Physical tanking (excluding ofc big pieces of t4 set that are not available yet at least to us mere mortals)
General-Basilisk-Imp-Zodiac mini bosses:
head : black dragon or ardashir fort
chest : chest of millitis templi or black dragon chest
legs: legs of ostiary or Last Legion hate legs
shield: t3 hate shield or crafted ****(Mirror of Shadow)
sword : ibis or t3 dt sword or Yun blunt
shoulder: courageous souls
hands : indomitable souls or fearless souls
belt : fearless souls or courageous souls or khitai wolfs belt
boots:fearless souls or courageous souls or wolfs boots
necklace : wisdom one (t3,watcher of den )
rings : tian ring,coil of the python
back: vile nativity ones or vigilant serpentweave
critical rating with potion (+183) close to 25%
critical dmg rating close to 24%
mag dmg with potion(+80) close to 400
hate close to 10-11%
hit rating 13-15%
Bd chest isnt really good for anything but surviving. If you wan't that little extra on a non-magic boss, go for the Last legion chest with 1% hate, or the milites templi chest. Ofcourse the Tiger chest works fine aswell.
When do we use single armor setup? Different encouter, diffrent tanks setup, different goals, different armor and weapons.
I was trying to avoid that quite long, hoping I can prepare ultimate item & build setup, but that was total failure. Finally I stoped fighting with basic and now I'm collectig all those sh1ts I'm missing. But it seems my bag is too small.
DT - probably only one class that for single role in raid (tanking) have 4+ different items for each slot. Thank God I'm cripple pvper and even don't bother to pvp with DT. I couldn't find space for another items set.