So, I have a pure Fighter 20 Stalwart tank, and his gear has gotten a little stale. Here is his current layout:
Head - Min II GS Helm (45 HP)
Trinket - PF of Prowess +3 STR
Armor - Embrace of the Spider Queen +3 CON
Neck - Stalwart Necklace (+2 action boosts, Stalwart set +15% threat, +2 AC)
Ring 1 - Cinder's Band (Exc Con +1, 20% healing amp slotted, Stalwart set +15% threat, +2 AC)
Ring 2 - Seal of Dun'Robar Str +7 Stunning +10
Belt - Epic Spare Hand, tier 2 (needs upgrade, I know), not slotted
Gloves - Fabricator's Gauntlets (Set +25% fort, +2 atk/dmg) (Resistance +5, Melee Alacrity)
Bracers - Fabricator's Bracers (, Set +25% fort, +2 atk/dmg) (+20% threat, Balance +15, Cannith Infusion)
Cloak - Mabar (lvl 16) Ghostly, Deathblock, Dodge 1%
Feet - Treads of Falling Shadow Dex +9
So, yea, a little outdated. Note there is no False Life item at all, saves are only at +5, Strength is only +10 (7+3), Con is +10 as well (+6+1+3). Obviously can be improved.
My primary play style is decent DPS in regular parties with eAGA, 54 stun DC and Improved Trip/Sunder, and full-on tank (Templar's Justice + Templar's Bulwark or Planeforged Tower Shield of Superior Parrying) in raids or EE content when needed.
So, what gear improvements can I make post-U17? I can easily build a Flawless White Plate, and have a +8 STR White helm. I can probably easily procure any EH items (except the f'ing Ring of Djinn, why won't you drop for me?), and some EEs, if really needed. Also can obtain most augments if necessary.