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Protection Paladin Tank Gems, Enchants, and Consumables (Legion 7.3.5)

Last updated on Jan 30, 2018 at 13:16 by Vlad 192 comments

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General Information

On this page, we present you with the best gems and enchants for a Protection Paladin in World of Warcraft Legion 7.3.5. We also list the best consumables (food, flasks, and potions) and profession-specific perks.

The other pages of our Protection Paladin guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Reviewer

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Treckie, who has been a long-time leading Protection Paladin who has competed for world first kills for 5 years. He is one of the casters for both last year's and this year's upcoming Mythic Dungeon invitational. You can watch his stream on Twitch and you can follow him on Twitter.

1. Gems for Protection Paladins

You should use Quick Lightsphene Icon Quick Lightsphene (or the cheaper Quick Dawnlight Icon Quick Dawnlight) in all sockets.

If you focus more on 5-man content instead of raid content, the Saber's Eye of Strength Icon Saber's Eye of Strength (in one of your sockets) is a great choice to dish out more damage.

2. Enchants for Protection Paladins

Slot Enchantment

3. Consumables for Protection Paladins

Flask of Ten Thousand Scars Icon Flask of Ten Thousand Scars (survivability) or Flask of the Countless Armies Icon Flask of the Countless Armies (DPS) should be used for raids. Unbending Potion Icon Unbending Potion is a great choice and will act as a sort of small cooldown against physical damage, however Potion of Prolonged Power Icon Potion of Prolonged Power provides Stamina and Strength for a full minute and is generally more versatile. Potion of the Old War Icon Potion of the Old War is best for pure DPS, and especially during burst. You should eat Lavish Suramar Feast Icon Lavish Suramar Feast for the buff to your Stamina (or the cheaper Hearty Feast Icon Hearty Feast if you cannot afford the +500 food). If you want to buff your Strength instead, you must switch to Retribution before eating (and then back to Protection afterwards). Astral Healing Potion Icon Astral Healing Potion can be used in place of Healthstones.

If you can afford it, you should also use augment runes (which work in both raids and Mythic+ dungeons). Defiled Augment Rune Icon Defiled Augment Rune is the cheap rune with a one-time use. Lightforged Augment Rune Icon Lightforged Augment Rune costs 40,000 Gold and requires exalted reputation with the Army of the Light faction.

4. ChangeLog

  • 30 Jan. 2018: Updated back enchants and potion section.
  • 03 Dec. 2017: Replaced Ancient Healing Potion with Astral Healing Potion.
  • 28 Aug. 2017: Updated consumables section. Added Lightforged Augment Rune and new 7.3 epic gems.
  • 13 Jun. 2017: Page reviewed and deemed updated for 7.2.5.
  • 23 May 2017: Added a mention of switching to Retribution before eating in order to receive the Strength buff.
  • 28 Mar. 2017: Changed food recommendation to Lavish Suramar Feast.
  • 28 Mar. 2017: Added Mark of the Hidden Satyr as a neck enchant for damage output.
  • 10 Jan. 2017: Added Potion of Prolonged Power and Flask of Countless Armies as alternative recommendations.
  • 17 Oct. 2016: Updated the recommendations (gems, neck, consumables; Versatility recommendations removed).
  • 19 Sep. 2016: Added separate recommendations for total damage reduction and a smoother damage intake, and also tweaked some of the other recommendations.
  • 29 Aug. 2016: Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 20 Jul. 2016: Added different recommendations for survivability and DPS stat priorities.
  • 20 Jul. 2016: Changed potion recommendation to Draenic Versatility Potion.
  • 18 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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