View Full Version : Tanking Pre-raid Tank Gear Guide

03-04-2010, 04:35 AM
I've had quite a few people poke me about how to gear up their tank toons and be ready to pug icc. I've therefore decided to compile a few set of rawr generic profiles to help out people start their tanking career.

The gear sets below aim at two things:
1) Get you enough hp & armor to set foot into icc10 and survive it.
2) Get 5K gearscore to appease the ignorant mob

It does aim at uncrittability, it does not aim at balancing out your threat, hit, expertise, avoidance stats or whatever. These are not optimized sets but they will work in an icc10 environment, at least good enough to get you through the door. Of course i would also run ToC 10/25 to upgrade certain pieces but that's again going into a raid environment.

Since i'm not proficient in all tank classes or their little tweaks that the pros are aware of, i'm looking for suggestions to fix/improve/overhaul the sets. I'm especially totally clueless about bear gear & my paladin info is based on a real quick tour of EJ.

The sets assume you have some relevant profession maxed out (BS/Mining for plate, Skinning/LW for druids). I didnt do BS/JC combo as that's a very expensive setup that you probably cant fund if this is your only toon. The setup already includes some hefty crafting costs already.

I've included the Ulduar crafted belts instead of the conquest badge belts as they offer one extra gem slot. Same could be said of the boots (ie crafted 226 being better than 232 drop boots) but remember we're also trying to appease the gearscore crowd here too. Same could be said for trinkets (ie Ick's Rotting Thumb to replace The Black Heart). In fact i would strongly suggest getting both trinkets as unless you use Ick's you will end up slightly below 5K gs. I would still recomment using the Black Heart during actual rating.

Warrior Set: http://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0B_0ICbliC_pjOGU1ZjE5MTUtYTUxMi00NDZhLTliM TctOWMzMjk2MTkyYTA3&hl=en
Blood DK Set: http://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0B_0ICbliC_pjODgyZmNhMmYtZGY4MC00NjlhLThjM WItNDUzMzk3OTc0ODNl&hl=en
Paladin Set: http://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0B_0ICbliC_pjYTRiYWNhYTMtNWViOS00MDQ5LTlkY jgtZDIwMjNmM2NlNDk0&hl=en
Druid Set: http://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0B_0ICbliC_pjZWE5ZmUzZWUtZGUxNC00MjZlLThhY TYtM2MwZTAzMzU5ODhk&hl=en

03-04-2010, 06:28 PM
Errm....how do I use the xml file?

03-04-2010, 06:40 PM
Errm....how do I use the xml file?

I haven't tried using the files, but I'm guessing they are for Rawr (http://rawr.codeplex.com/).

03-04-2010, 11:38 PM
Yes, you download them to your harddrive and open them with Rawr.

03-09-2010, 03:45 AM
The DK set points to the warrior set... do you have the DK set link?

03-16-2010, 01:36 PM
This is great and I really appreciate it. Any chance of a list like this focused primarily on crafted items? I mean I have a dk I just hit 80 with (5th 80) that I'd like to make a tank (especially for fast heroic qing) and don't mind buying every single slot if that's an option (I know it's not). Can you even hit 535 defense and respectable hps with all crafted/boe items if money is not an object (within reason; doubt I'm buying him a 15k 264 icc BoE but u get the point)?

03-16-2010, 02:30 PM
Triumph badge gear.. ;) Other than that the tempered saronite set will get you crit immune, but low on the HP's.