Protection Warrior Tank Gems, Enchants, and Consumables (WoD 6.0.2)

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General Information

On this page, we present you with the best gems and enchants for a Protection Warrior in World of Warcraft WoD 6.0.2. We also list the best consumables (food, flasks, and potions) and profession-specific perks.

The other pages of our Protection Warrior guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Reviewer

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Poyo, Guild Master and Warrior tank of Envy.

6.0.2 Transition Guide

If you want to read all about the Patch 6.0.2 changes and learn how they affect your character, make sure to read our Warrior Transition Guide!

1. Gems↑top

Sockets Gems
Meta Socket Austere Primal Diamond Icon Austere Primal Diamond or Indomitable Primal Diamond Icon Indomitable Primal Diamond (better)
Red Socket Keen Vermilion Onyx Icon Keen Vermilion Onyx/Perfect Keen Tiger Opal Icon Perfect Keen Tiger Opal
Yellow Socket Prismatic Socket Fractured Sun's Radiance Icon Fractured Sun's Radiance/Perfect Fractured Sunstone Icon Perfect Fractured Sunstone
Blue Socket Sensei's Wild Jade Icon Sensei's Wild Jade/Perfect Sensei's Alexandrite Icon Perfect Sensei's Alexandrite

If you are still unsure what the optimal gemming strategy is for your character, you can Ask Mr. Robot for a personalised optimisation of your character's gear, by filling the form below.

2. Enchants↑top

Slot Main Enchantments
Shoulders
Back Enchant Cloak - Greater Protection Icon Enchant Cloak - Greater Protection
Chest Enchant Chest - Glorious Stats Icon Enchant Chest - Glorious Stats
Wrists Enchant Bracer - Mastery Icon Enchant Bracer - Mastery
Hands Enchant Gloves - Superior Mastery Icon Enchant Gloves - Superior Mastery
Waist Living Steel Belt Buckle Icon Living Steel Belt Buckle
Legs
Feet Enchant Boots - Pandaren's Step Icon Enchant Boots - Pandaren's Step
Weapons
Shield Enchant Shield - Greater Parry Icon Enchant Shield - Greater Parry

3. Consumables↑top

3.1. Food

We advise you to always eat food that gives you Stamina. You will be granted:

3.2. Flask

Currently, the best choice is to use a Monk's Elixir Icon Monk's Elixir and a Mantid Elixir Icon Mantid Elixir. If you need a bigger health pool (perhaps to survive magic damage), then you should use a Flask of the Earth Icon Flask of the Earth.

3.3. Potion

During the encounter, your best choice for a potion is Potion of Mogu Power Icon Potion of Mogu Power, which will greatly increase your Strength and thus your attack power for the duration. Attack power will contribute to your DPS, as well as increase the effectiveness of your Shield Barrier Icon Shield Barrier.

To maximise your DPS, you should pre-pot a Potion of Mogu Power Icon Potion of Mogu Power.

Master Healing Potion Icon Master Healing Potion provides very little healing and will rarely make a difference, but it is also an option.

4. Changelog↑top

  • 16 Oct. 2014: Made a few small tweaks to gems, weapon enchants, and consumables.