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Is going all Protection on your warrior advisable? I heard that it's obviously good for tanking etc, but the only thing I worry about is PvP. Or is it possible to PvP well with Protection talents?
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Fopr PvP you will own all spell casters one on one. They will never get a spell off. You will frustrate the pants off of all rogues as they won't get much in the way of crits.
The bulk of a protection warrioirs powers is aimed at creating aggro aainst AI. IT's not really geared for PVP.
In fact it's not much fun for PVE either. But in boss fights....you are the daddy.
Thank you for your posts everyone. I like tanking alot, I enjoy PvE and like a little PvP on the side. Just wanted to know if I could hold my own, I tend to play with a few of my friends anyway. So I'm happy.
I'm almost level 30 warrior, and still all on protection. I've had quite a few PvP encounters now, and I'm doing quite well. Most I've won, for some reason I am beating fellow warriors alot. Typically fury spec, and all around my level. So I'm quite happy with that, though I seem to be having trouble with mages and hunters. But I guess that's my limit. =P
But in all I am happy with my performance.
I've been playing a protection warrior for quite some time.
If you want to PVP regularly but stil enjoy/need to tank for instances/raids, there are lots of different build options.
For instance, the "core" of the protection spec is really in the first 15-20 points. Increased armor, defense, threat generation and the Last Stand ability. You can get all of that w/ only 14 points in protection. Though, if you want to be a little more serious about tanking, I'd recommend putting 2 talent points into Improved Taunt, that 2 seconds difference can mean life or death for your party/raid. Also, the talent to retain an additional 15 rage when switching stances is great for a PVP/pve hybrid spec. So with those two you are still only looking at 19 points in protection. This still leaves you 42 points to spend in arms or fury, I say "or" becuase you really can't do both effectively without gimping yourself.
You can easily spend those 42 points in the arms true for some NICE 2h PVP action, I'd recommend speccing into Maces for the stun or Poleaxe for the extra crit chance. Make sure to pick up the talents that make you immune to disarm, which is very useful in PVP and heroic instances, and the talents that lets you regenerate health and rage if you are stunned.
Or, spend the 42 points into the Fury tree, that way you can actually tank while dual wielding and be able to regenerate health, cause massive damage and hold agro well. Obviously, your health and armor will be much lower, however with talent points spent into Commanding presence, you can have increased attack power for PVP and increased health by about 1.3k for tanking.
I mean, I'm 11 in Arms, 0 in fury, and 50 in protection, but I don't PVP much at all.
Originally posted by Jo-Gamer I'm almost level 30 warrior, and still all on protection. I've had quite a few PvP encounters now, and I'm doing quite well. Most I've won, for some reason I am beating fellow warriors alot. Typically fury spec, and all around my level. So I'm quite happy with that, though I seem to be having trouble with mages and hunters. But I guess that's my limit. =PBut in all I am happy with my performance.
As a protection warrior, as long as you get the first strike, a spell caster should never get the oportunity to cast.
It's just one long chain of stuns, interupts, slows and silences until your measly damage finally kills them.