So what am I (not) wearing (yet)? A particularly Heroic shopping list.

Posted by in Feral, Guide, WotLK

Out in the real world, it’s a goddamn miracle when I manage to throw together professional-looking attire before the sun comes up. Most of my wardrobe color coordinates in such a fashion that I’d need to make a grievous error in judgment to look like a fool, and that suits me just fine. Unless there’s a particularly important meeting in which I need to impress my decades-older colleagues, I never plan my outfits in advance. I haven’t even looked at wedding dresses yet.

In game, however, where the cool factor of any armor is hopelessly shrouded by a large-assed, gaping mouth bear, I carefully consider each option. I make lists. I (occasionally) use a calculator and cross-reference rating values. WoW is geared, no pun intended, toward end-game content, where there’s little room for improving your character beyond armor and weapons. Thus, to prepare for Naxxramus, I’ve been following the lead of my fellow Crushtaceans and have assembled a preliminary tanking “wishlist.”

This list only takes into account Rare or Epic quality items from Heroic dungeons, items obtainable through BoE World Drops, or BoE Leatherworking craftables. As was the case with Burning Crusade, I imagine we’ll see some quest items and/or Normal drops that will be on par or better than these (i.e. Umbrahowl’s Collar, Supple Leather Boots, Manimal’s Cinch, being better than initial pre-buffed Karazhan gear etc.), but remember that this list is rudimentary at best. All items are subject to change often, and may be edited to reflect stat revaluing. Suggestions are welcome, especially as we find out where some of these mystery items drop.


Mask of the Watcher
Eviscerator’s Facemask (BoE LW)


Pendant of the Nathrezim (CoT: Strat)
Shadowseeker’s Pendant
Titanium Earthguard Chain (BoE JC)
Amulet of Wills (Normal, Halls of Stone)


Sprinting Shoulderpads
Trollwoven Spaulders (BoE LW)


Cloak of the Enemy (Nexus)
Flowing Cloak of Command (Normal CoT: Stratholme)
Cloak of Tormented Skies (BoE LW)


Crystal Infused Tunic (Keristraza, Nexus)


Bindings of the Tunneler


Bile-Cured Gloves

Gilt-Edged Leather Gauntlets (King Ymiron, Utgarde Pinnacle)


Sharp-Barbed Leather Belt (Ingvar the Plunderer, Utgarde Keep)


Ravenous Leggings of the Furlbolg
Legguards of Swarming Attacks


Slag Footguards
Boots of the Neverending Path (Argent Crusade, Exalted)


Nerubian Shield Ring
Keystone Great Ring (Drak’tharon)
Signet of the Accord (BoE World Drop)


Essence of Gossamer (Azjul-nerub)
Offering of Sacrifice


Idol of Perspicacious Attack (30 Venture Coins)


Enraged Feral Staff (Utgarde Keep)
Staff of Trickery (Violet Hold)

It’s a start. What are you wearing?