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Below is a list of useful gear for paladin tanks. For the basic gear mechanics of paladin tanks, please see Paladins as tanks: Gear Mechanics.

(NOT updated for 2.4+)


Head

Item Armor Sta Def Mitigation Spelldmg Others Sockets Notes
[Helm of Uther's Resolve] 1532 91 32 41 Dodge
38 Block Value
39 20 Int UI-EmptySocket-Meta.pngUI-EmptySocket-Blue.png
6 Sta
The Sunwell - Kil'jaeden
Also available as a transmute from Yrma
Costs:
1[Sunmote]
1[Helm of Burning Righteousness]
[Faceplate of the Impenetrable] 1532 82 30 38 Dodge
29 Block Rating
45 Block Value
- - UI-EmptySocket-Meta.pngUI-EmptySocket-Red.png
6 Sta
Black Temple - Illidan
[Battleworn Tuskguard] 1355 60 40 23 Dodge
51 Block Value
- - UI-EmptySocket-Red.pngUI-EmptySocket-Yellow.pngUI-EmptySocket-Blue.png
6 Sta
Zul'Aman - Hex Lord Malacrass
[Tankatronic Goggles] 1296 67 38 22 Dodge - 13 Hit UI-EmptySocket-Meta.pngUI-EmptySocket-Yellow.png
6 Sta
Engineering BoP
[Faceguard of Determination] 1129 36 32 24 Dodge
24 Block Rating
- - UI-EmptySocket-Blue.pngUI-EmptySocket-Meta.png
6 Sta
G'eras (vendor) 50 Badge of Justice
[Helm of the Stalwart Defender] 1300 47 23 23 Resil - - UI-EmptySocket-Red.pngUI-EmptySocket-Blue.pngUI-EmptySocket-Yellow.png
4 Str
Blacksmithing BoE
[Oathkeeper's Helm] 1080 40 15 - 26 22 Int
9 Mp5
UI-EmptySocket-Yellow.pngUI-EmptySocket-Blue.pngUI-EmptySocket-Red.png
4 Spell Hit
Blacksmithing BoE
[Felsteel Helm] 1284 27 33 - - - UI-EmptySocket-Red.pngUI-EmptySocket-Blue.pngUI-EmptySocket-Blue.png
4 Hit
Blacksmithing BoE
[Helm of the Righteous] 946 30 21 - 23 20 Int
6 Mp5
UI-EmptySocket-Yellow.pngUI-EmptySocket-Meta.png
4 Int
The Mechanar - Pathaleon the Calculator
[Myrmidon's Headdress] 946 37 33 - - 17 Str UI-EmptySocket-Red.pngUI-EmptySocket-Meta.png
4 Str
N [70d] The Warlord's Hideout
[Greathelm of the Unbreakable] 922 48 30 - - 36 Str - Shattered Halls - Grand Warlock Nethekurse
[X-52 Technician's Helm] 875 36 16 - 36 16 Int
16 Str
- N [69] Back to the Chief!

Neck

Item Sta Def Mitigation Spelldmg Others Notes
[Barbed Choker of Discipline] 39 16 21 Dodge - - Maiden of Virtue - Karazhan
[Strength of the Untamed] 27 19 18 Dodge - - Cenarion Expedition Quartermaster (vendor) - Requires revered
[Thalodien's Charm] 37 15 15 Block Value - - Netherstorm - Shutting Down Manaforge Ara Quest
[Natasha's Battle Chain] 37 13 15 Block Value - - Blade's Edge Mountains - The Hound-Master Quest
[Mark of the Ravenguard] 40 17 - - - Sethekk Halls - Brother Against Brother Quest
[Steam-Hinge Chain of Valor] 26 - 19 Block Rating
29 Block Value
- - Mekgineer Steamrigger - The Steamvault
[Medallion of the Valiant Guardian] 27 18 - - 17 Str The Shattered Halls - Turning the Tide Alliance Quest
[Maladaar's Blessed Chaplet] 30 20 12 Dodge - - Exarch Maladaar - Auchenai Crypts (Heroic)
[Enchanted Thorium Torque] 27 - 21 Dodge - 16 Hit High Botanist Freywinn - The Botanica
[Chain of the Twilight Owl] - 18 - 21 19 Int Jewelcrafting BoE
[Ethereum Torque] of the Knight 27 18 - 21 - Netherstorm - Gul'bor

Shoulders

Item Armor Sta Def Mitigation Spelldmg Others Sockets Notes
[Spaulders of the Thalassian Defender] 1324 37 27 51 Block Value 60 24 Int UI-EmptySocket-Red.pngUI-EmptySocket-Blue.png
4 Sta
Transmute from Yrma
Costs:
1[Sunmote]
1[Spaulders of the Thalassian Savior]
[Lightbringer Shoulderguards] 1369 50 25 23 Dodge 27 24 Int UI-EmptySocket-Yellow.pngUI-EmptySocket-Yellow.png
3 Dodge
Black Temple - Mother Shahraz
[Crystalforge Shoulderguards] 1251 38 26 19 Parry 22 26 Int UI-EmptySocket-Red.pngUI-EmptySocket-Red.png
4 Sta
The Eye - Void Reaver
[Pauldrons of Stone Resolve] 1206 43 20 28 Block Rating
30 Block Value
- - UI-EmptySocket-Blue.pngUI-EmptySocket-Blue.png
3 Block Rating
Zul'Aman - Chest Drop
[Justicar Shoulderguards] 1133 37 15 17 Block Rating
27 Block Value
26 14 Int UI-EmptySocket-Blue.pngUI-EmptySocket-Yellow.png
4 Sta
Gruul's Lair - High King Maulgar
[Spaulders of the Righteous] 873 22 20 - 15 22 Int UI-EmptySocket-Red.pngUI-EmptySocket-Blue.png
3 Def
Laj - The Botanica
[Fanblade Pauldrons] 873 22 20 15 Parry - 16 Str UI-EmptySocket-Red.pngUI-EmptySocket-Blue.png
3 Parry
Shirrak the Dead Watcher - Auchenai Crypts (Heroic)
[Warchief's Mantle] 786 27 - 18 Parry - 23 Str UI-EmptySocket-Red.pngUI-EmptySocket-Yellow.png
3 Crit
N [68D] Return to Andormu
[Pauldrons of Brute Force] 721 22 18 - - 16 Str UI-EmptySocket-Yellow.pngUI-EmptySocket-Blue.png
3 Dodge
The Black Stalker - The Underbog
[Kaylaan's Spaulders] 787 27 18 - 30 - - N [70] Aldor No More

Back

Item Armor Sta Def Mitigation Others Notes
[Slikk's Cloak of Placation] 346 37 16 25 Dodge - G'eras (vendor) 35 Badge of Justice
[Devilshark Cape] 78 22 20 18 Dodge
29 Block Value
- Warlord KalithreshThe Steamvault
[Burnoose of Shifting Ages] 216 15 26 29 Block Value - Chrono Lord DejaThe Black Morass
[Cloak of Eternity] 76 36 23 - - 6x [Bolt of Imbued Netherweave], 6x [Primal Earth]
[Bogstrok Scale Cloak] 271 22 16 - - Rokmar the CracklerThe Slave Pens
[Farstrider Defender's Cloak] 267 30 - 38 Block Value - Hellfire Ramparts - G'eras – 25x [Badge of Justice]
[Thoriumweave Cloak] 390 35 - - - Mechano-Lord CapacitusThe Mechanar

Chest

Item Armor Sta Def Mitigation Spelldmg Others Sockets Notes
[Chestguard of the Stoic Guardian] 1607 60 22 38 Dodge 35 - Red Socket Yellow Socket Blue Socket
6 Sta
G'eras (vendor) 75 Badge of Justice
[Jade-Skull Breastplate] 1164 50 25 23 Block Rating - 30 Str - Nethermancer SepethreaThe Mechanar
[Vindicator's Hauberk] 1164 39 46 19 Dodge - - - Quartermaster Endarin - The Aldor (Requires Revered Reputation) - 31g 20s 42c
[Breastplate of the Warbringer] 1048 45 31 - - 30 Hit - Quest Reward: Forge Camp: Annihilated
[Breastplate of the Righteous] 1164 30 20 - 23 28 Int Red Socket Yellow Socket Blue Socket
2 Mp5
Warlord Kalithresh - The Steamvault
[The Exarch's Protector] 1018 - 23 - - 30 Str
18 Crit
Yellow SocketYellow SocketYellow Socket
6 Sta
Quest Reward: Everything Will Be Alright
[Scavenged Breastplate] 996 36 25 - - 14 Str
15 Agi
14 Hit
- Quest Reward: It's a Fel Reaver, But with Heart

Wrists

Item Armour Sta Def Mitigation Spelldmg Others Sockets Notes
[Bracers of Dignity] 608 30 21 - 19 12 Int - Harbinger SkyrissThe Arcatraz (Heroic)
(Recommended)
[Bracers of the Green Fortress] 581 39 17 10 Dodge - - - 365 Blacksmithing – 6x Hardened Adamantite Bar, 20x [Primal Life],
1x [Primal Nether] (Recommended)
[Vambraces of Daring] 509 26 11 23 Block Value - 18 Str - NazanHellfire Ramparts (Heroic)
[Sha'tari Wrought Armguards] 509 18 12 - - 20 Str Yellow Socket
3 Sta
Quest Reward: The Soul Devices
[Thadell's Bracers] 448 21 9 - 16 12 Int - Quest Reward: When the Cows Come Home

Hands

Item Armour Sta Def Mitigation Spelldmg Others Sockets Notes
[Iron Gauntlets of the Maiden] 906 39 16 17 Block Rating
38 Block Value
- - Red Socket Yellow Socket
3 Block Raiting
Maiden of Virtue - Karazhan (Recommended)
[Felsteel Gloves] 943 27 25 - - - Blue Socket Red Socket
3 Parry
370 Blacksmithing – 6x [Felsteel Bar]
(Recommended)
[Gauntlets of the Righteous] 728 22 19 - 21 22 Int
7 Mp5
- Warchief Kargath BladefistThe Shattered Halls (Recommended)
[Gauntlets of the Chosen] 728 30 35 - - 15 Agi - Quartermaster Enuril - The Scryers (Requires Revered Reputation)
16g 8s 92c
[Thatia's Self-Correcting Gauntlets] 728 35 18 39 Block Value - 16 Str - Dalliah the DoomsayerThe Arcatraz
[Dauntless Handguards] 722 36 - 25 Block Rating
38 Block Value
- - - Quest Reward (Alliance only) - Fel Embers

Waist

Item Lvl Armor Sta Def Mitigation Spelldmg Others Sockets Notes
[Belt of the Guardian] 128 904 48 19 33 Block V 21 13 Int UI-EmptySocket-Red.pngUI-EmptySocket-Yellow.png
+4 Stam
Crafted:Blacksmith
[Girdle of Valorous Deeds] 110 782 37 24 16 Block R 20 22 Int - Drop:Aeonus The Black Morass -
Heroic (Recommended)
[Sha'tari Vindicator's Waistguard] 115 655 33 20 29 Block V
24 Block R
- - - Quest Reward: How to Break Into the Arcatraz
[Girdle of the Immovable] 115 655 33 18 12 Block R - 17 Str UI-EmptySocket-Red.pngUI-EmptySocket-Yellow.png
+3 Dodge R
Drop:QuagmirranThe Slave Pens
[Lion's Heart Girdle] 110 782 31 23 - - 22 Agi
26 Str
- Drop:Nazan Hellfire Ramparts Heroic
[Lightwarden's Girdle] 109 622 30 23 - 28 14 Int - Quest Reward: Deathblow to the Legion
[Starcaller's Plated Belt] 114 590 30 12 - 23 16 Int - Quest Reward: Arconus the Insatiable


Edited 08/30/08

Legs

Item Lvl Armor Sta Def Mitigation SpellDmg Others Sockets Notes
[Wrynn Dynasty Greaves] 115 1269 38 27 29 Dodge - 24 Str UI-EmptySocket-Red.pngUI-EmptySocket-Yellow.pngUI-EmptySocket-Yellow.png
+6 Sta
Drop:The Curator-Kara
[Timewarden's Leggings] 115 1019 57 18 11 Dodge - - UI-EmptySocket-Red.pngUI-EmptySocket-Yellow.pngUI-EmptySocket-Blue.png
+6 Block
Vendor:Alurmi-Keepers of Time
(Requires Revered Rep)
(Recommended)
[Greaves of the Shatterer] 115 1019 37 25 - - 25 Str UI-EmptySocket-Red.pngUI-EmptySocket-Yellow.pngUI-EmptySocket-Blue.png
+6 Block
Drop:Warchief Kargath Bladefist -
The Shattered Halls
[Felsteel Leggings] 114 1257 39 33 - - - UI-EmptySocket-Yellow.pngUI-EmptySocket-Red.pngUI-EmptySocket-Blue.png
+4 Dodge
360 Blacksmithing – 8x [Felsteel Bar]
[Legplates of the Righteous] 115 1019 27 26 - 28 24 Int
10 Mp5
- Drop:Aeonus The Black Morass
[Legguards of the Resolute Defender] 106 942 42 31 20 Parry - 23 Agi - Quest Reward: Destroy Naberius!
[Kirin'Var Defender's Chausses] 111 895 27 19 - 30 18 Int
7 Mp5
- Quest Reward:The Sigil of Krasus


Edited 08/30/08

Feet

Rings

Trinkets

Weapon (1H)

Item Spelldmg Sta Int Others Notes
[Gladiator's Gavel] 199 28 18 18 Resil Vixton Pinchwhistle <Arena Vendor> 25200 Honor point20 Eye of the Storm Mark of Honor
[Gavel of Unearthed Secrets] 159 24 16 15 Spell Crit Nakodu <Lower City Quartermaster> (requires Exalted) 48g 22s 14c
[Crystalforged Sword] 121 30 8 11 Block Rating [Depleted Sword] - Blade's Edge Plateaus
[Continuum Blade] 121 30 11 8 Spell Hit Alurmi <Keepers of Time Quartermaster> 44g 23s 44c
[Mana Wrath] 126 24 18 - Pathaleon the Calculator - The Mechanar
[Greatsword of Horrid Dreams] 130 15 14 14 Spell Hit Murmur - Shadow Labyrinth
[Spellfire Longsword] 56 15 14 10 Spell Hit Mennu the Betrayer - The Slave Pens
[Diamond-Core Sledgemace] 51 12 14 5 Mp5 The Maker - The Blood Furnace

Shields

Item Armour Sta Def Mitigation Block Value Others Sockets Notes
[Dawnforged Defender] 4872 31 18 Dodge 122+33 13 Hit Rating - Shattered Sun Offensive (Requires Exalted Reputation)
(*recommended)
[Crest of the Sha'tar] 4465 19 13 - 108+24 - UI-EmptySocket-Blue.pngUI-EmptySocket-Blue.png
3 Dodge
Almaador - The Sha'tar (Requires Exalted Reputation)
134g 49s 28c
[Shield of Impenetrable Darkness] 4872 33 22 - 122+33 - - Nightbane - Karazhan
[Aegis of the Sunbird] 3806 27 19 - 86+29 - - High Botanist FreywinnThe Botanica
[Platinum Shield of the Valorous] 3711 33 24 - 83 - - Ambassador Hellmaw - Shadow Labyrinth
[Shield of the Void] 3234 24 16 - 68+24 - - PandemoniusMana-Tombs
[Shield of the Wayward Footman] 3329 24 16 Block Rating 18 71 - - BoE World Drop
[Netherwing Defender's Shield] 3615 21 13 - 80+19 15 Spell Damage - Quest Reward: Ally of the Netherwing
[Ogri'la Aegis] 3806 18 23 - 86+23 - UI-EmptySocket-Red.pngUI-EmptySocket-Red.png3 Block Rating Jho'nassOgri'la (Requires Revered Reputation)
1 Apexis Crystal 50 Apexis Shard

Librams

Item Effect Notes
[Libram of Repentance] Increases your block rating by 42 while Holy Shield is active. G'eras (vendor) 15 Badge of Justice
[Tome of the Lightbringer] Your Judgement ability also increases your shield block value by 93 for 4 sec. Black Temple - Mother Shahraz
[Libram of Saints Departed] Causes your Judgements to heal you for 41 to 49. The Blood Furnace - The Maker
[Libram of Truth] Increases the armor from your Devotion Aura by 110. Blackrock Depths - Magmus

Gems

Gem Stat Gain Materials
[Solid Star of Elune] 12 Stamina [Star of Elune]
[Solid Azure Moonstone] 9 Stamina [Azure Moonstone]
[Subtle Living Ruby] +8 Dodge Rating [Living Ruby]
[Flashing Living Ruby] +8 Parry Rating [Living Ruby]
[Thick Dawnstone] +8 Defense Rating [Dawnstone]
[Enduring Talasite] +4 Defense Rating and +6 Stamina [Talasite]
[Glowing Nightseye] +5 Spell Damage and +6 Stamina [Nightseye]
[Shifting Nightseye] +4 Agility and +6 Stamina [Nightseye]

Sample Sets

  • Karazhan Entry Set: a sample uncrittable uncrushable tanking set, consists only of pre-Kara non-boss drop items.

Useful links

Maintankadin Forum: Gear Section A good place to discuss anything about tankadin gear
Pre-raid Tanking: Theories, Goals and the Gear to Get There A very detailed introduction of tankadin gear mechanics
How to get 11.5K HP and Uncrushable Pre-Karazhan Tips for new tankadins to get themselves prepared for Karazhan tanking
List: Tanking Gear Uncrushability Value A handy list of avoidance/blocking provided by tanking gear
On the Effectiveness of Various Threat Stats for Tankadins A discussion on the relative effectiveness of different threat stats
Resistance Gear A complete list of resistance gear
Warcrafter.net Sandbox A useful tool for planning your gear!

See also