Protection Paladin Overview
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Rotation & Abilities
Macros & Addons
All of the original 3/3 traits can be expanded to 4/4.
Increases Parry chance by 1%.
Ardent Defender grants an absorb shield for 12% of maximum health when it fades.
Your Judgment grants you Blessed Stalwart, increasing the damage and damage reduction of your next Shield of the Righteous by 25%.
Equip: When an enemy is within 8 yards of you, you heal for 2% of your maximum health every 3 sec. When no enemies are within 8 yards of you, your movement speed is increased by 15%.
Equip: Avenger's Shield
deals 20% increased damage
and jumps to 2 additional targets.
What makes Protection Paladin Special
Legion Tanking Overview
: A classic holy warrior who combines light magic and a shield to defend themselves and allies. A protection paladin excels at timing their defenses precisely, weaving in intricate rotation of spells to protect themselves and allies.
: Protection paladin resources are unique in that while they have mana, it isn’t important for their primary spells. Instead, most of their abilities are cooldown limited, like
, and some of those cooldowns are reduced by other abilities, like
, which is a short-lasting but powerful damage reduction tool.
, which is a heal on a moderate cooldown that recovers more health the lower your current health is.
to pick up adds, repeat on cooldown.
on cooldown. Fill empty spots in your rotation with
, a very fast sprint on a moderate cooldown (where you ride a horse).
, a powerful damage reduction ability.
, a moderate damage reduction cooldown combined with a life-saving element.
, a very strong healing ability with an exceptionally long cooldown.
, a shield created by the titanic watcher revered by all paladins, Tyr. Paired with the sword Oathseeker. Allows the wielder to see through lies and glamours.
: Strength plate
: Excellent group utility, like blessings, provide unique benefits such as damage reduction or snare removal to your party members. Protection paladins also have very strong healing abilities and talent choices to help keep themselves and their party alive.
The following races can play a Paladin: Blood Elf, Draenei, Dwarf, Human, Tauren.
Paladin can use Shields, Polearms, 1H/2H Axes, Swords, and Maces.
Iconic Protection Paladin abilities:
: Increases damage reduction from Shield of the Righteous by 4%, and increases your chance to block melee attacks by 8%. Also increases your attack power by 8%.
Not sure what race to play? Below is a breakdown of each race for this spec among players with updated
. Data is updated once per week.
Paladins have special mounts--
from the Argent Tournament, and two mounts for each race (
for Blood Elves, and
for Dwarves and Humans).
They can equip the legendaries
Horde paladins can also get
. Sold by
in Light's Hope.
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