Protection Paladin Tank The Eternal Palace Raid Guide — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.2

Last updated on Jul 13, 2019 at 13:59 by Treckie 35 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Protection Paladin for each boss of the following raid: The Eternal Palace. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.2.

1. The Eternal Palace Boss Tips for Protection Paladins

This page will focus on how to best prepare as a Protection Paladin for The The Eternal Palace encounters, rather than a general guide for the instance. These guides and their talent recommendations are purely for progression kills, allowing you to increase your chances of killing the bosses. Once you have killed a boss and are more familiar with the fight and feel comfortable with it, you may very well wish to change talents in order to do more damage.

Keep in mind this page is based on PTR testing alone and may not perfectly reflect the exact encounter released on live, as changes to the encounters are very common. Frequent updates during the first Heroic week, as well as upcoming Mythic weeks will complete the encounter information. Mythic tips and tricks will be added once the fights have been defeated.

Minor Essences such as Strife Icon Strife, Sphere of Suppression Icon Sphere of Suppression, and Lifeblood Icon Lifeblood, which give more or less passive Versatility, Haste, Strength are always viable options should no encounter specific abilities play much of a role with other Essences.

2. Talent Cheatsheet

Abyssal Commander Sivara Blackwater Behemoth Radiance of Azshara Lady Ashvane Orgozoa The Queen's Court Za'qul, Harbinger of Ny'alotha Queen Azshara

We advise to use the following talents on Abyssal Commander Sivara.

We advise to use the following essences on Abyssal Commander Sivara.

We advise to use the following talents on Blackwater Behemoth.

We advise to use the following essences on Blackwater Behemoth.

We advise to use the following talents on Radiance of Azshara.

We advise to use the following essences on Radiance of Azshara.

We advise to use the following talents on Lady Ashvane.

We advise to use the following essences on Lady Ashvane.

We advise to use the following talents on Orgozoa.

We advise to use the following essences on Orgozoa.

We advise to use the following talents on The Queen's Court.

We advise to use the following essences on The Queen's Court.

We advise to use the following talents on Za'qul, Harbinger of Ny'alotha.

We advise to use the following essences on Za'qul, Harbinger of Ny'alotha.

We advise to use the following talents on Queen Azshara.

We advise to use the following essences on Queen Azshara.

3. Abyssal Commander Sivara

We advise you to use the following talents against Abyssal Commander Sivara.

We advise you to use the following essences against Abyssal Commander Sivara.

3.1. Tips

Make sure to try to stand still if you have Toxic Brand Icon Toxic Brand, or constantly move around on the spot should you have Frost Mark Icon Frost Mark. Every time you tank swap to drop your debuff (Rimefrost Icon Rimefrost/Septic Taint Icon Septic Taint), take care for when the duration expires, as it will create a pool on the ground, with its size depending on how many stacks you had.

The damage from Crushing Reverberation Icon Crushing Reverberation is split between all targets within 5 yards. This damage should be rather manageable while Shield of the Righteous Icon Shield of the Righteous is active.

For more information, please refer to our Abyssal Commander Sivara strategy guide.

4. Blackwater Behemoth

We advise you to use the following talents against Blackwater Behemoth.

We advise you to use the following essences against Blackwater Behemoth.

4.1. Tips

Avoid picking up Bioluminescence Icon Bioluminescence from the cloud, as tanks will be able to be healed again due to the Radiant Biomass Icon Radiant Biomass debuff the boss applies and refreshes on you every time he hits. By swapping shortly after the debuff has faded, you will also naturally reset his Feeding Frenzy Icon Feeding Frenzy, which would otherwise force him to hit very quickly.

Note that Divine Steed Icon Divine Steed does not work on this fight as you are swimming. Should you find yourself wanting Blessing of Protection Icon Blessing of Protection to immune Gaze from Below Icon Gaze from Below, you can safely pick Retribution Aura Icon Retribution Aura. Blessing of Spellwarding Icon Blessing of Spellwarding is also useful because it makes you immune to the damage over time effect when tanking. You can also throw Blessing of Spellwarding on another player who find themselves unable to be healed but may be on very low health.

For more information, please refer to our Blackwater Behemoth strategy guide.

5. Radiance of Azshara

We advise you to use the following talents against Radiance of Azshara.

We advise you to use the following essences against Radiance of Azshara.

5.1. Tips

You are safe to taunt during the Tide Fist Icon Tide Fist cast. The boss frequently knocks the tanks back, so you will not have to tank for very long at a time. Make sure to always have 3 charges of Shield of the Righteous Icon Shield of the Righteous saved up for when you start tanking.

Paladins are great at making sure the Stormwraiths are permanently interrupted from casting Focus Power Icon Focus Power.

For more information, please refer to our Radiance of Azshara strategy guide.

6. Lady Ashvane

We advise you to use the following talents against Lady Ashvane.

We advise you to use the following essences against Lady Ashvane.

6.1. Tips

While tanking, make sure to keep Shield of the Righteous Icon Shield of the Righteous active against Barnacle Bash Icon Barnacle Bash. Tanks can and will be the target of several abilities on this encounter, meaning that you may sometimes have to take an extra stack at times. We have plenty of cooldowns and even very effective immunities, like Blessing of Protection Icon Blessing of Protection and Divine Shield Icon Divine Shield to survive those big hits.

For more information, please refer to our Lady Ashvane strategy guide.

7. Orgozoa

We advise you to use the following talents against Orgozoa.

We advise you to use the following essences against Orgozoa.

7.1. Tips

As the boss damage will be incredibly high before you have obtained a couple of Desensitizing Sting Icon Desensitizing Sting debuffs, you will need to start tanking with heavy cooldowns active right away. Shield of the Righteous Icon Shield of the Righteous is not enough alone at the start and you will likely have to use cooldowns like Ardent Defender Icon Ardent Defender or Guardian of Ancient Kings Icon Guardian of Ancient Kings.

You are able to soak the pools on the ground in Phase 1 with Divine Shield Icon Divine Shield, as well as Blessing of Spellwarding Icon Blessing of Spellwarding, to completely avoid taking damage from them.

For more information, please refer to our Orgozoa strategy guide.

8. The Queen's Court

We advise you to use the following talents against The Queen's Court.

We advise you to use the following essences against The Queen's Court.

8.1. Tips

You can use Blessing of Spellwarding Icon Blessing of Spellwarding against the last tick of Deferred Sentence Icon Deferred Sentence should you want to stay still, or if you have not moved enough before it is about to expire. It can also be used to help another player solo soak the Frenetic Charge Icon Frenetic Charge from Silivaz the Zealous.

You are able to use abilities such as Shield of the Righteous Icon Shield of the Righteous and Rebuke Icon Rebuke during Repeat Performance Icon Repeat Performance should you want to cast 2x Judgment Icon Judgment or Hammer of the Righteous Icon Hammer of the Righteous/Blessed Hammer Icon Blessed Hammer.

For more information, please refer to our The Queen's Court strategy guide.

9. Za'qul, Harbinger of Ny'alotha

We advise you to use the following talents against Za'qul, Harbinger of Ny'alotha.

We advise you to use the following essences against Za'qul, Harbinger of Ny'alotha.

9.1. Tips

When main-tanking, make sure to try to take as little damage as possible to make life easier for your co-tank.

If you should be off-tanking, you are able to use Blessing of Spellwarding Icon Blessing of Spellwarding to avoid taking any damage from your co-tank through Mind Tether Icon Mind Tether.

For more information, please refer to our Za'qul, Harbinger of Ny'alotha strategy guide.

10. Queen Azshara

We advise you to use the following talents against Queen Azshara.

We advise you to use the following essences against Queen Azshara.

10.1. Tips

Prepare to be mainly taking Physical damage when tanking Overzealous Hulk, while mostly Physical with a lot of Magic burst when tankingAethanel.

Tanking Azshara herself will involve taking a fair amount of Arcane damage regularly, most of which you can avoid with Blessing of Spellwarding Icon Blessing of Spellwarding, including Arcane Detonation Icon Arcane Detonation.

More to come.

For more information, please refer to our Queen Azshara strategy guide.

11. Changelog

  • 13 Jul. 2019: Updated Za'qul Main tank and Off tank Essence recommendations.
  • 12 Jul. 2019: Updated Essence recommendations.
  • 09 Jul. 2019: Added Eternal Palace advice for Protection Paladins.
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