mm+ 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 3206
Lowest rating 2859

Stat Priority

+312
14% Crit
+906
27% Hast
+941
35% Mast
+554
14% 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. Mastery
  2. Haste
  3. Versatility
  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

    23
  2. Dwarf icon.
    D

    Dwarf

    15
  3. Human icon.
    H

    Human

    6
  4. Lightforged Draenei icon.
    L

    Lightforged Draenei

    3
  5. Tauren icon.
    T

    Tauren

    2

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

    39

    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. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Neck

    18

    Gain the legendary effect of Divine Resonance: After casting Divine Toll, you instantly cast Avenger's Shield every 5 sec. This effect lasts 15 sec.

  3. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Wrist

    12

    Gain the legendary effect of Divine Resonance: After casting Divine Toll, you instantly cast Avenger's Shield every 5 sec. This effect lasts 15 sec.

  4. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Waist

    11

    Gain the legendary effect of Radiant Embers: Ashen Hallow's duration is increased by 50%. Cancelling your Ashen Hallow early will reduce its cooldown by up to 50%, proportional to its remaining duration.

  5. Bulwark of Righteous Fury legendary item icon.
    B

    Bulwark of Righteous Fury - Shoulders

    10

    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.

Trinkets

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

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

    Shard of Annhylde's Aegis

    33

    Ilvl 304
    Stats
    +160 strength
    Effects
    Use: Call upon Annhylde's Aegis for protection, reducing damage you take from enemies in front of you by 15,463 for 8 sec. If the Aegis absorbs at least 54,114 damage, it becomes overcharged and will expel coalesced power, dealing 8,617 Holy damage to all enemies in front of you as it expires. (1 Min 30 Sec Cooldown)
    Rank Fated Mythic

  2. Old Warrior's Soul item icon.
    O

    Old Warrior's Soul

    30

    Ilvl 311
    Stats
    +171 strength
    Effects
    Equip: While in combat your rage builds, increasing your Haste by 50 every 20 sec, stacking up to 5 times.
    Equip: When a nearby ally's health drops below 50%, sacrifice 6,488 of your health to heal them for the same amount. May only occur every 1 min.
    Rank Fated Mythic

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

    Splintered Heart of Al'ar

    10

    Ilvl 304
    Stats
    +160 strength
    Effects
    Equip: Absorbs up to 125,945 damage from a lethal attack. When this effect occurs, erupt in a burst of flames, inflicting 33,888 Fire damage to nearby allies and enemies, and recovering 97,846 health. This effect can only occur once every 8 min.
    Rank Fated Mythic

  4. Enforcer's Stun Grenade item icon.
    E

    Enforcer's Stun Grenade

    8

    Ilvl 304
    Stats
    +184 versatility
    Effects
    Use: Grants 942 Versatility for 20 sec. (2 Min Cooldown)
    Rank Mythic

  5. So'leah's Secret Technique item icon.
    S

    So'leah's Secret Technique

    7

    Ilvl 304
    Stats
    +160 strength
    Effects
    Use: Select a player in your party or raid, granting them 20 of their highest secondary stat, and granting you 125 of that same stat, for 30 min. (1 Sec Cooldown)
    Rank Mythic

Tier Set

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

  1. Luminous Chevalier's Gauntlets item icon.
    L

    Luminous Chevalier's Gauntlets

    47

    Ilvl 311
    Stats
    +135 strength
    +308 stamina
    +44 haste
    +108 mastery
    Enchant
    +15 Strength
    Set
    Set: Casting Shield of the Righteous increases your Block chance by 4% for 15 sec, stacking up to 3 times.
    Set: When you take damage, you have a chance equal to 100% of your Block chance to cast Judgment at your attacker.
    Rank Fated Mythic

  2. Luminous Chevalier's Casque item icon.
    L

    Luminous Chevalier's Casque

    47

    Ilvl 311
    Stats
    +179 strength
    +411 stamina
    +87 haste
    +116 versatility
    Set
    Set: Casting Shield of the Righteous increases your Block chance by 4% for 15 sec, stacking up to 3 times.
    Set: When you take damage, you have a chance equal to 100% of your Block chance to cast Judgment at your attacker.
    Rank Fated Mythic

  3. Luminous Chevalier's Plackart item icon.
    L

    Luminous Chevalier's Plackart

    47

    Ilvl 311
    Stats
    +179 strength
    +411 stamina
    +61 critical-strike
    +141 haste
    +87 leech
    Enchant
    Primary Stats +30
    Reinforced (+32 Stamina)
    Set
    Set: Casting Shield of the Righteous increases your Block chance by 4% for 15 sec, stacking up to 3 times.
    Set: When you take damage, you have a chance equal to 100% of your Block chance to cast Judgment at your attacker.
    Rank Fated Mythic

  4. Luminous Chevalier's Robes item icon.
    L

    Luminous Chevalier's Robes

    34

    Ilvl 311
    Stats
    +179 strength
    +411 stamina
    +132 critical-strike
    +71 mastery
    Set
    Set: Casting Shield of the Righteous increases your Block chance by 4% for 15 sec, stacking up to 3 times.
    Set: When you take damage, you have a chance equal to 100% of your Block chance to cast Judgment at your attacker.
    Rank Fated Mythic

  5. Luminous Chevalier's Epaulettes item icon.
    L

    Luminous Chevalier's Epaulettes

    33

    Ilvl 311
    Stats
    +135 strength
    +308 stamina
    +100 critical-strike
    +52 versatility
    +65 speed
    Set
    Set: Casting Shield of the Righteous increases your Block chance by 4% for 15 sec, stacking up to 3 times.
    Set: When you take damage, you have a chance equal to 100% of your Block chance to cast Judgment at your attacker.
    Rank Fated Mythic

Gems

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

  1. Masterful Jewel Cluster icon.
    M

    Masterful Jewel Cluster

    177

    +16 Mastery

  2. Quick Jewel Cluster icon.
    Q

    Quick Jewel Cluster

    35

    +16 Haste

  3. Versatile Jewel Cluster icon.
    V

    Versatile Jewel Cluster

    12

    +16 Versatility

  4. Deadly Jewel Cluster icon.
    D

    Deadly Jewel Cluster

    6

    +16 Critical Strike

  5. Straddling Sage Agate icon.
    S

    Straddling Sage Agate

    6

    +5% Movement Speed

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

    38

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & +30 Leech

  2. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Avoidance enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Avoidance

    10

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & +30 Avoidance

  3. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed

    1

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & Minor Speed Increase

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

    48

    Enchanted: Primary Stats +30

  2. Enchant Chest - Eternal Skirmish enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Skirmish

    2

    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

    15

    Enchanted: +15 Intellect

  2. Enchant Bracers - Shaded Hearthing enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Bracers - Shaded Hearthing

    14

    Enchanted: Shaded Hearthing

  3. Enchant Bracers - Illuminated Soul enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Bracers - Illuminated Soul

    1

    Enchanted: +10 Intellect

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

    49

    Enchanted: +15 Strength

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

    21

    Enchanted: Soul Treads

  2. Enchant Boots - Eternal Agility enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Boots - Eternal Agility

    1

    Enchanted: +15 Agility

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 Mastery enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Mastery

    78

    Enchanted: +16 Mastery

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Haste

    18

    Enchanted: +16 Haste

  3. Enchant Ring - Tenet of Critical Strike enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Critical Strike

    2

    Enchanted: +16 Critical Strike

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

    49

    Enchanted: Celestial Guidance

  2. Enchant Weapon - Ascended Vigor enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Ascended Vigor

    1

    Enchanted: Ascended Vigor

Talents

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

    1. Holy Shield talent icon.
      H
      47

      Holy Shield

      Your block chance is increased by 20%, you are able to block spells, and your successful blocks deal 121 Holy damage to your attacker.

    2. Blessed Hammer talent icon.
      B
      2

      Blessed Hammer

      Throws a Blessed Hammer that spirals outward, dealing 123 Holy damage to enemies and reducing the next damage they deal to you by 340. Generates 1 Holy Power.

    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
      40

      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
      10

      Fist of Justice

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

    3. Repentance talent icon.
      R
      0

      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
      40

      Unbreakable Spirit

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

    2. Blessing of Spellwarding talent icon.
      B
      6

      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.

    3. Cavalier talent icon.
      C
      4

      Cavalier

      Divine Steed now has 2 charges.

    1. Divine Purpose talent icon.
      D
      46

      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
      4

      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. Judgment of Light talent icon.
      J
      25

      Judgment of Light

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

    2. Hand of the Protector talent icon.
      H
      21

      Hand of the Protector

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

    3. Consecrated Ground talent icon.
      C
      4

      Consecrated Ground

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

    1. Righteous Protector talent icon.
      R
      45

      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
      5

      Final Stand

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

    3. Sanctified Wrath talent icon.
      S
      0

      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

    28

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

    Guardian of the Forgotten Queen

    27

  3. Unbound Freedom PvP talent icon.
    U

    Unbound Freedom

    25

  4. Shield of Virtue PvP talent icon.
    S

    Shield of Virtue

    15

  5. Warrior of Light PvP talent icon.
    W

    Warrior of Light

    12

Covenant

Kyrian icon.
K
46
Kyri
Necrolord icon.
N
1
Necr
Night Fae icon.
N
0
Nigh
Venthyr icon.
V
3
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. Forgelite Prime Mikanikos icon.
    F

    Forgelite Prime Mikanikos

    46

    The traits to use with Forgelite Prime Mikanikos are:

    1. 46

      Bron's Call to Action

    2. 46

      Effusive Anima Accelerator

    3. 45

      Hammer of Genesis

    4. 45

      Soulglow Spectrometer

    5. 42

      Forgelite Filter

    6. 34

      Resilient Plumage

    7. 12

      Regenerating Materials

    8. 4

      Charged Additive

    9. 1

      Reactive Retrofitting

    10. 1

      Soulsteel Clamps

  2. Nadjia The Mistblade icon.
    N

    Nadjia The Mistblade

    3

    The traits to use with Nadjia The Mistblade are:

    1. 2

      Agent of Chaos

    2. 2

      Friends in Low Places

    3. 2

      Thrill Seeker

    4. 1

      Exacting Preparation

    5. 1

      Fatal Flaw

    6. 1

      Nimble Steps

  3. Plague Deviser Marileth icon.
    P

    Plague Deviser Marileth

    1

    The traits to use with Plague Deviser Marileth are:

    1. 1

      Kevin's Keyring

    2. 1

      Kevin's Oozeling

    3. 1

      Plaguey's Preemptive Strike

    4. 1

      Ultimate Form

    5. 1

      Viscous Trail

    6. 1

      Volatile Solvent

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

    46

  2. Vengeful Shock conduit icon.
    V

    Vengeful Shock

    43

  3. Punish the Guilty conduit icon.
    P

    Punish the Guilty

    2

endurance conduits

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

  1. Golden Path conduit icon.
    G

    Golden Path

    47

  2. Resolute Defender conduit icon.
    R

    Resolute Defender

    46

  3. Shielding Words conduit icon.
    S

    Shielding Words

    46

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

    47

  2. Echoing Blessings conduit icon.
    E

    Echoing Blessings

    2