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Mythic+ Protection Paladin

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This is a guide about how to build Protection Paladins for Mythic+ . 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 Mythic+
Number of players 50
Highest rating 2567
Lowest rating 2295

Stat Priority

+214
12% Crit
+850
26% Hast
+383
19% Mast
+605
15% Vers

Based on the average stat bonuses observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Protection Paladins in Mythic+, the stat priority is:

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

Race

Based on the 50 highest rated Protection Paladins in Mythic+, the character races to choose are:

  1. Blood Elf icon.
    B

    Blood Elf

    24
  2. Tauren icon.
    T

    Tauren

    11
  3. Human icon.
    H

    Human

    8
  4. Lightforged Draenei icon.
    L

    Lightforged Draenei

    4
  5. Zandalari Troll icon.
    Z

    Zandalari Troll

    1

Legendary

Based on the gear observed on the 50 highest rated Protection Paladins in Mythic+, the legendary items to use are:

  1. Bulwark of Righteous Fury legendary item icon.
    B

    Bulwark of Righteous Fury - Ring 1

    23

    Avenger's Shield increases the damage of your next Shield of the Righteous by 30% for each target hit by Avenger's Shield, stacking up to 5 times, and increases its radius by 6 yds.

  2. Bulwark of Righteous Fury legendary item icon.
    B

    Bulwark of Righteous Fury - Shoulders

    17

    Avenger's Shield increases the damage of your next Shield of the Righteous by 30% for each target hit by Avenger's Shield, stacking up to 5 times, and increases its radius by 6 yds.

  3. The Mad Paragon legendary item icon.
    T

    The Mad Paragon - Waist

    6

    Hammer of Wrath deals 30% additional damage and extends the duration of Avenging Wrath by 1 sec.

  4. Holy Avenger's Engraved Sigil legendary item icon.
    H

    Holy Avenger's Engraved Sigil - Head

    2

    Your Avenger's Shield has a 35% chance to have its cooldown instantly reset when used.

  5. The Mad Paragon legendary item icon.
    T

    The Mad Paragon - Feet

    2

    Hammer of Wrath deals 30% additional damage and extends the duration of Avenging Wrath by 1 sec.

Trinkets

Based on the gear observed on the 50 highest rated Protection Paladins in Mythic+, the trinkets to use are:

  1. Blood-Spattered Scale item icon.
    B

    Blood-Spattered Scale

    44

    Ilvl 252
    Stats
    +98 strength
    +52 speed
    Effects
    Use: Inflict 11,934 Shadow damage split between all nearby enemies, and form a Blood Barrier on yourself. The Blood Barrier absorbs 49,966 damage for 10 sec. Damage and absorption are increased for each enemy struck, up to 5 enemies. (2 Min Cooldown)
    Rank Mythic

  2. Splintered Heart of Al'ar item icon.
    S

    Splintered Heart of Al'ar

    35

    Ilvl 226
    Stats
    +77 strength
    Effects
    Equip: Absorbs up to 41,770 damage from a lethal attack. When this effect occurs, erupt in a burst of flames, inflicting 11,343 Fire damage to nearby allies and enemies, and recovering 32,752 health. This effect can only occur once every 8 min.
    Rank Mythic

  3. Anima Field Emitter item icon.
    A

    Anima Field Emitter

    2

    Ilvl 236
    Stats
    +85 strength
    Effects
    Equip: Your attacks have a high chance to create an Anima Field at your location for 8 sec. Standing within the field grants you 309 Haste.
    Rank Mythic

  4. Shard of Annhylde's Aegis item icon.
    S

    Shard of Annhylde's Aegis

    2

    Ilvl 239
    Stats
    +87 strength
    Effects
    Use: Call upon Annhylde's Aegis for protection, reducing damage you take from enemies in front of you by 6,230 for 8 sec. If the Aegis absorbs at least 21,803 damage, it becomes overcharged and will expel coalesced power, dealing 3,472 Holy damage to all enemies in front of you as it expires. (1 Min 30 Sec Cooldown)
    Rank Heroic

  5. Titanic Ocular Gland item icon.
    T

    Titanic Ocular Gland

    2

    Ilvl 252
    Stats
    +98 strength
    Effects
    Equip: While your health is above 50% you are judged Worthy, increasing your highest secondary stat by 132. While your health is below 50% you are judged Unworthy, decreasing your highest secondary stat by 132.
    Rank Mythic

Gems

Based on the sockets observed on the 50 highest Protection Paladins in Mythic+, the gems to use are:

  1. Quick Jewel Cluster icon.
    Q

    Quick Jewel Cluster

    54

    +16 Haste

  2. Versatile Jewel Cluster icon.
    V

    Versatile Jewel Cluster

    51

    +16 Versatility

  3. Masterful Jewel Cluster icon.
    M

    Masterful Jewel Cluster

    7

    +16 Mastery

  4. Deadly Jewel Cluster icon.
    D

    Deadly Jewel Cluster

    3

    +16 Critical Strike

  5. Straddling Sage Agate icon.
    S

    Straddling Sage Agate

    1

    +5% Movement Speed

Domination Shards

Based on the sockets observed on the 50 highest Protection Paladins in Mythic+, the domination shards to use are:

  1. Foreboding Shard of Dyz icon.
    F

    Foreboding Shard of Dyz

    10

    |CFF20ff20Damaging a target increases your damage done to that target by 0.44% for 4 sec, stacking up to 3 times.|R

  2. Foreboding Shard of Kyr icon.
    F

    Foreboding Shard of Kyr

    8

    |CFF20ff20Gain 1,178 Absorb every 5 sec, up to a cap of 5,892.|R

  3. Foreboding Shard of Cor icon.
    F

    Foreboding Shard of Cor

    7

    |CFF20ff20Your damage is increased by 2.63% for 20 sec after attacking an enemy you have not yet damaged.|R

  4. Foreboding Shard of Zed icon.
    F

    Foreboding Shard of Zed

    6

    |CFF20ff20Your 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.|R

  5. Desolate Shard of Bek icon.
    D

    Desolate Shard of Bek

    5

    |CFF20ff20Your damage is increased by 2.3% when you have 50% or more health than your target.|R

Back Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Protection Paladins in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Back item are:

  1. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Leech enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Leech

    31

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & +30 Leech

  2. Enchant Cloak - Soul Vitality enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Soul Vitality

    8

    Enchanted: +30 Stamina

  3. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Avoidance enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Avoidance

    8

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & +30 Avoidance

Chest Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Protection Paladins in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Chest item are:

  1. Enchant Chest - Eternal Stats enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Stats

    43

    Enchanted: Primary Stats +30

  2. Enchant Chest - Eternal Bulwark enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Bulwark

    3

    Enchanted: +25 Armor & +20 Primary Stat

  3. Enchant Chest - Eternal Skirmish enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Skirmish

    3

    Enchanted: Eternal Skirmish

Wrist Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Protection Paladins in Mythic+, 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

    8

    Enchanted: Shaded Hearthing

Hands Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Protection Paladins in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Hands item are:

  1. Enchant Gloves - Eternal Strength enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Gloves - Eternal Strength

    44

    Enchanted: +15 Strength

  2. Enchant Gloves - Shadowlands Gathering enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Gloves - Shadowlands Gathering

    3

    Enchanted: Shadowlands Gathering

Feet Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Protection Paladins in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Feet item are:

  1. Enchant Boots - Soul Treads enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Boots - Soul Treads

    18

    Enchanted: Soul Treads

Ring Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Protection Paladins in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Ring items are:

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Haste

    48

    Enchanted: +16 Haste

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Versatility

    44

    Enchanted: +16 Versatility

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Mastery

    6

    Enchanted: +16 Mastery

Main Hand Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Protection Paladins in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Main Hand item are:

  1. Enchant Weapon - Celestial Guidance enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Celestial Guidance

    41

    Enchanted: Celestial Guidance

  2. Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation

    4

    Enchanted: Sinful Revelation

  3. Enchant Weapon - Lightless Force enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Lightless Force

    3

    Enchanted: Lightless Force

Talents

Based on the talents observed on 50 highest rated Protection Paladins in Mythic+, the talents to use are:

    1. Blessed Hammer talent icon.
      B
      35

      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
      14

      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.

    3. Redoubt talent icon.
      R
      1

      Redoubt

      Shield of the Righteous increases your Strength and Stamina by 2% for 10 sec, stacking up to 3.

    1. First Avenger talent icon.
      F
      47

      First Avenger

      Avenger's Shield hits 2 additional targets, and grants you an absorb shield for 100% of all damage it deals.

    2. Crusader's Judgment talent icon.
      C
      3

      Crusader's Judgment

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

    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. Blinding Light talent icon.
      B
      34

      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.

    2. Fist of Justice talent icon.
      F
      14

      Fist of Justice

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

    3. Repentance talent icon.
      R
      2

      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
      42

      Unbreakable Spirit

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

    2. Cavalier talent icon.
      C
      6

      Cavalier

      Divine Steed now has 2 charges.

    3. Blessing of Spellwarding talent icon.
      B
      2

      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
      48

      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. Consecrated Ground talent icon.
      C
      41

      Consecrated Ground

      Your Consecration is 15% larger, and enemies within it have 50% reduced movement speed.

    2. Hand of the Protector talent icon.
      H
      8

      Hand of the Protector

      Word of Glory's healing is increased by the target's missing health, on any target.

    3. Judgment of Light talent icon.
      J
      1

      Judgment of Light

      Judgment causes the next 25 successful attacks against the target to heal the attacker for 84.

    1. Righteous Protector talent icon.
      R
      34

      Righteous Protector

      Each Holy Power spent reduces the remaining cooldown on Avenging Wrath and Guardian of Ancient Kings by 1 sec.

    2. Final Stand talent icon.
      F
      15

      Final Stand

      During Divine Shield, all targets within 15 yards are taunted.

    3. Sanctified Wrath talent icon.
      S
      1

      Sanctified Wrath

      Avenging Wrath lasts 25% longer and causes Judgment to generate 1 additional Holy Power.

PvP Talents

Based on the talents observed on 50 highest rated Protection Paladins in Mythic+, the PvP talents to use are:

  1. Steed of Glory PvP talent icon.
    S

    Steed of Glory

    39

  2. Guardian of the Forgotten Queen PvP talent icon.
    G

    Guardian of the Forgotten Queen

    32

  3. Shield of Virtue PvP talent icon.
    S

    Shield of Virtue

    23

  4. Unbound Freedom PvP talent icon.
    U

    Unbound Freedom

    18

  5. Judgments of the Pure PvP talent icon.
    J

    Judgments of the Pure

    10

Covenant

Kyrian icon.
K
42
Kyri
Necrolord icon.
N
0
Necr
Night Fae icon.
N
0
Nigh
Venthyr icon.
V
8
Vent

Based on the covenants chosen by the 50 highest rated Protection Paladins in Mythic+, the covenants to pick are:

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

Soulbind

Based on the covenants chosen by the 50 highest rated Protection Paladins in Mythic+, the soulbinds to pick are:

  1. Pelagos icon.
    P

    Pelagos

    21

    The traits to use with Pelagos are:

    1. 21

      Combat Meditation

    2. 21

      Let Go of the Past

    3. 20

      Better Together

    4. 17

      Bond of Friendship

    5. 15

      Road of Trials

    6. 5

      Focusing Mantra

    7. 4

      Cleansed Vestments

    8. 1

      Path of the Devoted

    9. 1

      Phial of Patience

  2. Forgelite Prime Mikanikos icon.
    F

    Forgelite Prime Mikanikos

    15

    The traits to use with Forgelite Prime Mikanikos are:

    1. 15

      Bron's Call to Action

    2. 15

      Hammer of Genesis

    3. 12

      Soulglow Spectrometer

    4. 9

      Forgelite Filter

    5. 8

      Regenerating Materials

    6. 7

      Resilient Plumage

    7. 6

      Charged Additive

    8. 3

      Reactive Retrofitting

  3. Kleia icon.
    K

    Kleia

    6

    The traits to use with Kleia are:

    1. 6

      Cleansing Rites

    2. 6

      Valiant Strikes

    3. 5

      Spear of the Archon

    4. 4

      Ascendant Phial

    5. 4

      Pointed Courage

    6. 3

      Light the Path

    7. 2

      Bearer's Pursuit

    8. 2

      Mentorship

    9. 1

      Hope Springs Eternal

  4. General Draven icon.
    G

    General Draven

    4

    The traits to use with General Draven are:

    1. 4

      Move As One

    2. 4

      Service In Stone

    3. 4

      Unbreakable Body

    4. 3

      Superior Tactics

    5. 2

      Regenerative Stone Skin

    6. 1

      Built for War

    7. 1

      Intimidation Tactics

  5. Nadjia The Mistblade icon.
    N

    Nadjia The Mistblade

    2

    The traits to use with Nadjia The Mistblade are:

    1. 2

      Agent of Chaos

    2. 2

      Friends in Low Places

    3. 2

      Nimble Steps

    4. 2

      Thrill Seeker

    5. 1

      Exacting Preparation

    6. 1

      Familiar Predicaments

potency conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 50 highest rated Protection Paladins in Mythic+, the potency conduits to use are:

  1. Ringing Clarity conduit icon.
    R

    Ringing Clarity

    37

  2. Vengeful Shock conduit icon.
    V

    Vengeful Shock

    36

  3. Adaptive Armor Fragment conduit icon.
    A

    Adaptive Armor Fragment

    12

endurance conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 50 highest rated Protection Paladins in Mythic+, the endurance conduits to use are:

  1. Resolute Defender conduit icon.
    R

    Resolute Defender

    50

  2. Shielding Words conduit icon.
    S

    Shielding Words

    43

  3. Golden Path conduit icon.
    G

    Golden Path

    34

finesse conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 50 highest rated Protection Paladins in Mythic+, the finesse conduits to use are:

  1. Light's Barding conduit icon.
    L

    Light's Barding

    26

  2. Echoing Blessings conduit icon.
    E

    Echoing Blessings

    5

  3. Wrench Evil conduit icon.
    W

    Wrench Evil

    2