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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+)


Item Armor Sta Def Mitigation Spelldmg Others Sockets Notes
[Helm of Uther's Resolve]1532913241 Dodge
38 Block Value
3920 IntUI-EmptySocket-MetaUI-EmptySocket-Blue
6 Sta
The Sunwell - Kil'jaeden
Also available as a transmute from Yrma
1[Helm of Burning Righteousness]
[Faceplate of the Impenetrable]1532823038 Dodge
29 Block Rating
45 Block Value
6 Sta
Black Temple - Illidan
[Battleworn Tuskguard]1355604023 Dodge
51 Block Value
6 Sta
Zul'Aman - Hex Lord Malacrass
[Tankatronic Goggles]1296673822 Dodge-13 HitUI-EmptySocket-MetaUI-EmptySocket-Yellow
6 Sta
Engineering BoP
[Faceguard of Determination]1129363224 Dodge
24 Block Rating
6 Sta
G'eras (vendor) 50 Badge of justice
[Helm of the Stalwart Defender]1300472323 Resil--UI-EmptySocket-RedUI-EmptySocket-BlueUI-EmptySocket-Yellow
4 Str
Blacksmithing BoE
[Oathkeeper's Helm]10804015-2622 Int
9 Mp5
4 Spell Hit
Blacksmithing BoE
[Felsteel Helm]12842733---UI-EmptySocket-RedUI-EmptySocket-BlueUI-EmptySocket-Blue
4 Hit
Blacksmithing BoE
[Helm of the Righteous]9463021-2320 Int
6 Mp5
4 Int
The Mechanar - Pathaleon the Calculator
[Myrmidon's Headdress]9463733--17 StrUI-EmptySocket-RedUI-EmptySocket-Meta
4 Str
Neutral 15 [70d] The Warlord's Hideout
[Greathelm of the Unbreakable]9224830--36 Str-Shattered Halls - Grand Warlock Nethekurse
[X-52 Technician's Helm]8753616-3616 Int
16 Str
-Neutral 15 [69] Back to the Chief!


Item Sta Def Mitigation Spelldmg Others Notes
[Barbed Choker of Discipline]391621 Dodge--Maiden of Virtue - Karazhan
[Strength of the Untamed]271918 Dodge--Cenarion Expedition Quartermaster (vendor) - Requires revered
[Thalodien's Charm]371515 Block Value--Netherstorm - Shutting Down Manaforge Ara Quest
[Natasha's Battle Chain]371315 Block Value--Blade's Edge Mountains - The Hound-Master Quest
[Mark of the Ravenguard]4017---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]2718--17 StrThe Shattered Halls - Turning the Tide Alliance Quest
[Maladaar's Blessed Chaplet]302012 Dodge--Exarch Maladaar - Auchenai Crypts (Heroic)
[Enchanted Thorium Torque]27-21 Dodge-16 HitHigh Botanist Freywinn - The Botanica
[Chain of the Twilight Owl]-18-2119 IntJewelcrafting BoE
[Ethereum Torque] of the Knight2718-21-Netherstorm - Gul'bor


Item Armor Sta Def Mitigation Spelldmg Others Sockets Notes
[Spaulders of the Thalassian Defender]1324372751 Block Value6024 IntUI-EmptySocket-RedUI-EmptySocket-Blue
4 Sta
Transmute from Yrma
1[Spaulders of the Thalassian Savior]
[Lightbringer Shoulderguards]1369502523 Dodge2724 IntUI-EmptySocket-YellowUI-EmptySocket-Yellow
3 Dodge
Black Temple - Mother Shahraz
[Crystalforge Shoulderguards]1251382619 Parry2226 IntUI-EmptySocket-RedUI-EmptySocket-Red
4 Sta
The Eye - Void Reaver
[Pauldrons of Stone Resolve]1206432028 Block Rating
30 Block Value
3 Block Rating
Zul'Aman - Chest Drop
[Justicar Shoulderguards]1133371517 Block Rating
27 Block Value
2614 IntUI-EmptySocket-BlueUI-EmptySocket-Yellow
4 Sta
Gruul's Lair - High King Maulgar
[Spaulders of the Righteous]8732220-1522 IntUI-EmptySocket-RedUI-EmptySocket-Blue
3 Def
Laj - The Botanica
[Fanblade Pauldrons]873222015 Parry-16 StrUI-EmptySocket-RedUI-EmptySocket-Blue
3 Parry
Shirrak the Dead Watcher - Auchenai Crypts (Heroic)
[Warchief's Mantle]78627-18 Parry-23 StrUI-EmptySocket-RedUI-EmptySocket-Yellow
3 Crit
Neutral 15 [68D] Return to Andormu
[Pauldrons of Brute Force]7212218--16 StrUI-EmptySocket-YellowUI-EmptySocket-Blue
3 Dodge
The Black Stalker - The Underbog
[Kaylaan's Spaulders]7872718-30--Neutral 15 [70] Aldor No More


Item Armor Sta Def Mitigation Others Notes
[Slikk's Cloak of Placation]346371625 Dodge-G'eras (vendor) 35 Badge of justice
[Devilshark Cape]78222018 Dodge
29 Block Value
-Warlord KalithreshThe Steamvault
[Burnoose of Shifting Ages]216152629 Block Value-Chrono Lord DejaThe Black Morass
[Cloak of Eternity]763623--6x [Bolt of Imbued Netherweave], 6x [Primal Earth]
[Bogstrok Scale Cloak]2712216--Rokmar the CracklerThe Slave Pens
[Farstrider Defender's Cloak]26730-38 Block Value-Hellfire Ramparts - G'eras – 25x [Badge of Justice]
[Thoriumweave Cloak]39035---Mechano-Lord CapacitusThe Mechanar


Item Armor Sta Def Mitigation Spelldmg Others Sockets Notes
[Chestguard of the Stoic Guardian]1607602238 Dodge35-UI-EmptySocket-Red UI-EmptySocket-Yellow UI-EmptySocket-Blue
6 Sta
G'eras (vendor) 75 Badge of justice
[Jade-Skull Breastplate]1164502523 Block Rating-30 Str-Nethermancer SepethreaThe Mechanar
[Vindicator's Hauberk]1164394619 Dodge---Quartermaster Endarin - The Aldor (Requires Revered Reputation) - 31Gold 20Silver 42Copper
[Breastplate of the Warbringer]10484531--30 Hit-Quest Reward: Forge Camp: Annihilated
[Breastplate of the Righteous]11643020-2328 IntUI-EmptySocket-Red UI-EmptySocket-Yellow UI-EmptySocket-Blue
2 Mp5
Warlord Kalithresh - The Steamvault
[The Exarch's Protector]1018-23--30 Str
18 Crit
6 Sta
Quest Reward: Everything Will Be Alright
[Scavenged Breastplate]9963625--14 Str
15 Agi
14 Hit
-Quest Reward: It's a Fel Reaver, But with Heart


[Bracers of Dignity]6083021-1912 Int- Harbinger SkyrissThe Arcatraz (Heroic)
[Bracers of the Green Fortress]581391710 Dodge--- 365 Blacksmithing – 6x Hardened Adamantite Bar, 20x [Primal Life],
1x [Primal Nether] (Recommended)
[Vambraces of Daring]509261123 Block Value-18 Str- NazanHellfire Ramparts (Heroic)
[Sha'tari Wrought Armguards]5091812--20 StrUI-EmptySocket-Yellow
3 Sta
Quest Reward: The Soul Devices
[Thadell's Bracers]448219-1612 Int- Quest Reward: When the Cows Come Home


[Iron Gauntlets of the Maiden] 906391617 Block Rating
38 Block Value
--UI-EmptySocket-Red UI-EmptySocket-Yellow
3 Block Raiting
Maiden of Virtue - Karazhan (Recommended)
[Felsteel Gloves] 9432725---UI-EmptySocket-Blue UI-EmptySocket-Red
3 Parry
370 Blacksmithing – 6x [Felsteel Bar]
[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)
16Gold 8Silver 92Copper
[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


Item Lvl Armor Sta Def Mitigation Spelldmg Others Sockets Notes
[Belt of the Guardian]128904481933 Block V2113 IntUI-EmptySocket-RedUI-EmptySocket-Yellow
+4 Stam
[Girdle of Valorous Deeds]110782372416 Block R2022 Int-Drop:Aeonus The Black Morass -
Heroic (Recommended)
[Sha'tari Vindicator's Waistguard]115655332029 Block V
24 Block R
---Quest Reward: How to Break Into the Arcatraz
[Girdle of the Immovable]115655331812 Block R-17 StrUI-EmptySocket-RedUI-EmptySocket-Yellow
+3 Dodge R
Drop:QuagmirranThe Slave Pens
[Lion's Heart Girdle]1107823123--22 Agi
26 Str
-Drop:Nazan Hellfire Ramparts Heroic
[Lightwarden's Girdle]1096223023-2814 Int-Quest Reward: Deathblow to the Legion
[Starcaller's Plated Belt]1145903012-2316 Int-Quest Reward: Arconus the Insatiable

Edited 08/30/08


Item Lvl Armor Sta Def Mitigation SpellDmg Others Sockets Notes
[Wrynn Dynasty Greaves]1151269382729 Dodge-24 StrUI-EmptySocket-RedUI-EmptySocket-YellowUI-EmptySocket-Yellow
+6 Sta
Drop:The Curator-Kara
[Timewarden's Leggings]1151019571811 Dodge--UI-EmptySocket-RedUI-EmptySocket-YellowUI-EmptySocket-Blue
+6 Block
Vendor:Alurmi-Keepers of Time
(Requires Revered Rep)
[Greaves of the Shatterer]11510193725--25 StrUI-EmptySocket-RedUI-EmptySocket-YellowUI-EmptySocket-Blue
+6 Block
Drop:Warchief Kargath Bladefist -
The Shattered Halls
[Felsteel Leggings]11412573933---UI-EmptySocket-YellowUI-EmptySocket-RedUI-EmptySocket-Blue
+4 Dodge
360 Blacksmithing – 8x [Felsteel Bar]
[Legplates of the Righteous]11510192726-2824 Int
10 Mp5
-Drop:Aeonus The Black Morass
[Legguards of the Resolute Defender]106942423120 Parry-23 Agi-Quest Reward: Destroy Naberius!
[Kirin'Var Defender's Chausses]1118952719-3018 Int
7 Mp5
-Quest Reward:The Sigil of Krasus

Edited 08/30/08




Weapon (1H)

Item Spelldmg Sta Int Others Notes
[Gladiator's Gavel]199281818 ResilVixton Pinchwhistle <Arena Vendor> 25200 Pvpcurrency-honor-both20 Eye of the storm mark of honor
[Gavel of Unearthed Secrets]159241615 Spell CritNakodu <Lower City Quartermaster> (requires Exalted) 48Gold 22Silver 14Copper
[Crystalforged Sword]12130811 Block Rating[Depleted Sword] - Blade's Edge Plateaus
[Continuum Blade]12130118 Spell HitAlurmi <Keepers of Time Quartermaster> 44Gold 23Silver 44Copper
[Mana Wrath]1262418-Pathaleon the Calculator - The Mechanar
[Greatsword of Horrid Dreams]130151414 Spell HitMurmur - Shadow Labyrinth
[Spellfire Longsword]56151410 Spell HitMennu the Betrayer - The Slave Pens
[Diamond-Core Sledgemace]5112145 Mp5The Maker - The Blood Furnace


Item Armour Sta Def Mitigation Block Value Others Sockets Notes
[Dawnforged Defender]48723118 Dodge122+3313 Hit Rating- Shattered Sun Offensive (Requires Exalted Reputation)
[Crest of the Sha'tar]44651913-108+24-UI-EmptySocket-BlueUI-EmptySocket-Blue
3 Dodge
Almaador - The Sha'tar (Requires Exalted Reputation)
134Gold 49Silver 28Copper
[Shield of Impenetrable Darkness]48723322-122+33--Nightbane - Karazhan
[Aegis of the Sunbird]38062719-86+29--High Botanist FreywinnThe Botanica
[Platinum Shield of the Valorous]37113324-83--Ambassador Hellmaw - Shadow Labyrinth
[Shield of the Void]32342416-68+24-- PandemoniusMana-Tombs
[Shield of the Wayward Footman]33292416Block Rating 1871-- BoE World Drop
[Netherwing Defender's Shield]36152113-80+1915 Spell Damage- Quest Reward: Ally of the Netherwing
[Ogri'la Aegis]38061823-86+23-UI-EmptySocket-RedUI-EmptySocket-Red3 Block Rating Jho'nassOgri'la (Requires Revered Reputation)
1 Inv misc apexis crystal 50 Inv misc apexis shard


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


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 Sandbox A useful tool for planning your gear!

See also

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