Rextroy is back with a new video and an unusual Arena composition build around damage reduction that helps him easily reach 2.4K MMR.

Background Information

Today, we are going to destroy the ladder with a most unusual comp, Protection Warrior / Unholy Death Knight! We already pushed 2k back in the day when Shield Slam was one shotting people, but that has been fixed.…

So now we are instead going for defense, and that is leading us all the way to 2.5k MMR! Easily obtaining the Elite achievement.

The thing that makes it so powerful, is thanks to the DK / Warrior synergy. Death Knight is insanely strong against magic, thanks to anti-magic shell, zone, and spellwarding. As well as having solid healing with Death Strike.

However Death Knight is weak to most physical comps, but thanks to having a Protection Warrior partner, we bring DKs lots of damage reduction!

Such as a permanent 40% with BodyguardIt feeds us with shield slam procs as well, which makes our DMG almost as high as our partner’s in certain cases… It will also break us out of any CC, thanks to the damage being transferred to us.

This will shut down most rogue comps, as well as hunter and mages.

We got Demoralizing Shout, which is a 25% dmg reduction for 8 seconds, every 30 seconds! Thanks to Morale Killer PvP talent.

We also got 2 charges on Shield Wall, which is given to our party members at 50% effectiveness thanks to the legendary Unbreakable Will.

Lastly, if we want even more defense, we got a 15% damage reduction debuff on an enemy, with almost permanent uptime – Shield Bash

Talents for Warriors

As stated in the video, here is a short overview of talents!

First Row – Devastator if the enemy attacks you, or if you are unsure. Otherwise Punish (20% Shield slam DMG) is good for our teammate.

Second – I go with Double time for movement, but the best one would be Storm Bolt in most cases, a stun is handy.

Third – Booming Voice Overall good for dmg and rage gain (which is survival).

Fourth – Crackling against stealthers for the opener, Bounding Stride otherwise.

Fifth – Indomitable is best so we don’t die in a stun, also really solid healing, Impending Victory is interesting and could be good if you aren’t afraid to die in a stun.

Sixth – Into the Fray / Ravager are both solid choices. Into the Fray especially since DK pets will add to the buff.

Seventh – Anger management is best overall, Bolster can make some fun burst DMG, however.


Morale Killer (always)

Bodyguard (not against pure magic, then go with the other 3)

Shield Bash OR Sword and Board (if you want defense or DMG)

As for Death Knight, I don’t have space to write it all out, but Ipanic usually stays with the same talents as his armory:…

Some changes are Necrotic Aura VS Spellwarding if he wants survival or not Abomination instead of Necrotic Wounds against Rogue / Mage to find the rogue. Against Rogue / Healer he usually goes abomination, Necrotic Aura, and Wounds.

I have not tried this comp in 3v3 but could be insane with a healer since you are immune to CC and have so many defenses to give our teammates.

You can watch the Protection Warrior and Unholy Death Knight Arena combo in the video below.