Bear Tank Gear List
Here is the most up-to-date bear gear list available. It was generated mathematically as well as with PTR simulations to be able to provide an accurate breakdown of the value of avoidance, mitigation, and threat in a raiding environment. For now the values are based off of an unbuffed but fully talented bear tank.
You can compare the tankiness of items directly with their threat capability.
- Tank column tells you how strong an item is from a basic tanking perspective (more health, armor, avoidance).
- Threat column tells you generally how much more effective at threat production you will be.
- Value column simply adds Tanks and Threat together to get a total value of an item. You can scroll down for each one to see the items sorted by each column.
The below formatting is a work in progress. We will see how the website format will change to support lists such as these. Thanks for your patience.
Tank Threat Value Name Location 127.9 25.5 153.4 Guise of the Devourer AQ40 - Vem Trio 84.7 37.5 122.2 Field Marshal's Dragonhide Helmet PvP Rank 13 84.7 37.5 122.2 Warlord's Dragonhide Helmet PvP Rank 13 74.0 38.5 112.5 Southwind Helm AQ20 - Moam 97.8 9.4 107.2 Circlet of Restless Dreams World Dragon World Dragon - Emeriss 77.4 29.3 106.7 Genesis Helm AQ40 - Twin Emperors 72.6 23.3 95.9 Blooddrenched Mask ZG - Various Bosses 55.9 39.9 95.8 Foror's Eyepatch ZG - Gahz'ranka 72.7 21.4 94.1 Champion's Dragonhide Headguard PvP Rank 10 72.7 21.4 94.1 Lieutenant Commander's Dragonhide Headguard PvP Rank 10 85.8 8.1 93.9 Polar Helmet Naxx - Gothik 69.0 22.0 91.0 Shadowcraft Cap Scholo - Darkmaster Gandling 66.0 20.5 86.5 Ghostshroud BRD - Chest of the Seven 59.1 23.9 83.1 Lieutenant Commander's Dragonhide Shroud PvP Rank 10 59.1 23.9 83.1 Champion's Dragonhide Helm PvP Rank 10 59.9 18.0 77.9 Feralheart Cowl Tier 0.5 Quest 67.1 8.2 75.4 Bone Ring Helm Scholo - Rattlegore 64.3 9.4 73.7 Felhide Cap DM East - Lethtendris 62.2 11.2 73.4 Tattered Leather Hood World Drop 72.3 0.0 72.3 Dreamwalker Headpiece Naxx - Thaddius 40.0 30.9 70.9 Eye of Rend UBRS - Rend Blackhand 68.2 0.0 68.2 Creeping Vine Helm AQ40 - Battleguard Sartura 67.2 0.0 67.2 Molten Helm Crafted - Leatherworking 43.2 24.0 67.2 Embrace of the Lycan ZF - Chief Ukorz 57.8 7.6 65.5 Pridelord Halo World Drop 58.0 7.2 65.2 Wicked Leather Headband Crafted - Leatherworking 42.4 22.4 64.8 Mask of the Unforgiven Strat - Unforgiven 45.9 17.9 63.8 Bloodvine Lens Crafted - Engineering 63.6 0.0 63.6 Cenarion Helm MC - Garr 39.4 23.9 63.4 Ragefury Eyepatch BRD - Hurley 62.2 0.0 62.2 Stormrage Cover Onyxia 52.9 7.6 60.5 Helm of Fire Crafted - Leatherworking 50.4 9.3 59.7 Scorpashi Skullcap World Drop
About the Author
I played vanilla WoW since beta and from early on have enjoyed discovering and writing useful things about the game. In addition to being a founder of ClassicWoW.live, I am in charge of the druid and theorycrafting discord channels.
This is looking great!
Nice formatting. Looks good.
I like the formatting of this! One possible improvement is to add the phase that this comes available so that we can filter on that. Also, if you could make the top row interactive such that you can tell it to sort by total value, threat value, or mitigation value, that would be helpful as well.
my goal is to see how interactive to make this. I didn't want to invest too much time in inputting the data here if we were going to make it fancier but yep I want sortable columns and to add phases too!
This looks very good. If the list will be completed with all the gear this will be a very useful list
Thanks. I'm waiting a bit to make sure that blizz doesn't give us any surprises and hope to get some site functionality to help this out too. It'll flesh out nicely then.
thanks for the hard work you are putting in.
I would also like to say thank you for this.
There’s some big differences in stat weighting from your original treatise and this current list. I know you crunched numbers to get here but could you share some reasoning behind shifting 1 stamina from equating out to ~8 armor to the current ~4? I see some shifts in agi weighting too - almost doubled in effectiveness when weighted to stamina. I’m loving playing druid and would appreciate learning anything I can from your simulations/testing.
Feel free to find me on discord if you can: Skumm#9890