So, Just did a Major Upgrade, I added proper links and correct the drop info on all known items (Mainly the Set pieces). There are very few items left with unkown drop locations.
Also note that I excluded the SBV/SBR items and everything with Ilvl<219 I also didn't add the Set drops from Emalon.
Hope you appreciate the list.
Also: Suno is trying to make a BiS list for tanks in his post. But I'd suggest keeping discussions about items in this post as much as possible and leave Suno's post for theorycrafting around tanking itself.
8.5: Updated (thanks to Cloudgatherer and Vynn)
9.5: Yet another Update (Thanks to filed magrat and Crona)
I'd like to note you have pants in there that do have Shield Block Rating and Value, I would also like to see T8 added to the list. I wonder if they plan on adding epic JC trinkets because I personally don't like the 107dodge trinket's Essence of Gossamer damage absorption ability.
I think you really need to denote which of those are the iLvl 239 items. Sure, I'd take a Bronze Pendant of the Vanir any day, but so would everyone else and that's either a hard mode item or a YS item. In the interim, Shard of the Crystal Forest is likely to be the most common 226 tanking item. I'd also add the set pieces we know about, but frankly I'm pretty disappointed they are all "parry" based items, and will likely not be picked up by DKs. Here's a couple items to consider:
Shard of the Crystal Forest - neck
Cloak of the Makers - back
Shieldwarders Girdle - is a waist item not a wrist item
Wyrmguard Legplates - looks like they changed them to have shield values
As far as weapons go, it's looking like Voldrethar will be highly sought after with Worldcarver the likely 2nd and most common choice.
I'm curious as to why you would even bother with Shield Block Rating and Value items? I highly doubt we need to confuse people who are already extremely confused. There also isn't any reason for Warriors or Paladins to be looking on the Death Knight forums if they are interested in finding out 3.1 gearing.
All defensive 1H weapons are fast and therefore favor parry-gibbing. Also, weapon based strikes suck even more with fast 1H weapons. I wonder if Blizzard is trying to tell DW DK tanks that they should not be dual-wielding.
I would go with the Worldcarver over Voldrethar any day, simply because of the expertise on it. The Worldcarver also offers slightly more stamina (Voldrethar has 128 base stamina + two 24 stamina gems), unless you're a jewelcrafter and can spare a prismatic gem to put in it, which would be stupid since the socketbonus is crit rating.