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Protection Warrior Quick Start Guide
This Protection Warrior Quick Start Guide is intended for new players looking to get their bearings without being overwhelmed, or experienced players who haven't played the spec in awhile and want a quick primer on what's new. For more in-depth information, check out the other guide sections listed on the right-hand side of this page or the
Rotation & Abilities
Macros & Addons
Here are two commonly-used talent setups for Protection Warriors. These are effective all-around builds, but you can find a more in-depth look at individual talents and situational recommendations on the
Protection Warrior Talent Guide
This build is useful for raiding, dungeons, and world content. It maximizes defenses at the loss of some offensive potential.
This build turns
(one of your most reliable defensive cooldowns) into an extremely strong offensive cooldown, and maximizes your offensive potential.
More in-depth information about stats can be found
Rage of the Fallen
, in that order.
empower your weapon
(requires unlocking the Broken Shore, reaching AK 26, and completing a short questline):
Learn about the catch-up mechanisms in our
Tips for Alts Guide
. If you already have a main at 110 and AK 30 or higher, just send the BoA Artifact book
Artifact Research Compendium: Volumes I-V
over to your alt so they'll instantly hit AK 25.
Don't forget to complete the Class Hall questline for the
third Artifact Relic
, which was nerfed in Patch 7.2 to have faster missions and fewer requirements. Acquiring the third relic will greatly increase the item level of your weapon and give you another free trait rank.
Below is a basic rotation for Protection Warriors using
(which is recommended). More information about abilities, active mitigation, and other advanced tips can be found
on the Protection Warrior Rotation Guide
if you are about to cast Ignore Pain, are talented into Vengeance, and do not have Vengeance: Ignore Pain active
if a free Revenge cast is available and you do not have Vengeance: Ignore Pain active, or to avoid capping on Rage.
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