Season of Discovery Protection Warrior Tank Gear and Best in Slot

Last updated on Feb 15, 2024 at 00:00 by Seksixeny 1 comment

On this page, you will find the best PvE gear and best in slot items for your Protection Warrior Tank in WoW Classic - Season of Discovery.

1.

Protection Warrior Tank Season of Discovery Best in Slot

We recommend using the gear listed below for Phase 2 as your main goal in the current phase of Season of Discovery. Also, as many people still run Blackfathom Deeps regularly to level up and are likely to have a lot of good gear from there equipped, the Phase 1 list can also be found below for reference.

These lists assume a stat priority of:

Weapon DPS > Weapon Skill > Hit Chance > Critical Strike > Strength or Attack Power > Agility > Stamina

For the threat / DPS setup and a stat priority of:

Weapon Skill > Hit Chance > Stamina > Defense > Parry > Dodge > Strength > Agility

For the defensive setup.

For more information on the stats that you should be looking for, check out the stats page listed below.

To help with presentation clarity, items that have Alliance and Horde versions with similar acquisition methods but different names will only have one of the versions listed in the tables below.

2.

Phase Best in Slot

Gnomeregan Phase 2 Blackfathom Depths Phase 1
2.1.

Defensive Best in Slot for Protection Warriors in Phase 2

This list is made up of defensive Gnomeregan raid drops, world drops, profession gear, quest rewards and dungeon drops.

With the added damage intake in Phase 2 and addition of Spirit of the Alpha Icon Spirit of the Alpha and Blessing of Salvation Icon Blessing of Salvation for easier threat management, defensive play is more viable than it was before, and the gear listed here has much lower competition than the offensive gear listed in the alternative BiS gear further down below.

Helm
  • Tempered Interference-Negating Helmet  Icon Tempered Interference-Negating Helmet
Neck Dragon's Blood Necklace Icon Dragon's Blood Necklace Into The Scarlet Monastery in Scarlet Monastery dungeons
Shoulders
  • Machined Alloy Shoulderplates  Icon Machined Alloy Shoulderplates
Back
  • Coagulated Cloak  Icon Coagulated Cloak
  • Bought with 2x Silver Coins from the Blood Moon PvP event in Stranglethorn Vale
Chest
  • H.A.Z.A.R.D. Breastplate  Icon H.A.Z.A.R.D. Breastplate
  • Power Depleted Chest  Icon Power Depleted Chest which drops from multiple bosses in Gnomeregan
Wrists
  • Sergeant Major's Plate Wristguards  Icon Sergeant Major's Plate Wristguards
  • PvP Rank 5
Hands Plated Fist of Hakoo Icon Plated Fist of Hakoo World drop bind on equip
Waist
  • Power-Assisted Lifting Belt  Icon Power-Assisted Lifting Belt
Legs H.A.Z.A.R.D. Legplates  Icon H.A.Z.A.R.D. Legplates Power Depleted Legs  Icon Power Depleted Legs which drops from multiple bosses in Gnomeregan
Feet
  • World drop bind on equip
Rings
  • Seafire Band  Icon Seafire Band
  • Talvash's Brilliant Gold Ring  Icon Talvash's Brilliant Gold Ring
  • Death From Below quest in Arathi Highlands
  • Sparklematic 5200 loot boxes plus short quest
Trinkets
  • Rune of Duty  Icon Rune of Duty
  • Wirdal's Hardened Core  Icon Wirdal's Hardened Core
Weapon
  • Oscillating Blasthammer  Icon Oscillating Blasthammer
Shield
  • Whirling Truesilver Gearwall  Icon Whirling Truesilver Gearwall
Ranged
2.2.

DPS / Threat Best in Slot for Protection Warriors in Phase 2

This list is made up of DPS / Threat Gnomeregan raid drops, world drops, profession gear, quest rewards and dungeon drops.

If you want to lean even more into DPS we would recommend you to follow the Arms Warrior or Fury Warrior gear lists and skip the shield entirely, but we will assume shield usage in this list, to enable Devastate Icon Devastate usage as explained in the rotation page.

Helm
  • Tempered Interference-Negating Helmet  Icon Tempered Interference-Negating Helmet
Neck Gnomeregan Peace Officer's Torque  Icon Gnomeregan Peace Officer's Torque Mekgineer Thermaplugg in Gnomeregan
Shoulders
  • Machined Alloy Shoulderplates  Icon Machined Alloy Shoulderplates
Back
  • Drape of Dismantling  Icon Drape of Dismantling
Chest
  • Insulated Chestguard  Icon Insulated Chestguard
  • Power Depleted Chest  Icon Power Depleted Chest which drops from multiple bosses in Gnomeregan
Wrists
  • Berserker Bracers  Icon Berserker Bracers
Hands Plated Fist of Hakoo Icon Plated Fist of Hakoo World drop bind on equip
Waist
  • Power-Assisted Lifting Belt  Icon Power-Assisted Lifting Belt
Legs Insulated Legguards  Icon Insulated Legguards Power Depleted Legs  Icon Power Depleted Legs which drops from multiple bosses in Gnomeregan
Feet
  • Insulated Workboots  Icon Insulated Workboots
  • Power Depleted Boots  Icon Power Depleted Boots which drops from multiple bosses in Gnomeregan
Rings
  • Protector's Band  Icon Protector's Band
  • Hypercharged Gear of Devastation  Icon Hypercharged Gear of Devastation
Trinkets
  • Gyromatic Experiment 420b  Icon Gyromatic Experiment 420b
  • Wirdal's Hardened Core  Icon Wirdal's Hardened Core
Weapon
  • Toxic Revenger II  Icon Toxic Revenger II
Shield
  • Whirling Truesilver Gearwall  Icon Whirling Truesilver Gearwall
Ranged
  • Hi-tech Supergun Mk.VII  Icon Hi-tech Supergun Mk.VII
2.3.

Threat and DPS-oriented Best in Slot for Protection Warriors In Phase 1

This list is made up of world drops, quest rewards, dungeon and raid drops. As a rule of thumb, of the Tiger green items with level requirements close to 25 will be threat / DPS setup best in slot in any slot they can drop for.

Helm
  • Twilight Avenger's Helm  Icon Twilight Avenger's Helm
  • Alliance Icon A Sparkmetal Coif Icon Sparkmetal Coif
  • Horde Icon H Brutal Helm Icon Brutal Helm
Neck
Shoulders
  • Sentry's Shoulderguards  Icon Sentry's Shoulderguards of the Tiger
  • Elite Shoulders Icon Elite Shoulders
  • World drop bind on equip
  • Traveling Merchants
Back
  • Sergeant's Cloak  Icon Sergeant's Cloak
  • Banded Cloak Icon Banded Cloak of the Tiger
  • Shimmering Thresher Cape  Icon Shimmering Thresher Cape
Chest
Wrists Pugilist Bracers Icon Pugilist Bracers Trash Drop in Razorfen Kraul
Hands
Waist Cobrahn's Grasp Icon Cobrahn's Grasp Lord Cobrahn in Wailing Caverns
Legs
Feet
  • Twilight Avenger's Boots  Icon Twilight Avenger's Boots
  • Battleforge Boots  Icon Battleforge Boots of the Tiger
  • Sentry's Slippers  Icon Sentry's Slippers of the Tiger
Rings
Trinkets
Weapon
  • Headsplitter Icon Headsplitter
  • Legionnaire's Sword  Icon Legionnaire's Sword
  • Beazel's Basher  Icon Beazel's Basher
Shield
  • Shell Plate Barrier  Icon Shell Plate Barrier
  • Shield of Thorsen  Icon Shield of Thorsen
Ranged
  • Naga Heartrender  Icon Naga Heartrender
2.4.

Defensive Best in Slot for Protection Warriors in Phase 1

This list is made up of world drops, quest rewards, dungeon and raid drops. At this level any green items with Stamina and / or Defense will do the job as well.

Helm
  • Mask of Scorn  Icon Mask of Scorn
  • Horde Icon H Brutal Helm Icon Brutal Helm
  • Humbert's Helm Icon Humbert's Helm
Neck
Shoulders
Back
  • PvP Rank 3
  • World drop bind on equip
  • Edwin VanCleef in Deadmines
Chest
Wrists
  • Alliance Icon A Chittering Beetle Clasps  Icon Chittering Beetle Clasps
  • Hydraxian Bangles  Icon Hydraxian Bangles
Hands
  • World drop bind on equip
  • Brutal Gauntlets quest in Durotar
Waist Twilight Defender's Girdle  Icon Twilight Defender's Girdle Twilight Lord Kelris in Blackfathom Deeps
Legs
  • Leggings of the Faithful  Icon Leggings of the Faithful
Feet
  • Twilight Slayer's Footpads  Icon Twilight Slayer's Footpads
  • Horde Icon H Warsong Boots Icon Warsong Boots
  • Dragonmaw Chain Boots  Icon Dragonmaw Chain Boots
Rings
Trinkets
Weapon
Shield
  • Ancient Arctic Buckler  Icon Ancient Arctic Buckler
  • Horde Icon H Deadskull Shield  Icon Deadskull Shield
  • Shell Plate Barrier  Icon Shell Plate Barrier
Ranged
  • Ironhide Arbalest  Icon Ironhide Arbalest
3.

Changelog

  • 15 Feb. 2024: Updated for Phase 2 with Gnomeregan gear.
  • 21 Dec. 2023: WSG neck tooltip fixes.
  • 11 Dec. 2023: Ring origin typo fix.
  • 07 Dec. 2023: Added item drop locations and improved the list further.
  • 04 Dec. 2023: Revamped BiS with currently known BFD raid items.
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