Protection Paladin Tank Season of Mastery Phase 1 Gear

Last updated on Nov 15, 2021 at 08:48 by Wrdlbrmpft 1 comment

On this page, you will find the best gear and best in slot items from Molten Core and Onyxia's Lair for your Protection Paladin in WoW Classic's Season of Mastery. For pre-raid gearing advice, please refer to our Protection Paladin Pre-Raid Gearing and Best in Slot guide for the Season of Mastery.

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Protection Paladin Season of Mastery Best in Slot (BiS) List for Molten Core / Onyxia's Lair

This is the gear we recommend you to chase while doing the first raids in the game: Molten Core and Onyxia's Lair.

Paladin's Tier 1, Lawbringer Armor is designed to be a set meant for Holy Paladins, making it not great for Protection Paladins. Instead, most of your BiS setup in this phase will come from off pieces from Molten Core, or even just dungeon gear in some slots. Sadly, competition for lots of these pieces will be quite high, since Warriors will want them as well, so be prepared to spend some time obtaining them. Furthermore, there is a huge variety of possible Protection Paladin gear available, therefore the BiS list only contains the most important and useful of them. The more offensive items in the list are considered to be a threat boost and are usable if needed.

The list below contains gear from: raids, epic PvP sets (above rank 11), as well as some gear from dungeons and quests, when warranted.

Slot Item Source
Helm
  • Judgement Crown Icon Judgement Crown
  • Gyth's Skull Icon Gyth's Skull
  • Golem Skull Helm Icon Golem Skull Helm
Neck
  • Medallion of Steadfast Might Icon Medallion of Steadfast Might
Shoulders
  • Stockade Pauldrons Icon Stockade Pauldrons
  • Bulky Iron Spaulders Icon Bulky Iron Spaulders
  • World drop bind on equip
  • Guard Mol'dar and Guard Slip'kik in Dire Maul North
Back
  • Redoubt Cloak Icon Redoubt Cloak
  • Dragon's Blood Cape Icon Dragon's Blood Cape
Chest
  • Kromcrush's Chestplate Icon Kromcrush's Chestplate
  • Deathbone Chestplate Icon Deathbone Chestplate
  • Ornate Adamantium Breastplate Icon Ornate Adamantium Breastplate
  • Captain Kromcrush in Dire Maul North
  • Side bosses in Scholomance
  • Reward from the quest In Dreams in Western Plaguelands
Wrists Fel Hardened Bracers Icon Fel Hardened Bracers Lord Hel'nurath in Dire Maul West
Hands
  • Stonegrip Gauntlets Icon Stonegrip Gauntlets
  • Boneclenched Gauntlets Icon Boneclenched Gauntlets
  • World drop bind on equip
  • Ras Frostwhisper in Scholomance
Waist Deathbone Girdle Icon Deathbone Girdle Side bosses in Scholomance
Legs
  • Enchanted Thorium Leggings Icon Enchanted Thorium Leggings
  • Judgement Legplates Icon Judgement Legplates
Feet
  • Core Forged Greaves Icon Core Forged Greaves
  • Deathbone Sabatons Icon Deathbone Sabatons
Rings
  • Heavy Dark Iron Ring Icon Heavy Dark Iron Ring
  • Naglering Icon Naglering
  • Myrmidon's Signet Icon Myrmidon's Signet
  • Several bosses in Molten Core
  • Golem Lord Argelmach in Blackrock Depths
  • World drop bind on equip
Trinkets
  • Onyxia Blood Talisman Icon Onyxia Blood Talisman
  • Mark of the Chosen Icon Mark of the Chosen
  • Force of Will Icon Force of Will
  • Mark of Tyranny Icon Mark of Tyranny
Weapons Quel'Serrar Icon Quel'Serrar The Forging of Quel'Serrar, started by Foror's Compendium of Dragon Slaying Icon Foror's Compendium of Dragon Slaying which can be looted in Dire Maul.
Shield
  • Malistar's Defender Icon Malistar's Defender
  • Drillborer Disk Icon Drillborer Disk
  • Force Reactive Disk Icon Force Reactive Disk
  • Skullflame Shield Icon Skullflame Shield
  • Argent Defender Icon Argent Defender
Libram Libram of Hope Icon Libram of Hope Isalien in Dire Maul
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Other Best in Slot Lists

As this list is meant to be used for Protection Paladins in WoW Classic's Season of Mastery, we have created separate gear lists for those interested in optimizing themselves for the "main" branch of Classic instead. If you are not playing in the Season of Mastery, it is recommended that you consult this gear hub instead.

In addition, because Molten Core and Onyxia's Lair may require the use of additional Fire Resistance, we have a separate guide below to optimize your gear for this stat if necessary.

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Changelog

  • 15 Nov. 2021: Guide added for the Season of Mastery.
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