Protection Warrior Tank Battle of Dazar'alor Raid Guide — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1

Last updated on Feb 06, 2019 at 05:36 by Marok 35 comments

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Protection Warrior for each boss of the Battle of Dazar'alor raid. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1.

1. Battle of Dazar'alor Boss Tips for Protection Warriors

On this page you will find Protection Warrior specific information pertaining to each boss in the Battle of Dazar'alor raid.

Additionally, this page assumes you are familiar with the mechanics on each fight. The basics of the tank mechanics are not explained, but rather advice is given on how Protection Warriors can best deal with those mechanics.

1.1. Talent Cheatsheet

The following talent build is used on every boss.

2. Champion of the Light

If you are tanking the boss and need to reset your Sacred Blade Icon Sacred Blade stacks, wait for a Wave of Light Icon Wave of Light cast, Heroic Leap Icon Heroic Leap out, and then cast Spell Reflection Icon Spell Reflection while kiting before the boss reaches you. Sacred Blade is reflectable, so using Spell Reflection will give you a little more time to drop your stacks.

If you are tanking the adds, you can use Spell Reflection Icon Spell Reflection to reflect Divine Burst Icon Divine Burst.

3. Grong

Use Spell Reflection Icon Spell Reflection if you are going to be targeted by Bestial Throw Icon Bestial Throw. You will still get thrown, stunned, and take the Bestial Impact Icon Bestial Impact damage, but Spell Reflection prevents the damage you would take when picked up.

Additionally, if you cast Intercept Icon Intercept on your co-tank immediately after you are thrown, you will move to your co-tank instead of the player you are thrown at. Doing this does not prevent any damage on you or the Bestial Throw Icon Bestial Throw target. Do not do this if it lines up with Ferocious Roar Icon Ferocious Roar, since you will not be able to prevent the targeted player from being feared.

Make sure to have Shield Block Icon Shield Block up for Bestial Smash Icon Bestial Smash.

4. Jadefire Masters

Fireball Icon Fireball is reflectable with Spell Reflection Icon Spell Reflection and will cause the boss to gain the debuff, dealing a little extra damage to the boss. However, the raid will still take damage when the debuff falls off the boss, so it is not recommended you do this unless your healers are comfortable healing the extra damage.

Make good use of Heroic Leap Icon Heroic Leap and Intercept Icon Intercept to help interrupt the Monk's Whirling Jade Storm Icon Whirling Jade Storm.

In Mythic, Warriors are an excellent choice for picking up the Force Orb Icon Force Orbs as you are able to Heroic Leap Icon Heroic Leap over the Ring of Hostility Icon Ring of Hostility maze.

5. Opulence

Coin Sweep Icon Coin Sweep is blockable. As such, make sure to keep Shield Block Icon Shield Block up for it and you will take much less damage compared to other tanks. You should try to tank the boss as much as possible since your Diamond of the Unshakeable Protector Icon Diamond of the Unshakeable Protector buff will last quite a while.

6. Conclave of the Chosen

Use Heroic Leap Icon Heroic Leap to quickly position yourself for Pa'ku's Wrath Icon Pa'ku's Wrath.

You can talent into Storm Bolt Icon Storm Bolt to help with stunning the Ravenous Stalkers.

7. King Rastakhan

Use Heroic Leap Icon Heroic Leap to distance yourself from the raid when targeted by Scorching Detonation Icon Scorching Detonation.

8. High Tinker Mekkatorque

Spell Reflection Icon Spell Reflection will prevent you from being debuffed by Buster Cannon Icon Buster Cannon. Reflecting Buster Cannon does not deal damage to the boss or stop the projectle, but it will prevent you from recieving the hard-hitting DoT.

9. Stormwall Blockade

Use Heroic Leap Icon Heroic Leap to quickly and easily drop your Kelp-Wrapped Icon Kelp-Wrapped debuff on the Energized Storm adds.

10. Lady Jaina Proudmoore

Ice Shard Icon Ice Shard deals physical damage and is blockable, so you should be using Shield Block Icon Shield Block as you would on any other boss.

11. Changelog

  • 06 Feb. 2019: Added tips for each boss.
  • 21 Jan. 2019: Page added.
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