Classic WoW Protection Warrior Pre-Raid BiS Guide


**Updated for Dire Maul

This is the Pre-Raid Best-in-Slot Guide for Protection Warrior.  These are the items you will want to try to acquire in order to be ready for tanking Molten Core and Onyxia.

With the release of World of Warcraft Classic there has been a trend towards tanking using specs other than Protection.  This guide ignores that trend and focuses on traditional tanking gear for warriors.

Slot Name Where can I find it?
Weapon (Main-Hand): Mirah's Song Quest - Kirtonos the Herald - Scholomance
Scarlet Kris BoE World Drop
Alcor's Sunrazor BoE World Drop
Ardent Custodian BoE World Drop
Weapon: (Off-Hand): Draconian Deflector UBRS - General Drakkisath
Argent Defender The Argent Hold
Skullflame Shield BoE World Drop
Husk of Nerub'enkan Stratholme - Nerub'enkan
Helm: Golem Skull Helm BRD - Phalanx or Magmus
Lionheart Helm Crafted - Blacksmithing
Helm of the Mountain Maraudon - Landslide
Helm of Valor Scholomance - Gandling
Neck: Medallion of Grand Marshal Morris BoE World Drop
Verek's Collar BRD - Verek
Lifeblood Amulet Zul Farak - Antu'sul
Shoulder: Stockade Pauldrons BoE World Drop
Stoneform Shoulders Scholomance - Kirtonos
Ebonsteel Spaulders BRD - High Priestess Thaurissan
Back: Stoneskin Gargoyle Cape Stratholme - Stonespine
The Emperor's New Cape BRD - Emperor Thaurissan
Bloodmoon Cloak UBRS - The Beast
Chest: Deathbone Chest Scholomance - Various Bosses
Ornate Adamantium Breastplate Quest - "In Dreams" - Eastern Plaguelands
Kromcrush's Chestplate Captain Kromcrush - Dire Maul North
Invulnerable Mail Crafted - Blacksmithing
Bracers: Bracers of Might Molten Core - Trash
Vigorsteel Vambraces Scholomance - Gandling
Bracers of Valor BoE Instance Drop
Hands: Boneclenched Gauntlets Ras Frostwhisper - Scholomance
Stonegrip Gauntlets BoE World Drop
Cragfists Uldaman - Ancient Stone Keeper
Stronghold Gauntlets Crafted - Blacksmithing
Belt: Girdle of Golem Strength BoE World Drop
Deathbone Girdle Various Bosses - Scholomance
Brigam Girdle UBRS - Drakkisath
Legs: Legplates of the Eternal Guardian Blackrock Depths - Seven Dwarves
Cloudkeeper Legplates BoE World Drop
Warmaster Legguards Upper Blackrock Spire - Rend
Deathbone Legguards Various Bosses - Scholomance
Eldritch Reinforced Legplates Prince Tortheldrin - Dire Maul West
Boots: Boots of Avoidance BoE World Drop
Shalehusk Boots Blackrock Depths - Panzor
Eschewal Greaves Quest - "Calm before the Storm"
Ring: Ring of Protection Quest - "Hidden Treasures"
Ring of Defense BoE World Drop
Ring of Saviors BoE World Drop
Trinket: Hand of Justice Blackrock Depths - General Angerforge
Force of Will Blackrock Depths - Emperor Thaurissan
Demon's Blood Quest Chain - "You are Rakh'likh, Demon"
Mark of Tyranny Quest - "General Drakkisath's Demise / For the Horde!"