Warrior Tank Season of Mastery Pre-Raid Gear

Last updated on Nov 15, 2021 at 08:48 by Seksixeny 1 comment

On this page, you will find the best gear and best in slot items from Pre-Raid content for your Warrior Tank in WoW Classic's Season of Mastery. For more gearing advice, please refer to our Warrior Tank Gearing and Best in Slot guide for the Season of Mastery.


Warrior Tank Season of Mastery Pre-Raid Best in Slot (BiS) List

This is the pre-raid gear we recommend for getting ready for Molten Core and Onyxia's Lair, in Season of Mastery Phase 1.

Before we get into the list itself, it is good to present two of the most important concepts for gearing: weapon skill and the Hit cap.

As explained in our Warrior Tank Weapon Skill guide, the difference between only having the baseline 300 weapon skill at level 60 or 305 weapon skill or above is absolutely gigantic for threat generation against bosses, and easily capable of making a pre-BiS blue weapon superior to the best raid epics. Thus, your first gearing priority against raid bosses should be hitting at least 305 skill with your current weapon.

This can be achieved by using race-appropriate weapons on an Orc or Human character, or with any race by using special gear such as Edgemaster's Handguards Icon Edgemaster's Handguards. Once you get 305+ weapon skill, remember to not go over 6% extra Hit Chance, as the extra Hit will be wasted. This cap is 9% Hit when at 300 weapon skill, which means you will require a lot more Hit to cap out.

The Darksoul set is very cheap to make and provides a good amount of starting stats over its three pieces (shoulders, chest and legs). While none of the pieces is a standout on its own, buying the set as soon as you get to maximum level is a good way to begin your tanking journey!

While we are only listing the Horde versions of the PvP set, equivalent versions can be found on the Alliance side with the same requirements, cost, and stats.

Slot Item Source

While we already list some threat-oriented gear, such as Lionheart Helm Icon Lionheart Helm, most of the gear on display is defensively oriented. You can find more threat options in the DPS Warrior Gear page, which is optimized for maximum DPS, usually translating into additional threat for for Tank Warriors.


Further Lists

If you feel you are ready to take on the raids that WoW Classic's Season of Mastery has to offer, you may wish to consult our raid gear best in slot lists for Warrior below.



  • 15 Nov. 2021: Guide added for the Season of Mastery.
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