[Level 60] Protection Warrior Twink Guide

Twinks are a fairly common term in World of Warcraft, and the history of it goes back to the WoW Vanilla. Until patch 3.2.0, which introduced a feature to allow character to disable experience gain, characters stopped gaining XP by different means to Twink at the desired level. For example, not questing or killing mobs. This made twinks to stay at major cities and only join Battlegrounds. Protection Warriors are a good choice for Twinking a Tank.

Twinks are below level cap player characters who have gained powerful and uncommon gear for their level in their equipment slots. These powerful items can be made stronger with the best possible enhancements such as expensive weapon enchants, leg patches and BoE/BoP greens, blues or epics.
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You can disable your XP gain by talking to Slahtz (Horde), or Behsten (Alliance).

Why have a twink character?

Twinks are used for a variety of reasons. In the early days of WoW, they were only used for Battlegrounds. But now that you can lock your XP gain, you can use them for Raids and dungeons and etc. You also might want to experience an expansion that you liked, or just see what it looks like. Here, we will be talking about level 60 twinks and you might wonder why not play Classic instead? There are a lot of quality of life changes that happened between Classic and Retail and for some people its a great deal. Sometimes you just want to experience a part of Classic, without putting effort into the other areas (i.e leveling). With that in mind lets see how to Twink!

In this guide, we will be talking about Protection Warrior, a strong tank choice with good damage output and good defensives. A solid choice for tanking.

Stats Priority

PvE Stats priority for Protection Warrior Twink is Stamina/Strength > Haste > Versatility > Crit > Other secondary.

Haste reduce your global cooldown and also reduce some abilities cooldown, which is why its ideal to have.

Versatility reduces damage taken which is a strong stats for tanking, but not better than haste.

The reason for other secondary stats (i.e dodge, parry) priority is lower than critical, is that you get them from your BiS gear.

From your BiS gears, you dont get enough haste. So don’t bother with Start priority.

Gears

Do note that there is not a single BiS for most of the slots. Instead the BiS said down below is based on stats and availability. Protection Warrior Twink BiS is close to Fury, but with some difference. If you can’t obtain a item listed here, go for a similar item, stats wise.

Head
  • Circle’s Stalwart Helmet :
    it’s an optimal choice. It is rewarded from the quest Saving the Sporeloks. The reason why this is the best option is that it have 3 socket slots, and its available. You want to use stamina/strength sockets for extra survival or damage.
  • Conqueror’s Crown :
    Its another option with low stats value. Aim for this if you can’t get the other one. Rewarded from Conqueror’s Crown.
  • Dreadnaught Helmet :
    You can buy this item from Black Market Auction House. Be ready to spend a lot of gold for it. Good choice, better than Conqueror’s Crown and possibly Circle’s helmet. This set in general is good for Protection Warrior Twinks, if you can you hand on all of its part.
Neck
Shoulder
Back
Chest
Wrist
Hands
  • Ironblade Gauntlets :
    Dropped by The Maker, located at The Blood Furnace. Great stat budget, try to aim for this. If you don’t want to go for this pick something similar.
Waist
Legs
Feet
Rings
Trinkets
Weapon/Shield

Enchants and Sockets

For enchants, try to go for stamina for survival or strength for damage output. All slots have stamina enchants available, but for neck, you can go for Versatility enchant. For Shoulder Enchant, go for the one your profession offers and have defensive value.

For sockets, Always go for stamina or strength.

Talents

Talent choice for Protection Warrior Twink is straight forward, go for this build.

Warrior protection level 60 talents

For PvP talents, get Morale Killer or Sword and Board

That’s it for Protection Warrior twinks! You can read our class guides from here.

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