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Protection Paladin Tank Gems, Enchants, and Consumables (Legion 7.2.5)

Last updated on Jun 13, 2017 at 13:11 by Vlad 167 comments

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General Information

On this page, we present you with the best gems and enchants for a Protection Paladin in World of Warcraft Legion 7.2.5. We also list the best consumables (food, flasks, and potions) and profession-specific perks.

The other pages of our Protection Paladin guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Reviewer

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Treckie, one of the best Protection Paladins in the world, who raids in Prime. You can watch his stream on Twitch and you can follow him on Twitter.

1. Gems

You should use Quick Dawnlight Icon Quick Dawnlight in all sockets.

If you focus more on 5-man content instead of raid content, the Saber's Eye of Strength Icon Saber's Eye of Strength (in one of your sockets) is a great choice to dish out more damage.

2. Enchants

Slot Enchantment
Neck
Back
Rings

3. Consumables

Flask of Ten Thousand Scars Icon Flask of Ten Thousand Scars (survivability) or Flask of the Countless Armies Icon Flask of the Countless Armies (DPS) should be used for raids along with Unbending Potion Icon Unbending Potion as your potion of choice for survivability or Potion of the Old War Icon Potion of the Old War (or the cheaper Potion of Prolonged Power Icon Potion of Prolonged Power, which is also best for Mythic+ dungeons) for DPS. You should eat Lavish Suramar Feast Icon Lavish Suramar Feast for the buff to your Strength (or the cheaper Hearty Feast Icon Hearty Feast if you cannot afford the +500 food). Note that you must switch to Retribution before eating (and then back to Protection afterwards) in order to obtain the Strength buff, as otherwise you will receive Stamina. Ancient Healing Potion Icon Ancient Healing Potion can be used in place of Healthstones.

If you can afford it, you should also use the Legion augment rune: Defiled Augment Rune Icon Defiled Augment Rune. Note that it now works in Mythic+ dungeons (it did not used to).

4. ChangeLog

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  • 13 Jun. 2017: Page reviewed and deemed updated for 7.2.5.
  • 23 May 2017: Added a mention of switching to Retribution before eating in order to receive the Strength buff.
  • 28 Mar. 2017: Changed food recommendation to Lavish Suramar Feast.
  • 28 Mar. 2017: Added Mark of the Hidden Satyr as a neck enchant for damage output.
  • 10 Jan. 2017: Added Potion of Prolonged Power and Flask of Countless Armies as alternative recommendations.
  • 17 Oct. 2016: Updated the recommendations (gems, neck, consumables; Versatility recommendations removed).
  • 19 Sep. 2016: Added separate recommendations for total damage reduction and a smoother damage intake, and also tweaked some of the other recommendations.
  • 29 Aug. 2016: Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 20 Jul. 2016: Added different recommendations for survivability and DPS stat priorities.
  • 20 Jul. 2016: Changed potion recommendation to Draenic Versatility Potion.
  • 18 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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