TBC Classic Protection Warrior Enchants and Consumables

Last updated on Jan 16, 2022 at 20:13 by Abide 13 comments

On this page, we list the best enchants, flasks, potions, and food you can get for your Protection Warrior in TBC Classic for PvE content.

1.

Protection Warrior Enchants

Here is a complete list of the recommended Protection Warrior enchants, followed by some notes for certain slots.

Slot Enchantment
Head
  • Best: Glyph of the Defender Icon Glyph of the Defender
  • Optional: Presence of Might Icon Presence of Might
Shoulders
  • Best: Fortitude of the Scourge Icon Fortitude of the Scourge
  • Recommended: Greater Inscription of Warding Icon Greater Inscription of Warding
  • Recommended: Greater Inscription of the Knight Icon Greater Inscription of the Knight
Back
  • Best: Enchant Cloak - Greater Agility IconEnchant Cloak - Greater Agility
  • Optional: Enchant Cloak - Major Armor IconEnchant Cloak - Major Armor
Chest
  • Best: Enchant Chest - Exceptional Health IconEnchant Chest - Exceptional Health
  • Threat: Enchant Chest - Exceptional Stats IconEnchant Chest - Exceptional Stats
Bracers
  • Best: Enchant Bracer - Fortitude IconEnchant Bracer - Fortitude
  • Optional: Enchant Bracer - Major Defense IconEnchant Bracer - Major Defense
Gloves
  • Best: Enchant Gloves - Superior Agility IconEnchant Gloves - Superior Agility
  • Most tanky: Glove Reinforcements Icon Glove Reinforcements
  • Optional: Heavy Knothide Armor Kit Icon Heavy Knothide Armor Kit
  • Threat: Enchant Gloves - Threat IconEnchant Gloves - Threat
Legs
  • Best: Nethercleft Leg Armor Icon Nethercleft Leg Armor
  • Option: Clefthide Leg Armor Icon Clefthide Leg Armor
Feet Enchant Boots - Boar's Speed IconEnchant Boots - Boar's Speed
Finger Enchant Ring - Stats IconEnchant Ring - Stats (Enchanting only)
Weapon
  • Best: Enchant Weapon - Mongoose IconEnchant Weapon - Mongoose
  • Option: Enchant Weapon - Greater Agility IconEnchant Weapon - Greater Agility
Shield Enchant Shield - Major Stamina IconEnchant Shield - Major Stamina
1.1.

Glyph of the Defender Icon Glyph of the Defender is the recommended head enchant as it offers more stats overall. Presence of Might Icon Presence of Might is still quite strong, though, and can easily be used until you get the required reputation for the Glyph if you have any left over from Classic.

1.2.

Shoulder

Choose either Greater Inscription of Warding Icon Greater Inscription of Warding or Greater Inscription of the Knight Icon Greater Inscription of the Knight, depending on your faction choice between The Aldor or The Scryers. Fortitude of the Scourge Icon Fortitude of the Scourge is still a very strong option and is the better enchant when you no longer need the defense rating from the other options.

1.3.

Back

Enchant Cloak - Greater Agility Icon Enchant Cloak - Greater Agility is the recommended enchant for your back, as it offers a nice balance of offense and defense. Enchant Cloak - Major Armor IconEnchant Cloak - Major Armor is a good option to use when lower geared as the mitigation offered is very nice.

1.4.

Chest

Enchant Chest - Exceptional Health Icon Enchant Chest - Exceptional Health is your go-to chest enchant, offering a sizable amount of health. Enchant Chest - Exceptional Stats Icon Enchant Chest - Exceptional Stats may also be used when threat is more of a concern than being tanky.

1.5.

Bracers

Enchant Bracer - Fortitude Icon Enchant Bracer - Fortitude is your recommended bracer enchant, offering a high amount of Stamina. Enchant Bracer - Major Defense Icon Enchant Bracer - Major Defense can be used if you are struggling to reach defense cap, especially if wearing resistance gear.

1.6.

Gloves

Enchant Gloves - Superior Agility IconEnchant Gloves - Superior Agility is a very well-balanced glove enchant, offering you everything you want. Glove Reinforcements Icon Glove Reinforcements is a lesser used enchant, but is actually the tankiest glove enchant you can get. Heavy Knothide Armor Kit Icon Heavy Knothide Armor Kit offers 10 Stamina, which can help on specific magic damage-based fights.

Lastly, Enchant Gloves - Threat IconEnchant Gloves - Threat can be used for the threat increase, although it is minor, especially when looking at the Critical Strike you could have gained from the Agility enchant.

1.7.

Legs

Nethercleft Leg Armor Icon Nethercleft Leg Armor are massive, granting a huge amount of stamina and agility. Unlike other enchants, these are obtained from Leatherworking.

1.8.

Feet

Enchant Boots - Boar's Speed IconEnchant Boots - Boar's Speed is recommended for the stamina and the 8% movement speed it offers.

1.9.

Ring

Should you choose to pick Enchanting as a profession, Enchant Ring - Stats IconEnchant Ring - Stats is the ring enchant you will want to get.

1.10.

Weapon and Shield

Enchant Weapon - Mongoose IconEnchant Weapon - Mongoose offers a nice mix of offense and defense capabilities through the proc. Enchant Weapon - Greater Agility IconEnchant Weapon - Greater Agility is a viable cheaper alternative if you have an inferior weapon or cannot afford Mongoose.

Enchant Shield - Major Stamina IconEnchant Shield - Major Stamina is the only real option for your shield, offering a very large amount of health.

2.

Protection Warrior Gemming

In this section we will give you all of the gems you want to use as a Protection Warrior. Typically, you will want to ignore socket bonuses unless they offer 3 or more Stamina, or 4 or more of Defense/Dodgy/Agility, and just use Solid Star of Elune Icon Solid Star of Elune.

Sockets Gems
Meta Socket Powerful Earthstorm Diamond Icon Powerful Earthstorm Diamond (make sure to meet the requirements for it to be active)
Red Socket
  • Shifting Shadowsong Amethyst Icon Shifting Shadowsong Amethyst (best)
  • Glinting Pyrestone Icon Glinting Pyrestone (for Hit Rating)
  • Delicate Crimson Spinel Icon Delicate Crimson Spinel otherwise
Yellow Socket
  • Enduring Seaspray Emerald Icon Enduring Seaspray Emerald (tanky)
  • Steady Seaspray Emerald Icon Steady Seaspray Emerald (for crit cap)
  • Jagged Seaspray Emerald Icon Jagged Seaspray Emerald (some threat)
  • Glinting Pyrestone Icon Glinting Pyrestone or Rigid Lionseye Icon Rigid Lionseye (for Hit Rating)
Blue Socket Solid Empyrean Sapphire Icon Solid Empyrean Sapphire
3.

Complete Protection Warrior Consumable List

Here is a full list of the recommended Protection Warrior consumables by category, and their uses.

3.1.

Flasks

You should use Flask of Fortification Icon Flask of Fortification by default, or Flask of Chromatic Wonder Icon Flask of Chromatic Wonder for resistance fights, both of which persist through death.

3.2.

Elixirs

3.2.1.

Battle Elixirs

  • Elixir of Major Agility Icon Elixir of Major Agility has great offensive stats.
  • Elixir of Demonslaying Icon Elixir of Demonslaying should be used against demon bosses.
3.2.2.

Guardian Elixirs

  • Elixir of Major Fortitude Icon Elixir of Major Fortitude is your main Guardian Elixir.
  • Elixir of Major Defense Icon Elixir of Major Defense is slightly stronger than the health from the Fortitude Elixir on pure Physical damage fights.
  • Elixir of Ironskin Icon Elixir of Ironskin can be used if you are not immune to critical strikes.
3.3.

Food Buff

Fisherman's Feast Icon Fisherman's Feast is the recommended food buff. Alternatively, you can eat Spicy Crawdad Icon Spicy Crawdad. Spicy Hot Talbuk Icon Spicy Hot Talbuk is useful to help with the Hit Cap and threat.

3.4.

Scrolls

Scroll of Strength V Icon Scroll of Strength V, Scroll of Protection V Icon Scroll of Protection V, and Scroll of Agility V Icon Scroll of Agility V can and should all be used at the same time. Try to find them for a decent price from the auction house, or get them off Field Repair Bot 110G Icon Field Repair Bot 110G.

3.5.

Potions

There are many potions a Protection Warrior can make use of.

  • Mighty Rage Potion Icon Mighty Rage Potion should be used liberally on trash.
  • Ironshield Potion Icon Ironshield Potion is your survivability potion.
  • Haste Potion Icon Haste Potion is used for boss threat.
  • Free Action Potion Icon Free Action Potion is great for avoiding stuns or slows.
  • Super Healing Potion Icon Super Healing Potion is a cheap potion that can be used in dungeons or early raiding.
  • Swiftness Potion Icon Swiftness Potion is useful for high movement bosses.
  • Invisibility Potion Icon Invisibility Potion can be used for skipping trash.
  • The following potions can be used to absorb damage from different schools.
    • Major Fire Protection Potion Icon Major Fire Protection Potion
    • Major Frost Protection Potion Icon Major Frost Protection Potion
    • Major Nature Protection Potion Icon Major Nature Protection Potion
    • Major Shadow Protection Potion Icon Major Shadow Protection Potion
    • Major Arcane Protection Potion Icon Major Arcane Protection Potion
    • Major Holy Protection Potion Icon Major Holy Protection Potion
3.6.

Miscellaneous

  • Crystal Charge Icon Crystal Charge is an instant cast AoE damaging bomb.
  • Stratholme Holy Water Icon Stratholme Holy Water can be useful for AoEing Undead mobs.
4.

Profession Consumables

Here is a list of the unique consumables provided by each individual profession.

4.1.

Alchemy

Oil of Immolation Icon Oil of Immolation helps with AoE tanking.

4.2.

Blacksmithing

  • Adamantite Weightstone Icon Adamantite Weightstone (blunt weapons) should be used if you are not getting the benefit of a Windfury Totem IconWindfury Totem, with Adamantite Sharpening Stone Icon Adamantite Sharpening Stone being the equivalent for sharp weapons.
  • Greater Rune of Warding Icon Greater Rune of Warding is a temporary chest buff that absorbs some Physical damage periodically.
  • Greater Ward of Shielding Icon Greater Ward of Shielding can only be used outside of combat on your currently equipped shield, which absorbs some damage.
4.3.

Engineering

  • Super Sapper Charge Icon Super Sapper Charge is great for AoE snap threat.
  • The Bigger One Icon The Bigger One deals high damage in a large radius.
  • Arcane Bomb Icon Arcane Bomb provides 5-second AoE silence and can be useful in many situations.
4.4.

First Aid

Heavy Netherweave Bandage Icon Heavy Netherweave Bandage is great for healing and useful to generate some threat in dungeons if used after a Bloodrage IconBloodrage while line ofsighting.

4.5.

Herbalism

  • Nightmare Seed Icon Nightmare Seed is something you should always have a large surplus of; they are an amazing low-cooldown mini version of Last Stand IconLast Stand.
  • Flame Cap Icon Flame Cap's procs offer a small damage increase.
5.

Changelog

  • 16 Jan. 2022: Added Phase 3 Gems.
  • 14 Jul. 2021: Fixed some incorrect enchants & typos.
  • 26 May 2021: Guide added.
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