Protection Warrior Stats, Races and Consumables Guide

Patch 10.2.5 Last Updated: 24th Jan, 2024
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Stat Priorities

Stat Ranking

Item Level > Haste > Crit/Vers > Mastery for all situations

Stat Outline

Haste - Haste is a preferred secondary stat for Protection Warriors as it reduces the cooldown of your rage-generating abilities and global cooldown. This allows you to use them more frequently, which supports the Anger Management rotation.

Critical Strike - Critical Strike increases your parry chance as well as provides you with the chance to deal double damage on spells.

Vers - Vers is pretty straightforward, it increases the damage you deal and your healing by a flat percentage and decreases the damage you take by half that percentage. Most Protections healing sources are affected by vers, except Indomitable, making vers a decent survivability option.

Mastery: Critical Block - increases your block chance and gives you a chance to Critical Block, block twice the amount of damage. Additionally, it increases your attack power by a flat percentage. The defensive side of Protection’s mastery is a bit underwhelming. There are already a ton of sources from its talent trees, like Shield Specialization, that increase our base block chance that mastery becomes a bit redundant as a stat to have. By no means does this mean avoiding mastery. It still has its advantages, but you aren’t going to be actively looking for it.

Races

Race doesn’t really matter for Protection Warrior; play whichever one you like more!

Enchants

Cloak: Enchant Cloak - Regenerative Leech / Enchant Cloak - Graceful Avoidance

Chest: Enchant Chest - Waking Stats

Waist: Shadowed Belt Clasp

Bracers: Enchant Bracer - Devotion of Leech / Enchant Bracer - Devotion of Avoidance

Boots: Enchant Boots - Plainsrunner’s Breeze / Enchant Boots - Watcher’s Loam

Legs: Fierce Armor Kit

Rings: Enchant Ring - Devotion of Haste

Weapon: Enchant Weapon Shadowflame Wreathe

Gems

Sims will tell you which gems are best. You want at least 1 of the Fierce Diamond gems for the primary stat, otherwise, haste gems will be best.

Consumables

Food: Grand Banquet of the Kalu’ak or Timely Demise

Phails: Phial of Tepid Vers for Raid/General use, Phial of the Eye in the Storm as a slightly less damaging, but more defensive AoE option.

Potions: Elemental Potion of Ultimate Power, Elemental Potion of Power as a cheaper alternative.

Health Potions: Dreamwalker's Healing Potion

Weapon Oil: Howling Rune

Runes: Draconic Augment Rune