Arlytha's PvE Build

Paladin class icon Protection Paladin specialization icon
Protection Paladin
Dwarf race icon
Dwarf
488 ilvl
Season 3
3815 Mythic+

Arlytha (Frostmourne US) is a Top Mythic+ Protection Paladin in World of Warcraft Dragonflight Season 3, achieving a rating of 3815 with 486 ilvl equipment.

Here is the breakdown of his 10.2.6 PvE character build from , featuring stats, talents, gear, embellishments, enchantments, and gems. Use this as a reference to enhance and inspire your own Protection Paladin build.

Stat Priority

Stats are crucial attributes that directly influence a character's power in World of Warcraft. They not only determine the character's strength but also define the overall feel and playstyle. Stat bonuses can be found on various pieces of equipment, in consumables created by the Alchemy profession, certain foods, some enchantments , and gems .

It's important to note that each stat experiences diminishing returns once its equipped bonus reaches +20%. This means that optimizing a character's performance involves more than just maximizing each stat; it's about finding a balanced distribution. Here is how Arlytha's Secondary and Minor stats are distributed.

Secondary Stats
+2710
24% Critical Strike
+5894
40% Haste
+3203
30% Mastery
+3147
15% Versatility
  1. Haste
  2. Mastery
  3. Versatility
  4. Critical Strike
Minor Stats
+332
5% Avoidance
+2756
16% Leech
+250
5% Speed
  1. Leech
  2. Avoidance
  3. Speed

Class Talents

Talents are the main element defining a character's build, significantly influencing the playstyle by adding, modifying, and enhancing character abilities and behaviors. They are crucial in shaping how a character functions in battle.

Class talents represent a common tree shared across all Paladin specializations. These talents provide foundational skills and enhancements that are essential and universal to the Paladin class. They offer a range of abilities that lay the groundwork for a Paladin's overall capabilities, regardless of the chosen specialization.

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Take a peek at Arlytha's selected Class Talents below:

Lay on Hands
1
Blessing of Freedom
1
Hammer of Wrath
1
Cleanse Toxins
1
Auras of the Resolute
1
Obduracy
Auras of Swift Vengeance
Turn Evil
Fist of Justice
Divine Steed
1
Greater Judgment
1
Blinding Light
1
Cavalier
1
Seasoned Warhorse
Rebuke
1
Holy Aegis
2
Avenging Wrath
1
Justification
1
Punishment
Golden Path
1
Blessing of Sacrifice
1
Sanctified Plates
2
Blessing of Protection
Unbound Freedom
Lightforged Blessing
1
Seal of Mercy
Afterimage
Sacrifice of the Just
1
Unbreakable Spirit
1
Improved Blessing of Protection
Crusader's Reprieve
1
Strength of Conviction
Judgment of Light
Seal of Might
2
Divine Purpose
Seal of Alacrity
2
Incandescence
Faith's Armor
Of Dusk and Dawn
1
Divine Toll
1
Seal of the Crusader
2
Seal of Order
1
Divine Resonance
1
Zealot's Paragon
1

Specialization Talents

Specialization talents constitute a specialized tree, providing Protection Paladins with unique abilities and enhancements tailored to their combat style.

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Take a peek at Arlytha's selected Specialization Talents below:

Avenger's Shield
1
Holy Shield
1
Redoubt
1
Blessed Hammer
1
Grand Crusader
1
Shining Light
1
Sanctuary
1
Inspiring Vanguard
1
Ardent Defender
1
Barricade of Faith
1
Consecration in Flame
1
Consecrated Ground
Bulwark of Order
2
Blessing of Spellwarding
1
Light of the Titans
Strength in Adversity
1
Tyr's Enforcer
2
Relentless Inquisitor
Sentinel
1
Seal of Charity
Faith in the Light
Seal of Reprisal
Bastion of Light
Guardian of Ancient Kings
1
Hand of the Protector
Crusader's Judgment
1
Soaring Shield
1
Gift of the Golden Val'kyr
1
Uther's Counsel
Sanctified Wrath
1
Ferren Marcus's Fervor
Eye of Tyr
1
Resolute Defender
2
Moment of Glory
Bulwark of Righteous Fury
1
Inmost Light
1
Final Stand
1
Righteous Protector
1

PvP Talents

PvP talents are specifically tailored for player-versus-player combat scenarios. Activated in arenas, battlegrounds, and the open world with war mode enabled, these talents are designed to optimize a Protection Paladin's performance in PvP encounters. They provide specialized enhancements and strategies that give players an edge in combat against other players, reflecting the unique demands of PvP gameplay.

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Take a peek at Arlytha's selected PvP Talents below:

Hallowed Ground
Steed of Glory
1
Sacred Duty
Judgments of the Pure
Guardian of the Forgotten Queen
1
Guarded by the Light
Inquisition
Warrior of Light
Shield of Virtue
Luminescence
Aura of Reckoning
1
Searing Glare

Best In Slot And Gear

Gear consists of items that directly determine a character's power level. It can be acquired from diverse sources: dungeon, raid, world drops, crafted through various professions, obtained from PvP vendors, or chosen as rewards from the Great Vault.

Each piece of gear significantly boosts a character's overall strength and capabilities. Here are the items currently equipped by Arlytha.

Head

  1. Zealous Pyreknight's Barbute item set icon
    set
    Zealous Pyreknight's Barbute

Neck

  1. Elemental Lariat item icon
    Elemental Lariat

Shoulders

  1. Zealous Pyreknight's Ailettes item set icon
    set
    Zealous Pyreknight's Ailettes

Back

  1. Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl item icon
    Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl

Chest

  1. Zealous Pyreknight's Warplate item set icon
    set
    Zealous Pyreknight's Warplate

Wrist

  1. Zealous Pyreknight's Flameguards item icon
    Zealous Pyreknight's Flameguards

Hands

  1. Zealous Pyreknight's Jeweled Gauntlets item set icon
    set
    Zealous Pyreknight's Jeweled Gauntlets

Waist

  1. Girdle of Burgeoning Apathy item icon
    Girdle of Burgeoning Apathy

Legs

  1. Zealous Pyreknight's Cuisses item set icon
    set
    Zealous Pyreknight's Cuisses

Feet

  1. Zealous Pyreknight's Dreamstompers item icon
    Zealous Pyreknight's Dreamstompers

Ring 1

  1. Daydreamer's Glimmering Ring item icon
    Daydreamer's Glimmering Ring

Ring 2

  1. Signet of Titanic Insight item icon
    Signet of Titanic Insight

Trinket 1

  1. Prophetic Stonescales item icon
    Prophetic Stonescales

Trinket 2

  1. Cataclysmic Signet Brand item icon
    Cataclysmic Signet Brand

Main Hand

  1. Gholak, the Final Conflagration item icon
    Gholak, the Final Conflagration

Off Hand

  1. Verdant Matrix Beacon item icon
    Verdant Matrix Beacon

Embellishments

Embellishments are unique effects that can be added to crafted items, either as predefined elements in recipes or through an optional embellishment reagent, creating embellished gear. These enhancements diversify and amplify characters' capabilities.

Here are the embellishments equipped by Arlytha for the Protection Paladin specialization.

  1. Elemental Lariat embellishment item icon
    Elemental Lariat
  2. Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl embellishment item icon
    Roiling Shadowflame

Enchantments

Enchantments provide minor yet valuable enhancements to various items, including Head, Back, Chest, Wrist, Waist, Legs, Rings, Feet, Main Hand, and Off Hand.

Most enchantments are crafted via the Enchanting profession. However, Waist enchantments specifically require Blacksmithing, Legs enhancements are crafted by Leatherworkers, and Head enchantments come from the Incandescent Essence , a reward obtained through a quest in the Amirdrassil raid.

Enchantments are usually available at the auction house, making them accessible for upgrades. Here are the specific enchantments chosen by Arlytha for each equipment slot.

Head

  1. Incandescent Essence enchantment icon
    Incandescent Essence

Back

  1. Regenerative Leech enchantment icon
    Regenerative Leech

Chest

  1. Waking Stats enchantment icon
    Waking Stats

Wrist

  1. +200 Leech enchantment icon
    +200 Leech

Legs

  1. Fierce Armor Kit enchantment icon
    Fierce Armor Kit

Feet

  1. Plainsrunner's Breeze enchantment icon
    Plainsrunner's Breeze

Ring 1

  1. +82 Versatility enchantment icon
    +82 Versatility

Ring 2

  1. +82 Mastery enchantment icon
    +82 Mastery

Main Hand

  1. Wafting Devotion enchantment icon
    Wafting Devotion

Gems

Gems are crafted stones from the Jewelcrafting profession, typically offering stat bonuses to enhance your gear. These gems can be socketed into specific items such as Head, Neck, Wrist, Waist, and Rings. The presence of sockets on items is usually random upon their drop.

Notably, Neck items can be uniquely modified to have up to three sockets by using 3 Tiered Medallion Setting . Additionally, a single socket can be added to other eligible items with a Nature's Cradle , which requires 6 Aspects' Tokens of Merit obtained from the Great Vault.

Available through both the auction house and the crafting order system, here are the gems currently socketed by Arlytha.

  1. Zen Neltharite gem icon
    Zen Neltharite
    5
  2. Energized Ysemerald gem icon
    Energized Ysemerald
    2
  3. Fierce Illimited Diamond gem icon
    Fierce Illimited Diamond
    1