Beginner Gear Guides!
I'll be moving all of the stickied gear guides here that are geared towards fresh level 85's who may be trying to get their first set of tanking gear together.
Booi's Pre-Raid Tanking Gear:
KleMiX's Pre-heroic Tanking loot list:
WickedWookie's Pre-Heroic Resto Shammy Gear List:
eseruyar's Cataclysm Enhancement pre-raid gear list:
you rule, this is exactly what i needed
This emblem guide is uselees i think. We have to pick item to replace our worst one. So it depends what i need most.
All guides are based on set assumptions. Veneretio's guide is explaining which items are best assuming a certain baseline of gear. If you walk into this gear guide and have blues everywhere but a GREEN chest, of course your top gear upgrade would then be t7 chest, but then I'd ask you why haven't you obtained a better chest first?
It's all subjective, this is just a rough guide as to which pieces generally are better based on a set naxx progression tank.
Calling it useless is a bit harsh.
great help mate cheers switching my dk from dps to tank :) ty !
I am new in this site.I was only seraching for this stuff.It really helps me to guide.Thanks Kazeyonoma for such a helpful guidence.
Keep sharing and be in touch....
hey just so you know, the links are broken D:
I was bummed when I saw they were broken as well! I've used polar's guide on two characters now, and it is fantastic. If anyone is looking for it, I found it on the forums at
Sorry, I don't know how to make it say the name of the page =D
I'll likely update all of these when I can find them again, apologies.
There we go, all of the links are re-updated, be warned some of these guides are old, so use them with a level of discretion!
These are all "GUIDES".... not "THOU SHALT GEAR YOUR TOON THIS WAY". Read through them, and spend some time learning the mechanics of the game so that you can make educated, logical decisions. Gear is always changing. You need to have an understanding at to what your class's key stats and abilities are and build to support a concept, be it dps, healing, or tanking.
And please, do not get seduced by "gear score". It counts for nothing if you have mismatched gear that conflicts in its purpose, or doesn't support the talent build of your toon.
I think Feldern's pre-raid tank files for Rawr are worth a link in this sticky:
At least for paladins (what I know about), it pretty much identifies the best in slot for pre-raid items.
Updated to include TinyTankz guide!
I've got a tank gearing up priority guide (and gear list) for Cataclysm if this thread is going to be maintained.
The list itself is at http://maintankadin.failsafedesign.c...rb_v=viewtopic
Also linked via this forum at http://www.tankspot.com/showthread.p...ar-Progression
updated to include the beginner gear guides for cataclysm.