Protection Warrior Overview
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Rotation & Abilities
Macros & Addons
Every race can play a Warrior.
Warriors can use shields, daggers, fist weapons, 1H/2H axes, swords, and maces, polearms, and staves.
Iconic Protection Warrior abilities:
Special Class Hall Rewards
Warriors are on the
Protector Tier Token
, sharing tier tokens with
Tier 19 set:
Two piece bonus:
You gain 20% increased chance to critically block while Shield Block is active.
Four piece bonus:
Your critical blocks generate 5 Rage.
Tier 20 set:
Two piece bonus:
Berserker Rage instantly generates 20 Rage an additional 10 Rage every 1 sec for 6 sec.
Four piece bonus:
Shield Slam reduces the cooldown of Berserker Rage by 3.0 sec.
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Protection Warrior Video Guide
The following guide was created for Patch 7.2.5, but is 100% up-to-date for Patch 7.3.
What makes Protection Warrior Special
Legion Tanking Overview
: A traditional plate-wearing knight who uses their sword and shield to block damage and control their enemies. A protection warrior is a master of the shield, using it to prevent and inflict large amounts of damage.
: Rage, generated via attacks and taking damage, used for active mitigation.
, which reduces damage taken from autoattacks.
, which absorbs damage based on Rage spent.
: Very little baseline healing, limited to
, which is a large heal only usable soon after killing a target.
to pick up a single target, continue to use on cooldown.
to spend excess Rage. Fill empty spots in your rotation with
. Some of these attacks can directly grant Rage, and all of them can reset the cooldown on
, your standard charge to an enemy or friend.
, a ground-targeted leap on a longer cooldown.
, your the ultimate damage reduction tool.
to increase your health.
, an AoE defense on a moderate cooldown.
. A shield, accompanied by the sword Scaleshard, that was made from a scale of Deathwing before he was corrupted.
: Strength Plate
: Strong damage reduction and shielding. Mobility.
to burst into flames,
to make your Thunder Clap call down lightning from the heavens, and
to look bloody.
What's new in Patch 7.3?
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