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

Last updated on Jan 20, 2019 at 15:58 by Treckie 33 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. Best 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. Best Enchants for Protection Paladins

Slot Enchantment
Rings
Weapon

3. Consumables for Protection Paladins

3.1. Best Flasks and Potions for Protection

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 is your combat potion for damage and some Strength. If you should need a bit of extra health on demand, Battle Potion of Stamina Icon Battle Potion of Stamina can be used instead as it grants you about 35k health for 25 seconds.

You should use Coastal Healing Potion Icon Coastal Healing Potion for in-combat healing. Healing potions no longer share a cooldown with Healthstone Icon Healthstones, so you can use both independently if you have access to a Warlock. Healthstone, however, provides more healing than Coastal Healing Potion, as it restores 25% of your health.

3.2. Best Food for Protection

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).

3.3. Augment Runes for Protection

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

  • 20 Jan. 2019: Minor rewording of enchants and consumables.
  • 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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