Protection Warrior PvP Gear Guide for WotLK Classic

Last updated on Jan 18, 2023 at 12:00 by Abide 2 comments

On this page you will find the recommended best in slot gear for a Protection Warrior in Wrath of the Lich King Classic Season Two.

The gear list below is following the stat priority of Hit Cap (5%) > Armor Penetration > Strength > Critical Strike and will include items available exclusively from Wrath of the Lich King Classic Dungeons/Raids, Professions, PvP, and Reputation rewards.

This page only focuses on the best in slot gear for a PvP Protection Warrior. You can learn more about how to leverage your unique skills by reading our full Protection Warrior PvP guide below:

This is a list of items that are considered to be best in each slot for PvP based content. If you are instead looking for a PvE-focused list for either pre-raid or best-in-slot gear, make sure to check out our Warrior gearing hub below. Some PvE gear is used even in PvP, allowing you to use certain items almost all of the time.


Best in Slot Gear for PvP Protection Warrior in Wrath of the Lich King

Slot Item Source
  • Relentless Gladiator's Plate Helm Icon Relentless Gladiator's Plate Helm
  • Arena Points Vendor
  • Arena Points Vendor
  • Steelbreaker HM — Ulduar 25-Man
  • Relentless Gladiator's Handaxe Icon Relentless Gladiator's Handaxe
  • Arena Points Vendor
Ranged Weapon
  • 15 x Sidereal Essence Icon Sidereal Essence

Best Enchants for PvP Arms Warrior in Wrath of the Lich King

Slot Enchantment
Head Arcanum of Triumph Icon Arcanum of Triumph
Shoulders Inscription of Triumph Icon Inscription of Triumph
Back Enchant Cloak - Major Agility IconEnchant Cloak - Major Agility
Chest Enchant Chest - Powerful Stats IconEnchant Chest - Powerful Stats
Wrists Enchant Bracers - Greater Assault IconEnchant Bracers - Greater Assault
Hands Enchant Gloves - Crusher IconEnchant Gloves - Crusher
Legs Icescale Leg Armor Icon Icescale Leg Armor
Feet Enchant Boots - Tuskarr's Vitality IconEnchant Boots - Tuskarr's Vitality
One-Handed Weapon Enchant Weapon - Berserking IconEnchant Weapon - Berserking
Shield Titanium Plating Icon Titanium Plating
Rings Enchant Ring - Assault IconEnchant Ring - Assault

Best Gems for PvP Protection Warrior in Wrath of the Lich King

Your gemming will change vastly depending on your current gear, team composition and playstyle. When you get Mjolnir Runestone Icon Mjolnir Runestone you will want to swap to Fractured Cardinal Ruby Icon Fractured Cardinal Ruby till you reach the soft ArP cap with the trinket proc. After that you will want to prioritize Strength.



  • 28 May 2023: Updated for Phase 3.
  • 18 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Phase 2 release ahead of Ulduar raid release.
  • 26 Sep. 2022: Page added.
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