WotLK Classic Protection Warrior Gear and Best in Slot

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On this page, you will find the best PvE gear and best in slot items for your Protection Warrior in WotLK Classic.

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Protection Warrior Phase 2 Best in Slot Gear

In this guide we go over the different gear available for Protection Warriors in Phase 2 of Wrath of the Lich King Classic. We will offer multiple different pieces as some can be expensive or very rare to obtain. Some slots have multiple "best" items that can change depending on your other gear choices.

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Best in Slot Gear List

This is a recommended list of full best in slot gear choices. You should be changing your gear often depending on the encounter, so not everything shown below will be used on every fight. Change your gear accordingly based on the battle, what gear you have in other slots, your buffs and so on. This list is to simply show you one of the many full best in slot setups.

Slot Item
Head Conqueror's Siegebreaker Greathelm Icon Conqueror's Siegebreaker Greathelm
Neck Bronze Pendant of the Vanir Icon Bronze Pendant of the Vanir
Shoulder Conqueror's Siegebreaker Pauldrons Icon Conqueror's Siegebreaker Pauldrons
Back Titanskin Cloak Icon Titanskin Cloak
Chest Breastplate of the Timeless Icon Breastplate of the Timeless
Wrist Mimiron's Inferno Couplings Icon Mimiron's Inferno Couplings
Hands Handguards of Revitalization Icon Handguards of Revitalization
Waist Shieldwarder Girdle Icon Shieldwarder Girdle
Legs Legplates of the Endless Void Icon Legplates of the Endless Void
Feet Greaves of the Iron Army Icon Greaves of the Iron Army
Finger 1 Fate's Clutch Icon Fate's Clutch
Finger 2 Platinum Band of the Aesir Icon Platinum Band of the Aesir
Trinket 1 Heart of Iron Icon Heart of Iron
Trinket 2 Royal Seal of King Llane Icon Royal Seal of King Llane
Weapon Sorthalis, Hammer of the Watchers Icon Sorthalis, Hammer of the Watchers
Shield Bulwark of Algalon Icon Bulwark of Algalon
Ranged Veranus' Bane Icon Veranus' Bane

Here we will offer you multiple gear choices for each slot. The gear piece you choose will largely depend on your needs, such as: Hit, Expertise, or Defense rating.

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Rank Item Source
Best Conqueror's Siegebreaker Greathelm Icon Conqueror's Siegebreaker Greathelm
  • Thorim — (25) Ulduar
  • 58 x Emblems of Conquest
Hit Rating Valorous Dreadnaught Greathelm Icon Valorous Dreadnaught Greathelm Kel'Thuzad — (10) Naxxramas
Expertise Ironbark Faceguard Icon Ironbark Faceguard Freya — (10) Ulduar

You only have a couple helmet choices available in Phase 2. Your choice will depend on your Hit/Expertise needs. Conqueror's Siegebreaker Greathelm Icon Conqueror's Siegebreaker Greathelm is one of the 2 pieces you will want to wear to maintain the 2-set bonus if you want it.

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Necklace

Rank Item Source
Best Bronze Pendant of the Vanir Icon Bronze Pendant of the Vanir Freya — (25H) Ulduar
Hit Shard of the Crystal Forest Icon Shard of the Crystal Forest 19 x Emblems of Conquest
Expertise Titanstone Pendant Icon Titanstone Pendant Trash Mobs — (25) Ulduar

While Phase 2 has a couple viable necklaces, Bronze Pendant of the Vanir Icon Bronze Pendant of the Vanir is definitely your preferred choice. With the custom ilvl buffs introduced by blizzard, this neck is extremely powerful. Grab one of the other options in the meantime till you can get yours.

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Shoulder

Rank Item Source
Best Conqueror's Siegebreaker Pauldrons Icon Conqueror's Siegebreaker Pauldrons Yogg-Saron — (25) Ulduar
Hit Shoulderplates of the Deconstructor Icon Shoulderplates of the Deconstructor XT-002 Deconstructor — (25) Ulduar

Conqueror's Siegebreaker Pauldrons Icon Conqueror's Siegebreaker Pauldrons is your go-to shoulder choice, offering Expertise and completing your 2-set bonus.

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Back

Rank Item Source
Best Titanskin Cloak Icon Titanskin Cloak Mimiron — (25H) Ulduar
Great Cloak of the Makers Icon Cloak of the Makers Auriaya — (25) Ulduar
Good Saronite Animus Cloak Icon Saronite Animus Cloak General Vezax — (10) Ulduar

Titanskin Cloak Icon Titanskin Cloak is by far the best cloak choice available in Phase 2, giving you a large amount of Hit, Expertise and an open socket. Grab an alternative in the meantime till yours drops.

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Chest

Rank Item Source
Best Breastplate of the Timeless Icon Breastplate of the Timeless Algalon the Observer — (10) Ulduar
Best Conqueror's Siegebreaker Breastplate Icon Conqueror's Siegebreaker Breastplate
  • Hodir — (25) Ulduar
  • 58 x Emblems of Conquest
Mitigation Unbreakable Chestguard Icon Unbreakable Chestguard Auriaya — (25) Ulduar

You have a couple choices for your chest slot. Breastplate of the Timeless Icon Breastplate of the Timeless is the overall best piece, offering massive Stamina and Expertise. Conqueror's Siegebreaker Breastplate Icon Conqueror's Siegebreaker Breastplate is also a great consideration, helping complete either your 2-set or 4-set bonus. Unbreakable Chestguard Icon Unbreakable Chestguard is the best mitigation chest available, greatly increasing your block stats.

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Wrist

Rank Item Source
Best Mimiron's Inferno Couplings Icon Mimiron's Inferno Couplings Flame Leviathan — (25) Ulduar
Great Flamewatch Armguards Icon Flamewatch Armguards Flame Leviathan — (10) Ulduar

Mimiron's Inferno Couplings Icon Mimiron's Inferno Couplings is the only real wrist option available in Phase 2.

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Hands

Rank Item Source
Best Handguards of Revitalization Icon Handguards of Revitalization Freya — (25H) Ulduar
Great Conqueror's Siegebreaker Handguards Icon Conqueror's Siegebreaker Handguards
Mitigation Handguards of the Enclave Icon Handguards of the Enclave Assembly of Iron — (25) Ulduar

Handguards of Revitalization Icon Handguards of Revitalization are your preferred glove choice as they received a large stat increase. Conqueror's Siegebreaker Handguards Icon Conqueror's Siegebreaker Handguards are a close second option, giving Hit Rating and completing either your 2-set or 4-set bonuses.

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Waist

Rank Item Source
Best Shieldwarder Girdle Icon Shieldwarder Girdle 28 x Emblems of Conquest
Mitigation Dragonslayer's Brace Icon Dragonslayer's Brace Razorscale — (25) Ulduar

You do not have many waist choices in Phase 2. Shieldwarder Girdle Icon Shieldwarder Girdle is your best choice and can easily be obtained with Emblems of Conquest.

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Legs

Rank Item Source
Best Legplates of the Endless Void Icon Legplates of the Endless Void Algalon the Observer — (25) Ulduar
Best Conqueror's Siegebreaker Legguards Icon Conqueror's Siegebreaker Legguards
Expertise Gilded Steel Legplates Icon Gilded Steel Legplates Flame Leviathan — (10H) Ulduar

Legplates of the Endless Void Icon Legplates of the Endless Void are your best-in-slot legs for the phase as they received a large stat boost. Conqueror's Siegebreaker Legguards Icon Conqueror's Siegebreaker Legguards are a great option as well and much easier to obtain, helping to complete your 2-set or 4-set bonuses. Gilded Steel Legplates Icon Gilded Steel Legplates are also a great choice for the large boost to Expertise they offer.

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Feet

Rank Item Source
Best Greaves of the Iron Army Icon Greaves of the Iron Army Mimiron — (10H) Ulduar
Hit Charred Saronite Greaves Icon Charred Saronite Greaves Ignis the Furnace Master — (25) Ulduar
Great Greaves of the Stonewarder Icon Greaves of the Stonewarder Trash Mobs — (25) Ulduar

You have a couple of boots to choose from. Greaves of the Iron Army Icon Greaves of the Iron Army are your ideal choice with Charred Saronite Greaves Icon Charred Saronite Greaves being a close secondary depending on your Hit or Expertise rating needs.

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Finger

Rank Item Source
Best Fate's Clutch Icon Fate's Clutch Thorim — (25H) Ulduar
Best Platinum Band of the Aesir Icon Platinum Band of the Aesir Auriaya — (25) Ulduar
Great Seal of Ulduar Icon Seal of Ulduar XT-002 Deconstructor — (10H) Ulduar
Mitigation Signet of the Earthshaker Icon Signet of the Earthshaker XT-002 Deconstructor — (25) Ulduar
Good Signet of the Impregnable Fortress Icon Signet of the Impregnable Fortress 25 x Emblem of Valor Icon Emblem of Valor

Phase 2 brings some powerful options for rings, most of which offer high Expertise. Signet of the Impregnable Fortress Icon Signet of the Impregnable Fortress remains a solid choice till you can obtain your best options.

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Trinket

Rank Item Source
Best Heart of Iron Icon Heart of Iron Ignis the Furnace Master — (25) Ulduar
Best Royal Seal of King Llane Icon Royal Seal of King Llane Yogg-Saron — (10) Ulduar
Great Furnace Stone Icon Furnace Stone Ignis the Furnace Master — (10) Ulduar

Phase 2 brings some very high Stamina trinkets for you to obtain, upgrade to these whenever you can. While Furnace Stone Icon Furnace Stone has Dodge, which is much less desirable than Stamina, the on-use active effect is a massive boost to your Armor, giving this trinket some uses.

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Main Hand Weapon

Rank Item Source
Best Sorthalis, Hammer of the Watchers Icon Sorthalis, Hammer of the Watchers XT-002 Deconstructor — (25H) Ulduar
Great Shiver Icon Shiver Hodir — (10H) Ulduar
Good Titanguard Icon Titanguard Flame Leviathan — (25) Ulduar

Sorthalis, Hammer of the Watchers Icon Sorthalis, Hammer of the Watchers is your ideal weapon as it gained a large damage and stat buff alongside the other buffed hardmode drops. Grab one of the other options till you can get your best option.

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Shield

Rank Item Source
Best Bulwark of Algalon Icon Bulwark of Algalon Algalon the Observer — (25) Ulduar
Great The Boreal Guard Icon The Boreal Guard Hodir — (10H) Ulduar
Threat Northern Barrier Icon Northern Barrier Hodir — (25) Ulduar

Bulwark of Algalon Icon Bulwark of Algalon is your ideal best shield as it offers massive defensive stats. Northern Barrier Icon Northern Barrier is much easier to obtain and is a great option for both the Hit and Expertise rating offered.

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Ranged

Rank Item Source
Best Veranus' Bane Icon Veranus' Bane Razorscale — (25) Ulduar
Good Armor Plated Combat Shotgun Icon Armor Plated Combat Shotgun Engineering

There is only one ranged weapon upgrade available in Phase 2. Armor Plated Combat Shotgun Icon Armor Plated Combat Shotgun remains a solid choice till you can obtain your best-in-slot.

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For a list of recommended enchants in Wrath of the Lich King, check out our Protection Warrior Enchants guide.

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Changelog

  • 18 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Phase 2 release ahead of Ulduar raid release.
  • 07 Sep. 2022: Page added.
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