Protection Paladin Tank Gems, Enchants, and Consumables (WoD 6.2.2)

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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 WoD 6.2.2. 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.

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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↑top

Until you reach your desired Haste cap, you should use Immaculate Haste Taladite Icon Immaculate Haste Taladite (better) Greater Haste Taladite Icon Greater Haste Taladite (cheaper), or Haste Taladite Icon Haste Taladite (even cheaper) in all sockets.

After this time, you should use Immaculate Mastery Taladite Icon Immaculate Mastery Taladite (better) Greater Mastery Taladite Icon Greater Mastery Taladite (cheaper), or Mastery Taladite Icon Mastery Taladite (even cheaper) in all sockets.

2. Enchants↑top

2.1. Before Haste Cap

Slot Enchantment

2.2. After Haste Cap

Slot Enchantment

3. Consumables↑top

3.1. Food

If you are trying to reach a Haste cap, then you should use food that will give you Haste. You will be granted:

Otherwise, you should eat food that will give you Mastery. You will be granted:

3.2. Flask

Your flask should be a Draenic Stamina Flask Icon Draenic Stamina Flask or a Greater Draenic Stamina Flask Icon Greater Draenic Stamina Flask (better).

Alternatively, if you have a lot of Stamina and you want to maximise your DPS, you can use Draenic Strength Flask Icon Draenic Strength Flask or Greater Draenic Strength Flask Icon Greater Draenic Strength Flask (better) instead.

3.3. Rune

Your rune should be a Stout Augment Rune Icon Stout Augment Rune. Note that you can also use the empowered version with a 1-minute cooldown that you get from Tanaan Jungle:

3.4. Potion

During the encounter, your best choice for a potion will be Draenic Armor Potion Icon Draenic Armor Potion.

This potion is ideal both for survival and for DPS (since it provides more attack power than a Strength potion does).

4. Changelog↑top

  • 09 Oct. 2015: Updated the guide to account for the addition of Haste caps.
  • 23 Jul. 2015: Felmouth Frenzy + Feast stat attunement update.
  • 22 Jun. 2015: Patch 6.2 update.
    • Added epic gems.
    • Added Empowered Augment Runes.
  • 14 Jan. 2015: Updated the gem and enchant suggestions to match the newly recommended stat (Haste), and improved the consumable suggestions.
  • 01 Jan. 2015: Updated the list of foods that grant Stamina.