TBC Classic Protection Paladin Guide

Introduction

    Unlike during Classic WoW, Protection Paladins really come to life during The Burning Crusade. They can be just as powerful as Protection Warriors, if not more in certain situations. They specialize in AoE tanking.

TBC Protection Paladin Rotation

Single Target

  1. Maintain
    Righteous Fury
    .
  2. Maintain your assigned aura.
  3. Maintain your assigned blessing.
  4. Use
    Seal of Righteousness
    and
    Judgement
    on pull for extra threat.
  5. Maintain
    Seal of Vengeance
    , you can also use
    Seal of Wisdom
    to restore mana.
  6. If no on else has applied
    Seal of the Crusader
    's
    Judgement
    debuff, apply it yourself after reaching 5 stacks of
    Seal of Vengeance
    .
  7. Use
    Avenging Wrath
    .
  8. Maintain
    Holy Shield
    .
  9. Maintain
    Consecration
    .
  10. Use
    Avenger's Shield
    .
  11. Use
    Judgement
    .
  12. Use
    Hammer of Wrath
    .
  13. Use
    Exorcism
    if the target is Undead or Demon.

AoE

  1. Same as single target.
  2. Can use
    Divine Shield
    to help pull large AoE pulls as long as no one does anything before you damage them.

TBC Protection Paladin Talents

Standard Build

0
Holy
0
Protection
0
Retribution

Threat Build

This build is excellent for generating threat when you do not have a Retribution Paladin with
Sanctity Aura
in your group.
0
Holy
0
Protection
0
Retribution

TBC Protection Paladin Best Consumables

Flasks and Elixirs

    Best:
  • Flask of Blinding Light
    Alternatives:
  • Adept's Elixir
    ,
  • Elixir of Major Fortitude

Food

    Best:
  • Fisherman's Feast
    ,
  • Spicy Crawdad
    Alternatives:
  • Blackened Basilisk
    ,
  • Crunchy Serpent
    ,
  • Poached Bluefish

Potions

    Best:
  • Super Mana Potion
    Alternatives:
  • Ironshield Potion

Weapon Buffs

    Best:
  • Superior Wizard Oil
    Alternatives:
  • Brilliant Wizard Oil

Miscellaneous

    Best:
  • Nightmare Seed
    ,
  • Greater Ward of Shielding
    ,
  • Scroll of Strength V
    ,
  • Scroll of Agility V
    ,
  • Scroll of Protection V
    ,
  • Dark Rune
    or
    Demonic Rune

TBC Protection Paladin Best Races

Alliance

  1. Human:
    Sword Specialization
    and
    Mace Specialization
  2. Dwarf:
    Stoneform
  3. Draenei:
    Heroic Presence
    and
    Gift of the Naaru

TBC Protection Paladin Best Professions

  1. Enchanting: Provides 24 Spell Power with
    Ring - Spellpower
    .
  2. Engineering:
    Goblin Rocket Launcher
    are your bis trinkets until Tier 6.
  3. Jewelcrafting: Provides three unique gems for 18 Stamina, 12 Defense, and 14 Spell Damage.
  4. Leatherworking: Provides 80 haste for 30 seconds with
    Drums of Battle
    and 60 attack power for 30 seconds with
    Drums of War
    .

TBC Protection Paladin Aldor or Scryer

    We recommend going Aldor as a Protection Paladin in TBC Classic. The Aldor shoulder enchant,
    Greater Inscription of Warding
    , is better than the Scryer
    Greater Inscription of the Knight
    in the long term when you reach the defense cap more easily. Scryer has the advantage of providing a great early game ring, the
    Seer's Signet
    .