Protection Paladin

Prot Pallys are not the most popular spec in PVP, but they can serve a team well in BGs. If you want a flag held or a point protected the Protection Paladin can get the job done.

Most Popular Talents:

  • Long Arm of the Law
  • Burden of Guilt
  • Sacred Shield
  • Clemency
  • Holy Avenger
  • Light’s Hammer

Stat Priority

Melee Hit (3%) > Expertise (3%) > Strength > Haste > Mastery > Crit

Like other Paladin specs Melee Hit and Expertise are of serious importance. Get your 3% in these before thinking about anything else. Once you have it strength is the big one.

Major Glyphs

Glyph of Blessed Life
Glyph of Dazing Shield
Glyph of Final Wrath

Minor Glyphs

Glyph of Righteous Retreat
Glyph of the Falling Avenger


Weapon: Enchant Weapon – Dancing Steel
Shield: Enchant Shield – Greater Parry
Legs: Angerhide Leg Armor
Boots: Enchant Boots – Pandaren’s Step
Shoulders: Greater Tiger Fang Inscription
Cloak: Enchant Cloak – Accuracy
Chest: Enchant Chest – Superior Stamina
Bracers: Enchant Bracer – Exceptional Strength
Gloves: Enchant Gloves – Super Strength
Belt: Living Steel Belt Buckle


Red: Sovereign Imperial Amethyst
Yellow: Quick Sun’s Radiance, Forceful Wild Jade
Blue: Solid River’s Heart, Forceful Wild Jade
Prismatic: Solid River’s Heart, Quick Sun’s Radiance
Meta: Reverberating Primal Diamond


Blacksmithing and Engineering are the preferred professions for Protection Paladins.

The perks you will use with the above professions are:

Protection Paladin in Action

About This Build

Watch the video above to see duels, BGs and more from the prot pally perspective. There is power in the prot, learn how to use it!

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