Protection Warrior

Patch 8.3

Written by Justwait Last Updated: 17th Jan, 2020

Some content in this guide is based on PTR/early data

Updates will be made after raid progress is finished and more accurate information is available.


The Protection Warrior is one of the classic tank archetypes. Your toolkit provides you with a well rounded experience of using high mobility, strong mitigation and damage cooldowns to the benefit of yourself and others.

As a Protection Warrior your only major weakness is self-healing and dealing with large periods of burst damage.

What has changed

Patch 8.3

  • There are no changes specifically to the Protection Warriors in 8.3.
  • There are 3 new tank essences available in 8.3.
  • The new corruption system is available on gear.