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Bumbuckle
11-28-2009, 07:28 PM
CONTENTS:

I. Intro
II. ICC Gear List
III. ToC Gear List
IV. Ulduar Gear List
V. Gems and Enchants

I. Intro
I am recreating my gear listing to come in line with current other class guides, streamlining the look and listing etc. In so doing I will merge this post with my other for Ulduar Gearing (http://www.tankspot.com/forums/f97/49935-bbs-ulduar-death-knight-bis-tank-loot.html) as I progress.

I will begin the guide with the ICC gear, mostly just as a listing as more and more gear drops on the PTRs, once most of the gear is known I will begin to rank it.

In ranking gear I will consider both Effective Health, Threat and Avoidance sets. EH will be determined by the item in slot with the highests EH from the calculator, factoring in full buffs etc etc. Threat set will not just be dps gear, it will be the tanking piece with the highest Hit or Exp to offer, or gem slots to make this happen. Avoidance will be the piece with greatest Dodge, Parry, Miss potential.

If you are unsure of what to use in a situation, use EH slotted item.

I will try to include as many options as I feel are needed, i.e. some slots may have 2-3 items very similar, and these will be included.

II. ICC Gear List
Note:This section for the time being is just a listing of possible items, as time passes I will begin to rank these. Gear is from the PTRs, will appear on WoWHead once somebody with the client updates their Cache. Tier is next thing on the to-do list, at last check the Tanking chest still had dps stats however.

Legend:
<Boss>10 - Drops from this ICC 10man boss.
<Boss>25 - Drops from this ICC 25man boss.
<Boss>10(H) - Drops from this ICC 10man Heroic Mode boss.
<Boss>25(H) - Drops from this ICC 25man Heroic Mode boss.
<Boss>ToGC25 - Drops from this ToC25man Heroic Mode boss (Will be included in some slots once rankings begin until all Hard Mode gear is dropped)
Crafted - Craftable with Primordial Saronite.
<Int>EoF - From the Emblem of Frost vendor for <Int> Emblems.
<Int>EoT - From the Emblem of Triumph vendor for <Int> Emblems.
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Head - <Notes>

http://www.wowhead.com/?item=49986 - Lady Deathwhisper25
Sanctified Scourgelord Faceguard - Item - World of Warcraft (http://ptr.wowhead.com/?item=51306) - Tier 10.277

EH -
AV -
T -
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Neck - <Notes>

EH - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=50023 - Rotface25

http://www.wowhead.com/?item=50195 - Valithira25
Marrowgar's Scratching Choker - Item - World of Warcraft (http://ptr.wowhead.com/?item=50763) - Marrogar10
AV -
T -
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Shoulders - <Notes>

Boneguard Commander's Pauldrons - Item - World of Warcraft (http://ptr.wowhead.com/?item=50003) - Gunship Battle 25
Sanctified Scourgelord Pauldrons - Item - World of Warcraft (http://ptr.wowhead.com/?item=51309) - Tier 10.277
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=51383 - Blood Princes10

EH - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=50660 - Gunship Battle 25 (H)
AV -
T -
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Back - <Notes>

EH - Sentinel's Winter Cloak - Item - World of Warcraft (http://ptr.wowhead.com/?item=50466) - 50EoF
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=50074 - Blood Princes25
Cloak of Many Skins - Item - World of Warcraft (http://ptr.wowhead.com/?item=50859) - Festergut10


AV -
T -
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Chest - <Notes>


EH - Cataclysmic Chestguard - Item - World of Warcraft (http://ptr.wowhead.com/?item=50968) - 95EoF

Blightborne Warplate - Item - World of Warcraft (http://ptr.wowhead.com/?item=50024) - Rotface25
Error - Wowhead (http://ptr.wowhead.com/?item=50786) - Lady Deathwhisper10
Sanctified Scourgelord Chestguard - Item - World of Warcraft (http://ptr.wowhead.com/?item=51305) - Tier 10.277 (Note: Still currently has DPS stats, correct chest stats found here. (http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/51305/sanctified-scourgelord-chestguard/))
AV -
T -
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Wrists - <Notes>

Bracers of Dark Reckoning - Item - World of Warcraft (http://ptr.wowhead.com/?item=49960) - Lord Marrogar25
Gargoyle Spit Bracers - Item - World of Warcraft (http://ptr.wowhead.com/?item=50802) - Deathbringer Saurfang10

EH - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=51901 - Deathbringer Saurfang10 (H)
AV -
T -
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Hands - <Notes>

http://www.wowhead.com/?item=50075 - Blood Princes25
Gauntlets of the Kraken - Item - World of Warcraft (http://ptr.wowhead.com/?item=50978) - 60EoF
Sanctified Scourgelord Handguards - Item - World of Warcraft (http://ptr.wowhead.com/?item=51307) - Tier 10.277
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=51556 - Blood-Queen Lana'thel10

EH - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=50978 - 60EoF
AV -
T -
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Waist - <Notes>

Belt of Broken Bones - Item - World of Warcraft (http://ptr.wowhead.com/?item=50036) - Festergut25
Verdigris Chain Belt - Item - World of Warcraft (http://ptr.wowhead.com/?item=50991) - 60EoF
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=51564 - Valitharia10

EH - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=50991 - 60EoF
AV -
T -
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Legs - <Notes>

Legguards of Lost Hope - Item - World of Warcraft (http://ptr.wowhead.com/?item=49964) - Lord Marrogar25
Deathforged Legplates - Item - World of Warcraft (http://ptr.wowhead.com/?item=50808) - Deathbringer Saurfang10
Pillars of Might - Item - World of Warcraft (http://ptr.wowhead.com/?item=49904) - Crafted 8 Primordial Saronite (http://ptr.wowhead.com/?item=49908)
Sanctified Scourgelord Legguards - Item - World of Warcraft (http://ptr.wowhead.com/?item=51308) - Tier 10.277

EH - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=49904 - Crafted 8 Primordial Saronite
AV -
T -
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Feet - <Notes>

http://www.wowhead.com/?item=50190 - Valithira25
Boots of Kingly Upheaval - Item - World of Warcraft (http://ptr.wowhead.com/?item=49907) - Crafted 5 Primordial Saronite (http://ptr.wowhead.com/?item=49908)
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=51787 - Sindragosa10

EH - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=50625 - Valithira25(H)
AV -
T -
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Rings- Not 100% until I investigate the proc on the ring more, however being free in terms on EPGP/DKP etc it doesn't matter.

http://www.wowhead.com/?item=49985 - Lady Deathwhisper25
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=50185 - Valitheria25
Harbinger's Bone Band - Item - World of Warcraft (http://ptr.wowhead.com/?item=50447) - Trash25
Abomination's Bloody Ring - Item - World of Warcraft (http://ptr.wowhead.com/?item=50790) - Gunship Battle10
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=50404 - Ashen Verdict (Exalted)

EH - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=50185 - Valitheria25 and http://www.wowhead.com/?item=50404 - Ashen Verdict (Exalted)
AV -
T -
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Trinkets - The difference between Sindragose and Corroded Key are minimal, consider the Key to be a good badge purchase early on if you did not obtain both Heroic/Non-heroic ToC trinkets.

Corroded Skeleton Key - Item - World of Warcraft (http://ptr.wowhead.com/?item=50356) - 60EoF
Corpse Tongue Coin - Item - World of Warcraft (http://ptr.wowhead.com/?item=50352) - GunshipBattle25
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=50341 - Purtricide10
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=50361 - Sindragosa25

EH - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=50344 - Putricide10(H) and http://www.wowhead.com/?item=50364 - Sindragosa25(H)
AV -
T -
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Two-Hand - Impressive amounts of sockets on these, if the Hard Mode version adds another socket and maybe 1 with a stamina bonus i.e. Ramaladni's Blade of Culling, possible 3 Blue sockets with Stam socket bonus, probably just a pipedream however.

Error - Wowhead (http://ptr.wowhead.com/?item=49919) - Blood Princes25
Bryntroll, the Bone Arbiter - Item - World of Warcraft (http://ptr.wowhead.com/?item=50415) - Lord Marrogar25
Citadel Enforcer's Claymore - Item - World of Warcraft (http://ptr.wowhead.com/?item=50761) - Lord Marrogar10
Error - Wowhead (http://ptr.wowhead.com/?item=51562) - Valithira10
Ramaladni's Blade of Culling - Item - World of Warcraft (http://ptr.wowhead.com/?item=50798) - Deathbringer Saufang10

EH -
AV -
T -
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Main Hand - <Notes>

Bonebreaker Scepter - Item - World of Warcraft (http://ptr.wowhead.com/?item=50760) - Lord Marrogar10
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=51010 - Putricide10

EH -
AV -
T -
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Off-Hand - <Notes>

EH -
AV -
T -
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Sigil - <Notes>

Sigil of the Bone Gryphon - Item - World of Warcraft (http://ptr.wowhead.com/?item=50462) - 30EoF

EH -
AV -
T -
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Bumbuckle
11-28-2009, 07:28 PM
III. ToC Gear List

2 set is advisable, the extra threat from Heart/Blood strike is great (especially for Blood Tanks) and even taunt reduction can come in handy. I would use 4 set, however if you can get higher ilvl slots for Chest and Leggings, break it.

Alliance gear is listed only atm, will work on adding Horde counterparts soon.
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Head -

EH - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=48545 - Tier 9.58
Note: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=49467 has highest EH if you do not have access to 258 Tier.
AV - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=48545 - Tier 9.58
T - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=48545 - Tier 9.58
Note: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47677 - 75EoT is ranked 2nd behind Tier 9.58 for AV and T slots.

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Neck -

EH - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47133 - Twins25(H)
AV - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47939 - Lord Jaraxxus10(H)
T - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47939 - Lord Jaraxxus10(H)

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Shoulders -

EH - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=48543 - Tier 9.58
AV - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47698 - 45EoT
T - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=48543 - Tier 9.58

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Back -

EH - 1. http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47549 - Tribute Chest25 (50 Attempts)
2. http://www.wowhead.com/?item=48675 - Tribute Chest10 (50 Attempts Remaining)
3. http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47436 - Lord Jaraxxus25(H)
AV - Same as EH Ranking
T - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47436 - Lord Jaraxxus25 (H)

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Chest -

EH - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47415 - Northrend Beasts25(H)
Note: Without 258 Tier http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47964 has the most EH potential.
AV - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=48547 - Tier 9.58
Note: 245 Tier is just behind, with http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47964 following.
T - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47415 - Northrend Beasts25(H)

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Wrists -

EH - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47111 - Twins25(H)
Note: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47918 - Northrend Beasts10(H) is a close 2nd.
AV - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47111 - Twins25(H)
Note: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47570 - Crafted is a smidge behind
T - Depending if you need Hit or Exp to reach softcaps go with http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47918 or http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47111 respectively.

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Hands - There are no other gloves for DK tanks inside ToC, so Tier takes BiS by default.

EH - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=48546 - Tier 9.58
AV - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=48546 - Tier 9.58
T - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=48546 - Tier 9.58

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Waist -

EH - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47076 - Faction Champs25(H)
Note: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47937 - Lord Jaraxxus comes in 2nd and then the Non-heroic version of Bloodied Scars.
AV -
T -

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Legs -

EH - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47061 - Lord Jaraxxus25(H)
AV -
T -

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Feet -

EH - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47003 - Lord Jaraxxus25(H)
AV -
T -

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Rings -

EH - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=48027 - Twins10(H) and http://www.wowhead.com/?item=49489 - Ony25
Note: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47731 - 25EoT and http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47476 - Anub25(H)are close behind the Ring of Binding
AV - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47476 - Anub25(H) and http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47315 - Anub25
T - No expertise/hit gems in ToC, Pick a ring with a gem socket and go Exp/Hit/Str depending on those stats.
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Trinkets - 258 Wins, there is some debate over the other trinket however. I personally prefer The Black Heart, averaged out it is worth ~1400 armor if it procs every ICD. And is great for periods of time when you don't take damage and the trinket can cooldown.

EH - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47088 - Faction Champs25(H) and http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47216 - ToC5
Note: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47080 or http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47735 is preferred by some. I however use 258 Sat and Black Heart. Glyph only for Anub 25, to reduce my healing done.
AV - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=49487 - Quest(From this (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=49644)) and http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47949 - Faction Champs10(H)
T - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47131 - Twins25(H) and http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47115 - Twins25

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Two-Hand - With Decimation's agility it comes ahead of Catastrophe in terms of EH, hit also fits better into the gear set.

EH - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47515 - Tribute Chest25 (25 Attempts Remaining)
Note: If you don't have access to 25man Tribute Chest then http://www.wowhead.com/?item=48713 - Tribute Chest10(25 Attempts) is great. If not hardmode gear is available then http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47233 - Anub25 is great.
AV - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47515 - Tribute Chest25 (25 Attempts Remaining)
T - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47515, http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47519 - Tribute Chest25 (25 Attempts Remaining) or http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47239 - Anub25(H) (Archon is best, however only if some of the hit rating on Decimation is not used for Melee Hit, similar story with Catastrophe, it requires almost all of the Expertise to be used attaining 26 Expertise for it to be better.)

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Main Hand - I have heard of 245 and 232 Quel being really great for DW Tanks, though I am yet to try it, see a parse or some it in action.

EH - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47967 - Anub10(H)
Note: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=49495 - Ony25 could also be considered depending on proc, I haven't done much research into this one. Though I understand the uptime is fairly high.
AV - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47506 - Tribute Chest25 (25 Attempts remaining)
Note: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=48714 - Tribute Chest10 (25 Attempts remaining) is not too far behind.
T - Any of these weps are fine for threat, something quick for more Rune Strikes

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Off-hand

EH - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47967 - Anub10(10)
Note: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=49495 - Ony25 if not used for MH, otherwise http://www.wowhead.com/?item=49303 - Ony10.
AV - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47506 - Tribute Chest25 (25 Attempts remaining)
Note: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=48714 - Tribute Chest10 (25 Attempts remaining) isn't too far off.
T - Any of these weps are fine for threat, something quick for more Rune Strikes if you are playing Frost DW.
 
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Sigil - The new dodge sigil is a vast improvement on the Razorscale one, it has a near 100% uptime. I would recommend this as an early EoT purchase.

EH - None
AV - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47672 - 25EoT
T - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47673 - 25EoT

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IV. Ulduar Gear List

2 Piece grants 10% damage on Rune Strike, do not skip unless you are replacing with 239 or higher gear. It is advisable to collect 4 piece and use it for various situations. The bonus RP from taking that damage can be useful, aswell as the damage reduction.
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Head - Tier 8.5 and Helm of the Faceless have the same EH, I rank Tier 8.5 Higher as it allows you to get the 2set.

EH - Conqueror's Darkruned Faceguard - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=46120) - Tier 8.5
AV - Helm of the Faceless - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45502) - General Vezax25
T - Conqueror's Darkruned Faceguard - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=46120) - Tier 8.5
Note:Ironbark Faceguard - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45935) - Freya10 is a great threat helm, it will depend on which stat you need however.
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Neck - Bronze Pendant BiS without a doubt, KT 25man Neck will last until you pick that up.

EH - Bronze Pendant of the Vanir - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45485) - Freya25(H)
Note: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45696 (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45696) - Kolgarn10 or http://www.wowhead.com/?item=46343 (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=46343) - Trash10 have decent EH
AV - Bronze Pendant of the Vanir - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45485) - Freya25(H)
T - Shard of the Crystal Forest - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45821) - 19EoC or
Titanstone Pendant - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45538) Trash25

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Shoulders - Not alot of options here, Tier for sure.

EH - Conqueror's Darkruned Pauldrons - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=46122) - Tier 8.5 Ignore socket bonus.
AV - Conqueror's Darkruned Pauldrons - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=46122) - Tier 8.5
T - Shoulderplates of the Deconstructor - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45251) - XT25
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Back - 239 wins again.

EH - Titanskin Cloak - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45496) - Mimiron25(H)
AV - Cloak of the Makers - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45319) - Auriaya25
T - Titanskin Cloak - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45496) - Mimiron25(H)
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Chest - Bah! 10man loot should never be BiS, but Breastplate of the Timeless comes through due to +9 socket bonus.

EH - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=46039 (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=46039) - Algalon10
AV - Conqueror's Darkruned Chestguard - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=46118)
T - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=46039 (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=46039) - Algalon10
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Wrists - Armwraps of Bedlam with stam gem not considered (239 Dps Plate), Mimirons has more EH.

EH - Mimiron's Inferno Couplings - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45111) - Flame Leviathan25
AV - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=40306 (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=40306) - InstructorRaz25
T - Mimiron's Inferno Couplings - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45111) - Flame Leviathan25
Note:Flamewatch Armguards - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45283) - Flame Leviathan10 is a small downgrade from the Inferno Couplings.
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Hands - 239 winnar! Tier 8.5 will suffice until you get them.

EH - Handguards of Revitalization - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45487) - Freya25(H)
AV - Handguards of Revitalization - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45487) - Freya25(H)
T - Conqueror's Darkruned Handguards - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=46119) - Tier 8.5 or http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45834 (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45834) 28EoC depending if you need Hit or Exp.
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Waist - Crafted without a doubt.

EH - Indestructible Plate Girdle - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45551) - Crafted
AV - Indestructible Plate Girdle - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45551) - Crafted
T - Shieldwarder Girdle - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45825) - 28EoC
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Legs - Saronite Plated should be better for EH, however Endless Void does have 3 sockets, and would be better for fights where survival from non-physical damage is preferred.

EH - Saronite Plated Legguards - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45267) Kologarn25 or Legplates of the Endless Void - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45594) Algalon25
AV - Legplates of the Endless Void - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45594) - Algalon25
T - Conqueror's Darkruned Legguards - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=46121) - Tier8.5
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Feet - Greaves of the Iron Army do have more EH, however Crafted doesn't have Exp so is better for taking less damage over threat even considering Parry Haste reduction.

EH - Greaves of the Iron Army - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45988) - Mimiron10(H)
AV - Spiked Deathdealers - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45560) - Crafted
T - Charred Saronite Greaves - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45166) - Ignis25or Greaves of the Iron Army - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45988) - Mimiron10(H) depending if you need Hit or Exp.
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Rings - Due to the armor on the other 2 rings Fate's Clutch does not take EH slot, however remains close behind. I would still use over either ring for the additional Exp, and because it's such a narrow difference.

EH - Seal of Ulduar - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45871) - XT10(H) and The Leviathan's Coil - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45112) - Flame Leviathan25
Note: Fate's Clutch - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45471) - Thorim25(H) is fairly close behind Leviathan's Coil
AV - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45874 (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45874) - Hodir10 or Platinum Band of the Aesir - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45326) - Auriaya25
T - Fate's Clutch - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45471) Thorim25(H) or Platinum Band of the Aesir - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45326) - Auriaya25
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Trinkets- The Black Heart from ToC 5 is the best trinket you can get outside a raid and is better than anything inside Ulduar. Run Heart of Iron and The Black Heart.

EH - Heart of Iron - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45158) - Ignis25 and Royal Seal of King Llane - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=46021) - Yogg10
Note: The Black Heart from ToC5 is better than both of these.
AV - The General's Heart - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45507) - Vezax25 and http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45313 (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45313) - Ignis10
Note: Thaddius10 Trinket is better for avoidance.
T - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=42987 (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=42987) - Darkmoon Faire and http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45609 (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45609) - Algalon25
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Two-Hand - The Arena Weps have the highest stamina of any piece, so take the EH slot. I would still use Dark Edge of Depravity over them however, having decent agility, Hit Rating and stamina.

EH - Furious Gladiator's Crusher - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45949) - No longer obtainable or Furious Gladiator's Bonegrinder - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=42323) - No longer obtainable for those without http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45533 (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45533) - Yogg25(H) is fine.
AV - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45533 (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45533) - Yogg25(H)
T - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45533 (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45533) - Yoggg25(H)
Note: Other Two-Handers to be considered are:
-Voldrethar, Dark Blade of Oblivion - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45516) - Vezax25(H)
-Hammer of Crushing Whispers - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=46067) - Yogg10(H)
-Worldcarver - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45165) - Ignis25
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Main Hand - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45442 (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45442)

EH - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45442 (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45442) - XT25(H)
AV - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45442 (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45442) - XT25(H)
T - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45442 (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45442) - XT25(H)
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Off-hand -

EH - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45442 (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45442) - XT25(H)
AV - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45442 (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45442) - XT25(H)
T - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45442 (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45442) - XT25(H)
Note: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45876 (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45876) - Hodir10(H) will be fine.
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Sigil- There are arena sigils available, however these fail in threat compared to Awareness and since Vengeful Heart has been nerfed, Awareness is better now for all tanking specs.

EH - None
AV - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45144 (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=45144) - Razorscale10
T - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=40207 (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=40207) - Heigan25 or 25EoV
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Bumbuckle
11-28-2009, 07:29 PM
V. Gems and Enchants

Gems:

EH - Stamina always wins.
AV - Defense always wins.
T - Str is better past 8% HR and past dodge cap.
Note: See here (http://elitistjerks.com/f72/t44638-sunos_fireside_chat_dk_endgame_tanking/p76/#post1411767) for specific DK Threat Values, gems/chants here is based upon Blood Tanking.

For Jewelcrafters:
EH - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=36767
AV - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=42157
T - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=42142 or http://www.wowhead.com/?item=42154

Meta Socket

EH - Austere Earthsiege Diamond - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=41380) - No disputing this one.
AV - Eternal Earthsiege Diamond - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=41396) - SBV is wasted, however Defense isn't.
T - Relentless Earthsiege Diamond - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=41398) or Chaotic Skyflare Diamond - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=41285) - Relentless prefered due to Agi.

Blue Socket

In a blue socket, a Solid Majestic Zircon should always go. Unless you are a JC (Then Solid Dragon's Eye (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=36767))

EH - Solid Majestic Zircon - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=40119) - Always, should go in almost every socket.
AV - Enduring Eye of Zul - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=40167) or Regal Dreadstone - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=40138)
T - Guardian's Dreadstone - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=40141) or Vivid Eye of Zul - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=40166)

Red Socket

Only match a Red Socket if the bonus is stamina, and you are in need of the stat you are socketing for.

EH - Solid Majestic Zircon - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=40119)
AV - Subtle Cardinal Ruby - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=40115), Stalwart Ametrine - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=40160) or Regal Dreadstone - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=40138)
T - Bold Cardinal Ruby - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=40111), Precise Cardinal Ruby - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=40118), Accurate Ametrine - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=40162) or Guardian's Dreadstone - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=40141)

Yellow Socket

Only match a yellow socket if the bonus is stamina, and you need the stat you are socketing for.

EH - Solid Majestic Zircon - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=40119)
AV - Thick King's Amber - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=40126) or Enduring Eye of Zul - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=40167)
T - Accurate Ametrine - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=40162) or Rigid King's Amber - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=40125)

Enchants:

Threat values are once again based upon this. (http://elitistjerks.com/f72/t44638-sunos_fireside_chat_dk_endgame_tanking/p76/#post1411767)

Helm

EH - Arcanum of the Stalwart Protector - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=44150)
For Engineers: http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=67839
AV - Arcanum of the Defender - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=29186)
T - Arcanum of Torment - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=44149)

Shoulders

EH - Greater Inscription of the Gladiator - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=44957) - 10k Honour SW/Org
AV - Greater Inscription of the Pinnacle - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=44136)
For Inscriptors: http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=61119
T - Greater Inscription of the Axe - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=44133)

Back

EH - Enchant Cloak - Mighty Armor - Spell - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=47672)
AV - Enchant Cloak - Titanweave - Spell - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=44591)
T - Enchant Cloak - Greater Speed - Spell - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=47898)

Chest

Stats is a good all round choice, I always go with Health though.

EH - Enchant Chest - Super Health - Spell - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=47900)
AV - Enchant Chest - Greater Defense - Spell - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=47766)
T - Enchant Chest - Powerful Stats - Spell - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=60692)

Wrist

EH - Enchant Bracers - Major Stamina - Spell - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=62256) or
For Leatherworkers http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=57690
AV - Enchant Bracer - Major Defense - Spell - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=27906)
T - Enchant Bracers - Greater Assault - Spell - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=44575) or http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=44598
Note: The Greater Assault enchant is better by ~20 EP, however Expertise must still be considered
For Leatherworkers: http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=57683

Hands

EH - Heavy Borean Armor Kit - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=38376) or Glove Reinforcements - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=34207) - Armor is better, but you sometimes need to consider Magical EH aswell.
For Engineers: http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=63770
AV - Enchant Gloves - Major Agility - Spell - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=44529)
T - Enchant Gloves - Armsman - Spell - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=44625), Precision and Expertise maybe considered if these stats are too low.

Legs

EH - Frosthide Leg Armor - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=38373)
AV - Frosthide Leg Armor - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=38373)
T - Icescale Leg Armor - Item - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=38374)
For Leatherworkers: http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=60583 for the cheaper version.

Feet

Enchant Boots - Tuskarr's Vitality - Spell - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=47901) Should be the enchant used whenever mobility is to be considered.

EH - Enchant Boots - Greater Fortitude - Spell - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=44528)
AV - Enchant Boots - Superior Agility - Spell - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=44589)
T - Enchant Boots - Icewalker - Spell - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=60623) is better under Melee Hit Cap, http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=60763 otherwise.

Ring (For Enchanters Only)

EH - http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=59636
AV - http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=27927
T - http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=44645

Two-Hand Weapon

EH - http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=62158
AV - http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=53323
T - http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=53344

One-Hand Weapon

Once 3.3 Hits there will be a EH enchant for 1hander wep, i.e Rune of the Nerubian Carapace. Currently there is none.

EH - http://ptr.wowhead.com/?spell=70164
AV - http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=54446
T - http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=53344

Bumbuckle
11-28-2009, 07:29 PM
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