Pre-Kara Gear List.
Ok i really tired to read thru some of the other posts to see if there were similar things to what i have wrote for my guilds website, but it just takes to dam long lol. Its so much easier to copy and paste what i have wrote and if it helps just one person the great im happy. Considering this is usless information to me cause im past this point, the few threads i read on Pre-Kara gear were really a waste of time for me.
So heres what i have compiled enjoy!
For the Warrior Tank-
Boots of the Colossus -First boss Heroic Mana tombs -Bring your shadow res. gear, buy cheap greens off the AH. You need around 225 Shadow with a Pally or Priest buff to make it happen.
Jadeskull Breastplate - 4th boss Non-Heroic or Heroic Mech - Bring your Fire res. gear.
Breastplate of the Bold - Last boss Non-Heroic or Heroic ARC- I never got this to drop for me but its good if you cant get the Jadeskull,but go with Jade if you can imo.
Vindicators Harbuck - Revered rep with Aldor- also not bad, but not as good as the 2 listed above.
Shoulders of the Bold - Last boss in Non-Heroic or Heroic Shadow Labs - It has a very bad drop rate, took me 30 runs past exualted with lower city no joke /cry - good luck. But its the best shoulder till T4 or Late Kara.
Figurine of the Colossus - Last boss in Non-Heroic or Heroic Shattered Halls - Great block trinket i still use it.
Gnomeran Auto-Blocker 600 - From heroic badge rewards and well worth them imo.
Felsteel Set BS craftable set. - Great for tanks and the mats arnt bad. If you arnt a BS you dont get the STR bounus but be smart and socket at least 1 +8 STR gem in each peice, i had this complete set for the longest time until it was replaced by Kara gear, until then its the tops!
Devilshark Cape - Last boss in Non-heroic or Heroic Steamvaults. Good drop rate and prob the best tanking cloak in the game imo, Bongoose of the Shifting Ages or somthing like that is comparable but not better imo, from COT-Black Moras.
Crest of the Shat'ar - Exualted rep with Tempest keep, one of the best rep rewards for a tank in the game. Its well worth the grind i still use it and consider it a better shield than the one from heroic badges. And speaking of badges..Heroic Mech is the best instance to grind heroic badges and it gives Shat'ar rep. Botanica yields about 2300 rep , Arc around 2000 rep and Mech gives 1500 rep all on regular runs. O and did i metion its a epic
Warp-storm Warblade - Tho your atlasloot may not show it ive seen it on thottbot and its just under the Kings Defender even tho its a blue its better than the epic Suneater. Drops off the last boss in Heroic Mana Tombs- a very tough boss-I never downed him tho it wasnt a lack of trying lmao.
Suneater - nice sword from the last boss in Heroic Mech, thro a +20 str enchant on it and your golden dont waste the mats and money on Mongoose save it for Kings Defender the "be all" tanking wep thus far in the game from the Chess Event in kara.
Honors Call - Exualted rep with Honor Hold- I was working for it until i got Suneater wich imo is better.
Crystalblade of the Dranei - Bought off the AH for 100g nice blue till u can get a hold of one of the others above.
Strength of the Untamed - Revered Rep with CE, coilfang rep. About the best neck you can get till Maiden in Kara. The one from the Heroic Badges is nice but i think this one is better.
Warlord's Iron Vambracers of the Champion - there green but dam good a lvl 70 green that can be obtained thru the AH for prob around 7g. i got mine as a random trash drop in regular Shattered Halls one day and put +12 stam on it.
Sha'tari Vindicator's Waistguard - A quest reward from a long chain starting if i remember correctly a collection quest for the consortium in Stormspire in Netherstorm, Check it out on thottbot or whatever search engine you use to get more info. But its the best you can get till the one from Moroes in Kara
-Bracers of the Green Fortress- I got these to replace my Warlord's ones after Huntsman in Kara refused to give Vambracers of Courage up(wich are the best of all imo). I cant make them but if you do the research and get the mats im sure you can find somone to craft them. Thack made mine, wich i still keep for the Dodge in situational fights.
These come from Blacksmiths.
-Khorium Gyro Balanced Destroyer- (Gun) Is probably the best ranged wepon for a tank as it has the most Stam. Its a engineering craftable with a lotta mats but worth getting at some point. It also has a socket you can thro a +12 stam gem in.
There are a few other craftable epics like Helm of the Saltward Defender - But i dont think its worth it, and none of the others really sparked my intrest. Theres a nice pair of epic boots Red Havoc Boots but you have to be a BS to wear them and you have to have the pattern i think and it comes from SSC.
For ppl who want a easy "in the mean time" solutions for alternatives to what i have listed check the AH.
Look for "of the Champion" this gear has everything a tank could want. Stam, STR, DEF and nice armor.
More specifically for lvl 70 greens look for "Warlord's Iron" "of the Champion" Like the bracers i listed.
I belive this covers all the slots, Let me know if you have any Q's and ill be glad to help with strats on bosses or ways to get the gear i have listed in any way i can.
This of course is just my take on reasoning for differant gear, take what i have said and make your own conclusions.
I hope this has helped.-Boda
There is something so appealing about backhanding someone across the face with a shield.