Protection Warrior Dragonflight 10.2 Guide

Patch 10.2 Last Updated: 7th Nov, 2023
Nate Protection Warrior Author


Hey 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 3!

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What has changed

Changes for Patch 10.12

Going into the latest patch, Protection Warrior is looking to be in a good spot. They’ve received 2 notable changes; first of all is the introduction of a new tier set, which has very good offensive and defensive capabilities, and the second of which is a Rallying Cry nerf, dropping the bonus health from 15% to 10%.

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. 

On the other hand, some abilities have been nerfed, particularly Execute, but paired with certain talents it can still be potent.