PVE Protection Warrior Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

PVE Protection Warrior Tank Guide (WotLK 3.3.5a)

PVE Protection Warrior Guide, WoW 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.

PVE Protection Warrior Core Talent Tree, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

This build is optimal for doing a 5-man dungeon. Maximizing the efficiency of your shouts
and reducing some cooldowns on your defensive abilities.

PVE Protection Warrior 5 Man Talent Tree, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

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.

PVE Protection Warrior Full Raid talent Tree, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

3. Gems

Gems are situational and depend on the build and equipment. They are used to reach the required stat caps.


Austere Earthsiege Diamond or Eternal Earthsiege Diamond


Defender's Dreadstone


Enduring Eye of Zul


Defender's Dreadstone
Enduring Eye of Zul

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.

Always apply these:
Demoralizing Shout
Thunder Clap
Note, that sometimes other Warriors will do it for you.

In a perfect situation, every white attack should be replaced with a Heroic Strike
Shockwave is used in emergency situations, when a lot of monsters appear, or if aggro is lost.

6. Add-ons

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.

PVE Protection Warrior Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a
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