Protection Warrior Tank Uldir 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: Uldir. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.2.5.
Uldir Boss Tips for Protection Warriors
On this page you will find Protection Warrior specific information pertaining to each boss in the Uldir 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.
The following talent build is used on every boss.
- Level 15: Into the Fray
- Level 25: Bounding Stride
- Level 30: Unstoppable Force
- Level 35: Bolster
- Level 40: Rumbling Earth
- Level 45: Booming Voice
- Level 50: Anger Management
In Phase One and Phase Three, when the boss casts Cudgel of Gore on you, move into the Blood Storm pools to clear them, and just as the boss charges at you use Heroic Leap to jump away to avoid the damage.
In Phase Two, you can stun the Volatile Droplets with Shockwave if they get too close to your raid members. When soaking the Volatile Droplets, use Spell Reflection to reduce the damage you take.
Sanitizing Strike can be sidestepped. You do not need to get hit by it whatsoever.
It is important that you face Sanitizing Strike away from the raid, so during Wind Tunnel, use Heroic Leap to put yourself in a good spot right before Sanitizing Strike is cast.
Protection Warriors do extremely well as the "main" tank on this boss. All the damage that you will take on this fight is Physical via the boss' auto attacks, something Protection Warriors are good at dealing with. If you are assigned to be the off tank/ Terrible Thrash tank, make sure you are using your Shield Block charges intelligently since Terrible Thrash is blockable.
Use Intercept/ Heroic Leap to negate the knockback from Shockwave Stomp.
Zek'voz, Herald of N'Zoth
Use Shield Block to reduce damage from Shatter as it is blockable. Use Spell Reflection to reduce the damage you take from Void Lash, preferably on the last one in the combo.
Additionally, Last Stand will line up with every Void Lash/ Shatter combo, so using Last Stand there makes it very easy to survive them.
Stun the various adds that spawn during this boss with Shockwave.
Heroic Leap is very useful for getting into the safe zone during Surging Darkness.
When Omega Vector is about to expire on you, use Spell Reflection to completely prevent the stack of Lingering Infection that you would normally get. Generally, tanks avoid getting the Omega Vector, but as a Protection Warrior purposefully taking every other Omega Vector can be extremely beneficial to your raid (assuming you can survive the extra damage) as you greatly decrease the total number of stacks your raid gets.
You cannot use Spell Reflection to prevent stacks during the intermission/ Plague Bomb soaking phase. You will still get the stack during this phase.
Use Heroic Leap to soak far away Plague Bombs. Additionally, you can block the Plague Bombs as long as you are facing the position of the boss.
If you are tanking the Nazmani Crusher, you can block its Bloody Cleave.
During Phase Two, the Rupturing Blood DoT deals a substantial amount of damage. You can have a Paladin cast Blessing of Protection on you to immediately remove your stacks. Note that this also immediately drops the puddle as well. Make sure you are in a good spot for dropping the puddle.
In the same vein, use Heroic Leap to position yourself on the edge of the platform so you can drop the Rupturing Blood puddle in a good spot.
Mythrax the Unraveler
Use Spell Reflection to reduce the damage you take from Essence Shear.
You can block the Massive Smash that the Dark Youngs cast.
You can completely prevent the application of Explosive Corruption by using Spell Reflection before it is cast. Plan your taunt swaps around this. The cooldown on Spell Reflection allows you to reflect every other cast.
When you do get Explosive Corruption, use Heroic Leap to place the puddle and orbs in a good spot.
- 25 Jun. 2019: This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
- 10 Dec. 2018: Updated for Patch 8.1.
- 29 Sep. 2018: Added note about Spell Reflection on Vectis.
- 10 Sep. 2018: Added tips for each boss.
- 13 Aug. 2018: Page added (empty for now).
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