Thursday, March 5, 2009

New Tanking gear we know of in PTR

So what are some of the new tanking gear we can get in Patch 3.1?

So far, Blizz has released 10 pieces with Defense on them.

Some blues, some epix 200, and some epix 226.

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Lets start out with the Blue -
There are two versions of these boots you can get from the new Tournament area. They come in Horde and Allaince versions that are identical.
Northrend Reputation - Tournament - Alliance /Horde - Plate Tank Boots - PH
Binds when picked up
1489 Armor
+59 Strength
+84 Stamina
Durability 65 / 65
Requires Level 80
Equip: Increases defense rating by 34 (6.91 @ L80).
Equip: Increases your dodge rating by 41 (1.04% @ L80).

Ok on to the Epix 200 gear
The first is an off hand ax.... DK and Warriors could use this, but warriors would loose their block... So it is a strange item. It comes from the Tournament as well.
Northrend Reputation - Tournament - Horde - 1H Tank Axe - PH

Ok enough with the Tournament, what do we get?

Well Blacksmiths can crank out a new pair of boots and belt. They are item level 226.
Indestructible Plate Girdle
Spiked Deathdealers

Finally we conclude with the Badge Gear
Emblem of Conquest Plate Tank Belt
Emblem of Conquest Plate Tank Gloves
Emblem of Conquest Plate Tank Legs
Emblem of Conquest Tank Neck

So new belt, gloves, legs and neck.

We are still waiting on what the T8 is finally going to be stat wise.

MOD Spotlight -
No Mod spotlight today, instead, be prepared to update your mods, much of my UI broke in PTR and all of them required loading out of date addons.

1 comment:

  1. would like to see what that gear looks like. Looks good. However, I'd like to see another 2H tanking weapon. I mean the Titansteel Destroyer is a good weapon, but I'd like to see one that has more tanking specs on it. possibly more DEF so that I could replace a few DEF gems with dodge/parry and stam gems.