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Protection Warrior PvP Guide For RBG

Warrior class icon Protection Warrior specialization icon
Protection Warrior
Season 3
2 characters
1978 - 2097

Welcome to Murlok.io's Protection Warrior PvP guide for RBG in World of Warcraft. This guide lists the best stats, races, talents, gear, embellishments, enchantments, and gems for patch 10.2.6, based on the character builds of the Top 50 Protection Warriors from Dragonflight Season 3 across the US, EU, KR, and TW regions. This includes Slughörn (Moon Guard US) , who is currently the highest-ranked with a rating of 2097.

Updated every 12 hours with the latest data from the Battle.net API , the guide also examines each character's last time played, specialization usage frequency, and equipment type to ensure greater accuracy.

Top Protection Warriors

  1. 1
    Slughörn's character icon
    Slughörn
    Moon Guard (US)
    461 ilvl
    2097
  2. 2
    Dadßath's character icon
    Dadßath
    Illidan (US)
    458 ilvl
    1978

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 RBG.

Secondary Stats
+532
13% Critical Strike
+3762
24% Haste
+2684
34% Mastery
+6686
32% Versatility
  1. Versatility
  2. Haste
  3. Mastery
  4. Critical Strike
Minor Stats
+0
0% Avoidance
+162
4% Leech
+312
6% Speed
  1. Speed
  2. Leech
  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 Night Elf currently being the top race for Protection Warriors in RBG, here are the other races that also stand out due to their advantageous traits.

  1. Night Elf race icon
    Night Elf
    1
  2. Gnome race icon
    Gnome
    1

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

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
2
Revenge
2
Demoralizing Shout
2
Devastator
2
Last Stand
2
Improved Heroic Throw
1
Best Served Cold
1
Strategist
2
Brace For Impact
2
Unnerving Focus
0
Challenging Shout
2
Instigate
1
Rend
2
Bloodsurge
0
Fueled by Violence
1
Disrupting Shout
1
Sudden Death
1
Thunderlord
1
Shield Wall
2
Bolster
0
Tough as Nails
0
Bloodborne
2
Into the Fray
2
Massacre
2
Anger Management
2
Impenetrable Wall
1
Punish
2
Focused Vigor
2
Shield Specialization
2
Enduring Alacrity
0
Shield Charge
2
Booming Voice
2
Indomitable
2
Violent Outburst
2
Ravager
2
Battering Ram
2
Champion's Bulwark
1
Battle-Scarred Veteran
0
Dance of Death
0
Storm of Steel
0

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
0
Bodyguard
0
Morale Killer
2
Shield Bash
1
Thunderstruck
2
Warpath
0
Dragon Charge
0
Rebound
0
Oppressor
0
Demolition
0
Warbringer
0
Safeguard
1
Storm of Destruction
0
Battlefield Commander
0

Best In Slot And Gear

Gear consists of items that directly determine a character's power level. It can be acquired from diverse sources: dungeon, raid, world drops, crafted through various professions, obtained from PvP vendors, or chosen as rewards from the Great Vault.

Each piece of gear significantly boosts a character's overall strength and capabilities. Here are the top items for Protection Warriors in RBG, tailored for each equipment slot.

Head

  1. Molten Vanguard's Domeplate item set icon
    set
    Molten Vanguard's Domeplate
    2

Neck

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Amulet item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Amulet
    1
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Necklace item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Necklace
    1

Shoulders

  1. Molten Vanguard's Shouldervents item set icon
    set
    Molten Vanguard's Shouldervents
    1
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Plate Pauldrons item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Plate Pauldrons
    1

Back

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Drape item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Drape
    1
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Shawl item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Shawl
    1

Chest

  1. Allied Chestplate of Generosity item icon
    Allied Chestplate of Generosity
    1
  2. Molten Vanguard's Plackart item set icon
    set
    Molten Vanguard's Plackart
    1

Wrist

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Plate Vambraces item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Plate Vambraces
    2

Hands

  1. Molten Vanguard's Crushers item set icon
    set
    Molten Vanguard's Crushers
    2

Waist

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Plate Girdle item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Plate Girdle
    1
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Plate Greatbelt item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Plate Greatbelt
    1

Legs

  1. Molten Vanguard's Steel Tassets item set icon
    set
    Molten Vanguard's Steel Tassets
    2

Feet

  1. Infurious Warboots of Impunity item icon
    Infurious Warboots of Impunity
    1
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Plate Warboots item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Plate Warboots
    1

Rings

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Ring item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Ring
    2
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Signet item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Signet
    2

Trinkets

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity item set icon
    set
    Verdant Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity
    2
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Medallion item set icon
    set
    Verdant Gladiator's Medallion
    2

Main Hand

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Sword item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Sword
    2

Off Hand

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Bulwark item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Bulwark
    1
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Shield item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Shield
    1

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 RBG.

  1. Infurious Warboots of Impunity embellishment item icon
    Mettle
    1
  2. Allied Chestplate of Generosity embellishment item icon
    Rallied To Victory
    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 RBG, essential for optimizing combat effectiveness.

Back

  1. Homebound Speed enchantment icon
    Homebound Speed
    1
  2. Regenerative Leech enchantment icon
    Regenerative Leech
    1

Chest

  1. Waking Stats enchantment icon
    Waking Stats
    1

Wrist

  1. +200 Leech enchantment icon
    +200 Leech
    1

Waist

  1. Shadowed Belt Clasp enchantment icon
    Shadowed Belt Clasp
    1

Legs

  1. Fierce Armor Kit enchantment icon
    Fierce Armor Kit
    1
  2. Lambent Armor Kit enchantment icon
    Lambent Armor Kit
    1

Feet

  1. Plainsrunner's Breeze enchantment icon
    Plainsrunner's Breeze
    2

Rings

  1. +82 Haste enchantment icon
    +82 Haste
    4

Main Hand

  1. Sophic Devotion enchantment icon
    Sophic Devotion
    2

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 RBG.

  1. Keen Neltharite gem icon
    Keen Neltharite
    13
  2. Fractured Neltharite gem icon
    Fractured Neltharite
    3