TBC Classic Protection Paladin Pre-Raid Gear

Last updated on May 25, 2021 at 10:39 by Sellin 11 comments

On this page, you will find the best pre-raid gear for Protection Paladin in TBC Classic.


Protection Paladin Pre-Raid Best in Slot List

This is a collection of gear that is considered to be the best before actually entering into a raid like Karazhan, Gruul's Lair, or Magtheridon's Lair, which will be available on launch of TBC Classic.

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.


Other Protection Paladin Best in Slot Lists

If your character is ready to jump into Phase 5 / Tier 6 content, then see our current best in slot list. If you wish to go through the content of Tiers 4 or 5 instead, then please see their respective lists below.


Pre-Raid Best in Slot Table

Slot Item Source
  • Helm of the Righteous Icon Helm of the Righteous
Neck Strength of the Untamed Icon Strength of the Untamed Cenarion ExpeditionRevered
Shoulders Spaulders of the Righteous Icon Spaulders of the Righteous LajThe Botanica
  • Devilshark Cape Icon Devilshark Cape
Chest Breastplate of the Righteous Icon Breastplate of the Righteous Warlord KalithreshSteamvault
  • Bracers of Dignity Icon Bracers of Dignity
  • Felsteel Gloves Icon Felsteel Gloves
  • Girdle of Valorous Deeds Icon Girdle of Valorous Deeds
Legs Timewarden's Leggings Icon Timewarden's Leggings Keepers of TimeRevered
  • Boots of the Righteous Path Icon Boots of the Righteous Path
  • Elementium Band of the Sentry Icon Elementium Band of the Sentry
  • Andormu's Tear Icon Andormu's Tear
  • Harbinger SkyrissThe Arcatraz
  • Hero of the BroodTanaris
  • Icon of the Silver Crescent Icon Icon of the Silver Crescent
  • Adamantine Figurine Icon Adamantine Figurine
  • Justice Vendor (41 Badge of Justice Icon Badge of Justice)
  • Blackheart the InciterShadow Labyrinth
Weapons Gavel of Unearthed Secrets Icon Gavel of Unearthed Secrets Lower CityExalted
Shield Azure-Shield of Coldarra Icon Azure-Shield of Coldarra Justice Vendor (33 Badge of Justice Icon Badge of Justice)
Libram Libram of Repentance Icon Libram of Repentance Justice Vendor (15 Badge of Justice Icon Badge of Justice)

While the list above contains the absolute best gear set up it can be extremely difficult, expensive or generally unrealistic to obtain it in a timely manner, below are alternatives that are also very strong.

Slot Item Source
  • Gladiator's Lamellar Helm Icon Gladiator's Lamellar Helm
  • Myrmidon's Headdress Icon Myrmidon's Headdress
  • Tankatronic Goggles Icon Tankatronic Goggles
  • Thalodien's Charm Icon Thalodien's Charm
  • Necklace of the Juggernaut Icon Necklace of the Juggernaut
  • Natasha's Battle Chain Icon Natasha's Battle Chain
  • Shutting Down Manaforge AraNetherstorm
  • Justice Vendor (25 Badge of Justice Icon Badge of Justice)
  • The Hound-MasterBlades Edge Mountains
  • Gladiator's Lamellar Shoulders Icon Gladiator's Lamellar Shoulders
  • Fanblade Pauldrons Icon Fanblade Pauldrons
  • Warchief's Mantle Icon Warchief's Mantle
  • PvP Vendor
  • Shirrak the Dead Watcher — Heroic Auchenai Crypts
  • Return to AndormuCaverns of Time
  • Cloak of Eternity Icon Cloak of Eternity
  • Farstrider Defender's Cloak Icon Farstrider Defender's Cloak
  • Burnoose of Shifting Ages Icon Burnoose of Shifting Ages
  • Gladiator's Lamellar Chestpiece Icon Gladiator's Lamellar Chestpiece
  • Jade-Skull Breastplate Icon Jade-Skull Breastplate
  • Adamantite Breastplate Icon Adamantite Breastplate
  • General's Plate Bracers Icon General's Plate Bracers
  • Bracers of Dignity Icon Bracers of Dignity
  • Sha'tari Wrought Armguards Icon Sha'tari Wrought Armguards
  • PvP Vendor
  • Harbinger Skyriss — Heroic The Arcatraz
  • The Soul DevicesAuchindoun
  • Gladiator's Lamellar Gauntlets Icon Gladiator's Lamellar Gauntlets
  • Thatia's Self-Correcting Gauntlets Icon Thatia's Self-Correcting Gauntlets
  • Felsteel Gloves Icon Felsteel Gloves
  • Lightwarden's Girdle Icon Lightwarden's Girdle
  • Sha'tari Vindicator's Waistguard Icon Sha'tari Vindicator's Waistguard
  • Deathblow to the LegionNetherstorm
  • How to Break Into the ArcatrazThe Arcatraz
  • Felsteel Leggings Icon Felsteel Leggings
  • Greaves of the Shatterer Icon Greaves of the Shatterer
  • Gladiator's Lamellar Legguards Icon Gladiator's Lamellar Legguards
  • Boots of the Colossus Icon Boots of the Colossus
  • Ascendant's Boots Icon Ascendant's Boots
  • Obsidian Clodstompers Icon Obsidian Clodstompers
  • Pandemonius — Heroic Mana Tombs
  • A Job Unfinished...Shadowmoon Valley
  • High Botanist FreywinnThe Botanica
  • Band of Impenetrable Defenses Icon Band of Impenetrable Defenses
  • Crystal Band of Valor Icon Crystal Band of Valor
  • Ring of Unyielding Force Icon Ring of Unyielding Force
  • World Drop
  • Tavarok — Heroic Mana Tombs
  • Justice Vendor (25 Badge of Justice Icon Badge of Justice)
  • Gnomeregan Auto-Blocker 600 Icon Gnomeregan Auto-Blocker 600
  • Figurine of the Colossus Icon Figurine of the Colossus
  • Justice Vendor (41 Badge of Justice Icon Badge of Justice)
  • Warchief Kargath BladefistShattered Halls
  • Warbringer Icon Warbringer/Honor's Call Icon Honor's Call
  • Gladiator's Gavel Icon Gladiator's Gavel
  • Continuum Blade Icon Continuum Blade
  • Crest of the Sha'tar Icon Crest of the Sha'tar
  • Gladiator's Shield Wall Icon Gladiator's Shield Wall
  • The Fel Barrier Icon The Fel Barrier

Further Enhancements

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



  • 25 May 2021: Guide added.
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