Protection Paladin Tank Gems, Enchants, and Consumables — Dragonflight 10.0.2

Last updated on Nov 28, 2022 at 12:20 by Panthea 49 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 10.0.2.

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 Quick Ysemerald Icon Quick Ysemerald or Keen Ysemerald Icon Keen Ysemerald in all sockets.


Best Enchants for Protection Paladins

Slot Enchantment

Consumables for Protection Paladins


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.


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.


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.



  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 24 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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