PvE Protection Warrior Talents, Builds & Glyphs 

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With the arrival of Cataclysm, the talent system received a massive overhaul, changing from the 71 talent points system to a more compact 41 points system. As such, many of the old talents were either completely removed or changed, resulting in fewer possible build variations. One key aspect of the new system is that you must use at least 31 points in your main specialization to use the remaining 10 points in a secondary specialization.

Talent Builds

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Protection Warriors have one stable standard build they can utilize for almost all PvE environments, whether we talk about raids, dungeons, or the open world. The build features little to no flexibility, focusing on improving both the Damage and Critical Strike Chance of core abilities such as Devastate and Shield Slam and granting powerful bonuses to your defensive spells such as Shield Block and Shield Wall. The build may be changed to offer more utility through the Safeguard talent at the expense of the Critical Strike Chance gained from Cruelty, however, other than that, there is no room for changes. As Deep Wounds is such an important talent, all builds should strive to reach it, since it massively aids with Threat Generation in both Single-Target and AoE encounters!


Prime Glyphs

Major Glyphs

Minor Glyphs


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