Protection Warrior Tank Gems, Enchants, and Consumables in Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.0.1

Last updated on Sep 02, 2018 at 08:11 by Marok 31 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 Battle for Azeroth 8.0.1. 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 Author

This guide has been written by Marok, a Protection Warrior theorycrafter, owner of the Skyhold Warrior Discord, and owner of, a Warrior community website. He raids in Potent on Mal'Ganis-US. You can follow him on Twitter.

1. 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. Enchants for Protection Warriors

Slot Enchantment

3. Consumables for Protection Warriors

3.1. Flasks

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

3.2. Potions

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.

3.2.1. Health Potions

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.

3.3. Food

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.

3.4. Augment Runes

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

  • 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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