Protection Paladin Torghast Guide and Best Anima Powers — Dragonflight 10.2.5

Last updated on Jan 15, 2024 at 15:00 by Panthea 55 comments
General Information

On this page, we tell you all you need to know to prepare your Protection Paladin before entering Torghast and then how to pick up the right Anima Powers once you are inside!


Torghast as a Protection Paladin

This page will guide you on how to get the most out of your Protection Paladin in Torghast, Tower of the Damned. For more information about Torghast, check out our dedicated pages below.


Best Protection Paladin Setup for Torghast


Best Protection Paladin Anima Powers

Throughout Torghast, you will acquire Anima Powers. These will be multiple choice windows and each of these will increase your power in Torghast in some capacity. Some choices however will be better than others for your current situation within Torghast. Below is a ranked tier list to help you get the most out of your Anima Powers. This Tier List assumes that the powers are the same level.

It should be noted that a lot of these choices can come down to personal playstyle and preference and you should choose what is best for you personally.

Torghast is meant to be flexible and fun, this is just a rough guideline so do not feel like you NEED to use these recommendations or you won't be able to complete your run, try things out and see how they go for you for the best results. For a complete list of Anima Powers for Paladin, please use the buttons below.


Great Anima Powers for Protection Paladin

  • Ancient Writ of Order Icon Ancient Writ of Order
  • Badge of the Mad Paragon Icon Badge of the Mad Paragon
  • Blood Beacon Icon Blood Beacon (very powerful when stacked)
  • Faintly Glowing Ember Icon Faintly Glowing Ember
  • Gavel of True Judgment Icon Gavel of True Judgment (works on bosses)
  • Golden Plume Icon Golden Plume
  • Pendrake's Visor Icon Pendrake's Visor
  • Ring of Unburdening Icon Ring of Unburdening
  • Shattered Gauntlet Icon Shattered Gauntlet
  • Shard of Milkglass Icon Shard of Milkglass (value goes down in group play)
  • Small Smooth Spike Icon Small Smooth Spike
  • Soulforged Censer Icon Soulforged Censer
  • Words of Incomprehensible Glory Icon Words of Incomprehensible Glory
  • Highlord's Cypher Icon Highlord's Cypher (allows you to have Holy Shield Icon Holy Shield and Blessed Hammer Icon Blessed Hammer)
  • Highlord's Gift Icon Highlord's Gift (allows you to have Soaring Shield Icon Soaring Shield and Crusader's Judgment Icon Crusader's Judgment)
  • Highlord's Legacy Icon Highlord's Legacy (allows you to have Divine Purpose Icon Divine Purpose and Holy Avenger Icon Holy Avenger)
  • Highlord's Ultimatum Icon Highlord's Ultimatum (allows you to have Sanctified Wrath Icon Sanctified Wrath and Righteous Protector Icon Righteous Protector)

Good Anima Powers for Protection Paladin

  • Coldheart Plume Icon Coldheart Plume
  • Mark of Conk-quest Icon Mark of Conk-quest
  • Of Dusk and Dawn Icon Of Dusk and Dawn
  • Soulsteel Hasp Icon Soulsteel Hasp (value goes up on higher floors)
  • Soul-Touched Spurs Icon Soul-Touched Spurs
  • Soul-Touched Reins Icon Soul-Touched Reins
  • Theory of Justice Icon Theory of Justice
  • Vestige of Hope Icon Vestige of Hope
  • Winged Medallion Icon Winged Medallion (value goes up if you clear floors fast)
  • Highlord's Invocation Icon Highlord's Invocation (Allows you to have Unbreakable Spirit Icon Unbreakable Spirit and Blessing of Spellwarding Icon Blessing of Spellwarding)
  • Highlord's Lesson Icon Highlord's Lesson (allows you to have Fist of Justice Icon Fist of Justice and Repentance Icon Repentance or Blinding Light Icon Blinding Light)

Average Anima Powers for Protection Paladin

  • Defiled Prayer Beads Icon Defiled Prayer Beads (is more powerful if you are Night Fae)
  • Pendrake's Locket Icon Pendrake's Locket (value goes up in group play)
  • Pendrake's Shattered Aegis Icon Pendrake's Shattered Aegis (value goes up in group play)
  • Pendrake's Brooch Icon Pendrake's Brooch (value goes up in group play)
  • Radiant Essence Icon Radiant Essence
  • Thread of Beads Icon Thread of Beads
  • Highlord's Mythos Icon Highlord's Mythos (allows you to have Hand of the Protector Icon Hand of the Protector and Consecrated Ground Icon Consecrated Ground or Judgment of Light Icon Judgment of Light - only has value in group play)

If an Anima Power is not in the Tier List above, it is either because we have been unable to test it or find information about its tuning. It will be populated over time as we learn more about them.


Phantasma Anima Powers for Protection Paladin

Occasionally you will be offered the ability to get Phantasma Icon Phantasma instead of an Anima Power, or increases to your Phantasma generation. It is hard to evaluate the Anima Powers you can purchase with Phantasma, but they are generally better than the "Average" Anima powers.


Protection Paladin Playstyle for Torghast

Protection Paladin is quite strong for Torghast, in either group or solo content you will comfortably be able to progress through the tower with very few limiting factors. Your playstyle will not differ much from normal Mythic+/Raid in Torghast.

  • Use Line of Sight to your advantage. This can be incredibly handy if there are multiple caster mobs that you wish to stack up and cleave together.
  • Use Avenger's Shield Icon Avenger's Shield, Rebuke Icon Rebuke, Blinding Light Icon Blinding Light, and Hammer of Justice Icon Hammer of Justice to actively to interrupt/disrupt dangerous monsters.
  • Use the perks you pick up on the way as they are incredibly valuable.

Covenant-specific Information for Protection Paladin in Torghast



  • You can use Door of Shadows Icon Door of Shadows to cross gaps, get on top of terrain, skip dangerous mobs etc.
  • Ashen Hallow Icon Ashen Hallow is great to use on more dangerous foes to dispatch them faster. Make use of the bonus damage to Hammer of Wrath Icon Hammer of Wrath!

There are also Venthyr-specific Anima Powers ranked from best to worst.

  • Hallowed Silverglass Icon Hallowed Silverglass — Triggers the damage/healing effect when you use Hammer of Justice Icon Hammer of Justice or Judgment Icon Judgment.
  • Hallowed Candle Icon Hallowed Candle — Makes Ashen Hallow Icon Ashen Hallow even more powerful when there are fewer targets (boss floors).
  • Undead Bone Ash Icon Undead Bone Ash — Cooldown reduction on Ashen Hallow Icon Ashen Hallow when you use Hammer of Wrath Icon Hammer of Wrath.


  • Summon your Summon Steward Icon Summon Steward often to get Phial of Serenity Icon Phial of Serenity.
  • Your Summon Steward Icon Summon Steward can also be used to change your talents mid-floor.
  • Divine Toll Icon Divine Toll will interrupt all mobs hit!

There are also Kyrian-specific Anima Powers ranked from best to worst.

  • Belt of the Mawsworn Avenger Icon Belt of the Mawsworn AvengerDivine Toll Icon Divine Toll is cast at the start and end of Avenging Wrath Icon Avenging Wrath. A must have power when available.
  • Ember of the Carillon Icon Ember of the Carillon — Reduces the cooldown of Divine Toll Icon Divine Toll by 10 seconds.
  • Big Clapper Icon Big Clapper — Stuns every enemy within 30 yards for 3 seconds when you cast Divine Toll Icon Divine Toll.

Night Fae

  • Make good use of your Soulshape Icon Soulshape to move around Torghast.
  • Remember to keep your Blessing of the Seasons Icon Blessing of the Seasons buff going between packs.

There are also Night Fae-specific Anima Powers ranked from best to worst.

  • Pristine Fallen Leaf Icon Pristine Fallen Leaf — Increases the duration of Blessing of Autumn Icon Blessing of Autumn by 100%.
  • Dried Fire Flower Icon Dried Fire Flower — Increases the damage from Blessing of Summer Icon Blessing of Summer by 100%.
  • Calibrated Sextant Icon Calibrated Sextant — When you use Blessing of the Seasons Icon Blessing of the Seasons you gain 300 of a secondary stat. Summer = Crit. Autumn = Haste. Winter = Versatility. Spring = Mastery.


  • Take some time between packs of enemies to use Fleshcraft Icon Fleshcraft.
  • Aim to keep your Shining Light Icon Shining Light buff active between packs to have more free casts of Word of Glory Icon Word of Glory to trigger the benefits of Vanquisher's Hammer Icon Vanquisher's Hammer.

There are also Necrolord-specific Anima Powers ranked from best to worst.

  • Tome of the Vanquished Icon Tome of the Vanquished — Triggers an additional Shield of the Righteous Icon Shield of the Righteous when you make use of the Vanquisher's Hammer Icon Vanquisher's Hammer buff.
  • Darkened Ember Icon Darkened EmberVanquisher's Hammer Icon Vanquisher's Hammer will now generate 2 Holy Power.
  • Worn Leather Strap Icon Worn Leather Strap — 3 second cooldown reduction to Vanquisher's Hammer Icon Vanquisher's Hammer.


  • 24 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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