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 30
Highest rating 2778
Lowest rating 1598

Stat Priority

+302
14% Crit
+410
12% Hast
+659
27% Mast
+1212
30% Vers

Based on the average stat bonuses observed on the gear of the 30 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the stat priority is:

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

Race

Based on the 30 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the character races to choose are:

  1. Tauren icon.
    T

    Tauren

    13
  2. Blood Elf icon.
    B

    Blood Elf

    11
  3. Human icon.
    H

    Human

    3
  4. Lightforged Draenei icon.
    L

    Lightforged Draenei

    2
  5. Dwarf icon.
    D

    Dwarf

    1

Legendary

Based on the gear observed on the 30 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the legendary items to use are:

  1. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Ring

    19

    Gain the legendary effect of Duty-Bound Gavel: Vanquisher's Hammer gains 1 additional charge. An additional cast of Word of Glory will automatically trigger Shield of the Righteous.

  2. Reign of Endless Kings legendary item icon.
    R

    Reign of Endless Kings - Neck

    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. Reign of Endless Kings legendary item icon.
    R

    Reign of Endless Kings - Wrist

    5

    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.

  4. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Feet

    5

    Gain the legendary effect of Duty-Bound Gavel: Vanquisher's Hammer gains 1 additional charge. An additional cast of Word of Glory will automatically trigger Shield of the Righteous.

  5. Uther's Devotion legendary item icon.
    U

    Uther's Devotion - Neck

    4

    Your Blessing of Freedom, Blessing of Sacrifice, and Blessing of Spellwarding cooldowns are reduced by 1 sec per Holy Power spent.

Trinkets

Based on the gear observed on the 30 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the trinkets to use are:

  1. Cosmic Gladiator's Medallion item icon.
    C

    Cosmic Gladiator's Medallion

    22

    Ilvl 275
    Stats
    +122 strength
    Effects
    Use: Removes all movement impairing effects and all effects which cause loss of control of your character. (2 Min Cooldown)
    Set
    Set: Increases your Strength by 175 and Stamina by 350 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.
    Rank Elite

  2. Cosmic Gladiator's Eternal Aegis item icon.
    C

    Cosmic Gladiator's Eternal Aegis

    10

    Ilvl 275
    Stats
    +122 strength
    Effects
    Use: Activate the defenses, absorbing 50% of all Magic damage taken, up to 25,123, persisting for 15 sec. Cosmic damage is fully absorbed. (2 Min Cooldown)
    Set
    Set: Increases your Strength by 175 and Stamina by 350 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.
    Rank Elite

  3. Cosmic Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity item icon.
    C

    Cosmic Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity

    9

    Ilvl 275
    Stats
    +126 critical-strike
    Effects
    Use: Increases primary stat by 322 for 15 sec. (1 Min Cooldown)
    Set
    Set: Increases your Strength by 175 and Stamina by 350 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.
    Rank Elite

  4. Cosmic Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity item icon.
    C

    Cosmic Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity

    8

    Ilvl 275
    Stats
    +126 haste
    Effects
    Equip: Your spells and abilities have a chance to grant 272 primary stat for 20 sec.
    Set
    Set: Increases your Strength by 175 and Stamina by 350 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.
    Rank Elite

  5. Cosmic Gladiator's Resonator item icon.
    C

    Cosmic Gladiator's Resonator

    3

    Ilvl 275
    Stats
    +122 strength
    Effects
    Use: Throw the cosmic resonator which explodes after 4 sec, dealing 21,475 Cosmic damage split between all nearby enemies. Damage is increased for each enemy struck, up to 5 enemies. (2 Min Cooldown)
    Set
    Set: Increases your Strength by 175 and Stamina by 350 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.
    Rank Elite

Tier Set

Based on the gear observed on the 30 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the tier set items to use are:

  1. Luminous Chevalier's Casque item icon.
    L

    Luminous Chevalier's Casque

    29

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +132 strength
    +279 stamina
    +77 haste
    +103 versatility
    +77 leech
    Set
    Set: Casting Shield of the Righteous increases your Block chance by 4% for 15 sec, stacking up to 3 times.
    Set: When you take damage, you have a chance equal to 100% of your Block chance to cast Judgment at your attacker.
    Rank Mythic

  2. Luminous Chevalier's Epaulettes item icon.
    L

    Luminous Chevalier's Epaulettes

    28

    Ilvl 285
    Stats
    +106 strength
    +227 stamina
    +91 critical-strike
    +47 versatility
    Set
    Set: Casting Shield of the Righteous increases your Block chance by 4% for 15 sec, stacking up to 3 times.
    Set: When you take damage, you have a chance equal to 100% of your Block chance to cast Judgment at your attacker.
    Rank Mythic

  3. Luminous Chevalier's Gauntlets item icon.
    L

    Luminous Chevalier's Gauntlets

    28

    Ilvl 275
    Stats
    +96 strength
    +202 stamina
    +39 haste
    +94 mastery
    Enchant
    +15 Strength
    Set
    Set: Casting Shield of the Righteous increases your Block chance by 4% for 15 sec, stacking up to 3 times.
    Set: When you take damage, you have a chance equal to 100% of your Block chance to cast Judgment at your attacker.
    Rank Elite

  4. Luminous Chevalier's Robes item icon.
    L

    Luminous Chevalier's Robes

    22

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +132 strength
    +279 stamina
    +117 critical-strike
    +62 mastery
    Set
    Set: Casting Shield of the Righteous increases your Block chance by 4% for 15 sec, stacking up to 3 times.
    Set: When you take damage, you have a chance equal to 100% of your Block chance to cast Judgment at your attacker.
    Rank Mythic

  5. Luminous Chevalier's Plackart item icon.
    L

    Luminous Chevalier's Plackart

    14

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +132 strength
    +279 stamina
    +54 critical-strike
    +125 haste
    Enchant
    Primary Stats +30
    Set
    Set: Casting Shield of the Righteous increases your Block chance by 4% for 15 sec, stacking up to 3 times.
    Set: When you take damage, you have a chance equal to 100% of your Block chance to cast Judgment at your attacker.
    Rank Mythic

Gems

Based on the sockets observed on the 30 highest Protection Paladins in 3v3, the gems to use are:

  1. Masterful Jewel Cluster icon.
    M

    Masterful Jewel Cluster

    71

    +16 Mastery

  2. Versatile Jewel Cluster icon.
    V

    Versatile Jewel Cluster

    37

    +16 Versatility

  3. Quick Jewel Cluster icon.
    Q

    Quick Jewel Cluster

    14

    +16 Haste

  4. Straddling Jewel Doublet icon.
    S

    Straddling Jewel Doublet

    11

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

  5. Straddling Sage Agate icon.
    S

    Straddling Sage Agate

    8

    +5% Movement Speed

Back Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 30 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

    26

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & Minor Speed Increase

  2. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Leech enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Leech

    1

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & +30 Leech

  3. Enchant Cloak - Soul Vitality enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Soul Vitality

    1

    Enchanted: +30 Stamina

Chest Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 30 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

    24

    Enchanted: Primary Stats +30

  2. Enchant Chest - Eternal Bounds enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Bounds

    4

    Enchanted: +20 Intellect & +6% Mana

  3. Enchant Chest - Eternal Skirmish enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Skirmish

    1

    Enchanted: Eternal Skirmish

Wrist Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 30 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

    13

    Enchanted: +15 Intellect

  2. Enchant Bracers - Shaded Hearthing enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Bracers - Shaded Hearthing

    3

    Enchanted: Shaded Hearthing

Hands Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 30 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

    26

    Enchanted: +15 Strength

Feet Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 30 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

    6

    Enchanted: Soul Treads

  2. Enchant Boots - Eternal Agility enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Boots - Eternal Agility

    2

    Enchanted: +15 Agility

Ring Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 30 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the enchantments to use on the Ring items are:

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Mastery

    33

    Enchanted: +16 Mastery

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Versatility

    21

    Enchanted: +16 Versatility

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Haste

    6

    Enchanted: +16 Haste

Main Hand Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 30 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

    26

    Enchanted: Celestial Guidance

  2. Enchant Weapon - Ascended Vigor enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Ascended Vigor

    2

    Enchanted: Ascended Vigor

  3. Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation

    1

    Enchanted: Sinful Revelation

Talents

Based on the talents observed on 30 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the talents to use are:

    1. Holy Shield talent icon.
      H
      26

      Holy Shield

      Your block chance is increased by 15%, you are able to block spells, and your successful blocks deal 120 Holy damage to your attacker.

    2. Blessed Hammer talent icon.
      B
      4

      Blessed Hammer

      Throws a Blessed Hammer that spirals outward, dealing 120 Holy damage to enemies and reducing the next damage they deal to you by 340. Generates 1 Holy Power.

    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
      27

      Crusader's Judgment

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

    2. First Avenger talent icon.
      F
      3

      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
      25

      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
      2

      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
      14

      Cavalier

      Divine Steed now has 2 charges.

    2. Blessing of Spellwarding talent icon.
      B
      11

      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
      5

      Unbreakable Spirit

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

    1. Divine Purpose talent icon.
      D
      22

      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
      8

      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
      23

      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
      6

      Consecrated Ground

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

    3. Judgment of Light talent icon.
      J
      1

      Judgment of Light

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

    1. Righteous Protector talent icon.
      R
      22

      Righteous Protector

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

    2. Sanctified Wrath talent icon.
      S
      8

      Sanctified Wrath

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

    3. Final Stand talent icon.
      F
      0

      Final Stand

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

PvP Talents

Based on the talents observed on 30 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

    29

  2. Shield of Virtue PvP talent icon.
    S

    Shield of Virtue

    21

  3. Judgments of the Pure PvP talent icon.
    J

    Judgments of the Pure

    15

  4. Luminescence PvP talent icon.
    L

    Luminescence

    6

  5. Steed of Glory PvP talent icon.
    S

    Steed of Glory

    6

Covenant

Kyrian icon.
K
2
Kyri
Necrolord icon.
N
23
Necr
Night Fae icon.
N
5
Nigh
Venthyr icon.
V
0
Vent

Based on the covenants chosen by the 30 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the covenants to pick are:

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

Soulbind

Based on the covenants chosen by the 30 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the soulbinds to pick are:

  1. Plague Deviser Marileth icon.
    P

    Plague Deviser Marileth

    20

    The traits to use with Plague Deviser Marileth are:

    1. 20

      Kevin's Oozeling

    2. 20

      Ultimate Form

    3. 20

      Volatile Solvent

    4. 16

      Plagueborn Cleansing Slime

    5. 11

      Ooz's Frictionless Coating

    6. 10

      Undulating Maneuvers

    7. 10

      Viscous Trail

    8. 9

      Plaguey's Preemptive Strike

    9. 4

      Kevin's Keyring

  2. Bonesmith Heirmir icon.
    B

    Bonesmith Heirmir

    3

    The traits to use with Bonesmith Heirmir are:

    1. 3

      Carver's Eye

    2. 3

      Forgeborne Reveries

    3. 3

      Mnemonic Equipment

    4. 2

      Heirmir's Arsenal: Marrowed Gemstone

    5. 2

      Resourceful Fleshcrafting

    6. 2

      Runeforged Spurs

    7. 1

      Bonesmith's Satchel

    8. 1

      Heirmir's Arsenal: Ravenous Pendant

    9. 1

      Serrated Spaulders

  3. Dreamweaver icon.
    D

    Dreamweaver

    2

    The traits to use with Dreamweaver are:

    1. 2

      Dream Delver

    2. 2

      Field of Blossoms

    3. 2

      Podtender

    4. 2

      Somnambulist

    5. 2

      Soothing Voice

    6. 2

      Waking Dreams

  4. 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

      Effusive Anima Accelerator

    3. 2

      Forgelite Filter

    4. 2

      Hammer of Genesis

    5. 2

      Soulglow Spectrometer

    6. 1

      Regenerating Materials

    7. 1

      Resilient Plumage

  5. Korayn icon.
    K

    Korayn

    1

    The traits to use with Korayn are:

    1. 1

      First Strike

    2. 1

      Horn of the Wild Hunt

    3. 1

      Vorkai Ambush

    4. 1

      Vorkai Sharpening Techniques

    5. 1

      Wild Hunt Strategem

    6. 1

      Wild Hunt Tactics

potency conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 30 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the potency conduits to use are:

  1. Righteous Might conduit icon.
    R

    Righteous Might

    23

  2. Vengeful Shock conduit icon.
    V

    Vengeful Shock

    13

  3. Adaptive Armor Fragment conduit icon.
    A

    Adaptive Armor Fragment

    10

endurance conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 30 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the endurance conduits to use are:

  1. Shielding Words conduit icon.
    S

    Shielding Words

    29

  2. Royal Decree conduit icon.
    R

    Royal Decree

    19

  3. Condensed Anima Sphere conduit icon.
    C

    Condensed Anima Sphere

    8

finesse conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 30 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the finesse conduits to use are:

  1. Echoing Blessings conduit icon.
    E

    Echoing Blessings

    18

  2. Light's Barding conduit icon.
    L

    Light's Barding

    15

  3. Pure Concentration conduit icon.
    P

    Pure Concentration

    4