Protection Warrior Tank The Eternal Palace Raid Guide — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.2.5
On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Protection Warrior for each boss of the following raid: The Eternal Palace. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.2.5.
The Eternal Palace Boss Tips for Protection Warriors
On this page, you will find Protection Warrior specific information pertaining to each boss in the Eternal Palace 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.
Please note that this page is a work in progress. It will be updated with new information once the encounters have been tested more thoroughly and new strategies are discovered.
Talent and Essence Cheatsheet
Abyssal Commander Sivara
We advise you to use the following essences against Abyssal Commander Sivara.
- Major Slot
- Vision of Perfection — Rank 3: Vision of Perfection + Strive for Perfection
- Minor Slots
- Memory of Lucid Dreams — Rank 3: Lucid Dreams
- Nullification Dynamo — Rank 3: Null Barrier
Use Heroic Leap to position yourself away from the raid when you need to drop your Rimefrost / Septic Taint pools.
You can use Spell Reflection to reflect the actual DoT ticks of Frost Mark / Toxic Brand, reducing your damage taken.
For more information, please refer to our Abyssal Commander Sivara strategy guide.
Use Heroic Leap to quickly move away from the boss during Shock Pulse. Use Intercept to quickly move back to the boss once it ends.
Use Spell Reflection to help soak and reduce the damage from Piercing Barb.
For more information, please refer to our Blackwater Behemoth strategy guide.
Radiance of Azshara
Use Intercept to quickly get back to the boss after being hit by Tide Fist.
If you are knocked up by an Arcanado, use Heroic Leap to quickly position yourself back on the ground.
During Ancient Tempest, use defensive cooldowns to soak any Squall Traps that might be blocking your path on your way to the Stormwraith add.
Use Shockwave to stun and interrupt the small Stormling adds.
The Stormwraith and Stormlings deal magic damage when they auto-attack and these attacks are not blockable. As such, Shield Block has no effect and your Rage should be spent on Ignore Pain.
For more information, please refer to our Radiance of Azshara strategy guide.
Time your tank swaps in such a way so that you take as many Briny Bubbles as possible. You can completely prevent the bubble itself by using Berserker Rage.
Positioning on this fight is important, as you want to maximise the distance between the boss and any Coral Growths. That way, the raid has more room to soak the Rippling Wave bubbles.
Additionally, position yourself as closely as possible to the previous Barnacle Bash patches when you are about to take another hit of Barnacle Bash. If you do not minimize the space taken up by these patches, you will quickly run out of room.
For more information, please refer to our Lady Ashvane strategy guide.
When the three Zoatroid adds come out, they will generally be split up. Assuming it is your turn to tank these adds, use Taunt on one immediately, then Heroic Leap onto another one that is away from the boss (Heroic Leap will also reset Taunt), and finally taunt the last one. This will ensure the adds do not attack other players.
Use Spell Reflection to further reduce the damage taken from soaking the Amniotic Eruptions.
For more information, please refer to our Orgozoa strategy guide.
The Queen's Court
Use Heroic Leap to move to the opposite boss during a swap and to prevent the bosses from coming into range of one another.
You should keep Pashmar the Fanatical away from Silivaz the Zealous during Zealous Eruption as to not cause the bosses to be immune to damage. This means taking full damage from Zealous Eruption. Use a defensive cooldown to make sure that you live through this.
Use Spell Reflection to reflect Fervent Bolt for a bit of extra boss damage when tanking Pashmar.
For more information, please refer to our The Queen's Court strategy guide.
Za'qul, Harbinger of Ny'alotha
There is no tank swap on Za'qul. Since Protection Warriors have extremely high Physical damage mitigation, you should be the primary tank of the boss in order to reduce the damage distributed through Mind Tether.
For more information, please refer to our Za'qul, Harbinger of Ny'alotha strategy guide.
Be prepared to use major defensive cooldowns in Phase 1 if the boss you are tanking gains Torment.
Try not to gain more than 2 stacks of Drained Soul. Going above 2 stacks is dangerous and not worth the small amount of additional Ward energy.
For more information, please refer to our Queen Azshara strategy guide.
- 26 Aug. 2019: Added a few more boss tips. Updated Essence suggestions.
- 15 Jul. 2019: Added several boss tips.
- 09 Jul. 2019: Page added.
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