Protection Warrior Tank Gems, Enchants, and Consumables — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1

Last updated on Dec 10, 2018 at 13:57 by Marok 32 comments

On this page, we list the best gems, enchants, flasks, potions, and food you can get for your Protection Warrior in World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1. We also give budget alternatives.

1. Best Gems for Protection Warriors

You should use Quick Owlseye Icon Quick Owlseye (or the cheaper Quick Golden Beryl Icon Quick Golden Beryl) in all sockets.

2. Best Enchants for Protection Warriors

Slot Enchantment
Rings
Weapon

3. Consumables for Protection Warriors

3.1. Best Flasks and Potions for Protection

Use Flask of the Undertow Icon Flask of the Undertow as your flask.

Use Battle Potion of Strength Icon Battle Potion of Strength as your "pre-pot" and combat potion.

During combat, these should generally be used in combination with Bloodlust Icon Bloodlust/Heroism Icon Heroism if those are used later in the fight, during periods of high damage as a defensive tool, or during your offensive cooldowns to further increase damage.

You should use Coastal Healing Potion Icon Coastal Healing Potion for in-combat healing.

Additionally, Healthstone Icon Healthstones do not share a cooldown with normal healing potions, so if you have access to a Warlock make sure you are using both.

3.2. Best Food for Protection

You should eat Bountiful Captain's Feast Icon Bountiful Captain's Feast (or the cheaper Galley Banquet Icon Galley Banquet) for the Strength buff. That means you must switch to Arms/Fury before you start eating the feast, and then switch back.

3.3. Augment Runes for Protection

If you can afford it, you should use Battle-Scarred Augment Rune Icon Battle-Scarred Augment Runes to increase your primary stat. Since there is a finite amount of these runes available, you should make sure to use them wisely and to stock up on them for when you need them.

4. Changelog

  • 10 Dec. 2018: This page has been reviewed and there are no changes necessary for Patch 8.1.
  • 02 Sep. 2018: Changed weapon enchant recommendation to Haste enchant.
  • 24 Aug. 2018: Added note about Haste weapon enchant.
  • 18 Aug. 2018: Adjusted formatting.
  • 13 Aug. 2018: Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
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