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WoW Guide: Tank Gear for the Leveling Warrior

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As a warrior, whether we’re taking the beat down or dishing it out ourselves, our performance is greatly dependent on our gear. There are some items that warriors may not be aware of through quests, instances and crafting that would help them get on the raiding scene or help them in their tanking for 5-mans.

These are in order by level requirement and not necessarily by “Best in Slot” for whichever set you’re looking for. These are also only from the Wrath of the Lich King expansion.

Head
 
Name Source Level Req. Item Level
Cobalt Helm 370 Blacksmithing
5 Cobalt Bars
70 142
Armored Titanium Goggles 440 Engineering, Requires 400 Engineering
8 Titanium Bars, 4 Heavy Borean Leather, 2 Sky Sapphire, 4 Eternal Earth, 1 Frozen Orb
72 200
Greathelm of the Unyielding Bull World Drop 75 154
Tempered Saronite Helm 405 Blacksmithing
12 Saronite Bar, 1 Eternal Earth
76 171
Greathelm of the Titan Protectorate Quest, Sholazar Basin
Reclamation from Avatar of Freya
77 162
The Crusader's Resolution Quest, Icecrown
The Crusader’s Pinnacle from Highlord Tirion Fordring
77 174
Helm of the Ley-Guardian Normal Oculus
Cache of Eregos, Ley-Guardian Eregos 
78 187
Tempered Titansteel Helm 440 Blacksmithing
4 Saronite Bars, 4 Titansteel Bars, 1 Frozen Orb
80 200
Arcane-Shielded Helm Heroic Nexus
Grand Magus Telestra
80 200
Ground Tremor Helm Heroic Gundrak
Moorabi, High Prophet of Mam’toth
80 200
                   

Shoulders

Name Source Level Req. Item Level
Tundra Pauldrons Quest, The Nexus
Have They No Shame? from Librarian Serrah
68 155
Cobalt Shoulders 360 Blacksmithing
4 Cobalt Bars
70 142
Bone-Polished Iceplate Shoulders Quest, Grizzly Hills
Hour of the Worg from Sasha
73 154
Tempered Saronite Shoulders 405 Blacksmithing
12 Saronite Bars
76 171
Pauldrons of Reconnaissance Quest, Halls of Stone
Halls of Stone from Brann Bronzebeard
76 176
Glimmershell Shoulder Protectors The Oracles
Revered Reputation
78 187
Crusader's Square Pauldrons Culling of Stratholme
Instance Trash Mobs
78 187
Iron Dwarf Smith Pauldrons Heroic Halls of Lightning
General Bjarngrim
80 200
Pauldrons of the Colossus Heroic Gundrak
Drakkari Colossus / Elemental
80 200
Wapach's Spaulders of Solidarity World Drop 80 200


Chest
 
Name Source Level Req. Item Level
Cobalt Chestpiece 375 Blacksmithing
6 Cobalt Bars
70 142
Battlechest of the Twilight Cult Normal Ahn'kahet: The Old Kingdom
Jedoga Shadowseeker
73 167
Tempered Saronite Breastplate 400 Blacksmithing
6 Cobalt Bars, 5 Saronite Bars, 1 Eternal Earth
75 167
Reanimated Armor Normal Utguarde Pinnacle
Gortok Palehoof 
78 187
Silver-Plated Battlechest Quest, Utguarde Pinnacle
Junk in My Trunk from Brigg Smallshanks
78 187
Ivory-Reinforced Chestguard The Kalu’ak
Honored Reputation
80 200
Breastplate of the Solemn Council The Wyrmrest Accord
Revered Reputation
80 200
Ziggurat Imprinted Chestguard Heroic Drak'Tharon Keep
The Prophet Tharon'ja
80 200
Sun-Emblazoned Chestplate Heroic Halls of Stone
Sjonnir The Ironshaper
80 200
Heroes' Dreadnaught Breastplate Emblem of Heroism Quartermaster , Normal Naxxramas, Normal Vault of Archavon
80 Badges of Heroism, 4 Horseman, Archavon
80 200


Wrist

Name Source Level Req. Item Level
Cobalt Bracers 360 Blacksmithing
4 Cobalt Bars
70 142
Tempered Saronite Bracers 410 Blacksmithing
13 Saronite Bars
77 175
Lifegiver's Ward Quest, Sholazar Basin
Returned Sevenfold from Avatar of Freya
77 162
Polished Tusk Shackles Quest, Storm Peaks
Ample Inspiration from Ricket
77 174
Bracers of Reverence Quest, The Oculus
A Wing and a Prayer from Belgaristrasz
77 175
Svala's Bloodied Shackles Normal Utguarde Pinnacle
Svala Sorrowgrave
78 187
Bindings of Dark Will Heroic Culling of Stratholme
Salramm the Fleshcrafter
80 200
Bracers of the Herald Herouc Ahn'kahet: The Old Kingdom
Herald Volazj
80 200


Hands

Name Source Level Req. Item Level
Gauntlets of the Disturbed Giant Quest, The Nexus
Postponing the Inevitable from Archmage Berinand
69 155
Cobalt Gauntlets 370 Blacksmithing
5 Cobalt Bars
70 142
Expelling Gauntlets Quest, Azjol-Nerub
Don't Forget the Eggs! from Kilix the Unraveler
72 159
Gauntlets of Vigilance Quest, Storm Peaks
The Reckoning from Thorim
77 187
Tempered Saronite Gauntlets 415 Blacksmithing
12 Saronite Bars
78 179
Daunting Handguards 420 Blacksmithing
12 Saronite Bars, 1 Eternal Earth
78 187
Gauntlets of the Water Revenant Heroic Violet Hold
Ichoron
80 200
Horn-Tipped Gauntlets Heroic Gundrak
Gal’darah, High Prophet of Akali
80 200
Fireproven Gauntlets The Kirin Tor
Exalted Reputation
80 200
Heroes' Dreadnaught Handguards Emblem of Heroism Quartermaster , Normal Obsidian Sanctum, Normal Vault of Archavon
60 Emblems of Heroism, Sartharion, Archavon
80 200
    

Waist
 
Name Source Level Req. Item Level
Cobalt Belt 350 Blacksmithing
4 Cobalt Bars
70 142
Tempered Saronite Belt 395 Blacksmithing
6 Cobalt Bars, 5 Saronite Bars
74 163
Gutbuster of Aldur'thar Quest, Icecrown
Not a Bug from Koltira/Thassarian
77 174
Girdle of Obscuring Normal The Oculus
Mage-Lord Urom
78 187
Skadi's Iron Belt Heroic Utguarde Pinnacle
Skadi the Ruthless
80 200
Waistguard of the Risen Knight Drak’tharon Keep
Instance Trash Mobs
80 200
Waistguard of Living Iron Emblem of Heroism Quartermaster
40 Emblems of Heroism
80 200
Ancient Aligned Girdle Heroic Azjol-Nerub
Anub'arak
80 200


Legs
 
Name Source Level Req. Item Level
Cobalt Legplates 370 Blacksmithing
5 Cobalt Bars
70 142
Leggings of Forceful Purification Quest, Grizzly Hills
Ursoc, the Bear God from Windseer Grayhorn/ Hierophant Thayreen
73 154
Tempered Saronite Legplates 395 Blacksmithing
5 Cobalt Bars, 5 Saronite Bars, 1 Eternal Earth
74 163
Void Sentry Legplates Normal Violet Hold
Zuramat the Obliterator
75 175
Iron Colossus Legplates Quest, Storm Peaks
The Iron Colossus from Bouldercrag the Rockshaper
77 174
Ancient Royal Legguards Normal Utguard Pinnacle
King Ymiron
78 187
Daunting Legplates 425 Blacksmithing
14 Saronite Bars, 1 Eternal Earth
78 187
Special Issue Legplates Argent Crusade
Honored Reputation
78 187
Ley-Guardian's Legguards Heroic The Oculus
Cache of Eregos, Ley-Guardian Eregos
80 200
Legplates of the Infinite Drakonid Heroic Culling of Stratholme
Chrono-Lord Epoch
80 200
Bolstered Legplates Heroic Violet Hold
Cyanigosa
80 200


Feet
 
Name Source Level Req. Item Level
Boots of the Unbowed Protector Quest, The Nexus
Quickening from Archmage Berinand
69 155
Cobalt Boots 350 Blacksmithing
4 Cobalt Bars
70 142
Tempered Saronite Boots 400 Blacksmithing
3 Cobalt Bars, 8 Saronite Bars
75 167
Steel-tipped Snowboots Quest, Storm Peaks
Valkyrion Must Burn from Harpoon Crate
77 174
Toxin-Tempered Sabatons The Ebon Blade
Honored Reputation
78 187
Slaughterhouse Sabatons Normal Culling of Stratholme
Meathook
78 187
Blood-Caked Stompers/ Stanchions of Unseatable Furor Argent Tournament, City Quartermaster
10 Champion Seals
80 200
Sabatons of Draconic Vigor Wyrmrest Accord
Honored Reputation
80 200
Terrace Defence Boots Heroic Drak'Tharon Keep
Trollgore
80 200
Greaves of Ancient Evil Heroic Ahn’kahet: The Old Kingdom
Herald Volazj
80 200
Tempered Titansteel Treads 440 Blacksmithing
4 Saronite Bars, 3 Titansteel Bars, 1 Frozen Orb
80 200



[protip]There are many Bind on Equip loot from raid instances such as the Inexorable Sabatons from Noth and the Northern Barrier from Hodir that you can possibly find in the Auction Houses.[/protip]

Neck

Name Source Level Req. Item Level
Woven Steel Necklace/ Tiled-Stone Pendant Quest, Utguarde Keep
Disarmament from Defender Mordun/ Dark Ranger Marrah
68 146
Torta's Oversized Choker World Drop 70 174
Betrayer's Choker Quest, Zul’drak
Betrayal from Stefan
74 171
Chain of the Sovereign Quest, Icecrown
Free Your Mind from Baron Sliver
77 174
Amulet of Wills Normal Halls of Stone
Sjonnir The Ironshaper
77 183
Reinforced Titanium Neckguard Quest, Icecrown
The Admiral Revealed from Lord-Commander Arete
78 174
Amulet of Deflected Blows Normal Utguarde Pinnacle
Skadi the Ruthless
78 187
Burning Skull Pendant Gundrak
Instance Trash Mobs
80 200
Titanium Earthguard Chain 440 Jewelcrafting
2 Titanium Bars, 4 Dragon’s Eyes, 6 Eternal Life, 6 Eternal Earth, 1 Frozen Orb
80 200
Chained Military Gorget Emblem of Heroism Quartermaster
25 Emblems of Heroism
80 200
Shadowseeker's Pendant Heroic Ahn'kahet: The Old Kingdom
Jedoga Shadowseeker
80 200
Pendant of the Nathrezim Heroic Culling of Stratholme
Dark Runed Chest, Mal'Ganis
80 200
  

Back
 
Name Source Level Req. Item Level
Earthbound Cape World Drop 72 142
Thick Goblin Back Protector Venture Coin Vendor
50 Venture Coins
74 150
Screeching Cape Normal Violet Hold
Erekem
75 175
Cloak of Tormented Skies 395 Leatherworking
6 Heavy Borean Leather, 5 Eternal Air, 5 Eternal Water
75 167
Cloak of the Hardened Tortoise Quest, Sholazar Basin
Making Peace from High-Oracle Soo-say
76 162
Bloodbane's Resolve Quest, Icecrown
The Fate of Bloodbane from Vereth
77 174
Flowing Cloak of Command Normal Culling of Stratholme
Salramm the Fleshcrafter
78 187
Cloak of Peaceful Resolutions Wyrmrest Accord
Honored Reputation
78 187
Tattered Castle Drape Utguarde Keep
Instance Trash Mobs
80 200
Cloak of the Enemy Heroic Nexus
Commander Kolurg/Stoutbeard
80 200
Durable Nerubhide Cape 440 Leatherworking
2 Arctic Fur, 40 Nerubian Chitin, 1 Frozen Orb
80 200

 
Rings
 
Name Source Level Req. Item Level
Tooga's Lost Toenail World Drop 70 134
Signet of Arachnathid Command Normal Azjol-Nerub
Anub'arak
72 163
Kurzel's Warband Quest, Drak’Tharon Keep
Search and Rescue from Mack
72 171
Solid Platinum Band Quest, Gundrak
For Posterity from Chronicler Bah'Kini
74 175
Gal'darah's Signet Normal Gundrak
Gal’darah, High Prophet of Akali
76 179
Ring of Misinterpreted Gestures Quest, Sholazar Basin
Fortunate Misunderstandings from Injured Rainspeaker Oracle
76 162
Staunch Signet Quest, The Oculus
The Struggle Persists from Raelorasz
77 175
Stoneguard Band 390 Jewelcrafting
2 Eternal Earth
77 162
Iceforged Battle Ring Quest, Storm Peaks
Forging the Keystone/ The Brothers Bronzebeard from Brann Bronzebeard
77 174
Dragonflight Great-Ring Normal The Oculus
Cache of Eregos, Ley-Guardian Eregos
78 187
Ring of Earthen Might 420 Jewelcrafting
2 Titanium Bars, 2 Eternal Earth
78 187
Unsmashable Heavy Band Heroic Utguarde Keep
Ingvar the Plunderer
80 200
Nerubian Shield Ring Heroic Ahn'kahet: The Old Kingdom
Elder Nadox
80 200
Band of Torture Heroic The Oculus
Drakos the Interrogator
80 200
Titanium Earthguard Ring 430 Jewelcrafting
2 Titanium Bars, 4 Dragon’s Eyes, 4 Eternal Earth, 4 Eternal Life, 1 Frozen Orb
80 200
Keystone Great-Ring Heroic Drak’Tharon Keep
The Prophet Tharon'ja
80 200


Trinkets

Name Source Level Req. Item Level
Sonic Booster 420 Engineering, Requires 390 Engineering
2 Froststeel Tubes, 4 Overcharged Capacitors, 2 Handfuls of Cobalt Bolts
65 167
Figurine - Monarch Crab 400 Jewelcrafting, Requires 400 Jewelcrafting
2 Titanium Bars, 2 Monarch Topaz, 1 Forest Emerald
75 200
Figurine - Ruby Hare 400 Jewelcrafting, Requires 400 Jewelcrafting
2 Titanium Bars, 2 Scarlet Rubies, 1 Autumn’s Glow
75 200
Indestructible Alchemist's Stone 400 Alchemy, Requires 400 Alchemy
20 Deadnettle, 12 Pygmy Oil, 1 Frost Lotus
75 200
Seal of the Pantheon Normal Halls of Lightning
Loken
78 187
Mirror of Truth Emblem of Heroism Quartermaster
40 Emblems of Heroism
80 200
Valor Medal of the First War Emblem of Heroism Quartermaster
40 Emblems of Heroism
80 200
Offering of Sacrifice Heroic Gundrak
Gal’darah, High Prophet of Akali
80 200
Lavanthor's Talisman Heroic Violet Hold
Lavanthor
80 200
Essence of Gossamer Heroic Azjol-Nerub
Hadronox
80 200


Weapons
 
Name Source Level Req. Item Level
Crescent of Brooding Fury Quest, Zul’drak
Wanted: Ragemane's Flipper from Chief Rageclaw
74 175
Hammer of Quiet Mourning Quest, Zul’drak
Wanted: Ragemane's Flipper from Chief Rageclaw
74 175
Quickblade of Cold Return Quest, Icecrown
Banshee's Revenge from The Bone Witch
77 174
Blade of the Empty Void Quest, Icrecrown
Tirion's Gambit from Highlord Tirion Fordring
77 174
Warsong Punisher/ Hammer of the Alliance Vanguard Horde Expedition/Alliance Vanguard
Revered Reputation
78 166
Eternally Folded Blade Normal Halls of Lightning
Volkhan
78 187
Infantry Assault Blade Heroic Utguarde Keep
Prince Keleseth, the San’layn
80 200
Cloudstrider's Waraxe Heroic The Oculus
Varos Cloudstrider, Azure-Lord of the Blue Dragonflight
80 200
Teldrassil Protector/ Axe of the Sen'jin Protector Argent Tournament, City Quartermaster
25 Champion Seals
80 200
Red Sword of Courage Heroic Utguarde Pinnacle
King Ymiron
80 200


Shields
 
Name Source Level Req. Item Level
Icechill Buckler Quest, Borean Tundra
A Visit to the Curator from Etaruk
68 138
Plainkeeper Blockade Quest, Borean Tundra
Ned, Lord of Rhinos... from Killinger the Den Watcher
70 138
Cobalt Triangle Shield 360 Blacksmithing
4 Cobalt Bars
70 142
Bloody Bulwark Quest, Grizzly Hills
Sasha's Hunt from Sasha
73 154
Bulwark of the Tormented God Quest, Grizzly Hills
Ursoc, the Bear God from Windseer Grayhorn/ Hierophant Thayreen
73 154
Saronite Defender 390 Blacksmithing
6 Cobalt Bars, 4 Saronite Bars
73 159
Infiltrator's Shield Quest, Zul’drak
So Far, So Bad from Stefan
74 158
Riot Shield Normal Violet Hold
Xevozz
75 175
Saronite Bulwark 410 Blacksmithing
14 Saronite Bars
77 175
Iron Coffin Lid Quest, Icecrown
Eliminate the Competition from The Leaper
77 174
Leeka's Shield Normal Culling of Stratholme
Dark Runed Chest, Mal'Ganis
78 187
Bulwark of the Warchief/ Shield of the Lion-Hearted Horde Expedition/Alliance Vanguard
Revered Reputation
78 166
Bulwark of the Noble Protector Heroic Nexus
Keristrasza
80 200
Royal Crest of Lordaeron Heroic Culling of Stratholme
Dark Runed Chest, Mal'Ganis
80 200
Titansteel Shield Wall 440 Blacksmithing
4 Saronite Bars, 3 Titansteel Bars, 1 Frozen Orb
80 200
Crygil's Discarded Plate Panel Emblem of Heroism Quartermaster
35 Emblems of Heroism
80 200


Ranged
 
Name Source Level Req. Item Level
Deadly Saronite Dirk 405 Blacksmithing
7 Saronite Bars, 2 Eternal Air
76 171
Dorian's Prybar Quest, Sholazar Basin
Post-partum Aggression from Dorian Drakestalker
76 162
Drakkari Hunting Bow Normal Gundrak
Drakkari Colossus / Elemental
76 179
Weighted Throwing Axe Quest, Storm Peaks
Changing the Wind's Course/ Sirana Iceshriek from Xarantaur/ Glorthal Stiffbeard
77 174
Stolen Vrykul Harpoon The Frenzyheart
Revered Reputation
78 187
Sin'dorei Recurve Bow/Sawed-off Hand Cannon Horde Expedition/Alliance Vanguard
Revered Reputation
78 166
Projectile Activator Normal Halls of Lightning
Loken
78 187
Hardened Vrykul Throwing Axe Normal Halls of Lightning
General Bjarngrim
78 187
Amanitar Skullbow Heroic Ahn'kahet: The Old Kingdom
Amanitar
80 200
Titanium Compound Bow Heroic Ahn'kahet: The Old Kingdom
Herald Volazj 
80 200
Armor Plated Combat Shotgun 450 Engineering
10 Titanium Bars, 20 Saronite Bars, 15 Eternal Air, 15 Eternal Water, 1 Frozen Orb, 1 Walnut Stock
80 200


The game is always changing so this will also change with it in case something comes along that will be a boon to the tanking warrior that is gearing up.
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