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
  • Lionheart Helm Icon Lionheart Helm
  • Champion's Plate Helm Icon Champion's Plate Helm
  • Golem Skull Helm Icon Golem Skull Helm
  • Crown of Tyranny Icon Crown of Tyranny
  • Gyth's Skull Icon Gyth's Skull
  • Medallion of Grand Marshal Morris Icon Medallion of Grand Marshal Morris
  • Mark of Fordring Icon Mark of Fordring
  • Beads of Ogre Might Icon Beads of Ogre Might
  • Evil Eye Pendant Icon Evil Eye Pendant
  • Verek's Collar Icon Verek's Collar
  • World drop BoE
  • In Dreams in Western Plaguelands
  • Falrin's Vendetta quest in Dire Maul
  • Immol'thar in Dire Maul West
  • Verek in Blackrock Depths
  • Defiler's Plate Spaulders Icon Defiler's Plate Spaulders
  • Darksoul Shoulders Icon Darksoul Shoulders
  • Spaulders of Valor Icon Spaulders of Valor
  • Bulky Iron Spaulders Icon Bulky Iron Spaulders
  • Bile-etched Spaulders Icon Bile-etched Spaulders
  • Stockade Pauldrons Icon Stockade Pauldrons
  • Shifting Cloak Icon Shifting Cloak
  • Deathguard's Cloak Icon Deathguard's Cloak
  • Stoneskin Gargoyle Cape Icon Stoneskin Gargoyle Cape
  • The Emperor's New Cape Icon The Emperor's New Cape
  • Redoubt Cloak Icon Redoubt Cloak
  • Savage Gladiator Chain Icon Savage Gladiator Chain
  • Kromcrush's Chestplate Icon Kromcrush's Chestplate
  • Darksoul Breastplate Icon Darksoul Breastplate
  • Ornate Adamantium Breastplate Icon Ornate Adamantium Breastplate
  • Berserker Bracers Icon Berserker Bracers
  • Battleborn Armbraces Icon Battleborn Armbraces
  • Vambraces of the Sadist Icon Vambraces of the Sadist
  • Bracers of Valor Icon Bracers of Valor
  • Fel Hardened Bracers Icon Fel Hardened Bracers
  • Edgemaster's Handguards Icon Edgemaster's Handguards if you need it for 305+ weapon skill
  • Voone's Vice Grips Icon Voone's Vice Grips
  • Stonegrip Gauntlets Icon Stonegrip Gauntlets
  • Blood Guard's Plate Gauntlets Icon Blood Guard's Plate Gauntlets
  • Reiver Claws Icon Reiver Claws
  • Boneclenched Gauntlets Icon Boneclenched Gauntlets
  • World drop BoE
  • Maxwell's Mission / Warlord's Command
  • World drop BoE
  • Bought from the PvP Vendor at Rank 7
  • Overlord Wyrmthalak in Lower Blackrock Spire
  • Ras Frostwhisper in Scholomance
  • Brigam Girdle Icon Brigam Girdle
  • Defiler's Plate Girdle Icon Defiler's Plate Girdle
  • Handcrafted Mastersmith Girdle Icon Handcrafted Mastersmith Girdle
  • Frostwolf Plate Belt Icon Frostwolf Plate Belt
  • Deathbone Girdle Icon Deathbone Girdle
  • Outrider's Plate Legguards Icon Outrider's Plate Legguards
  • Legionnaire's Plate Leggings Icon Legionnaire's Plate Leggings
  • Cloudkeeper Legplates Icon Cloudkeeper Legplates (CD shared with Diamond Flask)
  • Darksoul Leggings Icon Darksoul Leggings
  • Abyssal Plate Legplates Icon Abyssal Plate Legplates (of Striking)
  • Eldritch Reinforced Legplates Icon Eldritch Reinforced Legplates
  • Warmaster Legguards Icon Warmaster Legguards
  • Legplates of Valor Icon Legplates of Valor
  • Defiler's Plate Greaves Icon Defiler's Plate Greaves
  • Boots of Avoidance Icon Boots of Avoidance
  • Bloodmail Boots Icon Bloodmail Boots
  • Boots of Valor Icon Boots of Valor
  • Ribsteel Footguards Icon Ribsteel Footguards
  • Battlechaser's Greaves Icon Battlechaser's Greaves
  • Don Julio's Band Icon Don Julio's Band
  • Myrmidon's Signet Icon Myrmidon's Signet
  • Blackstone Ring Icon Blackstone Ring
  • Tarnished Elven Ring Icon Tarnished Elven Ring
  • Painweaver Band Icon Painweaver Band
  • Magni's Will Icon Magni's Will (Alliance only)
  • Band of Flesh Icon Band of Flesh
  • Diamond Flask Icon Diamond Flask
  • Frostwolf Insignia Rank 6 Icon Frostwolf Insignia Rank 6
  • Mark of the Chosen Icon Mark of the Chosen
  • Hand of Justice Icon Hand of Justice
  • Blackhand's Breadth Icon Blackhand's Breadth
  • Counterattack Lodestone Icon Counterattack Lodestone
  • Vigilance Charm Icon Vigilance Charm
  • Ramstein's Lightning Bolts Icon Ramstein's Lightning Bolts
  • Quel'Serrar Icon Quel'Serrar
  • Ironfoe Icon Ironfoe
  • The Lobotomizer Icon The Lobotomizer
  • Alcor's Sunrazor Icon Alcor's Sunrazor
  • Frostbite Icon Frostbite
  • Annihilator Icon Annihilator
  • Dal'Rend's Sacred Charge Icon Dal'Rend's Sacred Charge
  • Mirah's Song Icon Mirah's Song
  • Axe of the Deep Woods Icon Axe of the Deep Woods
  • Flurry Axe Icon Flurry Axe
  • Bone Slicing Hatchet Icon Bone Slicing Hatchet
  • Iceblade Hacker Icon Iceblade Hacker
  • Serathil Icon Serathil
  • Felstriker Icon Felstriker
  • Bonescraper Icon Bonescraper
  • Distracting Dagger Icon Distracting Dagger
  • Mass of McGowan Icon Mass of McGowan
  • Dal'Rend's Tribal Guardian Icon Dal'Rend's Tribal Guardian
  • The Immovable Object Icon The Immovable Object
  • Draconian Deflector Icon Draconian Deflector
  • Dreadguard's Protector Icon Dreadguard's Protector
  • Force Reactive Disk Icon Force Reactive Disk (AoE)
  • Skullflame Shield Icon Skullflame Shield (AoE)
  • Blackcrow Icon Blackcrow
  • Outrider's Bow Icon Outrider's Bow
  • Satyr's Bow Icon Satyr's Bow
  • Gorewood Bow Icon Gorewood Bow
  • Carapace Spine Crossbow Icon Carapace Spine Crossbow
  • Bloodseeker Icon Bloodseeker

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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