Mythic+ Protection Paladin

Protection Paladin
Season 3
50 characters
3605 - 3908

This guide is dedicated to building a PvE Protection Paladin equipped to prevail in Mythic+ in World of Warcraft Dragonflight 10.2.5. It is based on an analysis of the top 50 characters from Season 3 across the US, EU, KR, and TW regions, including 冷丶演 from World Tree (TW) — currently ranked as the best Protection Paladin in Mythic+.

The guide covers stat priority, the most effective races, widely used talents, the best equipment, as well as the ideal embellishments, enchantments, and gems for a Protection Paladin. To ensure better accuracy, it checks each character's last time played, specialization usage frequency, and equipment type. Updated every 12 hours, it ensures the most current and effective builds are always at your fingertips.

Top Protection Paladins

  1. 1
    冷丶演
    World Tree (TW)
    489 ilvl
    3908
  2. 2
    Noobadin
    Sargeras (US)
    488 ilvl
    3863
  3. 3
    루돌프
    Azshara (KR)
    488 ilvl
    3822
  4. 4
    Лолахд
    Howling Fjord (EU)
    488 ilvl
    3821
  5. 5
    Arlytha
    Frostmourne (US)
    489 ilvl
    3734

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
+2509
23% Critical Strike
+6454
43% Haste
+4069
35% Mastery
+2539
12% Versatility
  1. Haste
  2. Mastery
  3. Versatility
  4. Critical Strike
Minor Stats
+265
4% Avoidance
+903
6% Leech
+267
5% Speed
  1. Leech
  2. Speed
  3. Avoidance

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 Mythic+, here are the other races that also stand out due to their advantageous traits.

  1. Dwarf
    35
  2. Human
    7
  3. Blood Elf
    6
  4. Draenei
    1
  5. Tauren
    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
50
Blessing of Freedom
30
Hammer of Wrath
50
Cleanse Toxins
39
Auras of the Resolute
50
Obduracy
5
Auras of Swift Vengeance
3
Turn Evil
4
Fist of Justice
16
Divine Steed
50
Greater Judgment
50
Blinding Light
44
Cavalier
50
Seasoned Warhorse
21
Rebuke
50
Holy Aegis
50
Avenging Wrath
50
Justification
50
Punishment
20
Golden Path
8
Blessing of Sacrifice
50
Sanctified Plates
50
Blessing of Protection
26
Unbound Freedom
5
Lightforged Blessing
29
Seal of Mercy
0
Afterimage
0
Sacrifice of the Just
43
Unbreakable Spirit
50
Improved Blessing of Protection
0
Crusader's Reprieve
49
Strength of Conviction
0
Judgment of Light
0
Seal of Might
50
Divine Purpose
1
Seal of Alacrity
50
Incandescence
0
Faith's Armor
0
Of Dusk and Dawn
50
Divine Toll
50
Seal of the Crusader
50
Seal of Order
50
Divine Resonance
49
Zealot's Paragon
50

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
48
Inspiring Vanguard
18
Ardent Defender
50
Barricade of Faith
44
Consecration in Flame
50
Consecrated Ground
7
Bulwark of Order
50
Blessing of Spellwarding
38
Light of the Titans
0
Strength in Adversity
43
Tyr's Enforcer
50
Relentless Inquisitor
45
Sentinel
46
Seal of Charity
0
Faith in the Light
0
Seal of Reprisal
0
Bastion of Light
2
Guardian of Ancient Kings
50
Hand of the Protector
0
Crusader's Judgment
50
Soaring Shield
47
Gift of the Golden Val'kyr
50
Uther's Counsel
0
Sanctified Wrath
50
Ferren Marcus's Fervor
0
Eye of Tyr
50
Resolute Defender
50
Moment of Glory
0
Bulwark of Righteous Fury
50
Inmost Light
45
Final Stand
50
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
16
Steed of Glory
33
Sacred Duty
7
Judgments of the Pure
25
Guardian of the Forgotten Queen
21
Guarded by the Light
0
Inquisition
2
Warrior of Light
15
Shield of Virtue
9
Luminescence
7
Aura of Reckoning
11
Searing Glare
0

Equipment

Equipment directly determines a character's power level in World of Warcraft. These items are acquired from diverse sources: they can drop in dungeons and raids, be discovered across the world, be crafted through various professions, obtained from PvP vendors, or chosen as rewards from the Great Vault.

Each piece of equipment 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. set
    Zealous Pyreknight's Barbute
    50

Neck

  1. Elemental Lariat
    35
  2. Torc of Passed Time
    7
  3. Ironshell Pendant
    5
  4. Chain of the Green Flight
    1
  5. Eye of the Rising Flame
    1

Shoulders

  1. set
    Zealous Pyreknight's Ailettes
    49
  2. Primal Molten Pauldrons
    1

Back

  1. Drape of the Loyal Vassal
    12
  2. Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl
    12
  3. Zealous Pyreknight's Banner
    7
  4. Inflammable Drapeleaf
    4
  5. Shadowfeather Shawl
    4

Chest

  1. set
    Zealous Pyreknight's Warplate
    49
  2. Unceasing Footman's Breastplate
    1

Wrist

  1. Zealous Pyreknight's Flameguards
    12
  2. Agonizing Manacles
    11
  3. Primal Molten Vambraces
    8
  4. Vigilant Protector's Bracers
    8
  5. Zealous Commander's Cuffs
    4

Hands

  1. set
    Zealous Pyreknight's Jeweled Gauntlets
    50

Waist

  1. Zealous Pyreknight's Emblem
    17
  2. Primal Molten Greatbelt
    8
  3. Phlegethic Girdle
    6
  4. Smoldering Chevalier's Greatbelt
    5
  5. Unwinding Eon Girdle
    5

Legs

  1. Frostfire Legguards of Preparation
    40
  2. set
    Zealous Pyreknight's Cuisses
    6
  3. Seared Ironwood Greaves
    2
  4. Petrified Wickerplate Greaves
    1
  5. Triton Legplates
    1

Feet

  1. Zealous Pyreknight's Dreamstompers
    22
  2. Primal Molten Sabatons
    13
  3. Fatty Hooves of Gory Comfort
    3
  4. Fused Obsidian Sabatons
    3
  5. Insurgent Flame Warboots
    3

Rings

  1. Signet of Titanic Insight
    38
  2. Ring-Bound Hourglass
    18
  3. Arch-Druid's Tainted Seal
    7
  4. Band of Callous Dominance
    7
  5. Band of Burning Thorns
    5

Trinkets

  1. Prophetic Stonescales
    46
  2. Fyrakk's Tainted Rageheart
    40
  3. Ember of Nullification
    4
  4. Augury of the Primal Flame
    3
  5. Cataclysmic Signet Brand
    3

Main Hand

  1. Gholak, the Final Conflagration
    39
  2. Volcoross's Barbed Fang
    5
  3. Adulation Enforcer
    2
  4. Corrupted Knot
    2
  5. Primal Molten Longsword
    1

Off Hand

  1. Verdant Matrix Beacon
    13
  2. Defender of the Ancient
    9
  3. Desiccated Husk Shield
    8
  4. Disc of Indomitable Will
    7
  5. Barnacled Shell Buckler
    5

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. Prepared Time
    40
  2. Elemental Lariat
    35
  3. Roiling Shadowflame
    18
  4. Allied Wristgaurds Of Companionship
    3
  5. Potion Absorption Inhibitor
    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 Mythic+, essential for optimizing combat effectiveness.

Head

  1. Incandescent Essence
    50

Back

  1. Regenerative Leech
    46
  2. Graceful Avoidance
    3

Chest

  1. Waking Stats
    37
  2. Sustained Strength
    11
  3. Reserve of Intellect
    2

Wrist

  1. +200 Leech
    46
  2. +200 Avoidance
    4

Waist

  1. Shadowed Belt Clasp
    47
  2. Shadowed Belt Clasp
    1

Legs

  1. Fierce Armor Kit
    47
  2. Frosted Armor Kit
    3

Feet

  1. Watcher's Loam
    27
  2. Plainsrunner's Breeze
    23

Rings

  1. +82 Haste
    46
  2. +82 Mastery
    25
  3. +82 Critical Strike
    15

Main Hand

  1. Sophic Devotion
    33
  2. Wafting Devotion
    15
  3. Shadowflame Wreathe
    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 Mythic+.

  1. Keen Ysemerald
    121
  2. Keen Neltharite
    50
  3. Zen Neltharite
    36
  4. Fierce Illimited Diamond
    33
  5. Radiant Alexstraszite
    27