I promised in my comprehensive list that I’d post a quick guide to hitting 540. Hubby [the protpally] and I sat down and spent about 30 minutes crunching a few numbers and tried to maximize the defense and crafted gear available.
Here’s a quick and dirty way to hit 540 defense.
HELM: Tempered Titansteel Helm
SHOULDERS – Tempered Saronite Shoulders
CHESTPIECE – Tempered Saronite Chestpiece
BRACERS – Tempered Saronite Bracers
GLOVES – Daunting Handguards
BELT – Tempered Saronite Belt
PANTS – Bolstered Legplates – HVH
BOOTS – Tempered Titansteel Treads
These items plus the Rune of the Stoneskin Gargoyle get you to a solid 533 defense. If you gem and enchant the gear for defense, or get the Titanium Earthguard Ring OR Chain, you should easily be good and ready to hit some heroics, gearwise.