Protection Paladin Tank Gear and Best in Slot — Shadowlands 9.0.2
On this page, you will find the best gear and best in slot items for your Protection Paladin in World of Warcraft Shadowlands 9.0.2.
If you were looking for WoW Classic content, please refer to our Classic Protection Paladin Tank gear and best in slot.
Best in Slot List for Protection Paladins
We do not currently provide a Best in Slot list. You should aim to prioritize item level above everything else, as anything 10 item levels or more is virtually guaranteed to be an upgrade.
If you have a choice on the same item level, the alternative will likely, in generic circumstances, not make a difference defensively. As such, we recommend just simming the choice and going with whatever helps you do more damage.
There are some exceptions to this rule and encounter-specific situations where a stat is massively devalued. You should keep an eye on the raid encounter guides to be aware of this. Similarly, certain Mythic+ key levels and dungeons will require a slightly different gearing path. We linked the related guides below, but generally, we will also add a note on here as well:
Dungeon Gear Recommendations for Protection Paladin
Below is a guideline of items to seek and the Dungeons they drop from:
|Helm||Darkfrost Helmet||The Necrotic Wake|
|Neck||Sin Stained Pendant||Halls of Atonement|
|Shoulder||Unyielding Combatant's Pauldrons||Theater of Pain|
|Cloak||Blighted Margrave's Cloak||The Necrotic Wake|
|Chest||Breastplate of Otherworldly Influence||Halls of Atonement|
|Bracers||Pit Fighter's Wristguards||Theater of Pain|
|Belt||Girdle of the Soulflayer||De Other Side|
|Legs||Halkias's Towering Pillars||Halls of Atonement|
|Rings||Stitchflesh's Misplaced Signet and Death God's Signet||The Necrotic Wake and De Other Side|
|Weapons||Engorged Worm Smasher and Acidslough Bulwark||The Necrotic Wake and Mists of Tirna Scithe|
Trinket Recommendations for Protection Paladin
Your other trinket slot will generally be whatever you have that has a benefit that you are needing whether this be more DPS, stats, or utility.
- 23 Nov. 2020: Removed BfA information. Added Shadowlands Dungeon Gear.
- 13 Oct. 2020: Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
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