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    Post Bear Druid Pre-Heroic Gear List

    This is a post from my druid tanking blog (Just Bear with it: Pre Heroic tanking gear list). I will be updating this post and my blog as changes arise to this list. Enjoy!

    Alright bear druids here is a list of bear tanking gear that you should use before tanking heroics. I am not on the beta, but I searched through all the data that the beta has to offer and mainly used Wowhead.

    The numbers correlate with the best. Number 1 is the best item pre-heroics.

    KEY
    C = Crafted
    Q = Quest
    N = Normal Dungeon
    R = Reputation
    JP = Justice Points
    PvP = PvP/Honor/Arena

    [] - Rare quality
    [] - Epic Quality

    HEAD
    1. [Mask of Vines] (JP)
    2. [Helm of Secret Knowledge] (Q)
    3. [Shocktrooper Hood]
    4. [Chain Reaction Hood]

    NECK
    1. [Entwined Elementium Choker] (C)
    2. [Acorn of the Daughter Tree] (R)

    SHOULDER
    1. [Embrace of the Night](JP)

    CLOAK
    1. [Razor-Edged Cloak] (C)
    2. [Twilight Dragonscale Cloak] (C)

    CHEST
    1. [Darkbrand Chestguard] (C)

    WRIST
    1. [Poison Fang Bracers] (N)
    2. [Bloodied Leather Bracers] (C)

    HANDS
    1. [Liar's Handwraps] (R)
    2. [Sticky Fingers] (JP)
    3. [Thartuk's Inimitable Gauntlets] (N?)

    WAIST
    1. [Sash of Musing] (JP)
    2. [Quicksand Belt] (R)
    3. [Red Beam Cord] (N)

    LEGS
    1. [Leggings of the Impenitent]/[Swiftflight Leggings] (R)
    2. [Leggings of Fragmented Hope] (Q)

    FEET
    1. [Bloodthirsty Gladiator's Boots of Cruelty] (PvP)
    2. [Bloodied Leather Boots] (C)
    3. [Crafty's Gaiters] (N)

    RINGS
    1. [Elementium Destroyer's Ring] (C)
    2. [Terrath's Signet of Balance] (R)
    3. [Ring of Blinding Stars] (N)
    4. [Ring of Dun Algaz] (N)

    TRINKETS
    1. [Lifebound Alchemist Stone] *Alchemists only*
    2. [Figurine - Earthen Guardian] (C) *JC ONLY and currently not unique so stack em*
    3. [Mirror of Broken Images]/[Mirror of Broken Images] (R)

    WEAPON
    1. [Elementium Poleaxe] (C)
    2. [Staff of Draconic Pacification] (Q)

    RELIC
    1. [Bloodthirsty Gladiator's Relic of Triumph] (PvP)
    2. [Silver Inlaid Leaf] (C) *Inscription only*
    3. [Exhausted Flashgrowth Mote]


    BEST IN SLOT GEAR LIST:

    HEAD
    1. [Stormrider's Headpiece]
    2. [Tsanga's Helm]

    NECK
    1. [Necklace of Strife]

    SHOULDER
    1. [Stormrider's Spaulders]

    CLOAK
    1. [Cloak of Biting Chill]

    CHEST
    1. [Sark of the Unwatched]

    WRIST
    1.[Parasitic Bands]

    HANDS
    1. [Stormrider's Grips]
    2. [Double Attack Handguards]

    WAIST
    1. [Belt of the Fallen Brood]
    2. [Wind Stalker Belt] (Best Random Enhancement would be Crit and Mastery)

    LEGS
    1. [Stormrider's Legguards]

    FEET
    1. [Storm Rider's Boots]

    RINGS
    1. [Dargonax's Signet] (Yes it has STR, but it also has Crit/Mastery and the only ring with a socket so far)
    2. [Lightning Conductor Band]
    3. [Mistral Circle] (There are 5 rings with random enhancements and the one that gives Agil/Stam/Crit/Mast might be better than the Dargonax's Signet)

    TRINKETS
    1. [Vial of Stolen Memories]
    2. [Essence of the Cyclone] (Threat)
    3. [Symbiotic Worm] (Survivability)

    WEAPONS
    1. [Malevolence] (Totally itemized for bear tanking, but of course hunter's will try and take it ala Journey's End)

    RELIC
    1. [Vicious Gladiator's Relic of Triumph]

    ADDENDUM by spda242:
    I looked at what was available from reputation and if OP what to include them in his list, please feel free to do that.

    Short about rep.

    Guardians of Hyjal (80-82, Mount Hyjal, Caster DPS Head Enchant)
    http://cata.wowhead.com/faction=1158

    The Earthen Ring (80-82, Vashj'ir, Tank Head Enchant, Seahorse)
    http://cata.wowhead.com/faction=1135

    Ramkahen (83-85, Uldum, Leather DPS enchant)
    http://cata.wowhead.com/faction=1173

    Therazane (81-83, Deepholm, Shoulder Enchants Honored/Exalted, Ring Revered)
    http://cata.wowhead.com/faction=1171

    Dragonmaw Clan/Wildhammer Clan (84, Twilligt Highlands, Mail?/Plate DPS Head Enchant)
    http://cata.wowhead.com/faction=1172

    Hellscream's Reach/Baradin's Wardens (85, Tol Barad PvE/PvP Zone, Daily Quests, Ventyre Bay/Wintergrasp zone)
    http://cata.wowhead.com/faction=1178

    All factions except Hellscream's Reach has a tabard, friendly rep for tabard

    Honored gear lv83 Itemlv 333 Item (lv85 N Dungeonquality)
    Revered gear lv85 Itemlv 346 Item (lv85 HC Dungeonquality)
    Exalted gear lv85 Itemlv 359 Item (lv85 Tier 1 Raidquality)

    Guardians of Hyjal
    Sly Fox Jerkin (http://cata.wowhead.com/item=62374) - Chest Honored
    http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/62378/a...daughter-tree/ (http://cata.wowhead.com/item=62378) - Ring Revered
    http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/62383/w...-great-turtle/ (http://cata.wowhead.com/item=62383) - Cloak Exalted (Tank Str)

    The Earthen Ring
    http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/62361/softwind-cape/ (http://cata.wowhead.com/item=62361) - Cloak Revered
    [Arcanum of the Earthen Ring] (http://cata.wowhead.com/item=62366) - Revered
    http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/62362/s...elder-council/ (http://cata.wowhead.com/item=62362) - Ring Exalted

    Ramkahen
    http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/62446/quicksand-belt/ (http://cata.wowhead.com/item=62446) - Belt Revered
    [Arcanum of Ramkahen] (http://cata.wowhead.com/item=62369) - Revered
    Reins of the Tan Riding Camel Reins of the Tan/Brown Riding Camel (http://cata.wowhead.com/item=63044) (Camel Mount, "Very" important for tanking )

    Therazane
    Lesser Inscription of Shattered Crystal - Shoulder Enchant Honored
    Lesser Inscription of Unbreakable Quartz - Shoulder Enchant Honored
    Terrath's Signet of Balance (http://cata.wowhead.com/item=62348) - Ring Revered
    Felsen's Ring of Resolve (http://cata.wowhead.com/item=62351) - Ring Revered (Str Tank)
    Greater Inscription of Shattered Crystal - Shoulder Enchant Exalted
    Greater Inscription of Unbreakable Quartz - Shoulder Enchant Exalted

    Dragonmaw Clan
    Leggings of the Impenitent (http://cata.wowhead.com/item=62405) - Honored legs
    Liar's Handwraps (http://cata.wowhead.com/item=62417) - Hands Exalted

    Hellscream's Reach
    Baradin Grunt's Talisman (http://cata.wowhead.com/item=65176) - Honored Trinket Mastery
    Rustberg Gull (Honored Pet, "very" important for tanking )
    Spear of Trailing Shadows (http://cata.wowhead.com/item=62455) - Polearm Revered
    Unsolvable Riddle (http://cata.wowhead.com/faction=1178) - Mastery/Agl Exalted

    Head
    Shocktrooper Hood (http://cata.wowhead.com/item=63829) (Twillight Highlands Q Ilevel 333)
    Chain Reaction Hood (http://cata.wowhead.com/item=65863) (Uldum Quest Ilvel 325)

    Neck
    Brazen Elementium Medallion (http://cata.wowhead.com/spell=73521) - JC, Il346, No Chaos Orb (WTF Socketbonus?)
    Entwined Elementium Choker (http://cata.wowhead.com/spell=73504) - LW, Il 346, Chaos Orb Req
    Elementium Guardian (http://cata.wowhead.com/spell=73506) - JC, Il346, No Chaos Orb (Str Tank)
    Pendant of Victorious Fury (http://cata.wowhead.com/item=63762) (TH Q Il 333)

    Chest
    Assassin's Chestplate http://cata.wowhead.com/spell=78488 - LW, Il359, Chaos Orb Req

    Cloak
    Razor-Edged Cloak (http://cata.wowhead.com/spell=78475) - LW, Il 346, Chaos Orb req.
    Twilight Dragonscale Cloak (http://cata.wowhead.com/spell=78476) - LW, Il 346, Chaos Orb Req
    Cloak of Beasts (http://cata.wowhead.com/spell=78438) - LW, Il333, No Chaos Orb
    Cloak of War (http://cata.wowhead.com/spell=78439) LW, Il333, No Chaos Orb

    Waist
    Belt of Nefarious Whispers (http://cata.wowhead.com/spell=78461) - LW, Il359, Chaos Orb Req

    Legs
    Darkbrand Leggings (http://cata.wowhead.com/spell=78433) - LW, Random Stats Il333, No Chaos Orb

    Ring
    Band of Blades (http://cata.wowhead.com/spell=73498) - JC, Il346, No Chaos Orb
    Elementium Destroyer's Ring (http://cata.wowhead.com/spell=73520) - JC, Il346, No Chaos Orb
    Elementium Moebius Band (http://cata.wowhead.com/spell=73503) - JC, Il346, No Chaos Orb (Str Tank)
    Worldbinder Signet (http://cata.wowhead.com/item=61474) (Deepholm Ilvel 318)

    Trinket
    Schnotzz's Medallion of Command (http://cata.wowhead.com/item=65805) (Uldum Q Ilevel 325)

    Relic
    (Mindbender Bloom) (? Ilevel 308)

    Weapon
    Elementium Poleaxe (http://cata.wowhead.com/spell=76451) - BS, Il346, Chaos Orb Req
    Torth-Slayer's Staff (http://cata.wowhead.com/item=63803) (TH Q Il 333)
    Blacksoul Polearm (http://cata.wowhead.com/item=61404) - Polearm (Ilevel 318)
    Obsidium Bladespear (http://cata.wowhead.com/item=61404) - BS, Il316, No Chaos Orb

    LW PvP Items Il339 DOES NOT Require Chaos Orb, there seem to be a 8 item PvP set.
    My guess are that some JC items should be str-items.
    Some questitems might be Horde only

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    This will hopefully clarify more on the crafted/rep side of things.
    Last edited by Clawtrocity; 2010-11-09 at 09:58 AM.

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    Nice work Bear
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    Small suggestion -- if you use the http://db.mmo-champion.com links, the tooltip should show up automatically

    For example:

    http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/62245

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunshine View Post
    Small suggestion -- if you use the http://db.mmo-champion.com links, the tooltip should show up automatically

    For example:

    http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/62245
    Thanks! I just updated the main post with the new links.

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    Thanks for the list; I'll definitely be referring back to it in Cata

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    nice list, but the relic listed is Inscription only? Did you find any others?

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    inscribers make the relic but i cant find any inscription level requirements on it.

    Bear might want to throw a link in infernix's sticky so we can keep it all in one spot for future reference.
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    OMG I LOVE YOU! This will be sooo helpful. I will be referring to this a lot ♥♥♥♥♥♥

    Is there anyway to get this added to the Bear guide? I think it would help.

    Also, is there anyway you could tell us where each item is from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by uzumati View Post
    inscribers make the relic but i cant find any inscription level requirements on it.

    Bear might want to throw a link in infernix's sticky so we can keep it all in one spot for future reference.
    but it's BoP.. so unless you're a scribe, you cant use it.

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    You are correct missed that on first look.
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    One question. Two items that I've seen require Chaos Orbs, which is the Frozen Orb equal in Cata. How can these items be 'Pre-Heroic' if they require an item that drops from heroics?

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    Because u can buy them and get them Pre-Heroic

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    i assume you mean buy them with Honor/Justice Points, since they are BoP ..?

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    Alright I just updated the main post to make everything look a little nicer. I know this is far from perfect, but like I said I will be updating and ranking items as I find them.

    I'm mainly just looking for the highest level item level gear that is available pre heroics with Agility, Stam, Crit, and Mastery. That's our BiS item in a nutshell.

    As for the Relic, I did find other relics, but they mostly seemed to come from heroics. I'm still looking for something else, but as of now it seems like this could be our only one.
    Obviously not every slot will have an item to match our format so we have to take some haste/hit/expertise once in awhile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunshine View Post
    Small suggestion -- if you use the http://db.mmo-champion.com links, the tooltip should show up automatically

    For example:

    http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/62245
    For some reason, the tooltips have never shown for me on mmo-champ, regardless of which site it comes from. Is there something I should enable in my profile, or something I should install?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blahssat View Post
    For some reason, the tooltips have never shown for me on mmo-champ, regardless of which site it comes from. Is there something I should enable in my profile, or something I should install?
    I know very little about stuff like this, but if you clear your temporary files/cache and try again it might work. It may also be something with your browser. Which one are you currently using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunshine View Post
    Small suggestion -- if you use the http://db.mmo-champion.com links, the tooltip should show up automatically

    For example:

    http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/62245
    no not working for me :P
    tralala

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    Could also add the pvp gear, it's pretty heavily weighted in useful stats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zarad View Post
    One question. Two items that I've seen require Chaos Orbs, which is the Frozen Orb equal in Cata. How can these items be 'Pre-Heroic' if they require an item that drops from heroics?
    I had assumed there would be a way to get them with JP as there was with Wrath, If more information from the beta servers come out that say the ONLY way to get them is through completing a heroic dungeon, then I will take those two items off of the list.

    Quote Originally Posted by axxey View Post
    Could also add the pvp gear, it's pretty heavily weighted in useful stats.
    I was being a little hesitant before I added PvP gear because I've never been one to do much PvP. On top of that it would take just as much effort to try and get the PvP items, that it would to get the normal mode/crafting items that allow you to jump right into heroics where the gear is much better than the PvP gear. Also I'm not quite sure if the "Bloodthirsty" set and the "Vicious" set require any arena points/rating.

    Again as time goes on if I see a PvP item that is a far superior item to one the PvE ones I have listed I will update the list.
    Last edited by Clawtrocity; 2010-10-28 at 12:49 AM.

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    Nice guide, thanks for posting this:-)

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