Protection Warrior Dragonflight 10.2.7 Guide

Patch 10.2.7 Last Updated: 7th May, 2024
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Yo everyone, I’m Nate, a main tank for Method and welcome to the Protection Warrior Guide. I’ve played every tank at the top level over the years in both the RWF and High Mythic+, and I’ll be here to take you through everything Protection Warrior in Dragonflight Season 4!

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What has changed

Protection Warrior Patch 10.2.7 Changes

  • All ability damage increased by 5%.
  • Devastator damage increased by 30%.
  • Ignore Pain healing increased by 6%.
  • Disrupting Shout’s cooldown reduced to 75 seconds (was 90 seconds).
  • Enduring Alacrity increases Stamina and Armor by 10% (was 5%) and Haste by 2% (was 1%).
  • Battering Ram now increases your auto-attack damage and speed by 10% for 20 seconds (was 20%).

First Impressions of Protection Warrior in Dragonflight

Dragonflight significantly improves Protection Warriors by lessening their weaknesses and amplifying their strengths. The fast-paced gameplay in seasons 3 and 4 of Shadowlands returns with a more manageable learning curve. Self-healing capabilities have been increased through abilities like Impending Victory, and the class can now maintain 100% Shield Block uptime through various talents.

These changes make Protection Warriors more effective in Dragonflight. Additionally, Dragonflight reintroduces stances, Battle Stance, and Defensive Stance, to the class tree.