Protection Warrior

Patch 8.3

Written by Justwait Last Updated: 17th Jan, 2020

Playstyle & Rotation

General Rotation:

Your general rotation will consist of building rage via your offensive spells and spending them on mitigation, it will more often than not look something like this.

Shield Slam > Thunder Clap > Revenge (if proc or excess rage) > Devastate


Pre-pot > Heroic Throw > Intercept > Shield Block > Avatar > Demoralizing Shout > Thunder Clap > Start normal rotation

Multi Target:

During your Avatar window if talented into Unstoppable Force your rotation will change into this due to it’s huge potential for burst damage.

Thunder Clap > Revenge > Thunder Clap > Shield Slam > Repeat until Avatar expires


Protection Warriors playstyle is arguably one of the most fun in the game currently, providing you with the toolkit to deal out large offensive swathes of abilities and then playing defensively while you strive to get them back, with Anger Management being a set and forget talent currently, it is important to always be casting so you can get your cooldowns back to really contribute to an encounter in whatever way you see fit.

A general rule of thumb that is reinforced by the Azerite trait Bastion of Might is always Ignore Pain up after you’ve used Shield Block, this will set you up for any combination of incoming magical and physical damage, you can also think of this trait as your training wheels on your first bike, but with spikes and a stereo that plays Slayer all year round.