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Protection Warrior Tank Gems, Enchants, and Consumables (Legion 7.3)

Last updated on Aug 28, 2017 at 22:35 by Vlad 199 comments

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General Information

On this page, we present you with the best gems and enchants for a Protection Warrior in World of Warcraft Legion 7.3. We also list the best consumables (food, flasks, and potions) and profession-specific perks.

The other pages of our Protection Warrior guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Reviewer

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Treckie, one of the best tanks in the world, who raids in Prime. You can watch his stream on Twitch and you can follow him on Twitter.

1. Gems

You should use Saber's Eye of Strength Icon Saber's Eye of Strength in one socket, and Quick Lightsphene Icon Quick Lightsphene (or the cheaper Quick Dawnlight Icon Quick Dawnlight) in all other sockets.

2. Enchants

Slot Enchantment
Neck
Back
Rings

3. Consumables

Flask of Ten Thousand Scars Icon Flask of Ten Thousand Scars (better against burst damage) or Flask of the Countless Armies Icon Flask of the Countless Armies (stronger Ignore Pain Icon Ignore Pains) should be used for raids along with Potion of Prolonged Power Icon Potion of Prolonged Power. Unbending Potion Icon Unbending Potion is a good choice as a defensive cooldown, while Potion of the Old War Icon Potion of the Old War does well as burst damage. You should eat Lavish Suramar Feast Icon Lavish Suramar Feast for the Stamina buff if you want survivability, or swap to Arms or Fury before eating to gain the Strength buff if you want more DPS. If you want a cheap but effective Haste buff, Azshari Salad Icon Azshari Salad is a great food buff. Ancient Healing Potion Icon Ancient Healing Potion can be used in place of Healthstones.

If you can afford it, you should also use augment runes (which work in both raids and Mythic+ dungeons). Defiled Augment Rune Icon Defiled Augment Rune is the cheap rune with a one-time use. Lightforged Augment Rune Icon Lightforged Augment Rune costs 50,000 Gold and requires exalted reputation with the Army of the Light faction.

4. ChangeLog

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  • 28 Aug. 2017: Added Lightforged Augment Rune and new 7.3 epic gems.
  • 19 Aug. 2017: Updated consumables section.
  • 13 Jun. 2017: Removed mention of Haste breakpoint.
  • 23 May 2017: Added a mention of switching to Arms or Fury before eating in order to receive the Strength buff.
  • 28 Mar. 2017: Changed food recommendation to Lavish Suramar Feast.
  • 27 Mar. 2017: Added Mark of the Hidden Satyr as a neck enchant for damage output.
  • 10 Jan. 2017: Checked and confirmed for Patch 7.1.5.
  • 02 Nov. 2016: Fixed flask recommendations to correctly reflect which flask should be used for which situation.
  • 22 Oct. 2016: Updated the recommendations to account for the new stat priority.
  • 28 Sep. 2016: Renamed the "smoother damage intake" recommendations to "higher Shield Block uptime", to account for recent hotfixes.
  • 20 Sep. 2016: Added separate recommendations for total damage reduction and a smoother damage intake, and also tweaked some of the other recommendations.
  • 10 Sep. 2016: Updated recommendations to account for change in stat priority (now recommending Versatility).
  • 29 Aug. 2016: Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 19 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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