Protection Paladin Tank Season of Mastery Phase 5 Gear

Last updated on Apr 30, 2022 at 22:40 by Wrdlbrmpft 1 comment

On this page, you will find the best gear and best in slot items from Tier 2.5 / AQ40 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


Protection Paladin Season of Mastery Best in Slot (BiS) List for Ahn'Qiraj

This is the gear we recommend to chase while doing the new raid in the game: AQ40.

Paladin's Tier 1, Lawbringer Armor and Tier 2, Judgement Armor, are not entirely designed for Tank Paladins, but the spell damage can give a nice threat boost for some fights, mostly for AOE tanking. Most of your 'tanky' BiS setup in this phase will come from off pieces from Ahn'Qiraj, Blackwing Lair, Molten Core, or even just dungeon gear in some slots. In Ahn'Qiraj, there is a huge variety of possible Protection Paladin gear available which many Warriors besides the main tanks will probably not use. 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. The list will contain spell damage (Threat) gear and stats (Survivability) gear with the Judgement Armor as spell damage option.

Slot Item Source
  • Helm of Domination Icon Helm of Domination
  • Helm of Endless Rage Icon Helm of Endless Rage
  • Judgement Crown Icon Judgement Crown
  • Gyth's Skull Icon Gyth's Skull
  • Golem Skull Helm Icon Golem Skull Helm
  • Mark of C'Thun Icon Mark of C'Thun
  • Medallion of Steadfast Might Icon Medallion of Steadfast Might
  • Talisman of Protection Icon Talisman of Protection
  • Pauldrons of the Unrelenting Icon Pauldrons of the Unrelenting
  • Drake Talon Pauldrons Icon Drake Talon Pauldrons
  • Judgement Spaulders Icon Judgement Spaulders
  • Stockade Pauldrons Icon Stockade Pauldrons
  • Bulky Iron Spaulders Icon Bulky Iron Spaulders
  • Elementium Threaded Cloak Icon Elementium Threaded Cloak
  • Sandstorm Cloak Icon Sandstorm Cloak
  • Overlord's Embrace Icon Overlord's Embrace
  • Redoubt Cloak Icon Redoubt Cloak
  • Dragon's Blood Cape Icon Dragon's Blood Cape
  • Avenger's Breastplate Icon Avenger's Breastplate
  • Kromcrush's Chestplate Icon Kromcrush's Chestplate
  • Judgement Breastplate Icon Judgement Breastplate
  • Deathbone Chestplate Icon Deathbone Chestplate
  • Ornate Adamantium Breastplate Icon Ornate Adamantium Breastplate
  • Dragonbone Wristguards Icon Dragonbone Wristguards
  • Fel Hardened Bracers Icon Fel Hardened Bracers
  • Judgement Bindings Icon Judgement Bindings
  • Gauntlets of Steadfast Determination Icon Gauntlets of Steadfast Determination
  • Bloodsoaked Gauntlets Icon Bloodsoaked Gauntlets
  • Stonegrip Gauntlets Icon Stonegrip Gauntlets
  • Judgement Gauntlets Icon Judgement Gauntlets
  • Boneclenched Gauntlets Icon Boneclenched Gauntlets
  • Royal Qiraji Belt Icon Royal Qiraji Belt
  • Girdle of the Fallen Crusader Icon Girdle of the Fallen Crusader
  • Judgement Belt Icon Judgement Belt
  • Unmelting Ice Girdle Icon Unmelting Ice Girdle
  • Deathbone Girdle Icon Deathbone Girdle
  • Bloodsoaked Legplates Icon Bloodsoaked Legplates
  • Legguards of the Fallen Crusader Icon Legguards of the Fallen Crusader
  • Judgement Legplates Icon Judgement Legplates
  • Enchanted Thorium Leggings Icon Enchanted Thorium Leggings
  • Boots of the Unwavering Will Icon Boots of the Unwavering Will
  • Core Forged Greaves Icon Core Forged Greaves
  • Bloodsoaked Greaves Icon Bloodsoaked Greaves
  • Judgement Sabatons Icon Judgement Sabatons
  • Deathbone Sabatons Icon Deathbone Sabatons
  • Ring of Emperor Vek'lor Icon Ring of Emperor Vek'lor
  • Signet Ring of the Bronze Dragonflight Icon Signet Ring of the Bronze Dragonflight
  • Overlord's Onyx Band Icon Overlord's Onyx Band
  • Overlord's Crimson Band Icon Overlord's Crimson Band
  • Archimtiros' Ring of Reckoning Icon Archimtiros' Ring of Reckoning
  • Heavy Dark Iron Ring Icon Heavy Dark Iron Ring
  • Naglering Icon Naglering
  • Myrmidon's Signet Icon Myrmidon's Signet
  • Styleen's Impeding Scarab Icon Styleen's Impeding Scarab
  • 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
  • Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker Icon Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker
  • Maladath, Runed Blade of the Black Flight Icon Maladath, Runed Blade of the Black Flight
  • Quel'Serrar Icon Quel'Serrar
  • Bloodlord's Defender Icon Bloodlord's Defender
  • Blessed Qiraji Bulwark Icon Blessed Qiraji Bulwark
  • Aegis of the Blood God Icon Aegis of the Blood God
  • Elementium Reinforced Bulwark Icon Elementium Reinforced Bulwark
  • 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

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 case you still need it, we have also included a link to our Phase 1/2 Season of Mastery gear list.

In addition, because Blackwing Lair, 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.



  • 30 Apr. 2022: Page added for Season of Mastery Phase 5.
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