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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 3044
Lowest rating 2613

Stat Priority

+223
12% Crit
+793
24% Hast
+606
25% Mast
+548
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. 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

    32
  2. Dwarf icon.
    D

    Dwarf

    5
  3. Tauren icon.
    T

    Tauren

    4
  4. Dark Iron Dwarf icon.
    D

    Dark Iron Dwarf

    3
  5. Human icon.
    H

    Human

    3

Legendary

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

  1. Divine Resonance legendary item icon.
    D

    Divine Resonance - Waist

    26

    After casting Divine Toll, you instantly cast Avenger's Shield every 5 sec. This effect lasts 15 sec.

  2. Bulwark of Righteous Fury legendary item icon.
    B

    Bulwark of Righteous Fury - Ring 1

    15

    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. Bulwark of Righteous Fury legendary item icon.
    B

    Bulwark of Righteous Fury - Shoulders

    5

    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.

  4. Divine Resonance legendary item icon.
    D

    Divine Resonance - Chest

    2

    After casting Divine Toll, you instantly cast Avenger's Shield every 5 sec. This effect lasts 15 sec.

  5. The Mad Paragon legendary item icon.
    T

    The Mad Paragon - Feet

    1

    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

    33

    Ilvl 252
    Stats
    +98 strength
    Effects
    Use: Inflict 11,702 Shadow damage split between all nearby enemies, and form a Blood Barrier on yourself. The Blood Barrier absorbs 48,993 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

    26

    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. Old Warrior's Soul item icon.
    O

    Old Warrior's Soul

    17

    Ilvl 259
    Stats
    +105 strength
    Effects
    Equip: While in combat your rage builds, increasing your Haste by 45 every 20 sec, stacking up to 5 times.
    Equip: When a nearby ally's health drops below 50%, sacrifice 3,508 of your health to heal them for the same amount. May only occur every 1 min.
    Rank Mythic

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

    Splintered Heart of Al'ar

    10

    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 10,941 Fire damage to nearby allies and enemies, and recovering 31,591 health. This effect can only occur once every 8 min.
    Rank Mythic

  5. Reactive Defense Matrix item icon.
    R

    Reactive Defense Matrix

    5

    Ilvl 252
    Stats
    +98 strength
    Effects
    Equip: Taking damage has a chance to trigger your Reactive Defense Matrix, which reflects the next 8,568 damage back at your attacker. Reactive Defense Matrix triggers automatically when your health drops below 20% health. This effect cannot occur more than once per 30 sec.
    Rank Mythic

Gems

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

  1. Versatile Jewel Cluster icon.
    V

    Versatile Jewel Cluster

    70

    +16 Versatility

  2. Masterful Jewel Cluster icon.
    M

    Masterful Jewel Cluster

    68

    +16 Mastery

  3. Quick Jewel Cluster icon.
    Q

    Quick Jewel Cluster

    44

    +16 Haste

  4. Deadly Jewel Cluster icon.
    D

    Deadly Jewel Cluster

    4

    +16 Critical Strike

  5. Straddling Sage Agate icon.
    S

    Straddling Sage Agate

    2

    +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. Portentous Shard of Kyr icon.
    P

    Portentous Shard of Kyr

    42

    Gain 1,346 Absorb every 5 sec, up to a cap of 6,734.

  2. Portentous Shard of Dyz icon.
    P

    Portentous Shard of Dyz

    33

    Damaging a target increases your damage done to that target by 0.50% for 4 sec, stacking up to 3 times.

  3. Portentous Shard of Bek icon.
    P

    Portentous Shard of Bek

    33

    Your damage is increased by 3.0% when you have 50% or more health than your target.

  4. Portentous Shard of Cor icon.
    P

    Portentous Shard of Cor

    33

    Your damage is increased by 3.00% for 20 sec after attacking an enemy you have not yet damaged.

  5. Portentous Shard of Jas icon.
    P

    Portentous Shard of Jas

    14

    Incoming healing you receive is increased by 1.5%. Your maximum health is increased by 612.

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

    28

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & +30 Leech

  2. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed

    13

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & Minor Speed Increase

  3. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Avoidance enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Avoidance

    5

    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

    45

    Enchanted: Primary Stats +30

  2. Enchant Chest - Eternal Skirmish enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Skirmish

    2

    Enchanted: Eternal Skirmish

  3. Enchant Chest - Eternal Bulwark enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Bulwark

    1

    Enchanted: +25 Armor & +20 Primary Stat

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

    21

    Enchanted: +15 Intellect

  2. Enchant Bracers - Shaded Hearthing enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Bracers - Shaded Hearthing

    7

    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

    50

    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

    20

    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

    36

    Enchanted: +16 Mastery

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Versatility

    32

    Enchanted: +16 Versatility

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Haste

    29

    Enchanted: +16 Haste

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 - Lightless Force enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Lightless Force

    1

    Enchanted: Lightless Force

  3. Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation

    1

    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
      39

      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. Blessed Hammer talent icon.
      B
      8

      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.

    3. Redoubt talent icon.
      R
      3

      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
      45

      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
      5

      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
      38

      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
      11

      Fist of Justice

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

    3. Repentance talent icon.
      R
      1

      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
      40

      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
      7

      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
      3

      Holy Avenger

      Your Holy Power generation is tripled for 20 sec.

    1. Hand of the Protector talent icon.
      H
      25

      Hand of the Protector

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

    2. Consecrated Ground talent icon.
      C
      23

      Consecrated Ground

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

    3. Judgment of Light talent icon.
      J
      2

      Judgment of Light

      Judgment causes the next 25 successful attacks against the target to heal the attacker for 83.

    1. Righteous Protector talent icon.
      R
      27

      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
      23

      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

    41

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

    Guardian of the Forgotten Queen

    29

  3. Unbound Freedom PvP talent icon.
    U

    Unbound Freedom

    24

  4. Hallowed Ground PvP talent icon.
    H

    Hallowed Ground

    10

  5. Shield of Virtue PvP talent icon.
    S

    Shield of Virtue

    10

Covenant

Kyrian icon.
K
43
Kyri
Necrolord icon.
N
0
Necr
Night Fae icon.
N
0
Nigh
Venthyr icon.
V
7
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

    40

    The traits to use with Forgelite Prime Mikanikos are:

    1. 40

      Bron's Call to Action

    2. 40

      Effusive Anima Accelerator

    3. 40

      Hammer of Genesis

    4. 40

      Soulglow Spectrometer

    5. 31

      Forgelite Filter

    6. 27

      Resilient Plumage

    7. 13

      Regenerating Materials

    8. 9

      Charged Additive

  2. Theotar The Mad Duke icon.
    T

    Theotar The Mad Duke

    4

    The traits to use with Theotar The Mad Duke are:

    1. 4

      Life is but an Appetizer

    2. 4

      Life of the Party

    3. 4

      Party Favors

    4. 4

      Soothing Shade

    5. 4

      Wasteland Propriety

    6. 4

      Watch the Shoes!

  3. General Draven icon.
    G

    General Draven

    2

    The traits to use with General Draven are:

    1. 2

      Battlefield Presence

    2. 2

      Move As One

    3. 2

      Service In Stone

    4. 2

      Unbreakable Body

    5. 1

      Hold Your Ground

    6. 1

      Intimidation Tactics

    7. 1

      Regenerative Stone Skin

    8. 1

      Superior Tactics

  4. Kleia icon.
    K

    Kleia

    2

    The traits to use with Kleia are:

    1. 2

      Ascendant Phial

    2. 2

      Cleansing Rites

    3. 2

      Hope Springs Eternal

    4. 2

      Light the Path

    5. 2

      Valiant Strikes

    6. 1

      Bearer's Pursuit

    7. 1

      Pointed Courage

  5. 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

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

    43

  2. Vengeful Shock conduit icon.
    V

    Vengeful Shock

    33

  3. Hallowed Discernment conduit icon.
    H

    Hallowed Discernment

    6

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

    48

  2. Shielding Words conduit icon.
    S

    Shielding Words

    45

  3. Golden Path conduit icon.
    G

    Golden Path

    40

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

    48

  2. Echoing Blessings conduit icon.
    E

    Echoing Blessings

    3