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Protection Warrior Talents
Warriors who build up the protection side of the talent tree are good for group events and play but make for a slower soloing progression. However, they'll be able to take more abuse.
Improved Shield Wall – Requires twenty protection skill points and it has two ranks. It will increase the duration of your Shield wall. Rank one is 3 seconds and Rank two is 6 seconds.
Concussion Blow – Requires twenty protection skill points and it has a single rank. It will stun your foe for five seconds.
Improved Shield Bash – Requires twenty Protection skill points and it has two ranks. It will give shield bash a chance to silence for 3 seconds. Rank one is 50% and Rank two is 100%.
Shield Mastery – Requires twenty five skill points in Protection and it has three ranks. It will increase the damage absorbed by your shield. Rank one is 10%, Rank two is 20%, and Rank three is 30%.
One Handed Weapon Specialization – Requires twenty five skill points in Protection tree and there are five ranks. It will increase the damage done with one handed melee weapons, plus more rage and threat. Rank one is 2%, Rank two is 4%, Rank three is 6%, Rank four is 8%, Rank five is 10%.
Improved Defensive Stance – Requires thirty skill points in Protection and there are three ranks. Reduces all spell damage taken in Defensive Stance. Rank one is 2%, Rank two is 4%, and Rank three is 6%.
Shield Slam – Requires thirty skill points in Protection and one in Concussive blow. There is one rank where an attack with a shield will cause damage and a 50% chance to dispel a magic effect on target.
Focused Rage – Requires thirty skill points in Protection and it has three ranks. It will reduce the rage cost of all your offensive abilities. Rank one reduces by 1, Rank two reduces by 2, and Rank three reduces by 3.
Vitality – Requires thirty five skill points in Protection and it has three ranks. It will increase your stamina as well your strength. Rank one 1% stamina/2% strength, Rank two 2% stamina/4% strength, Rank three 3% stamina/6% strength, Rank four 4% stamina/8% strength, and Rank five is 5% stamina/10% strength.
Devastate – Requires forty points in protection and it has a single rank. It will instantly cause half of weapon damage plus 15 and additional threat for each application of Sunder Amor that is on enemy. Renews timer on Sunder Armor as well. Can stack.
Now you see that the Protection skill tree is all about, ironically, Protection. Its good to put skills in this even if you are going to be more Arms or Fury.
A six part series explaining the talents in the Warrior class of World of Warcraft