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Protection Paladin Tank Gear, Legendaries, and Best in Slot (Legion 7.0.3)

Last updated on Sep 19, 2016 at 15:53 by Vlad 72 comments

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General Information

This page is a gear reference for Protection Paladins. It lists your best items and Legendaries, gives you gearing advice, and shows you how you will be competing for loot with other classes.

The other pages of our Protection Paladin guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Reviewer

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Treckie, one of the best Protection Paladins in the world, who raids in Nihilum. You can watch his stream on Twitch and you can follow him on Twitter.

1. Legendary Items

Legendary items have a high item level of 895, which makes them extremely strong. They are so strong, in fact, that a legendary item is always going to be worth equipping over any other item you might have in that slot.

However, there is a limitation on the number of legendary items you can have equipped at any one time (currently 1, but this number will increase throughout Legion). Since some legendary items are better than others, if you have more items than the limit, you will have to choose which ones to equip.

Below, we will do our best to guide you through this process, as well as provide any other relevant information.

Heathcliff's Immortality Icon Heathcliff's Immortality is a fairly solid legendary, and one you should rate very highly.

Breastplate of the Golden Val'kyr Icon Breastplate of the Golden Val'kyr is not particularly strong against a single target, but it can be a nice option. Being able to regularly hit multiple enemies with Avenger's Shield Icon Avenger's Shield greatly increases the potency of this item.

Tyelca, Ferren Marcus's Stature Icon Tyelca, Ferren Marcus's Stature provides a sizable DPS increase, and we recommend it for dungeon content (including Mythic+). In raids, however, its usage is very situational.

Sephuz's Secret Icon Sephuz's Secret can be triggered by using Blinding Light Icon Blinding Light even against raid bosses. The ring has gone through numerous changes throughout both Beta and Live versions, and may still work in unintended ways. It is considered a weak legendary for raids, but still a decent one for 5-man content where you can trigger it with other spells.

The other legendary items available to Protection Paladins cannot compete with the ones we have listed, and choosing between them will be a matter of preference.

2. Loot Competition

Regarding the loot you will get from raid or dungeon bosses, you will compete with other classes in the following cases:

Item Type Competing Classes
Tier Tokens Demon Hunters, Holy/Retribution Paladins, Priests, and Warlocks
Plate Armor Death Knights, Holy/Retribution Paladins, and Warriors
  • Amulets
  • Cloaks
  • Rings
Everyone
Trinkets Blood Death Knights, Vengeance Demon Hunters, Feral Druids, Brewmaster Monks, and Protection Warriors

3. ChangeLog

  • 19 Sep. 2016: Updated the texts for Sephuz's Secret, Heathcliff's Immortality, and Breastplate of the Golden Val'kyr.
  • 29 Aug. 2016: Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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