Mythic+ Protection Warrior

Protection Warrior
Season 3
50 characters
3315 - 3708

This guide is dedicated to building a PvE Protection Warrior equipped to prevail in Mythic+ 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 Rainynight from Shadowmoon (TW) — currently ranked as the best Protection Warrior in Mythic+.

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
    Rainynight
    Shadowmoon (TW)
    489 ilvl
    3708
  2. 2
    Leapsmcgee
    Sargeras (US)
    487 ilvl
    3616
  3. 3
    Claphám
    Stormscale (EU)
    488 ilvl
    3590
  4. 4
    비글스워스
    Azshara (KR)
    487 ilvl
    3588
  5. 5
    別去懷恨月老
    Queldorei (TW)
    488 ilvl
    3575

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 Mythic+.

Secondary Stats
+2950
24% Critical Strike
+6403
40% Haste
+1678
26% Mastery
+4419
22% Versatility
  1. Haste
  2. Versatility
  3. Critical Strike
  4. Mastery
Minor Stats
+221
3% Avoidance
+551
14% Leech
+307
6% Speed
  1. Leech
  2. Speed
  3. Avoidance

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 Dwarf currently being the top race for Protection Warriors in Mythic+, here are the other races that also stand out due to their advantageous traits.

  1. Dwarf
    15
  2. Tauren
    8
  3. Human
    6
  4. Orc
    4
  5. Night Elf
    4

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
50
Defensive Stance
50
Berserker Rage
2
Impending Victory
50
War Machine
50
Intervene
2
Rallying Cry
47
Piercing Howl
1
Fast Footwork
49
Spell Reflection
50
Leeching Strikes
50
Second Wind
0
Frothing Berserker
50
Heroic Leap
50
Intimidating Shout
42
Thunder Clap
50
Furious Blows
50
Wrecking Throw
0
Crushing Force
50
Pain and Gain
16
Cacophonous Roar
0
Storm Bolt
45
Overwhelming Rage
4
Sidearm
34
Reinforced Plates
50
Bounding Stride
40
Blood and Thunder
50
Barbaric Training
5
Honed Reflexes
7
Bitter Immunity
2
Double Time
50
Titanic Throw
2
Seismic Reverberation
49
Armored to the Teeth
50
Wild Strikes
50
One-Handed Weapon Specialization
49
Cruel Strikes
4
Endurance Training
46
Avatar
50
Thunderous Roar
50
Champion's Spear
0
Shockwave
46
Unstoppable Force
46
Uproar
8
Thunderous Words
47
Piercing Challenge
0
Champion's Might
0
Rumbling Earth
0
Sonic Boom
0

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
50
Revenge
50
Demoralizing Shout
50
Devastator
50
Last Stand
50
Improved Heroic Throw
0
Best Served Cold
50
Strategist
50
Brace For Impact
50
Unnerving Focus
0
Challenging Shout
50
Instigate
2
Rend
50
Bloodsurge
32
Brutal Vitality
36
Disrupting Shout
45
Show of Force
7
Thunderlord
43
Shield Wall
50
Bolster
8
Spell Block
41
Bloodborne
7
Into the Fray
47
Enduring Defenses
49
Anger Management
50
Impenetrable Wall
28
Punish
47
Focused Vigor
50
Shield Specialization
50
Enduring Alacrity
0
Shield Charge
50
Booming Voice
49
Indomitable
50
Violent Outburst
49
Ravager
50
Battering Ram
8
Champion's Bulwark
49
Battle-Scarred Veteran
6
Dance of Death
0
Storm of Steel
1

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
12
Bodyguard
3
Morale Killer
22
Shield Bash
13
Thunderstruck
26
Warpath
8
Dragon Charge
15
Rebound
15
Oppressor
5
Demolition
0
Warbringer
19
Safeguard
0
Storm of Destruction
1
Battlefield Commander
8

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 Mythic+, tailored for each equipment slot.

Head

  1. set
    Molten Vanguard's Domeplate
    34
  2. Primal Molten Helm
    6
  3. Incarnate's Perceptive Casque
    3
  4. Battle-Ready Binoculars
    2
  5. Soulspun Casque
    2

Neck

  1. Elemental Lariat
    23
  2. Ironshell Pendant
    15
  3. Torc of Passed Time
    6
  4. Amulet of Eonar's Chosen
    4
  5. Ouroboreal Necklet
    1

Shoulders

  1. set
    Molten Vanguard's Shouldervents
    43
  2. Dazhak's Desiccated Wingbones
    4
  3. Harp Shell Pauldrons
    2
  4. Primal Molten Pauldrons
    1

Back

  1. Shadowfeather Shawl
    18
  2. Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl
    15
  3. Molten Vanguard's Thermal Cape
    8
  4. Drape of the Loyal Vassal
    4
  5. Raal's Bib
    4

Chest

  1. set
    Molten Vanguard's Plackart
    47
  2. Abalone Plate Armor
    1
  3. Allied Chestplate of Generosity
    1
  4. Unceasing Footman's Breastplate
    1

Wrist

  1. Allied Wristguard of Companionship
    17
  2. Difficult Wrist Protectors
    16
  3. Primal Molten Vambraces
    5
  4. Agonizing Manacles
    3
  5. Incarnadine Bracers
    3

Hands

  1. set
    Molten Vanguard's Crushers
    49
  2. Primal Molten Gauntlets
    1

Waist

  1. Girdle of Burgeoning Apathy
    13
  2. Primal Molten Greatbelt
    12
  3. Molten Vanguard's Chains
    8
  4. Unwinding Eon Girdle
    7
  5. Rivet-Sealed Waistplate
    4

Legs

  1. set
    Molten Vanguard's Steel Tassets
    46
  2. Frostfire Legguards of Preparation
    1
  3. Greaves of Parallel Lives
    1
  4. Petrified Wickerplate Greaves
    1
  5. Seared Ironwood Greaves
    1

Feet

  1. Goldsteel Sabatons
    18
  2. Primal Molten Sabatons
    9
  3. Molten Vanguard's Greatboots
    8
  4. Lavaforged Sollerets
    5
  5. Marbled Oathstone Greatboots
    4

Rings

  1. Signet of Titanic Insight
    26
  2. Seal of the Regal Loa
    17
  3. Ring of Contempt
    16
  4. Thornwoven Band
    16
  5. Band of Callous Dominance
    7

Trinkets

  1. Prophetic Stonescales
    39
  2. Fyrakk's Tainted Rageheart
    32
  3. Augury of the Primal Flame
    7
  4. Ember of Nullification
    7
  5. Cataclysmic Signet Brand
    6

Main Hand

  1. Gholak, the Final Conflagration
    35
  2. Corrupted Knot
    5
  3. Quel'Zaram, High Blade of the Lion
    3
  4. Volcoross's Barbed Fang
    3
  5. Adulation Enforcer
    2

Off Hand

  1. Primal Molten Defender
    15
  2. Verdant Matrix Beacon
    9
  3. Murozond's Timeless Scale
    7
  4. Barnacled Shell Buckler
    5
  5. Defender of the Ancient
    5

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 Mythic+.

  1. Roiling Shadowflame
    42
  2. Elemental Lariat
    23
  3. Allied Wristgaurds Of Companionship
    17
  4. Shadowed Impact Buckler
    2
  5. Prepared Time
    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 Mythic+, essential for optimizing combat effectiveness.

Head

  1. Incandescent Essence
    48

Back

  1. Regenerative Leech
    38
  2. Graceful Avoidance
    9
  3. Homebound Speed
    2

Chest

  1. Waking Stats
    37
  2. Sustained Strength
    13

Wrist

  1. +200 Leech
    41
  2. +200 Avoidance
    9

Waist

  1. Shadowed Belt Clasp
    46

Legs

  1. Fierce Armor Kit
    41
  2. Frosted Armor Kit
    6
  3. Lambent Armor Kit
    2

Feet

  1. Watcher's Loam
    31
  2. Plainsrunner's Breeze
    19

Rings

  1. +82 Haste
    50
  2. +82 Versatility
    30
  3. +82 Critical Strike
    13

Main Hand

  1. Sophic Devotion
    37
  2. Wafting Devotion
    11
  3. Frozen Devotion
    1

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 Mythic+.

  1. Energized Ysemerald
    89
  2. Crafty Ysemerald
    70
  3. Energized Malygite
    62
  4. Fierce Illimited Diamond
    25
  5. Radiant Malygite
    19