Epic Craftable Tanking Gear

“Easily” obtainable epic craftable gear. Easy as in you can get the pattern and craft it. There’s a nice belt pattern that drops from TK and Serpentshrine. I didn’t list it because it requires BoP drops from those instances to craft. The boots listed are BoP upon craft.

The Nether Vortexes are BoP drops from Serpentshrine and The Eye. The Primal Nethers are BoP drops from end bosses in level 70 instances (low drop rate in normal, 100% drop rate in heroics). Nethers are also available for purchase with 10 heroic badges.

From a paladin perspective mind you, so some of the items have spell damage and int.

[item]Bracers of the Green Fortress[/item] Best tanking bracers imo (barring any drops from the high level 25-mans). I’m too poor to afford these at the moment, the Attumen bracers will have to do T_T.

  • From: 365 BoE Blacksmithing Pattern, world drop.
  • Mats: Hardened Adamantite Bar (6), Primal Life (20), Primal Nether


[item]Boots of the Protector[/item] One of if not the best tankadin boots out there. Remember that tier 4 and tier 5 do not include boots.

  • From: 375 BoE Blacksmithing Pattern, Random Serpentshrine and Eye drop.
  • Mats: Primal Nether (2), Hardened Adamantite Bar (4), Primal Water (12)
  • Notes: The pattern itself is BoE, but the item is BoP.


[item]Red Havoc Boots[/item] These are great too, though I haven’t seen this pattern on my server yet. It really depends on how you have your gear distributed I guess.

  • From: 375 Blacksmithing Pattern, Random Serpentshrine and Eye drop.
  • Mats: Primal Nether (2), Hardened Adamantite Bar (4), Primal Fire (12)


[item]Helm of the Stalwart Defender[/item] 1.3k+ armor on a helm o_O. kek I craft these on Proudmoore, just hit me up 😀 $$$.

  • From: 365 BoE Blacksmithing Pattern, world drop.
  • Mats: Hardened Adamantite Bar (8), Primal Earth (22), Primal Mana(12), Primal Nether


[item]Oathkeeper’s Helm[/item] Not all that great of a raid tanking helm imo. Intellect and mana/5 isn’t all that great, not much stamina, and not much avoidance/mitigation, etc.

  • From: 365 BoE Blacksmithing Pattern, world drop.
  • Mats: Hardened Adamantite Bar (8), Primal Might (3), Primal Life (18), Primal Nether

WoW Update 7/2/07

Fairly uneventful weekend. Going to be busy this week with the 4th coming up on Wednesday and masses of people coming over on Sunday. I should finish up my Karazhan guide and/or several of the paladin posts that I have half started one day.
  • Bought the boot pattern and crafted my [item]Boots of the Protector[/item] on Friday before the raid. I know that I have more spell damage than I need at the moment. But, that’s just until I replace my sword, which will be soon (hopefully…)
  • [item]Formula: Enchant Weapon – Sunfire[/item] dropped off of Aran on Saturday evening. Crafted my Runed Eternium Rod, adding to the list of expensive materials that I owe guild mates. Must farm.
  • Farmed 6 of the 12 Primal Waters that I owed on Sunday morning. Was going to farm the rest in the evening or pull people into doing a heroic, but took the evening off to play Kingdom Hearts II, before it rots anymore on my shelf.
  • A guild member and I are working on a side project: We’re tracking each week’s "loot seeder" in relation to the types of items that drop each week to see if there’s a correlation. Yes, I know that Blizzard has debunked the theory at least a dozen times and that there isn’t much basis to this belief in the first place. But, if there is no loot seed, who teh hell are we going to use as a scapegoat?
  • Why I rolled a paladin reason II: Pure vanity, I refuse to roll a main character that does not wear plate armor…which narrowed my choices down to 2 classes 😛