For Shadow Knights in Classic we’ll want to prioritize AC, then HP/Stamina, then Mana/Intellect. We should also pick up Agility, Strength, and Dexterity where we can. We’ll also want a haste item and a bow. Depending on the gear you choose, Shadow Knights may have a bit less HP than the other tanks in Classic, but have exceptional AC options.

Below are stats you can expect with the gear below. Your results will vary depending on which items you choose, your race, and starting stats.

If I missed a better item in any slot, feel free to let me know in Discord.

Slot Item Drop Location
Primary 1-Hand
PoHate: Lord of Ire
Primary 2-Hand
Khyldorn the Blood Drinker
PoSky Shadow Knight Quest
Shield Obtenebrate Mithril Guard
Option 1

Option 2

Ashenbone Shield
Option 3 – Select Races

Shield of the Immaculate

PoSky Shadow Knight Quest
SolB: Lord Nagafen
Kithicor: General V`gheraan, PoHate: ashenbone drake
PoHate: Lord of Ire, PoHate (LDoN revamp): an eerie chest
Black Sapphire Electrum Earring
BiS (Can wear 2)

Blue Diamond Electrum Earring
Resist Option (Can wear 2)



Neck Amulet of the Sphinx Eye

Black Sapphire Platinum Necklace

Polished Mithril Torque
Alternate – Mana/AC

PoSky Shadow Knight Quest


SolB: King Tranix

Face Blood Sky Face Mask

Dark Brood Mask
Dark Elf Option

Tobrin’s Mystical Eyepatch
Alternate – High Mana

Polished Mithril Mask
Alternate – AC/Wisdom

PoSky Shadow Knight Quest

PoHate: Innoruuk

Permafrost: Lady Vox

SolB: Magus Rokyl

Head Umbral Platemail Helm

Crown of the Froglok Kings
Fire/Cold Resist Option

PoFear: Amygdalan knight

Lower Guk: the froglok king

Djarn’s Amethyst Ring

Platinum Fire Wedding Ring
HP/AC Option (Can wear 2)

Platinum Diamond Wedding Ring
Resist Option (Can wear 2)

SolB: Djarn’s Amethyst Ring



Wrists Umbral Platemail Bracer
AC BiS (Can wear 2)

Granite Bracer
Alternate (Can wear 2)

PoFear: Amygdalan knight

Rathe Mountains: Petrifin

Golden Efreeti Vambraces
PoSky: Noble Dojorn/Overseer of Air/the Hand of Veeshan
Hands Slime Blood of Cazic-Thule
BiS (but used in Necro Epic)

Umbral Platemail Gauntlets
Realistic Option 1

Gauntlets of Fiery Might
Realistic Option 2

PoFear: Cazic-Thule (pre-revamp)

PoFear: Amygdalan knight

SolB: Lord Nagafen, Kunark Dragons

Shoulders Pearlescent Pauldrons

Crested Spaulders
Alternate – Stamina Option

Imbued Granite Spaulders
Alternate BiS – Select Races Only/Heavy Item

PoSky Shadow Knight Quest

Castle Mistmoore: an avenging caitiff

The Hole 1.0: a ratman warrior? The Hole 2.0: Slizik the Mighty? (unconfirmed)

Chest Umbral Platemail Breastplate
PoFear: Amygdalan knight
Back Cloak of Flames
BiS – 36% Haste

Shield of the Immaculate
BiS – AC Option

Hooded Black Cloak
Alternate – Backup Option

Lord Nagafen (Classic), Talendor/Ixiblat Fer (Kunark)

PoHate: Lord of Ire, PoHate (LDoN revamp): an eerie chest

Castle Mistmoore: a cloaked dhampyre

Waist Brell’s Girdle
Option 1

Runed Bolster Belt
Alternate – 31% Haste

Pegasus-Hide Belt
Alternate 2 – 41% Haste

The Hole: Master Yael

Lady Vox (Classic), Kunark Dragons (Kunark)

PoSky Shadow Knight Quest

Legs Umbral Platemail Greaves
Option 1 – AC/AGI

Darkforge Greaves
Alternate – Stamina Option

PoFear: Amygdalan knight

Temple of Solusek Ro Quest

Feet Umbral Platemail Boots
PoFear: Amygdalan knight
Ranged/Ammo Bow of the Underfoot
150 Range
The Hole: a massive construct/a rock golem

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