3v3 Protection Warrior

Protection Warrior
Season 3
2 characters
2330 - 2363

This guide is dedicated to building a PvP Protection Warrior equipped to prevail in 3v3 in World of Warcraft Dragonflight 10.2.5. It is based on an analysis of the top 50 characters from Season 3 across the US, EU, KR, and TW regions, including Оргнар from Ashenvale (EU) — currently ranked as the best Protection Warrior in 3v3.

The guide covers stat priority, the most effective races, widely used talents, the best equipment, as well as the ideal embellishments, enchantments, and gems for a Protection Warrior. To ensure better accuracy, it checks each character's last time played, specialization usage frequency, and equipment type. Updated every 12 hours, it ensures the most current and effective builds are always at your fingertips.

Top Protection Warriors

  1. 1
    Оргнар
    Ashenvale (EU)
    460 ilvl
    2363
  2. 2
    Kydrav
    Khadgar (US)
    460 ilvl
    2330

Stat Priority

Stats are crucial attributes that directly influence a character's power in World of Warcraft. They not only determine the character's strength but also define the overall feel and playstyle. Stat bonuses can be found on various pieces of equipment, in consumables created by the Alchemy profession, certain foods, some enchantments , and gems .

It's important to note that each stat experiences diminishing returns once its equipped bonus reaches +20%. This means that optimizing a character's performance involves more than just maximizing each stat; it's about finding a balanced distribution. Here is the optimal way to balance Protection Warrior Secondary and Minor stats for 3v3.

Secondary Stats
+630
13% Critical Strike
+4176
26% Haste
+2738
35% Mastery
+5770
28% Versatility
  1. Versatility
  2. Haste
  3. Mastery
  4. Critical Strike
Minor Stats
+0
0% Avoidance
+0
10% Leech
+575
11% Speed
  1. Speed
  2. Avoidance
  3. Leech

Races

In World of Warcraft, each race comes with unique traits that enhance character abilities or improve in-game quality of life. Although these racial traits typically offer minor advantages, they can still provide a competitive edge in certain scenarios.

With Orc currently being the top race for Protection Warriors in 3v3, here are the other races that also stand out due to their advantageous traits.

  1. Orc
    1
  2. Draenei
    1

Class Talents

Talents are the main element defining a character's build, significantly influencing the playstyle by adding, modifying, and enhancing character abilities and behaviors. They are crucial in shaping how a character functions in battle.

Class talents represent a common tree shared across all Warrior specializations. These talents provide foundational skills and enhancements that are essential and universal to the Warrior class. They offer a range of abilities that lay the groundwork for a Warrior's overall capabilities, regardless of the chosen specialization.

The following tree reproduces the in-game class talents disposition as a heatmap. Each color represents the usage frequency and general recommendation level of the talents:

  • Legendary : Represents the most frequently used talents. These are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Epic : Indicates talents that are widely used but offer flexibility for alternative choices. Useful in specific scenarios or personal preference.
  • Talents without color: Talents less commonly selected. They are typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier and may not offer significant value in most situations.
Battle Stance
2
Defensive Stance
2
Berserker Rage
2
Impending Victory
2
War Machine
2
Intervene
2
Rallying Cry
2
Piercing Howl
1
Fast Footwork
1
Spell Reflection
2
Leeching Strikes
2
Second Wind
1
Frothing Berserker
2
Heroic Leap
2
Intimidating Shout
2
Thunder Clap
2
Furious Blows
0
Wrecking Throw
0
Crushing Force
1
Pain and Gain
1
Cacophonous Roar
0
Storm Bolt
1
Overwhelming Rage
0
Sidearm
0
Reinforced Plates
2
Bounding Stride
2
Blood and Thunder
2
Barbaric Training
1
Honed Reflexes
0
Bitter Immunity
1
Double Time
2
Titanic Throw
0
Seismic Reverberation
1
Armored to the Teeth
2
Wild Strikes
1
One-Handed Weapon Specialization
2
Cruel Strikes
1
Endurance Training
2
Avatar
2
Thunderous Roar
0
Champion's Spear
1
Shockwave
2
Unstoppable Force
2
Uproar
0
Thunderous Words
0
Piercing Challenge
0
Champion's Might
0
Rumbling Earth
1
Sonic Boom
2

Specialization Talents

Specialization talents constitute a specialized tree, providing Protection Warriors with unique abilities and enhancements tailored to their combat style.

The following tree reproduces the in-game specialization talents disposition as a heatmap. Each color represents the usage frequency and general recommendation level of the talents:

  • Legendary : Represents the most frequently used talents. These are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Epic : Indicates talents that are widely used but offer flexibility for alternative choices. Useful in specific scenarios or personal preference.
  • Talents without color: Talents less commonly selected. They are typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier and may not offer significant value in most situations.
Ignore Pain
2
Revenge
2
Demoralizing Shout
2
Devastator
2
Last Stand
2
Improved Heroic Throw
1
Best Served Cold
1
Strategist
2
Brace For Impact
2
Unnerving Focus
0
Challenging Shout
2
Instigate
0
Rend
2
Bloodsurge
0
Fueled by Violence
2
Disrupting Shout
1
Sudden Death
1
Thunderlord
2
Shield Wall
2
Bolster
1
Spell Block
1
Bloodborne
2
Into the Fray
1
Massacre
2
Anger Management
2
Impenetrable Wall
1
Punish
2
Focused Vigor
1
Shield Specialization
2
Enduring Alacrity
1
Shield Charge
2
Booming Voice
2
Indomitable
1
Violent Outburst
2
Ravager
1
Battering Ram
2
Champion's Bulwark
2
Battle-Scarred Veteran
1
Dance of Death
0
Storm of Steel
0

PvP Talents

PvP talents are specifically tailored for player-versus-player combat scenarios. Activated in arenas, battlegrounds, and the open world with war mode enabled, these talents are designed to optimize a Protection Warrior's performance in PvP encounters. They provide specialized enhancements and strategies that give players an edge in combat against other players, reflecting the unique demands of PvP gameplay.

The following tree reproduces the in-game pvp talents disposition as a heatmap. Each color represents the usage frequency and general recommendation level of the talents:

  • Legendary : Represents the most frequently used talents. These are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Epic : Indicates talents that are widely used but offer flexibility for alternative choices. Useful in specific scenarios or personal preference.
  • Talents without color: Talents less commonly selected. They are typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier and may not offer significant value in most situations.
Disarm
0
Bodyguard
0
Morale Killer
1
Shield Bash
1
Thunderstruck
0
Warpath
0
Dragon Charge
1
Rebound
0
Oppressor
0
Demolition
0
Warbringer
0
Safeguard
0
Storm of Destruction
1
Battlefield Commander
2

Equipment

Equipment directly determines a character's power level in World of Warcraft. These items are acquired from diverse sources: they can drop in dungeons and raids, be discovered across the world, be crafted through various professions, obtained from PvP vendors, or chosen as rewards from the Great Vault.

Each piece of equipment significantly boosts a character's overall strength and capabilities. Here are the top items for Protection Warriors in 3v3, tailored for each equipment slot.

Head

  1. set
    Hellbloom Faceplate
    1
  2. Primal Molten Helm
    1

Neck

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Amulet
    2

Shoulders

  1. set
    Hellbloom Spaulders
    1
  2. set
    Molten Vanguard's Shouldervents
    1

Back

  1. Hellbloom Cloak
    1
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Shawl
    1

Chest

  1. set
    Hellbloom Cuirass
    1
  2. set
    Molten Vanguard's Plackart
    1

Wrist

  1. set
    Hellbloom Bracers
    1
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Plate Vambraces
    1

Hands

  1. set
    Molten Vanguard's Crushers
    2

Waist

  1. set
    Hellbloom Clasp
    1
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Plate Greatbelt
    1

Legs

  1. set
    Molten Vanguard's Steel Tassets
    2

Feet

  1. set
    Hellbloom Sabatons
    1
  2. Infurious Warboots of Impunity
    1

Rings

  1. Ring-Bound Hourglass
    2
  2. Signet of Titanic Insight
    1
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Ring
    1

Trinkets

  1. set
    Verdant Gladiator's Medallion
    2
  2. set
    Verdant Gladiator's Emblem
    1
  3. set
    Verdant Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity
    1

Main Hand

  1. Hellbloom Hammer
    1
  2. Hellbloom Sabre
    1

Off Hand

  1. Hellbloom Aegis
    1
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Bulwark
    1

Embellishments

Embellishments are unique effects that can be added to crafted items, either as predefined elements in recipes or through an optional embellishment reagent, creating embellished gear. These enhancements diversify and amplify characters' capabilities.

Given that only a maximum of 2 embellished items can be equipped at a time, here are the best embellishments for Protection Warriors in 3v3.

  1. Mettle
    1
  2. Verdant Conduit
    1

Enchantments

Enchantments provide minor yet valuable enhancements to various items, including Head, Back, Chest, Wrist, Waist, Legs, Rings, Feet, Main Hand, and Off Hand.

Most enchantments are crafted via the Enchanting profession. However, Waist enchantments specifically require Blacksmithing, Legs enhancements are crafted by Leatherworkers, and Head enchantments come from the Incandescent Essence , a reward obtained through a quest in the Amirdrassil raid.

Enchantments are usually available at the auction house, making them accessible for upgrades. Here is a list of the top enchantments for Protection Warriors in 3v3, essential for optimizing combat effectiveness.

Back

  1. Homebound Speed
    2

Chest

  1. Sustained Strength
    1

Wrist

  1. +200 Speed
    2

Waist

  1. Shadowed Belt Clasp
    2

Legs

  1. Frosted Armor Kit
    1
  2. Lambent Armor Kit
    1

Feet

  1. Plainsrunner's Breeze
    2

Rings

  1. +82 Haste
    2
  2. +82 Mastery
    2

Main Hand

  1. Sophic Devotion
    2

Gems

Gems are crafted stones from the Jewelcrafting profession, typically offering stat bonuses to enhance your gear. These gems can be socketed into specific items such as Head, Neck, Wrist, Waist, and Rings. The presence of sockets on items is usually random upon their drop.

Notably, Neck items can be uniquely modified to have up to three sockets by using 3 Tiered Medallion Setting . Additionally, a single socket can be added to other eligible items with a Nature's Cradle , which requires 6 Aspects' Tokens of Merit obtained from the Great Vault.

Available through both the auction house and the crafting order system, the following are the top gem choices for Protection Warriors in 3v3.

  1. Energized Ysemerald
    5
  2. Keen Neltharite
    4
  3. Resplendent Illimited Diamond
    1
  4. Skillful Illimited Diamond
    1
  5. Zen Neltharite
    1