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#1 Skook

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 12:43 PM

Hey guys I'm a 2.1k xp RBG player (mostly on Druid/Warrior). And i'm looking to gain arena x.p/achieves (WLD) as well as being able to play RBGs 2k+.

I havnt played any Warrior this season yet and was curious as to how viable Prot Warrior is, be it Glad Stance or Anger Management specs, i'd appreciate any constructive feedback on the following questions:

In arena I'd likely be playing WLD, I'm sure arms is superior to prot due to spread pressure, but could prot work?.... Alternativly are there any superior comps for Prot Warrior in 3's?

In RBG how does Prot feel as FC currently? I'm assuming base defence would be the natural role for a Prot Warrior on non Flag maps?

Many thanks in advance!
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Posted 09 February 2015 - 01:05 PM

I think its viable, I'm playing prot warrior as a main specc.

Mainly been playing hunter/prot/druid. we can win vs everything, but a good rmd/god comp seems hard ( impossible ?) but i guess they are for everone?

as for rbg, i find prot to be more succesful as a pure damage source, if you specc wind and thunder and spam thunderclap on cooldown you can pull some very serious aoe damage while doing your single target rotation pretty much unhindered. it even can compete with moonkins overall ( after their initial cooldowns )

you can check my armory for specc/enchants if you want. search for Grandal on the eu forums
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Posted 09 February 2015 - 01:09 PM

Prot is fun, you are sort of forced to play anger management for the dispel on shield slam. Arms is better in just about every comp though, they have comparable spread damage over the course of a game but arms has more/better burst and MS.

ProtWLD is still strong though. I reckon mancleave (prot/arms/x) has potential to be pretty good too, I've only played it around 2k with a couple of people and literally the only time I've had the arms out-damage me is when the game is over in the first 20 seconds and all the arms has done is reckstorm.

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 01:19 PM

i Wouldnt reccomend playing WLD as prot, you will realise quickly that you lack ms and the strong finisher of arms.

i have played it quite often and its no secret that arms is vastly superior in that comp.
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Posted 09 February 2015 - 01:31 PM

Prot / hunter / x recks resto druid teams. The dispels are crazy.
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Posted 09 February 2015 - 01:40 PM

Thanks to everyone for the feedback!

Seems to be as I expected; Arms is superior in most (if not all) scenarios, however Prot is viable in most and fun to play.

Going to test it out for myself and see how it goes, thanks again!
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Posted 09 February 2015 - 01:44 PM

Didnt they nurf the shield slam dispel tho? :mellow:
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Posted 09 February 2015 - 02:14 PM

only for glad stance, glad stance is terrible anyway, wouldnt play it even if it still had dispell.
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Posted 09 February 2015 - 02:41 PM

For itemization I've took a look at the guides, thanks Gforce!
But I just wanted to check 4 piece with Mastery & Versatility Head is the best itemization for Prot? (I assume 4 set bonus is too good to pass up?)
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Posted 09 February 2015 - 02:45 PM

Prot / hunter / x recks resto druid teams. The dispels are crazy.


I guess you would run that comp with a BM hunter? you'd rape every mistweaver and druid out there.
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Posted 09 February 2015 - 11:14 PM

It would be pretty ridiculous with that amount of offensive dispels.
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Posted 10 February 2015 - 12:05 AM

I guess you would run that comp with a BM hunter? you'd rape every mistweaver and druid out there.


well i play survival prot druid. i dont think bm is better than surv atm.

even though 5x frenzy BW crows is pretty damn scary. the consistant preasure of surv and prot together with the secured cc from surv is superior.
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Posted 10 February 2015 - 01:42 AM

Heya I have been looking to play prot on my warrior too, and was wondering about your guy's thoughts on running a MW instead of a rdruid for Prot/Surv-BM/MW
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Posted 10 February 2015 - 02:49 AM

Heya I have been looking to play prot on my warrior too, and was wondering about your guy's thoughts on running a MW instead of a rdruid for Prot/Surv-BM/MW


well it can work i guess? my experience with mw so far is swap after bubble and they die 100% so i dunno :S
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Posted 10 February 2015 - 01:08 PM

well it can work i guess? my experience with mw so far is swap after bubble and they die 100% so i dunno :S


Curious what comp are you usually playing in 2's & 3's Grandal? Thanks!
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Posted 10 February 2015 - 01:20 PM

Curious what comp are you usually playing in 2's & 3's Grandal? Thanks!


in 2s i play resto druid prot warrior. and in 3s survival hunter prot warrior rdruid
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Posted 10 February 2015 - 01:59 PM

in 2s i play resto druid prot warrior. and in 3s survival hunter prot warrior rdruid


Awesome thanks! :)
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Posted 11 February 2015 - 01:08 AM

Prot works best with a hunter that can apply the MS effect for you. Couple that with your dispel and it becomes even better.
For WLD the MS effect of arms and the high cleave damage just compliments the lock pressure too much compared to prot.

Sadly blood dk or guardian druid outshines prot warrior as a FC. Shield barrier barely absorbs anything. Block doesn't work against casters and the lack of self heals will make you an easy target when your alone compared to the high healing of a Dk or strong mobility of a guardian.
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