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3v3 Protection Paladin

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This is a guide about how to build Protection Paladins for 3v3 . It summarizes what is working for the highest-rated players: stat priority, legendary, trinkets, gems, enchantments, talents, PvP talents, covenants, soulbinds, and conduits.

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Class Protection Paladin
Activity 3v3
Number of players 21
Highest rating 2646
Lowest rating 2017

Stat Priority

+175
10% Crit
+441
13% Hast
+97
11% Mast
+1290
32% Vers

Based on the average stat bonuses observed on the gear of the 21 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the stat priority is:

  1. Versatility
  2. Haste
  3. Critical Strike
  4. Mastery

Race

Based on the 21 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the character races to choose are:

  1. Tauren icon.
    T

    Tauren

    12
  2. Blood Elf icon.
    B

    Blood Elf

    5
  3. Draenei icon.
    D

    Draenei

    2
  4. Human icon.
    H

    Human

    2

Legendary

Based on the gear observed on the 21 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the legendary items to use are:

  1. The Magistrate's Judgment legendary item icon.
    T

    The Magistrate's Judgment - Ring 1

    7

    Judgment has a 45% chance to reduce the cost of your next Holy Power spender by 1.

  2. Reign of Endless Kings legendary item icon.
    R

    Reign of Endless Kings - Hands

    6

    When you drop below 20% health, you become infused with Guardian of the Ancient Kings for 4 sec. This cannot occur again for 45 sec.

  3. The Mad Paragon legendary item icon.
    T

    The Mad Paragon - Feet

    3

    Hammer of Wrath deals 30% additional damage and extends the duration of Avenging Wrath by 1 sec.

  4. Reign of Endless Kings legendary item icon.
    R

    Reign of Endless Kings - Chest

    2

    When you drop below 20% health, you become infused with Guardian of the Ancient Kings for 4 sec. This cannot occur again for 45 sec.

  5. Shock Barrier legendary item icon.
    S

    Shock Barrier - Legs

    1

    Holy Shock protects the target with a shield of Holy Light for 18 sec, absorbing damage equal to 20% of the Holy Shock every 6 sec. Can protect up to 5 targets.

Trinkets

Based on the gear observed on the 21 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the trinkets to use are:

  1. Unchained Gladiator's Shackles of Malediction item icon.
    U

    Unchained Gladiator's Shackles of Malediction

    17

    Ilvl 246
    Stats
    +93 strength
    Effects
    Use: Shackles an enemy, inflicting 13,112 Shadow damage and absorbing 19,668 healing over 4 sec. You are slowed by 50% while shackling. (3 Min Cooldown)
    Rank Duelist

  2. Sinful Gladiator's Medallion item icon.
    S

    Sinful Gladiator's Medallion

    13

    Ilvl 226
    Stats
    +77 strength
    Effects
    Use: Removes all movement impairing effects and all effects which cause loss of control of your character. (2 Min Cooldown)
    Rank Duelist

  3. Unchained Aspirant's Medallion item icon.
    U

    Unchained Aspirant's Medallion

    3

    Ilvl 203
    Stats
    +62 strength
    Effects
    Use: Removes all movement impairing effects and all effects which cause loss of control of your character. (2 Min Cooldown)

  4. Unchained Gladiator's Medallion item icon.
    U

    Unchained Gladiator's Medallion

    2

    Ilvl 246
    Stats
    +93 strength
    Effects
    Use: Removes all movement impairing effects and all effects which cause loss of control of your character. (2 Min Cooldown)
    Rank Duelist

  5. Sinful Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity item icon.
    S

    Sinful Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity

    2

    Ilvl 226
    Stats
    +101 haste
    Effects
    Equip: Your spells and abilities have a chance to grant 172 primary stat for 20 sec.
    Rank Elite

Gems

Based on the sockets observed on the 21 highest Protection Paladins in 3v3, the gems to use are:

  1. Quick Jewel Cluster icon.
    Q

    Quick Jewel Cluster

    28

    +16 Haste

  2. Versatile Jewel Cluster icon.
    V

    Versatile Jewel Cluster

    27

    +16 Versatility

  3. Straddling Jewel Doublet icon.
    S

    Straddling Jewel Doublet

    2

    Speed increased by 13 for each Shadowlands gem you have socketed.

  4. Straddling Sage Agate icon.
    S

    Straddling Sage Agate

    1

    +5% Movement Speed

  5.  icon.

    1

Back Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 21 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the enchantments to use on the Back item are:

  1. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed

    15

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & Minor Speed Increase

  2. Enchant Cloak - Soul Vitality enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Soul Vitality

    4

    Enchanted: +30 Stamina

  3. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Leech enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Leech

    1

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & +30 Leech

Chest Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 21 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the enchantments to use on the Chest item are:

  1. Enchant Chest - Eternal Stats enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Stats

    16

    Enchanted: Primary Stats +30

  2. Enchant Chest - Eternal Bounds enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Bounds

    2

    Enchanted: +20 Intellect & +6% Mana

  3. Enchant Chest - Sacred Stats enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Sacred Stats

    1

    Enchanted: Primary Stats +20

Wrist Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 21 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the enchantments to use on the Wrist item are:

  1. Enchant Bracers - Eternal Intellect enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Bracers - Eternal Intellect

    10

    Enchanted: +15 Intellect

  2. Enchant Bracers - Shaded Hearthing enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Bracers - Shaded Hearthing

    4

    Enchanted: Shaded Hearthing

Hands Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 21 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the enchantments to use on the Hands item are:

  1. Enchant Gloves - Eternal Strength enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Gloves - Eternal Strength

    17

    Enchanted: +15 Strength

  2. Enchant Gloves - Strength of Soul enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Gloves - Strength of Soul

    1

    Enchanted: +10 Strength

Feet Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 21 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the enchantments to use on the Feet item are:

  1. Enchant Boots - Soul Treads enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Boots - Soul Treads

    4

    Enchanted: Soul Treads

  2. Enchant Boots - Agile Soulwalker enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Boots - Agile Soulwalker

    1

    Enchanted: +10 Agility

  3. Enchant Boots - Eternal Agility enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Boots - Eternal Agility

    1

    Enchanted: +15 Agility

Ring Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 21 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the enchantments to use on the Ring items are:

  1. Enchant Ring - Tenet of Versatility enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Versatility

    24

    Enchanted: +16 Versatility

  2. Enchant Ring - Tenet of Haste enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Haste

    17

    Enchanted: +16 Haste

Main Hand Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 21 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the enchantments to use on the Main Hand item are:

  1. Enchant Weapon - Celestial Guidance enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Celestial Guidance

    19

    Enchanted: Celestial Guidance

  2. Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation

    1

    Enchanted: Sinful Revelation

  3. Enchant Weapon - Ascended Vigor enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Ascended Vigor

    1

    Enchanted: Ascended Vigor

Talents

Based on the talents observed on 21 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the talents to use are:

    1. Blessed Hammer talent icon.
      B
      20

      Blessed Hammer

      Throws a Blessed Hammer that spirals outward, dealing 124 Holy damage to enemies and reducing the next damage they deal to you by 340. Generates 1 Holy Power.

    2. Holy Shield talent icon.
      H
      1

      Holy Shield

      Your block chance is increased by 15%, you are able to block spells, and your successful blocks deal 121 Holy damage to your attacker.

    3. Redoubt talent icon.
      R
      0

      Redoubt

      Shield of the Righteous increases your Strength and Stamina by 2% for 10 sec, stacking up to 3.

    1. Crusader's Judgment talent icon.
      C
      20

      Crusader's Judgment

      Judgment now has 2 charges, and Grand Crusader now also grants a charge of Judgment.

    2. First Avenger talent icon.
      F
      1

      First Avenger

      Avenger's Shield hits 2 additional targets, and grants you an absorb shield for 100% of all damage it deals.

    3. Moment of Glory talent icon.
      M
      0

      Moment of Glory

      Reset the cooldown of Avenger's Shield. Your next 3 Avenger's Shields have no cooldown and deal 20% additional damage.

    1. Fist of Justice talent icon.
      F
      18

      Fist of Justice

      Each Holy Power spent reduces the remaining cooldown on Hammer of Justice by 2 sec.

    2. Blinding Light talent icon.
      B
      3

      Blinding Light

      Emits dazzling light in all directions, blinding enemies within 10 yards, causing them to wander disoriented for 6 sec. Non-Holy damage will break the disorient effect.

    3. Repentance talent icon.
      R
      0

      Repentance

      Forces an enemy target to meditate, incapacitating them for 1 min. Usable against Humanoids, Demons, Undead, Dragonkin, and Giants.

    1. Cavalier talent icon.
      C
      10

      Cavalier

      Divine Steed now has 2 charges.

    2. Blessing of Spellwarding talent icon.
      B
      7

      Blessing of Spellwarding

      Blesses a party or raid member, granting immunity to magical damage and harmful effects for 10 sec. Cannot be used on a target with Forbearance. Causes Forbearance for 30 sec.

    3. Unbreakable Spirit talent icon.
      U
      4

      Unbreakable Spirit

      Reduces the cooldown of your Divine Shield, Ardent Defender, and Lay on Hands by 30%.

    1. Divine Purpose talent icon.
      D
      19

      Divine Purpose

      Holy Power abilities have a 15% chance to make your next Holy Power ability free and deal 20% increased damage and healing.

    2. Seraphim talent icon.
      S
      2

      Seraphim

      The Light magnifies your power for 15 sec, granting 8% Haste, Critical Strike, and Versatility, and 8% Mastery.

    3. Holy Avenger talent icon.
      H
      0

      Holy Avenger

      Your Holy Power generation is tripled for 20 sec.

    1. Hand of the Protector talent icon.
      H
      19

      Hand of the Protector

      Word of Glory's healing is increased by the target's missing health, on any target.

    2. Consecrated Ground talent icon.
      C
      2

      Consecrated Ground

      Your Consecration is 15% larger, and enemies within it have 50% reduced movement speed.

    3. Judgment of Light talent icon.
      J
      0

      Judgment of Light

      Judgment causes the next 25 successful attacks against the target to heal the attacker for 84.

    1. Sanctified Wrath talent icon.
      S
      11

      Sanctified Wrath

      Avenging Wrath lasts 25% longer and causes Judgment to generate 1 additional Holy Power.

    2. Righteous Protector talent icon.
      R
      9

      Righteous Protector

      Each Holy Power spent reduces the remaining cooldown on Avenging Wrath and Guardian of Ancient Kings by 1 sec.

    3. Final Stand talent icon.
      F
      1

      Final Stand

      During Divine Shield, all targets within 15 yards are taunted.

PvP Talents

Based on the talents observed on 21 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the PvP talents to use are:

  1. Guardian of the Forgotten Queen PvP talent icon.
    G

    Guardian of the Forgotten Queen

    21

  2. Shield of Virtue PvP talent icon.
    S

    Shield of Virtue

    15

  3. Judgments of the Pure PvP talent icon.
    J

    Judgments of the Pure

    12

  4. Steed of Glory PvP talent icon.
    S

    Steed of Glory

    7

  5. Unbound Freedom PvP talent icon.
    U

    Unbound Freedom

    5

Covenant

Kyrian icon.
K
8
Kyri
Necrolord icon.
N
2
Necr
Night Fae icon.
N
4
Nigh
Venthyr icon.
V
7
Vent

Based on the covenants chosen by the 21 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the covenants to pick are:

  1. Kyrian
  2. Venthyr
  3. Night Fae
  4. Necrolord

Soulbind

Based on the covenants chosen by the 21 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the soulbinds to pick are:

  1. Pelagos icon.
    P

    Pelagos

    4

    The traits to use with Pelagos are:

    1. 4

      Combat Meditation

    2. 4

      Let Go of the Past

    3. 3

      Cleansed Vestments

    4. 3

      Path of the Devoted

    5. 2

      Focusing Mantra

    6. 1

      Bond of Friendship

    7. 1

      Phial of Patience

    8. 1

      Road of Trials

  2. Theotar The Mad Duke icon.
    T

    Theotar The Mad Duke

    3

    The traits to use with Theotar The Mad Duke are:

    1. 3

      Soothing Shade

    2. 3

      Wasteland Propriety

    3. 2

      Exquisite Ingredients

    4. 2

      It's Always Tea Time

    5. 2

      Leisurely Gait

    6. 1

      Life is but an Appetizer

    7. 1

      Life of the Party

    8. 1

      Watch the Shoes!

  3. Forgelite Prime Mikanikos icon.
    F

    Forgelite Prime Mikanikos

    2

    The traits to use with Forgelite Prime Mikanikos are:

    1. 2

      Bron's Call to Action

    2. 2

      Soulglow Spectrometer

    3. 1

      Charged Additive

    4. 1

      Forgelite Filter

    5. 1

      Hammer of Genesis

    6. 1

      Regenerating Materials

    7. 1

      Resilient Plumage

    8. 1

      Soulsteel Clamps

  4. General Draven icon.
    G

    General Draven

    2

    The traits to use with General Draven are:

    1. 2

      Enduring Gloom

    2. 2

      Regenerative Stone Skin

    3. 2

      Service In Stone

    4. 2

      Superior Tactics

    5. 1

      Expedition Leader

    6. 1

      Unbreakable Body

  5. Kleia icon.
    K

    Kleia

    2

    The traits to use with Kleia are:

    1. 2

      Ascendant Phial

    2. 2

      Cleansing Rites

    3. 2

      Valiant Strikes

    4. 1

      Hope Springs Eternal

    5. 1

      Pointed Courage

    6. 1

      Resonant Accolades

    7. 1

      Spear of the Archon

potency conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 21 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the potency conduits to use are:

  1. Vengeful Shock conduit icon.
    V

    Vengeful Shock

    10

  2. Ringing Clarity conduit icon.
    R

    Ringing Clarity

    8

  3. Adaptive Armor Fragment conduit icon.
    A

    Adaptive Armor Fragment

    5

endurance conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 21 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the endurance conduits to use are:

  1. Shielding Words conduit icon.
    S

    Shielding Words

    21

  2. Royal Decree conduit icon.
    R

    Royal Decree

    15

  3. Condensed Anima Sphere conduit icon.
    C

    Condensed Anima Sphere

    8

finesse conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 21 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the finesse conduits to use are:

  1. Light's Barding conduit icon.
    L

    Light's Barding

    16

  2. Echoing Blessings conduit icon.
    E

    Echoing Blessings

    12

  3. Pure Concentration conduit icon.
    P

    Pure Concentration

    3