I have no idea if there is any decent guide out there that focusses on the BiS/recommended gear for protection warriors in Challenge Modes(CM). That’s why I wanted to make a post that will give you the BiS items for the CM’s.
I will choose mostly gear that focusses on parry and mastery. Let me quickly explain why I go for this setup.
1. Parry procs the revenge glyph which gives your revenge 50% more damage
2. Mastery is the best stat to have for CM’s, simply because you will use your shield block in ever situation to keep your healers mana as high as possible and ofcourse to reduce the incomming damage(You can run CM’s with around 50% mastery which is wonderful).
The following things will be unavailable during CM’s:
1. Legendary gem doesn’t work.
2. Legendary cloak doesn’t work.
3. Set bonusses don’t work.
Here is the list of gear that in my opinion is BiS for CM’s
Pauldrons of the Last Mogu
Qian Ying Fortitude of Niuzao
Chestguard of the Prehistoric Marauder]
Throne of Thunder drops bracers with a socket on several bosses, they are BiS for CM’s cause of the socket.
Handguards of the Prehistoric Maurauder
Greatbelt of the Crendor
Archaic Protector's Legguards
Legplates of Whipping Ionization
Haunted Steel Warboots
Ring of the Iron Tomb
Galakrond Control Band
Ji-Kun’s Rising Winds
Vial of Dragon’s Blood
Qon’s Flaming Scimitar
Hellscream’s Shield Wall
Red Socket: Fine Vermilion Onyx
Yellow Socket: Fractured Sun’s Radiance
Blue Socket: Puissant Wild Jade
I’d recommend to get your 7.5 hitrating and 15% expertise, although some people might disagree on this, I am not capped, but slightly under it mostly like 0.5% or so. Afterwards, all the dodge should go into the following priority: Mastery > Parry
Nothing different then your normal enchants here. Keep it the way it is.
Glyph of Hold the line
Glyph of Heavy Repercussions
For the 3rd one, I personally use Glyph of Victory Rush simply because 30% hp in an aoe pack which goes hard on you is just a lot of selfheal. I found it saving my life a few times when making big pulls.
If you are more dps minded, I’d recommend going for Glyph of Incite
Items are ofcourse being downscaled to 463 so it doesn't matter if you have an heroic item or normal raid item or flex or even LFR. Also sometimes stats on the items downscale even lower then normal because of the sockets that you got on it, still sockets are the best way to go.
Any comments that might improve are very welcome. Until then, good luck and enjoy