The Bear List

Gear before raiding… the Bear version…

Head-
Shroud of Darkness – Heroic Violet Hold
Weakness Spectralizers – If you are an Engineer
Mask of the Watcher – Heroic Oculus

Neck-
Titanium Earthguard Chain – Doubt it comes cheap but it is one of the best
Amulet of Wills – Regular Halls of Stone (I got lucky and this fall my first time in)

Shoulders-
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

Back-
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

Chest-
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.

Wrist-
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.

Hands-
Handwraps of Preserved History from quest A Royal Escort speak to Chromie on the way in I believe. Get these… period.

Waist-
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

Legs-
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

Feet-
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

Idols-
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

2 Responses to The Bear List

  • Tank says:

    I like seeing the gear that you are aiming for, but as far as tanking goes i am curious to see what stats you are aiming for. LIek how much dodge, stam, etc, for starting to MT Naxx? That way i can see what i have and compare the upgrades you are looking at, to be able to meet the same stat goal. I hope that makes sense?

  • Jacemora says:

    Honestly I never really shot for any specific numbers.

    If you are going to start main tanking Naxx 10 I would say a good way to go is best you can get in slot easily and then just go.

    10 man Naxx is not that hard. You are uncrittable with talents so you don’t need a certain defense or res #.

    Look to get the quest helm, have polar chest, belt, and boots made socket with +25 STA gems. Get the quest gloves, Kirin Tor rep pants. Have Trollwoven shoulders made or get the quest ones. Go in with either a quest rare staff, Trickery or other Heroic Drop staff, Kirin Tor rep staff, or even SSC staff. Forest Lord at worst case scenario. Violet epic ring from old kara rep runs, old heroic badge ring, hell… any rings with armor including reward ring from Wrath. Old SSO neck, Idol of Terror, MrT commendation, Badge of Tenacity or even quest reward trinket with armor or smoking heart.

    Enchant, get leg armor stuff, the right food and pots, and you are good to go.

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