tbc classic pve protection warrior talents & builds
  • Author: Kurathis
  • Date: April 2, 2021
  • Expansion: TBC Classic

Above is a build focusing on generating as much TPS (Threat per second) as we can. If you find yourself as the off-tank or having to tank AoE pulls more often, you can take the three points from Improved Heroic Strike and place them in Improved Thunder Clap for the extra threat against four mobs. This build doesn’t sacrifice much in terms of survivability with the exception of not grabbing Improved Shield Wall, which most tanks agree is a waste of two talent points, since it’s used in preparation for heavy incoming damage and isn’t expected to last very long.

Above is a build meant to accommodate tanks that find themselves as the off-tank or for running dungeons/heroics while having to tank multiple mobs at once. This build utilizes Improved Thunder Clap for the added threat. It also encourages “stance-dancing” with Tactical Mastery which will allow for more utilization and faster pulls.

 

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christehkiller
christehkiller
3 months ago

in wow classic defense is all but ignored and was written off as not a big deal, cant we assume the same for tbc or has something changed i am not aware of?

robert
robert
Reply to  Kurathis
2 months ago

i had my hit cap and was at 440 defense in classic wow what not hard or challenging to get it

robert
robert
Reply to  Kurathis
2 months ago

sure share what my pre-raid and what i have on now for raid item

robert
robert
Reply to  Kurathis
2 months ago

Enchanted Thorium Helm (BoE, Crafted with BS)*
Medallion of Grand Marshal Morris (BoE)*
Stockade Pauldrons (BoE)*
Redoubt Cloak (Gordok Tribute chest, DM-North)*
Enchanted Thorium Breastplate (BoE, Crafted with BS)*
Runed Golem Shackles (BoE)*
Stonegrip Gauntlets (BoE)*
Stalwart Clutch (Quest reward, Burning Steppes)*
Enchanted Thorium Leggings (BoE, Crafted with BS)*
Bloodmail Boots(scholomance)*
Naglering (brd)*
Drakeclaw Band of the Monkey/Stamina (Patroling Drakes, Sunken Temple)*
Force of Will (General Angerforge, BRD)*
Demon’s Blood (Quest reward, Blasted Lands)*
– Quel’Serrar (Quest reward, Foror’s Compendium from Dire Maul book with the same name).*
– Draconian Deflector (General Drakkisath, UBRS)*
– Satyr’s Bow (Zevrim Thornhoof, DM-East)*
that was all my pre-raid guild ran me to get Quel’Serrar

robert
robert
Reply to  robert
2 months ago

310 def from skills def from all gear is 132 then def from tree +10

robert
robert
Reply to  robert
2 months ago

opps sorry the +10 is in with the 310

robert
robert
Reply to  Kurathis
2 months ago

that was pre-raid the sword also give 20 def

robert
robert
Reply to  Kurathis
2 months ago

why you say 9% as a human with sword skill maxed i only need 6%

robert
robert
Reply to  robert
2 months ago

For a regular tank with 300 skill you want 9% to max out. If you have 305 skill you only need 6%

robert
robert
Reply to  Kurathis
2 months ago

You don’t NEED to be hit capped as a tank, typically you run around 3-5% hit. i have had a issue with that and my load out/spec right now is

https://classic.wowhead.com/gear-planner/warrior/human/AjwOBQBfBfVSUBEFMCAQUfCBQkNeVQJYzINCQV9mhUJGTjoGQkCHQkJeVYhCRVjFiUI_NmuKQd9h8AtNoQxLuA1L5w5H5o9UdU4vkEpLTkKRS5VOMZJCrVj7

robert
robert
Reply to  robert
2 months ago

on that planner wrist enchat is wrong in game it’s +5

robert
robert
Reply to  Kurathis
2 months ago

not trying to act like a dick but this has been main for years and i have been playing warrior tank Vanilla-to shadow-lands i’m sorry but i disagae with 80% of guide’s and i voice how i feel about it i still have a folder with me spec/gear all writing down to this day when they changed the talent points in cata was my roll for the guild i was in to keep track of it all for all are raiders and when i say hit cap to me that is around the 3-5% hit. now this classic with fury/prot yes i would 100% say drop some def to hit 9% but back in the day you made ran into 1 to 3 fury/prots

robert
robert
Reply to  Kurathis
2 months ago
Roxette
Roxette
Reply to  Kurathis
2 months ago

We’re also being treated to the pre-nerf version of each raid boss,”

No we’re not, it’s the same wattered down scenario as with Vanilla classic
2.4.3 is what we got sadly

Anonymous Contributor
Anonymous Contributor
Reply to  christehkiller
3 months ago

Defense is VERY important in TBC, even in 5mans bosses will wreck you if you’re not defense capped. People only skipped out on defense because very few bosses hit hard in vanilla. In TBC, almost every boss hits hard and a crit can chunk you for 60-70% of your health. Plus, there’s a lot more +def gear in TBC so it’s much easier to be capped.

Raivis
Raivis
1 month ago

im Lf for dungen talents sence what we be doing @ start ! i think putting last 10 points in furrs and then respecting to something more endgame.
https://tbcdb.com/talents/index.html?en&warrior&320003000000000000000000505000000000000000002305511133000103501351

https://tbcdb.com/talents/index.html?en&warrior&300000000000000000000000505010000000000000002055511033000103531351

for me this seems the best way to talent any comment ?

MIniblackie
MIniblackie
1 month ago

I OT in kara last night with a MT who had worse gear, but I couldnt for the life of me pull threat.
https://tbcdb.com/talents/index.html?en&warrior&300000000000000000000000505010000000000000002055511033000103531351#none

This is his spec, he is an orc. I am a tauren using your improved TS spec. Im thinking of switching to this spec, trhoughts?

Miniblackie
Miniblackie
Reply to  Kurathis
1 month ago

First of all, wow, never thought I would receive such an in depth answer, thank you! Also, trying his spec out I do in fact find myself losing everything when changing stance, as I do have macro to charge into defensive stance. So I’m keen into changing to a new spec again. I understand that this is a far fetched request, would you mind helping me finding the right spec for me( based on gear etc) I constantly feel rage starved and struggle to keep aggro. Granted most people just nuke the shit out of everything outside of raids. I in general had better gear, but during the fights where i was tanking he quickly gained threat( not snatching aggro but just climbing) comparing to when I tried to keep second on threat after dealing with my main targets I just couldn’t reach. Email/discord/ anything if you have time.

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