I've only been in KZ one time with this char and all I got was the Nightbane shield. I wanted to see if I could skip the whole hoping my tanking gear drops KZ grind. That being said, the SSO shield looks much better for overall avoidance so I might switch that out for boss fights. The only other piece of gear that I have that I switch out on boss fights is the Gyro-Balanced Khorium Destroyer - Item - World of Warcraft (with the def/stam gem) for more stam and a bit more def. I do have the S2 axe (2.6 speed) with executioner that I have been using for threat. I just hit exalted yesterday with Thrallmar so I bought the tanking axe. Haven't tanked anything with it yet so I'm not sure if my TPS will suffer or not.
I have 68 badges saved up right now from running 2 heroics a day (1 being the daily). I usually have pretty good success in them and sometimes even outdps the crappy PUG mage/lock (they're good for CC-ing I guess)! I was thinking about the 2.4 belt but I'm thinking the Sunguard legs might be a better option for me. So, that would be a few days away.
wow a work friendly armory! you have the stats to off tank ZA but the problem is your a warrior. People look for pallys and if they cant get one they go with a druid.
In all honesty you should farm kara (i know you dont want to) if not for gear then for badges. You really do want to pick up a KD/boots of elusion or battlescar/wrynn dynasty and a few random other things to hold u over while till u get badge replacements.
with a few more badge pieces you will be main tanking ZA without a problem