Protection Paladin Tank Gems, Enchants, and Consumables — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1

Last updated on Dec 10, 2018 at 20:55 by Treckie 29 comments

On this page, we list the best gems, enchants, flasks, potions, and food you can get for your Protection Paladin in World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1. We also give budget alternatives.

1. Gems for Protection Paladins

You should use Quick Owlseye Icon Quick Owlseye (or the cheaper Quick Golden Beryl Icon Quick Golden Beryl) in all sockets.

2. Enchants for Protection Paladins

Slot Enchantment

3. Consumables for Protection Paladins

Flask of the Undertow Icon Flask of the Undertow should be used in most situations. If you need a bit of extra health during progression, Flask of the Vast Horizon Icon Flask of the Vast Horizon should be used.

Battle Potion of Strength Icon Battle Potion of Strength should be used in most situations. If you need a bit of extra health on demand, Battle Potion of Stamina Icon Battle Potion of Stamina can be used instead.

You should eat Bountiful Captain's Feast Icon Bountiful Captain's Feast for the buff to your Strength. If you want to buff your Strength instead of your Stamina, you should switch to Retribution before eating (and then back to Protection afterwards).

In Battle for Azeroth, you will use Coastal Healing Potion Icon Coastal Healing Potion as your healing potion. Healing potions no longer share a cooldown with Healthstone Icon Healthstones, so you can use both if you have access to a Warlock. Healthstone however provides more healing as it restores 25% of your health.

If you can afford it, you should use Battle-Scarred Augment Rune Icon Battle-Scarred Augment Runes to increase your primary stat. Since there is a finite amount of these runes available, you should make sure to use them wisely and to stock up on them for when you need them.

4. Changelog

  • 10 Dec. 2018: This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 25 Aug. 2018: Added Quick Navigation enchant recommendation.
  • 13 Aug. 2018: Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
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