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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 23
Highest rating 2711
Lowest rating 2005

Stat Priority

+151
10% Crit
+569
17% Hast
+122
11% Mast
+1376
34% Vers

Based on the average stat bonuses observed on the gear of the 23 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the stat priority is:

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

Race

Based on the 23 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

    8
  3. Human icon.
    H

    Human

    2

Legendary

Based on the gear observed on the 23 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the legendary items to use are:

  1. Reign of Endless Kings legendary item icon.
    R

    Reign of Endless Kings - Chest

    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.

  2. Reign of Endless Kings legendary item icon.
    R

    Reign of Endless Kings - Hands

    4

    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 - Neck

    3

    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. Reign of Endless Kings legendary item icon.
    R

    Reign of Endless Kings - Wrist

    3

    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

    2

    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 23 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the trinkets to use are:

  1. Unchained Gladiator's Medallion item icon.
    U

    Unchained Gladiator's Medallion

    17

    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

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

    Unchained Gladiator's Shackles of Malediction

    8

    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

  3. Unchained Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity item icon.
    U

    Unchained Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity

    7

    Ilvl 246
    Stats
    +111 haste
    Effects
    Equip: Your spells and abilities have a chance to grant 207 primary stat for 20 sec.
    Rank Duelist

  4. Unchained Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity item icon.
    U

    Unchained Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity

    5

    Ilvl 246
    Stats
    +111 critical-strike
    Effects
    Use: Increases primary stat by 246 for 15 sec. (1 Min Cooldown)
    Rank Duelist

  5. Sinful Gladiator's Medallion item icon.
    S

    Sinful Gladiator's Medallion

    2

    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

Gems

Based on the sockets observed on the 23 highest Protection Paladins in 3v3, the gems to use are:

  1. Versatile Jewel Cluster icon.
    V

    Versatile Jewel Cluster

    34

    +16 Versatility

  2. Quick Jewel Cluster icon.
    Q

    Quick Jewel Cluster

    28

    +16 Haste

  3. Straddling Jewel Doublet icon.
    S

    Straddling Jewel Doublet

    5

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

  4. Masterful Jewel Cluster icon.
    M

    Masterful Jewel Cluster

    2

    +16 Mastery

  5. Deadly Jewel Cluster icon.
    D

    Deadly Jewel Cluster

    2

    +16 Critical Strike

Domination Shards

Based on the sockets observed on the 23 highest Protection Paladins in 3v3, the domination shards to use are:

  1. Foreboding Shard of Oth icon.
    F

    Foreboding Shard of Oth

    2

    Your Speed is increased by 45

  2. Foreboding Shard of Zed icon.
    F

    Foreboding Shard of Zed

    1

    Your helpful spells and abilities have a chance to grant your target an Unholy Aura, draining 297 health from nearby enemies every 2 sec for 10 sec.

  3. Foreboding Shard of Dyz icon.
    F

    Foreboding Shard of Dyz

    1

    Damaging a target increases your damage done to that target by 0.44% for 4 sec, stacking up to 3 times.

  4. Ominous Shard of Bek icon.
    O

    Ominous Shard of Bek

    1

    Your damage is increased by 1.9% when you have 50% or more health than your target.

Back Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 23 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

    17

    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 Leech enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Leech

    2

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & +30 Leech

Chest Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 23 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

    5

    Enchanted: +20 Intellect & +6% Mana

  3. Enchant Chest - Eternal Bulwark enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Bulwark

    1

    Enchanted: +25 Armor & +20 Primary Stat

Wrist Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 23 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

    12

    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 23 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

    20

    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 23 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

    5

    Enchanted: Soul Treads

  2. 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 23 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

    23

    Enchanted: +16 Versatility

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Haste

    22

    Enchanted: +16 Haste

  3. Enchant Ring - Tenet of Critical Strike enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Critical Strike

    1

    Enchanted: +16 Critical Strike

Main Hand Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 23 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

    20

    Enchanted: Celestial Guidance

  2. Enchant Weapon - Lightless Force enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Lightless Force

    1

    Enchanted: Lightless Force

  3. Enchant Weapon - Ascended Vigor enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Ascended Vigor

    1

    Enchanted: Ascended Vigor

Talents

Based on the talents observed on 23 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the talents to use are:

    1. Blessed Hammer talent icon.
      B
      18

      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
      5

      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.

    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
      22

      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
      19

      Fist of Justice

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

    2. Blinding Light talent icon.
      B
      4

      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
      12

      Cavalier

      Divine Steed now has 2 charges.

    2. Blessing of Spellwarding talent icon.
      B
      8

      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
      3

      Unbreakable Spirit

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

    1. Divine Purpose talent icon.
      D
      20

      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
      1

      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
      0

      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 83.

    1. Sanctified Wrath talent icon.
      S
      13

      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 23 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

    22

  2. Shield of Virtue PvP talent icon.
    S

    Shield of Virtue

    13

  3. Steed of Glory PvP talent icon.
    S

    Steed of Glory

    11

  4. Judgments of the Pure PvP talent icon.
    J

    Judgments of the Pure

    7

  5. Unbound Freedom PvP talent icon.
    U

    Unbound Freedom

    5

Covenant

Kyrian icon.
K
11
Kyri
Necrolord icon.
N
4
Necr
Night Fae icon.
N
6
Nigh
Venthyr icon.
V
2
Vent

Based on the covenants chosen by the 23 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the covenants to pick are:

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

Soulbind

Based on the covenants chosen by the 23 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the soulbinds to pick are:

  1. Forgelite Prime Mikanikos icon.
    F

    Forgelite Prime Mikanikos

    5

    The traits to use with Forgelite Prime Mikanikos are:

    1. 5

      Bron's Call to Action

    2. 5

      Effusive Anima Accelerator

    3. 4

      Charged Additive

    4. 4

      Regenerating Materials

    5. 4

      Soulglow Spectrometer

    6. 4

      Sparkling Driftglobe Core

    7. 1

      Forgelite Filter

    8. 1

      Hammer of Genesis

    9. 1

      Reactive Retrofitting

    10. 1

      Resilient Plumage

  2. Pelagos icon.
    P

    Pelagos

    5

    The traits to use with Pelagos are:

    1. 5

      Cleansed Vestments

    2. 5

      Combat Meditation

    3. 5

      Let Go of the Past

    4. 5

      Newfound Resolve

    5. 5

      Path of the Devoted

    6. 3

      Focusing Mantra

    7. 2

      Phial of Patience

  3. Niya icon.
    N

    Niya

    4

    The traits to use with Niya are:

    1. 4

      Grove Invigoration

    2. 4

      Survivor's Rally

    3. 3

      Bonded Hearts

    4. 3

      Stay on the Move

    5. 2

      Nature's Splendor

    6. 2

      Niya's Tools: Herbs

    7. 2

      Niya's Tools: Poison

    8. 2

      Swift Patrol

    9. 1

      Run Without Tiring

  4. Plague Deviser Marileth icon.
    P

    Plague Deviser Marileth

    4

    The traits to use with Plague Deviser Marileth are:

    1. 4

      Kevin's Oozeling

    2. 4

      Ultimate Form

    3. 4

      Volatile Solvent

    4. 3

      Plagueborn Cleansing Slime

    5. 2

      Ooz's Frictionless Coating

    6. 2

      Undulating Maneuvers

    7. 2

      Viscous Trail

    8. 1

      Kevin's Keyring

    9. 1

      Plaguey's Preemptive Strike

    10. 1

      Travel with Bloop

  5. Dreamweaver icon.
    D

    Dreamweaver

    1

    The traits to use with Dreamweaver are:

    1. 1

      Dream Delver

    2. 1

      Field of Blossoms

    3. 1

      Podtender

    4. 1

      Somnambulist

    5. 1

      Soothing Voice

    6. 1

      Waking Dreams

potency conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 23 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the potency conduits to use are:

  1. Ringing Clarity conduit icon.
    R

    Ringing Clarity

    11

  2. Vengeful Shock conduit icon.
    V

    Vengeful Shock

    8

  3. Adaptive Armor Fragment conduit icon.
    A

    Adaptive Armor Fragment

    5

endurance conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 23 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the endurance conduits to use are:

  1. Shielding Words conduit icon.
    S

    Shielding Words

    23

  2. Royal Decree conduit icon.
    R

    Royal Decree

    17

  3. Condensed Anima Sphere conduit icon.
    C

    Condensed Anima Sphere

    6

finesse conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 23 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the finesse conduits to use are:

  1. Light's Barding conduit icon.
    L

    Light's Barding

    17

  2. Echoing Blessings conduit icon.
    E

    Echoing Blessings

    16

  3. Pure Concentration conduit icon.
    P

    Pure Concentration

    5