With thanks to Sconnell and Scripts, here are the key consumables for use as a tank. I include recommendations on the best tank food, best tank flasks and elixirs. Originally posted in this forum thread.
[Flask of Steelskin] seems to be the initially obvious choice, and you get the same effect from guild cauldrons. However, there are some downsides:
- it’s stamina, which isn’t necessarily the most desirable stat for tanks
- the flask is underbudget compared to the other flasks – they all give 300 of a stat, but normally on items you get more stamina
- it’s very expensive when compared to elixirs, so economically the elixirs are probably better for now.
[Elixir of Deep Earth] seems to be the main option,
but due to costs, [item]63306[/item] is likely to be better value for money. I’d recommend the latter.
[Prismatic Elixir] might be useful in some specific situations.
[Earthen Potion] remember to drink one of these before you’re in combat, so that you can drink another one mid-fight without the preventative debuff. Recommended for raids.
[Fortune Cookie] – Provides Dodge for all Tanks. Feasts are the same way. My recommendation, because you also get a chance to win something valuable for the AH, and dodge is a very good stat. Can also sometimes provide dodge for mages, which is pretty funny.