[GUIDE] Prot Pre-Raid-BiS-List / Specs / Enchants

[GUIDE] Prot Pre-Raid-BiS-List / Specs / Enchants

by St0rfan » Wed Sep 30, 2015 4:24 pm

Due to the re-occuring threads on the forum asking for this I thought I'd compose a list of gear-suggestions for Pre-Raid protection warriors. The items are listed in order of value meaning higher up the list is better. Some items can be moved up and down the lists depending on other gear choices, def-cap etc.
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Specs and talents:
- Standard Prot build (8/5/38)
- Maximum TPS with impale (17/3/31) Sort-of viable with BWL-BiS gear and ZG-enchants.

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GEAR:

Helms:
- Enchanted Thorium Helm (BoE, Crafted with BS)
- Gyth's Skull (Gyth, UBRS)
- Golem Skull Helm (Magmus, BRD)

Necks:
- Medallion of Grand Marshal Morris (BoE)
- Evil Eye Pendant (Immolthar, DM-West)
- Verek's Collar (Verek, BRD-vault)

Shoulders:
- Stockade Pauldrons (BoE)
- Bulky Iron Spaulders (Mol'Dar and Slip'kik, DM-North)
- Bile-etched Spaulders (Immolthar, DM-West)
- Stoneform Shoulders (Kirtonos the herald, Scholo)

Cloaks:
- Redoubt Cloak (Gordok Tribute chest, DM-North)
- Shifting Cloak (BoE, Crafted with LW)
- Stoneskin Gargoyle Cape (Stonespine, rare, Strat-UD)
- The Emperor's New Cape (Emperor, BRD)
- Cloak of Warding (BoE, Crafted with tailoring)

Chests:
- Enchanted Thorium Breastplate (BoE, Crafted with BS)
- Ornate Adamantium Breastplate (Quest reward)
- Deathbone Chestplate (Several bosses, Scholo)
- Kromcrush's Chestplate (Kromcrush, DM-North)

Bracers:
- Bracers of Might (BoE)
- Fel Hardened Bracers (Summoned warlock dreadsteed-quest boss in DM-West)
- Vigorsteel Vambraces (Darkmaster Gandling, Scholo)
- Runed Golem Shackles (BoE)
- Bracers of Valor (BoE)

Gloves:
- Stonegrip Gauntlets (BoE)
- Force Imbued Gauntlets (Illyanna Ravenoak, DM-West)
- Cragfists of the Bear/Monkey (Ancient Stone Keeper, Ulduaman)

Belt:
- Belt of Might (BoE)
- Stalwart Clutch (Quest reward, Burning Steppes)

Legs:
- Enchanted Thorium Leggings (BoE, Crafted with BS)
- Legplates of the Eternal Guardian (Tomb of the seven, BRD)
- Slagplate Leggings (Quest reward, Searing Gorge)
- Warmaster Legguards (Rend, UBRS)
- Wraithplate Leggings (Jandice Barov, Scholo)

Boots:
- Boots of Avoidance (BoE)
- Boots of Valor (Kirtonos the Herald, Scholo)
- Master Cannoneer Boots (Cannon Master Willey, Strat-living)
- Shalehusk Boots (Panzor the Invincible, rare in BRD)
- Eschewal Greaves (Quest reward, Orgrimmar/Teldrassil)

Ring #1:
- Drakeclaw Band of the Monkey/Stamina (Patroling Drakes, Sunken Temple)
- Don Julio's Band (AV-exalted)
- Myrmidon's Signet (BoE)
- Hardened Stone Band (BoE)
- Band of Flesh (Ramstein, Strat-UD)

Ring #2:
- Drakeclaw Band of the Monkey/Stamina (Patroling Drakes, Sunken Temple)
- Don Julio's Band (AV-exalted)
- Myrmidon's Signet (BoE)
- Hardened Stone Band (BoE)
- Band of Flesh (Ramstein, Strat-UD)

Trinket #1:
- Force of Will (General Angerforge, BRD)
- Frostwolf Insignia Rank 6 (Quest reward/Exalted AV-faction)
- Vigilance Charm (Immolthar, DM-West)
- Mark of the Chosen (Quest reward, Desolace)
- Demon's Blood (Quest reward, Blasted Lands)

Trinket #2:
- Force of Will (General Angerforge, BRD)
- Frostwolf Insignia Rank 6 (Quest reward/Exalted AV-faction)
- Vigilance Charm (Immolthar, DM-West)
- Mark of the Chosen (Quest reward, Desolace)
- Demon's Blood (Quest reward, Blasted Lands)

Weapons (Rage-capped maximum TPS):
- Alcor's Sunrazor (BoP until patch 1.9/AQ release) - 2nd Game-bis TPS weapon after TF.
- Finkle's Skinner (The beast, UBRS)
- Julie's Dagger (BoE)
- Scarlet Kris (BoE)
- Bonescraper (Baron, Strat-UD)
- Darrowspike (Quest reward, Scholo)
- Lifeforce Dirk (Quest reward, Tanaris/Sunken Temple)

Weapons (Non-rage-capped defensive tanking):
- Quel'Serrar (Quest reward, Foror's Compendium from Dire Maul book with the same name).
- Timeworn Mace (Prince Tortheldrin, DM-West)
- Bone Slicing Hatchet (Maleki the Pallid, Strat-UD)
- Hedgecutter (Guard Mol'Dar or Guard Slip-kik, DM-North)

Shields:
- Draconian Deflector (General Drakkisath, UBRS)
- The Immovable Object (AV-exalted)
- Barrier Shield (Gordok Tribute chest, DM-North)

Ranged:
- Satyr's Bow (Zevrim Thornhoof, DM-East)
- Gorewood Bow (Quest reward, EPL)
- Carapace Spine Crossbow (Nerub'enkan, Strat-UD)
- Willey's Portable Howitzer (Cannon Master Willey, Strat-living)


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ENCHANTS:

Recommended enhants for each slot varies depending on play-style, role (MT, OT), speed of weapon, content being done etc but here is what I recommend in each slot:

Head:
- 100hp (Libram of Constitution)
- 1% Dodge (Libram of Protection)

Shoulders:
- 5 all resistances (Require Argent Dawn exalted)
- 5 Fire resistance

Cloak:
- 7 Fire resistance (Depends on content being done).
- 3 agi (Dodge, crit and a tiny bit of armor.
- 70 armor

Chest:
- 100hp
- 3 defence (Core Armor Kit)
- +4 all stats

Bracers:
- 9 stamina
- 3def (enchanting)

Gloves:
- 3 defence (Core Armor Kit)
- 7 agi

Legs:
- 100hp (Libram of Constitution)
- 1% Dodge (Libram of Protection)

Boots:
- 3 def (Core Armor Kit)
- 7 stamina

Weapon 1.3 speed or other dagger:
- Lifestealing (35% proc-chance on 1.3 and averages around 5-10 TPS).
- 15 agi (0,75% crit and 0,75% dodge and a tiny bit of armor. Best over-all enchant).
- 5 damage.
- Crusader (tested this extensively, the uptime is terrible for faster weapons such as Finkles of Alcors and averages a PPM of 0,4. TPS-value approximately and very roughly around 5 TPS.

Weapon 2.0 speed (Or around 2.0):
- Crusader (Around 1 PPM on Quel'Serrar) I'm using this on my Sword.
- 15 agi.
- Lifestealing (Not tested).

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BONUS SECTION: AoE Tanking (pre-raid).

Helm:
- Electromagnetic Gigaflux Reactivator (Mekgineer Thermaplugg, Gnomeregan). Great for pulling a large pack and getting some solid initial aggro on them. The use-effect also puts a thorns buff on you that does 5 damage to all attackers for the next 10 minutes (The buff persists even when changing helms).

Cloak:
- Cloak of Flames (BoE).

Gloves:
- Razor Gauntlets (Alzzin the Wildshaper, DM-East).

Ring:
- Naglering (Golem Lord Argelmach, BRD).

Trinket #1:
- Chained Essence of Eranikus (Quest reward, Sunken Temple).
- Ramstein's Lightning Bolts (Ramstein the Gorger, Strat-UD).
- Hand of Justice (Emperor, BRD).

Trinket #2:
- Mark of the Chosen (Quest reward, Desolace/Maraudon). Basically constant buff of +25 all stats when aoe-tanking large packs.

Weapon:
- Ironfoe (Emperor, BRD). Lifestealing on this one. Proc rate is incredibly high and provide alot more TPS than Crusader does.
- Thrash Blade (Quest reward, Maraudon). Lifestealing here aswell.
- Flurry Axe (BoE). Lifestealing.
- Quel'Serrar (Quest reward, Diremaul book). Crusader or 15agi.

Shield:
- Force Reactive Disk (300 Engineering required to wear). Thorium shield spike.
- Skullflame Shield (BoE). Thorium shield spike.
- Crest of Retribution (Ramstein the Gorger, Strat-UD). Thorium shield spike.

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Changelog:

EDIT #1: If anyone have any comments, suggestions, addition, questions or even proc-data on items/enchants please post it bellow.

EDIT #2: Added a few items.

EDIT #3: Added bile-etched Spaulders and Stoneform Shoulders

EDIT #4: Added html links for libram enchants and armor kits, changed order of priority.

EDIT #5: Changed TPS value of Lifestealing after further testing.

EDIT #6: Added several specs.

EDIT #7: Added an OT spec with 3/5 imp demoshout since you only need 5/5 if a lock is using CoR on the boss. This due to a comment in Armilus protection thread.

EDIT #8: Added a bonus section for AoE-tanking gear (Pre-raid).

EDIT #9: Added colors to the items listed indicating rarity (uncommon/rare/epic).

EDIT #10: Removed irrelevant talet-specs and changed current ones. Improved demoshout is not really a requirement in current content, even with CoR.

EDIT #11, 2016-03-01: Alcors Sunrazor has now been changed to BoP (changing back to BoE with patch 1.9/AQ release).
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Last edited by St0rfan on Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:07 am, edited 67 times in total.
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Re: [GUIDE] Protection Pre-Raid-BiS-List

by vido » Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:31 pm

Very nice guide, though it could use a couple more additions namely t1 BoEs, AV exalted shield/ring and satyr's bow. 1% dodge isn't inherently inferior to 100 hp though for current BWL progression you would definitely want to to stack that health for those broodlord mortal strikes and nefarian warrior calls.

Also with +15 agility released I don't think tank enchants are even debateable now since it looks far superior to any other option.
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Re: [GUIDE] Protection Pre-Raid-BiS-List

by St0rfan » Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:04 pm

vido wrote:Very nice guide, though it could use a couple more additions namely t1 BoEs, AV exalted shield/ring and satyr's bow. 1% dodge isn't inherently inferior to 100 hp though for current BWL progression you would definitely want to to stack that health for those broodlord mortal strikes and nefarian warrior calls.

Also with +15 agility released I don't think tank enchants are even debateable now since it looks far superior to any other option.


Thank you for your suggestion. The list has now been updated. Please report thread for sticky if you find it useful.
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Re: [GUIDE] Protection Pre-Raid-BiS-List

by ChargingMoose » Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:45 am

Damn, I had written all this out with a plan to post it, but this looks exactly like what I got. Only thing I might add is Darrowspike above Lifeforce Dirk for threat. It's the next best thing if people aren't going to buy Scarlet Kris or Julie's. Definitely favorited this page.
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Re: [GUIDE] Protection Pre-Raid-BiS-List

by Brunchkin » Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:55 am

Good list. Saw that these were missing.

Legplates of Vigilance
http://db.vanillagaming.org/?item=22328
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Re: [GUIDE] Protection Pre-Raid-BiS-List

by St0rfan » Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:48 am

ChargingMoose wrote:Damn, I had written all this out with a plan to post it, but this looks exactly like what I got. Only thing I might add is Darrowspike above Lifeforce Dirk for threat. It's the next best thing if people aren't going to buy Scarlet Kris or Julie's. Definitely favorited this page.

Thank you for your suggestion. There are several other daggers too that are under 1.5 speed that I plan to add.

Brunchkin wrote:Good list. Saw that these were missing.

Legplates of Vigilance
http://db.vanillagaming.org/?item=22328

These legs are not available yet and that is why I didnt add them to the list. They will be added with the same patch that enables tier 0.5 quest chain, which would be patch 1.10 or 1.11 meaning late spring 2016.
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Re: [GUIDE] Protection Pre-Raid-BiS-List

by Faustz » Thu Oct 01, 2015 1:26 pm

vido wrote:Very nice guide, though it could use a couple more additions namely t1 BoEs, AV exalted shield/ring and satyr's bow. 1% dodge isn't inherently inferior to 100 hp though for current BWL progression you would definitely want to to stack that health for those broodlord mortal strikes and nefarian warrior calls.

Also with +15 agility released I don't think tank enchants are even debateable now since it looks far superior to any other option.


Definitely agree here. I don't think 1% dodge is worse at all depending on your role, but you need to be smart about balancing stam and avoidance. Personally I can reach 10.7k hp in BWL with dodge librams with full raid buffs, DM, flask and consumables (lung juice ftw). Adding any more to that would just be overkill for this level of content. For a fresh geared blue tank there is no question you want the hp though.
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Re: [GUIDE] Protection Pre-Raid-BiS-List

by St0rfan » Thu Oct 01, 2015 3:17 pm

Added a few more items.
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Re: [GUIDE] Protection Pre-Raid-BiS-List

by Pottu » Thu Oct 01, 2015 4:42 pm

Stickied. Please keep the list updated.
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Re: [GUIDE] Protection Pre-Raid-BiS-List

by St0rfan » Thu Oct 01, 2015 5:24 pm

Pottu wrote:Stickied. Please keep the list updated.


Thank you. I will once deathbone and other def-items are updated. Which patch is that? 1.10?
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