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 4
Highest rating 3221
Lowest rating 2000

Top players

The top Protection Paladins that achieved the highest ratings in 3v3 across US, EU, KR, and TW regions are:

  1. Nèarl

    Illidan @ us

    Necrolord

    3221
  2. Хедхорд

    Gordunni @ eu

    Necrolord

    2908
  3. 노경종

    Azshara @ kr

    Necrolord

    2455
  4. Этосальвабро

    Lich King @ eu

    Kyrian

    2000

Stat Priority

+147
9% Crit
+425
13% Hast
+254
15% Mast
+1504
37% Vers

Based on the average stat bonuses observed on the gear of the 4 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the stat priority is:

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

Race

Based on the 4 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the character races to choose are:

  1. Tauren icon.
    T

    Tauren

    3
  2. Blood Elf icon.
    B

    Blood Elf

    1

Legendary

Based on the gear observed on the 4 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the legendary items to use are:

  1. Duty-Bound Gavel legendary item icon.
    D

    Duty-Bound Gavel - Ring 2

    2

    Vanquisher's Hammer gains 1 additional charge. An additional cast of Word of Glory will automatically trigger Shield of the Righteous.

  2. Duty-Bound Gavel legendary item icon.
    D

    Duty-Bound Gavel - Shoulders

    1

    Vanquisher's Hammer gains 1 additional charge. An additional cast of Word of Glory will automatically trigger Shield of the Righteous.

  3. 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 4 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the trinkets to use are:

  1. Unchained Gladiator's Medallion item icon.
    U

    Unchained Gladiator's Medallion

    3

    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 Insignia of Alacrity item icon.
    U

    Unchained Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity

    2

    Ilvl 249
    Stats
    +113 haste
    Effects
    Equip: Your spells and abilities have a chance to grant 213 primary stat for 20 sec.
    Rank Elite

  3. Unchained Gladiator's Emblem item icon.
    U

    Unchained Gladiator's Emblem

    2

    Ilvl 249
    Stats
    +96 strength
    Effects
    Use: Increases maximum health by 15,579 for 15 sec. (2 Min Cooldown)
    Rank Elite

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

    Sinful Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity

    1

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

Gems

Based on the sockets observed on the 4 highest Protection Paladins in 3v3, the gems to use are:

  1. Versatile Jewel Cluster icon.
    V

    Versatile Jewel Cluster

    15

    +16 Versatility

  2. Masterful Jewel Cluster icon.
    M

    Masterful Jewel Cluster

    6

    +16 Mastery

  3. Straddling Jewel Doublet icon.
    S

    Straddling Jewel Doublet

    3

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

Back Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 4 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

    3

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & Minor Speed Increase

  2. 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 4 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

    3

    Enchanted: Primary Stats +30

  2. Enchant Chest - Eternal Bounds enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Bounds

    1

    Enchanted: +20 Intellect & +6% Mana

Wrist Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 4 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

    3

    Enchanted: +15 Intellect

Hands Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 4 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

    4

    Enchanted: +15 Strength

Feet Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 4 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

    2

    Enchanted: Soul Treads

Ring Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 4 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

    6

    Enchanted: +16 Versatility

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Mastery

    2

    Enchanted: +16 Mastery

Main Hand Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 4 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

    4

    Enchanted: Celestial Guidance

Talents

Based on the talents observed on 4 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the talents to use are:

    1. Holy Shield talent icon.
      H
      2

      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.

    2. Blessed Hammer talent icon.
      B
      2

      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.

    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
      4

      Crusader's Judgment

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

    2. First Avenger talent icon.
      F
      0

      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
      3

      Fist of Justice

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

    2. Blinding Light talent icon.
      B
      1

      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. Unbreakable Spirit talent icon.
      U
      2

      Unbreakable Spirit

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

    2. Cavalier talent icon.
      C
      2

      Cavalier

      Divine Steed now has 2 charges.

    3. Blessing of Spellwarding talent icon.
      B
      0

      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.

    1. Divine Purpose talent icon.
      D
      2

      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
      4

      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 81.

    1. Righteous Protector talent icon.
      R
      3

      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
      1

      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 4 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

    4

  2. Shield of Virtue PvP talent icon.
    S

    Shield of Virtue

    3

  3. Sacred Duty PvP talent icon.
    S

    Sacred Duty

    2

  4. Hallowed Ground PvP talent icon.
    H

    Hallowed Ground

    1

  5. Judgments of the Pure PvP talent icon.
    J

    Judgments of the Pure

    1

Covenant

Kyrian icon.
K
1
Kyri
Necrolord icon.
N
3
Necr
Night Fae icon.
N
0
Nigh
Venthyr icon.
V
0
Vent

Based on the covenants chosen by the 4 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the covenants to pick are:

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

Soulbind

Based on the covenants chosen by the 4 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the soulbinds to pick are:

  1. Plague Deviser Marileth icon.
    P

    Plague Deviser Marileth

    3

    The traits to use with Plague Deviser Marileth are:

    1. 3

      Kevin's Oozeling

    2. 3

      Ultimate Form

    3. 3

      Viscous Trail

    4. 3

      Volatile Solvent

    5. 2

      Ooz's Frictionless Coating

    6. 2

      Plagueborn Cleansing Slime

    7. 1

      Kevin's Keyring

    8. 1

      Travel with Bloop

  2. Pelagos icon.
    P

    Pelagos

    1

    The traits to use with Pelagos are:

    1. 1

      Cleansed Vestments

    2. 1

      Combat Meditation

    3. 1

      Let Go of the Past

    4. 1

      Newfound Resolve

    5. 1

      Path of the Devoted

    6. 1

      Road of Trials

potency conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 4 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the potency conduits to use are:

  1. Righteous Might conduit icon.
    R

    Righteous Might

    3

  2. Templar's Vindication conduit icon.
    T

    Templar's Vindication

    2

  3. Virtuous Command conduit icon.
    V

    Virtuous Command

    2

endurance conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 4 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the endurance conduits to use are:

  1. Shielding Words conduit icon.
    S

    Shielding Words

    4

  2. Condensed Anima Sphere conduit icon.
    C

    Condensed Anima Sphere

    3

  3. Divine Call conduit icon.
    D

    Divine Call

    2

finesse conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 4 highest rated Protection Paladins in 3v3, the finesse conduits to use are:

  1. Echoing Blessings conduit icon.
    E

    Echoing Blessings

    2

  2. Light's Barding conduit icon.
    L

    Light's Barding

    2