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    WotLK: Tank Plate List - Easy To Get Items

    This list is for pre-80 loot. From Quested, Crafted, Drops and Rep. Some items with +Hit and Resil included as well.

    (Level Required To Get-Quest, Drop, or Crafted) Item Link

    Head:
    -(68-Quest) Amberplate Headguard - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(68-Quest) Runeplate Helm - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(71-Quest) Dalaran Sentry Headguard - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(71-Quest) Stonepath Helm - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(74-Quest) Ribbed Helm of Servitude - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(75-World Drop) Greathelm of the Unyielding Bull - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(76-Quest) Bronzed Dome Protector - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(76-Quest) Helm of Brutal Slaughter - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(76-Crafted) Tempered Saronite Helm - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(77-Quest) Greathelm of the Titan Protectorate - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(77-Quest) The Crusader's Resolution - Item - World of Warcraft (Second Best, Close to T6)
    -(77-Quest) Crown of Hyldnir - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(78-Crafted) Savage Saronite Skullshield - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(78-Quest) Faceguard of Punishment - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(78-The Oculus drop-8%) Helm of the Ley-Guardian - Item - World of Warcraft (Best Overall, Close to T6)

    Neck:
    -(68-Quest) Woven Steel Necklace - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(68-Quest) Tiled-Stone Pendant - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(74-Quest) Betrayer's Choker - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(76-Quest) Blood-Infused Pendant - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(77-Quest) Chain of the Sovereign - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(77-Halls of Stone Boss 'Sjonnir'-37%)Amulet of Wills - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(78-Utgarde Pinn. Boss 'Skadi'-11%) Amulet of Deflected Blows - Item - World of Warcraft (Best Overall, Breaks anything BC)
    -(78-World drop) Torta's Oversized Choker - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(79-Quest) Reinforced Titanium Neckguard - Item - World of Warcraft (Second Best)

    Shoulder:
    -(68-Quest) Feather-Lined Shoulderpads - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(73-Quest) Bone-Polished Iceplate Shoulders - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(73-Crafted) Reinforced Cobalt Shoulders - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(75-Violet Hold Boss 'Moragg'-44%) Shoulderplates of the Beholder - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(76-Crafted) Tempered Saronite Shoulders - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(76-Quest) Pauldrons of Reconnaissance - Item - World of Warcraft (Second Best)
    -(77-Quest) Scourgebane Pauldrons - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(77-Quest) Mantle of Volkhan - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(77-Quest) Ebon Pauldrons - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(78-Crafted) Savage Saronite Pauldrons - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(78-Halls of Lightning Boss 'Ionar'-23%) Pauldrons of the Lightning Revenant - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(78-Stratholme Past trash drop-2%) Crusader's Square Pauldrons - Item - World of Warcraft (Best Overall, Close to T6)

    Cloak:
    -(72-World Drop) Earthbound Cape - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(73-Quest) Therapeutic Cloak - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(74-Venture Co. Coinsx50) Thick Goblin Back Protector - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(75-Crafted) Cloak of Tormented Skies - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(75-Violet Hold 'Erekem'-45%) Screeching Cape - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(76-Quest) Cloak of the Hardened Tortoise - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(77-Quest) Bloodbane's Resolve - Item - World of Warcraft (Second Best, Breaks anything BC)
    -(77-Halls of Stone Boss 'Maiden'-30%) Embrace of Sorrow - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(78-The Oculus-Boss 'Varos'-22%) Centrifuge Core Cloak - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(78-Stratholme Past Boss 'Salramm the Fleshcrafter'-26%) Flowing Cloak of Command - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(78-The Wyrmrest Accord Rep:Honored) Cloak of Peaceful Resolutions - Item - World of Warcraft (Best Overall, Breaks anything BC)

    Chest:
    -(68-Quest) Blacksoul Protector's Hauberk - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(71-Quest) Stonepath Chestguard - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(73-Ahn'kahet Boss 'Jedoga Shadowseeker') Battlechest of the Twilight Cult - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(74-Quest) Clutch of the Storm Giant - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(75-Crafted) Tempered Saronite Breastplate - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(76-Quest) Muck-Stained Carapace - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(76-The Kalu'ak Rep-Honored) Ivory-Reinforced Chestguard - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(77-Quest) Stonebound Chestguard - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(77-Quest) Stonebound Chestguard - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(77-Quest) Battleplate of Unheard Ovation - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(77-Quest) Cultbreaker's Chestguard - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(77-Quest) Rockshaper's Resolve - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(78-Oculus Boss 'Varos'-22%) Wing Commander's Breastplate - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(78-Crafted) Savage Saronite Hauberk - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(78-Utgarde Pinn. Boss 'Gortok'-23%) Reanimated Armor - Item - World of Warcraft (Best Overall)
    -(78-The Oculus Boss 'Varos'-30%) Wing Commander's Breastplate - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(79-Quest) Silver-Plated Battlechest - Item - World of Warcraft (Second Best)

    Wrist:
    -(68-Quest) Freed Shackles - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(70-Crafted) Cobalt Bracers - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(72-Quest) Wyrmbane Wristguards - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(74-Quest) Thick Bracers of Battle - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(77-Quest) Hardened Bone Wrist Protectors - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(77-Quest) Polished Tusk Shackles - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(77-Crafted) Tempered Saronite Bracers - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(77-Quest) Lifegiver's Ward - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(77-Quest) Bracers of Reverence - Item - World of Warcraft (Second Best)
    -(78-Crafted) Vengeance Bindings - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(78-Crafted) Savage Saronite Bracers - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(78-Utgarde Pinn. Boss 'Svala Sorrowgrave'-25%) Svala's Bloodied Shackles - Item - World of Warcraft (Best Overall, Close to T6)

    Gloves:
    -(69-Quest) Bogstrok Plate Gloves - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(69-Quest) Gauntlets of the Disturbed Giant - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(71-Quest) Bite-Proof Grips - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(71-Quest) Crystalplate Gauntlets - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(72-Quest) Grips of Flawed Temper - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(72-Quest) Expelling Gauntlets - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(72-World Drop) Grips of the Valiant Champion - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(73-Quest) Handguards of the Sanguine Gladiator - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(75-Violet Hold Boss 'Cyanigosa'-32%) Plate Claws of the Dragon - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(75-Quest) Ancestral Gauntlets - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(76-Quest) Handguards of Transient Friendship - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(77-Quest) Preservative-Stained Gauntlets - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(77-Quest) Jayde's Reinforced Handguards - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(77-Quest) Demolisher's Grips - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(77-Quest) Gauntlets of Vigilance - Item - World of Warcraft (Best Overall, Breaks T6)
    -(78-Quest) Gauntlets of The Culling - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(78-Frenzyheart Tribe Rep-Revered) Giant-Sized Gauntlets - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(78-Crafted) Savage Saronite Gauntlets - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(78-Crafted) Tempered Saronite Gauntlets - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(78-Crafted) Daunting Handguards - Item - World of Warcraft

    Waist:
    -(68-Quest) Amberplate Waistguard - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(69-Quest) Seething Waistguard - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(73-Quest) Load-Bearing Girdle - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(73-World Drop) Girdle of the Howling Berserker - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(74-Crafted) Tempered Saronite Belt - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(77-Quest) Goblin Damage Absorber - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(77-Quest) Thorim's Grasp - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(77-Quest) Gutbuster of Aldur'thar - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(78-Crafted) Savage Saronite Waistguard - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(78-Culling of Strath. Boss 'Salramm'-10%) Spiked Metal Cilice - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(78-The Oculus Boss 'Mage Lord-Urom'-29%) Girdle of Obscuring - Item - World of Warcraft (Best Overall, Breaks T6)

    Legs:
    -(71-Quest) Wrynn's Legplates of Carnage - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(73-Quest) Leggings of Forceful Purification - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(74-Quest) Bloodletter's Legplates - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(74-Drak'Tharon Keep Boss 'The Prophet Tharon'-29%) Muradin's Lost Greaves - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(74-Crafted) Tempered Saronite Legplates - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(75-Violet Hold Boss 'Zuramat'-46%) Void Sentry Legplates - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(77-Quest) Legplates of Dominion - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(77-Quest) Iron Colossus Legplates - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(78-Crafted) Savage Saronite Legplates - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(78-Argent Crusade Rep-Honored) Special Issue Legplates - Item - World of Warcraft (Best Overall, Close to T6)
    -(78-Crafted) Daunting Legplates - Item - World of Warcraft

    Feet:
    -(71-Quest) Boots of the Unbowed Protector - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(73-Quest 'Cleansing Drak'Tharon'-Dungeon: Drak'Tharon) Enticing Sabatons - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(73-Quest) Volazj's Sabatons - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(73-Quest) Rusty Cave Stompers - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(74-Quest) Boots of the Altar - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(74-Quest) Boots of the Rescuer - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(74-Quest) Trollkickers - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(75-Crafted) Tempered Saronite Boots - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(77-Quest) Jawbreakers - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(78-Crafted) Savage Saronite Walkers - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(78-World Drop) Berserker's Sabatons - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(78-Stratholme Past Boss 'Meathook'-24%) Slaughterhouse Sabatons - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(78-Knights of the Ebon Blade Rep-Honored) [Identical to Above Item] Toxin-Tempered Sabatons - Item - World of Warcraft (Best Overall, Close to T6)

    Ring:
    -(70-World Drop) Tooga's Lost Toenail - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(72-World Drop) Worgen's Ring of Revitalization - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(72-Azjol'Nerub-Boss:Anub'Arak-36%) Signet of Arachnathid Command - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(73-Quest) Kurzel's Warband - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(74-Quest) Ring of Ancestral Protectors - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(74-Quest) Solid Platinum Band - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(76-Quest) Ring of Misinterpreted Gestures - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(76-Gundrak-Boss:Gal'darah-30%) Gal'darah's Signet - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(77-Quest) Band of Motivation - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(77-Quest) Iceforged Battle Ring - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(77-Crafted) Stoneguard Band - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(77-Quest) Staunch Signet - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(78-Crafted) Ring of Earthen Might - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(78-Crafted) Savage Titanium Ring - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(78-Quest) Staunch Signet - Item - World of Warcraft (Second Best Overall)
    -(78-The Oculus-8%) Dragonflight Great-Ring - Item - World of Warcraft (Best Overall)

    Trinket:
    -(70?-Crafted) Sonic Booster - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(75-Crafted) Figurine - Ruby Hare - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(75-Crafted) Indestructible Alchemist's Stone - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(75-Crafted) Figurine - Monarch Crab - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(78-Halls of Lightning Boss 'Loken'-33%) Seal of the Pantheon - Item - World of Warcraft (A Must Have-All these are better than anything BC))

    Ranged:
    -(68-Quest) Fury of the Raging Dragon - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(68-Quest) Hair-Trigger Blunderbuss - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(69-Quest) Amphibious Speargun - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(72-Crafted) Sure-fire Shuriken - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(75-Violet Hold Boss 'Lavanthor') Prison Warden's Shotgun - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(76-Crafted) Deadly Saronite Dirk - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(76-Quest) Dorian's Prybar - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(76-Gundrak Boss 'Drakari Eemental'-25%) Drakkari Hunting Bow - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(77-Quest) Sharpened Hyldnir Harpoon - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(77-Quest) Weighted Throwing Axe - Item - World of Warcraft (Best Overall)
    -(77-Quest) Bow of Bone and Sinew - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(78-Halls o Lightning Boss 'General Bjarngrim'-20%) Hardened Vrykul Throwing Axe - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(78-Frenzyheart Tribe Rep-Revered) Stolen Vrykul Harpoon - Item - World of Warcraft

    Main Hand:
    -(68-Quest) Jagged Icefist - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(71-Crafted) Cobalt Tenderizer - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(71-Quest) Mace of the Violet Guardian - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(72-Quest) Reactive Waraxe - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(73-Quest) Yoke Slasher - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(74-Crafted) Savage Cobalt Slicer - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(74-Quest) Joint-Severing Quickblade - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(74-Quest) Hammer of Quiet Mourning - Item - World of Warcraft (Second Best, Breaks anything BC))
    -(77-Quest) Blunt Brainwasher - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(77-Quest) Blade of the Empty Void - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(77-Quest) Quickblade of Cold Return - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(78-Alliance Vangaurd Rep-Revered) Hammer of the Alliance Vanguard - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(78-The Wyrmrest Accord Rep-Honored) Fang of Truth - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(78-Crafted) Corroded Saronite Woundbringer - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(78-Crafted) Corroded Saronite Edge - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(78-Halls of Lightning Boss 'Volkhan'-36%) Eternally Folded Blade - Item - World of Warcraft (Best Overall, Breaks anything BC)
    -(78-Strath. Boss 'Meathook'-10%) Meathook's Slicer - Item - World of Warcraft

    Shield:
    -(68-Quest) Icechill Buckler - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(68-Quest) Nerubian Inner Husk - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(70-Quest) Plainkeeper Blockade - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(73-Quest) Bulwark of the Tormented God - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(73-Quest) Bloody Bulwark - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(73-Crafted) Saronite Defender - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(74-Quest) Infiltrator's Shield - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(75-Violet Hold Boss 'Xevozz'-44%) Riot Shield - Item - World of Warcraft (Second Best, Breaks anything BC)
    -(76-World Drop) Blade-Binding Bulwark - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(77-Quest) Iron Coffin Lid - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(77-Crafted) Saronite Bulwark - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(78-Alliance Vangaurd Rep-Revered) Shield of the Lion-hearted - Item - World of Warcraft
    -(78-Stratholme Past 'Dark Runed Chest' after Boss 'Mal'Ganis'-6%) Leeka's Shield - Item - World of Warcraft (Best Overall, Breaks anything BC)
    Last edited by Rootkitworm; 12-12-2008 at 10:24 AM.
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    Maybe you can work together with Polar who's already been workin on a list similar to this.

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    Very nice list, if it can be consolidated, even better, but thank you nonetheless Rook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashyn View Post
    Very nice list, if it can be consolidated, even better, but thank you nonetheless Rook.
    You're Welcome!

    I went back and edited it to be more consolidated, hopefully is easier to read now. Anything anyone else can add is appreciated too.
    Last edited by Rootkitworm; 11-06-2008 at 07:23 PM.
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    You missed a few items.

    Shoulders

    Crusader's Square Pauldrons - Item - World of Warcraft
    Tempered Saronite Shoulders - Item - World of Warcraft
    Tundra Pauldrons - Item - World of Warcraft
    Bone-Polished Iceplate Shoulders - Item - World of Warcraft

    All easy to get while levelling and some are fairly comparable to the items you get at a higher level (I'm just hoping none of these items become the Fleshmaster's Greaves of Northrend ).

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    Cool deal rook!

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    seriously where is all the SBV?I hope the strength makes up for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kahmal View Post
    seriously where is all the SBV?I hope the strength makes up for it.
    Well it is a 2:1 ratio now. Balance it out with some old school SBV items and you should be fine.

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    gonna move this to the Wotlk Transition library for this coming week before it hits, i'll leave the redirect here for a week or so, try to get in touch with Polar about his guide and seeing if you guys can condense it into 1 list.

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    Thanks Kaz, and yea good call on perhaps condensing into one uber checklist resource.

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    Quested and crafted items early 70's

    Saronite Defender
    Expelling Gauntlets
    Tundra Pauldrons

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    Quested from Nexus runs:

    Gauntlets of the Disturbed Giant - Item - World of Warcraft - Gauntlets of the Disturbed Giant
    Boots of the Unbowed Protector - Item - World of Warcraft - Boots of the Unbowed Protector

    .. Doesn't appear to be a level requirement on either, just knock out some prerequisite quests in Coldarra from Archmage Berinand who also gives the quest for the Tundra Pauldrons : Tundra Pauldrons - Item - World of Warcraft.

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    Betrayer's choker (And the quest 'Betrayal') isn't a dungeon quest, just the end of a very long (and interesting) chain in ZD.
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    How is Signet of the Accord a pre-raid item?

    Also, all other gear lists like this I have seen lists the best item on the top, with #1 before them, not at the bottom with a #6 before them...people might find it confusing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Juzaam View Post
    How is Signet of the Accord a pre-raid item?

    Also, all other gear lists like this I have seen lists the best item on the top, with #1 before them, not at the bottom with a #6 before them...people might find it confusing.
    Originally this list I made just for myself, just did it in my free time at work and whatnot, so wasn't intended to be perfect for sure. I was just sharing my work with the forums, figure it couldn't hurt and might help someone.

    I took that ring out, true it's not really a pre-raid item, lol. When I make lists for me it's based on how I think and read lists, I go by the top of the list and work down. Also I simply look at the Required Level first, so that is why that number is first.
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    Quick question, the weapon reward from: 2. (74-Quest 'Wanted: Ragemane's Flipper'-Dungeon:Zul'Drak) [Replaces Brutalizer]. That axe is 2.6 speed. He offers 2 other "tank" weapons, a mace and a sword that are both 1.6ish speed however they lack expertise. Should I go with that slow axe over the faster alternatives?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarris View Post
    Quick question, the weapon reward from: 2. (74-Quest 'Wanted: Ragemane's Flipper'-Dungeon:Zul'Drak) [Replaces Brutalizer]. That axe is 2.6 speed. He offers 2 other "tank" weapons, a mace and a sword that are both 1.6ish speed however they lack expertise. Should I go with that slow axe over the faster alternatives?
    This probably deserves it's own search and/or topic - comparing fast vs slow main hand weapons for tanking after 3.0.2 itemization/skill changes and now WotLK. As for expertise, it's a valuable stat for ANY melee class so it's inclusion on an item doesn't outright indicate that an item is tank specific. You'll find a lot of Wrath weapons that could be tank suitable are tending back toward the slower end of the spectrum.

    I'm finding myself using my Decapitator from Kara more often than the King's Defender due to the Orc axe racial expertise bonus and because Heroic Strike is simply not as much a part of my base DPS output as it used to be. Then again, I'm planning to have replaced most of what I'm currently wearing before I hit any content that requires gear min/maxing.

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    Fast weapons do more damage and more threat (assuming plenty of rage) than slow weapons unless there is a huge difference in their dps (this is due to being able to spam heroic strike and cleave). Unless you need avoidance and your slow weapon has it, then stick with fast weapons.

    If you're rage starved then you may be outgearing the instance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarris View Post
    Quick question, the weapon reward from: 2. (74-Quest 'Wanted: Ragemane's Flipper'-Dungeon:Zul'Drak) [Replaces Brutalizer]. That axe is 2.6 speed. He offers 2 other "tank" weapons, a mace and a sword that are both 1.6ish speed however they lack expertise. Should I go with that slow axe over the faster alternatives?
    I agree it could be its own topic. I put it in there because it is definitely a tanking weapon, and would be optimal in certain situations or where you may need it for the stats on it. At a glance, to me it seems it would out threat the Brutalizer because of the expertise and the added strength.
    Last edited by Rootkitworm; 11-18-2008 at 10:13 PM.
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    Great job Root! I love lists, and as I'm not speed leveling to 80 like everyone else I 'd like to stop and check what's available down the path. Completed all quests in Borean and now starting in Howling Fjord at lvl 73

    3 things:

    1. This list would be even more helpful if you included lower 70's gear, so it becomes a leveling tanks guide to gear. I know many tanks race off to 80 and start gearing for the endgame stuff, but for that there's Polar's pre-Naxx list. This list woud be great for us other slow levelers

    2. Some inconsistency in your ranking, would be nice if all chapters were ranked in the same way like starting with first lower level piece as number 1and cont down to lvl 80 stuff.

    3. Realised myself that a lot of the Blacksmith stuff is very good for mid 70's (Tempered Saronite gear), and I couldn't find any in your list. That's where most of my T4/Kara/badge gear goes out the window.

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