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 3793
Lowest rating 3458

Stat Priority

+252
13% Crit
+915
28% Hast
+903
34% Mast
+389
10% 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. Mastery
  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

    31
  2. Tauren icon.
    T

    Tauren

    8
  3. Human icon.
    H

    Human

    4
  4. Dark Iron Dwarf icon.
    D

    Dark Iron Dwarf

    3
  5. Dwarf icon.
    D

    Dwarf

    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

    41

    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 - Waist

    28

    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 - Feet

    8

    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. Bulwark of Righteous Fury legendary item icon.
    B

    Bulwark of Righteous Fury - Shoulders

    6

    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.

  5. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Legs

    5

    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.

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

    37

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +125 strength
    Effects
    Use: Inflict 13,251 Shadow damage split between all nearby enemies, and form a Blood Barrier on yourself. The Blood Barrier absorbs 55,471 damage for 10 sec. Damage and absorption are increased for each enemy struck, up to 5 enemies. (2 Min Cooldown)
    Rank Mythic

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

    Shard of Annhylde's Aegis

    18

    Ilvl 252
    Stats
    +98 strength
    Effects
    Use: Call upon Annhylde's Aegis for protection, reducing damage you take from enemies in front of you by 7,531 for 8 sec. If the Aegis absorbs at least 26,356 damage, it becomes overcharged and will expel coalesced power, dealing 4,197 Holy damage to all enemies in front of you as it expires. (1 Min 30 Sec Cooldown)
    Rank Mythic

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

    So'leah's Secret Technique

    11

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +125 strength
    Effects
    Use: Select a player in your party or raid, granting them 18 of their highest secondary stat, and granting you 113 of that same stat, for 30 min.
    Rank Mythic

  4. Codex of the First Technique item icon.
    C

    Codex of the First Technique

    11

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +265 stamina
    Effects
    Equip: Taking damage grants you a chance to unleash the First Technique for 12 sec, reflecting 10% of incoming damage, up to a maximum of 762 damage absorbed per blow.
    Rank Mythic

  5. Weave of Warped Fates item icon.
    W

    Weave of Warped Fates

    7

    Ilvl 252
    Stats
    +98 strength
    Effects
    Equip: If you are killed by no more than 61,341 damage, the Weave of Warped Fates will unwind your fate, returning yourself to life and healing for 69,677. This effect can only occur once every 8 min.
    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

    50

    Ilvl 285
    Stats
    +106 strength
    +227 stamina
    +40 haste
    +98 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 Mythic

  2. Luminous Chevalier's Plackart item icon.
    L

    Luminous Chevalier's Plackart

    46

    Ilvl 285
    Stats
    +141 strength
    +303 stamina
    +56 critical-strike
    +128 haste
    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 Mythic

  3. Luminous Chevalier's Casque item icon.
    L

    Luminous Chevalier's Casque

    43

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +132 strength
    +279 stamina
    +77 haste
    +103 versatility
    +77 indestructible
    Gem
    +16 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 Mythic

  4. Luminous Chevalier's Robes item icon.
    L

    Luminous Chevalier's Robes

    33

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +132 strength
    +279 stamina
    +117 critical-strike
    +62 mastery
    +77 leech
    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 Mythic

  5. Luminous Chevalier's Epaulettes item icon.
    L

    Luminous Chevalier's Epaulettes

    32

    Ilvl 285
    Stats
    +106 strength
    +227 stamina
    +91 critical-strike
    +47 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 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

    161

    +16 Mastery

  2. Versatile Jewel Cluster icon.
    V

    Versatile Jewel Cluster

    32

    +16 Versatility

  3. Quick Jewel Cluster icon.
    Q

    Quick Jewel Cluster

    27

    +16 Haste

  4. Straddling Sage Agate icon.
    S

    Straddling Sage Agate

    4

    +5% Movement Speed

  5. Straddling Jewel Doublet icon.
    S

    Straddling Jewel Doublet

    3

    Speed increased by 13 for each Shadowlands gem you have socketed.

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

    39

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & +30 Leech

  2. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Avoidance enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Avoidance

    6

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & +30 Avoidance

  3. Enchant Cloak - Soul Vitality enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Soul Vitality

    4

    Enchanted: +30 Stamina

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

    46

    Enchanted: Primary Stats +30

  2. Enchant Chest - Eternal Bulwark enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Bulwark

    2

    Enchanted: +25 Armor & +20 Primary Stat

  3. Enchant Chest - Eternal Skirmish enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Skirmish

    1

    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

    8

    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

    24

    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

    79

    Enchanted: +16 Mastery

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Haste

    13

    Enchanted: +16 Haste

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Versatility

    8

    Enchanted: +16 Versatility

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

    48

    Enchanted: Celestial Guidance

  2. Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation

    2

    Enchanted: Sinful Revelation

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
      50

      Holy Shield

      Your block chance is increased by 15%, you are able to block spells, and your successful blocks deal 120 Holy damage to your attacker.

    2. Redoubt talent icon.
      R
      0

      Redoubt

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

    3. Blessed Hammer talent icon.
      B
      0

      Blessed Hammer

      Throws a Blessed Hammer that spirals outward, dealing 120 Holy damage to enemies and reducing the next damage they deal to you by 340. Generates 1 Holy Power.

    1. First Avenger talent icon.
      F
      48

      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
      2

      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
      46

      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
      4

      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
      50

      Unbreakable Spirit

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

    2. Cavalier talent icon.
      C
      0

      Cavalier

      Divine Steed now has 2 charges.

    3. Blessing of Spellwarding talent icon.
      B
      0

      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
      45

      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
      3

      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
      2

      Holy Avenger

      Your Holy Power generation is tripled for 20 sec.

    1. Hand of the Protector talent icon.
      H
      30

      Hand of the Protector

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

    2. Judgment of Light talent icon.
      J
      12

      Judgment of Light

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

    3. Consecrated Ground talent icon.
      C
      8

      Consecrated Ground

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

    1. Righteous Protector talent icon.
      R
      44

      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
      6

      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. Guardian of the Forgotten Queen PvP talent icon.
    G

    Guardian of the Forgotten Queen

    29

  2. Steed of Glory PvP talent icon.
    S

    Steed of Glory

    29

  3. Shield of Virtue PvP talent icon.
    S

    Shield of Virtue

    19

  4. Unbound Freedom PvP talent icon.
    U

    Unbound Freedom

    15

  5. Warrior of Light PvP talent icon.
    W

    Warrior of Light

    13

Covenant

Kyrian icon.
K
48
Kyri
Necrolord icon.
N
0
Necr
Night Fae icon.
N
0
Nigh
Venthyr icon.
V
2
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

    48

    The traits to use with Forgelite Prime Mikanikos are:

    1. 48

      Bron's Call to Action

    2. 48

      Effusive Anima Accelerator

    3. 48

      Hammer of Genesis

    4. 48

      Soulglow Spectrometer

    5. 41

      Resilient Plumage

    6. 40

      Forgelite Filter

    7. 8

      Charged Additive

    8. 7

      Regenerating Materials

  2. Nadjia The Mistblade icon.
    N

    Nadjia The Mistblade

    1

    The traits to use with Nadjia The Mistblade are:

    1. 1

      Exacting Preparation

    2. 1

      Fancy Footwork

    3. 1

      Fatal Flaw

    4. 1

      Friends in Low Places

    5. 1

      Nimble Steps

    6. 1

      Thrill Seeker

  3. Theotar The Mad Duke icon.
    T

    Theotar The Mad Duke

    1

    The traits to use with Theotar The Mad Duke are:

    1. 1

      Life is but an Appetizer

    2. 1

      Life of the Party

    3. 1

      Party Favors

    4. 1

      Soothing Shade

    5. 1

      Token of Appreciation

    6. 1

      Watch the Shoes!

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

    47

  2. Vengeful Shock conduit icon.
    V

    Vengeful Shock

    39

  3. Punish the Guilty conduit icon.
    P

    Punish the Guilty

    4

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

    49

  2. Shielding Words conduit icon.
    S

    Shielding Words

    49

  3. Golden Path conduit icon.
    G

    Golden Path

    47

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

    42

  2. Pure Concentration conduit icon.
    P

    Pure Concentration

    3

  3. Echoing Blessings conduit icon.
    E

    Echoing Blessings

    2