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Protection Warrior Tank Gems, Enchants, and Consumables (Legion 7.1)

Last updated on Nov 02, 2016 at 09:32 by Vlad 155 comments

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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 Legion 7.1. 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 Treckie, one of the best tanks in the world, who raids in Nihilum. You can watch his stream on Twitch and you can follow him on Twitter.

1. Gems

You should use Saber's Eye of Strength Icon Saber's Eye of Strength in one socket, and Quick Dawnlight Icon Quick Dawnlight in all other sockets.

Once you reach 25% Haste, you can start using Versatile Maelstrom Sapphire Icon Versatile Maelstrom Sapphire or Masterful Shadowruby Icon Masterful Shadowruby gems, depending on your choice between Versatility and Mastery.

2. Enchants

Slot Enchantment
Neck
Back
Rings

3. Consumables

Flask of Ten Thousand Scars Icon Flask of Ten Thousand Scars (better against burst damage) or Flask of the Countless Armies Icon Flask of the Countless Armies (stronger Ignore Pain Icon Ignore Pains) should be used for raids along with Unbending Potion Icon Unbending Potion as your potion of choice for survivability or Potion of the Old War Icon Potion of the Old War for DPS. You should eat Azshari Salad Icon Azshari Salad (or the cheaper Suramar Surf and Turf Icon Suramar Surf and Turf, if you cannot afford the +375 food) for the Haste buff. Ancient Healing Potion Icon Ancient Healing Potion can be used in place of Healthstones.

If you can afford it, you should also use the Legion augment rune: Defiled Augment Rune Icon Defiled Augment Rune. Note that it now works in Mythic+ dungeons (it did not used to).

4. ChangeLog

  • 02 Nov. 2016: Fixed flask recommendations to correctly reflect which flask should be used for which situation.
  • 22 Oct. 2016: Updated the recommendations to account for the new stat priority.
  • 28 Sep. 2016: Renamed the "smoother damage intake" recommendations to "higher Shield Block uptime", to account for recent hotfixes.
  • 20 Sep. 2016: Added separate recommendations for total damage reduction and a smoother damage intake, and also tweaked some of the other recommendations.
  • 10 Sep. 2016: Updated recommendations to account for change in stat priority (now recommending Versatility).
  • 29 Aug. 2016: Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 19 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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