Protection Paladin Tank Gems, Enchants, and Consumables — Dragonflight 10.2.7

Last updated on May 07, 2024 at 11:20 by Panthea 55 comments
General Information

On this page, we list the best gems, enchants, flasks, potions, and food you can get for your Protection Paladin, based on your stat priority. We also give budget alternatives. This page is updated for World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.2.7.

If you were looking for WotLK Classic content, please refer to our WotLK Classic Protection Paladin gems and enchants.


Enchants, Gems, and Consumables for Protection Paladin

In general, the gearing you will do with gems and enchants will all go the same direction as the general way of gearing your character for specific stats. You can read more about it in the Stat page linked below.


Best Gems for Protection Paladins

You should use one Fierce Illimited Diamond Icon Fierce Illimited Diamond and fill the rest of your sockets with Quick Ysemerald Icon Quick Ysemerald or Keen Ysemerald Icon Keen Ysemerald.


Best Enchants for Protection Paladins

Slot Enchantment
  • Incandescent Essence Icon Incandescent Essence
  • Enchant Ring - Devotion of Haste Icon Enchant Ring - Devotion of Haste
  • Enchant Weapon - Sophic Devotion Icon Enchant Weapon - Sophic Devotion
  • Enchant Weapon - Wafting Devotion Icon Enchant Weapon - Wafting Devotion (Alternative Option)
  • Enchant Chest - Sustained Strength Icon Enchant Chest - Sustained Strength
  • Enchant Chest - Waking Stats Icon Enchant Chest - Waking Stats (Alternative Option)
  • Enchant Cloak - Homebound Speed Icon Enchant Cloak - Homebound Speed
  • Enchant Bracer - Devotion of Speed Icon Enchant Bracer - Devotion of Speed
  • Shadowed Belt Clasp Icon Shadowed Belt Clasp
  • Fierce Armor Kit Icon Fierce Armor Kit
  • Enchant Boots - Watcher's Loam Icon Enchant Boots - Watcher's Loam

Consumables for Protection Paladins


Best Phials, Weapon Augments, and Potions for Protection

Use Phial of Tepid Versatility Icon Phial of Tepid Versatility for raiding content and Phial of the Eye in the Storm Icon Phial of the Eye in the Storm for Mythic+ content.

Howling Rune Icon Howling Rune will be your Rune of choice as a simple Haste buff.

Elemental Potion of Ultimate Power Icon Elemental Potion of Ultimate Power should be your combat potion of choice.

You should use Dreamwalker's Healing Potion Icon Dreamwalker's Healing Potion for in-combat healing. Healing potions do not share a cooldown with Healthstone Icon Healthstones, so you can use both independently if you have access to a Warlock.


Best Food for Protection

Use Deviously Deviled Eggs Icon Deviously Deviled Eggs as your food buff of choice.

If a Grand Banquet of the Kalu'ak Icon Grand Banquet of the Kalu'ak is available, use this instead.


Augment Runes for Protection

In addition, if you can afford it, you should use Draconic Augment Rune Icon Draconic Augment Runes to increase your primary stat. Since there is a finite amount of the consumable runes available, you should make sure to use them wisely and to stock up on them for when you need them.

Through the Patch 10.2 Emerald Dream Zone and its Dream Wardens Faction, you can also obtain the Dreambound Augment Rune Icon Dreambound Augment Rune, which is permanent!



  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Reviewed for Season 4.
  • 19 Mar. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 15 Jan. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 06 Nov. 2023: Added helm enchant and new healing potion.
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7
  • 14 Jul. 2023: Updated Weapon Enchants and Flask recommendations. Weapon Enchants to be more explict on the two choices, both choices are fairly close in terms of throughput however. Flask has been changed to Tepid Versility due to the increased prevalance of external damage sources.
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Updated Onyx Annulet and Primordial Gems section, and when you should consider replacing it.
  • 01 May 2023: Added belt enchant (New in Patch 10.1) and reviewed for Season 2.
  • 25 Mar. 2023: Updated Primordial Gems recommendations.
  • 20 Mar. 2023: Added Onyx Annulet and Primordial Gems section.
  • 24 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Reviewed for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 24 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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