mm+ 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 3683
Lowest rating 3172

Stat Priority

+262
13% Crit
+1016
31% Hast
+314
25% Mast
+838
21% 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

    9
  2. Orc icon.
    O

    Orc

    7
  3. Human icon.
    H

    Human

    7
  4. Vulpera icon.
    V

    Vulpera

    5
  5. Tauren icon.
    T

    Tauren

    5

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 - Feet

    41

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

  2. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Waist

    21

    Gain the legendary effect of Glory: Conqueror's Banner affects 1 additional ally and every 10 Rage you spend while it is active increases the duration of your banner by 0.5 sec.

  3. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Wrist

    5

    Gain the legendary effect of Glory: Conqueror's Banner affects 1 additional ally and every 10 Rage you spend while it is active increases the duration of your banner by 0.5 sec.

  4. Reprisal legendary item icon.
    R

    Reprisal - Legs

    5

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

  5. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Head

    5

    Gain the legendary effect of Glory: Conqueror's Banner affects 1 additional ally and every 10 Rage you spend while it is active increases the duration of your banner by 0.5 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

    37

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +125 strength
    Effects
    Use: Inflict 15,618 Shadow damage split between all nearby enemies, and form a Blood Barrier on yourself. The Blood Barrier absorbs 65,378 damage for 10 sec. Damage and absorption are increased for each enemy struck, up to 5 enemies. (2 Min Cooldown)
    Rank Mythic

  2. Codex of the First Technique item icon.
    C

    Codex of the First Technique

    26

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +265 stamina
    Effects
    Equip: Taking damage grants you a chance to unleash the First Technique for 12 sec, reflecting 10% of incoming damage, up to a maximum of 2,326 damage absorbed per blow.
    Rank Mythic

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

    Shard of Annhylde's Aegis

    10

    Ilvl 252
    Stats
    +98 strength
    +52 speed
    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. Ticking Sack of Terror item icon.
    T

    Ticking Sack of Terror

    5

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +128 mastery
    +58 speed
    Effects
    Equip: Your melee attacks and abilities have a high chance to attach a Volatile Satchel onto your target. Upon reaching 3 stacks, or when removed, the Volatile Satchel detonates and deals 8,213 Fire damage.
    Rank Mythic

  5. Phial of Putrefaction item icon.
    P

    Phial of Putrefaction

    5

    Ilvl 272
    Stats
    +119 strength
    Effects
    Equip: Every 5 sec, your next melee ability applies Liquefying Ooze, dealing 3,198 Nature damage over 30 sec. Liquefying Ooze stacks up to 3 times. Stacking does not refresh the duration.
    Rank Mythic

Tier Set

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

  1. Pauldrons of the Infinite Infantry item icon.
    P

    Pauldrons of the Infinite Infantry

    47

    Ilvl 285
    Stats
    +106 strength
    +227 stamina
    +47 haste
    +91 versatility
    Set
    Set: Consuming 30 rage grants a stack of Seeing Red, which transforms at 8 stacks into Outburst, causing your next Shield Slam or Thunder Clap to be 200% more effective and grant Ignore Pain.
    Set: Avatar increases your damage dealt by an additional 10% and decreases damage taken by 10%. Avatar instantly grants Outburst.
    Rank Mythic

  2. Gaze of the Infinite Infantry item icon.
    G

    Gaze of the Infinite Infantry

    43

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +132 strength
    +279 stamina
    +103 haste
    +77 versatility
    Set
    Set: Consuming 30 rage grants a stack of Seeing Red, which transforms at 8 stacks into Outburst, causing your next Shield Slam or Thunder Clap to be 200% more effective and grant Ignore Pain.
    Set: Avatar increases your damage dealt by an additional 10% and decreases damage taken by 10%. Avatar instantly grants Outburst.
    Rank Mythic

  3. Breastplate of the Infinite Infantry item icon.
    B

    Breastplate of the Infinite Infantry

    39

    Ilvl 285
    Stats
    +141 strength
    +303 stamina
    +56 haste
    +128 mastery
    Enchant
    Primary Stats +30
    Set
    Set: Consuming 30 rage grants a stack of Seeing Red, which transforms at 8 stacks into Outburst, causing your next Shield Slam or Thunder Clap to be 200% more effective and grant Ignore Pain.
    Set: Avatar increases your damage dealt by an additional 10% and decreases damage taken by 10%. Avatar instantly grants Outburst.
    Rank Mythic

  4. Grasps of the Infinite Infantry item icon.
    G

    Grasps of the Infinite Infantry

    37

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +99 strength
    +209 stamina
    +39 critical-strike
    +95 mastery
    Enchant
    +15 Strength
    Set
    Set: Consuming 30 rage grants a stack of Seeing Red, which transforms at 8 stacks into Outburst, causing your next Shield Slam or Thunder Clap to be 200% more effective and grant Ignore Pain.
    Set: Avatar increases your damage dealt by an additional 10% and decreases damage taken by 10%. Avatar instantly grants Outburst.
    Rank Mythic

  5. Legplates of the Infinite Infantry item icon.
    L

    Legplates of the Infinite Infantry

    37

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +132 strength
    +279 stamina
    +117 critical-strike
    +62 haste
    Set
    Set: Consuming 30 rage grants a stack of Seeing Red, which transforms at 8 stacks into Outburst, causing your next Shield Slam or Thunder Clap to be 200% more effective and grant Ignore Pain.
    Set: Avatar increases your damage dealt by an additional 10% and decreases damage taken by 10%. Avatar instantly grants Outburst.
    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

    91

    +16 Versatility

  2. Quick Jewel Cluster icon.
    Q

    Quick Jewel Cluster

    57

    +16 Haste

  3. Deadly Jewel Cluster icon.
    D

    Deadly Jewel Cluster

    8

    +16 Critical Strike

  4. Masterful Jewel Cluster icon.
    M

    Masterful Jewel Cluster

    4

    +16 Mastery

  5. Straddling Jewel Doublet icon.
    S

    Straddling Jewel Doublet

    2

    Speed increased by 13 for each Shadowlands gem you have socketed.

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

    24

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & +30 Leech

  2. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Avoidance enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Avoidance

    16

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & +30 Avoidance

  3. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed

    6

    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

    46

    Enchanted: Primary Stats +30

  2. Enchant Chest - Eternal Bulwark enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Bulwark

    3

    Enchanted: +25 Armor & +20 Primary Stat

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

    17

    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

    48

    Enchanted: +15 Strength

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

  2. Enchant Boots - Eternal Agility enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Boots - Eternal Agility

    3

    Enchanted: +15 Agility

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

    59

    Enchanted: +16 Versatility

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Haste

    38

    Enchanted: +16 Haste

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Critical Strike

    3

    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

    41

    Enchanted: Celestial Guidance

  2. Enchant Weapon - Lightless Force enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Lightless Force

    4

    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 236 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
      46

      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
      2

      Rumbling Earth

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

    3. Storm Bolt talent icon.
      S
      2

      Storm Bolt

      Hurls your weapon at an enemy, causing 180 Physical damage and stunning for 4 sec.

    1. Booming Voice talent icon.
      B
      32

      Booming Voice

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

    2. Best Served Cold talent icon.
      B
      18

      Best Served Cold

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

    3. Dragon Roar talent icon.
      D
      0

      Dragon Roar

      Roar explosively, dealing 1,867 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
      49

      Indomitable

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

    2. Impending Victory talent icon.
      I
      1

      Impending Victory

      Instantly attack the target, causing 532 damage and healing you for 40% of your maximum health. Killing an enemy that yields experience or honor resets the cooldown of Impending Victory and makes it cost no Rage.

    3. Never Surrender talent icon.
      N
      0

      Never Surrender

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

    1. Ravager talent icon.
      R
      40

      Ravager

      Throws a whirling weapon at the target location that chases nearby enemies, inflicting 2,773 Physical damage to all enemies over 11.1 sec. Deals reduced damage beyond 8 targets. Generates 10 Rage each time it deals damage.

    2. Into the Fray talent icon.
      I
      9

      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
      1

      Unstoppable Force

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

    1. Anger Management talent icon.
      A
      42

      Anger Management

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

    2. Heavy Repercussions talent icon.
      H
      7

      Heavy Repercussions

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

    3. Bolster talent icon.
      B
      1

      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. Sword and Board PvP talent icon.
    S

    Sword and Board

    29

  2. Thunderstruck PvP talent icon.
    T

    Thunderstruck

    23

  3. Morale Killer PvP talent icon.
    M

    Morale Killer

    22

  4. Warpath PvP talent icon.
    W

    Warpath

    17

  5. Dragon Charge PvP talent icon.
    D

    Dragon Charge

    13

Covenant

Kyrian icon.
K
7
Kyri
Necrolord icon.
N
42
Necr
Night Fae icon.
N
1
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. Necrolord
  2. Kyrian
  3. Night Fae
  4. Venthyr

Soulbind

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

  1. Plague Deviser Marileth icon.
    P

    Plague Deviser Marileth

    38

    The traits to use with Plague Deviser Marileth are:

    1. 38

      Kevin's Oozeling

    2. 38

      Ultimate Form

    3. 38

      Volatile Solvent

    4. 35

      Ooz's Frictionless Coating

    5. 34

      Plagueborn Cleansing Slime

    6. 33

      Undulating Maneuvers

    7. 5

      Viscous Trail

    8. 4

      Kevin's Keyring

    9. 2

      Travel with Bloop

    10. 1

      Plaguey's Preemptive Strike

  2. Forgelite Prime Mikanikos icon.
    F

    Forgelite Prime Mikanikos

    6

    The traits to use with Forgelite Prime Mikanikos are:

    1. 6

      Bron's Call to Action

    2. 6

      Effusive Anima Accelerator

    3. 5

      Regenerating Materials

    4. 4

      Forgelite Filter

    5. 4

      Hammer of Genesis

    6. 3

      Reactive Retrofitting

    7. 3

      Soulglow Spectrometer

    8. 2

      Charged Additive

    9. 2

      Soulsteel Clamps

    10. 1

      Resilient Plumage

  3. Bonesmith Heirmir icon.
    B

    Bonesmith Heirmir

    2

    The traits to use with Bonesmith Heirmir are:

    1. 2

      Carver's Eye

    2. 2

      Forgeborne Reveries

    3. 2

      Mnemonic Equipment

    4. 1

      Bonesmith's Satchel

    5. 1

      Heirmir's Arsenal: Gorestompers

    6. 1

      Heirmir's Arsenal: Marrowed Gemstone

    7. 1

      Resourceful Fleshcrafting

    8. 1

      Runeforged Spurs

    9. 1

      Serrated Spaulders

  4. Emeni icon.
    E

    Emeni

    2

    The traits to use with Emeni are:

    1. 2

      Gnashing Chompers

    2. 2

      Lead by Example

    3. 2

      Pustule Eruption

    4. 2

      Resilient Stitching

    5. 1

      Cartilaginous Legs

    6. 1

      Emeni's Ambulatory Flesh

    7. 1

      Emeni's Magnificent Skin

    8. 1

      Hearth Kidneystone

  5. Dreamweaver icon.
    D

    Dreamweaver

    1

    The traits to use with Dreamweaver are:

    1. 1

      Dream Delver

    2. 1

      Field of Blossoms

    3. 1

      Podtender

    4. 1

      Social Butterfly

    5. 1

      Somnambulist

    6. 1

      Waking Dreams

potency conduits

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

  1. Veteran's Repute conduit icon.
    V

    Veteran's Repute

    41

  2. Adaptive Armor Fragment conduit icon.
    A

    Adaptive Armor Fragment

    40

  3. Show of Force conduit icon.
    S

    Show of Force

    26

endurance conduits

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

  1. Stalwart Guardian conduit icon.
    S

    Stalwart Guardian

    44

  2. Unnerving Focus conduit icon.
    U

    Unnerving Focus

    37

  3. Condensed Anima Sphere conduit icon.
    C

    Condensed Anima Sphere

    27

finesse conduits

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

  1. Safeguard conduit icon.
    S

    Safeguard

    28

  2. Inspiring Presence conduit icon.
    I

    Inspiring Presence

    15

  3. Disturb the Peace conduit icon.
    D

    Disturb the Peace

    7