Protection Paladin Tank Gems, Enchants, and Consumables — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3

Last updated on Jan 14, 2020 at 03:00 by Treckie 41 comments

If you were looking for WoW Classic content, please refer to our Classic Protection Paladin Tank enchants and consumables.


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 could be used.

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

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. Healthstone restores 25% of your health while Abyssal Healing Potion always restores 141k health, the amount they heal should be fairly close with decent gear but with full raid gear Healthstone will be superior per use.


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.

Starting in patch 8.3 you can also use the re-usable Lightning-Forged Augment Rune Icon Lightning-Forged Augment Rune to increase your primary stat by an equal amount.



  • 14 Jan. 2020: Added Force Multiplier and the Lightning-Forged Augment Rune from 8.3.
  • 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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