Protection Warrior PvP Stat Priority, Gear, and Trinkets (Shadowlands / 9.1)

Last updated on Jul 04, 2021 at 14:26 by Karanze 1 comment

Choosing your gear carefully is important for your Protection Warrior in PvP. We give you a stat priority to help you choose items with the right stats, followed by advice on how to choose your gear and your trinkets.

This page is part of our Protection Warrior PvP Guide.


Stat Priority for Protection Warriors in PvP

The stat priority for Protection Warriors in PvP is as follows:

  1. Strength
  2. Versatility
  3. Haste
  4. Mastery = Critical Strike

Item level became a lot stronger in Shadowlands, which means that a piece with higher item level is generally an upgrade as long as it has some some Versatility on it.


Gear Recommendations


General Guidelines

Your gear goal should be to be fully equipped in Conquest gear. If you have a difficult time climbing rating to upgrade the Conquest gear, then you can pick up these pieces from PvE content, as they hold roughly equal power to conquest gear.


Useful PvE Gear


Note: it is important to be wearing 2 PvP trinkets. This will give you a boost to the offensive portion of your Versatility.

Unchained Gladiator's Medallion Icon Unchained Gladiator's Medallion is a mandatory trinket to have equipped at all times. If you play Human, swap the medallion out with Sinful Gladiator's Relentless Brooch Icon Sinful Gladiator's Relentless Brooch. Do not ever swap out these trinkets.

Unchained Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity Icon Unchained Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity is the biggest damage increase you can get. As Protection Warrior, it gives you a good chunk of Haste as well and is great for offensive pressure overall.

Unchained Gladiator's Shackles Icon Unchained Gladiator's Shackles can potentially make for a good trinket for Protection Warrior, as the healing absorption can be stronger than your damage output as a tank.

Unchained Gladiator's Emblem Icon Unchained Gladiator's Emblem gives you an extra defensive by giving you a temporary health increase. This should be used if your priority is to survive and you know you are the kill target. Activating this trinket can then further empower Rallying Cry Icon Rallying Cry on you, should it be necessary.


Gems and Enchants

In Patch 9.1 Domination Shards and Sockets have made their way into the game. These are currently being experimented with.

Here are the best enchants and gems for a Protection Warrior:

Gem all of your gear with Versatile Jewel Cluster Icon Versatile Jewel Cluster.



  • 04 Jul. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.1.
Show more
Show less