WotLK Classic Protection Paladin Enchants and Consumables

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On this page, we list the best enchants, flasks, potions, and food you can get for your Protection Paladin in WotLK Classic for PvE content.

1.

Choosing a Stat

Wrath of the Lich King requires fewer consumables and enchants than Classic or The Burning Crusade, but each of them is extremely important to maximizing your damage out put and survivability in any situation, but especially in Raids and Dungeons. Below will be a list of the optimal consumables and enchants to help you get the most out of your Paladin.

The advice given on this page uses the stat priority of Defense (to 540) -> Stamina -> Block Value -> Expertise -> Hit Cap -> Dodge -> Parry You can find an explanation for this priority over on our Stats page.

2.

Best Enchants for Protection Paladin

Slot Enchantment
Head Arcanum of the Stalwart Protector Icon Arcanum of the Stalwart ProtectorRevered with the Argent Crusade in Icecrown.
Shoulders Greater Inscription of the Gladiator Icon Greater Inscription of the Gladiator, — from your faction's Honor quartermaster in Stormwind or Orgrimmar
Back Enchant Cloak - Major Agility IconEnchant Cloak - Major Agility
Chest Enchant Chest - Powerful Stats IconEnchant Chest - Powerful Stats
Bracers Enchant Bracers - Major Stamina IconEnchant Bracers - Major Stamina
Gloves Enchant Gloves - Precision IconEnchant Gloves - Precision
Legs Frosthide Leg Armor Icon Frosthide Leg Armor
Feet Enchant Boots - Greater Fortitude IconEnchant Boots - Greater Fortitude
Melee Weapon Scroll of Enchant Weapon - Mongoose Icon Scroll of Enchant Weapon - Mongoose
3.

Best Gems for Protection Paladin

Austere Earthsiege Diamond Icon Austere Earthsiege Diamond is by far the best option for your Meta Gem Socket Icon Meta Gem, as it gives a considerable amount of Stamina and increases the amount of Armor you receive from your gear by 2% making every piece and point of Armor even more valuable for mitigating Physical damage.

Matching gem sockets in Wrath of the Lich King is usually the correct strategy as many socket bonuses are geared toward stats that you want whereas in The Burning Crusade their usefulness could vary. Keeping your Meta Gem Socket Icon Meta Gem activated is by far the most important rule when deciding what gems to use but below we will list what are likely to be the best gems for each socket type.

  • In Red Socket Icon Red Sockets, you will use Sovereign Twilight Opal Icon Sovereign Twilight Opal.
  • In Yellow Socket Icon Yellow Sockets, you will use Enduring Forest Emerald Icon Enduring Forest Emerald or Vivid Forest Emerald Icon Vivid Forest Emerald depending on if you are defense capped or need Hit rating. If you need neither consider ignoring the socket bonus for Solid Sky Sapphire Icon Solid Sky Sapphires instead.
  • In Blue Socket Icon Blue Sockets, you will use Solid Sky Sapphire Icon Solid Sky Sapphire but if you are struggling for defense cap or need Hit cap for taunt consider Enduring Forest Emerald Icon Enduring Forest Emerald or Vivid Forest Emerald Icon Vivid Forest Emerald for these slots.
4.

Best Consumables for Protection Paladin

4.1.

Food

Blackened Dragonfin Icon Blackened Dragonfin is a great choice for a personal consumable and will offer you Armor from the Agility as well as Stamina, but more often than not in a group environment someone will have a Fish Feast which will more than suffice. Leveling your Cooking helps considerably in reducing the cost of these and, as a secondary profession, everyone can learn it with no limitations.

4.2.

Flasks and Potions

Protection Paladins greatly value health and Flask of Stoneblood Icon Flask of Stoneblood provides a lot of it; the stat value of flasks in Wrath of the Lich King makes them the default choice for most classes.

Indestructible Potion Icon Indestructible Potion are a nice added cooldown to allow you to mitigate even more Physical damage, so make sure to have them on hand to pre-pot to ease into pulling the boss or using it as a defensive cool down if needed.

Potion of Speed Icon Potion of Speed greatly increases your Haste for a short period and can allow for you to maximize your damage/threat generation, so consider using this pre-pull or if you need snap threat.

5.

Changelog

  • 18 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Phase 2 release ahead of Ulduar raid release.
  • 01 Sep. 2022: Page added.
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