Bear Tank Gear Progression Phase 1
@Melderon No Thank You! It looks fantastic.
There are a couple idols in phase 5, the claw/rake one, the rejuv one and the cast-time healing touch one. Nothing for tanking.
@Hitchhiker42 Just don't turn in the quest! https://classic.wowhead.com/item=13289/egans-blaster
Comments on Egan's talks about how you keep it after turning in the quest, someone will have to double check when Classic launches.
thielen last edited by
Rolling Gehennas - thanks you for your guide
Using the stat values from Taladril's spreadsheet of:
1 Stamina = 6.24
1 Agility = 2.29
1 Dodge = 39.5
Plenty of necklaces beat out Talisman of Evasion (69) significantly, such as Hunter's Insignia Medal (94). Is there another reason the Talisman comes out on top?
Since you have some that are questionable to be in Phase 1, you should add Phantasmal Cloak from Scholo. It's got about 70 armor more than any non-Stoneshield cloak with loads of Stam and Str. Considering Stoneshield will be a high-demand tanking cloak with Cloak of Warding not out yet, would be a worthy alternative.
In general I wouldn't be surprised if the Patch 1.4 Strat/Scholo gear is in Phase 1. That's around (or exactly) when they reduced those from 10 to 5 man instances and improved the loot. Considering we're starting with them as 5 man, it could be a possibility that loot is in Phase 1 (but not the 1.10 added gear)
Yes Talisman of Evasion has less total "score" but an item like Hunter's Insignia Medal is valued way less because we have other option for more stamina. For example some people have Bone Ring Helm on their pre-BIS list to make up the stamina while other take Shadowcraft Cap as the balanced option.
TLDR is that we can make up any any raw stats in other slots. but we can't get the 1% dodge on other items slots so most people take Talisman of Evasion.
As fare as adding in more items to the list I would rather update the list in a new post as we are so close to the release and will know for sure what items will and will not be available. Phantasmal Cloak is 100% a solid item choice if you don't already have Stoneshield Cloak.
Why stop with Hunter's Insignia Medal as BIS then? Just because its a quest reward? The BoE green necklace, Prismatic Pendant, is 16 stam over the Hunter's 15.
I have still not seen those Ash Covered Boots.. Im wondering when they are going to release or if they recently have?