Posted by: Grumpy | May 28, 2010

Pre-Raid Gear for Death Knight Tanking

Well Gorrah finally hit level 80 and I’m trying to gear her for tanking in ICC-10. So here is my traditional gear shopping list updated for patch 3.3. I’m pulling this from Zao’s post on MMO-Champion and then tweaking it for my toon. This list in NOT complete.

Head (Stalwart Protector)

Headplate of the Honorbound (Emblems: 75 Triumph)

Helm of the Crestfallen Challenger (Heroic ToC-5)

Armored Titanium Goggles (Crafted: Engineering)


Fossilized Ammonite Choker (Heroic: Halls of Reflection)

Shard of the Crystal Forest (Emblem: 15 Conquest)

Titanium Earthguard Chain (Crafted: Jewelcrafting)

SHOULDERS (Pinnacle)

Koltira’s Pauldrons of Conquest (Emblems: 30 Triumph)

Shoulderplates of Frozen Blood (Heroic: Pit of Saron)

BACK (Titanweave/Mighty Armor)

Platinum Mesh Cloak (Emblems: 25 Valor)

Durable Nerubhide Cape (Crafted: Leatherworking)

CHEST (Super Health)

Breastplate of the White Knight (Crafted: Blacksmithing)

Koltira’s Chestguard of Conquest (Emblems: 50 Triumph)

Icebound Bronze Cuirass (Heroic: Pit of Saron)

WRISTS  (Major Stamina)

Saronite Swordbreakers (Crafted: Blacksmithing)

Bracers of Dalaran’s Parapets (Emblems: 60 Valor)

Bracers of the Herald (Heroic: Old Kingdom)

HANDS (Reticulated Armor Webbing, Armsman, Heavy Borean Armor Kit)

Koltira’s Handguards of Conquest (Emblems: 30 Triumph)

Horn-Tipped Gauntlets (Heroic: Gun’Drak)

WAIST (Eternal Belt Buckle)

Indestructible Plate Girdle (Crafted: Blacksmithing)

Shieldwarder Girdle (Emblems: 28 Conquest)

Ancient Aligned Girdle (Heroic: Azjol-Nerub)

LEGS (Frosthide Leg Armor)

Koltira’s Legguards of Conquest (Emblems: 50 Triumph)

Bolstered Legplates (Heroic: Violet Hold)

FEET (Turkarr’s Vitality)

Black Spire Sabatons (Heroic: Forge of Souls)

Spiked Deathdealers (Crafted: Blacksmithing)

Kyzoc’s Groud Stompers (Emblems: 40 Valor)

FINGERS (None, not an enchanter)

Clutch of Fortification (Emblems: 35 Triumph)

Mark of the Relentless (Heroic: ToC-5)

Signet of the Impenetrable Fortress (Emblems: 25 Valor)

Keystone Great-Ring (Heroic: Drak’Tharon Keep)

Titanium Earthguard Ring (Crafted: Jewelcrafting)


Glyph of Indomitability (Emblems: 50 Triumph)

The Black Heart (Heroic: ToC-5)


Tyrannical Beheader (Heroic: Pit of Saron)

Titansteel Destroyer (Crafter: Blacksmithing)

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