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    WOTLK Tanking Gear List

    Contents
    Introduction - WOTLK Tanking Gear List - TankSpot
    Gems - WOTLK Tanking Gear List - TankSpot
    Backs - WOTLK Tanking Gear List - TankSpot
    Chests - WOTLK Tanking Gear List - TankSpot
    Feet - WOTLK Tanking Gear List - TankSpot
    Rings - WOTLK Tanking Gear List - TankSpot
    Hands - WOTLK Tanking Gear List - TankSpot
    Heads - WOTLK Tanking Gear List - TankSpot
    Leggings - WOTLK Tanking Gear List - TankSpot
    Necklaces - WOTLK Tanking Gear List - TankSpot
    Ranged - WOTLK Tanking Gear List - TankSpot
    Shields - WOTLK Tanking Gear List - TankSpot
    Trinkets - WOTLK Tanking Gear List - TankSpot
    Belts - WOTLK Tanking Gear List - TankSpot
    Weapons - WOTLK Tanking Gear List - TankSpot
    Bracers - WOTLK Tanking Gear List - TankSpot
    Shoulders - WOTLK Tanking Gear List - TankSpot

    Version History
    (10/03/2009) - Patch 3.1 continued: Added more Ulduar items and removed all non-SWP/T6 pre-WOTLK items.
    (24/02/2009) - Patch 3.1: Started adding Ulduar items when the come to my attention. Added BOE crafted belt and boots.
    (17/12/2008) - Patch 3.0.8: Tempered Titansteel Helm went from being subpar to decent after addition of sockets. I'm still slacking in the enchants department, hoping to get them up to date soon.
    (1/12/2008) - Updated several items and added a few more. Updated the comments.
    (27/10/2008) - Added a couple of new items, not much though.
    (10/10/2008) - Names and sources updated for a lot of items. Changed the baseline gear to include more block value and the boss to hit harder.
    (1/10/2008) - Another large batch of items after a couple of weeks of slackage.
    (19/9/2008) - Loads of new items.
    (17/9/2008) - Misc. updates. New armor slot comments.
    (16/9/2008) - Added more T4/T5 level gear. Fixed some item IDs on.
    (15/9/2008) - More new items.
    (12/9/2008) - Many new items added. Item links still missing for a few of them.
    (11/9/2008) - New items added from latest beta patch, more to come. Updated to WOTLK version of Vitality talent, Stamina is worth slightly more now. Fixed a few mistakes. Added all Rare and Epic gems. Standard gem is now 24 Stamina instead of 21 - adds more value to sockets.
    (10/9/2008) - Added WOTLK enchants for most item slots.
    (9/9/2008) - Added several TBC items, fixed a couple that were still using old stats, and added on-use effects. Some new WOTLK items added too, including the level 75 shield from The Violet Hold.
    (8/9/2008) - Initial version, still very rough and certainly work in progress. If you spot any errors, mistakes, or just plain weirdness, please point it out so I can fix it. The changes to SWP/T6 gear have been included.

    TODO: Update enchants

    Introduction
    While tanking my way through TBC, Berg's Tank Gear Rankings has been something I've enjoyed very much. Knowing the limitations of such gear rankings, it has still been a great resource when I wanted to make quantitative comparison between various pieces of tanking equipment.

    It's in the spirit of that guide I've deciced to try making a similar tanking gear analysis for Wrath of the Lich King (WOTLK). Since WOTLK still is in beta and new gear is discovered all the time, this gear guide will evolve very fast in the beginning. Besides the new gear that is discovered, I would be surprised if Blizzard aren't going to change stats on items as the beta testing progresses.

    The guide also includes some end-game raiding gear from TBC, since I guess many will be interested to know how long they can keep using their current equipment. I've tried to include a mix of the best TBC gear and gear that is rather easily obtainable.

    The Ranking Method
    In contrary to Berg I'm not going to use TankPoints, but instead some similar formulas I've derived myself with WOTLK in mind. The main difference is that this ranking method also uses Expertise in the calculations, which
    makes quite a large impact due to the enormous amount of Expertise on a lot of gear these days.

    Basically I calculate for how long a Warrior tank can survive getting beat up by a boss, without any heals. For each item I see how long it prolonges the tank's life, and bases the score on that.

    It should be noted how this is all about averages, and is just one way to approach tank survival analysis. So please don't take the numbers provided to be the absolute truth.

    Assumptions
    Expertise as a way of reducing incoming damage
    Seeing Expertise as a way of mitigating damage is quite a controversiel subject, and some might say that you only should rely on Expertise to produce threat, and the survival benefit it gives is questionable at best. It can also be argued that the primary survival benefit of Expertise is the decreased chance of getting insta-gibbed by an unfortunate series of parries. That feature of Expertise is surely very useful in many situations, but in the end it's a fact that Expertise decreases the overall damage you take. Basically, you can say that it decreases the average attack speed of the boss in the long run, since it decreases the occurances of parry haste.

    The parry model I've used is as follows: If a parry occurs, the boss' next attack occurs 40% of its swing time earlier, unless there's less than 20% of its swing time remaining until next attack.

    Furthermore, I've assumed that the tank uses an offensive ability that can be parried every Global Cooldown (GCD), and that he's using a 1.6s weapon.

    This is obviously only a rough assumption since it's rarely possible to use every GCD, and the tank might even be using a weapon which is either slower or faster - or he might even have items with Haste Rating, or be affected by Bloodlust, etc. But in the end it won't do that much of a difference on this particular aspect.

    The sterotypical melee boss
    The boss our theoretical test dummy is fighting is indeed not very complicated. Basically it's just a big brute, smashing away with normal melee attacks. No special attack or abilities. I see this as a good approximation though, since from personal experience and looking through hundreds of my WWS parses, the vast majority of damage we take as tanks are of this type. Our boss has a swing time of 2 seconds and hit for 15000 raw damage (i.e. before mitigated by armor). Futhermore, it is assumed that the boss has a base parry chance of 16%.

    The above numbers, especially the damage, is extremely likely to change as soon as I know more about the actual bosses of WOTLK.

    Rating conversions
    I've strictly used the level 80 combat rating conversions that are available in this Elitist Jerks thread:

    Combat Ratings at level 80 - Elitist Jerks

    As with everything in the beta, these are subject to change.

    Baseline stats
    You can see this as the "working point" used when calculating the highly non-linear scores. This is an extremely rough guess on my behalf, and I will change it when I know more.

    The stats of our theoretical level 80 Warrior tank:

    HP: 23k
    Armor: 23k
    Dodge chance: 20%
    Parry chance: 20%
    Block chance: 20%
    Miss chance: 10%
    Block value: 850
    Parry reduction: 3%

    Threat Gear In WOTLK
    The primary itemization change in WOTLK regarding warrior threat generation, is how important Strength suddenly has become. In fact so important that Blizzard has decided to add much more Strength to current T6/SWP gear, mostly at the cost of decreased mitigation and avoidance.

    When comparing TBC gear with WOTLK gear, you should obviously keep this in mind, although it shouldn't be that much of a concern when it comes to T6/SWP tanking gear now.

    Reading The List
    The entry for each item looks roughly like this:

    (item name+link) (points) level quality
    Source: where it's obtainable.

    As soon as WOTLK go live and the new items are transfered to the main part of wowhead, I'll make proper item links to make it look neater.

    Regarding Tier gear: For instance T7(10) will mean that it's a T7-token drop in a 10-man instance. Badge loot is marked in a smilar way.

    Crit Immunity
    When you level up from 70 to 80, you'll slowly see your crit reduction from defense drop. Keep an eye on it and make sure it don't drop below 5.6% if you intend to fight bosses or mobs 3 levels higher than yours. Xav has written an article about this problem, check it out: WotLK So you're heading to Northrend, huh? - TankSpot
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    Gems

    Gems
    Best Rare quality blue gem is Solid Sky Sapphire (24 Stamina), and I will assume it to be socketed all over the place. The new meta gem that gives 32 Stamina and 2% armor is assumed to be used.

    Note that I assume old TBC gear is regemmed as well - this obviously adds more value to old items with a lot of sockets.

    Meta gems
    1. Austere Earthsiege Diamond (629p) Rare
    The boss tanking meta gem. Scales directly with the quality of your gear. No reason not to have this as your primary meta gem.

    2. Eternal Earthsiege Diamond (384p) Rare
    This meta gem is kind of a joker. The benefit from using it scales with how much Strength, Block Value, and Block Chance you have. Certainly the meta gem to use if you have a dedicated "TPS" tanking hat. For non-raid tanking where mobs don't hit so hard, this meta gem will most likely be one offering the most damage reduction.

    3. Effulgent Skyflare Diamond (322p) Rare
    Interesting gem that besides adding Stamina also reduces spell damage taken. Its use seem pretty situational though.

    4. Powerful Earthsiege Diamond (322p) Rare
    Unless all bosses are spamming stuns, I don't think a tank will find much use of this meta gem.


    Normal gems
    1. Solid Dragon's Eye (271p) Epic Blue
    2. Thick Dragon's Eye (212p) Epic Yellow
    3. Solid Majestic Zircon (198p) Epic Blue
    4. Enduring Eye of Zul (178p) Epic Blue / Yellow
    5. Regal Dreadstone (177p) Epic Red / Blue
    6. Flashing Dragon's Eye (169p) Epic Red
    7. Defender's Dreadstone (162p) Epic Red / Blue
    8. Solid Sky Sapphire (159p) Rare Blue
    9. Stalwart Flawless Amertrine (156p) Epic Red / Yellow
    10. Shifting Dreadstone (156p) Epic Red / Blue
    11. Thick King's Amber (156p) Epic Yellow
    12. Subtle Cardinal Ruby (156p) Epic Red
    13. Delicate Dragon's Eye (153p) Epic Red
    14. Enduring Forest Emerald (142p) Rare Blue / Yellow
    15. Regal Twilight Opal (142p) Rare Red / Blue
    16. Glimmering Flawless Ametrine (141p) Epic Red / Yellow
    17. Defender's Twilight Opal (129p) Rare Red / Blue
    18. Guardian's Dreadstone (126p) Epic Red / Blue
    19. Flashing Cardinal Ruby (125p) Epic Red
    20. Stalwart Monarch Topaz (125p) Rare Red / Yellow
    21. Shifting Twilight Opal (125p) Rare Red / Blue
    22. Thick Autumn's Glow (125p) Rare Yellow
    23. Subtle Scarlet Ruby (125p) Rare Red
    24. Delicate Cardinal Ruby (113p) Epic Red
    25. Glimmering Monarch Topaz (112p) Rare Red / Yellow
    26. Resolute Flawless Ametrine (105p) Epic Red / Yellow
    27. Sovereign Dreadstone (105p) Epic Red / Blue
    28. Guardian's Twilight Opal (101p) Rare Red / Blue
    29. Flashing Scarlet Ruby (100p) Rare Red
    30. Forceful Eye of Zul (99p) Epic Blue / Yellow
    31. Delicate Scarlet Ruby (91p) Rare Red
    32. Resolute Monarch Topaz (84p) Rare Red / Yellow
    33. Sovereign Twilight Opal (84p) Rare Red / Blue
    34. Champion's Flawless Ametrine (83p) Epic Red / Yellow
    35. Enchanted Tear (77p) Rare Red / Blue / Yellow
    36. Precise Dragon's Eye (72p) Epic Red
    37. Champion's Monarch Topaz (67p) Rare Red / Yellow
    38. Glinting Flawless Ametrine (57p) Epic Red / Yellow
    39. Precise Cardinal Ruby (54p) Epic Red
    40. Chromatic Sphere (51p) Rare Red / Blue / Yellow
    41. Precise Scarlet Ruby (43p) Rare Red
    42. Accurate Flawless Ametrine (27p) Epic Red / Yellow
    43. Accurate Monarch Topaz (22p) Rare Red / Yellow
    44. Bold Dragon's Eye (14p) Epic Red
    45. Bold Cardinal Ruby (11p) Epic Red
    46. Bold Scarlet Ruby (9p) Rare Red
    47. Fierce Flawless Ametrine (6p) Epic Red / Yellow
    48. Etched Flawless Ametrine (6p) Epic Red / Yellow
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    Backs

    Backs
    Getting your paws on a Cloak of Peaceful Resolutions is one of the reasons why it's good to rush your Wyrmrest Accord reputation to revered as fast as possible. It's very easy obtainable and will last you until you grind enough 25-man badges to get a Platinum Mesh Cloak. Personally I'm not going to waste gold on the BOE crafted one, especially since it lacks Defense which are pretty hard to get enough of already.

    1. Cloak of the Shadowed Sun (1684p) L80 Epic
    Source: Naxxramas 25-man

    2. Platinum Mesh Cloak (1609p) L80 Epic
    Source: Badge Reward (Emblem of Valor)

    3. Gale-Proof Cloak (1594p) L80 Epic
    Source: Obsidian Sanctum 10-man (Hard Mode)

    4. Durable Nerubhide Cape (1373p) L80 Epic
    Source: BOE Crafted

    5. Cloak of Armed Strife (1199p) L80 Epic
    Source: Naxxramas 10-man

    6. Cloak of the Enemy (1177p) L80 Rare
    Source: The Nexus 5-man (Heroic)

    7. Cloak of Peaceful Resolutions (1169p) L78 Rare
    Source: Faction Reward (The Wyrmrest Accord - Honored)

    8. Bloodbane's Resolve (1075p) Rare
    Source: Quest

    9. Crimson Paragon's Cover (1063p) L70 Epic
    Source: Pre-WOTLK

    10. Cloak of Gushing Wound (1040p) L80 Rare
    Source: ?? 5-man (Heroic)

    11. Flowing Cloak of Command (1033p) L80 Rare
    Source: Old Stratholme 5-man

    12. Earthbound Cape (887p) L72 Rare
    Source: BOE Drop

    13. Thick Goblin Back Protector (847p) L74 Rare
    Source: Vendor

    14. Cloak of the Hardened Tortoise (835p) Uncommon
    Source: Quest

    15. Cloak of Tormented Skies (792p) L76 Uncommon
    Source: Quest

    16. Centrifuge Core Cloak (559p) L80 Rare
    Source: The Oculus 5-man

    Cloak Enchants
    I somehow imagine that there's a yet-to-be-discovered +16 dodge rating enchant out there...
    As it looks now, the Defense Rating and the Armor enchants are pretty equal. What you chose depends on whether you're into maximizing your effective health or your avoidance. The +16 Agility enchant is a nice alternative in case you want to add some threat too.

    Titanweave (189p)
    +16 Defense Rating

    Mighty Armor (178p)
    +225 Armor

    Superior Agility (140p)
    +16 Agility
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    Chests

    Chests
    Yet another reason to grind Wyrmrest Accord reputation: Breastplate of the Solemn Council is easily obtainable and will last until you get to wear purple for that slot. The T7(10) chestpiece is available for 10-man badges and is well worth the effort. Certainly the best you can get unless you do 25-man raiding.

    1. Dragonstorm Breastplate (4034p) L80 Epic
    Source: Obsidian Sanctum 25-man (Hard Mode)

    2. Ulduar 10 Warrior Tank Set Chest (4026p) L80 Epic
    Source: Ulduar 10-man

    3. Valorous Dreadnaught Breastplate (4012p) L80 Epic
    Source: T7(25)

    4. Chestguard of the Exhausted (3991p) L80 Epic
    Source: Naxxramas 25-man

    5. Breastplate of Tormented Rage (3854p) L80 Epic
    Source: Naxxramas 25-man

    6. Heroes' Dreadnaught Breastplate (3697p) L80 Epic
    Source: T7(10)

    7. Massive Skeletal Ribcage (3551p) L80 Epic
    Source: Naxxramas 10-man

    8. Breastplate of Agony's Aversion (3189p) L70 Epic
    Source: Pre-WOTLK

    9. Ziggurat Imprinted Chestguard (3135p) L80 Rare
    Source: Drak'Tharon Keep 5-man (Heroic)

    10. Icebane Chestguard (3118p) L80 Epic
    Source: BOE Crafted

    11. Breastplate of the Solemn Council (3115p) L80 Rare
    Source: Faction Reward (The Wyrmrest Accord - Revered)

    12. Sun-Emblazoned Chestplate (2958p) L80 Rare
    Source: Halls of Stone 5-man (Heroic)

    13. Reanimated Armor (2873p) L80 Rare
    Source: Utgarde Pinnacle 5-man

    14. Onslaught Chestguard (2855p) L70 Epic
    Source: Pre-WOTLK

    15. Silver-Plated Battlechest (2782p) Rare
    Source: Quest

    16. Breastplate of Undeath (2675p) L80 Rare
    Source: ?? 5-man (Heroic)

    17. Agin's Crushing Carapace (2515p) L78 Rare
    Source: BOE Drop

    18. Ivory Reinforced Chestguard (2424p) L76 Rare
    Source: Faction Reward (The Kalu'ak - Honored)

    19. Clutch of the Storm Giant (2300p) Rare
    Source: Quest

    20. Battleplate of Unheard Ovation (2238p) Rare
    Source: Quest

    21. Cultbreaker's Chestguard (2152p) Uncommon
    Source: Quest

    22. Savage Saronite Hauberk (2092p) L80 Rare
    Source: BOE Crafted

    23. Chestplate of Conquest (1734p) L78 Rare
    Source: BOP Crafted

    24. Cobalt Chestpiece (1697p) L70 Uncommon
    Source: BOE Crafted

    25. Muck-Stained Carapace (1672p) Uncommon
    Source: Quest

    26. Blacksoul Protector's Hauberk (1670p) Uncommon
    Source: Quest

    27. Links of the Terrified Deity (1651p) Rare
    Source: Quest

    Chest Enchants
    Yet again we see the effective health and the avoidance enchant being almost equal when it comes to raw survival. If you have problems reaching crit immunity, getting +16 Defense Rating on your chestpiece is a good idea.

    Major Health (190p)
    +200 Health

    Greater Defense (189p)
    +16 Defense Rating

    Super Stats (159p)
    +8 All Stats
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    Feet

    Feet
    Patch 3.1: New BOE crafted boots are best-in-slot for survival AND offers great threat stats aswell.

    I know I'm repeating myself here, but let's just underline how nice Wyrmrest Accord reputation is for plate tanks: Sabatons of Draconic Vigor is available at probably the best blue boots around. The BOE crafted epics are kinda lackluster, and they're certainly not something I'll pay good gold for.

    1. Spiked Deathdealers (3241p) L80 Epic
    Source: BOE Crafted (Ulduar Patch)

    2. Kyzoc's Ground Stompers (2937p) L80 Epic
    Source: Badge Reward (Emblem of Valor)

    3. Sabatons of Endurance (2919p) L80 Epic
    Source: ??

    4. Plague-Impervious Boots (2676p) L80 Epic
    Source: Naxxramas 10-man

    5. Greaves of Ancient Evil (2343p) L80 Rare
    Source: Ahn'kahet 5-man (Heroic)

    6. Icebane Treads (2282p) L80 Epic
    Source: BOE Crafted

    7. Inexorable Sabatons (2249p) L80 Epic
    Source: Naxxramas 25-man

    8. Tempered Titansteel Treads (2222p) L80 Epic
    Source: BOE Crafted

    9. Terrace Defence Boots (2185p) L80 Rare
    Source: ?? 5-man (Heroic)

    10. Onslaught Boots (2178p) L70 Epic
    Source: Pre-WOTLK

    11. Sabatons of Draconic Vigor (2159p) L80 Rare
    Source: Faction Reward (The Wyrmrest Accord - Revered)

    12. Slaughterhouse Sabatons (1954p) L80 Rare
    Source: Old Stratholme 5-man

    13. Toxin-Tempered Sabatons (1954p) L78 Rare
    Source: Faction Reward (Knights of the Ebon Blade - Honored)

    14. Rift Striders (1796p) L80 Rare
    Source: The Nexus 5-man (Heroic)

    15. Berserker's Sabatons (1795p) L80 Rare
    Source: BOE Drop

    16. Tempered Saronite Boots (1740p) L75 Rare
    Source: BOE Crafted

    17. Spiked Titansteel Treads (1549p) L80 Epic
    Source: BOE Crafted

    18. Enticing Sabatons (1413p) Rare
    Source: Quest

    Boot Enchants
    Unless you feel slightly increased run speed is worth 7 Stamina, the +22 Stamina enchant is certainly the way to go for this slot.

    Greater Fortitude (220p)
    +22 Stamina

    Heavy Borean Armor Kit /
    Icewalker /
    Tuskarr's Vitality (150p)
    +15 Stamina (+other effects)

    Superior Agility (140p)
    +16 Agility
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    Rings
    There's a lot of good rings available all over the place. An interesting one is Keystone Great-Ring which drops in a plain heroic 5-man. If your crit immunity budget can afford to wear a ring without Defense you should certainly try to get that one.

    1. The Leviathan's Coil (1994p) L80 Epic
    Source: Ulduar 25-man (Flame Leviathan)

    2. Sand-Worn Band (1589p) L80 Epic
    Source: Naxxramas 25-man

    3. Keystone Great-Ring (1470p) L80 Epic
    Source: Drak'Tharon Keep 5-man (Heroic)

    4. Gatekeeper (1449p) L80 Epic
    Source: Naxxramas 25-man

    5. Titanium Earthguard Ring (1447p) L80 Epic
    Source: BOE Crafted

    6. Signet of the Impregnable Fortress (1420p) L80 Epic
    Source: Badge Reward (Emblem of Valor)

    7. Signet of the Accord (1387p) L80 Epic
    Source: BOE Drop

    8. Deflection Band (1362p) L80 Epic
    Source: Naxxramas 10-man

    9. Band of Torture (1193p) L80 Rare
    Source: The Oculus 5-man (Heroic)

    10. Ring of Hardened Resolve (1165p) L70 Epic
    Source: Pre-WOTLK

    11. Nerubian Shield Ring (1146p) L80 Rare
    Source: ?? 5-man (Heroic)

    12. Titanium Frostguard Ring (1109p) L80 Epic
    Source: BOE Crafted

    13. Unsmashable Heavy Band (1069p) L80 Rare
    Source: ?? 5-man (Heroic)

    14. Staunch Signet (1017p) Rare
    Source: Quest

    15. Dragonflight Great-Ring (1009p) L80 Rare
    Source: The Oculus 5-man

    16. Kurzel's Warband (993p) Rare
    Source: Quest

    17. Solid Platinum Band (984p) Rare
    Source: Quest

    18. Iceforged Battle Ring (918p) Rare
    Source: Quest

    19. Signet of Arachnathid Command (901p) L72 Rare
    Source: Azjol-Nerub 5-man

    20. Band of the Kirin Tor (817p) L80 Epic
    Source: Vendor

    21. Tooga's Lost Toenail (773p) L70 Rare
    Source: BOE Drop

    22. Circle of Death (746p) L80 Epic
    Source: Naxxramas 10-man

    23. Band of Frosted Thorns (732p) L80 Rare
    Source: The Nexus 5-man

    24. Worgen's Ring of Revitalization (718p) L72 Rare
    Source: BOE Drop

    25. Palladium Ring (639p) L77 Rare
    Source: Halls of Stone 5-man

    26. Kurzel's Rage (605p) Rare
    Source: Quest
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    Hands

    Hands
    Any blacksmith can craft Daunting Handguards, which is a good pair of starter gloves. After that there's several better ones available in heroics, so it should be straight forward to get some upgrades. The T7(10) gloves are available for badges so they're very easily obtainable by anyone who care to grind a bit.

    1. Gauntlets of the Royal Watch (2878p) L80 Epic
    Source: Badge Reward (Emblem of Conquest)

    2. Callous-Hearted Gauntlets (2799p) L80 Epic
    Source: Naxxramas 25-man

    3. Ulduar 10 Warrior Tank Set Gloves (2782p) L80 Epic
    Source: Ulduar 10-man

    4. Valorous Dreadnaught Handguards (2773p) L80 Epic
    Source: T7(25)

    5. Gauntlets of the Disobedient (2547p) L80 Epic
    Source: Naxxramas 25-man

    6. Heroes' Dreadnaught Handguards (2536p) L80 Epic
    Source: T7(10)

    7. Gauntlets of the Master (2485p) L80 Epic
    Source: Naxxramas 10-man

    8. Fireproven Gauntlets (2297p) L80 Epic
    Source: Faction Reward (Kirin Tor - Exalted)

    9. Horn-Tipped Gauntlets (2295p) L80 Epic
    Source: Gun'drak 5-man (Heroic)

    10. Borderland Fortress Grips (2276p) L70 Epic
    Source: Pre-WOTLK

    11. Gauntlets of the Water Revenant (2092p) L80 Rare
    Source: ?? 5-man (Heroic)

    12. Gauntlets of Vigilance (2006p) Rare
    Source: Quest

    13. Daunting Handguards (1994p) L80 Rare
    Source: BOE Crafted

    14. Gauntlets of Dragon Wrath (1993p) L80 Epic
    Source: ??

    15. Refined Ore Gloves (1963p) L80 Rare
    Source: BOE

    16. Giant-Sized Gauntlets (1937p) L78 Rare
    Source: Faction Reward (Frenzyheart Tribe - Revered)

    17. Onslaught Handguards (1896p) L70 Epic
    Source: Pre-WOTLK

    18. Tempered Saronite Gauntlets (1893p) L78 Rare
    Source: BOE Crafted

    19. Expelling Gauntlets (1677p) Rare
    Source: Quest

    20. Fists of Loken (1643p) L80 Rare
    Source: Halls of Lightning 5-man

    21. Gauntlets of Capture (1634p) L80 Rare
    Source: ?? 5-man (Heroic)

    22. Demolisher's Grips (1571p) Uncommon
    Source: Quest

    23. Gauntlets of the Disturbed Giant (1554p) Rare
    Source: Quest

    24. Handguards of the Sanguine Gladiator (1514p) Rare
    Source: Quest

    25. Jayde's Reinforced Handguards (1513p) Uncommon
    Source: Quest

    26. Grips of the Valiant Champion (1457p) L72 Rare
    Source: BOE Drop

    27. Charged Earthlink Grips (1079p) Rare
    Source: Quest

    Glove Enchants
    For survival go for either +20 Agility or +15 Stamina - it's mostly up to personal preferences. For threat there's no real reason to take the Expertise enchant over Armsman. +2% Threat is far superior to +15 Expertise in terms of threat, and the +10 Parry Rating offers more damage reduction as well.

    Major Agility (175p)
    +20 Agility

    Heavy Borean Armor Kit (150p)
    +15 Stamina

    Armsman (94p)
    +2% Threat and +10 Parry Rating

    Expertise (61p)
    +15 Expertise Rating
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    Heads

    Heads
    Try to get a hat with a meta socket, they do a lot of difference. Arcane-Shielded Helm from heroic The Nexus offers very good survival stats for a blue item and will last you for some time. The T7(10) hat is not very impressive, but it offers more balanced stats that some of the other items.

    The new Rare quality engineering helmet is extremely good and is already available at level 72.

    1. Helm of the Faceless (4041p) L80 Epic
    Source: Ulduar 25-man (General Vezax)

    2. Helm of Vital Protection (3703p) L80 Epic
    Source: ??

    3. Thane's Tainted Greathelm (3553p) L80 Epic
    Source: Naxxramas 10-man

    4. Platehelm of the Great Wyrm (3509p) L80 Epic
    Source: Naxxramas 25-man

    5. Ulduar 10 Warrior Tank Set Helm (3327p) L80 Epic
    Source: Ulduar 10-man

    6. Valorous Dreadnaught Greathelm (3316p) L80 Epic
    Source: T7(25)

    7. Tempered Titansteel Helm (3288p) L80 Epic
    Source: BOE Crafted

    8. Arcane-Shielded Helm (3182p) L80 Rare
    Source: The Nexus 5-man (Heroic)

    9. Crown of Dath'Remar (3076p) L70 Epic
    Source: Pre-WOTLK

    10. Heroes' Dreadnaught Greathelm (3042p) L80 Epic
    Source: T7(10)

    11. Ground Tremor Helm (2824p) L80 Rare
    Source: Gun'drak 5-man (Heroic)

    12. Armored Titanium Goggles (2790p) L72 Rare
    Source: BOE Crafted (Engineering Required)

    13. Hard Khorium Goggles (2750p) L70 Epic
    Source: Pre-WOTLK

    14. Plate Helm of the Egg-Guardian (2688p) L80 Rare
    Source: The Oculus 5-man

    15. The Crusader's Resolution (2402p) Rare
    Source: Quest

    16. Onslaught Greathelm (2307p) L70 Epic
    Source: Pre-WOTLK

    17. Planetary Helm (2238p) L80 Rare
    Source: ?? 5-man (Heroic)

    18. Tempered Saronite Helm (2207p) L76 Rare
    Source: BOE Crafted

    19. Greathelm of the Unyielding Bull (2192p) L75 Rare
    Source: BOE Drop

    20. Greathelm of the Titan Protectorate (2065p) Rare
    Source: Quest

    21. Helmet of the Dedicated (1908p) Uncommon
    Source: Quest

    22. Spiked Titansteel Helm (1884p) L80 Epic
    Source: BOE Crafted

    23. Brann's Lost Mining Helmet (1546p) L77 Rare
    Source: Halls of Stone 5-man
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    Leggings

    Leggings
    If you're newly dinged level 80, try to get your Argent Crusade to honored (after Wyrmrest Accord though), since it will allow you to buy Special Issue Legplates. After that there are several upgrades available at many places. If you're waiting to get started with raiding, farm The Violet Hold heroic and hope Bolstered Legplates drops from the last boss.

    Before WOTLK: All BT/Hyjal/SWP/Patch 2.4 Badge-leggings will last you to Naxxramas. Otherwise, get the Daunting Legplates crafted by a BS when you hit level 80. T6 leggings took quite a hard beating with the nerf-bat when they changed T6 to include more Strength.

    1. Saronite Plated Legguards (4271p) L80 Epic
    Source: Ulduar 25-man (Kologarn)

    2. Legplates of Sovereignty (4125p) L80 Epic
    Source: Malygos 25-man

    3. Wyrmguard Legplates (4120p) L80 Epic
    Source: Badge Reward (Emblem of Conquest)

    4. Ulduar 10 Warrior Tank Set Legs (3935p) L80 Epic
    Source: Ulduar 10-man

    5. Valorous Dreadnaught Legguards (3923p) L80 Epic
    Source: T7(25)

    6. Dragon Brood Legguards (3704p) L80 Epic
    Source: Obsidian Sanctum 25-man

    7. Greaves of Turbulence (3605p) L80 Epic
    Source: Naxxramas 25-man

    8. Heroes' Dreadnaught Legguards (3542p) L80 Epic
    Source: T7(10)

    9. Legplates of Inescapable Death (3315p) L80 Epic
    Source: Naxxramas 10-man

    10. Bolstered Legplates (3121p) L80 Epic
    Source: The Violet Hold 5-man (Heroic)

    11. Legplates of the Infinite Drakonid (3052p) L80 Rare
    Source: Old Stratholme 5-man (Heroic)

    12. Felstrength Legplates (3014p) L70 Epic
    Source: Pre-WOTLK

    13. Ley-Guardian's Legguards (2977p) L80 Rare
    Source: The Oculus 5-man (Heroic)

    14. Special Issue Legplates (2736p) L78 Rare
    Source: Faction Reward (Argent Crusade - Honored)

    15. Daunting Legplates (2703p) L80 Rare
    Source: BOE Crafted

    16. Iron Colossus Legplates (2477p) Rare
    Source: Quest

    17. Onslaught Legguards (2409p) L70 Epic
    Source: Pre-WOTLK

    18. Tempered Saronite Legplates (2188p) L74 Rare
    Source: BOE Crafted

    19. Leggings of Forceful Purification (2110p) Rare
    Source: Quest

    20. Ancient Royal Legguards (2108p) L80 Rare
    Source: Utgarde Pinnacle 5-man

    21. Legplates of the Oculus Guardian (2051p) L80 Rare
    Source: The Oculus 5-man (Heroic)

    22. Legplates of Dominion (1906p) Uncommon
    Source: Quest

    23. Muradin's Lost Greaves (1739p) L74 Rare
    Source: Drak'Tharon Keep 5-man

    Leg Enchants
    I haven't seen any WOTLK leg armor kits yet, but I assume there'll be some.
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    Necklaces

    Necklaces
    Chained Military Gorget is available for only 25 Emblem of Heroism and is a good buy in my opinion. Otherwise there are a lot of alternatives available.

    1. Boundless Ambition (1610p) L80 Epic
    Source: Naxxramas 25-man

    2. Necklace of the Unerring Mettle (1523p) L80 Epic
    Source: Ulduar 25-man (Kologarn)

    3. Heritage (1511p) L80 Epic
    Source: Naxxramas 25-man

    4. Drakescale Collar (1484p) L80 Epic
    Source: Quest

    5. Amulet of Autopsy (1444p) L80 Epic
    Source: Naxxramas 10-man

    6. Chained Military Gorget (1375p) L80 Epic
    Source: Badge Reward (Emblem of Heroism)

    7. Medallion of the Disgraced (1228p) L80 Epic
    Source: Naxxramas 10-man

    8. Shadowseeker's Pendant (1215p) L80 Rare
    Source: Ahn'kahet 5-man (Heroic)

    9. Pendant of the Nathrezim (1164p) L80 Rare
    Source: Old Stratholme 5-man (Heroic)

    10. Titanium Earthguard Chain (1100p) L80 Rare
    Source: BOE Crafted

    11. Amulet of Deflected Blows (1084p) L80 Rare
    Source: Utgarde Pinnacle 5-man

    12. Collar of the Pit Lord (993p) L70 Epic
    Source: Pre-WOTLK

    13. Torta's Oversized Choker (986p) L80 Rare
    Source: BOE Drop

    14. Cast Steel Choker (982p) Rare
    Source: Quest

    15. Betrayer's Choker (928p) Rare
    Source: Quest

    16. Woven Steel Necklace (827p) Rare
    Source: Quest

    17. Tiled-Stone Pendant (807p) Rare
    Source: Quest

    18. Choker of the Betrayer (679p) Rare
    Source: Quest

    19. Chain of the Tolling Bell (514p) Rare
    Source: Quest
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    Ranged

    Ranged
    The best tanking ranged weapon available at the moment is BOE and craftable by all high level engineers. It's rathe expensive, but you can be pretty confident that you won't replace it for a long time, considering how rare tanking ranged weapons are.

    1. Veranus' Bane (1114p) L80 Epic
    Source: Ulduar 25-man (Flame Leviathan)

    2. Armor Plated Combat Shotgun (938p) L80 Epic
    Source: BOE Crafted

    3. Amanitar Skullbow (755p) L80 Rare
    Source: ?? 5-man (Heroic)

    4. Drakkari Hunting Bow (706p) L76 Rare
    Source: ?? 5-man

    5. Envoy of Mortality (692p) L80 Epic
    Source: ??

    6. Stolen Vrykul Harpoon (686p) L78 Rare
    Source: Faction Reward (Frenzyheart Tribe - Revered)

    7. Titanium Compound Bow (661p) L80 Rare
    Source: ?? 5-man (Heroic)

    8. Dorian's Prybar (617p) Rare
    Source: Quest

    9. Projectile Activator (574p) L80 Rare
    Source: Halls of Lightning 5-man

    10. Sin'dorei Recurve Bow (558p) L78 Rare
    Source: Faction Reward (Horde Expedition - Revered)

    11. Sawed-off Hand Cannon (558p) L78 Rare
    Source: Faction Reward (Alliance Vanguard - Revered)

    12. Deadly Razordarts (489p) Uncommon
    Source: Quest

    13. Deadly Saronite Dirk (348p) L76 Rare
    Source: BOE Crafted
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    Shields

    Shields
    The best shield known at the moment drops from the 25-man version of Naxxramas. The one available for badges is also very good, and it should be rather easily obtainable given enough time. Titansteel Shield Wall is almost as good and can be crafted by any blacksmith due to the recipe being available from trainers...

    In TBC, the jump from a blue shield to an epic shield was the largest upgrade you could ever get - in WOTLK it seems like the gab has been closed slightly.

    1. Wall of Terror (6468p) L80 Epic
    Source: Naxxramas 25-man

    2. Hero's Surrender (6446p) L80 Epic
    Source: Naxxramas 25-man

    3. Barricade of Eternity (6338p) L80 Epic
    Source: Eye of Eternity 10-man

    4. Crygil's Discarded Plate Panel (6016p) L80 Epic
    Source: Badge Reward (Emblem of Heroism)

    5. Titansteel Shield Wall (5942p) L80 Epic
    Source: BOE Crafted

    6. The Skull of Ruin (5892p) L80 Epic
    Source: Naxxramas 10-man

    7. Royal Crest of Lordaeron (5808p) L80 Epic
    Source: Old Stratholme 5-man (Heroic)

    8. Deadly Gladiator's Shield Wall (5570p) L80 Epic
    Source: PVP

    9. Bulwark of the Noble Protector (5536p) L80 Rare
    Source: The Nexus 5-man (Heroic)

    10. Hateful Gladiator's Shield Wall (5344p) L80 Epic
    Source: PVP

    11. Leeka's Shield (5215p) L80 Rare
    Source: Old Stratholme 5-man

    12. Savage Gladiator's Shield Wall (5065p) L80 Rare
    Source: PVP

    13. Saronite Bulwark (4958p) L77 Rare
    Source: BOE Crafted

    14. Sword Breaker's Bulwark (4934p) L70 Epic
    Source: Pre-WOTLK

    15. Riot Shield (4842p) L75 Rare
    Source: The Violet Hold 5-man

    16. Bulwark of the Warchief (4631p) L78 Rare
    Source: Faction Reward (Horde Expedition - Revered)

    17. Saronite Defender (4394p) L73 Rare
    Source: BOE Crafted

    18. Blade-Binding Bulwark (4382p) L76 Rare
    Source: BOE Drop

    19. Bulwark of the Tormented God (4229p) Rare
    Source: Quest

    20. Shield of the Lion-hearted (4144p) L78 Rare
    Source: Faction Reward (Alliance Vanguard - Revered)

    21. Iron Coffin Lid (4018p) Uncommon
    Source: Quest

    22. Bloody Bulwark (3501p) Uncommon
    Source: Quest
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    Trinkets

    Trinkets
    The various crafted BOP ones are the best, but the 111-stamina trinket that drops in Azjol-Nerub heroic is also worth getting. Its proc is close to useless for boss tanking though.

    1. Indestructible Alchemist's Stone (1205p) L75 Rare
    Source: BOP Crafted

    2. Essence of the Gossamer (1022p) L80 Rare
    Source: Azjol-Nerub 5-man (Heroic)

    3. Figurine - Monarch Crab (1022p) L75 Rare
    Source: BOP Crafted
    Notes: (300 DodgeR)p on use for 10 seconds every 1 minute

    4. Figurine - Ruby Hare (1015p) L80 Rare
    Source: BOP Crafted

    5. Repelling Charge (992p) L80 Epic
    Source: Naxxramas 10-man
    Notes: 2872p on use for 15 seconds every 3 minutes

    6. Valor Medal of the First War (979p) L80 Epic
    Source: Badge Reward (Emblem of Heroism)
    Notes: 2773p on use for 20 seconds every 2 minutes

    7. Sonic Booster (820p) L80 Rare
    Source: BOP Crafted

    8. Darkmoon Card: Greatness (817p) L80 Epic
    Source: Quest
    Notes: (300 STR)p on proc for 15 seconds

    9. The General's Heart (681p) L80 Epic
    Source: Ulduar 25-man (General Vezax)
    Notes: (455 DodgeR)p on use for 20 sec every 2 min

    10. Commendation of Kael'thas (659p) L70 Epic
    Source: Pre-WOTLK
    Notes: 1930p on proc for 10 seconds every 30 seconds

    11. Lavanthor's Talisman (535p) L80 Rare
    Notes: (440 BLV)p on use for 20 seconds every 2 minutes

    12. Mark of Norgannon (462p) L80 Epic
    Source: Malygos 25-man
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    Belts

    Belts
    Patch 3.1: No big surprise, the new BOE crafted belt is by far the best in game. It's probably a recipe that drops in Ulduar and will probably require Nether Vortex-like drops to crafted.

    One of the best belts available currently drops in a 5-man heroic instance. No reason to not try grabbing it. There's also a good one available for badges, but I'd rather not buy it and hope to get the one from Azjol-Nerub instead. While farming heroic Utgarde Pinnacle for the sword you'll surely get a Skadi's Iron Belt which is very good too and will last until you get an epic one.

    1. Dragonslayer's Brace (2969p) L80 Epic
    Source: Ulduar 25-man (Flame Leviathan)

    2. Indestructible Plate Girdle (2944p) L80 Epic
    Source: BOE Crafted (Ulduar Patch)

    3. Shieldwarder Girdle (2886p) L80 Epic
    Source: Badge Reward (Emblem of Conquest)

    4. Ancient Aligned Girdle (2676p) L80 Epic
    Source: Ajzol-Nerub 5-man (Heroic)

    5. Ablative Chitin Girdle (2622p) L80 Epic
    Source: ??

    6. Waistguard of Living Iron (2420p) L80 Epic
    Source: Badge Reward (Emblem of Heroism)

    7. Fleshless Girdle (2286p) L80 Epic
    Source: Naxxramas 25-man

    8. Waistguard of the Risen Knight (2202p) L80 Rare
    Source: ?? 5-man (Heroic)

    9. Waistguard of the Tutor (2196p) L80 Epic
    Source: Naxxramas 10-man

    10. Icebane Girdle (2133p) L80 Epic
    Source: BOE Crafted

    11. Skadi's Iron Belt (2125p) L80 Rare
    Source: Utgarde Pinnacle 5-man (Heroic)

    12. Onslaught Waistguard (2073p) L70 Epic
    Source: Pre-WOTLK

    13. Girdle of Obscuring (1938p) L80 Rare
    Source: The Oculus 5-man

    14. Flame-Bathed Steel Girdle (1694p) L80 Epic
    Source: The Nexus 5-man (Heroic)

    15. Tempered Saronite Belt (1641p) L74 Rare
    Source: BOE Crafted

    16. Gutbuster of Aldur'thar (1485p) Uncommon
    Source: Quest

    17. Spiked Metal Cilice (1409p) L80 Rare
    Source: Old Stratholme 5-man
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    Weapons

    Weapons
    If you pick a weapon where you benefit from weapon specialization (+5 expertise), then you can add around 150-160 points to the number shown below. And that's just for the damage reduction, ignoring the nice threat bonus completely.

    Many will surely run Utgarde Pinnacle heroic again and again until Red Sword of Courage drops. Until then there's some alternatives available in blue. Don't be afraid to use a slow tanking weapon as a warrior - my personal experience is that threat isn't a problem at all at the moment, so going for the weapon with best defensive stats is a good plan.

    1. Titanguard (1361p) L80 Epic
    Source: Ulduar 25-man (Flame Leviathan)

    2. Last Laugh (1297p) L80 Epic
    Source: Naxxramas 25-man
    Notes: 1.6 speed

    3. Stoneguard (1155p) L80 Epic
    Source: Ulduar 10-man (Iron Council)

    4. Broken Promise (1154p) L80 Epic
    Source: Naxxramas 25-man
    Notes: 2.5 speed

    5. Slayer of the Lifeless (1115p) L80 Epic
    Source: Naxxramas 10-man
    Notes: 1.5 speed

    6. Red Sword of Courage (1009p) L80 Epic
    Source: Utgarde Pinnacle 5-man (Heroic)
    Notes: 1.6 speed

    7. Cloudstrider's Waraxe (956p) L80 Rare
    Source: The Oculus 5-man (Heroic)
    Notes: 1.9 speed

    8. Infantry Assault Blade (956p) L80 Rare
    Source: Utgarde Keep 5-man (Heroic)
    Notes: 2.6 speed

    9. Eternally Folded Blade (892p) L80 Rare
    Source: Halls of Lightning
    Notes: 1.6 speed

    10. Split Greathammer (876p) L80 Epic
    Source: Naxxramas 25-man
    Notes: 1.6 speed

    11. Hammer of Quiet Mourning (842p) Rare
    Source: Quest
    Notes: 1.6 speed

    12. Blade of the Empty Void (822p) Uncommon
    Source: Quest
    Notes: 1.6 speed

    13. Cresent of Brooding Fury (816p) Rare
    Source: Quest
    Notes: 2.6 speed

    14. Avool's Sword of Jin (745p) L80 Epic
    Source: BOE Drop
    Notes: 1.5 speed

    15. Warsong Punisher (717p) L78 Rare
    Source: Faction Reward (Horde Expedition - Revered)
    Notes: 1.6 speed

    16. Hammer of the Alliance Vanguard (717p) L78 Rare
    Source: Faction Reward (Alliance Vanguard - Revered)
    Notes: 1.6 speed

    17. Quickblade of Cold Return (709p) Rare
    Source: Quest
    Notes: 1.6 speed

    18. Corroded Saronite Woundbringer (622p) L78 Rare
    Source: BOP Crafted
    Notes: 1.8 speed

    19. Meathook's Slicer (609p) L80 Rare
    Source: Old Stratholme 5-man
    Notes: 1.6 speed

    20. Dragonscale-Encrusted Longblade (586p) L70 Epic
    Source: Pre-WOTLK
    Notes: 1.5 speed

    21. Lydia's Sharpened Swordbreaker (557p) L74 Rare
    Source: BOE Drop

    Weapon Enchants
    We've yet to see the "Mongoose" of WOTLK, so it's hard to tell at the moment which enchant you should go for on your weapons.

    Exceptional Agility (228p)
    +26 Agility
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    Bracers

    Bracers
    1. Mimiron's Inferno Couplings (2328p) L80 Epic
    Source: Ulduar 25-man (Flame Leviathan)

    2. Bracers of the Unholy Knight (2210p) L80 Epic
    Source: ??

    3. Bracers of Dalaran's Parapets (1983p) L80 Epic
    Source: Badge Reward (Emblem of Valor)

    4. Minion Bracers (1936p) L80 Epic
    Source: Naxxramas 10-man

    5. Bracers of the Herald (1932p) L80 Epic
    Source: Ahn'kahet 5-man (Heroic)

    6. Bindings of the Hapless Prey (1907p) L80 Epic
    Source: Naxxramas 25-man

    7. Onslaught Wristguards (1686p) L70 Epic
    Source: Pre-WOTLK

    8. Bindings of Dark Will (1671p) L80 Rare
    Source: Old Stratholme 5-man (Heroic)

    9. Svala's Bloodied Shackles (1594p) L80 Rare
    Source: Utgarde Pinnacle 5-man

    10. Cast Iron Shackles (1380p) L80 Rare
    Source: BOE

    11. Bracers of Reverence (1362p) Rare
    Source: Quest

    12. Tempered Saronite Bracers (1341p) L77 Rare
    Source: BOE Crafted

    Bracer Enchants
    Stamina all the way.

    Major Stamina (160p)
    +16 Stamina

    Greater Stats (119p)
    +6 All Stats

    Expertise (61p)
    +15 Expertise Rating
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    Shoulders

    Shoulders
    There's nice blue shoulders dropping in many heroics, so getting something for this slot should be quite easy. Your only chance to get epic shoulders outside of raiding is Wapach's Spaulders of Solidarity, but using thousands of gold on those seem kinda silly to me.

    1. Ulduar 10 Warrior Tank Set Shoulders (3004p) L80 Epic
    Source: Ulduar 10-man

    2. Valorous Dreadnaught Pauldrons (2995p) L80 Epic
    Source: T7(25)

    3. Pauldrons of Unnatural Death (2940p) L80 Epic
    Source: Naxxramas 25-man

    4. Burdened Shoulderplates (2791p) L80 Epic
    Source: ??

    5. Heroes' Dreadnaught Pauldrons (2746p) L80 Epic
    Source: T7(10)

    6. Abomination Shoulderblades (2647p) L80 Epic
    Source: Naxxramas 10-man

    7. Wapach's Spaulders of Solidarity (2507p) L80 Epic
    Source: BOE Drop

    8. Iron Dwarf Smith Pauldrons (2347p) L80 Rare
    Source: Halls of Lightning 5-man (Heroic)

    9. Pauldrons of the Colossus (2305p) L80 Rare
    Source: ?? 5-man (Heroic)

    10. Pauldrons of Perseverance (2260p) L70 Epic
    Source: Pre-WOTLK

    11. Crusader's Square Pauldrons (2225p) L80 Rare
    Source: Old Stratholme 5-man

    12. Tempered Saronite Shoulders (2185p) L76 Rare
    Source: BOE Crafted

    13. Glimmershell Shoulder Protectors (2066p) L78 Rare
    Source: Faction Reward (??)

    14. Pauldrons of Reconnaissance (1996p) Rare
    Source: Quest

    15. Onslaught Shoulderguards (1962p) L70 Epic
    Source: Pre-WOTLK

    16. Tundra Pauldrons (1817p) Rare
    Source: Quest

    17. Pauldrons of the Lightning Revenant (1768p) L80 Rare
    Source: BOE Drop

    18. Ebon Pauldrons (1732p) Uncommon
    Source: Quest

    19. Bone-Polished Iceplate Shoulders (1606p) Rare
    Source: Quest

    20. Strengthened Stockade Pauldrons (1604p)
    Source: BOA

    21. Chiseled Stalagmite Pauldrons (1301p) L71 Rare
    Source: The Nexus 5-man

    22. Blood-Tempered Spaulders (1274p) L71 Rare
    Source: BOE Drop
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    [item]Gauntlets of Enforcement[/item]

    I didnt see those listed in your glove section area. Not sure what their "point" rating is but i would put them higher then Onslaught any day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magnuss View Post
    [item]Gauntlets of Enforcement[/item]

    I didnt see those listed in your glove section area.
    Thanks, added them.

    Not sure what their "point" rating is but i would put them higher then Onslaught any day.
    The defensive value of the T6 hands is quite a bit larger, mostly due to the dodge rating. But, yeah, the expertise rating on the Teron ones make them preferable in many cases I guess.

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    Nice Guide, demog, this could be really useful when picking gear out for a leveling toon in Wrath ^.^

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