TBC Classic Protection Warrior Guide

Introduction

    Protection Warriors are the primary tanks throughout most of the expansion. Their well-rounded nature makes them ideal main tanks for most fights. If you are looking to tank during The Burning Crusade, you cannot go wrong with Protection Warriors.

TBC Protection Warrior Rotation

Single Target

  1. Maintain
    Improved Demoralizing Shout
    and
    Improved Thunder Clap
    if you have these talents.
  2. Use
    Shield Slam
    .
  3. Use
    Revenge
    .
  4. Use
    Devastate
    .
  5. Use
    Shield Block
    . If you are safe and need rage you can hold off on using this.
  6. Use
    Heroic Strike
    to dump extra rage.
  7. Use
    Shield Bash
    if
    Revenge
    is on cooldown and you don't have enough rage to
    Devastate
    .
  8. Use
    Bloodrage
    if you need rage and can afford the health loss.
  9. Use
    Shield Wall
    ,
    Last Stand
    , and
    Spell Reflection
    when appropriate.

AoE

  1. Same as single target, but
    Thunder Clap
    gains priority over everything and you can use
    Cleave
    instead of
    Heroic Strike
    to dump extra rage.
  2. Thunder Clap
    has a cooldown, so you will still need to use single target abilities to gain threat. TAB targeting will help you keep aggro on everything.
  3. Use
    Challenging Shout
    if you need help with threat for large pulls.

TBC Protection Warrior Talents

Threat/DPS Build

This build focuses on getting talents that will increase your DPS which will help you gain threat quickly on targets. It sacrifices some survivability talents.
0
Arms
0
Fury
0
Protection

Mitigation Build

This build secures talents that buff your
Thunder Clap
and
Demoralizing Shout
which will increase your survivability at the cost of some DPS talents.
0
Arms
0
Fury
0
Protection

TBC Protection Warrior Best Consumables

Flasks and Elixirs

    Best:
  • Elixir of Major Agility
    ,
  • Elixir of Major Fortitude
    Alternatives:
  • Flask of Fortification

Food

    Best:
  • Fisherman's Feast
    ,
  • Spicy Crawdad
    Alternatives:
  • Grilled Mudfish
    ,
  • Warp Burger
    ,
  • Spicy Hot Talbuk

Potions

    Best:
  • Ironshield Potion
    Alternatives:
  • Greater Stoneshield Potion
    ,
  • Heroic Potion

Weapon Buffs

    Best:
  • Windfury Weapon
    Alternatives:
  • Adamantite Sharpening Stone
    or
    Adamantite Weightstone

Miscellaneous

    Best:
  • Nightmare Seed
    ,
  • Greater Ward of Shielding
    ,
  • Scroll of Strength V
    ,
  • Scroll of Agility V
    ,
  • Scroll of Protection V

TBC Protection Warrior Best Races

Alliance

  1. Human:
    Sword Specialization
    and
    Mace Specialization
  2. Dwarf:
    Stoneform
  3. Draenei:
    Heroic Presence
    and
    Gift of the Naaru
  4. Night Elf:
    Quickness

Horde

  1. Tauren:
    Endurance
  2. Troll:
    Berserking
    and
    Regeneration
  3. Orc:
    Axe Specialization
    and
    Blood Fury

TBC Protection Warrior Best Professions

  1. Engineering:
    Goblin Rocket Launcher
    are your bis trinkets until Tier 6.
  2. Enchanting: Provides 4 phyisical damage with two
    Ring - Striking
    .
  3. Jewelcrafting: Provides two unique gems for 18 Stamina and 12 Defense.
  4. Leatherworking: Provides 80 haste for 30 seconds with
    Drums of Battle
    and 60 attack power for 30 seconds with
    Drums of War
    .

TBC Protection Warrior Aldor or Scryer

    We recommend going Aldor as a Protection Warrior in TBC Classic. The Aldor shoulder enchant,
    Greater Inscription of Warding
    , is better than the Scryer
    Greater Inscription of the Knight
    in the long term when you reach the defense cap more easily. Aldor also has a great early game chest, the
    Vindicator's Hauberk
    .