Protection Warrior Tank Gems, Enchants, and Consumables — Dragonflight 10.1

Last updated on May 01, 2023 at 21:40 by Mwahi 45 comments
General Information

On this page, we list the best gems, enchants, flasks, potions, and food you can get for your Protection Warrior, based on your stat priority. We also give budget alternatives. This page is updated for World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.1.

If you were looking for WotLK Classic content, please refer to our WotLK Classic Protection Warrior gems and enchants.


Best Gems for Protection Warriors

You should use aim to use gems that provide you with Haste, as that is our most valued secondary stat. The list below consists of gems that are all very good for Protection Warriors.

To better understand the suggestion above, you can take a look at our Stats page. This will explain every stat in-depth, so you can get a better understanding of why these specific ones are the best for Protection Warriors.


Best Enchants for Protection Warriors

Slot Enchantment

Consumables for Protection Warriors

Under this section, you can find the most suitable consumables for Protection Warriors.


Best Phials and Potions for Protection

Use Elemental Potion of Ultimate Power Icon Elemental Potion of Ultimate Power as your "pre-pot" and combat potion. In Mythic+, you can also opt to use Potion of Shocking Disclosure Icon Potion of Shocking Disclosure, as it does a lot of pulsing AoE damage.

During encounters, your combat potion 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 Refreshing Healing Potion Icon Refreshing 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.


Best Food for Protection

You should eat either Feisty Fish Sticks Icon Feisty Fish Sticks or Grand Banquet of the Kalu'ak Icon Grand Banquet of the Kalu'ak. If those are unavailable, use the appropriate food according to the stat priority.


Extra Consumables

In addition to Potions and Enchants mentioned above, we can also use Weapon Oils and Weightstones that enhance our gear even further. These are not permanent and need to be re-applied after an hour or two, so be sure to get multiple of each.


Best Primordial Stone Gems for Warrior Warrior

Primordial Stone Gems are a new system, which was added in Patch 10.0.7. These specific gems can be socketed into a ring called Onyx Annulet Icon Onyx Annulet. As it stands, the Onyx Annulet Icon Onyx Annulet, with 3 decent sockets, is worth using in 1-2 target scenarios, but should be simmed for Mythic+.

In the table below, you can find the best single target-oriented gems:

The best stones to use in AoE situations, from up to 2+ targets, so mainly Mythic+ can be found below:

For more information regarding the Onyx Annulet, the Primordial Gemstones, and how to obtain them, check out our dedicated guide for it below.



  • 16 May 2023: Added Shadowed Belt Clasp, waist enchant.
  • 09 May 2023: Updated Primordial Gem stones.
  • 01 May 2023: Updated for Patch 10.1.0.
  • 24 Mar. 2023: Updated the Primordial Stone list.
  • 22 Mar. 2023: Added Humming Arcane Stone as a viable gem and updated the Onyx Annulet use cases.
  • 20 Mar. 2023: Added information about Primordial Stone Gems and reviewed for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 24 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 26 Dec. 2022: Added additional Haste gem suggestions.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Replaced Sophic Devotion weapon enchant with a more offensive Frozen Devotion.
  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 25 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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