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Protection Paladin Tank Beginner's Guide - Battle for Azeroth 8.3
2020/01/13 at 10:49 PM
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Looking to start playing a Prot Paladin in World of Warcraft and just want simple advice? Look no further! In this guide, we will cover everything you need to start easily playing a Prot Paladin in , without all the fuss of detailed guides Whether you're new to the spec, a casual achievement hunter, or a returning player looking to refamiliarize yourself with Prot in Battle for Azeroth, these easy guidelines, covering simple and effective talents, rotation, and gear setup, will get you into the action as easily as possible.
Please keep in mind that this page is meant to get beginner players started quickly, and does not contain much in the way of detailed explanations, mechanics, competitive options, gearing, simulation comparisons, or nuance. For more in-depth information, including all those optimizations and more, check out the complete Prot Paladin Guide pages linked in the navigation on the left-hand side of the page.
If you need help leveling to 120 in Battle for Azeroth, check out our
Rotation, Priority, and Abilities
NEW Ny'alotha Tips
Macros & Addons
About the Author
This guide is written by Liminara, a Protection Paladin theorycrafter, and a moderator in
Hammer of Wrath Paladin discord
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This Protection Paladin build is well rounded and suited for all types of content, without focusing on any one thing in particular. For a deeper look at each talent and more specialized builds for specific activities, see the
Prot Paladin Talent Guide
This general Protection Paladin priority uses the talents above for maximum survivability. More optimized rotations and notes on on cooldown use can be found in the
Prot Paladin Rotation Guide
(only if it's not up)
Hammer of the Righteous
Protection Paladins prioritize Strength through Item Level, followed by Haste. Find out more about how stats work in the
, or get an overview of gear to look for from dungeons and raids in the
Protection Paladin Gear Guide
Only two gear slots can be enchanted by all players in Battle for Azeroth: weapons and rings. There are also glove enchants which can assist with professions, Enchanter-only bracer enchants which modify hearthstone use, and Tailor-only cloak enchants which reduce threat slightly.
Enchant Weapon - Force Multiplier
Enchant Ring - Accord of Haste
Quick Sand Spinel
Baked Port Tato
Famine Evaluator And Snack Table
Potion of Unbridled Fury
Superior Battle Potion of Strength
for less than 3 targets, and
Potion of Empowered Proximity
for 4 or more enemies.
Greater Flask of the Undertow
Here are some pre-raid Azerite pieces to aim for. While gearing up, you'll typically want to use the highest item level azerite pieces you can get, rather than chasing specific bonuses, until your gear stabilizes. A full list of traits and their uses in different situations can be found in the
Harpooner's Plate Cuirass
Siege of Boralus
Top-Tier Major Essences
Pearl of Perspicuous Intentions
Memory of Lucid Dreams
) Versatile in it's uses, as it can be used as an additional defensive or offensive cooldown.
Vision of Perfection
) Another versatile essence that has good synergy with talents, but also more RNG based.
Charged Scale of the Blue Aspect
) Pure single target DPS essence, currently strong in tuning, but weak in other settings.
Dazzling Azerite Formation
Azeroth's Undying Gift
) Very strong defensive essence.
Rib-Bone Choker of Dominance
) Very solid Mythic+ essence that works well on ST and AoE.
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Our Prot Paladin guides are always updated with the latest information from in-game experience, simulations, and logs; make sure to check our changelog to this page, by clicking on
at the top of the page. If you are interested in more in-depth Prot Paladin guides for Visions of N'zoth, Battle for Azeroth's third and final content patch, make sure to browse the
below, and our list of
just beneath the
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