Protection Warrior Tanking Guide

Level 110, Patch 8.0

Protection Warrior PvE Tanking Rotation - 8.0

Below is our guide for prioritizing your Protection Warrior abilities optimally. This should help give you a basic understanding of what to do and what's most important to focus on. Keep in mind that simply following this (or any other) rotation guide will not guarantee you to be amazing at tanking. How aggressively you execute the rotation, how fast and intelligently you react in encounters, your FPS, latency, etc. play a large part in the end-result of your performance. We encourage you to really focus on those things and perfect this rotation if you're very performance-focused.

Single Target Rotation

Tanking Priority: Execute this priority to build Rage and threat.

  1. Shield Slam on  cooldown.
  2. Thunder Clap on cooldown.
  3. Ravager on cooldown (if selected).
  4. Demoralizing Shout on cooldown to generate Rage via Booming Voice (if selected).
  5. Revenge whenever available.
  6. Devastate or Devastator as a filler ability.
  7. Intercept as often as possible, but only if safe to do so.

Active Mitigation: Use these skills to mitigate damage.

Spending Rage on Shield Block is your top priority when you have 2 charges. Otherwise, you can dump rage using Ignore Pain to increase your survivability

AoE Rotation

  1. See single target priority.

Effective Cooldowns

These are effective cooldowns to try and incorporate in each encounter.