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 50
Highest rating 2180
Lowest rating 1514

Stat Priority

+275
13% Crit
+513
16% Hast
+620
26% Mast
+1215
30% Vers

Based on the average stat bonuses observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the stat priority is:

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

Race

Based on the 50 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the character races to choose are:

  1. Human icon.
    H

    Human

    19
  2. Tauren icon.
    T

    Tauren

    16
  3. Blood Elf icon.
    B

    Blood Elf

    12
  4. Dwarf icon.
    D

    Dwarf

    2
  5. Lightforged Draenei icon.
    L

    Lightforged Draenei

    1

Legendary

Based on the gear observed on the 50 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the legendary items to use are:

  1. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Ring

    27

    Gain the legendary effect of Seasons of Plenty: Casting Blessing of Summer grants Equinox after 10 sec. Equinox: The effectiveness of Blessing of Summer is increased by 100% for 10 sec.

  2. Reign of Endless Kings legendary item icon.
    R

    Reign of Endless Kings - Neck

    14

    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. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Waist

    11

    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.

  4. Uther's Devotion legendary item icon.
    U

    Uther's Devotion - Neck

    10

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

  5. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Feet

    6

    Gain the legendary effect of Seasons of Plenty: Casting Blessing of Summer grants Equinox after 10 sec. Equinox: The effectiveness of Blessing of Summer is increased by 100% for 10 sec.

Trinkets

Based on the gear observed on the 50 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the trinkets to use are:

  1. Cosmic Gladiator's Medallion item icon.
    C

    Cosmic Gladiator's Medallion

    35

    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 500 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.
    Rank Elite

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

    Cosmic Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity

    14

    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 500 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

    11

    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 500 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.
    Rank Elite

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

    Cosmic Gladiator's Eternal Aegis

    9

    Ilvl 275
    Stats
    +122 strength
    Effects
    Use: Activate the defenses, absorbing 50% of all Magic damage taken, up to 25,338, persisting for 15 sec. Cosmic damage is fully absorbed. (2 Min Cooldown)
    Set
    Set: Increases your Strength by 175 and Stamina by 500 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.
    Rank Elite

  5. Eternal Aspirant's Medallion item icon.
    E

    Eternal Aspirant's Medallion

    6

    Ilvl 268
    Stats
    +114 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 500 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.

Tier Set

Based on the gear observed on the 50 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

    48

    Ilvl 298
    Stats
    +159 strength
    +353 stamina
    +83 haste
    +111 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 Duelist

  2. Luminous Chevalier's Epaulettes item icon.
    L

    Luminous Chevalier's Epaulettes

    47

    Ilvl 298
    Stats
    +119 strength
    +265 stamina
    +95 critical-strike
    +50 versatility
    +62 speed
    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 Duelist

  3. Luminous Chevalier's Gauntlets item icon.
    L

    Luminous Chevalier's Gauntlets

    47

    Ilvl 298
    Stats
    +119 strength
    +265 stamina
    +42 haste
    +103 mastery
    +62 avoidance
    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 Duelist

  4. Luminous Chevalier's Robes item icon.
    L

    Luminous Chevalier's Robes

    31

    Ilvl 298
    Stats
    +159 strength
    +353 stamina
    +126 critical-strike
    +67 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 Duelist

  5. Luminous Chevalier's Plackart item icon.
    L

    Luminous Chevalier's Plackart

    25

    Ilvl 298
    Stats
    +159 strength
    +353 stamina
    +59 critical-strike
    +135 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 Duelist

Gems

Based on the sockets observed on the 50 highest Protection Paladins in 3v3, the gems to use are:

  1. Masterful Jewel Cluster icon.
    M

    Masterful Jewel Cluster

    101

    +16 Mastery

  2. Versatile Jewel Cluster icon.
    V

    Versatile Jewel Cluster

    50

    +16 Versatility

  3. Quick Jewel Cluster icon.
    Q

    Quick Jewel Cluster

    32

    +16 Haste

  4. Straddling Jewel Doublet icon.
    S

    Straddling Jewel Doublet

    21

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

  5. Straddling Sage Agate icon.
    S

    Straddling Sage Agate

    11

    +5% Movement Speed

Back Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 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

    41

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & Minor Speed Increase

  2. Enchant Cloak - Soul Vitality enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Soul Vitality

    3

    Enchanted: +30 Stamina

  3. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Avoidance enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Avoidance

    1

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & +30 Avoidance

Chest Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 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

    41

    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 50 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

    19

    Enchanted: +15 Intellect

  2. Enchant Bracers - Shaded Hearthing enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Bracers - Shaded Hearthing

    7

    Enchanted: Shaded Hearthing

Hands Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 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

    41

    Enchanted: +15 Strength

  2. Enchant Gloves - Shadowlands Gathering enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Gloves - Shadowlands Gathering

    1

    Enchanted: Shadowlands Gathering

Feet Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 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

    9

    Enchanted: Soul Treads

  2. Enchant Boots - Eternal Agility enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Boots - Eternal Agility

    6

    Enchanted: +15 Agility

Ring Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 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

    44

    Enchanted: +16 Mastery

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Versatility

    35

    Enchanted: +16 Versatility

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Haste

    15

    Enchanted: +16 Haste

Main Hand Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 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

    42

    Enchanted: Celestial Guidance

  2. Enchant Weapon - Ascended Vigor enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Ascended Vigor

    4

    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 50 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the talents to use are:

    1. Holy Shield talent icon.
      H
      43

      Holy Shield

      Your block chance is increased by 20%, you are able to block spells, and your successful blocks deal 121 Holy damage to your attacker.

    2. Blessed Hammer talent icon.
      B
      6

      Blessed Hammer

      Throws a Blessed Hammer that spirals outward, dealing 123 Holy damage to enemies and reducing the next damage they deal to you by 340. Generates 1 Holy Power.

    3. Redoubt talent icon.
      R
      1

      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
      47

      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
      40

      Fist of Justice

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

    2. Blinding Light talent icon.
      B
      10

      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
      21

      Cavalier

      Divine Steed now has 2 charges.

    2. Blessing of Spellwarding talent icon.
      B
      16

      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
      13

      Unbreakable Spirit

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

    1. Divine Purpose talent icon.
      D
      37

      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
      12

      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
      1

      Holy Avenger

      Your Holy Power generation is tripled for 20 sec.

    1. Hand of the Protector talent icon.
      H
      46

      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
      3

      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
      38

      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
      12

      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 50 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

    48

  2. Shield of Virtue PvP talent icon.
    S

    Shield of Virtue

    31

  3. Judgments of the Pure PvP talent icon.
    J

    Judgments of the Pure

    27

  4. Sacred Duty PvP talent icon.
    S

    Sacred Duty

    16

  5. Unbound Freedom PvP talent icon.
    U

    Unbound Freedom

    10

Covenant

Kyrian icon.
K
2
Kyri
Necrolord icon.
N
30
Necr
Night Fae icon.
N
17
Nigh
Venthyr icon.
V
1
Vent

Based on the covenants chosen by the 50 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 50 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the soulbinds to pick are:

  1. Plague Deviser Marileth icon.
    P

    Plague Deviser Marileth

    30

    The traits to use with Plague Deviser Marileth are:

    1. 30

      Kevin's Oozeling

    2. 30

      Ultimate Form

    3. 30

      Volatile Solvent

    4. 26

      Plagueborn Cleansing Slime

    5. 15

      Undulating Maneuvers

    6. 15

      Viscous Trail

    7. 14

      Ooz's Frictionless Coating

    8. 11

      Plaguey's Preemptive Strike

    9. 5

      Travel with Bloop

    10. 4

      Kevin's Keyring

  2. Niya icon.
    N

    Niya

    17

    The traits to use with Niya are:

    1. 17

      Bonded Hearts

    2. 17

      Grove Invigoration

    3. 12

      Survivor's Rally

    4. 9

      Stay on the Move

    5. 9

      Swift Patrol

    6. 8

      Nature's Splendor

    7. 8

      Niya's Tools: Burrs

    8. 8

      Niya's Tools: Herbs

    9. 8

      Run Without Tiring

    10. 5

      Called Shot

    11. 1

      Niya's Tools: Poison

  3. Forgelite Prime Mikanikos icon.
    F

    Forgelite Prime Mikanikos

    1

    The traits to use with Forgelite Prime Mikanikos are:

    1. 1

      Bron's Call to Action

    2. 1

      Effusive Anima Accelerator

    3. 1

      Forgelite Filter

    4. 1

      Hammer of Genesis

    5. 1

      Resilient Plumage

    6. 1

      Soulglow Spectrometer

  4. Pelagos icon.
    P

    Pelagos

    1

    The traits to use with Pelagos are:

    1. 1

      Better Together

    2. 1

      Bond of Friendship

    3. 1

      Combat Meditation

    4. 1

      Focusing Mantra

    5. 1

      Let Go of the Past

    6. 1

      Newfound Resolve

  5. Theotar The Mad Duke icon.
    T

    Theotar The Mad Duke

    1

    The traits to use with Theotar The Mad Duke are:

    1. 1

      It's Always Tea Time

    2. 1

      Leisurely Gait

    3. 1

      Life of the Party

    4. 1

      Party Favors

    5. 1

      Soothing Shade

    6. 1

      Wasteland Propriety

potency conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 50 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the potency conduits to use are:

  1. Righteous Might conduit icon.
    R

    Righteous Might

    29

  2. Vengeful Shock conduit icon.
    V

    Vengeful Shock

    19

  3. The Long Summer conduit icon.
    T

    The Long Summer

    17

endurance conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 50 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the endurance conduits to use are:

  1. Shielding Words conduit icon.
    S

    Shielding Words

    48

  2. Royal Decree conduit icon.
    R

    Royal Decree

    41

  3. Condensed Anima Sphere conduit icon.
    C

    Condensed Anima Sphere

    8

finesse conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 50 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the finesse conduits to use are:

  1. Echoing Blessings conduit icon.
    E

    Echoing Blessings

    39

  2. Light's Barding conduit icon.
    L

    Light's Barding

    26

  3. Pure Concentration conduit icon.
    P

    Pure Concentration

    12