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Havok.cry
03-17-2011, 09:41 AM
Would some one please write up or point me to a list of gear i should aim to get on my tank.. just need full names to ease my research along.

Bargol
03-17-2011, 09:48 AM
Since DDO is varied and "tank" can mean many things we would need to know what class and race you are first before being able to give you helpful advice.

As without that information I would direct you to shades post for barbarians http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=296816

unbongwah
03-17-2011, 10:35 AM
What tanking gear you should go for depends on your build, which (if any) P2P packs you have, what your tanking goals are, etc. I'm not aware of a convenient list of all tank gear, apart from what can gleaned from the static loot thread (http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=302679) and the crafting pages (http://ddowiki.com/page/Crafting).

EKKM
03-17-2011, 03:46 PM
Here are some "basics" for a fighter intimidate tank at end game, these won't be the best items but wont be vendor trash. Note that this is one of the more gear intensive builds.

Trinket - Head of Good forture (reaver), bloodstone (DPS)
Head - Minos Legens (Orchard)
Goggles - Shroud +6 charisma skills - various versions but I like triple positive for the raise dead clicky
Cloak - +6 charisma
Neck - Stalwart necklace (tower of despair)
Armour - Dragontouched Full plate - +5 resist, 20% heal amp, +3 dodge/+5 insight/a good guard
gloves - +6 dex until epic gloves of the claw
bracers - Chaosgarde (Xorian cipher)/Mineral II 45 HP bracers (Heavy fort, +5 prot)
belt - +6 Con of Greater False Life (several from Amrath/Tower of Despair)
ring 1 - Cinders bad (stalwart ring from ToD) (+6 Str, +1 exc Con, +2 exc con upgrade)
ring 2 - intimidate +15 (or best you can get)
Boots - Striders / Firestorm Greaves /Boots of anchoring (only for Tower)
Weapon - mineral II Khopesh/Bastard Sword/DAxe/Scimitar with +4 AC insight bonus
Shield - +5 Mithril tower shield -> Leviks shield from Hound is your best bet

The big grind here will be gettng the ingredients for the boots of anchoring and getting 20 shrouds for a cleansing item so you can equip both the +6 chr skills and MinII HP item.

If you run the crystal cove a lot you can come up with cheap alternates from some of the above.

Edit - forgot +5 protection item so added MIn II bracers in for Chaosgarde

EKKM
03-17-2011, 03:53 PM
Sorry for double post but I wanted ot add another comment. You won't get all of that in a short time. You need to have the following at all times to tank in DDO;

- All the HP items you can get - + CON, False life, minos legens
- Intimidate item
- resist item
- protection item
- heavy fortification
- dex item

You mat need to swap slots alot tiol you get your final gearing

Havok.cry
03-17-2011, 05:53 PM
Thanks that is pretty much exactly what I. Was looking for. Others mentioned differences for other classes.. what would change for a pally DoS?

unbongwah
03-17-2011, 07:29 PM
Well, for one thing you'll want the DoS ToD set (http://ddowiki.com/page/Unique_item_sets#Defender_of_Siberys_.28Pal.29) not the SD one. If you're a pure pally, you won't have tower shield prof. w/out taking the feat, so your shield choice might be different; e.g., epic Kundark Warding Shield, Swashbuckler from Crystal Cove.

BTW, EKKM, I notice you list Levik's shield but not the bracers; is that deliberate? Never quite sure if anyone bothers with the full set on tanks anymore...

EKKM
03-18-2011, 06:48 AM
Well, for one thing you'll want the DoS ToD set (http://ddowiki.com/page/Unique_item_sets#Defender_of_Siberys_.28Pal.29) not the SD one. If you're a pure pally, you won't have tower shield prof. w/out taking the feat, so your shield choice might be different; e.g., epic Kundark Warding Shield, Swashbuckler from Crystal Cove.

BTW, EKKM, I notice you list Levik's shield but not the bracers; is that deliberate? Never quite sure if anyone bothers with the full set on tanks anymore...

I didn't mention the bracers because the healing amp is on the DT armour and strength is on the ToD ring. Also, I find the best spot for a shroud HP item on my tank is in the bracers slot. I realize this means I can't wear the Claw set. To get the full benefit of leviks you need the shield, Sov rune on DT and the bracers. While the set is good, I think there are better ways to use the 2 non-shield slots to get the benefits and it will be awhile to before yuo get the sovereign rune you want.

Personally I am still hoping to pull a +3 dodge for sovereign on my DT at some point.

I don't have any threat generation in that gearing but you can only fit in so much.