Protection Paladin Tank Gems, Enchants, and Consumables — Dragonflight 10.1

Last updated on May 01, 2023 at 21:40 by Panthea 52 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 10.1.

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

1.

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.

2.

Best Gems for Protection Paladins

You should use Quick Ysemerald Icon Quick Ysemerald or Keen Ysemerald Icon Keen Ysemerald in all sockets.

3.

Best Enchants for Protection Paladins

Slot Enchantment
Rings
Weapon
Chest
Cloak
Bracer
Belt
Legs
Feet
4.

Consumables for Protection Paladins

4.1.

Best Phials, Weapon Augments, and Potions for Protection

Use Phial of Glacial Fury Icon Phial of Glacial Fury for raiding content and Phial of the Eye in the Storm Icon Phial of the Eye in the Storm for Mythic+ content.

For extra damage, consider using Phial of Glacial Fury Icon Phial of Glacial Fury.

Howling Rune Icon Howling Rune as a safe defensive option and Primal Whetstone Icon Primal Whetstone/ Primal Weightstone Icon Primal Weightstone as offensive alternatives.

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

You should use Refreshing Healing Potion Icon Refreshing 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.

4.2.

Best Food for Protection

Use Timely Demise Icon Timely Demise as your Haste food buff of choice.

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

4.3.

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.

5.

Primordial Stone Gems

Primordial Stone Gems are a new type of gem added in Patch 10.0.7, which exist to be socketed into the new Onyx Annulet Icon Onyx Annulet ring. This ring is still poweful in Patch 10.1 for DPS, however defensively you will want to swap this for a Season 2 ring.

For more information regarding the Onyx Annulet, the Primordial Gemstones, and how to obtain them, check out our dedicated guide below.

Since you can only equip 3 Primordial Stone Gems at most, you will want to use the 3 highest simming gems. The highest will depend on your gear, talents, and target count. You can also opt for lower DPS alternatives that provide a group benefit. The choice is yours!

Below, we list some of the best gems in order of their strength. However, as discussed above, many factors will influence your best options, and we recommend simming your character for optimal results.

5.1.

Best Single Target Primordial Stone Gems for Protection Paladin

  1. Prophetic Twilight Stone Icon Prophetic Twilight Stone
  2. Desirous Blood Stone Icon Desirous Blood Stone
  3. Freezing Ice Stone Icon Freezing Ice Stone

Storm Infused Stone Icon Storm Infused Stone is a strong alternative for Freezing Ice Stone Icon Freezing Ice Stone if you only want to focus on one set of stones. The DPS loss from using this on Single Target is there, however there is only one full Single Target raid encounter (Terros) and all other encounters have some other targets.

5.2.

Best AoE Primordial Stone Gems for Protection Paladin

  1. Prophetic Twilight Stone Icon Prophetic Twilight Stone
  2. Desirous Blood Stone Icon Desirous Blood Stone
  3. Storm Infused Stone Icon Storm Infused Stone

All other gem combinations in AoE may be a downgrade over higher item level rings, be sure to sim your character to know if this is the case for you.

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Changelog

  • 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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