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Protection Warrior Tank Guide (Legion 7.0.3)

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General Information

Welcome to our Protection Warrior tank guide for World of Warcraft Legion 7.0.3. Here, you will learn everything you need to know about playing a Protection Warrior in a raid environment and in Mythic+ dungeons.

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. Class Overview

Currently, Protection Warriors are faring very well, making them a worthy choice for your raid's tanking spot(s).

Protection Warriors have excellent mobility during encounters, and shine in fights where there are many adds. Due to their blocking potential, the damage that they take throughout fights is very smooth and predictable, and easy to heal.

Note that this guide focuses on aspects which are specific to Protection Warriors, and general tanking strategies are beyond its scope. If you wish to know more about the tanking role and what you can do to improve, we recommend that you read our tanking guide.

2. Significant Legion Changes

The Protection specialisation has not changed dramatically from Warlords of Draenor, but there are a few notable differences.

  • Stances have been removed.
  • The cost of Shield Block Icon Shield Block has been significantly lowered (to 10 Rage).
  • Shield Barrier has been replaced by Ignore Pain Icon Ignore Pain, an ability that works similarly (reduces 90% of a fixed amount of incoming damage).
  • Execute, Heroic Strike, Mocking Banner, and the Enrage mechanic have been removed.
  • Berserker Rage Icon Berserker Rage no longer grants a damage buff.

3. Contents

To make it easy to navigate the guide, we have split it into 8 pages:

4. ChangeLog

  • 29 Aug. 2016: Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 19 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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