TBC Classic Protection Warrior Best in Slot (BiS) Gear List


Our Classic Wrath of the Lich King Protection Warrior BiS List is now live!

These are hand-crafted BiS lists that aim to maximize your characters' power by putting together the best combination of items. Our goal is to do the most complete research so you don't have to. Optional items are listed for every slot.

Collar of the Pit Lord
Collar of the Pit Lord
Sunwell Plateau
Brutallus (24%)
Pauldrons of Berserking
Pauldrons of Berserking
enchantGreater Inscription of Vengeance
Solid Empyrean Sapphire
Solid Empyrean Sapphire
Sunmote Transmute
Pauldrons of Perseverance (19%)
Crimson Paragon's Cover
Crimson Paragon's Cover
enchantCloak - Greater Agility
Sunwell Plateau
Eredar Twins (18%)
Brutal Gladiator's Plate Chestpiece
Brutal Gladiator's Plate Chestpiece
enchantChest - Exceptional Stats
Solid Empyrean Sapphire
Solid Empyrean Sapphire
Solid Empyrean Sapphire
Arena Season 4
Onslaught Wristguards
Bracer - Fortitude
Sunwell Plateau
Kalecgos, Eredar Twins (56%)
Hard Khorium Battlefists
Gloves - Threat
BoP Pattern (365)
Onslaught Waistguard
Sunwell Plateau
Brutallus, Eredar Twins (56%)
Felstrength Legplates
Nethercleft Leg Armor
Sunmote Transmute
Felfury Legplates (25%)
Onslaught Boots
Boots - Boar's Speed
Sunwell Plateau
Felmyst, Eredar Twins (56%)
Ring of Hardened Resolve
finger 1
Sunwell Plateau
M'uru (40%)
Hard Khorium Band
finger 2
BoP Pattern (365)
Commendation of Kael'thas
trinket 1
Magister's Terrace (H)
Priestess Delrissa (25%)
Icon of Unyielding Courage
trinket 2
Blood Furnace (HC)
Keli'dan the Breaker (16%)
Dragonscale-Encrusted Longblade
Weapon - Mongoose
Sunwell Plateau
Kalecgos (15%)
Sword Breaker's Bulwark
Shield - Major Stamina
off hand
Sunwell Plateau
Felmyst (25%)
Blade of Life's Inevitability
Sunwell Plateau
Trash Drop (1%)
Character Stats
  • Health 17704
  • Armor 20384
  • Defense 449
  • Resilience Rating 84
  • Block Chance 15.99%
  • Block Value 373
  • Dodge Chance 20.07%
  • Parry Chance 15.95%
  • Hit Chance 7.93%
  • Expertise 56
  • All Phases: We try to provide balanced sets for tanks. Some fights might require more threat focused or mitigation focused sets.
  • All Phases: At the cost of survivability, dual-wielding with a stat-stick in the offhand such as
    Fang of Vashj
    will increase your threat significantly.
  • All Phases: Your main objectives when gearing up as Protection Warrior are to reach the expertise soft cap, the special hit cap, and to become uncrittable.
  • All Phases: PvP pieces are great because they allow you to become uncrittable much easier through Resilience while still providing a ton of Stamina and offensive stats for threat.
  • Phase 5: Brutallus will require a gear set with much more mitigation.
  • Phase 5: Humans can use
    Pepe's Shroud of Pacification
    Borderland Paingrips
  • Phase 5:
    Hard Khorium Goggles
    is your bis helm if you have Engineering.
  • Phase 3-4: Humans should use
    Blade of Savagery
    instead of
    The Brutalizer
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