Protection Warrior PvE Artifact Path - 7.2.5
The below Artifact Weapon Path steps are based on a mix of SimulationCraft, spreadsheets, in-game testing and through collaboration with other players. This path is broken down by steps and were developed to optimize the value of your weapon as you progress it, benefiting your tanking performance as fast as possible.
Artifact Traits - Path
Below is the recommended path to take when spending Artifact Power. Ultimately, the goal is to complete your weapon by selecting every point. Until then, the path you choose is very important as eventually each point will take a long time. Each step is labeled by color, which you can view below. There are some circumstances where a single path step includes adding abilities from different branches and in those cases the abilities are effectively equal and can be added in either order, they just need to be filled in before moving to the next step.