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Protection Warrior PvP Guide For Solo Shuffle

Warrior class icon Protection Warrior specialization icon
Protection Warrior
Season 4
1 characters
2120 - 2120

Welcome to Murlok.io's Protection Warrior PvP guide for Solo Shuffle in World of Warcraft. This guide lists the best stats, races, talents, gear, embellishments, enchantments, and gems for patch 10.2.7, based on the character builds of the Top 50 Protection Warriors from Dragonflight Season 4 across the US, EU, KR, and TW regions. This includes Dêäthwing (Kelthuzad US) , who is currently the highest-ranked with a rating of 2120.

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

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    Dêäthwing's character icon
    Dêäthwing
    Kelthuzad (US)
    496 ilvl
    2120

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 Solo Shuffle.

Secondary Stats
+1529
17% Critical Strike
+4591
30% Haste
+4631
51% Mastery
+7174
34% Versatility
  1. Versatility
  2. Mastery
  3. Haste
  4. Critical Strike
Minor Stats
+0
0% Avoidance
+0
10% Leech
+575
11% Speed
  1. Speed
  2. Avoidance
  3. Leech

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

  1. Human race icon
    Human
    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
1
Defensive Stance
1
Berserker Rage
1
Impending Victory
1
War Machine
1
Intervene
1
Rallying Cry
1
Berserker Shout
1
Fast Footwork
0
Spell Reflection
1
Leeching Strikes
1
Second Wind
0
Frothing Berserker
1
Heroic Leap
1
Intimidating Shout
1
Thunder Clap
1
Furious Blows
1
Wrecking Throw
1
Crushing Force
1
Pain and Gain
0
Cacophonous Roar
0
Storm Bolt
1
Overwhelming Rage
0
Sidearm
0
Reinforced Plates
1
Bounding Stride
1
Blood and Thunder
1
Barbaric Training
0
Honed Reflexes
0
Bitter Immunity
0
Double Time
1
Titanic Throw
0
Seismic Reverberation
0
Armored to the Teeth
1
Wild Strikes
1
One-Handed Weapon Specialization
1
Cruel Strikes
0
Endurance Training
0
Avatar
1
Thunderous Roar
1
Champion's Spear
0
Shockwave
0
Unstoppable Force
1
Uproar
1
Thunderous Words
1
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
1
Revenge
1
Demoralizing Shout
1
Devastator
1
Last Stand
1
Improved Heroic Throw
1
Best Served Cold
0
Strategist
1
Brace For Impact
1
Unnerving Focus
0
Challenging Shout
1
Instigate
0
Rend
1
Bloodsurge
1
Fueled by Violence
1
Disrupting Shout
0
Sudden Death
1
Thunderlord
1
Shield Wall
1
Bolster
0
Tough as Nails
0
Bloodborne
1
Into the Fray
1
Massacre
1
Anger Management
1
Impenetrable Wall
1
Punish
1
Focused Vigor
1
Shield Specialization
1
Enduring Alacrity
0
Shield Charge
1
Booming Voice
1
Indomitable
1
Violent Outburst
1
Ravager
1
Battering Ram
0
Champion's Bulwark
0
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
1
Shield Bash
1
Thunderstruck
0
Warpath
0
Dragon Charge
0
Rebound
0
Oppressor
0
Demolition
0
Warbringer
0
Safeguard
0
Storm of Destruction
0
Battlefield Commander
1

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 Solo Shuffle, tailored for each equipment slot.

Head

  1. Thraexhelm of the Onyx Crucible item set icon
    set
    Thraexhelm of the Onyx Crucible
    1

Neck

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Amulet item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Amulet
    1

Shoulders

  1. Pauldrons of the Onyx Crucible item set icon
    set
    Pauldrons of the Onyx Crucible
    1

Back

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Drape item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Drape
    1

Chest

  1. Battlechest of the Onyx Crucible item set icon
    set
    Battlechest of the Onyx Crucible
    1

Wrist

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Plate Wristguards item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Plate Wristguards
    1

Hands

  1. Handguards of the Onyx Crucible item set icon
    set
    Handguards of the Onyx Crucible
    1

Waist

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Plate Girdle item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Plate Girdle
    1

Legs

  1. Primal Molten Legplates item icon
    Primal Molten Legplates
    1

Feet

  1. Infurious Warboots of Impunity item icon
    Infurious Warboots of Impunity
    1

Rings

  1. Ring-Bound Hourglass item icon
    Ring-Bound Hourglass
    1
  2. Signet of Titanic Insight item icon
    Signet of Titanic Insight
    1

Trinkets

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity item set icon
    set
    Draconic Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity
    1
  2. Draconic Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity item set icon
    set
    Draconic Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity
    1

Main Hand

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Sword item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Sword
    1

Off Hand

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Shield item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Shield
    1

Antique Bronze Bullion

Antique Bronze Bullion serves as a specialized currency in Dragonflight Season 4, enabling players to purchase specific items. Each item costs 2 bullions and can be upgraded to its maximum Mythic level.

Given that the acquisition of bullions is limited to 1 per week from defeating raid bosses and 2 from the Weekly Mythic Dungeons quest reward when available, here are the best items to buy to maximize your limited bullions.

    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 Solo Shuffle.

    1. Primal Molten Legplates embellishment item icon
      Blue Silken Lining
      1
    2. Infurious Warboots of Impunity embellishment item icon
      Mettle
      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 Solo Shuffle, essential for optimizing combat effectiveness.

    Back

    1. Homebound Speed enchantment icon
      Homebound Speed
      1

    Chest

    1. Waking Stats enchantment icon
      Waking Stats
      1

    Wrist

    1. +200 Speed enchantment icon
      +200 Speed
      1

    Waist

    1. Shadowed Belt Clasp enchantment icon
      Shadowed Belt Clasp
      1

    Legs

    1. Fierce Armor Kit enchantment icon
      Fierce Armor Kit
      1

    Feet

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

    Rings

    1. +82 Mastery enchantment icon
      +82 Mastery
      2

    Main Hand

    1. Sophic Devotion enchantment icon
      Sophic 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 Solo Shuffle.

    1. Keen Neltharite gem icon
      Keen Neltharite
      5
    2. Zen Neltharite gem icon
      Zen Neltharite
      2
    3. Fierce Illimited Diamond gem icon
      Fierce Illimited Diamond
      1