Protection Paladin Tank Gems, Enchants, and Consumables — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.2.5

Last updated on Jul 14, 2019 at 12:33 by Treckie 35 comments
General Information

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) 8.2.5. We also give budget alternatives.


Best Gems for Protection Paladins

You should use Leviathan's Eye of Strength Icon Leviathan's Eye of Strength in one socket, and Quick Sand Spinel Icon Quick Sand Spinel (or the cheaper Quick Owlseye Icon Quick Owlseye) in all other sockets.


Best Enchants for Protection Paladins

Slot Enchantment

Consumables for Protection Paladins


Best Flasks and Potions for Protection

Greater Flask of the Undertow Icon Greater Flask of the Undertow should be used in most situations. If you need a bit of extra health during progression, Greater Flask of the Vast Horizon Icon Greater Flask of the Vast Horizon should be used.

When in combat, you have several options for which in-combat potion to use.

While Potion of Focused Resolve Icon Potion of Focused Resolve and Superior Battle Potion of Strength Icon Superior Battle Potion of Strength provide both some offensive value as well as defensive value, Potion of Unbridled Fury Icon Potion of Unbridled Fury simply deals more damage. Potion of Focused Resolve will increase the critical strike chance against single-target, thus empowering your Judgment Icon Judgments to give you slightly more Shield of the Righteous Icon Shield of the Righteous uptime. And Superior Battle Potion of Strength will give you more Strength which makes Shield of the Righteous provide more armor.

You should use Abyssal Healing Potion Icon Abyssal 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. Abyssal Healing Potion, however, provides more healing than Healthstone, as it only restores 25% of your health.


Best Food for Protection

You should eat Famine Evaluator And Snack Table Icon Famine Evaluator And Snack Table for the buff to your Strength.

Baked Port Tato Icon Baked Port Tato is your Haste food buff of choice should a feast not be available.


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.



  • 14 Jul. 2019: Added new combat potion alternatives.
  • 07 Jul. 2019: Added Leviathan's Eye gem to recommendations.
  • 26 Jun. 2019: New gems, enchants, potions, and flask have been added for Patch 8.2.
  • 15 Apr. 2019: This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 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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