- Author: Oxykitten
- Date: July 19, 2022
- Expansion: WotLK Classic
Gearing is fairly important when it comes to playing a tank; finding a good balance of threat and mitigation to suit your group will affect every player in your raid. Here, I will list the best pre-raid and raid items expected to be available in Phase 1 (Naxxrammas, Eye of Eternity, Obsidian Sanctum) of Wrath of the Lich King.
Note that there are currently no up-to-date simulation tools for any classes in Wrath, and these can only be developed once the Beta launches. Therefore, the items on this list are my best guess of what items are strong in each slot based on the stats they give, and the gear that people used on private servers. They cannot yet be tested for important tank roles such as survivability (reducing your chance to die on any given encounter) and pull variance (reducing your chance to generate poor threat at the beginning of an encounter). These sets will be updated as more information comes out.
Feral Tank Best in Slot
Pre-raid sets show the best available gear that you should aim for when not raiding. This list only includes gear that can be earned outside of weekly lockouts — that means no raid gear and no gear bought with arena points. It does however include gear earned with honor (even if an arena rating is required, as this is not time-gated) and through heroic dungeons.
We expect Phase 1 to include Naxxramas, Obsidian Sanctum, and the Eye of Eternity. This list will show all the best gear available, based on what we think Phase 1 of Wrath will be.