The Bear List
Gear before raiding… the Bear version…
Trollwoven Spaulders – Crafted and probably not cheap… but top 10 shoulders soooo…
Concealment Shoulderpads – Heroic The Obsidian Sanctum
Sprinting Shoulderpads – Heroic Ahn’kahet
Spaulders of the Careless Thief – Heroic Nexus
Shoulderpads of Fleshwerks – Quest reward from The Flesh Giant Champion and quest chain starts with He’s Gone to Pieces I believe.
Ceremonial Pyre Mantle – Regular Utgarde Pinnacle
Charred Leather Shoulderguards – reward from Diametrically Opposed quest.
Spaulders of Frozen Knives – Rep with The Sons of Hodir
Shoulderguards of the Ice Troll – Regular Gundrak
Cloak of Tormented Skies – Crafted… Currently 2nd best… with the armor change to bears might be falling down the scale quite far
Cloak of the Gushing Wound – Heroic Violet Hold
Shroud of Reverberation – Heroic Halls of Lightning
Screeching Cape – Regualr Violet Hold… not currently too high on the list but could move up after the armor change
Bloodbane’s Resolve – Quest reward from The Fate of Bloodbane
Cloak of Holy Extermination – Honored with Argent Crusade
Polar Vest – Crafted and basically the best in slot. Again, won’t be cheap.
Crystal-Infused Tunic – Heroic Nexus
Exotic Leather Tunic – Quest reward from Junk in My Trunk in Utgarde Pinnacle… easy to get so I won’t go further down the list… SO EASY YOU CAN STEALTH SOLO THIS QUEST WITH 1 INSTANCE RESET TO GET THE 2ND CUP. Absolutely no reason to be tanking without this once you can get the quest at level 78.
Bindings of the Tunneler – Heroic Utgarde Keep
Advanced Tooled-Leather Bands – Heroic Halls of Lightning
Njorndar Furywraps – Quest reward from Not-So-Honorable Combat quest chain starting with The Sum is Greater than the Parts. Again, I am not going further down the list with this being a quest reward item. These are only slightly better than T6 wrist.
Polar Cord – Crafted.
Sharp-Barbed Leather Belt – Heroic Utgarde Keep
Trollwoven Girdle – Crafted.
Treasure Seeker’s Belt – Heroic Azjol-Nerub
Ley-Whelphide Belt – Regular The Oculus
Batrider’s Cord – Heroic Drak’Tharon
Glitterscale Wrap – Revered with The Oracles
Eviscerator’s Waistguard – Crafted
Ravenous Leggings of the Furbolg – Heroic Utgarde Pinnacle
Legguards of Swarming Attacks – Heroic Ahn’kahet
Chain Gang Legguards – Heroic Violet Hold
Mind-Expanding Leggings – Kirin Tor Revered
Constellation Leggings – Regular Halls of Stone
Eviscerator’s Legguards – Crafted
Polar Boots – Crafted
Slag Footguards – Heroic Halls of Lightning
Gorloc Muddy Footwraps – Heroic Gundrak
Boots of the Whirling Mist – Heroic Halls of Stone
Jormscale Footpads – Crafted
Eviscerator’s Treads – Crafted
Rings- Again… tough to say until the armor change… instead of listing a bunch of rings just be ready to look at drops from Heroics with High stamina and other feral type stats.
Ring of Earthen Might – Crafted is a start
Ring of Ancestral Protectors – Quest reward from The Leaders at Jin’Alai might even be pretty good for a little while.
Band of Torture – Heroic The Oculus look like it has potential as well
Trinkets- Another area that will change. I guess I can toss out some guesses…
Essence of Gossamer – Heroic Azjol-Nerub should be number 1 after the armor change
Sonic Booster – Crafted would be #2 I think… but you have to be a Engineer… bummer
Commendation of Kael’thas – Still good if you are not a Jewelcrafter, Engineer, or Alchemist.
Weapon- Again, these will be ranked differently after the armor change… So I look ignoring the current armor bonus.
Staff of Trickery – Heroic Violet Hold might become the best pre raiding staff.
Enraged Feral Staff – Heroic Utgarde Keep
Stave of Shrouded Mysteries – Revered with Kirin Tor
Witch Doctor’s Wildstaff – Normal Gundrak
Hewn Sparring Quarterstaff – Regular Halls of Lightning
Idol of Terror – Still the best I can see. Buy it if you don’t have it and have badges left over from TBC.
Idol of Perspicacious Attacks – For an increase in threat
Idol of the Wastes – Good for threat as well from Quest My Old Enemy