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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 2878
Lowest rating 2514

Stat Priority

+293
14% Crit
+765
23% Hast
+307
25% Mast
+772
19% 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. Versatility
  2. Haste
  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

    8
  3. Tauren icon.
    T

    Tauren

    6
  4. Night Elf icon.
    N

    Night Elf

    4
  5. Vulpera icon.
    V

    Vulpera

    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

    30

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

  2. Reprisal legendary item icon.
    R

    Reprisal - Feet

    18

    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

    2

    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. Shard of Annhylde's Aegis item icon.
    S

    Shard of Annhylde's Aegis

    27

    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

  2. Blood-Spattered Scale item icon.
    B

    Blood-Spattered Scale

    24

    Ilvl 252
    Stats
    +98 strength
    Effects
    Use: Inflict 12,202 Shadow damage split between all nearby enemies, and form a Blood Barrier on yourself. The Blood Barrier absorbs 51,088 damage for 10 sec. Damage and absorption are increased for each enemy struck, up to 5 enemies. (2 Min Cooldown)
    Rank Mythic

  3. Old Warrior's Soul item icon.
    O

    Old Warrior's Soul

    15

    Ilvl 259
    Stats
    +105 strength
    Effects
    Equip: While in combat your rage builds, increasing your Haste by 45 every 20 sec, stacking up to 5 times.
    Equip: When a nearby ally's health drops below 50%, sacrifice 3,508 of your health to heal them for the same amount. May only occur every 1 min.
    Rank Mythic

  4. Reactive Defense Matrix item icon.
    R

    Reactive Defense Matrix

    13

    Ilvl 252
    Stats
    +98 strength
    Effects
    Equip: Taking damage has a chance to trigger your Reactive Defense Matrix, which reflects the next 8,568 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 Mythic

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

    Splintered Heart of Al'ar

    11

    Ilvl 226
    Stats
    +77 strength
    +46 leech
    Effects
    Equip: Absorbs up to 41,770 damage from a lethal attack. When this effect occurs, erupt in a burst of flames, inflicting 10,782 Fire damage to nearby allies and enemies, and recovering 31,132 health. This effect can only occur once every 8 min.
    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

    117

    +16 Versatility

  2. Quick Jewel Cluster icon.
    Q

    Quick Jewel Cluster

    31

    +16 Haste

  3. Deadly Jewel Cluster icon.
    D

    Deadly Jewel Cluster

    9

    +16 Critical Strike

  4. Straddling Sage Agate icon.
    S

    Straddling Sage Agate

    5

    +5% Movement Speed

  5. Leviathan's Eye of Strength icon.
    L

    Leviathan's Eye of Strength

    1

    +7 Strength

Domination Shards

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

  1. Portentous Shard of Dyz icon.
    P

    Portentous Shard of Dyz

    37

    Damaging a target increases your damage done to that target by 0.50% for 4 sec, stacking up to 3 times.

  2. Portentous Shard of Kyr icon.
    P

    Portentous Shard of Kyr

    35

    Gain 1,346 Absorb every 5 sec, up to a cap of 6,734.

  3. Portentous Shard of Cor icon.
    P

    Portentous Shard of Cor

    34

    Your damage is increased by 3.00% for 20 sec after attacking an enemy you have not yet damaged.

  4. Portentous Shard of Bek icon.
    P

    Portentous Shard of Bek

    31

    Your damage is increased by 3.0% when you have 50% or more health than your target.

  5. Portentous Shard of Jas icon.
    P

    Portentous Shard of Jas

    17

    Incoming healing you receive is increased by 1.5%. Your maximum health is increased by 612.

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

    20

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & +30 Leech

  2. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed

    15

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & Minor Speed Increase

  3. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Avoidance enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Avoidance

    13

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & +30 Avoidance

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

    37

    Enchanted: Primary Stats +30

  2. Enchant Chest - Eternal Skirmish enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Skirmish

    6

    Enchanted: Eternal Skirmish

  3. Enchant Chest - Eternal Bulwark enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Bulwark

    4

    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

    24

    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

    47

    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

    1

    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

    79

    Enchanted: +16 Versatility

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Haste

    15

    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

    38

    Enchanted: Celestial Guidance

  2. Enchant Weapon - Lightless Force enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Lightless Force

    8

    Enchanted: Lightless Force

  3. Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation

    3

    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
      50

      Devastator

      Your auto attacks deal an additional 220 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 168 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. Best Served Cold talent icon.
      B
      35

      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
      15

      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 1,724 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
      35

      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
      15

      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 515 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
      34

      Ravager

      Throws a whirling weapon at the target location that chases nearby enemies, inflicting 2,622 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
      16

      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
      39

      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
      9

      Anger Management

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

    3. Bolster talent icon.
      B
      2

      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. Morale Killer PvP talent icon.
    M

    Morale Killer

    26

  2. Dragon Charge PvP talent icon.
    D

    Dragon Charge

    23

  3. Thunderstruck PvP talent icon.
    T

    Thunderstruck

    23

  4. Warpath PvP talent icon.
    W

    Warpath

    23

  5. Sword and Board PvP talent icon.
    S

    Sword and Board

    18

Covenant

Kyrian icon.
K
42
Kyri
Necrolord icon.
N
2
Necr
Night Fae icon.
N
6
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. Forgelite Prime Mikanikos icon.
    F

    Forgelite Prime Mikanikos

    40

    The traits to use with Forgelite Prime Mikanikos are:

    1. 40

      Bron's Call to Action

    2. 40

      Effusive Anima Accelerator

    3. 37

      Hammer of Genesis

    4. 31

      Soulglow Spectrometer

    5. 22

      Charged Additive

    6. 20

      Regenerating Materials

    7. 20

      Resilient Plumage

    8. 18

      Forgelite Filter

    9. 9

      Reactive Retrofitting

    10. 3

      Soulsteel Clamps

  2. Niya icon.
    N

    Niya

    6

    The traits to use with Niya are:

    1. 6

      Bonded Hearts

    2. 6

      Grove Invigoration

    3. 6

      Niya's Tools: Burrs

    4. 6

      Survivor's Rally

    5. 6

      Swift Patrol

    6. 5

      Run Without Tiring

    7. 1

      Stay on the Move

  3. Pelagos icon.
    P

    Pelagos

    2

    The traits to use with Pelagos are:

    1. 2

      Combat Meditation

    2. 2

      Let Go of the Past

    3. 2

      Newfound Resolve

    4. 1

      Better Together

    5. 1

      Bond of Friendship

    6. 1

      Cleansed Vestments

    7. 1

      Focusing Mantra

    8. 1

      Path of the Devoted

    9. 1

      Road of Trials

  4. Emeni icon.
    E

    Emeni

    1

    The traits to use with Emeni are:

    1. 1

      Cartilaginous Legs

    2. 1

      Emeni's Ambulatory Flesh

    3. 1

      Gnashing Chompers

    4. 1

      Lead by Example

    5. 1

      Pustule Eruption

    6. 1

      Resilient Stitching

  5. Plague Deviser Marileth icon.
    P

    Plague Deviser Marileth

    1

    The traits to use with Plague Deviser Marileth are:

    1. 1

      Ooz's Frictionless Coating

    2. 1

      Plagueborn Cleansing Slime

    3. 1

      Volatile Solvent

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

    37

  2. Adaptive Armor Fragment conduit icon.
    A

    Adaptive Armor Fragment

    21

  3. Show of Force conduit icon.
    S

    Show of Force

    7

endurance conduits

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

  1. Condensed Anima Sphere conduit icon.
    C

    Condensed Anima Sphere

    47

  2. Stalwart Guardian conduit icon.
    S

    Stalwart Guardian

    46

  3. Unnerving Focus conduit icon.
    U

    Unnerving Focus

    32

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

    35

  2. Safeguard conduit icon.
    S

    Safeguard

    20

  3. Disturb the Peace conduit icon.
    D

    Disturb the Peace

    8