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Protection Paladin PvP Guide For 3v3

Paladin class icon Protection Paladin specialization icon
Protection Paladin
Season 4
1 characters
2417 - 2417

Welcome to Murlok.io's Protection Paladin PvP guide for 3v3 in World of Warcraft. This guide lists the best stats, races, talents, gear, embellishments, enchantments, and gems for patch 10.2.7, based on the character builds of the Top 50 Protection Paladins from Dragonflight Season 4 across the US, EU, KR, and TW regions. This includes Ðøìðëîÿðzðì (Ravencrest EU) , who is currently the highest-ranked with a rating of 2417.

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
    Ðøìðëîÿðzðì's character icon
    Ðøìðëîÿðzðì
    Ravencrest (EU)
    497 ilvl
    2417

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 3v3.

Secondary Stats
+4750
33% Critical Strike
+1048
10% Haste
+2038
23% Mastery
+8262
39% Versatility
  1. Versatility
  2. Critical Strike
  3. Mastery
  4. Haste
Minor Stats
+0
0% Avoidance
+0
0% Leech
+575
11% 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 Dwarf currently being the top race for Protection Paladins in 3v3, here are the other races that also stand out due to their advantageous traits.

  1. Dwarf race icon
    Dwarf
    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
1
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
0
Strength of Conviction
0
Judgment of Light
0
Seal of Might
1
Divine Purpose
1
Seal of Alacrity
1
Incandescence
0
Faith's Armor
0
Of Dusk and Dawn
1
Divine Toll
1
Seal of the Crusader
1
Seal of Order
1
Divine Resonance
0
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
Sanctuary
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
Sentinel
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
0
Shield of Virtue
1
Luminescence
0
Aura of Reckoning
0
Searing Glare
1

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 3v3, tailored for each equipment slot.

Head

  1. Heartfire Sentinel's Forgehelm item set icon
    set
    Heartfire Sentinel's Forgehelm
    1

Neck

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Pendant item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Pendant
    1

Shoulders

  1. Heartfire Sentinel's Steelwings item set icon
    set
    Heartfire Sentinel's Steelwings
    1

Back

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Cloak item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Cloak
    1

Chest

  1. Heartfire Sentinel's Brigandine item set icon
    set
    Heartfire Sentinel's Brigandine
    1

Wrist

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Plate Wristguards item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Plate Wristguards
    1

Hands

  1. Heartfire Sentinel's Protectors item set icon
    set
    Heartfire Sentinel's Protectors
    1

Waist

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Plate Girdle item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Plate Girdle
    1

Legs

  1. Primal Molten Legplates item icon
    Primal Molten Legplates
    1

Feet

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Plate Stompers item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Plate Stompers
    1

Rings

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Band item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Band
    1
  2. Seal of Diurna's Chosen item icon
    Seal of Diurna's Chosen
    1

Trinkets

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity item set icon
    set
    Draconic Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity
    1
  2. Draconic Gladiator's Medallion item set icon
    set
    Draconic Gladiator's Medallion
    1

Main Hand

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Axe item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Axe
    1

Off Hand

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Shield item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Shield
    1

Antique Bronze Bullion

Antique Bronze Bullion serves as a specialized currency in Dragonflight Season 4, enabling players to purchase specific items. Each item costs 2 bullions and can be upgraded to its maximum Mythic level.

Given that the acquisition of bullions is limited to 1 per week from defeating raid bosses and 2 from the Weekly Mythic Dungeons quest reward when available, here are the best items to buy to maximize your limited bullions.

  1. Seal of Diurna's Chosen item icon
    Seal of Diurna's Chosen
    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 3v3.

  1. Primal Molten Legplates 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 3v3, essential for optimizing combat effectiveness.

Back

  1. Homebound Speed enchantment icon
    Homebound Speed
    1

Chest

  1. Waking Stats enchantment icon
    Waking Stats
    1

Wrist

  1. +200 Speed enchantment icon
    +200 Speed
    1

Waist

  1. Shadowed Belt Clasp enchantment icon
    Shadowed Belt Clasp
    1

Legs

  1. Fierce Armor Kit enchantment icon
    Fierce Armor Kit
    1

Feet

  1. Plainsrunner's Breeze enchantment icon
    Plainsrunner's Breeze
    1

Rings

  1. +82 Critical Strike enchantment icon
    +82 Critical Strike
    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 3v3.

  1. Sensei's Neltharite gem icon
    Sensei's Neltharite
    4
  2. Radiant Alexstraszite gem icon
    Radiant Alexstraszite
    3
  3. Skillful Illimited Diamond gem icon
    Skillful Illimited Diamond
    1