than %40 more mana on a single pot. I thought you might add it to pre-raid gear.

Also another good item is [iTEM]39811[/iTEM]. Its pretty solid with 46 int and spellpower bonus and easily available as a quest reward.

Just wait until you get [item]Spirit-World Glass[/item] and the spirit version of [item]Darkmoon Card: Greatness[/item]. That's a peak of 810 spirit if you were curious.

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I made a wowhead filter that I think covers all the weapons we would be rolling on. I made some assumptions because I don't remember, but I don't think druids can wear polearms or swords and can wear fist weapons. These are Non-pvp non-hit rating items that are rare or better. I also removed anything with resilience on it. The hateful stuff pops up as pve since it can be obtained through badges.

Weapons - Items - World of Warcraft

Should be sorted by iLevel. I picked up [iTEM]37169[/iTEM] the other night. Not ideal by any means, but it was a huge jump over the 300ish spell power staff I was using.

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Follow up. Looking through the list it appears

[iTEM]41384[/iTEM]

Will be about the easiest to get when you're considering time invested / RNG / quality of the piece

Its only 6 saronite bars, 6 titansteel bars, and 2 frozen orbs. Seems pretty reasonable to me, and what you lack in spirit and mp5 on the item is more than made up for by the 490 spell damage. Unless of course you're one of those lucky enough to be farming Kel'Thuzad on heroic mode already ;)

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As far as badge belts go, I prefer [iTEM]40697[/iTEM] over [iTEM]40695[/iTEM].

I'm wondering this one as well. The cloth one has MP5, More spirit. The Leather belt appears poorly itemized for both Resto and Boomkin. I'm at a loss as to why someone would recommend the leather one over the cloth one. Am I missing something here?

Also, how does [item]44180[/item] compare? Lack of spirit, but the rest of the stats appear very competitive to the chest items you have listed.

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The Kirin Tor chest is surprisingly good. I'd rate it over the rest on the list up to the T7 one, though the heroic UP one on the list is very good. With two [item]Purified Twilight Opal[/item] in the T7.10 chest, [item]Robes of Crackling Flame[/item] have the 11 less spell power (due to the spirit on T7), same haste, 9 more int, and 26 mp5 vs. 85 spirit on the T7 piece. I actually hadn't realized they were so close until now, and as much as I'd rather have 85 spirit than 26 mp5, I think I'll wait on the drop instead of blowing 80 badges on such a marginal upgrade.

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I added a bunch of weapons and off-hands. I've been consciously skipping items that have only int/spirit/spellpower, though - just concentrating on items that offer int/sta/spirit/spellpower, or MP5 in place of spirit. As I see it, there are going to be few places where we can freely sacrifice stamina for regeneration. Do people feel that I should cover the items that omit one or two of the primary stats?

I'm waffling on the cloth subject. Taking cloth into consideration doubles the size of the 'search set' that I'd have to cover - it would be easier to just link to a priest 'pre-raid healing gear list'.

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Just use the 'best' stuff pre-raiding which comes from Heroics/crafting/vendors then?

Level <78 blues are rarely going to be any use unless there is nothing to take their slot from when you hit 80.

It shouldn't even be that much of an issue as Heroics tend to be started as soon as you ding 80 regardless.

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I got [item]Boots of Transformation[/item] from Gal'darah in heroic Gundrak the other night which seem very competitve with what's on the list so far.

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Anyone have any thoughts on red/yellow gems? I was thinking mostly straight sp, since the pretty much whichever option of gear you choose, you're going to end up with quite a bit of int.

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