Solo Shuffle Protection Paladin

Protection Paladin
Season 3
4 characters
2100 - 2460

This guide is dedicated to building a PvP Protection Paladin equipped to prevail in Solo Shuffle 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 Tjayx from Sylvanas (EU) — currently ranked as the best Protection Paladin in Solo Shuffle.

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
    Tjayx
    Sylvanas (EU)
    489 ilvl
    2460
  2. 2
    Uronan
    Illidan (US)
    458 ilvl
    2158
  3. 3
    Ñätùrëðrägøñ
    Quelthalas (US)
    456 ilvl
    2104
  4. 4
    Elmaster
    Frostmourne (US)
    459 ilvl
    2100

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 Solo Shuffle.

Secondary Stats
+1576
16% Critical Strike
+2002
15% Haste
+3795
33% Mastery
+6410
31% Versatility
  1. Versatility
  2. Mastery
  3. Haste
  4. Critical Strike
Minor Stats
+31
0% Avoidance
+162
1% Leech
+525
10% Speed
  1. Speed
  2. Leech
  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 Solo Shuffle, here are the other races that also stand out due to their advantageous traits.

  1. Dwarf
    2
  2. Draenei
    1
  3. Dark Iron Dwarf
    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
4
Blessing of Freedom
4
Hammer of Wrath
4
Cleanse Toxins
1
Auras of the Resolute
4
Obduracy
0
Auras of Swift Vengeance
0
Turn Evil
0
Fist of Justice
3
Divine Steed
4
Greater Judgment
4
Blinding Light
4
Cavalier
4
Seasoned Warhorse
1
Rebuke
4
Holy Aegis
3
Avenging Wrath
4
Justification
4
Punishment
1
Golden Path
0
Blessing of Sacrifice
4
Sanctified Plates
4
Blessing of Protection
3
Unbound Freedom
4
Lightforged Blessing
1
Seal of Mercy
0
Afterimage
1
Recompense
3
Unbreakable Spirit
4
Improved Blessing of Protection
0
Crusader's Reprieve
3
Strength of Conviction
0
Judgment of Light
1
Seal of Might
4
Divine Purpose
2
Seal of Alacrity
3
Touch of Light
1
Faith's Armor
0
Of Dusk and Dawn
4
Divine Toll
4
Seal of the Crusader
4
Seal of Order
3
Divine Resonance
2
Zealot's Paragon
4

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
4
Holy Shield
4
Redoubt
2
Blessed Hammer
4
Grand Crusader
4
Shining Light
2
Improved Holy Shield
3
Inspiring Vanguard
3
Ardent Defender
4
Barricade of Faith
3
Consecration in Flame
1
Consecrated Ground
2
Bulwark of Order
4
Improved Ardent Defender
1
Light of the Titans
3
Strength in Adversity
1
Tyr's Enforcer
1
Relentless Inquisitor
4
Avenging Wrath: Might
3
Seal of Charity
2
Faith in the Light
3
Seal of Reprisal
0
Bastion of Light
3
Guardian of Ancient Kings
4
Hand of the Protector
3
Crusader's Judgment
4
Focused Enmity
3
Gift of the Golden Val'kyr
4
Uther's Counsel
0
Sanctified Wrath
4
Ferren Marcus's Fervor
3
Eye of Tyr
3
Resolute Defender
1
Moment of Glory
3
Bulwark of Righteous Fury
4
Inmost Light
2
Final Stand
1
Righteous Protector
1

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
0
Steed of Glory
2
Sacred Duty
0
Judgments of the Pure
0
Guardian of the Forgotten Queen
4
Guarded by the Light
0
Inquisition
0
Warrior of Light
2
Shield of Virtue
4
Luminescence
0
Aura of Reckoning
0
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 Solo Shuffle, tailored for each equipment slot.

Head

  1. Primal Molten Helm
    3
  2. set
    Zealous Pyreknight's Barbute
    1

Neck

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Amulet
    2
  2. Elemental Lariat
    1
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Necklace
    1

Shoulders

  1. set
    Zealous Pyreknight's Ailettes
    3
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Plate Shoulders
    1

Back

  1. Hellbloom Cape
    1
  2. Hellbloom Drape
    1
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Drape
    1
  4. Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl
    1

Chest

  1. set
    Zealous Pyreknight's Warplate
    3
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Plate Chestplate
    1

Wrist

  1. set
    Hellbloom Bracers
    2
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Plate Wristguards
    2

Hands

  1. set
    Zealous Pyreknight's Jeweled Gauntlets
    4

Waist

  1. Primal Molten Greatbelt
    2
  2. set
    Hellbloom Clasp
    1
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Plate Girdle
    1

Legs

  1. set
    Zealous Pyreknight's Cuisses
    3
  2. Seared Ironwood Greaves
    1

Feet

  1. Infurious Warboots of Impunity
    3
  2. Insurgent Flame Warboots
    1

Rings

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Signet
    3
  2. Ring-Bound Hourglass
    2
  3. Signet of Titanic Insight
    2
  4. Verdant Gladiator's Ring
    1

Trinkets

  1. set
    Verdant Gladiator's Medallion
    4
  2. set
    Verdant Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity
    2
  3. set
    Verdant Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity
    2

Main Hand

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Sword
    2
  2. Hellbloom Spellblade
    1
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Scepter
    1

Off Hand

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Bulwark
    3
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Shield
    1

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 Solo Shuffle.

  1. Mettle
    3
  2. Precognition
    2
  3. Verdant Conduit
    2
  4. Elemental Lariat
    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 Solo Shuffle, essential for optimizing combat effectiveness.

Head

  1. Incandescent Essence
    1

Back

  1. Regenerative Leech
    2
  2. Graceful Avoidance
    1
  3. Homebound Speed
    1

Chest

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

Wrist

  1. +200 Speed
    3
  2. +200 Leech
    1

Waist

  1. Shadowed Belt Clasp
    3

Legs

  1. Temporal Spellthread
    2
  2. Fierce Armor Kit
    1
  3. Fierce Armor Kit
    1

Feet

  1. Plainsrunner's Breeze
    3
  2. Plainsrunner's Breeze
    1

Rings

  1. +82 Mastery
    6
  2. +82 Versatility
    2

Main Hand

  1. Sophic Devotion
    3
  2. Wafting Devotion
    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 Solo Shuffle.

  1. Zen Neltharite
    14
  2. Energized Malygite
    5
  3. Sensei's Neltharite
    4
  4. Energized Ysemerald
    1
  5. Inscribed Illimited Diamond
    1