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Protection Paladin Tank NetherLight Crucible Relic Paths (Legion 7.3.5)

Last updated on Sep 12, 2017 at 15:59 by Vlad 186 comments

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General Information

This page will help you choose the right paths on your Netherlight Crucible as a a Protection Paladins. It is updated for World of Warcraft Legion 7.3.5. For more information, please read our Guide to the Netherlight Crucible.

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, one of the best Protection Paladins in the world, who raids in Prime. You can watch his stream on Twitch and you can follow him on Twitter.

1. General Optimization Advice

Netherlight Crucible

Optimizing through the Netherlight Crucible is straightforward; you are offered 2 initial paths, Shadow and Holy, and you should determine your path contingent on the following suggestions.

Defensively, you should mostly use the highest item level relic you have and simply make the best of the traits it provides you with. The exception to this is  Icon Unflinching Defense, which is a trait you should try to get in all 3 of your relics, if at all possible. If you can combine this trait with  Icon Bastion of Truth or  Icon Resolve of Truth, then that is a very solid defensive relic.

Offensively, you can sacrifice item levels to make sure all 3 relics have both  Icon Consecration in Flame and  Icon Hammer Time.

2. Tier 2 Upgrade Priority

As stated above, you should choose your relics based on their trait or on their tier 3 trait, and then simply choose the best path through tier 2 based on this priority.

  1. Best: Light Speed Icon Light Speed, Master of Shadows Icon Master of Shadows, and Murderous Intent Icon Murderous Intent.
  2. Good: Refractive Shell Icon Refractive Shell, Chaotic Darkness Icon Chaotic Darkness, Shadowbind Icon Shadowbind, Infusion of Light Icon Infusion of Light, and Secure in the Light Icon Secure in the Light.
  3. Bad: Light's Embrace Icon Light's Embrace, Shocklight Icon Shocklight, Torment the Weak Icon Torment the Weak, and Dark Sorrows Icon Dark Sorrows.

3. Tier 3 Upgrade Priority

The Tier 3 upgrades priority has been discussed at the top of this page.

4. ChangeLog

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  • 12 Sep. 2017: Added Netherlight Crucible page for Protection Paladin.
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