PVE Protection Warrior Tank Guide (WotLK 3.3.5a)
Welcome to the Protection Warrior Tank guide for World of Warcraft Wrath of the Lich King 3.3.5a. In this guide, you will learn about playing a Protection Warrior in a raid. The guide includes Talents, Glyphs, Gems, Enchantments, Add-ons, Gameplay & Skill rotation tips.
1. Talent Tree
These are the core talents for a Protection Warrior. Keep in mind, there are 12 points left
for you to decide where to put them, depending on your needs.
This build is optimal for doing a 5-man dungeon. Maximizing the efficiency of your shouts
and reducing some cooldowns on your defensive abilities.
The last build is for a full raid. This build improves your personal damage and therefore
threat-generation. Lack of improved shouts is planned to be compensated with another Warrior, who
spent points in those talents. This build has lower cooldowns on your defensive abilities, as well
as improved shield slam. Shield slam is a high treat-generating skill, so use it.
Head – Arcanum of the Stalwart Protector
Shoulder – Greater Inscription of the Pinnacle or Greater Inscription of the Gladiator
Cloak – Mighty Armor or Titanweave
Chest – Super Health or Greater Defense
Bracers – Major Stamina
Gloves – Heavy Borean Armor Kit or Armsman
Waist – Eternal Belt Buckle
Legs – Frosthide Leg Armor
Boots – Greater Fortitude or Tuskarr's Vitality
Weapons – Blade Ward or Mongoose
Shield – Major Stamina, Titanium Plating or Defense
5. Gameplay & Rotations
Don't forget to turn the boss around, your raid has to hit him from the back. Exceptions - Dragons. They are hit from the side because they can hit with the tail.
Engaging a fight you can start with Heroic Throw followed by Charge
Once you are in melee use Shield Block and start using Shield Slam as it gives you lots of agro. Don't forget to use Revenge.
Add-ons improve your gameplay by a lot. It is necessary to utilize add-ons, since they play a vital role in your performance, whether you are in a raid, arena or at the auction house.
Check out our Add-ons Page which will provide you with a download link and some configuration info. The addon versions are for WoW WotLK 3.3.5a. The site has multiple versions of the add-ons, so if you need another version – you can also search for it there.