Protection Paladin Tank Gems, Enchants, and Consumables (WoD 6.0.2)

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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 6.0.2. 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.

About Our Reviewer

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Theck (@TheckPhD), the main author of Sacred Duty (a well respected, and arguably the most valuable Protection Paladin theorycrafting resource).

6.0.2 Transition Guide

If you want to read all about the Patch 6.0.2 changes and learn how they affect your character, make sure to read our Paladin Transition Guide!

1. Gems↑top

Sockets Gems
Meta Socket Austere Primal Diamond Icon Austere Primal Diamond or Indomitable Primal Diamond Icon Indomitable Primal Diamond (better)
Blue Socket Sensei's Wild Jade Icon Sensei's Wild Jade/Perfect Sensei's Alexandrite Icon Perfect Sensei's Alexandrite
Red Socket Keen Vermilion Onyx Icon Keen Vermilion Onyx/Perfect Keen Tiger Opal Icon Perfect Keen Tiger Opal
Yellow Socket Prismatic Socket Fractured Sun's Radiance Icon Fractured Sun's Radiance/Perfect Fractured Sunstone Icon Perfect Fractured Sunstone

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2. Enchants↑top

Slot Main Enchantments
Shoulders
Back
Chest
Wrists
Hands
Waist Living Steel Belt Buckle Icon Living Steel Belt Buckle
Legs Ironscale Leg Armor Icon Ironscale Leg Armor
Feet
Weapons
Shield Enchant Shield - Greater Parry Icon Enchant Shield - Greater Parry

3. Consumables↑top

3.1. Food

We advise you to always eat food that gives you Stamina. You will be granted:

3.2. Flask

For the vast majority of encounters, you should use a Flask of the Earth Icon Flask of the Earth. Your other option is Flask of Winter's Bite Icon Flask of Winter's Bite, which grants you Strength. Strength provides you with increased DPS/threat.

3.3. Potion

During the encounter, your best choice for a potion will be Potion of Mogu Power Icon Potion of Mogu Power for physical damage and Master Healing Potion Icon Master Healing Potion for magic damage.