Tankertots:Gear your Tank in LFD
LFD Prot-Warrior Style
Hey guys tinytankz again this time with a guide to use and abuse that LFD tool to get your tank raid ready. This guide is for prot warriors but can be utilized by palidans and of course to a lesser extent DK's i dont want to bulk them in with warriors as I dont play them and can offer nothing other than general tanking tips (EH wins every time)
(H) Axe of the Sen'jin Protector (A) Teladrassil Protector Cost: 25x Champoin's Seals
Falric's Wrist-Chopper Drops:Falric Heroic Halls of Reflection
Rimefang's Claw Drops: Scourgelord Tyrannus Heroic Pit of Saron
Peacekeeper Blade Drops: Eadric the Pure / Paletress chest drop Herioc Trial of the Champion
Lucky Old Sun Drops: Bronjham Forge of Souls
Red Sword of Courage Drops: King Ymiron Heroic Utgarde Pinnacle
The 2 ilevel 232's falric's and rimefangs are great weapons and Really either or will work for a great pre-raid set (i reccomend getting both )The hidden gem here is that peacekeeper, the bonus stats on all the items like defense dodge and parry are nearly the same, even as we climb from 219-232 but, the blade has a socket allowing you to sacrifice str for whatever stat you choose, in the beginning you may need to socket it with defense to meet the minimum but the blade can have nearly 100stam and is the best item for EH on this list.
(H) Headplate of the Honorbound (A)Faceplate of the Honorbound Cost 75x Emblem of Triumph
(H) Hellscream's Greathelm of Conquest (A) Wrynn's Greathelm of Conquest Cost 50x Emblem of Triumph
Second Helm of the Executioner Drops:Chest Drop Wrath of the Lich King event Heroic Halls of Reflection
Helm of the Crestfallen Challenger Drops: Eadric the Pure / Paletress Chest Drop Herioc Trial of the Champion
Tempered Titansteel Helm
The Crafted is a WONDERFUL starting spot as it has gobs of stamina and lots of defense the 2 things every starting tank is valued upon(aka players look at your health and care if you are critimmune) The 245 emblem helm is BiS preraid and the Tier helm is tied with the drop. Your best bet here is to farm some gold and have a titansteel waiting for you and then grab any upgrades that come but, work torwards the 245 helm and get the executioners if it drops block sets make heriocs a joke and since you are going to be doing them alot lets just build the set now.
Shard of the Crystal Forest Cost: 19x Emblem of Conquest
Fossilized Ammonite Choker Drops:Chest Drop Wrath of the Lich King event Heroic Halls of Reflection
The Warlord's Depravity Drops: The Black Knight Heroic Trial of the Champion
Titanium EarthGuard Chain
The Drop is the best. The crafted should you be loaded is a great starting point and i would like to point of that the warlords depravity for those building a block set to
(H) Shoulderguards of Enduring Order (A) Shuolderplates of Enduring Order Cost 45x Emblem of Triumph
(H) Hellscream's Pauldrons of Conquest (A) Wrynn'S Pauldrons of Conquest Cost 30x Emblem of Triumph
Shuolderplates of Frozen Blood Drops: Forgemaster Garfrost Heroic Pit of Saron
Regal Aurous Shuolderplates Drops: Eadric the Pure / Paletress Chest Drop Herioc Trial of the Champion
Once more the 245 shuolders win. to start the tier gear is great and tied with the best drop ( i am really beginning to notice patterns here blizzard). The Wapachs are always on the AH and are great shuold you find yourself being a loaded alt of a rich main. Work with what you can get though and build to the 245.
Platinum Mesh Cloak Cost: 25x Emblem of Valor
Eerie RuneBlade Polisher Drops: Falric Halls of Reflection
Durable Nerubhide Cape
Breakdown: Start by getting the crafted Cape and farm emblems. If you see the drop great but, you may have to settle on that old vendor cloak as we dont have alot of options outside of raids for our cloaks
(H) Hellscream's Breastplate of Conquest (A) Wrynn's Breastplate of Conquest Cost Cost 50x Emblem of Triumph
Icebound Bronze Cuirass Drops: Scourgelord Tyrannus Heroic Pit of Saron
Scourgelord's Frigid Chestplate Drops: Scourgelord Tyrannus Pit of Saron
Breastplate of the White Knight
Breakdown: The Crafted is BiS pre-raid and hard to replace even after walking into ICC(it will in fact last you that long) I heartily reccomend getting it but if gold is tight or this isnt a character you wanna break bank on just go with the tier gear (unless the drop happens to come while farming then i can't really reccomend the tier peice)
Bracer's of Dalaran's Parapets Cost: 60x Emblem of Valor
Bracers of the Herald Drops: Herald Volazj Heroic Ahn'kahet:The old Kingdom
Ok this slot is wierd, to start the crafted are hands down the best i can not stress enough the neccesity of getting them. However if you look at the vendor some of you may notice the big text that says BIND ON EQUIP, if your main has old emblems to spare buy the BoE bracers and mail them to your warrior. The drop is of course a "hey look situation" if you see them get em if not meh.
(H) Hellscream's Handgaurds of Conquest (A) Wrynn's Hanguards of Conquest Cost 30x Emblem of Triumph
Crystalline Citadel Gauntlets Drops:Chest Drop Wrath of the Lich King event Halls of Reflection
Mercy's Hold Drops: Eadric the Pure / Paletress Chest Drop Trial of the Champion
Horn-Tipped Gauntlets Drops:Gal'Darah Heroic Gun'drak
Vendor is your best bet here. However the drop that is the 219 is a Fantastic block set piece and i recommend getting it should it drop (you look your group right in the face and tell them even if it isn't an upgrade you need it for a reason)
Shieldwarder Girdle Cost 28x Emblem of Conquest
Titanium Links of Lore Drops: Trash mobs any regular ICC 5-Man
Girdle of the Pallid Knight Drops: The Black Knight Trial of the Champion
Ancient Aligned Girdle Drops: Anub'arak Heroic Azjul'Nerub
Indestructible Plate Girdle
Crafted>Vendor>Pallid>Links Yeah pretty much that the links are again good for a block set(you want one trust me) but that crafted has so many sockets and so much stam is to be had that i cant not recommend it the Vendor is close behind and VERY cheap emblem wise (an hour or two of farming)
(H) Hellscream's Leggaurds of Conquest (A) Wrynn's Legguards of Conquest Cost 50x Emblem of Triumph
Legplates of Frozen Granite Drops: Devourer of Souls Forge of Souls
Legguards of Abandoned Fealty Drops: Grand Champions fight from heroic Trial of the Champion
Bolstered Legplates Drops:Cyingosa Heroic Violet Hold
Pillars Of Might
The Vendor is your best bet, the crafted are some of these best legs in the game and are for many many fights the BiS peice of gear. Just farm drops as you collect emblems and upgrade to your tier. If you are some kind of super rich freak those pillars are waiting for you.
Kyzoc's Grounds Stompers Cost: 40x Emblem of Valor
Sollerets of Suffering Drops: Devourer of Souls Forge of Souls
Black Spire Sabatons Drops: Devourer of Souls Heroic Forge of Souls
Boots of Heartfelt Repentance Drops: Eadric the Pure / Paletress Chest Drop Trial of the Champion
Boots of Kingly Upheaval
Tempered Titansteel Treads
Breakdown: The boots from BS are BiS (but are nearly 10k gold At the time of this writing). The Blackspire are wonderful boots and will last you well into 25 man encounters. I heartily reccomend those with the desire to que at 80 to buy the temepred titansteel. please though avoid the vendor they are there for completness.
Clutch of Fortification Cost 45x Emblem of Triumph
Signet of the Impregnable Fortress Cost: 25x Emblem of Valor
Mark of the Relentless Drops: Grand Champions fight from heroic Trial of the Champion
Keystone Great-Ring Drops: The Prophet Tharon'ja Heroic Drak'Tharon Keep
Titanium EarthGaurd Ring
Titanium Frostgaurd Ring
To start you need the emblem ring and one other so which to get? The drop from Trial is amazing and teh second vendor is viable for people with bad luck. Some of you savvy players notice an old ring from when saphiron was hard the frostgaurd ring. i put it here for lack of drops and the pure stam potential of the ring (to a warrior with 3 points in vitality it is nearly 1.4k hp alone) but, shouldn't really be used unless you just need a filler ring when you ding 80.
Glyph of Indomitability Cost 50x Emblem of Triumph
Valor Medal of the First War Cost: 25x Emblem of Valor
Ick's Rotting Thumb Drops: Ick Heroic Pit of Saron
The Black Heart Drops: The Black Knight Trial of the Chapoin
Essence of Gossamer Drops: Hardronox Heroic Azjul'Nerub
Lavanthor's Talisman Drops: Lavanthor Heroic Violet Hold
Those who have been paying attention will notice that i have included 2 blue items here and they are the only two blue items linked. To start one of the reasons is that the black heart is almost required and it is a hard to get drop for some so the essence of gossamer is next best. Also Ick's Rotting thumb is fantastic for an avoidance set but, at EH it is not even on the radar. The Lavanthors talisman is something every warrior should have in his bag. The block rating is HUGE and is almost essential in building a block set. So get the black hearth and the glyph but, fill in with anything you can get to start.
Blades of the Sable Cross Cost 25x Emblem of Triumph
Armor Plated Combat Shotgun
To start there are no dungeon drops for this slot and it is one place wehre i can honestly tell you to get the crafted and dont worry about teh vendor (i know it has a high itemlevel) until you can put something in every other slot that needs your attention the gun has tons of HP and Defense on it something you will be lacking as a fresh 80 (you will have stma just not how much everyone wants)
Crygil's Discarded Plate Panel Cost: 35x Emblem of Heroism
Splintered Door of The Citadel Drops:Marwyn Halls of Reflection
Royal Crest of Lordaeron Drops:Mal'Ganis Heroic Caverns of Time:Culling of Stratholme
Titansteel Sheild Wall
The Drop is the best and after that is a large amount of tie'ing with every othrr sheild listed being pretty much just as good as the others. I would like to add that the shieldwall is crafted and relativly cheap and is an excellent starting point for any sheildwielding tank.
AuctionHouse Watch list:
Harbringer's Bone Band
Rowan's Rifle of Silver Bullets
Band of the Traitor King Signet of the Triator King
Signet of the Earthshaker
Cloak of the Iron Council
Signet of Winter
Signet of the Accord
Wapach's Spaulders of Solidarity
Burning Skull Pendant
Refined Ore Gloves
Tattered Castle Drape
Waistgaurd of Risen Knight
To begin with i recommend getting as many items before you start this grind refer to the crafted section of each slot and the AH watch list. remember to gear up for each step. Pre-Naxx Heroics need only leveling blue tank gear gemmed and such to stay crit immune. Trial of the Champion is only slightly more demanding (mostly ilevel 200's equipped). After that is Heroic Trial of the champion and Normal ICC dungeons which need all item level 200's mixed with emblem gear. Heroic ICC dungeons can be difficult and should be attempted by players who have sufficiently geared with emblems and normal ICC dungeon drops.
1.As you are gearing pay attention to the weekly it can be lower content that you can get into with relative ease.
2.Talk to your guild they may be able to carry you through Naxx10 or Ulduar25 to help you gear.
3.Always Pay attention to your group in these random pugs especially your healers mana.
4.Be willing to learn if this is your first character some of the dungeon tricks will be unknown to you so just ask your group.
5.Repair and stock up on pots/food after every dungeon so you wont need to port out.
Ask a Tiny:
I do what i can but am no miracle worker for small things feel free to ask but please utilize the HALP! section. This guide aims to get you raid ready in a timely manner.