Gear to grab before Naxxramas – Tanking


So, you’re sitting in Dalaran, just finished the gauntlet from 55 to 80, and are thinking to yourself “Man, I want to get into some of that Naxx Tankin’ Action!”. Too bad you won’t last long in your quest greens.

Table of Contents


  1. <a href=”#needs”> The Stats</a>
  2. <a href=”#list”> The List</a>


The stats you need

To get into tanking you are obviously going to need proper gear. As a death knight tank, the stats you are going to want are:

  1. Defense (Until capped at 540)
  2. Stamina
  3. Strength
  4. Hit Rating
  5. Dodge&Parry
  6. Expertise


The List

This list has been compiled with the best gear us death knight tanks can get Pre-Naxx. Some is from Heroics, some from Normal Dungeons, and some from Professions, Emblems of Heroism (Obtained from Heroics) and Reputations. As you will be below the defense cap until you have most of the gear (The full set should get you to around 543 Skill), I recommend DPSing Heroics, as you will be incapable of tanking them successfully.

*note* This list was not compiled by me. Credit should go to Ragnarök, Level 80 Death Knight on the WoW official Forums. His original posting of the list can be found here.

Ground Tremor Helm
This is dropped from Moorabi in Heroic Gun’drak.
Enchant: Arcanum of the Stalwart Protector
This Enchant requires Revered with the Argent Crusade.

Chained Military Gorget
This item costs 25 Emblems of Heroism, and can be purchased from Harold Winston in Dalaran

Iron Dwarf Smith Shoulders
Drops form General Bjarngrim in the Heroic Halls of Lightning
Enchant: Greater Inscription of the Pinnacle
This enchant requires Exalted with the Sons of Hodir. Alternatively, you can get the lesser inscription at Honored

Cloak of Peaceful Resolutions
Requires Honored with the Wyrmrest Accord
Enchant: Enchant Cloak – Titanweave

Breastplate of Solemn Council
Enchant: Enchant Chest – Greater Defence

Bindings of Dark Will
This item drops from Salramm the Fleshcrafter in the Heroic Culling of Stratholme
Enchant: Enchant Bracer – Fortitude

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