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WoW Guide: Tank Gear for the Leveling Warrior

Updated Thu, Jul 02, 2009 by Metrem

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

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