TBC Classic Protection Paladin Phase 3 / 4 Gear and Best in Slot

Last updated on May 03, 2022 at 04:12 by Sellin 11 comments

On this page, you will find the best PvE gear and best in slot items for your Protection Paladin from TBC Classic Phases 3 and 4.


Protection Paladin Phase 3/4 Best in Slot List

This is a list of gear that is considered to be the best in each slot.

The list below is following the stat priority of Defense (490) > Avoidance > Stamina > Spell Damage > Hit/Expertise and will include items available exclusively from TBC dungeons, professions, and reputation rewards. During Black Temple, you may also have need of additional gear devoted to maximizing your Shadow Resistance stat. Should this be the case, we recommend consulting our guide dedicated to acquiring pieces with this stat as necessary.


Other Protection Paladin Best in Slot Lists

If you are starting out as a freshly-leveled Protection Paladin, our pre-raid best in slot list is meant to give you an idea of non-raid items you can chase as a solo / pug player in preparation for raids.

Do note that items from Heroic dungeons or that require Primal Nether Icon Primal Nethers (which are obtained from Heroics) can be harder to get than raid items due to their daily lockout. Some Heroic dungeons are also harder than most of Karazhan.

To check out our recommended Pre-Raid best in slot gear, head over to its list below. If your character is still progressing through the content of older tiers, then you may wish to consult their best in slot lists instead.

Slot Item Source
  • Faceplate of the Impenetrable Icon Faceplate of the Impenetrable
  • Vindicator's Pendant of Dominance Icon Vindicator's Pendant of Dominance
  • PvP Honor Reward
  • Lightbringer Shoulderguards Icon Lightbringer Shoulderguards
  • Royal Cloak of the Sunstriders Icon Royal Cloak of the Sunstriders
  • Lightbringer Chestguard Icon Lightbringer Chestguard
  • The Seeker's Wristguards Icon The Seeker's Wristguards
  • Lightbringer Handguards Icon Lightbringer Handguards
  • Girdle of Mighty Resolve Icon Girdle of Mighty Resolve
  • Lightbringer Legguards Icon Lightbringer Legguards
  • Tide-stomper's Greaves Icon Tide-stomper's Greaves
  • Band of the Eternal Defender Icon Band of the Eternal Defender
  • Seventh Ring of the Tirisfalen Icon Seventh Ring of the Tirisfalen
  • Eye of Magtheridon Icon Eye of Magtheridon
  • Hex Shrunken Head Icon Hex Shrunken Head
  • Tempest of Chaos Icon Tempest of Chaos
Off Hand
  • Bulwark of Azzinoth Icon Bulwark of Azzinoth
Libram Tome of the Lightbringer Icon Tome of the Lightbringer

Further Enhancements

If you have further questions about gemming and enchanting these items, our Protection Paladin Enchants and Gems page below provides more information.



  • 03 May 2022: Guide moved.
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