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Protection Paladin Tank Guide (Legion 7.0.3)

Last updated on Sep 22, 2016 at 19:42 by Vlad 72 comments

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General Information

Welcome to our Protection Paladin tank guide for World of Warcraft Legion 7.0.3. Here, you will learn everything you need to know about playing a Protection Paladin in a raid environment and in Mythic+ dungeons.

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. Class Overview

As a Protection Paladin, you can expect to perform the role of a solid and reliable tank. In general, your damage intake will be relatively smooth, with many attacks being blocked by your shield or softened by your strong active mitigation. No other tank class has quite the array of tricks up their sleeve that a paladin does.

Note that this guide focuses on aspects that are specific to Protection Paladins, and general tanking strategies are beyond its scope. If you wish to know more about the tanking role and what you can do to improve, we recommend that you read our tanking guide.

2. Significant Legion Changes

The Protection specialisation has undergone a number of changes since Warlords of Draenor, but it still retains common elements.

  • Holy Power and Resolve have been removed.
  • Seals, Righteous Fury, Crusader Strike, Hammer of Wrath, Bastion of Glory, Word of Glory, and Divine Protection have all been removed.
  • Shield of the Righteous Icon Shield of the Righteous works much the same way as before, but it no longer has a resource cost.
  • Light of the Protector Icon Light of the Protector is a self heal that is off the global cooldown.

3. Contents

To make it easy to navigate the guide, we have split it into 7 pages:

4. ChangeLog

  • 29 Aug. 2016: Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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