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Protection Paladin Tank Gems, Enchants, and Consumables (Legion 7.0.3)

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General Information

On this page, we present you with the best gems and enchants for a Protection Paladin in World of Warcraft Legion 7.0.3. We also list the best consumables (food, flasks, and potions) and profession-specific perks.

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. Gems

You should use Quick Dawnlight Icon Quick Dawnlight in all sockets.

If you focus more on 5-man content instead of raid content, the Saber's Eye of Strength Icon Saber's Eye of Strength (in one of your sockets) is a great choice to dish out more damage.

2. Enchants

Slot Enchantment

3. Consumables

Flask of Ten Thousand Scars Icon Flask of Ten Thousand Scars should be used for raids along with Unbending Potion Icon Unbending Potion as your potion of choice for survivability or Potion of the Old War Icon Potion of the Old War for DPS. You should eat Azshari Salad Icon Azshari Salad for the Haste buff (or Suramar Surf and Turf Icon Suramar Surf and Turf, if you cannot afford the +375 food). Ancient Healing Potion Icon Ancient Healing Potion can be used in place of Healthstones.

If you can afford it, you should also use the Legion augment rune: Defiled Augment Rune Icon Defiled Augment Rune. Note that it now works in Mythic+ dungeons (it did not used to).

4. ChangeLog

  • 17 Oct. 2016: Updated the recommendations (gems, neck, consumables; Versatility recommendations removed).
  • 19 Sep. 2016: Added separate recommendations for total damage reduction and a smoother damage intake, and also tweaked some of the other recommendations.
  • 29 Aug. 2016: Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 20 Jul. 2016: Added different recommendations for survivability and DPS stat priorities.
  • 20 Jul. 2016: Changed potion recommendation to Draenic Versatility Potion.
  • 18 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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