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 3158
Lowest rating 2741

Stat Priority

+403
17% Crit
+1140
34% Hast
+412
30% Mast
+720
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. Dwarf icon.
    D

    Dwarf

    14
  2. Tauren icon.
    T

    Tauren

    8
  3. Orc icon.
    O

    Orc

    7
  4. Dark Iron Dwarf icon.
    D

    Dark Iron Dwarf

    5
  5. Highmountain Tauren icon.
    H

    Highmountain Tauren

    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 - Feet

    44

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

  2. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Wrist

    15

    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 - Waist

    13

    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. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Neck

    10

    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.

  5. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Back

    6

    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. Old Warrior's Soul item icon.
    O

    Old Warrior's Soul

    32

    Ilvl 311
    Stats
    +171 strength
    Effects
    Equip: While in combat your rage builds, increasing your Haste by 50 every 20 sec, stacking up to 5 times.
    Equip: When a nearby ally's health drops below 50%, sacrifice 6,488 of your health to heal them for the same amount. May only occur every 1 min.
    Rank Fated Mythic

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

    Shard of Annhylde's Aegis

    25

    Ilvl 304
    Stats
    +160 strength
    +64 avoidance
    Effects
    Use: Call upon Annhylde's Aegis for protection, reducing damage you take from enemies in front of you by 15,463 for 8 sec. If the Aegis absorbs at least 54,114 damage, it becomes overcharged and will expel coalesced power, dealing 8,617 Holy damage to all enemies in front of you as it expires. (1 Min 30 Sec Cooldown)
    Rank Fated Mythic

  3. Weave of Warped Fates item icon.
    W

    Weave of Warped Fates

    9

    Ilvl 304
    Stats
    +160 strength
    Effects
    Equip: If you are killed by no more than 125,946 damage, the Weave of Warped Fates will unwind your fate, returning yourself to life and healing for 157,062. This effect can only occur once every 8 min.
    Rank Fated Mythic

  4. Reactive Defense Matrix item icon.
    R

    Reactive Defense Matrix

    7

    Ilvl 304
    Stats
    +160 strength
    Effects
    Equip: Taking damage has a chance to trigger your Reactive Defense Matrix, which reflects the next 17,592 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 Fated Mythic

  5. Codex of the First Technique item icon.
    C

    Codex of the First Technique

    6

    Ilvl 304
    Stats
    +360 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 18,846 damage absorbed per blow.
    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. Gaze of the Infinite Infantry item icon.
    G

    Gaze of the Infinite Infantry

    48

    Ilvl 311
    Stats
    +179 strength
    +411 stamina
    +116 haste
    +87 versatility
    Gem
    +16 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 Fated Mythic

  2. Pauldrons of the Infinite Infantry item icon.
    P

    Pauldrons of the Infinite Infantry

    48

    Ilvl 311
    Stats
    +135 strength
    +308 stamina
    +52 haste
    +100 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 Fated Mythic

  3. Breastplate of the Infinite Infantry item icon.
    B

    Breastplate of the Infinite Infantry

    47

    Ilvl 311
    Stats
    +179 strength
    +411 stamina
    +61 haste
    +141 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 Fated Mythic

  4. Legplates of the Infinite Infantry item icon.
    L

    Legplates of the Infinite Infantry

    38

    Ilvl 311
    Stats
    +179 strength
    +411 stamina
    +132 critical-strike
    +71 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 Fated Mythic

  5. Grasps of the Infinite Infantry item icon.
    G

    Grasps of the Infinite Infantry

    24

    Ilvl 304
    Stats
    +126 strength
    +284 stamina
    +43 critical-strike
    +105 mastery
    +64 leech
    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

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

    103

    +16 Versatility

  2. Quick Jewel Cluster icon.
    Q

    Quick Jewel Cluster

    62

    +16 Haste

  3. Masterful Jewel Cluster icon.
    M

    Masterful Jewel Cluster

    15

    +16 Mastery

  4. Deadly Jewel Cluster icon.
    D

    Deadly Jewel Cluster

    12

    +16 Critical Strike

  5. Straddling Sage Agate icon.
    S

    Straddling Sage Agate

    9

    +5% Movement Speed

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

    36

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & +30 Leech

  2. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Avoidance enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Avoidance

    7

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & +30 Avoidance

  3. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed

    4

    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

    48

    Enchanted: Primary Stats +30

  2. Enchant Chest - Eternal Skirmish enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Skirmish

    2

    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

    20

    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

    49

    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

    23

    Enchanted: Soul Treads

  2. Enchant Boots - Eternal Agility enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Boots - Eternal Agility

    2

    Enchanted: +15 Agility

  3. Enchant Boots - Minor Speed enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Boots - Minor Speed

    1

    Enchanted: Minor Speed Increase

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

    50

    Enchanted: +16 Versatility

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Haste

    39

    Enchanted: +16 Haste

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Critical Strike

    6

    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

    47

    Enchanted: Celestial Guidance

  2. Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation

    1

    Enchanted: Sinful Revelation

  3. Enchant Weapon - Ascended Vigor enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Ascended Vigor

    1

    Enchanted: Ascended Vigor

Talents

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

    1. Devastator talent icon.
      D
      50

      Devastator

      Your auto attacks deal an additional 237 Physical damage and have a 20% chance to reset the remaining cooldown on Shield Slam.

    2. 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.

    3. Punish talent icon.
      P
      0

      Punish

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

    1. Double Time talent icon.
      D
      49

      Double Time

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

    2. Storm Bolt talent icon.
      S
      1

      Storm Bolt

      Hurls your weapon at an enemy, causing 176 Physical damage and stunning for 4 sec.

    3. Rumbling Earth talent icon.
      R
      0

      Rumbling Earth

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

    1. Booming Voice talent icon.
      B
      46

      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
      4

      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 1,859 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. Bounding Stride talent icon.
      B
      25

      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.

    2. Crackling Thunder talent icon.
      C
      24

      Crackling Thunder

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

    3. Menace talent icon.
      M
      1

      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 535 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.

    1. Ravager talent icon.
      R
      40

      Ravager

      Throws a whirling weapon at the target location that chases nearby enemies, inflicting 2,784 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
      50

      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
      0

      Heavy Repercussions

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

    3. Bolster talent icon.
      B
      0

      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

    27

  2. Morale Killer PvP talent icon.
    M

    Morale Killer

    24

  3. Thunderstruck PvP talent icon.
    T

    Thunderstruck

    22

  4. Warpath PvP talent icon.
    W

    Warpath

    15

  5. Dragon Charge PvP talent icon.
    D

    Dragon Charge

    14

Covenant

Kyrian icon.
K
0
Kyri
Necrolord icon.
N
49
Necr
Night Fae icon.
N
0
Nigh
Venthyr icon.
V
1
Vent

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

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

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

    48

    The traits to use with Plague Deviser Marileth are:

    1. 48

      Kevin's Oozeling

    2. 48

      Ultimate Form

    3. 48

      Volatile Solvent

    4. 46

      Ooz's Frictionless Coating

    5. 46

      Plagueborn Cleansing Slime

    6. 44

      Undulating Maneuvers

    7. 4

      Viscous Trail

    8. 2

      Kevin's Keyring

    9. 1

      Plaguey's Preemptive Strike

    10. 1

      Travel with Bloop

  2. Bonesmith Heirmir icon.
    B

    Bonesmith Heirmir

    1

    The traits to use with Bonesmith Heirmir are:

    1. 1

      Carver's Eye

    2. 1

      Forgeborne Reveries

    3. 1

      Heirmir's Arsenal: Marrowed Gemstone

    4. 1

      Mnemonic Equipment

    5. 1

      Resourceful Fleshcrafting

    6. 1

      Runeforged Spurs

  3. Nadjia The Mistblade icon.
    N

    Nadjia The Mistblade

    1

    The traits to use with Nadjia The Mistblade are:

    1. 1

      Agent of Chaos

    2. 1

      Exacting Preparation

    3. 1

      Fatal Flaw

    4. 1

      Friends in Low Places

    5. 1

      Nimble Steps

    6. 1

      Thrill Seeker

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

    49

  2. Adaptive Armor Fragment conduit icon.
    A

    Adaptive Armor Fragment

    42

  3. Ashen Juggernaut conduit icon.
    A

    Ashen Juggernaut

    40

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

    48

  2. Stalwart Guardian conduit icon.
    S

    Stalwart Guardian

    43

  3. Condensed Anima Sphere conduit icon.
    C

    Condensed Anima Sphere

    12

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

    36

  2. Inspiring Presence conduit icon.
    I

    Inspiring Presence

    13