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Mythic+ Protection Warrior

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This is a guide about how to build Protection Warriors for Mythic+ . It summarizes what is working for the highest-rated players: stat priority, legendary, trinkets, gems, enchantments, talents, PvP talents, covenants, soulbinds, and conduits.

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Class Protection Warrior
Activity Mythic+
Number of players 50
Highest rating 2538
Lowest rating 2279

Stat Priority

+268
13% Crit
+723
22% Hast
+291
24% Mast
+719
18% Vers

Based on the average stat bonuses observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Protection Warriors in Mythic+, the stat priority is:

  1. Haste
  2. Versatility
  3. Mastery
  4. Critical Strike

Race

Based on the 50 highest rated Protection Warriors in Mythic+, the character races to choose are:

  1. Blood Elf icon.
    B

    Blood Elf

    10
  2. Orc icon.
    O

    Orc

    7
  3. Highmountain Tauren icon.
    H

    Highmountain Tauren

    5
  4. Tauren icon.
    T

    Tauren

    4
  5. Night Elf icon.
    N

    Night Elf

    4

Legendary

Based on the gear observed on the 50 highest rated Protection Warriors in Mythic+, the legendary items to use are:

  1. Reprisal legendary item icon.
    R

    Reprisal - Legs

    28

    Charge and Intervene grant you Shield Block for 4 sec, Revenge!, and generate 20 Rage.

  2. Reprisal legendary item icon.
    R

    Reprisal - Feet

    21

    Charge and Intervene grant you Shield Block for 4 sec, Revenge!, and generate 20 Rage.

  3. The Wall legendary item icon.
    T

    The Wall - Back

    1

    Shield Slam generates an additional 5 Rage and reduces the remaining cooldown of Shield Wall by 5 sec.

Trinkets

Based on the gear observed on the 50 highest rated Protection Warriors in Mythic+, the trinkets to use are:

  1. Blood-Spattered Scale item icon.
    B

    Blood-Spattered Scale

    46

    Ilvl 252
    Stats
    +98 strength
    Effects
    Use: Inflict 11,230 Shadow damage split between all nearby enemies, and form a Blood Barrier on yourself. The Blood Barrier absorbs 47,017 damage for 10 sec. Damage and absorption are increased for each enemy struck, up to 5 enemies. (2 Min Cooldown)
    Rank Mythic

  2. Splintered Heart of Al'ar item icon.
    S

    Splintered Heart of Al'ar

    24

    Ilvl 226
    Stats
    +77 strength
    Effects
    Equip: Absorbs up to 41,770 damage from a lethal attack. When this effect occurs, erupt in a burst of flames, inflicting 12,046 Fire damage to nearby allies and enemies, and recovering 34,781 health. This effect can only occur once every 8 min.
    Rank Mythic

  3. Shard of Annhylde's Aegis item icon.
    S

    Shard of Annhylde's Aegis

    5

    Ilvl 252
    Stats
    +98 strength
    Effects
    Use: Call upon Annhylde's Aegis for protection, reducing damage you take from enemies in front of you by 7,531 for 8 sec. If the Aegis absorbs at least 26,356 damage, it becomes overcharged and will expel coalesced power, dealing 4,197 Holy damage to all enemies in front of you as it expires. (1 Min 30 Sec Cooldown)
    Rank Mythic

  4. Reactive Defense Matrix item icon.
    R

    Reactive Defense Matrix

    5

    Ilvl 239
    Stats
    +87 strength
    Effects
    Equip: Taking damage has a chance to trigger your Reactive Defense Matrix, which reflects the next 7,088 damage back at your attacker. Reactive Defense Matrix triggers automatically when your health drops below 20% health. This effect cannot occur more than once per 30 sec.
    Rank Heroic

  5. Anima Field Emitter item icon.
    A

    Anima Field Emitter

    5

    Ilvl 252
    Stats
    +98 strength
    Effects
    Equip: Your attacks have a high chance to create an Anima Field at your location for 8 sec. Standing within the field grants you 333 Haste.
    Rank Mythic

Gems

Based on the sockets observed on the 50 highest Protection Warriors in Mythic+, the gems to use are:

  1. Versatile Jewel Cluster icon.
    V

    Versatile Jewel Cluster

    63

    +16 Versatility

  2. Quick Jewel Cluster icon.
    Q

    Quick Jewel Cluster

    24

    +16 Haste

  3. Deadly Jewel Cluster icon.
    D

    Deadly Jewel Cluster

    6

    +16 Critical Strike

Domination Shards

Based on the sockets observed on the 50 highest Protection Warriors in Mythic+, the domination shards to use are:

  1. Foreboding Shard of Kyr icon.
    F

    Foreboding Shard of Kyr

    8

    |CFF20ff20Gain 1,178 Absorb every 5 sec, up to a cap of 5,892.|R

  2. Foreboding Shard of Bek icon.
    F

    Foreboding Shard of Bek

    8

    |CFF20ff20Your damage is increased by 2.6% when you have 50% or more health than your target.|R

  3. Foreboding Shard of Dyz icon.
    F

    Foreboding Shard of Dyz

    7

    |CFF20ff20Damaging a target increases your damage done to that target by 0.44% for 4 sec, stacking up to 3 times.|R

  4. Foreboding Shard of Jas icon.
    F

    Foreboding Shard of Jas

    7

    |CFF20ff20Incoming healing you receive is increased by 1.3%. Your maximum health is increased by 535.|R

  5. Desolate Shard of Cor icon.
    D

    Desolate Shard of Cor

    7

    |CFF20ff20Your damage is increased by 2.25% for 20 sec after attacking an enemy you have not yet damaged.|R

Back Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Protection Warriors in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Back item are:

  1. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Leech enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Leech

    25

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & +30 Leech

  2. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Avoidance enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Avoidance

    12

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & +30 Avoidance

  3. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed

    7

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & Minor Speed Increase

Chest Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Protection Warriors in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Chest item are:

  1. Enchant Chest - Eternal Stats enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Stats

    40

    Enchanted: Primary Stats +30

  2. Enchant Chest - Eternal Skirmish enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Skirmish

    9

    Enchanted: Eternal Skirmish

Wrist Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Protection Warriors in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Wrist item are:

  1. Enchant Bracers - Shaded Hearthing enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Bracers - Shaded Hearthing

    16

    Enchanted: Shaded Hearthing

Hands Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Protection Warriors in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Hands item are:

  1. Enchant Gloves - Eternal Strength enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Gloves - Eternal Strength

    41

    Enchanted: +15 Strength

  2. Enchant Gloves - Shadowlands Gathering enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Gloves - Shadowlands Gathering

    1

    Enchanted: Shadowlands Gathering

Feet Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Protection Warriors in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Feet item are:

  1. Enchant Boots - Soul Treads enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Boots - Soul Treads

    20

    Enchanted: Soul Treads

Ring Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Protection Warriors in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Ring items are:

  1. Enchant Ring - Tenet of Versatility enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Versatility

    67

    Enchanted: +16 Versatility

  2. Enchant Ring - Tenet of Haste enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Haste

    29

    Enchanted: +16 Haste

  3. Enchant Ring - Tenet of Critical Strike enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Critical Strike

    4

    Enchanted: +16 Critical Strike

Main Hand Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Protection Warriors in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Main Hand item are:

  1. Enchant Weapon - Celestial Guidance enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Celestial Guidance

    26

    Enchanted: Celestial Guidance

  2. Enchant Weapon - Lightless Force enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Lightless Force

    19

    Enchanted: Lightless Force

  3. Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation

    4

    Enchanted: Sinful Revelation

Talents

Based on the talents observed on 50 highest rated Protection Warriors in Mythic+, the talents to use are:

    1. Devastator talent icon.
      D
      49

      Devastator

      Your auto attacks deal an additional 224 Physical damage and have a 20% chance to reset the remaining cooldown on Shield Slam.

    2. Punish talent icon.
      P
      1

      Punish

      Shield Slam deals 20% increased damage, and reduces enemies' damage against you by 3% for 9 sec. Multiple punishments may overlap.

    3. War Machine talent icon.
      W
      0

      War Machine

      Your auto attacks generate 50% more Rage. Killing an enemy instantly generates 10 Rage, and increases your movement speed by 30% for 8 sec.

    1. Double Time talent icon.
      D
      50

      Double Time

      Increases the maximum number of charges on Charge by 1, and reduces its cooldown by 3 sec.

    2. Rumbling Earth talent icon.
      R
      0

      Rumbling Earth

      When Shockwave strikes at least 3 targets, its cooldown is reduced by 15 sec.

    3. Storm Bolt talent icon.
      S
      0

      Storm Bolt

      Hurls your weapon at an enemy, causing 164 Physical damage and stunning for 4 sec.

    1. Best Served Cold talent icon.
      B
      30

      Best Served Cold

      Revenge deals 20% more damage, or 50% more damage when your successful dodges or parries have made it cost no Rage.

    2. Booming Voice talent icon.
      B
      20

      Booming Voice

      Demoralizing Shout also generates 40 Rage, and increases damage you deal to affected targets by 20%.

    3. Dragon Roar talent icon.
      D
      0

      Dragon Roar

      Roar explosively, dealing 1,717 Physical damage to enemies within 12 yds. Deals reduced damage to secondary targets. Dragon Roar critically strikes for 3 times normal damage. Generates 20 Rage.

    1. Crackling Thunder talent icon.
      C
      39

      Crackling Thunder

      Thunder Clap's radius is increased by 50%, and it reduces movement speed by an additional 10%.

    2. Bounding Stride talent icon.
      B
      11

      Bounding Stride

      Reduces the cooldown on Heroic Leap by 15 sec, and Heroic Leap now also increases your run speed by 70% for 3 sec.

    3. Menace talent icon.
      M
      0

      Menace

      Intimidating Shout will knock back all nearby enemies except your primary target, and cause them all to cower in fear for 15 sec instead of fleeing.

    1. Indomitable talent icon.
      I
      50

      Indomitable

      Your maximum health is increased by 10%, and every 10 Rage you spend heals you for 1% of your maximum health.

    2. Never Surrender talent icon.
      N
      0

      Never Surrender

      Ignore Pain prevents 40% to 100% more damage, based on your missing health.

    3. Impending Victory talent icon.
      I
      0

      Impending Victory

      Instantly attack the target, causing 504 damage and healing you for 30% of your maximum health. Killing an enemy that yields experience or honor resets the cooldown of Impending Victory and makes it cost no Rage.

    1. Ravager talent icon.
      R
      30

      Ravager

      Throws a whirling weapon at the target location that chases nearby enemies, inflicting 2,577 Physical damage to up to 8 enemies over 11.1 sec. Generates 10 Rage each time it deals damage.

    2. Into the Fray talent icon.
      I
      20

      Into the Fray

      You gain 2% Haste for each enemy or ally within 10 yards, up to 10% Haste.

    3. Unstoppable Force talent icon.
      U
      0

      Unstoppable Force

      Avatar increases the damage of Thunder Clap by 30%, and reduces its cooldown by 50%.

    1. Heavy Repercussions talent icon.
      H
      31

      Heavy Repercussions

      Shield Slam generates 3 more Rage and extends the duration of Shield Block by 1.0 sec.

    2. Anger Management talent icon.
      A
      16

      Anger Management

      Every 10 Rage you spend reduces the remaining cooldown on Avatar and Shield Wall by 1 sec.

    3. Bolster talent icon.
      B
      3

      Bolster

      Last Stand's cooldown is reduced by 1 min, and it grants you the Shield Block effect for its duration.

PvP Talents

Based on the talents observed on 50 highest rated Protection Warriors in Mythic+, the PvP talents to use are:

  1. Thunderstruck PvP talent icon.
    T

    Thunderstruck

    31

  2. Morale Killer PvP talent icon.
    M

    Morale Killer

    24

  3. Dragon Charge PvP talent icon.
    D

    Dragon Charge

    23

  4. Sword and Board PvP talent icon.
    S

    Sword and Board

    17

  5. Warpath PvP talent icon.
    W

    Warpath

    15

Covenant

Kyrian icon.
K
33
Kyri
Necrolord icon.
N
3
Necr
Night Fae icon.
N
14
Nigh
Venthyr icon.
V
0
Vent

Based on the covenants chosen by the 50 highest rated Protection Warriors in Mythic+, the covenants to pick are:

  1. Kyrian
  2. Night Fae
  3. Necrolord
  4. Venthyr

Soulbind

Based on the covenants chosen by the 50 highest rated Protection Warriors in Mythic+, the soulbinds to pick are:

  1. Pelagos icon.
    P

    Pelagos

    15

    The traits to use with Pelagos are:

    1. 15

      Better Together

    2. 15

      Combat Meditation

    3. 15

      Let Go of the Past

    4. 11

      Bond of Friendship

    5. 8

      Focusing Mantra

    6. 7

      Road of Trials

    7. 4

      Cleansed Vestments

  2. Forgelite Prime Mikanikos icon.
    F

    Forgelite Prime Mikanikos

    11

    The traits to use with Forgelite Prime Mikanikos are:

    1. 11

      Bron's Call to Action

    2. 10

      Hammer of Genesis

    3. 9

      Resilient Plumage

    4. 7

      Reactive Retrofitting

    5. 6

      Forgelite Filter

    6. 5

      Charged Additive

    7. 4

      Soulglow Spectrometer

    8. 2

      Regenerating Materials

    9. 1

      Soulsteel Clamps

  3. Niya icon.
    N

    Niya

    9

    The traits to use with Niya are:

    1. 9

      Grove Invigoration

    2. 9

      Niya's Tools: Burrs

    3. 8

      Swift Patrol

    4. 7

      Survivor's Rally

    5. 6

      Run Without Tiring

    6. 3

      Stay on the Move

    7. 2

      Called Shot

    8. 1

      Nature's Splendor

  4. Kleia icon.
    K

    Kleia

    7

    The traits to use with Kleia are:

    1. 7

      Cleansing Rites

    2. 7

      Valiant Strikes

    3. 6

      Pointed Courage

    4. 5

      Light the Path

    5. 4

      Mentorship

    6. 4

      Spear of the Archon

    7. 3

      Ascendant Phial

    8. 3

      Hope Springs Eternal

    9. 1

      Bearer's Pursuit

  5. Bonesmith Heirmir icon.
    B

    Bonesmith Heirmir

    3

    The traits to use with Bonesmith Heirmir are:

    1. 3

      Bonesmith's Satchel

    2. 3

      Carver's Eye

    3. 3

      Forgeborne Reveries

    4. 3

      Heirmir's Arsenal: Marrowed Gemstone

    5. 3

      Serrated Spaulders

potency conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 50 highest rated Protection Warriors in Mythic+, the potency conduits to use are:

  1. Piercing Verdict conduit icon.
    P

    Piercing Verdict

    31

  2. Adaptive Armor Fragment conduit icon.
    A

    Adaptive Armor Fragment

    29

  3. Show of Force conduit icon.
    S

    Show of Force

    16

endurance conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 50 highest rated Protection Warriors in Mythic+, the endurance conduits to use are:

  1. Unnerving Focus conduit icon.
    U

    Unnerving Focus

    41

  2. Stalwart Guardian conduit icon.
    S

    Stalwart Guardian

    39

  3. Condensed Anima Sphere conduit icon.
    C

    Condensed Anima Sphere

    37

finesse conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 50 highest rated Protection Warriors in Mythic+, the finesse conduits to use are:

  1. Inspiring Presence conduit icon.
    I

    Inspiring Presence

    29

  2. Safeguard conduit icon.
    S

    Safeguard

    20

  3. Disturb the Peace conduit icon.
    D

    Disturb the Peace

    5