Protection Warrior Tank Uldir Raid Guide — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1

Last updated on Dec 10, 2018 at 13:57 by Marok 35 comments

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Protection Warrior for each boss of the Uldir raid. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1.

1. 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.

1.1. Talent Cheatsheet

The following talent build is used on every boss.

2. Taloc

In Phase One and Phase Three, when the boss casts Cudgel of Gore Icon Cudgel of Gore on you, move into the Blood Storm Icon Blood Storm pools to clear them, and just as the boss charges at you use Heroic Leap Icon Heroic Leap to jump away to avoid the damage.

In Phase Two, you can stun the Volatile Droplets with Shockwave Icon Shockwave if they get too close to your raid members. When soaking the Volatile Droplets, use Spell Reflection Icon Spell Reflection to reduce the damage you take.

3. M.O.T.H.E.R.

Sanitizing Strike Icon Sanitizing Strike can be sidestepped. You do not need to get hit by it whatsoever.

It is important that you face Sanitizing Strike Icon Sanitizing Strike away from the raid, so during Wind Tunnel Icon Wind Tunnel, use Heroic Leap Icon Heroic Leap to put yourself in a good spot right before Sanitizing Strike is cast.

4. Fetid Devourer

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 Icon Terrible Thrash tank, make sure you are using your Shield Block Icon Shield Block charges intelligently since Terrible Thrash is blockable.

Use Intercept Icon Intercept/Heroic Leap Icon Heroic Leap to negate the knockback from Shockwave Stomp Icon Shockwave Stomp.

5. Zek'voz, Herald of N'Zoth

Use Shield Block Icon Shield Block to reduce damage from Shatter Icon Shatter as it is blockable. Use Spell Reflection Icon Spell Reflection to reduce the damage you take from Void Lash Icon Void Lash, preferably on the last one in the combo.

Additionally, Last Stand Icon Last Stand will line up with every Void Lash Icon Void Lash/Shatter Icon 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 Icon Shockwave.

Heroic Leap Icon Heroic Leap is very useful for getting into the safe zone during Surging Darkness Icon Surging Darkness.

6. Vectis

When Omega Vector Icon Omega Vector is about to expire on you, use Spell Reflection Icon Spell Reflection to completely prevent the stack of Lingering Infection Icon 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 Icon Spell Reflection to prevent stacks during the intermission/Plague Bomb Icon Plague Bomb soaking phase. You will still get the stack during this phase.

Use Heroic Leap Icon Heroic Leap to soak far away Plague Bomb Icon Plague Bombs. Additionally, you can block the Plague Bombs as long as you are facing the position of the boss.

7. Zul, Reborn

If you are tanking the Nazmani Crusher, you can block its Bloody Cleave Icon Bloody Cleave.

During Phase Two, the Rupturing Blood Icon Rupturing Blood DoT deals a substantial amount of damage. You can have a Paladin cast Blessing of Protection Icon 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 Icon Heroic Leap to position yourself on the edge of the platform so you can drop the Rupturing Blood Icon Rupturing Blood puddle in a good spot.

8. Mythrax the Unraveler

Use Spell Reflection Icon Spell Reflection to reduce the damage you take from Essence Shear Icon Essence Shear.

9. G'huun

You can block the Massive Smash Icon Massive Smash that the Dark Youngs cast.

You can completely prevent the application of Explosive Corruption Icon Explosive Corruption by using Spell Reflection Icon 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 Icon Explosive Corruption, use Heroic Leap Icon Heroic Leap to place the puddle and orbs in a good spot.

10. Changelog

  • 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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