Protection Paladin Tank Gems, Enchants, and Consumables — Shadowlands 9.2.5

Last updated on May 31, 2022 at 00:05 by Panthea 47 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 — Shadowlands 9.2.5.

If you were looking for TBC Classic content, please refer to our TBC 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 Quick Jewel Cluster Icon Quick Jewel Cluster (or the cheaper Quick Jewel Doublet Icon Quick Jewel Doublet) in all sockets.


Best Enchants for Protection Paladins

Slot Enchantment

Consumables for Protection Paladins


Best Flasks, Oils, and Potions for Protection

Use Spectral Flask of Power Icon Spectral Flask of Power for most content — only use Spectral Flask of Stamina Icon Spectral Flask of Stamina if the encounter requires you to have a larger health pool to survive specific spike damage events.

Shadowcore Oil Icon Shadowcore Oil should be placed on your weapon to provide passive damage, and also enhance the power of your combat potions.

When in combat, you have several options for which in-combat potion to use. For both of these potions you should use Shadowcore Oil Icon Shadowcore Oil on your weapon to enhance the power of them.

You should use Cosmic Healing Potion Icon Cosmic 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 Tenebrous Crown Roast Aspic Icon Tenebrous Crown Roast Aspic as your Haste food buff of choice.


Best Armor Kit for Protection

Use Heavy Desolate Armor Kit Icon Heavy Desolate Armor Kit as it provides you with the most Stamina.


Augment Runes for Protection

If you can afford it, you should use Veiled Augment Rune Icon Veiled Augment Runes (or the permanent Eternal Augment Rune Icon Eternal Augment Rune) 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.



  • 31 May 2022: Page reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 21 Feb. 2022: Reviewed and approved for Patch 9.2.
  • 12 Dec. 2021: Removed reference to using Strength Gem.
  • 01 Nov. 2021: Reviewed and approved for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 28 Jun. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.1.
  • 09 Mar. 2021: Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 06 Mar. 2021: Added Feet enchant to the list.
  • 23 Nov. 2020: Updated for Shadowlands with Oils, Armor Kits, New enchants.
  • 13 Oct. 2020: Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
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