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Feral specced Druids in Dire Bear Form generally require large amounts of armor, stamina, and dodge to make for a group tank. Bear tanks often have the most health out of the WotLK tanks due to the 14.5 health/stamina from the combination of Heart of the Wild (20% more stamina in Bear Form) and Dire Bear Form (25% more stamina).

Protector of the Pack talent (3/3) allows for an overall 12% damage mitigation and the use of Barkskin causes 12 seconds of 20% damage mitigation (1 minute cooldown).

3/3 Thick Hide talent increases armor by 10%.

For a druid to avoid critical attacks from Bosses, druid tanks should choose 3/3 from the Survival of the Fittest talent. Since patch 3.08 this also grants 33% increased armor from cloth and leather while in Bear Form or Dire Bear Form in addition to 6% increased stats.

Thus, assuming only armor from leather and cloth items, the armor multiplier for a druid in Dire Bear Form is 1.1 (Thick Hide) x 1.33 (Survival of the Fittest) x 3.7 (Dire Bear Form) = 5.4131

Armor from rings, weapons and other special armor bonuses are not multipled with the above factor of 5.4131. However, the above talents also increases both Stamina and Agility which helps survive and mitigate damage.

Druid Conversions (at 80 and ignoring diminishing returns)

- 1% Dodge ==> 41.67 Agi or 39.35 Dodge Rating
- 1% Hit   ==> 32.79 Hit Rating
- 1% Crit  ==> 83.3 Agi or 45.9 Crit Rating 

Below are suggestions for tanking gear aimed at level 80 druids preparing for Naxxramas (as well as heroic 5 man instances). With the new emblem changes gear choices have been added that you can obtain with triumph badges.

Head Edit

Item AC Sta Agi Dodge AP Hit Exp Crit Stats Sockets Notes
[Tirion's Headwrap]4057752102Quest:The Crusaders' Pinnacle (Icecrown)
[Shroud of Darkness]44378366261UI-EmptySocket-RedUI-EmptySocket-MetaViolet Hold (Heroic)
[Eviscerator's Facemask]42869699246Crafted: Leatherworking (420), Resilence +46
[Headguard of Retaliation]428756913840Quest:Vengeance Be Mine! (Utgarde Pinnacle)
[Hood of the Furtive Assassin]42860 (+6)5313840UI-EmptySocket-RedHalls of Lightning (Normal), +50 haste
[Malfurion's Headguard of Conquest]4851201041296480UI-EmptySocket-MetaUI-EmptySocket-Red50 Spell holy summonchampion [Emblem of Triumph]

Neck Edit

Item AC Sta Agi Dodge AP Hit Exp Crit Str Sockets Notes
[Amulet of Wills]336552536Halls of Stone (Normal)
[Titanium Earthguard Chain]35063(+6)49UI-EmptySocket-RedBoE Crafted (Jewelcrafter) 34 Defense

Shoulders Edit

Item AC Sta Agi Dodge AP Hit Exp Crit Stats Sockets Notes
[Sprinting Shoulderpads]409873311645Old Kingdom (Heroic)
[Spaulders of the Careless Thief]40961588433UI-EmptySocket-RedNexus (Heroic)
[Trollwoven Spaulders]423797211428BoE Crafted (Leatherworking)

Back Edit

Item AC Sta Agi Dodge AP Hit Exp Crit Str Sockets Notes
[Flowing Cloak of Command]5043937The Culling of Stratholme (Normal)
[Cloak of Peaceful Resolutions]140642531Rep: The Wyrmrest Accord (Honored) +43 defense
[Durable Nerubhide Cape]15075492141BoE: Crafted Leatherworking
[Ice Striker's Cloak]1507524100BoE: Crafted Leatherworking +38 Haste

Chest Edit

Item AC Sta Agi Dodge AP Hit Exp Crit Stats Sockets Notes
[Dark Arctic Chestpiece]504845210445BoE: Crafted Leatherworking
[Exotic Leather Tunic]5271034913839Quest:Junk in My Trunk (Utgarde Pinnacle)
[Darkheart Chestguard]5646788180Rep: Ebon Blade (Exalted), Armor penetration 68
[Polar Vest]578169UI-EmptySocket-RedUI-EmptySocket-YellowUI-EmptySocket-BlueBOE: Crafted Leatherworking

Wrist Edit

Item AC Sta Agi Dodge AP Hit Exp Crit Stats Sockets Notes
[Njorndar Furywraps]21851344423Quest:Not-So-Honorable Combat (Icecrown)
[Bindings of the Tunneler]23967318425Utgarde Keep (Heroic)
[Dragonfriend Bracers]247384910038Rep: Wyrmrest Accord (Exalted)
[Armbands of the Wary Lookout]25645599040Trial of the Champion (Heroic)

Hands Edit

Item AC Sta Agi Dodge AP Hit Exp Crit Stats Sockets Notes
[Gloves of the Argent Fanatic]35361667345UI-EmptySocket-BlueTrial of the Champion (Normal)
[Handwraps of Preserved History]329716810040Quest:A Royal Escort (The Culling of Stratholme)
[Charged-Bolt Grips]341585010036UI-EmptySocket-RedHalls of Lightning (Heroic)

Waist Edit

Item AC Sta Agi Dodge AP Hit Exp Crit Stats Sockets Notes
[Treasure Seeker's Belt]307662911641UI-EmptySocket-YellowAzjol-Nerub (Heroic)
[Belt of Fierce Competition]317386610131Trial of the Champion
[Sharp-Barbed Leather Belt]317754513243UI-EmptySocket-BlueUtgarde Keep (Heroic)
[Trollwoven Girdle]317726613238BOE: Crafted Leatherworking
[Polar Cord]325129UI-EmptySocket-RedUI-EmptySocket-YellowBOE: Crafted Leatherworking

Legs Edit

Item AC Sta Agi Dodge AP Hit Exp Crit Stats Sockets Notes
[Chain Gang Legguards]4771175515645BoE: (Heroic Violet Hold)
[Legguards of Swarming Attacks]47799487854UI-EmptySocket-BlueOld Kingdom (Heroic)
[Mind-Expanding Leggings]477677811062UI-EmptySocket-RedRep: Kirin Tor (Revered)
[Gored Hide Legguards]494968918052Gundrak (Heroic)
[Leggings of Brazen Trespass]49456891286452UI-EmptySocket-RedTrial of the Champion (Normal)

Feet Edit

Item AC Sta Agi Dodge AP Hit Exp Crit Stats Sockets Notes
[Slag Footguards]375753811630UI-EmptySocket-YellowHalls of Lightning (Heroic)
[Boots of the Neverending Path]388495112266Rep: Argent Crusade (Exalted)
[Polar Boots]398129UI-EmptySocket-RedUI-EmptySocket-YellowBOE: Crafted Leatherworking

Rings Edit

Item AC Sta Agi Dodge AP Hit Exp Crit Str Sockets Notes
[Signet of Arachnathid Command]3084630Azjol-Nerub
[Iceforged Battle Ring]476511726Quest:Forging the Keystone (Horde), Quest:The Brothers Bronzebeard (Alliance) (Stormpeaks)
[Nerubian Shield Ring]4626443Old Kingdom (Heroic)
[Keystone Great-Ring]490754932Drak'Tharon (Heroic)
[Titanium Earthguard Ring]633450UI-EmptySocket-BlueBoE Crafted:Jewelcrafting

Trinkets Edit

Item AC Sta Agi Dodge AP Hit Exp Crit Stats Sockets Notes
[Essence of Gossamer]111Azjol-Nerub (Heroic)
[Offering of Sacrifice]550Gundrak (Heroic)
[Darkmoon Card: Greatness]90Darkmoon Nobles Deck
[The Black Heart]126Trial of the Champion (normal)
[Valor Medal of the First War]90Emblem of Heroism (Heroic Tokens)

Main Hand Weapons Edit

Item AC Sta Agi Dodge AP Hit Exp Crit Str Sockets Notes
[Enraged Feral Staff]70011778160252Utgarde Keep (Heroic)
[Stave of Shrouded Mysteries]31511756160277Rep: Kirin Tor (Revered)
[Staff of Trickery]-13389184590Violet Hold (Heroic)
[Staff of Feral Furies]63098103184552Rep: Argent Tournament (Exalted) + 25 Champion's Seal
[Silvery Sylvan Stave]63098103184552Rep: Argent Tournament (Exalted) + 25 Champion's Seal
[Marrowstrike]101106220557UI-EmptySocket-YellowTrial of the Champion (Heroic)

Idols Edit

Item AC Sta Agi Dodge AP Hit Exp Crit Stats Sockets Notes
[Idol of the Plainstalker]Quest in Borean Tundra. Chance for Mangle ability to grant 55 agility for 10 sec.
[Idol of the Corruptor]Sold by Arcanist Firael in Dalaran. Chance for Mangle ability to grant 153 agility for 12 sec.

Enchantments Edit

Slot Name Effect Notes
Head[Arcanum of the Eclipsed Moon]+30 stamina, +25 arcane resistThe Wyrmrest Accord (Honored)
Head[Heavy Borean Armor Kit]+18 staminaLeatherworking 395
Head[Arcanum of the Stalwart Protector]+37 stamina, +20 defenseArgent Crusade (Revered)
Shoulder[Heavy Borean Armor Kit]+18 staminaLeatherworking 395
Back[Enchant Cloak - Mighty Armor]+225 armor (note: observation indicates this does not benefit from bear armor multiplier.)Enchanting 430
Back[Enchant Cloak - Major Agility]+22 agilityEnchanting 420
Chest[Heavy Borean Armor Kit]+18 staminaLeatherworking 395
Chest[Enchant Chest - Powerful Stats]+10 all statsEnchanting 440
Chest[Enchant Chest - Super Stats]+8 all statsEnchanting 370
Wrist[Enchant Bracer - Fortitude]+12 staminaEnchanting 350
Wrist[Enchant Bracers - Greater Stats]+6 all statsEnchanting 400
Hands[Heavy Borean Armor Kit]+18 staminaLeatherworking 395
Hands[Enchant Gloves - Major Agility]+20 agilityEnchanting 415
Waist[Eternal Belt Buckle]Adds a socket to the beltBlacksmithing 415
Legs[Frosthide Leg Armor]+55 stamina, +22 agilityLeatherworking 425
Legs[Jormungar Leg Armor]+45 stamina, +15 agilityLeatherworking 405
Feet[Heavy Borean Armor Kit]+18 staminaLeatherworking 395
Feet[Enchant Boots - Greater Fortitude]+22 staminaEnchanting 385
Feet[Enchant Boots - Superior Agility]+16 AgilityEnchanting 415
Weapon[Enchant 2H Weapon - Major Agility]+35 agilityEnchanting 360
Weapon[Enchant Weapon - Mongoose](proc for) +120 agilityEnchanting 375

Gems Edit

Red, match UI-EmptySocket-Red red sockets.
Yellow, match UI-EmptySocket-Yellow yellow sockets.
Blue, match UI-EmptySocket-Blue blue sockets.
Gem Effects Gem Effects Gem Effects
[Delicate Scarlet Ruby]+16 Agility[Solid Sky Sapphire]+24 stamina
[Delicate Cardinal Ruby]+20 Agility[Solid Majestic Zircon]+30 stamina


Orange, match UI-EmptySocket-Yellow yellow or UI-EmptySocket-Red red sockets.
Gem Effects
[Glinting Monarch Topaz]+8 Agility +8 Hit Rating
[Glinting Ametrine]+10 Agility +10 Hit Rating
Green, match UI-EmptySocket-Yellow yellow or UI-EmptySocket-Blue blue sockets.
Gem Effects
[Enduring Forest Emerald]+8 Defense +12 Stamina
[Enduring Eye of Zul]+10 Defense +15 Stamina
[Vivid Forest Emerald]+8 Hit Rating and +12 Stamina
[Vivid Eye of Zul]+10 Hit Rating and +15 Stamina
Purple, match UI-EmptySocket-Red red or UI-EmptySocket-Blue blue sockets.
Gem Effects
[Shifting Twilight Opal]+8 Agility +12 Stamina
[Shifting Dreadstone]+10 Agility +15 Stamina


Meta, match UI-EmptySocket-Meta meta sockets.
Gem Effects Requirements
[Austere Earthsiege Diamond]32 stamina +2% armorat least 2 blue 1 red gem

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