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Protection Paladin PvE Guide For Mythic+

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Protection Paladin
Season 4
50 characters
3267 - 3579

Welcome to Murlok.io's Protection Paladin PvE guide for Mythic+ 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 Zarinitha (Illidan US) , who is currently the highest-ranked with a rating of 3579.

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
    Zarinitha's character icon
    Zarinitha
    Illidan (US)
    527 ilvl
    3579
  2. 2
    Delgato's character icon
    Delgato
    Kazzak (EU)
    528 ilvl
    3519
  3. 3
    Lisarah's character icon
    Lisarah
    Illidan (US)
    526 ilvl
    3506
  4. 4
    Kíea's character icon
    Kíea
    Tarren Mill (EU)
    523 ilvl
    3495
  5. 5
    Selectx's character icon
    Selectx
    Azshara (KR)
    527 ilvl
    3489

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 Mythic+.

Secondary Stats
+2700
24% Critical Strike
+5950
40% Haste
+4859
39% Mastery
+4271
21% Versatility
  1. Haste
  2. Mastery
  3. Versatility
  4. Critical Strike
Minor Stats
+344
5% Avoidance
+853
6% Leech
+201
4% Speed
  1. Leech
  2. Avoidance
  3. Speed

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 Blood Elf currently being the top race for Protection Paladins in Mythic+, here are the other races that also stand out due to their advantageous traits.

  1. Blood Elf race icon
    Blood Elf
    20
  2. Dwarf race icon
    Dwarf
    12
  3. Human race icon
    Human
    7
  4. Tauren race icon
    Tauren
    3
  5. Lightforged Draenei race icon
    Lightforged Draenei
    3

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
50
Blessing of Freedom
37
Hammer of Wrath
50
Cleanse Toxins
47
Auras of the Resolute
50
Obduracy
0
Auras of Swift Vengeance
2
Turn Evil
2
Fist of Justice
18
Divine Steed
50
Greater Judgment
50
Blinding Light
49
Cavalier
48
Seasoned Warhorse
16
Rebuke
50
Holy Aegis
50
Avenging Wrath
50
Justification
49
Punishment
29
Golden Path
2
Blessing of Sacrifice
46
Sanctified Plates
50
Blessing of Protection
32
Unbound Freedom
8
Lightforged Blessing
22
Seal of Mercy
1
Afterimage
1
Sacrifice of the Just
38
Unbreakable Spirit
50
Improved Blessing of Protection
0
Crusader's Reprieve
46
Strength of Conviction
1
Judgment of Light
3
Seal of Might
49
Divine Purpose
7
Seal of Alacrity
48
Incandescence
0
Faith's Armor
3
Of Dusk and Dawn
50
Divine Toll
50
Seal of the Crusader
49
Seal of Order
49
Divine Resonance
48
Zealot's Paragon
47

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
50
Holy Shield
50
Redoubt
50
Blessed Hammer
49
Grand Crusader
50
Shining Light
50
Sanctuary
49
Inspiring Vanguard
14
Ardent Defender
50
Barricade of Faith
46
Consecration in Flame
50
Consecrated Ground
11
Bulwark of Order
50
Blessing of Spellwarding
34
Light of the Titans
2
Strength in Adversity
48
Tyr's Enforcer
50
Relentless Inquisitor
39
Sentinel
49
Seal of Charity
0
Faith in the Light
4
Seal of Reprisal
0
Bastion of Light
3
Guardian of Ancient Kings
50
Hand of the Protector
1
Crusader's Judgment
50
Soaring Shield
49
Gift of the Golden Val'kyr
50
Uther's Counsel
0
Sanctified Wrath
50
Ferren Marcus's Fervor
1
Eye of Tyr
49
Resolute Defender
50
Moment of Glory
1
Bulwark of Righteous Fury
50
Inmost Light
45
Final Stand
48
Righteous Protector
50

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
8
Steed of Glory
28
Sacred Duty
4
Judgments of the Pure
17
Guardian of the Forgotten Queen
25
Guarded by the Light
0
Inquisition
4
Warrior of Light
19
Shield of Virtue
18
Luminescence
2
Aura of Reckoning
6
Searing Glare
2

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 Mythic+, tailored for each equipment slot.

Head

  1. Heartfire Sentinel's Forgehelm item set icon
    set
    Heartfire Sentinel's Forgehelm
    47
  2. Decay Mother's Wrathful Gaze item icon
    Decay Mother's Wrathful Gaze
    1
  3. Flourishing Dream Helm item icon
    Flourishing Dream Helm
    1
  4. Gaze of the Living Quarry item icon
    Gaze of the Living Quarry
    1

Neck

  1. Elemental Lariat item icon
    Elemental Lariat
    22
  2. Bromach's Disentombed Locket item icon
    Bromach's Disentombed Locket
    17
  3. Custodian's Medallion of Delusion item icon
    Custodian's Medallion of Delusion
    3
  4. Ukhel Ancestry Beads item icon
    Ukhel Ancestry Beads
    3
  5. Amulet of Eonar's Chosen item icon
    Amulet of Eonar's Chosen
    1

Shoulders

  1. Heartfire Sentinel's Steelwings item set icon
    set
    Heartfire Sentinel's Steelwings
    46
  2. Zealous Pyreknight's Ailettes item set icon
    set
    Zealous Pyreknight's Ailettes
    3
  3. Mantle of Crushing Waves item icon
    Mantle of Crushing Waves
    1

Back

  1. Fireproof Drape item icon
    Fireproof Drape
    18
  2. Potion-Stained Cloak item icon
    Potion-Stained Cloak
    10
  3. Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl item icon
    Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl
    7
  4. Cloak of Lost Devotion item icon
    Cloak of Lost Devotion
    5
  5. Mantle of Blazing Sacrifice item icon
    Mantle of Blazing Sacrifice
    3

Chest

  1. Heartfire Sentinel's Brigandine item set icon
    set
    Heartfire Sentinel's Brigandine
    38
  2. Dathea's Cyclonic Cage item icon
    Dathea's Cyclonic Cage
    3
  3. Breastplate of Proven Knowledge item icon
    Breastplate of Proven Knowledge
    2
  4. Breastplate of Soaring Terror item icon
    Breastplate of Soaring Terror
    2
  5. Cuirass of Irreparable Madness item icon
    Cuirass of Irreparable Madness
    2

Wrist

  1. Primal Molten Vambraces item icon
    Primal Molten Vambraces
    14
  2. Binders of the Moldering item icon
    Binders of the Moldering
    8
  3. Thrashing Wind Vambraces item icon
    Thrashing Wind Vambraces
    8
  4. Allied Wristguard of Companionship item icon
    Allied Wristguard of Companionship
    6
  5. Excavated Earthen Wristslabs item icon
    Excavated Earthen Wristslabs
    5

Hands

  1. Heartfire Sentinel's Protectors item set icon
    set
    Heartfire Sentinel's Protectors
    45
  2. Zealous Pyreknight's Jeweled Gauntlets item set icon
    set
    Zealous Pyreknight's Jeweled Gauntlets
    4
  3. Primal Molten Gauntlets item icon
    Primal Molten Gauntlets
    1

Waist

  1. Primal Molten Greatbelt item icon
    Primal Molten Greatbelt
    15
  2. Trapmaster's Utility Belt item icon
    Trapmaster's Utility Belt
    12
  3. Heartfire Sentinel's Waistguard item icon
    Heartfire Sentinel's Waistguard
    10
  4. Recycled Golemskin Waistguard item icon
    Recycled Golemskin Waistguard
    4
  5. Seal of the Defiant Hordes item icon
    Seal of the Defiant Hordes
    3

Legs

  1. Frostfire Legguards of Preparation item icon
    Frostfire Legguards of Preparation
    29
  2. Heartfire Sentinel's Faulds item set icon
    set
    Heartfire Sentinel's Faulds
    20
  3. Primal Molten Legplates item icon
    Primal Molten Legplates
    1

Feet

  1. Primal Molten Sabatons item icon
    Primal Molten Sabatons
    14
  2. Heartfire Sentinel's Greatboots item icon
    Heartfire Sentinel's Greatboots
    13
  3. Pristine Magma Stompers item icon
    Pristine Magma Stompers
    7
  4. Scaleguard's Stalwart Greatboots item icon
    Scaleguard's Stalwart Greatboots
    6
  5. Kurog's Thunderhooves item icon
    Kurog's Thunderhooves
    3

Rings

  1. Seal of Filial Duty item icon
    Seal of Filial Duty
    44
  2. Seal of Diurna's Chosen item icon
    Seal of Diurna's Chosen
    30
  3. Bloodied Wedding Ring item icon
    Bloodied Wedding Ring
    5
  4. Circle of Ascended Frost item icon
    Circle of Ascended Frost
    5
  5. Unstable Arcane Loop item icon
    Unstable Arcane Loop
    5

Trinkets

  1. Fyrakk's Tainted Rageheart item icon
    Fyrakk's Tainted Rageheart
    42
  2. Prophetic Stonescales item icon
    Prophetic Stonescales
    32
  3. Granyth's Enduring Scale item icon
    Granyth's Enduring Scale
    9
  4. All-Totem of the Master item icon
    All-Totem of the Master
    3
  5. Elementium Pocket Anvil item icon
    Elementium Pocket Anvil
    3

Main Hand

  1. Gholak, the Final Conflagration item icon
    Gholak, the Final Conflagration
    45
  2. Maul of the Earthshaper item icon
    Maul of the Earthshaper
    3
  3. Forgestorm item icon
    Forgestorm
    2

Off Hand

  1. Crystalized Bulwark item icon
    Crystalized Bulwark
    12
  2. Qalashi Defender item icon
    Qalashi Defender
    6
  3. Stout Shield item icon
    Stout Shield
    6
  4. Defender of the Ancient item icon
    Defender of the Ancient
    5
  5. Drake Rider's Stecktarge item icon
    Drake Rider's Stecktarge
    5

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 Filial Duty item icon
    Seal of Filial Duty
    44
  2. Gholak, the Final Conflagration item icon
    Gholak, the Final Conflagration
    42
  3. Fyrakk's Tainted Rageheart item icon
    Fyrakk's Tainted Rageheart
    41
  4. Seal of Diurna's Chosen item icon
    Seal of Diurna's Chosen
    29
  5. Defender of the Ancient item icon
    Defender of the Ancient
    4

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 Mythic+.

  1. Primal Molten Greatbelt embellishment item icon
    Roiling Shadowflame
    33
  2. Frostfire Legguards of Preparation embellishment item icon
    Prepared Time
    29
  3. Elemental Lariat embellishment item icon
    Elemental Lariat
    22
  4. Allied Wristguard of Companionship embellishment item icon
    Allied Wristgaurds Of Companionship
    6
  5. Primal Molten Sabatons embellishment item icon
    Blue Silken Lining
    5

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 Mythic+, essential for optimizing combat effectiveness.

Head

  1. Incandescent Essence enchantment icon
    Incandescent Essence
    50

Back

  1. Regenerative Leech enchantment icon
    Regenerative Leech
    42
  2. Graceful Avoidance enchantment icon
    Graceful Avoidance
    7
  3. +125 Leech enchantment icon
    +125 Leech
    1

Chest

  1. Waking Stats enchantment icon
    Waking Stats
    34
  2. Sustained Strength enchantment icon
    Sustained Strength
    16

Wrist

  1. +200 Leech enchantment icon
    +200 Leech
    43
  2. +200 Avoidance enchantment icon
    +200 Avoidance
    7

Waist

  1. Shadowed Belt Clasp enchantment icon
    Shadowed Belt Clasp
    38

Legs

  1. Fierce Armor Kit enchantment icon
    Fierce Armor Kit
    47
  2. Frosted Armor Kit enchantment icon
    Frosted Armor Kit
    2
  3. Lambent Armor Kit enchantment icon
    Lambent Armor Kit
    1

Feet

  1. Watcher's Loam enchantment icon
    Watcher's Loam
    36
  2. Plainsrunner's Breeze enchantment icon
    Plainsrunner's Breeze
    12
  3. Watcher's Loam enchantment icon
    Watcher's Loam
    2

Rings

  1. +82 Haste enchantment icon
    +82 Haste
    77
  2. +82 Mastery enchantment icon
    +82 Mastery
    10
  3. +82 Critical Strike enchantment icon
    +82 Critical Strike
    7

Main Hand

  1. Sophic Devotion enchantment icon
    Sophic Devotion
    22
  2. Wafting Devotion enchantment icon
    Wafting Devotion
    22
  3. Sophic Devotion enchantment icon
    Sophic Devotion
    2

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 Mythic+.

  1. Keen Ysemerald gem icon
    Keen Ysemerald
    148
  2. Energized Ysemerald gem icon
    Energized Ysemerald
    39
  3. Keen Neltharite gem icon
    Keen Neltharite
    30
  4. Fierce Illimited Diamond gem icon
    Fierce Illimited Diamond
    26
  5. Energized Malygite gem icon
    Energized Malygite
    13