TBC Classic Protection Warrior Spec, Builds, and Talents

Last updated on May 26, 2021 at 10:39 by Abide 14 comments

On this page, you will find out the best PvE talent choices and builds for your Protection Warrior in TBC Classic.


Protection Warrior Talent Builds for PvE

Protection Warrior talent builds are typically very precise, as you need to get specific talents in multiple different trees.


Leveling Builds

If you are looking for leveling builds, please refer to our leveling guide for Warriors.


Protection Warrior Raiding Talent Build

This is the standard Protection Warrior build. While there can be some difference between the filler points, the core build is the same. Protection Warrior has a couple of options when it comes to certain talents, such as taking Improved Demoralizing Shout IconImproved Demoralizing Shout or Improved Defensive Stance IconImproved Defensive Stance depending on the fight and the needs of the raid.


Notable Protection Warrior Talents

Here we go over some of the key talents that you will want to have if specializing in Protection.


Arms Tree

  • Improved Heroic Strike IconImproved Heroic Strike is one of the best talents you have access to. This talent will save you an immense amount of Rage over the duration of a boss fight.
  • Improved Thunder Clap IconImproved Thunder Clap is a great talent, essentially reducing damage dealt by enemies by an additional 10% and generating decent threat on up to 4 targets.
  • Impale IconImpale is not worth taking as a Protection Warrior, as the threat gained is shadowed by the threat lost from other talents, as well as the survivability.

Fury Tree

  • Cruelty IconCruelty adds a nice boost to threat generation.
  • Unbridled Wrath IconUnbridled Wrath is not the best talent, but sometimes the 1 extra Rage point can be the difference between using your ability and sitting around waiting for Rage.
  • Improved Demoralizing Shout IconImproved Demoralizing Shout is something you may want to take if there are no other Warriors in your raid, as this reduces the boss's damage dealt greatly.

Protection Tree

  • Anticipation IconAnticipation grants Defense SKILL, not Defense Rating, making this a huge talent for critical hit immunity and avoidance.
  • Defiance IconDefiance is massive for your threat generation, giving you an additional 15% threat multiplier and 6 Expertise SKILL.
  • Focused Rage IconFocused Rage is an amazing talent, reducing the Rage cost of all your offensive abilities by 3, stacking with other similar talents.


  • 26 May 2021: Guide added.
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