I recently leveled another warrior specifically for prot pvp / fc. I've followed the tankspot community for a long time but prot pvp doesn't seem to get alot of attention. Where is the best place to find solid information on Protection Warrior PVP? Preference on gearing, spec, gems and reforging but overall guides would be nice. Thanks in advance.
meta: i prefer stamina/spelldamage over stamina/armor
head/shoulder: get pvp enchants
cloak: 250 armor
wrist: 40 stamina
legs: tank enchant
trinket1: get res/+hitpoints on use
socket boni: if it's no +res (eg: gloves, waist) gem for pure res. Two sockets without yellow? Gem for pure res as well (eg: panties).
profession: drop at least herbalism for jc or bs
reforging: everything into mastery, just stay at your hitcap (5%)
talents: you missed the most important one besides shockwave: piercing howl!
glyphs: ph, spell reflect and faster charge, combined with blitz you can stun a LOT
But honestly i wouldn't bother playing/(learning!) a flag carrier that season, with legendary dagger incoming at the start of 2012, nasty pve burst trinkets for every class/specc and 25% healing debuff you'll have a VERY hard time staying alive beyond 4+ stacks without a well practised team.
I use Strength and Resil. I dish out a beating and I can take a beating very easily. It is very hard to kill a prot warrior the way I have mine set. I have flag carried before but my spec is designed around beating in peoples faces and can flag carry when nessecary. This spec works very well in arenas and I have survived on my own in 2v2s and beat teams of two rogues and two frost mages that were both way beyond my rating. It is a great spec. If you have any other questions let me know