Protection Paladin Tank Gems, Enchants, and Consumables — Shadowlands 9.1
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 9.1.
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
Domination Shards for Protection Paladin
Information about Domination Shards can be found on our Gear page:
Best Enchants for Protection Paladins
Consumables for Protection Paladins
Best Flasks, Oils, and Potions for Protection
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 on your weapon to enhance the power of them.
- Potion of Phantom Fire should be used when potting for damage.
- Potion of Empowered Exorcisms should be used in Mythic+ where you can reliably tank multiple targets for its full duration.
- Potion of Spectral Strength can be used as a general purpose potion.
Best Food for Protection
Use Tenebrous Crown Roast Aspic as your Haste food buff of choice.
Best Armor Kit for Protection
Use 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 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.
- 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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