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Protection Paladin PvP Guide For 2v2

Paladin class icon Protection Paladin specialization icon
Protection Paladin
Season 3
1 characters
2166 - 2166

Welcome to Murlok.io's Protection Paladin PvP guide for 2v2 in World of Warcraft. This guide lists the best stats, races, talents, gear, embellishments, enchantments, and gems for patch 10.2.6, based on the character builds of the Top 50 Protection Paladins from Dragonflight Season 3 across the US, EU, KR, and TW regions. This includes Hikmet (Wrathbringer EU) , who is currently the highest-ranked with a rating of 2166.

Updated every 12 hours with the latest data from the Battle.net API , the guide also examines each character's last time played, specialization usage frequency, and equipment type to ensure greater accuracy.

Top Protection Paladins

  1. 1
    Hikmet's character icon
    Hikmet
    Wrathbringer (EU)
    459 ilvl
    2166

Stat Priority

Stats are crucial attributes that directly influence a character's power in World of Warcraft. They not only determine the character's strength but also define the overall feel and playstyle. Stat bonuses can be found on various pieces of equipment, in consumables created by the Alchemy profession, certain foods, some enchantments , and gems .

It's important to note that each stat experiences diminishing returns once its equipped bonus reaches +20%. This means that optimizing a character's performance involves more than just maximizing each stat; it's about finding a balanced distribution. Here is the optimal way to balance Protection Paladin Secondary and Minor stats for 2v2.

Secondary Stats
+3076
22% Critical Strike
+3598
21% Haste
+988
17% Mastery
+5853
29% Versatility
  1. Versatility
  2. Haste
  3. Critical Strike
  4. Mastery
Minor Stats
+0
0% Avoidance
+0
0% Leech
+325
7% Speed
  1. Speed
  2. Avoidance
  3. Leech

Races

In World of Warcraft, each race comes with unique traits that enhance character abilities or improve in-game quality of life. Although these racial traits typically offer minor advantages, they can still provide a competitive edge in certain scenarios.

With Human currently being the top race for Protection Paladins in 2v2, here are the other races that also stand out due to their advantageous traits.

  1. Human race icon
    Human
    1

Class Talents

Talents are the main element defining a character's build, significantly influencing the playstyle by adding, modifying, and enhancing character abilities and behaviors. They are crucial in shaping how a character functions in battle.

Class talents represent a common tree shared across all Paladin specializations. These talents provide foundational skills and enhancements that are essential and universal to the Paladin class. They offer a range of abilities that lay the groundwork for a Paladin's overall capabilities, regardless of the chosen specialization.

The following tree reproduces the in-game class talents disposition as a heatmap. Each color represents the usage frequency and general recommendation level of the talents:

  • Legendary : Represents the most frequently used talents. These are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Epic : Indicates talents that are widely used but offer flexibility for alternative choices. Useful in specific scenarios or personal preference.
  • Talents without color: Talents less commonly selected. They are typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier and may not offer significant value in most situations.
Lay on Hands
1
Blessing of Freedom
1
Hammer of Wrath
1
Cleanse Toxins
0
Auras of the Resolute
1
Obduracy
0
Auras of Swift Vengeance
0
Turn Evil
0
Fist of Justice
1
Divine Steed
1
Greater Judgment
1
Blinding Light
1
Cavalier
1
Seasoned Warhorse
1
Rebuke
1
Holy Aegis
0
Avenging Wrath
1
Justification
1
Punishment
0
Golden Path
0
Blessing of Sacrifice
1
Sanctified Plates
1
Blessing of Protection
1
Unbound Freedom
1
Lightforged Blessing
0
Seal of Mercy
0
Afterimage
0
Recompense
1
Unbreakable Spirit
1
Improved Blessing of Protection
0
Crusader's Reprieve
1
Strength of Conviction
0
Judgment of Light
0
Seal of Might
1
Divine Purpose
1
Seal of Alacrity
0
Touch of Light
1
Faith's Armor
0
Of Dusk and Dawn
1
Divine Toll
1
Seal of the Crusader
1
Seal of Order
1
Divine Resonance
1
Zealot's Paragon
1

Specialization Talents

Specialization talents constitute a specialized tree, providing Protection Paladins with unique abilities and enhancements tailored to their combat style.

The following tree reproduces the in-game specialization talents disposition as a heatmap. Each color represents the usage frequency and general recommendation level of the talents:

  • Legendary : Represents the most frequently used talents. These are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Epic : Indicates talents that are widely used but offer flexibility for alternative choices. Useful in specific scenarios or personal preference.
  • Talents without color: Talents less commonly selected. They are typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier and may not offer significant value in most situations.
Avenger's Shield
1
Holy Shield
1
Redoubt
1
Blessed Hammer
1
Grand Crusader
1
Shining Light
1
Improved Holy Shield
1
Inspiring Vanguard
1
Ardent Defender
1
Barricade of Faith
0
Consecration in Flame
0
Consecrated Ground
0
Bulwark of Order
1
Improved Ardent Defender
1
Light of the Titans
1
Strength in Adversity
0
Tyr's Enforcer
0
Relentless Inquisitor
1
Avenging Wrath: Might
1
Seal of Charity
1
Faith in the Light
1
Seal of Reprisal
0
Bastion of Light
1
Guardian of Ancient Kings
1
Hand of the Protector
1
Crusader's Judgment
1
Focused Enmity
1
Gift of the Golden Val'kyr
1
Uther's Counsel
0
Sanctified Wrath
1
Ferren Marcus's Fervor
1
Eye of Tyr
0
Resolute Defender
0
Moment of Glory
1
Bulwark of Righteous Fury
1
Inmost Light
0
Final Stand
0
Righteous Protector
0

PvP Talents

PvP talents are specifically tailored for player-versus-player combat scenarios. Activated in arenas, battlegrounds, and the open world with war mode enabled, these talents are designed to optimize a Protection Paladin's performance in PvP encounters. They provide specialized enhancements and strategies that give players an edge in combat against other players, reflecting the unique demands of PvP gameplay.

The following tree reproduces the in-game pvp talents disposition as a heatmap. Each color represents the usage frequency and general recommendation level of the talents:

  • Legendary : Represents the most frequently used talents. These are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Epic : Indicates talents that are widely used but offer flexibility for alternative choices. Useful in specific scenarios or personal preference.
  • Talents without color: Talents less commonly selected. They are typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier and may not offer significant value in most situations.
Hallowed Ground
0
Steed of Glory
0
Sacred Duty
0
Judgments of the Pure
0
Guardian of the Forgotten Queen
1
Guarded by the Light
0
Inquisition
0
Warrior of Light
1
Shield of Virtue
1
Luminescence
0
Aura of Reckoning
0
Searing Glare
0

Best In Slot And Gear

Gear consists of items that directly determine a character's power level. It can be acquired from diverse sources: dungeon, raid, world drops, crafted through various professions, obtained from PvP vendors, or chosen as rewards from the Great Vault.

Each piece of gear significantly boosts a character's overall strength and capabilities. Here are the top items for Protection Paladins in 2v2, tailored for each equipment slot.

Head

  1. Zealous Pyreknight's Barbute item set icon
    set
    Zealous Pyreknight's Barbute
    1

Neck

  1. Verdant Aspirant's Choker item icon
    Verdant Aspirant's Choker
    1

Shoulders

  1. Primal Molten Pauldrons item icon
    Primal Molten Pauldrons
    1

Back

  1. Zealous Pyreknight's Banner item icon
    Zealous Pyreknight's Banner
    1

Chest

  1. Zealous Pyreknight's Warplate item set icon
    set
    Zealous Pyreknight's Warplate
    1

Wrist

  1. Verdant Aspirant's Plate Armguards item icon
    Verdant Aspirant's Plate Armguards
    1

Hands

  1. Zealous Pyreknight's Jeweled Gauntlets item set icon
    set
    Zealous Pyreknight's Jeweled Gauntlets
    1

Waist

  1. Zealous Pyreknight's Emblem item icon
    Zealous Pyreknight's Emblem
    1

Legs

  1. Zealous Pyreknight's Cuisses item set icon
    set
    Zealous Pyreknight's Cuisses
    1

Feet

  1. Infurious Warboots of Impunity item icon
    Infurious Warboots of Impunity
    1

Rings

  1. Signet of Titanic Insight item icon
    Signet of Titanic Insight
    1
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Band item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Band
    1

Trinkets

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity item set icon
    set
    Verdant Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity
    1
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Medallion item set icon
    set
    Verdant Gladiator's Medallion
    1

Main Hand

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Sword item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Sword
    1

Off Hand

  1. Hellbloom Aegis item icon
    Hellbloom Aegis
    1

Embellishments

Embellishments are unique effects that can be added to crafted items, either as predefined elements in recipes or through an optional embellishment reagent, creating embellished gear. These enhancements diversify and amplify characters' capabilities.

Given that only a maximum of 2 embellished items can be equipped at a time, here are the best embellishments for Protection Paladins in 2v2.

  1. Infurious Warboots of Impunity embellishment item icon
    Mettle
    1
  2. Signet of Titanic Insight embellishment item icon
    Precognition
    1

Enchantments

Enchantments provide minor yet valuable enhancements to various items, including Head, Back, Chest, Wrist, Waist, Legs, Rings, Feet, Main Hand, and Off Hand.

Most enchantments are crafted via the Enchanting profession. However, Waist enchantments specifically require Blacksmithing, Legs enhancements are crafted by Leatherworkers, and Head enchantments come from the Incandescent Essence , a reward obtained through a quest in the Amirdrassil raid.

Enchantments are usually available at the auction house, making them accessible for upgrades. Here is a list of the top enchantments for Protection Paladins in 2v2, essential for optimizing combat effectiveness.

Back

  1. Homebound Speed enchantment icon
    Homebound Speed
    1

Chest

  1. Reserve of Intellect enchantment icon
    Reserve of Intellect
    1

Wrist

  1. +200 Speed enchantment icon
    +200 Speed
    1

Legs

  1. Temporal Spellthread enchantment icon
    Temporal Spellthread
    1

Feet

  1. Watcher's Loam enchantment icon
    Watcher's Loam
    1

Rings

  1. +82 Versatility enchantment icon
    +82 Versatility
    2

Main Hand

  1. Sophic Devotion enchantment icon
    Sophic Devotion
    1

Gems

Gems are crafted stones from the Jewelcrafting profession, typically offering stat bonuses to enhance your gear. These gems can be socketed into specific items such as Head, Neck, Wrist, Waist, and Rings. The presence of sockets on items is usually random upon their drop.

Notably, Neck items can be uniquely modified to have up to three sockets by using 3 Tiered Medallion Setting . Additionally, a single socket can be added to other eligible items with a Nature's Cradle , which requires 6 Aspects' Tokens of Merit obtained from the Great Vault.

Available through both the auction house and the crafting order system, the following are the top gem choices for Protection Paladins in 2v2.

  1. Crafty Alexstraszite gem icon
    Crafty Alexstraszite
    4
  2. Resplendent Illimited Diamond gem icon
    Resplendent Illimited Diamond
    1