Protection Paladin Tank Gems, Enchants, and Consumables (WoD 6.1)

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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 6.1. 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).

1. Gems↑top

You should use Haste Taladite Icon Haste Taladite (cheaper) or Greater Haste Taladite Icon Greater Haste Taladite (better) in all sockets.

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2. Enchants↑top

Slot Enchantment
Neck
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Rings
Weapons Enchant Weapon - Mark of Blackrock Icon Enchant Weapon - Mark of Blackrock

3. Consumables↑top

3.1. Food

You should always eat food that gives you Stamina. You will be granted:

Alternatively, if you already have a lot of Stamina already, you can opt for Haste food. 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.

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

  • 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.