Shaman Tanking Progressive Pre-Raid BIS
For each slot I'm going to list up to 3 items. The 1st is a Quest/Crafted Item you can grab without worrying about % drops. The 2nd is a true Pre-Raid Item with no DM items. The 3rd is an optional piece from DM or MC to prepare you for the next Tier. If there is no 3rd piece it's because there is no upgrade in DM/MC.
All Items are subject to discussion. I focused more on high Armor/Agility/Dodge Pieces.
Heavy Timbermaw Boots (Phase 1, Crafted BS)
Beaststalker’s Boots (Phase 1, Drop, Nerub'enkan, Stratholme)
Windreaver Greaves (Phase 1, Drop, Kirtonos the Herald, Scholo)
Sabatons of the Flamewalker (Phase 1, Drop, MC)
Deep River Cloak (Phase 1, Quest "Strange Sources" Winterspring)
Shadow Prowler's Cloak (Phase 1, Drop, General Drakkisath, BRD)
Cloak of Warding (Phase 2, Craft Tailor)
Shifting Cloak (Phase 2, Craft LW)
Ring of Protection (Phase 1, Quest "Hidden Treasures" EPL
Thrall's Resolve (Phase 1, Quest "The Princess Saved?" BRD)
Tarnished Elven Ring (Phase 2, Drop, Gordok Tribute, DM)
Heavy Dark Iron Ring (Phase 1, Drop, MC)
There are a ton of trinkets from quests that are useful, I recommend grabbing as many as you can.
Mark of Tyranny (Phase 1, Quest "For the Horde!" UBRS)
Mark of Resolution (Phase 1, Quest "Alas Andorhal" WPL)
Prismcharm (Phase 1, Quest "Urok Doomhowl" UBRS)
Rune of the Guard Captain (Phase 1, Quest "Job Opening: Guard Captain of Revantusk Village" Hinterlands)
Guardian Talisman (Phase 1, Quest "The Temple of Atal'Hakkar", Sunken Temple)
Smott's Compass (Phase 1, Quest "Facing Negolash" STV)
Mark of the Chosen (Phase 1, Quest "The Pariah's Instructions" Maraudon)
Force of Will (Phase 1, Drop, General Angerforge, BRD)
Vigilance Charm (Phase 2, Drop, Immol'thar, DM)
Totem of Rage (Phase 1, Drop, Magmus, BRD)
How about Ironfoe, Hand of Edward the Odd, or Annihilator? Or are you trying to stay very reasonable with expectations
However @Drooper I would very much like to promote this to the main page. Would you like me to create a custom thumbnail for it?
@Drooper I converted the links so people can now see the tooltips. Would you mind adding the patch information and how they are obtained as I did with the headpieces. I just think it will be easier for people to see the phases that way. I use itemization.info to check the phase it should be available. I'll get on the thumbnail now
@Melderon Yeah I can update it with added details. At this point I might as well do every Phase throughout Classic. How do you convert the links?
@Drooper just use wowhead links instead: For example:
Step 1: write out what you want to link: ex. Annihilator
Step 2: highlight "Annihilator"
Step 3: click the link button on the editor:
Step 4: paste in the url
And yes, please do a progressive BIS. That would be awesome!
Will Skyfury quest be in phase 1?
IIRC the quest was introduced somewhere like 8-10 months into vanilla, so i thought it would be in a later phase
@Inn0c Good Question! Not sure about that I would guess probably not, but then again some things they are not doing progressively and others they are leaving in it's 1.12 state so who knows.
I remember tanking Wailing Caverns while leveling in Burning Crusade. I couldn't hold threat and I had a blast. Its still a great memory. Don't think I'll try tanking in Vanilla but I might try it while leveling again.
Thanks for this, super helpful. Quick note/typo - Talisman of Evasion is listed as dropping on BRD instead of LBRS.
what about invulnerable-mail? https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=16746/invulnerable-mail
@Michael-Klüpfel Invulnerable mail is great for PVP but for PVE content my understanding is that when the invulnerability procs your threat on all mobs drops as well, just like a BoP with Paladins.
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@Drooper @Michael-Klüpfel It could be possible in Classic to un-click the Invulnerable buff. There are also addons/macro to auto remove these type of buffs. Literally, 0.5 seconds from it going up. All we can do right now is wait and see.